Odysseus is a very thematic game where you take on the role of gods trying to influence where Odysseus' travels take him. It has a great feeling of trying to influence the affairs of man to fulfill your own hidden agenda. I always like secret goals, and in Odysseus this is an integral part of the game.
God's playing games with the fate of men is always a great theme - and Odysseus uses it very effectively. The game is fairly simple and easy to get into, but powers of the various gods gives it a lot of variability and provides a nice array of choice for the players. I'd recommend Odysseus to those who like theme in their games and don't appreciate a lot of fiddly rules or pieces to get that.