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Dannybohy -> RE: Assassin's Creed (31/10/2012 10:36:12 AM)

getting my copy this evening! wont be playing the single player campaign for some time! i only buy it for Multiplayer!! brotherhood and Revelation Multiplayers have been awesome.




DancingClown -> RE: Assassin's Creed (31/10/2012 6:31:31 PM)

Reviews I've seen have been mainly very positive, although few are claiming it tops AC2. Main problems seem to be with Connor being a rather dull protagonist compared to the wonderful Ezio. Bugs and glitches, although there are already patches available for that. Haven't read about any problems with QTEs. But I am intrigued, and also relieved that the justified fears about perceived jingoism are apparently unfounded. That's good.

But I will still wait for the release of any future editions.




scarface666brooksy!! -> RE: Assassin's Creed (1/11/2012 1:31:31 AM)

I had a friend come over to my house last night and brag about AC3 and how good it was [&o] He also teased me with the fact he had the pre-order pack with a Connor statue! Why do I have to broke at a time like this?! [/firstworldproblems]





Indio -> RE: Assassin's Creed (3/11/2012 11:04:27 PM)


Got this on Thursday, played it for about an hour and a half so far - theres nothing wrong with it, maybe it's because I know next to nothing about the American revolution but so far it all seems a bit...dull. [&o]





Scott_ -> RE: Assassin's Creed (5/11/2012 2:04:55 PM)

This full of glitches, completed it last night but quite a few sidequests are bugged for me and I can't be arsed starting again so I burned through the main story (which I thought was great). The first 6 hours aren't the most exciting, once the game opens up it's much better. Theres alot of good stuff, the animations are amazing, tree running is ace, the combat is brutal (Tomahawks is the shit), Desmonds stuff is good and the naval missions are so damn cool that I would probably buy a full game dedicated to it but with all that good stuff there is also so much pointless filler taking up disc space, shit mini-games like checkers and horseshoes, a shit economy system that I couldn't be arsed with and more.

It's a good game but it's got issues, feels like it was rushed out to meet the release date and it's not as good as ACII or Brotherhood...maybe even the first one.




Peter Griffin -> RE: Assassin's Creed (7/11/2012 3:13:44 PM)

To anybody who's finished this does it tie it all up or will be getting more sequels?




directorscut -> RE: Assassin's Creed (7/11/2012 5:46:04 PM)


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ORIGINAL: Peter Griffin

To anybody who's finished this does it tie it all up or will be getting more sequels?


LOL. I haven't even touched the game and I can tell you for a fact they aren't ending this cash cow any time soon.




Scott_ -> RE: Assassin's Creed (7/11/2012 6:39:34 PM)


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ORIGINAL: Peter Griffin

To anybody who's finished this does it tie it all up or will be getting more sequels?


There'll be more sequels but it ties Desmonds story up.




Anfr0ni -> RE: Assassin's Creed (12/11/2012 8:58:59 AM)

Curse Halo for coming out shortly after it's release. Bought it at the midnight release and still haven't yet managed to finish it!

[:@]




Jaded_Parrot -> RE: Assassin's Creed (23/11/2012 10:39:52 AM)


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ORIGINAL: Scott_


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ORIGINAL: Peter Griffin

To anybody who's finished this does it tie it all up or will be getting more sequels?


There'll be more sequels but it ties Desmonds story up.

Finished this last night and have to agree it ties Desmonds story up but leaves you with more questions than answers! I was actually really disappointed with the ending very anti climatic!




paulyboy -> RE: Assassin's Creed (29/11/2012 10:37:03 AM)

Really enjoying Assassin's Creed III, the American locale reminds me of Red Dead Redemption to a certain extent.

Took me about 6-7 hours to work my way out of the prologue to the point where you get your assassin threads and are properly let loose. Some would say it's slow to start but I really liked the way they ease you in to all the mechanics of the game, of which there is a ton of stuff to learn.

Story is quite good also, so yeah really enjoying it, oh and the naval missions are a delight, colour me very suprised!




James2183 -> RE: Assassin's Creed (29/11/2012 1:57:40 PM)


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ORIGINAL: paulyboy

Really enjoying Assassin's Creed III, the American locale reminds me of Red Dead Redemption to a certain extent.

Took me about 6-7 hours to work my way out of the prologue to the point where you get your assassin threads and are properly let loose. Some would say it's slow to start but I really liked the way they ease you in to all the mechanics of the game, of which there is a ton of stuff to learn.

Story is quite good also, so yeah really enjoying it, oh and the naval missions are a delight, colour me very suprised!


