main
side
curve
  1. Welcome to the new boards! Details here!

Lit Eleven-ThirtyEight and stuff

Discussion in 'Literature' started by CooperTFN, Jul 8, 2013.

?

Well?

  1. I don't care

    19 vote(s)
    17.4%
  2. Hm, neat

    48 vote(s)
    44.0%
  3. OMG COOPER IS MY HERO

    42 vote(s)
    38.5%
  1. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

    Registered:
    Jul 8, 1999
    Here you go.
     
    DigitalMessiah and Gorefiend like this.
  2. instantdeath

    instantdeath Jedi Grand Master star 5

    Registered:
    Jul 22, 2010
    My obligatory "I really need to play the Assassin's Creed games past the first one" post.
     
    Zeta1127 likes this.
  3. DigitalMessiah

    DigitalMessiah Chosen One star 6

    Registered:
    Feb 17, 2004
    I'd post a Homer "woo hoo!" video but I'm on a phone.
     
  4. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

    Registered:
    Nov 28, 2000
    Maybe it'll work better coming from someone else.

    You really need to play the Assassin's Creed games past the first one.
     
  5. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

    Registered:
    Jul 8, 1999
    Allow me to add an obligatory "I really need to finish Brotherhood after getting ten percent into it six months ago" post.
     
  6. The Loyal Imperial

    The Loyal Imperial Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Registered:
    Nov 19, 2007
    You started Brotherhood and didn't finish it? Heathen.
     
    Jedi Ben likes this.
  7. Gamiel

    Gamiel Force Ghost star 6

    Registered:
    Dec 16, 2012
    My obligatory "I really need to play more games over all" post
     
    Force Smuggler likes this.
  8. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

    Registered:
    Jul 8, 1999
    Not out of disinterest--I'm a very important man.

    Also, I'm the kind of person who has to stop and read the bios of every building I walk by and person I meet, which is awesome, but slows. Things. Down.
     
  9. newdawn12

    newdawn12 Jedi Master star 4

    Registered:
    Feb 9, 2013
  10. The Loyal Imperial

    The Loyal Imperial Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Registered:
    Nov 19, 2007
    Book sales are significantly greater than I would've expected. Are comics counted under "other," I wonder?
     
  11. instantdeath

    instantdeath Jedi Grand Master star 5

    Registered:
    Jul 22, 2010
    I did start ACII back when it first came out, and remember thinking it was an incredible improvement over the original (and I really enjoyed the original), but it was one of those things I lost track of. Now that IV is out I'll probably play them all. Are any of the handhelds worth anything?
     
  12. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

    Registered:
    Jul 8, 1999
    That graph is a nice thing to keep in mind, but I would note that a big part of that toy number is margin, as opposed to the sheer reach of the product.
     
  13. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

    Registered:
    Nov 28, 2000

    Liberation's supposed to be great, but it's coming out next Jan in an HD remake for PC, 360, and PS3 so I'd just wait for that. I'm more interested in that one than AC4, personally.
     
  14. TheRedBlade

    TheRedBlade Jedi Master star 4

    Registered:
    Mar 17, 2007
    As a historian of the American Revolution, ACIII was not anywhere near as interesting as it could have been.
     
  15. The Loyal Imperial

    The Loyal Imperial Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Registered:
    Nov 19, 2007
    It never ceases to amaze me how, in comparison to previous games, it was missing so many historical figures.
     
  16. TheRedBlade

    TheRedBlade Jedi Master star 4

    Registered:
    Mar 17, 2007

    That bit didn't bother me so much. We did get some pretty obscure figures - William Johnson, Benjamin Tallmadge, Dr. Benjamin Rush. I thought Franklin was an interesting addition to the world. My complaint is that the Iroquois occupy a fascinating middle ground in the Revolution, where an alliance with the British offers a better chance at preserving their liberties. Instead, the game has William Johnson take an unnecessary heel turn and dodges over the most interest years of the war.
     
  17. instantdeath

    instantdeath Jedi Grand Master star 5

    Registered:
    Jul 22, 2010
    Isn't a fairly common complaint of the Assassin's Creed games that your protagonist almost seems to have a checklist of historical figures to run into? I can't say that's the type of thing that I mind; I've never been a stickler for realism, particularly in video games, and I don't have a problem with using the setting you're working with.
     
  18. The Loyal Imperial

    The Loyal Imperial Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Registered:
    Nov 19, 2007
    I can't say I've ever heard that particular complaint: it's the high point of the series, for me.
     
  19. instantdeath

    instantdeath Jedi Grand Master star 5

    Registered:
    Jul 22, 2010
    Could just be people who hate fun and actively look for things to complain about. The internet is full of them.
     
    Gorefiend likes this.
  20. Gamiel

    Gamiel Force Ghost star 6

    Registered:
    Dec 16, 2012
    Unless he is running in to Christopher Walker[face_skull] I am not interested
     
  21. RC-1991

    RC-1991 Jedi Master star 4

    Registered:
    Dec 2, 2009

    See: r/totalwar.
     
    TheRedBlade likes this.
  22. The_Four_Dot_Elipsis

    The_Four_Dot_Elipsis Jedi Grand Master star 5

    Registered:
    Mar 3, 2005
    You get to play fisticuffs with Alexander VI. It's quite respectful.
     
  23. Havac

    Havac Former Moderator star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Registered:
    Sep 29, 2005
    Everyone needs to play all the AC games. Now.

    ACIII was best classified as a missed opportunity. It's still underrated -- it's got great gameplay, and the complaints over Connor's character are misguided. Most of the whining done about it is off-base. But the story was lacking -- it skipped around too much, and just didn't make the most of its setting, the way previous games did. The Revolution is such an insanely rich setting, and ACIII just kind of skimmed the top of it. What it really needed was about three more sequences -- Saratoga, something actually handling Connor's friendship with Washington and Lafayette (work in Trenton?), and another sequence set in New York (really, that fire/Nathan Hale idea should have happened). Maybe even something else late-war -- and some beefed-up sidequests (missions in the Frontier for his tribe would have been a good way of working them more thoroughly into the story). That would have gone a long way to solving most of the missed-opportunity problems.
     
    Gorefiend and TheRedBlade like this.
  24. Zeta1127

    Zeta1127 Jedi Master star 5

    Registered:
    Sep 2, 2012
    I would if the only copy of the original Assassin's Creed available to me hadn't been commandeered before I had even gotten close to finishing it and my brother is the only one I know with any of the other games.
     
  25. The_Four_Dot_Elipsis

    The_Four_Dot_Elipsis Jedi Grand Master star 5

    Registered:
    Mar 3, 2005
    Escalation towards the climax would have helped, instead of a winding an needlessly bloody cutscene.

    The "Vhat a tvist!" bit with the daddy is brilliant - unfortunately it remains the game's high point.

    Haven't played the inter II -- III ones yet. Look forward to it, especially after being disappointed that we only got a piecemeal Vatican for II.