Discussion in 'Video Games Forum' started by BRM, Mar 1, 2012.
This has just been posted on the Assasain's Creed Facebook page
Just a random related question, I've been thinking about getting the Assassin's Creed game starting from the beginning, what games would you most liken them to? From the looks of them I thought GTA but I could be very wrong...
They're kinda they're own thing really, maybe a combination of Prototype for the open world and free running (though to a less OTT extent) and Metal Gear Solid or maybe Syphon Filter sneaking, but with long range taking a back seat, actually the Batman: Arkham * games might be a better comparison, though the fighting isn't as polished to start with.
WOLVES!! TOMAHAWKS!! NATIVE AMERICANS!! FREE RUNNING THROUGH FORESTS AND UP TREES!!
I've completed AC1, AC2 and AC Brotherhood in the last few weeks and have AC Revelations arriving soon. All of them have been really good fun, a combination of great gameplay and an entertaining if a bit wacky storyline(s).
My favourite thing though is the fact that Nolan North made absolutely no attempt to differentiate his voice between Nathan Drake and Desmond Miles. He must have the easiest job in the world.
Imagine if this manages to be Red Dead with free running, George Washington and evil british red coats? It would be up there with the best of all time - seriously for me anyway.
When I saw the trailer for this on the Gamestation website the other day I almost slapped down my pre-order straight away - then I remember that Gamestation will be dead in a month so stopped myself, but the fact remains that come whatever I will own this game.
Here's a little IGN feature talking about the game.
Is Assassins Creed the best franchise ever?
I actually think it would be better if the Desmond storyline wasn't just so ridiculously OTT. I've just finished Revelations and I literally have no idea what is going on having played through all four games, so how are newcomers going to be able to get into AC3?
Bought Revelation back in December and still haven't played it yet, I've played the previous 3 games it Revelation's as good?
I'd say it's probably the weakest of the AC2 series, there's a new bomb crafting thing which does absolutely nothing for me and a den defence mini-game where you have to move troops into places to defend against invaders and you can't go down and slaughter people yourself.
It's still a decent game that's worth playing, and I expect you'll need to if you want to have a chance of understanding AC3.
Best thing about Revelations is if you're fairly sensible while playing it, you'll only need to do one den defence.
It's a good game to tie up Ezio's storyline, but all that first person stuff describing what happened to Desmond is...well...bobbins to be frank. Either let me play as Desmond, or don't. Don't make me rearrange geometric shapes in a first person view for no real reason.
Oh God, I'd already forgotten about that. I got the Desmond stuff done early on and it was the biggest waste of time I can remember, you go through all that garbage and learn absolutely nothing of interest.
The first gameplay trailer. This animal hunting thing is really annoying me, I can't see what it adds to the game in the slightest, other than to satisfy the disturbing lust of teenagers to brutally murder animals.
Running through buildings instead of over them is a welcome addition. Should help with getaways and chases.
Pre-Alpha gameplay footage... that looks shit hot.
Well, that trailer pretty much sums up the entire backstory for new players too, as well as being awesome!
Quite looking forward to this. Shitty that I have to choose between this and WWE '13 to get my full attention. (It's totally this though.) Also, I love how this thread is called Assasian's Creed 3. Would dig a Creed about ninjas. Maybe next game?
There must be asian assassins and templars if the conflict is thousands of years old, surely. Plus, it'd give them a new direction after Desmond's story is tied up.
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