Typically Pauly, I didn't like it [:D]

I agree with you about the naval battles, they are brilliant, but I found the story and the character of Connor extremely slow and boring.

The checkpoint system was annoying and the eavesdropping missions are very hit and miss.

I'll wait until you get further into it to discuss more of the plot points [:)]




Saltire -> RE: Assassin's Creed (29/11/2012 6:53:46 PM)


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ORIGINAL: James2183


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ORIGINAL: paulyboy

Really enjoying Assassin's Creed III, the American locale reminds me of Red Dead Redemption to a certain extent.

Took me about 6-7 hours to work my way out of the prologue to the point where you get your assassin threads and are properly let loose. Some would say it's slow to start but I really liked the way they ease you in to all the mechanics of the game, of which there is a ton of stuff to learn.

Story is quite good also, so yeah really enjoying it, oh and the naval missions are a delight, colour me very suprised!


Typically Pauly, I didn't like it [:D]

I agree with you about the naval battles, they are brilliant, but I found the story and the character of Connor extremely slow and boring.

The checkpoint system was annoying and the eavesdropping missions are very hit and miss.

I'll wait until you get further into it to discuss more of the plot points [:)]


Agree entirely. My version was far too glitchy, most of the characters were bland (and I was uninterested in listening to George Washington et al as they are deified US 'heroes'. Give me Rodrigo Borgia any day!), and the main missions design was woeful - all this chasing around, then once your outside of 60 metres DESYNCH! There was too much rushing, doing things in time limits and having to get a set amount of kills in said time, thats not what I wanted out of the game - what happened to staking out your target, looking for routes and guard movements like in the earlier AC games, giving yourself ample time and opportunity to get your kill - all this running around made me feel like some sort of psycho killer rather than a skilled assassin. Connor was no Ezio either and the less said about Haytham the better.

I didn't mind Desmonds missions however, I liked the infiltration of Abstergo and the conclusion of that, though the way they finished the story with him and messed up the first civilisation stuff was piss poor.

The naval missions and the Homestead missions were good, as was some of the side missions. However, overall I think this is my least favourite AC game and it just scrapes a 5/10 for me.

Lets hope Ubisoft get back on track for next years entry.




James2183 -> RE: Assassin's Creed (29/11/2012 8:23:58 PM)

Spoilers below


I quite liked the Haytham angle. At least how it introduced the player to him and then gives you the twist that you're playing as the enemy.

What annoyed me most about the ending is that you didn't get a choice like in Mass Effect. I would have liked to have chosen who to trust and which future I wanted to keep.

I agree on the Desmond missions, this was the first game that I've enjoyed playing as him and infiltrating the base up the crane etc. was great fun and made me want another Mirrors Edge [:D]




scarface666brooksy!! -> RE: Assassin's Creed (30/11/2012 12:35:58 AM)


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ORIGINAL: James2183

Spoilers below


I quite liked the Haytham angle. At least how it introduced the player to him and then gives you the twist that you're playing as the enemy.

What annoyed me most about the ending is that you didn't get a choice like in Mass Effect. I would have liked to have chosen who to trust and which future I wanted to keep.

I agree on the Desmond missions, this was the first game that I've enjoyed playing as him and infiltrating the base up the crane etc. was great fun and made me want another Mirrors Edge [:D]


Agreed with everything above [:D]

There were a lot of complaints about the Haytham parts but I think the back-story certainly fleshed out the character really well.

I literally thought it was going to be multiple choice! I was shit scared about a grand final decision but apparently Desmond decided for me!

And I loved that New York sequence, the skyline looked beautiful. And I remember hearing the other day Mirrors Edge 2 is on the cards.




paulyboy -> RE: Assassin's Creed (30/11/2012 9:38:19 AM)

I'm pretty much the opposite to you guys so far, although I've only played it for just under 10 hours and spent a fair portion of that arsing about, I may change my tune.

It's relatively glitch free for me thus far, I'm enjoying the story (the father/son timeline is quite interesting I think) and the Desmond missions have been my least favourite portion of the game, hehehe!

On a sidenote, I think the game/franchise needs a sneak mechanic for when you're not in cover, it feels weird walking between shurbs and objects, like I'm not being stealthy enough, and I'm sure there's moments where if I was lower (i.e sneaking) I wouldn't be spotted. It's makes the eavesdropping missions (amongst others) occasionaly annoying.

Anyone played Assassin's Creed Liberation on the Vita? Reviews weren't bad, looks interesting.




