I'm only about ten hours in, but every second I've spent with this game has been an absolute joy. It takes all the stuff I loved about Origins, the movement, sense of discover,y beauty, and refines it into a gory, gorgeous adventure game. They've found the sweet spot for the RPG elements, stepping back from the overwhelming Odyssey but still giving you meaningful progression to work towards.
So far for me its the map and traversal that really stands out, these colored dots point you towards the main points of interest without spoiling or telegraphing what they'll exactly be, but on my way to investigate a golden dot I have found a crack in the side of a mountain hiding a room with a single chest, skeletons, and some artwork, with nothing on the map to indicate there was anything worth seeing, giving you a reason to actually look around and explore, something even Origins failed at. They've crammed this world with discovery rather than question marks to check off a list and it feels great. Anyone out there that really enjoyed Origins but couldn't get into Odyssey is in for a real treat!