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2013-03-03 12:42:53 AM  
okay, exactly why would a Captain be an assassin?
 
2013-03-03 02:38:09 AM  

pueblonative: okay, exactly why would a Captain be an assassin?


Why not?
 
2013-03-03 08:06:09 AM  

pueblonative: okay, exactly why would a Captain be an assassin?


What, would you leave the important work to some deckhand?
 
2013-03-03 08:26:16 AM  
Hmm. Looks interesting.

I'm still pissed at the ending to III.
 
2013-03-03 08:36:34 AM  
Didn't they like, just release #3 a few months ago?  Its a series I've been curious about but haven't played due to my personal embargo against Ubisoft's DRM techniques for their PC platform releases.
 
2013-03-03 08:42:30 AM  

BumpInTheNight: Didn't they like, just release #3 a few months ago?  Its a series I've been curious about but haven't played due to my personal embargo against Ubisoft's DRM techniques for their PC platform releases.


It's a good series in general, but they're definitely cranking them out a little faster than they need to..
 
2013-03-03 08:44:19 AM  

BumpInTheNight: Didn't they like, just release #3 a few months ago?  Its a series I've been curious about but haven't played due to my personal embargo against Ubisoft's DRM techniques for their PC platform releases.


At least play AC2. I enjoyed them all, despite their flaws. But 2 was just very well done. The enviornments were very immersing and it had lots to do. Plus I would imagine it's really cheap now.

And I'm looking forward to IV. ACIII was all over the place but the naval missions were fun as hell.
 
2013-03-03 08:49:09 AM  

alwaysjaded: BumpInTheNight: Didn't they like, just release #3 a few months ago?  Its a series I've been curious about but haven't played due to my personal embargo against Ubisoft's DRM techniques for their PC platform releases.

At least play AC2. I enjoyed them all, despite their flaws. But 2 was just very well done. The enviornments were very immersing and it had lots to do. Plus I would imagine it's really cheap now.

And I'm looking forward to IV. ACIII was all over the place but the naval missions were fun as hell.


It is pretty cheap right now...hrm...nah I figure if I wait just a little bit longer steam will do some sort of bundle deal with the 4th and I could snag them all in one go.  I'm seeing even the first one can be setup for triple-monitor too...that's impressive for an older title and a big lure for me.

/did that a while back with Just Cause, man what a fun little sandbox game the second one is.
 
2013-03-03 08:52:41 AM  

alwaysjaded: BumpInTheNight: Didn't they like, just release #3 a few months ago?  Its a series I've been curious about but haven't played due to my personal embargo against Ubisoft's DRM techniques for their PC platform releases.

At least play AC2. I enjoyed them all, despite their flaws. But 2 was just very well done. The enviornments were very immersing and it had lots to do. Plus I would imagine it's really cheap now.

And I'm looking forward to IV. ACIII was all over the place but the naval missions were fun as hell.


I love ACIII a lot but I'm tending to agree with you about it being all over the farking place. I lost all track of the storyline about 25% into the main story.. It went from "Wow, this is awesomely written shiat" to "I'm so farking high right now" in a blink.
 
2013-03-03 08:57:18 AM  

styckx: I love ACIII a lot but I'm tending to agree with you about it being all over the farking place.


Sad thing is, the gameplay was as good as ever. It's surprising how much less enjoyable it is when chained to a confusing story and a boring lead character.
 
2013-03-03 09:04:25 AM  

BumpInTheNight: alwaysjaded: BumpInTheNight: Didn't they like, just release #3 a few months ago?  Its a series I've been curious about but haven't played due to my personal embargo against Ubisoft's DRM techniques for their PC platform releases.

At least play AC2. I enjoyed them all, despite their flaws. But 2 was just very well done. The enviornments were very immersing and it had lots to do. Plus I would imagine it's really cheap now.

And I'm looking forward to IV. ACIII was all over the place but the naval missions were fun as hell.

It is pretty cheap right now...hrm...nah I figure if I wait just a little bit longer steam will do some sort of bundle deal with the 4th and I could snag them all in one go.  I'm seeing even the first one can be setup for triple-monitor too...that's impressive for an older title and a big lure for me.

/did that a while back with Just Cause, man what a fun little sandbox game the second one is.


Probably don't even have to wait that long. IIRC Steam was selling the entire series recently for cheap. But I'm mainly console and dabble in PC gaming so don't hold me to that.