Saltire -> RE: Assassin's Creed (30/11/2012 11:37:53 PM)


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ORIGINAL: scarface666brooksy!!


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ORIGINAL: James2183

Spoilers below


I quite liked the Haytham angle. At least how it introduced the player to him and then gives you the twist that you're playing as the enemy.

What annoyed me most about the ending is that you didn't get a choice like in Mass Effect. I would have liked to have chosen who to trust and which future I wanted to keep.

I agree on the Desmond missions, this was the first game that I've enjoyed playing as him and infiltrating the base up the crane etc. was great fun and made me want another Mirrors Edge [:D]


Agreed with everything above [:D]

There were a lot of complaints about the Haytham parts but I think the back-story certainly fleshed out the character really well.

I literally thought it was going to be multiple choice! I was shit scared about a grand final decision but apparently Desmond decided for me!

And I loved that New York sequence, the skyline looked beautiful. And I remember hearing the other day Mirrors Edge 2 is on the cards.


Really hope this is true, I heard the development of it got cancelled back about six months ago - I hope they resurrect a sequel as the original was a very good game.




scarface666brooksy!! -> RE: Assassin's Creed (1/12/2012 12:22:58 AM)


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ORIGINAL: Saltire


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ORIGINAL: scarface666brooksy!!


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ORIGINAL: James2183

Spoilers below


I quite liked the Haytham angle. At least how it introduced the player to him and then gives you the twist that you're playing as the enemy.

What annoyed me most about the ending is that you didn't get a choice like in Mass Effect. I would have liked to have chosen who to trust and which future I wanted to keep.

I agree on the Desmond missions, this was the first game that I've enjoyed playing as him and infiltrating the base up the crane etc. was great fun and made me want another Mirrors Edge [:D]


Agreed with everything above [:D]

There were a lot of complaints about the Haytham parts but I think the back-story certainly fleshed out the character really well.

I literally thought it was going to be multiple choice! I was shit scared about a grand final decision but apparently Desmond decided for me!

And I loved that New York sequence, the skyline looked beautiful. And I remember hearing the other day Mirrors Edge 2 is on the cards.


Really hope this is true, I heard the development of it got cancelled back about six months ago - I hope they resurrect a sequel as the original was a very good game.



I never played the original much but I liked what I had the chance to play. And it was just a rumour though so don't get your hopes up too much [:D]




DONOVAN KURTWOOD -> RE: Assassin's Creed (9/1/2013 8:20:33 AM)

Is this the thread we're using for Assassins Creed 3? I started this yesterday, got up to the first mission in America. Am struggling a bit with the controls (it's been ages since i last played an AC game) especially the shooting/ reloading aspect, but it'll gel soon i'm sure. Am really interested in American history so it seems like the perfect game for me!




paulyboy -> RE: Assassin's Creed (9/1/2013 11:05:53 AM)

Ploughed 23 hours into this and I'm only 56% done, but I completed the main story over the weekend.

Overall I loved it to be honest, my main three critisisms would be:

1. The Desmond missions aren't great.
2. Some slight glitches, especially horses getting stuck and liberation mission icons going missing randomly.
3. The ending is rather abrupt.

Other than that, I adored it to be honest, got really wrapped up in the world, I may even go back to it to mop up all the collectables and achievements, which I never do normally.




DONOVAN KURTWOOD -> RE: Assassin's Creed (9/1/2013 8:36:57 PM)

Only just realised this has 3D support, AWESOME! The game looks immense in 3D




sharkboy -> RE: Assassin's Creed (31/1/2013 11:34:34 AM)

Well, I've now spent a good solid few days on this game and after a very slow start, it is starting to come together quite nicely.  After the huge WTF twist with Kenway, the game really picks up a notch as the rest of the gaming elements become available to you.   I love the naval aspects of the game and the whole hunting/trapping addition is fun too.  Like all AC games, it looks great, and the gameplay is as solid as ever. 

However, I'm just not getting into Connor as a lead character.  I think the problem is that I thought Ezio was one of gaming's best creations, and the new guy just doesn't fill his boots.  I also think the menu interface is a huge step backwards compared to previous games- am I the only one finding it a pain to use?




Joedini -> RE: Assassin's Creed (28/2/2013 2:46:31 PM)

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/gaming/news/a462224/assassins-creed-4-black-flag-confirmed-by-ubisoft-reveal-next-week.html

Well this is unexpected!




the anomaly -> RE: Assassin's Creed (2/3/2013 10:41:06 AM)


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ORIGINAL: Joedini

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/gaming/news/a462224/assassins-creed-4-black-flag-confirmed-by-ubisoft-reveal-next-week.html

Well this is unexpected!



