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Re: Assassin's Creed franchise
« Reply #160 on: May 23, 2011, 10:02:28 PM »
There is a brief recap at the beginning, if I recall correctly, but you're honestly really better off starting with Assassin's Creed II.  Brotherhood picks up IMMEDIATELY where AC2 leaves off, and really--AC2 is the better game, at least story-wise.  Go ahead and skip AC1, but AC2 is a must-play.  I'd shelve Brotherhood and pick up AC2, then play both back to back.  AC2 should be cheap to buy at this point, anyway.

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Re: Assassin's Creed franchise
« Reply #161 on: May 25, 2011, 01:47:45 AM »
I would agree that playing Assassin's Creed 1 would be unnecessary from here on out, unless Ubisoft intends to try and bring some sort of a connection between AC1 and Revelations. Even so, the entire game is a bit of a grind just to get an ounce of story out of it. But the ounce of story that you receive (Desmond's experience mostly) is somewhat crucial, I think. Still, you're not missing on much if you skip it. The Assassin's Creed 2 trilogy is where it's at.
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Re: Assassin's Creed franchise
« Reply #162 on: May 25, 2011, 12:21:04 PM »
Just Finished Bortherhood. WOW. This is the best story in a video game i've seen in a long time.  Not too mention they did an amazing job recreating rome (and i was just there in january). WOW

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Re: Assassin's Creed franchise
« Reply #163 on: May 25, 2011, 02:50:23 PM »
Does anyone know if the platinum hits Xbox version of AC2 contains all the DLC?
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Re: Assassin's Creed franchise
« Reply #164 on: May 25, 2011, 03:13:49 PM »
AC1 Deluxe Edition (that's the PC version), is a bit better than the console version. It did add a few more side stories, and better optional quest system... Still its more simplistic than AC2!

I think AC1 might be important to understand the connections made in Revelations (as its a return to Altair's homeland, and discovery of the secrets he left behind)... AC1 also kinda helps to understand that flashback scene in AC2 with Altair (actually PSP Assasin's Creed is tied into that cutscene as well). It also sets the background for Desmond and the game's villain quite a bit.

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Just Finished Bortherhood. WOW. This is the best story in a video game i've seen in a long time.  Not too mention they did an amazing job recreating rome (and i was just there in january). WOW

I felt the same way, when I went to Venice just after AC2. It even helped navigating the city streets somewhat! Although some of the roads found in AC2 aren't there in the present. Just heads to a dead end wall or building now! Don't know how accurate it was to 1400's Venice though! Maybe those paths were open then?
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Re: Assassin's Creed franchise
« Reply #165 on: June 06, 2011, 11:18:59 PM »
I saw the trailer and gameplay on e3.  Looking awesome, I'm assuming they updated the graphics. Anyone else see it?

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Re: Assassin's Creed franchise
« Reply #166 on: June 07, 2011, 12:32:44 AM »
I saw it. Animations look amazing. That's all I can say right now. No real gameplay footage so far..

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Re: Assassin's Creed franchise
« Reply #167 on: June 09, 2011, 12:21:46 PM »
There's some gameplay that was shown at E3 as well, viewable here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kh0nRRFLJ5k  Looks great.
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Re: Assassin's Creed franchise
« Reply #168 on: June 09, 2011, 06:20:30 PM »
Looks great, too bad I'll have to wait for the pc version.
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Re: Assassin's Creed franchise
« Reply #169 on: June 10, 2011, 04:24:04 AM »
Looks great, too bad I'll have to wait for the pc version.

I thought they said that the PC version would be released simultaneously with the console versions, no?
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Re: Assassin's Creed franchise
« Reply #170 on: June 10, 2011, 08:44:35 AM »
Well I can only hope, but if their previous track record is any indication the PC version will get delayed again.

The one thing that interests me about this game is the look, it looks like it's combination of 1 and 2 in style! A return to medieval/middle Easter architecture. I can't wait to climb up the Hagia Sophia!
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Re: Assassin's Creed franchise
« Reply #171 on: June 10, 2011, 12:23:36 PM »
I can't wait to climb up the Hagia Sophia!

I can't wait to jump off of it.  :P
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Re: Assassin's Creed franchise
« Reply #172 on: June 10, 2011, 12:52:46 PM »
I can't wait to climb up the Hagia Sophia!

I can't wait to jump off of it.  :P

Totally this.  Figuring out how to climb these landmarks is a load of work sometimes, the leap from the top makes it all worth it.
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Re: Assassin's Creed franchise
« Reply #173 on: June 10, 2011, 02:36:50 PM »
I love it.  Amazing.

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Re: Assassin's Creed franchise
« Reply #174 on: June 18, 2011, 05:13:17 PM »
I'm going to go ahead and merge this with the other Assassin's Creed thread we got on the forums... As for Revelations, it will be the best Assassin's Creed yet. How do I know? I met one of the designers. I witnessed a live gameplay demo about 20 times. This game, quite simply, is going to be phenomenal.

EDIT: Merged and title changed to reflect the entire franchise, not one singular game. Man, I'm gonna have so much fun with Revelations; I was so tempted to run off with the demo at E3; it was literally right there in front of me. But then my conscience showed up and made me realize I should wait for the final product; no point running off with an incomplete game, right?
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Re: Assassin's Creed franchise
« Reply #175 on: June 19, 2011, 12:33:31 PM »
I'm hoping that it will be the best Assassin's Creed yet. I don't know if I can stomach another Ezio game again, so the story better be nothing short of amazing. The fact that they are trying to merge all three assassins into one big game is proof of the potential that it has.

Hey Chris, what did the demo show off? Did it show the bomb-crafting system and the hookblade?
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Re: Assassin's Creed franchise
« Reply #176 on: June 19, 2011, 03:11:41 PM »
Were there boobs in the demo?

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Re: Assassin's Creed franchise
« Reply #177 on: June 21, 2011, 10:34:26 AM »
No bomb crafting unfortunately, but the hookblade was used in full-effect. It was a hands off demo for me, so I could only watch, but it was pretty amazing. The hookblade can be used in combat really well, and it can even be used to climb boats and other structures faster (at least, that's the way it appeared to me; i may have gotten that part wrong, but we'll see).

And no, Lambonius, there were no boobs in the demo. It was actually mainly men.
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Re: Assassin's Creed franchise
« Reply #178 on: July 02, 2011, 01:04:36 AM »
Well, I finally got the Platinum Trophy on Brotherhood. Took me awhile, but it was an awesome, yet frustrating experience. I also played The Da Vinci Disappearance, and that had such a nice twist to it. Took me by surprise. Now there's nothing more to do but to wait for Revelations. I hope it ends Ezio's story with a bang. And by bang, I mean Ezio shooting a Templar in the face.  :P

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yHnTi16L18

The commentator specifically states in the beginning of the video that the mission occurs halfway through the game, but also states that Ezio is looking for the last key to open the vault. I may be reading into too much of the E3 speculation and playing a wild guessing game with no basis, but how big is this game going to be? To be honest,when I heard the story about the five seals, I was expecting a cut and dried story (a la the original Assassin's Creed). You know; find location to first seal, get first seal, find location to second seal, . . . get final seal, beat game, rinse and repeat. It seems that if my calculations are correct, getting the final seal at the halfway point would leave a huge gap for an actual plot. Oh boy, I can't wait.  :o
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Re: Assassin's Creed franchise
« Reply #179 on: July 02, 2011, 03:10:57 PM »
The nerd erection that I have for this game has officially reached the medically serious point.