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Gaming Altair You a New One: The Assassin's Creed Series

Discussion in 'Community' started by Valyn, May 14, 2010.

  1. Dannik Jerriko

    Dannik Jerriko Jedi Master star 3

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    I started on Valhalla over the weekend and I’ve really enjoyed it so far. Having spent time in Norway, I enjoyed the Norse mythology and old architecture. The contrast between Norway and merry old England is stark. I haven’t spent much time in England yet, but I worry that the environment might get a little repetitive (rolling hills and green pastures).

    If I enjoy the rest of the game, I’ll download the Wrath of the Druids when I’m done. I’ll be interested to see AC’s interpretation of the Irish landscape and Celtic folklore. Though, to be honest, I think that a game set entirely in Ireland would have been preferable to a DLC.
     
  2. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 8

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    What system are you playing it on?
     
  3. Dannik Jerriko

    Dannik Jerriko Jedi Master star 3

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    Xbox One.
     
  4. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 8

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    You might not be seeing it at its best then, but it'll still run OK and look good.
     
  5. Dannik Jerriko

    Dannik Jerriko Jedi Master star 3

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    Yeah, I was thinking the same thing. I’m planning to upgrade to PS5 later in the year.
     
  6. Havac

    Havac Former Moderator star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    They did a pretty good job of diversifying the terrain. There are a lot of the rolling hills and pastures and woods, but there’s also stark sea coast, marshes, moors, and craggy bluffs, and there are different seasons across the map, too, with snowy winter terrain up north. I was really impressed with the beauty of the terrain across the game.
     
  7. Dannik Jerriko

    Dannik Jerriko Jedi Master star 3

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    I done a bit of exploring today and saw the snow-capped mountains of Northumbria as well as the moors and whin. To be fair, there’s a decent variety of scenery and I’m really enjoying my time in the game.
     
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  8. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 8

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    Just watch out while moving about. Even if you are within the area level, the game can - and will - drop some very strong enemies on you that you have no chance against. It doesn't always give warnings either.
     
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  9. Moll

    Moll Force Ghost star 4

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    Played a lot more Valhalla now (35 hours) and it is definitely warming on my. Although my favourite chapter just got killed off :_| The soundtrack for this game is very good though, have been listening to it on my MP3 player today as I work :)
     
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  10. Fredrik Vallestrand

    Fredrik Vallestrand Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    The new DLC gets released soon.
     
  11. solojones

    solojones Chosen One star 10

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    Tomorrow!
     
  12. blackmyron

    blackmyron Chosen One star 6

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    With finishing Cyberpunk 2077 for the 2nd time, I'm back to the AC series - trying to get back into the groove of Black Flag.

    So I've got a ways to catch up with you lot. :p
     
  13. Moll

    Moll Force Ghost star 4

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    Ivarr is a right sicko, God I hate him. Killing my man Ceolbert, and then cutting that king open [face_sick]
     
  14. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 8

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    And how did you "deal" with him?
     
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  15. Moll

    Moll Force Ghost star 4

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    Killed him and then denied him passage to Valhalla
     
  16. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 8

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    Good, good.
     
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  17. Darth Chiznuk

    Darth Chiznuk Superninja of New Films star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    Yep. I did the same. The *******!
     
  18. Moll

    Moll Force Ghost star 4

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    Finished the Cent story arc today, my kitten was very interested when infiltrating the cathedral :D
    [​IMG]
     
  19. darthcaedus1138

    darthcaedus1138 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Gonna start up the DLC soon, did the Beowulf thing (surprisingly short/little to it), Daughters of Lerion fights and almost done with the Animus fragments.
     
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  20. blackmyron

    blackmyron Chosen One star 6

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    Black Flag finally down, Cry Freedom included. Probably the most fun out of all the AC games so far.
    Started Rogue, which I haven't heard great things about. Obviously filling in the gaps between IV and III, and (from what I understand) leading up to Unity.
    Valhalla seems an eternity away. [face_laugh]
     
  21. Havac

    Havac Former Moderator star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Rogue has tremendous gameplay (it’s basically just BF with a few bits added) and a neat map, but terrrrrrrrrible writing. It handles the whole “Templar protagonist” thing not by exploring the philosophical conflict between the two factions, but by writing the Assassins as stupid jerks and whitewashing the Templars. It’s a bad story with an unlikable protagonist. The out-of-Animus metacommentary, in the style of BF, continues to be pretty good, however.
     
  22. blackmyron

    blackmyron Chosen One star 6

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    Yeah, I love the commentary on the Animus entries. I miss Shaun's sarcastic entries, though.

    I've also come to realize that AC really emphasizes Orson Welles' comment about happy endings depending on when you stop telling someone's story. Remember that cool villa you spent AC III upgrading? Destroyed at the start of Brotherhood! Remember how Altair was victorious at the end of AC I? Revelations will show you he really spent decades in exile after being betrayed! Kenway abandoning the pirate's life to raise a family? Murdered by Templars! (offscreen, cursory mention in Rogue)

    I guess the one good thing about Rogue is that concept is turned on its ear - no matter how much chaos and destruction our 'protagonist' does, we know that Connor will come along and undo practically all of it.
     
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  23. Gamiel

    Gamiel Chosen One star 8

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    Since the rest of the games whitewash the assassins and their alies, ain't that fair game in a way
     
  24. Fredrik Vallestrand

    Fredrik Vallestrand Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Dosen't Rogue one does exaclty what AC 3 did after the templars being villified in the ezio games.
     
  25. blackmyron

    blackmyron Chosen One star 6

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    It's interesting that they go against the grain with George Washington and actively keep him out of the whole Templar/Assassin conspiracies - traditionally, any conspiratorial fiction dealing with the American Revolution or the founding of the US invariably tie him in somehow. (I know he's featured in III, but not as a member of either group and only indirectly involved with their machinations). I mention this because they double-down on his role in Rogue, where his high-ranking Templar brother specifically asks the other Templars to keep George out of their machinations.