I CANT WAIT! ANOTHER ASSASSINS CREED GAME! ABOUT TIME!




porntrooper -> RE: Assassin's Creed (4/3/2013 2:47:25 PM)

OK, finally picked up Assassin's Creed 3, and so far am enjoying it but there is soemthing missing with it. I dunno what it is, but it doesn't quite feel as intuitive as previos installments. Combat feels a little more haphazard and I'm less in control of parrying attacks and pulling off counters, in all games before the combat was great and came really easy. Here, not so much. Also, I don't seem to be able to grab and old enemies as easy or to do fast dodge moves. Kinda bummed that I cant just be a massive twat to the general public too, I dont seem to be able to stab or beat up anyone that isn't an actual bad guy. Climbing and freerunning is as good as always and I love the new setting, exploring the frontiers is really fun. Not sure how much I've got through but I am now finally a fully grown Connor with Assasin threads. Am getting used to the new buy/sell mechanism and the trading of things in convoys. Loving the naval missions and naval combat! Didnt really have an issue with the slow build and Haytham levels, although I'm sure Ive missed loads as I pretty much rushed through the story missions to get to Connor (who I dont mind as an Ezio replacement). A couple of other things I have issue with - my bow and rope dagger thingy. If I select them I have no idea how to use them, it hasn't come up in any of my training or hunting and I can find any info on how to use them? I assumed using the bow was similar to the gun (press triangle and L2 for focussed aim) and that the rope dagger would either be used by pressing square, similar to any other weapon, or by pressing x to add to a jump, but nope, it does nothing and so far I've had to play the whole game using a combo of axes, tomohawks and swords. Anyone care to enlighten me?




sharkboy -> RE: Assassin's Creed (4/3/2013 5:40:44 PM)


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ORIGINAL: porntrooper

OK, finally picked up Assassin's Creed 3, and so far am enjoying it but there is soemthing missing with it. I dunno what it is, but it doesn't quite feel as intuitive as previos installments. Combat feels a little more haphazard and I'm less in control of parrying attacks and pulling off counters, in all games before the combat was great and came really easy. Here, not so much. Also, I don't seem to be able to grab and old enemies as easy or to do fast dodge moves. Kinda bummed that I cant just be a massive twat to the general public too, I dont seem to be able to stab or beat up anyone that isn't an actual bad guy. Climbing and freerunning is as good as always and I love the new setting, exploring the frontiers is really fun. Not sure how much I've got through but I am now finally a fully grown Connor with Assasin threads. Am getting used to the new buy/sell mechanism and the trading of things in convoys. Loving the naval missions and naval combat! Didnt really have an issue with the slow build and Haytham levels, although I'm sure Ive missed loads as I pretty much rushed through the story missions to get to Connor (who I dont mind as an Ezio replacement). A couple of other things I have issue with - my bow and rope dagger thingy. If I select them I have no idea how to use them, it hasn't come up in any of my training or hunting and I can find any info on how to use them? I assumed using the bow was similar to the gun (press triangle and L2 for focussed aim) and that the rope dagger would either be used by pressing square, similar to any other weapon, or by pressing x to add to a jump, but nope, it does nothing and so far I've had to play the whole game using a combo of axes, tomohawks and swords. Anyone care to enlighten me?

The bow is just as you say- L trigger and L stick for more accurate aiming then Y to shoot or just Y to quick shoot. The rope dart is best when you're on a branch - shoot, hold L trigger and pull back on L stick to drop off the branch and string 'em up! Otherwise, shoot them with it and pull back on the L stick to drag them towards you. Can't say I've used it too much myself, not once I got the chievo!




James2183 -> RE: Assassin's Creed (4/3/2013 9:25:02 PM)

ACIV looks a lot more interesting than I thought it would. The new guy hasn't even said a word yet and he's already more charismatic than that wet drip Connor.

At least this time we will have a character who kills people without then moaning about the innocent lives lost in battle.




DancingClown -> RE: Assassin's Creed (13/3/2013 8:16:14 AM)


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ORIGINAL: sharkboy

However, I'm just not getting into Connor as a lead character.  I think the problem is that I thought Ezio was one of gaming's best creations, and the new guy just doesn't fill his boots.  I also think the menu interface is a huge step backwards compared to previous games- am I the only one finding it a pain to use?


Nope, same here. Even towards the end of the game I still found it awkward.