I've heard a lot of praise about JC2 lately. I'm going to get it since I love sandbox games. Do I have to play the first one?
 
2013-03-03 09:06:45 AM  

alwaysjaded: I've heard a lot of praise about JC2 lately. I'm going to get it since I love sandbox games. Do I have to play the first one?


I didn't and since you can so readily ignore the story line after the first two missions of the second I didn't regret it either.  The grappling hook and the myriad of things you can abuse with it is hilarious, asshole physics at its finest.
 
2013-03-03 09:07:34 AM  

styckx: alwaysjaded: BumpInTheNight: Didn't they like, just release #3 a few months ago?  Its a series I've been curious about but haven't played due to my personal embargo against Ubisoft's DRM techniques for their PC platform releases.

At least play AC2. I enjoyed them all, despite their flaws. But 2 was just very well done. The enviornments were very immersing and it had lots to do. Plus I would imagine it's really cheap now.

And I'm looking forward to IV. ACIII was all over the place but the naval missions were fun as hell.

I love ACIII a lot but I'm tending to agree with you about it being all over the farking place. I lost all track of the storyline about 25% into the main story.. It went from "Wow, this is awesomely written shiat" to "I'm so farking high right now" in a blink.


Agreed. I honestly don't recall but an overview of the story and don't really remember how it ended. Just that the story grabbed my attention a few times (the father/son parts, some parts of the Revolution) and that I REALLY enjoyed the ship levels.
 
2013-03-03 09:11:36 AM  

styckx: alwaysjaded: BumpInTheNight: Didn't they like, just release #3 a few months ago?  Its a series I've been curious about but haven't played due to my personal embargo against Ubisoft's DRM techniques for their PC platform releases.

At least play AC2. I enjoyed them all, despite their flaws. But 2 was just very well done. The enviornments were very immersing and it had lots to do. Plus I would imagine it's really cheap now.

And I'm looking forward to IV. ACIII was all over the place but the naval missions were fun as hell.

I love ACIII a lot but I'm tending to agree with you about it being all over the farking place. I lost all track of the storyline about 25% into the main story.. It went from "Wow, this is awesomely written shiat" to "I'm so farking high right now" in a blink.


After you quit playing as Haytham, the fun died immediately.   The quick travel system was terrible, the trading was poorly done, the GUI for crafting was horrid.   Connor had a terrible script writer.  You'd have one of his assassins open up to him and he'd respond with grunts and pointless phrases, I have to think everyone that worked for him thought he was an asshole without empathy.   The only time he showed emotion was around Charles Lee.

I also felt the free run system was much buggier than in AC2:B.  The house pass-through opportunities hardly ever came up and they took away the HUD showing you all the nearby hiding spots.

Also the children in NY.    the urge to kill them was immense.
 
2013-03-03 09:14:03 AM  
Sweet they found a way to make a character more like haytham and ezio (a swarthy pirate who is haytham's father). And bring back the awesome ship stuff from 3. Sold.

Even if 3 wasn't as good as 2 it was still great fun. Ill play these as fast as they can pump them out if they stay good.
 
2013-03-03 09:37:48 AM  

Gunther: styckx: I love ACIII a lot but I'm tending to agree with you about it being all over the farking place.

Sad thing is, the gameplay was as good as ever. It's surprising how much less enjoyable it is when chained to a confusing story and a boring lead character.


ac3 is also the buggiest game in the series... so many broken ai paths, so many broken animations, so many places to fall through the map, etc. it gives assassins creed 1 a run for its money
 
2013-03-03 09:46:05 AM  

Gunther: It's surprising how much less enjoyable it is when chained to a confusing story and a boring lead character.


Looks like someone heard us, thank dog. I was afraid there'd be at least one more draggy, boring Connor game before they ditched him.
 
2013-03-03 09:48:42 AM  
On a boat.

www.alldayplay.fm
 
2013-03-03 09:49:15 AM  
not very many places to hide on a boat.
 
2013-03-03 09:51:13 AM  

thisiszombocom: not very many places to hide on a boat.


I hear most sailors find solace in the poop deck.
 
2013-03-03 10:22:17 AM  

pueblonative: okay, exactly why would a Captain be an assassin?


Because aliens.

Is this like the only series keeping the lights on over at Ubisoft?
 