Finished it now. Pros and cons for me:

Cons: Menu system, even some aspects of combat, felt very clunky.
Hunting missions were a bit boring for me, if only because I'd done that all before in Red Dead.
Colonial America just didn't have the same atmosphere of mystery and romance as Venice or Florence or Rome. While it was interesting to see places like 18th century Boston and New York they seemed to lack character.
Connor. As others have mentioned he's just too bland a hero. The secondary characters, such as Kenway and Lee, were far more intriguing. He's more well-rounded than Altair but compared to the wonderful Ezio he just came across as dour and uninteresting. Ezio had warmth, charm, charisma, wit, as well as being a total bad-ass. And his personal story was much more involving. I missed him.

Pros: Stunning graphics, beautiful design. Stellar voice-work as usual. Another fantastic musical score.
Terrific improvements on the fluidity of climbing and free-running, especially in the frontier setting.
Fort liberation and naval battles were terrific fun.
I was glad to see that the politics of the setting did not collapse into the patriotic wank-fest in the way that the marketing was suggesting it would. In fact quite the opposite. Shaun's data-entries were a joy to read, especially as he made no hesitation in pointing out the shortcomings, hipocrisies, and the factual innacuracies involved with the myths of the revolution and the founding-fathers. So that was refreshing and quite unexpected, as the trailers made it look like The Patriot all over again.

I enjoyed it. But halfway through I just started yearning to play AC2 or Brotherhood again. I didn't even bother collecting all the feathers or the pages. But the naval battles were wonderful, properly challenging, and I'm very much looking forward now to Black Flag.




sharkboy -> RE: Assassin's Creed (13/3/2013 11:33:07 AM)

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ORIGINAL: DancingClown


Finished it now. Pros and cons for me:

Cons: Menu system, even some aspects of combat, felt very clunky.


I found the combat to lack all the fluidity of its predecessors.  While in AC2 and its spin-offs I would have no problem executing a 8-10 kill streak, this time it just kept breaking down mid-attack.  I also enjoyed the bomb-making from Revelations and the variety it could add to your attacks.  The limitation this time to smoke bombs and trip mines was a backwards step IMO.  Though I did get some twisted pleasure of stringing the enemy up from the boughs of a tree using the rope dart [:)]

The other thing that disappointed was that your army of assassins were practically a throw-away addition - no customisation, no tower defence sequences, limited missions and no arrow storms.  Hell, you didn't even get a nice cut scene when your apprentices became full-blown assassins! 

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Colonial America just didn't have the same atmosphere of mystery and romance as Venice or Florence or Rome. While it was interesting to see places like 18th century Boston and New York they seemed to lack character.


Agree 100% with this.  When I remember the first look across Jerusalem, Constantinople or the Italian cities from a high viewpoint, then think what Boston looked like from atop a flagpole, it's hard not to be disappointed by comparison.[:)]  The frontier was a nice touch, but even then it quickly became "climb tree, scale cliff, stab beaver (no sniggering at the back!), rinse and repeat."  I also much preferred the previous titles' variety of shops than the "one-size sells all" approach that AC3 took.

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Pros: Stunning graphics, beautiful design. Stellar voice-work as usual. Another fantastic musical score.
Terrific improvements on the fluidity of climbing and free-running, especially in the frontier setting.
Fort liberation and naval battles were terrific fun.
I was glad to see that the politics of the setting did not collapse into the patriotic wank-fest in the way that the marketing was suggesting it would. In fact quite the opposite. Shaun's data-entries were a joy to read, especially as he made no hesitation in pointing out the shortcomings, hipocrisies, and the factual innacuracies involved with the myths of the revolution and the founding-fathers. So that was refreshing and quite unexpected, as the trailers made it look like The Patriot all over again.

I enjoyed it. But halfway through I just started yearning to play AC2 or Brotherhood again. I didn't even bother collecting all the feathers or the pages. But the naval battles were wonderful, properly challenging, and I'm very much looking forward now to Black Flag.


Again, no disagreement here, especially with the pleasant surprise that it wasn't as a "Colonial America - fuck yeah!" storyline as the trailers suggested.  The naval battles were an excellent addition, and AC IV promises to be great fun based on this alone.  Still, I would have liked to use my assassins in the frontier too - beng restricted to the cities made no sense at all.




DancingClown -> RE: Assassin's Creed (16/3/2013 11:41:28 AM)

Has anyone here got the PS3 version with the extra Benedict Arnold missions? Any good? I got the Hidden Secrets DLC but I'm not sure about bothering with the new Infamy stuff with King Washington.




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