2013-03-03 10:56:01 AM  
Is anybody else as underwhelmed by this trailer as they were ACIII?  I would go 14 hours straight with ACII and still want to keep going, don't know what happened.

/Just release Wasteland 2 already.
 
2013-03-03 11:23:22 AM  

Lumbar Puncture: Is this like the only series keeping the lights on over at Ubisoft?


Far Cry 3 wasn't too shabby, but it could have been a better game if it had a decent story and interesting side missions.
 
2013-03-03 11:26:13 AM  

BumpInTheNight: Didn't they like, just release #3 a few months ago?  Its a series I've been curious about but haven't played due to my personal embargo against Ubisoft's DRM techniques for their PC platform releases.


looking like they want to get one more out there before they move over to next generation hardware
 
2013-03-03 11:30:50 AM  

Doc Daneeka: On a boat.

[www.alldayplay.fm image 500x400]


Also on a boat.

pavilion5097.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-03-03 11:34:32 AM  
AC3 was buggy as hell and lacked tutorials for the new gear, that itself was so buggy it wasn't worth using.

Also...so now story wise we have to jump back in time 200 years now? So they can milk their sailing ship engine?
 
2013-03-03 11:49:54 AM  
Don't believe the haters at Hater Games, a subsidiary of Hater Electronics, creators of the Hatecube.  Assassin's Creed brings interactive entertainment into my household like no other, where I can begin the day with Assassin's Creed VII and end the night with Assassin's Creed: Disco Boogie Dance Mix.  Wow.  I can't wait to see what crazy adventures Italio del Euroname gets into this time.
 
2013-03-03 12:00:45 PM  
Meh. The naval missions in III were tedious as all hell. One or two, sure, but a whole game? Count me out. ACIII overall was meh. I enjoyed parts, but Connor was just insufferable. And what the hell with that eagle segment? Dumb. I'd of rather played Hatytham. His reveal was probably the most interesting bit of the game--"How do you like them apples?" indeed. Also, overall it was sooooooo easy.


And what the fark with that ending? Desmond killed maybe 40 guys max during his career as an Assassin. Weak.


ACII is where it's at. I've never gotten tired of it. Ezio is where it's at. I'm currently going through Brotherhood, and while I don't enjoy it as much as II proper, it's still pretty great. Haven't gotten Revelations yet.
 
2013-03-03 12:05:05 PM  

robohobo: The naval missions in III were tedious as all hell. One or two, sure, but a whole game? Count me out.


You shut your whore mouth.  The naval missions were the best part of ACIII by a long shot.
 
2013-03-03 12:05:42 PM  
Add me to the list of people who loved the naval missions in 3 and are happy to see more.
 
2013-03-03 12:05:47 PM  

Gunther: styckx: I love ACIII a lot but I'm tending to agree with you about it being all over the farking place.

Sad thing is, the gameplay was as good as ever. It's surprising how much less enjoyable it is when chained to a confusing story and a boring lead character.


AC and gameplay are mutually exclusive terms.  I've played 1 and 3, and they were both godawful in terms of actually being games.  I could get through most of 1, but 3 was so incredibly frustrating at the start.  One sequence was something like:

1) find building
2) go into building
3) cutscene
4) go up stairs
5) cutscene
6) go down stairs.
7) find another building ...
 
2013-03-03 12:08:32 PM  

Harbinger of the Doomed Rat: robohobo: The naval missions in III were tedious as all hell. One or two, sure, but a whole game? Count me out.

You shut your whore mouth.  The naval missions were the best part of ACIII by a long shot.


You'd want a game that was 80% that nonsense? Which is fine, but it ain't AC.
 
2013-03-03 12:09:32 PM  

whizbangthedirtfarmer: Gunther: styckx: I love ACIII a lot but I'm tending to agree with you about it being all over the farking place.

Sad thing is, the gameplay was as good as ever. It's surprising how much less enjoyable it is when chained to a confusing story and a boring lead character.

AC and gameplay are mutually exclusive terms.  I've played 1 and 3, and they were both godawful in terms of actually being games.  I could get through most of 1, but 3 was so incredibly frustrating at the start.  One sequence was something like:

1) find building
2) go into building
3) cutscene
4) go up stairs
5) cutscene
6) go down stairs.
7) find another building ...


Dude, go play II. It's the crown jewel of Assassin's Creed.
 
2013-03-03 12:19:08 PM  

taxandspend: Lumbar Puncture: pueblonative: okay, exactly why would a Captain be an assassin?

Because aliens.

Is this like the only series keeping the lights on over at Ubisoft?

Nah, they still have Just Dance going for them, but I feel that boat will sink with the next console generation. Plus Tom Clancy.


They already have the most anticipated game for the next generation in Watch_Dogs so I think they'll be okay.
 
2013-03-03 12:23:27 PM  

No Line For Beer: They already have the most anticipated game for the next generation in Watch_Dogs so I think they'll be okay.


The fact we've gotten to the point where "hype equals sales" pretty much confirms everything that is wrong with this generation of video games.
 
2013-03-03 12:23:43 PM  

alwaysjaded: I've heard a lot of praise about JC2 lately. I'm going to get it since I love sandbox games. Do I have to play the first one?


Nope. Get it. It's freaking awesome.
 
2013-03-03 12:32:43 PM  

Theaetetus: alwaysjaded: I've heard a lot of praise about JC2 lately. I'm going to get it since I love sandbox games. Do I have to play the first one?

Nope. Get it. It's freaking awesome.


my problem with that game is that your actions on the islands don't really result in anything. Destroying a lot of something or all of something like communications towers should result in a slower response not a faster response from the enemy.
 
2013-03-03 12:43:52 PM  

whizbangthedirtfarmer: 1) find building
2) go into building
3) cutscene
4) go up stairs
5) cutscene
6) go down stairs.
7) find another building ...


So much this.  AC III was just boring.  

I'm not usually one to jump on the "Game X is the worst thing ever and you're an r-tard if you like it" - but man.  AC III was just a terribly implemented game.  The components aren't a lost cause (by that I mean maybe if they broke it back down to the storyboards, mechanics, and engine and tried again they could piece it together better) - but as is, blech.
 
2013-03-03 12:57:39 PM  

msupf: Theaetetus: alwaysjaded: I've heard a lot of praise about JC2 lately. I'm going to get it since I love sandbox games. Do I have to play the first one?

Nope. Get it. It's freaking awesome.

my problem with that game is that your actions on the islands don't really result in anything. Destroying a lot of something or all of something like communications towers should result in a slower response not a faster response from the enemy.


Why? As you impinge on their territory, they have less ground to protect, hence the faster response in their newer, more limited areas.

/you're complaining about realism in a game that lets you surf on top of a jet, jump off before it crashes into a building, and use a grappling hook to pull yourself to the ground  even faster to take no damage and walk away. I think you're overthinking it.
 
2013-03-03 01:09:17 PM  

whizbangthedirtfarmer: AC and gameplay are mutually exclusive terms. I've played 1 and 3, and they were both godawful in terms of actually being games.


Honest question: how did you manage to play the worst two games in the series, but skip over the Ezio games that pretty much everyone on the goddamn planet agrees were excellent?
 
2013-03-03 01:10:28 PM  

Girion47: Also the children in NY. the urge to kill them was immense.


HUP! HUP HUP! HUEH HUEH HAH AH HUEH!

Why do they put shiat like that in games? How did that get past everyone at Ubisoft as something to keep instead of saying "goddamn those kids are annoying and you can hear them every two steps in New York?"

Also got tired of the "crafting" mechanic and it's atrocious UI. Connor was farking boring (why do natives always have to be Dead Pan Tonto the Emotionless?) And once again using a horse or running through the trees was less fast than simply running along the ground. (played Brotherhood before, slow ass horses) I really want to like AC more, but all the filler BS is getting in the way of my stabbery. Naval battles were fun, though.
 
2013-03-03 01:18:08 PM  

Mentalpatient87: Girion47: Also the children in NY. the urge to kill them was immense.

HUP! HUP HUP! HUEH HUEH HAH AH HUEH!

Why do they put shiat like that in games? How did that get past everyone at Ubisoft as something to keep instead of saying "goddamn those kids are annoying and you can hear them every two steps in New York?"


Farking hell, THIS. I wanted to kill those little unwanted bastards so much. And actually, the inability to kill civilians period was lame.

Also it's funny that Achilles is still on the Homestead after he died.
 
2013-03-03 01:19:04 PM  
Did someone say Black Flag:

25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-03-03 01:31:51 PM  

Agent Smiths Laugh: Did someone say Black Flag:

[25.media.tumblr.com image 433x640]


Wow, Rollins looks downright dorky in that picture.
 
2013-03-03 01:50:15 PM  

Girion47: styckx: alwaysjaded: BumpInTheNight: Didn't they like, just release #3 a few months ago?  Its a series I've been curious about but haven't played due to my personal embargo against Ubisoft's DRM techniques for their PC platform releases.

At least play AC2. I enjoyed them all, despite their flaws. But 2 was just very well done. The enviornments were very immersing and it had lots to do. Plus I would imagine it's really cheap now.

And I'm looking forward to IV. ACIII was all over the place but the naval missions were fun as hell.

I love ACIII a lot but I'm tending to agree with you about it being all over the farking place. I lost all track of the storyline about 25% into the main story.. It went from "Wow, this is awesomely written shiat" to "I'm so farking high right now" in a blink.

After you quit playing as Haytham, the fun died immediately.   The quick travel system was terrible, the trading was poorly done, the GUI for crafting was horrid.   Connor had a terrible script writer.  You'd have one of his assassins open up to him and he'd respond with grunts and pointless phrases, I have to think everyone that worked for him thought he was an asshole without empathy.   The only time he showed emotion was around Charles Lee.

I also felt the free run system was much buggier than in AC2:B.  The house pass-through opportunities hardly ever came up and they took away the HUD showing you all the nearby hiding spots.

Also the children in NY.    the urge to kill them was immense.


100% agreed. I liked finding people to join and help increase the old man's estate - the majority of Connor's personality showed in those side missions, not the main story. I hated, hated, hated the crafting system. You could only make one thing at a time, and then you had to go through the same series of menus all over again to make another copy of an item. I only did the bare minimum of crafting to get enough money to upgrade my ship and finish the trading side quests. The underground "quick travel" actually took more time than just running to your destination did.

My biggest complaint is that after slogging through 5 GAMES (I, II, Brotherhood, Revelations, and III), that the ending should have been much more satisfying. Most disappointing ending to a years-long story since Lost.
 
2013-03-03 01:51:24 PM  

AdamK: Gunther: styckx: I love ACIII a lot but I'm tending to agree with you about it being all over the farking place.

Sad thing is, the gameplay was as good as ever. It's surprising how much less enjoyable it is when chained to a confusing story and a boring lead character.

ac3 is also the buggiest game in the series... so many broken ai paths, so many broken animations, so many places to fall through the map, etc. it gives assassins creed 1 a run for its money


AFAIK, they've released 5 patches for AC III so far.
 
2013-03-03 02:07:57 PM  
I'll add my voice to the roar of "After 3 they'll have to work hard to rekindle my love of Assassin's Creed."  Ezio may be a tough act to follow, but Connor was more annoying than Altair and don't get me started on Desmond.
 
2013-03-03 02:19:50 PM  
Here's hoping they ditch the whole Desmond/Animus plot device entirely and just allow this game to take place during that era.  All this futuristic crap is so totally unneeded.

More importantly, let's just keep our fingers crossed that Ubisoft does the right thing and go for quality over quantity, unlike what they did with AC3, where you can travel just about anywhere and be completely complacent about 90% of the areas you can "explore."

/AC2 is still the pinnacle of the franchise.
//Still think a real co-op mode is necessary (Wolfpack is dogshiat).
///AC3 combat system was too easy.  Rendered stealth all but worthless.
 
2013-03-03 02:43:07 PM  
I think the biggest mistake in ACIII was all the time jumping.  Ubisoft was too concerned with fitting in historical times and people that the main character and story suffered because of it. Connor should have been a good character, but they never really fleshed him out.
 
2013-03-03 02:44:25 PM  

Arumat: I'll add my voice to the roar of "After 3 they'll have to work hard to rekindle my love of Assassin's Creed."  Ezio may be a tough act to follow, but Connor was more annoying than Altair and don't get me started on Desmond.


Oh my f#cking god THIS. I won't be running to Gamestop and plunking down 5 bucks to reserve a copy of AC:BF months in advance like I did with AC3, that's for goddamn sure.


tacchimonster: Here's hoping they ditch the whole Desmond/Animus plot device entirely and just allow this game to take place during that era. All this futuristic crap is so totally unneeded.


Ok, now I want to hang out with you and Arumat.
 
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