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Other Assassin's Creed III - Gameplay trailer up

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by alastor, 1 Mar 2012.

  1. Zurechial

    Zurechial Elitist

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    I don't really get the complaints that the AC games aren't about subtlety or stealthy gameplay. They never really claimed to be. They've been about a stylised impression of the middle-eastern assassin concept since the very beginning, not our modern anime/hollywood-influenced notion of a stealthy shadow killer.
    Just because we attach notions of stealth and 'silent assassin' ideals to the word 'assassin' doesn't mean that's what it's about. The only stealth component in the AC games was that of blending into crowds.

    I miss Thief too, but is that really relevant when discussing Assassins Creed? Bear in mind that Garret the Thief wasn't supposed to kill anyone or be noticed at all, and in fact you failed immediately if you killed anyone on Expert difficulty in Thief.

    With regards to the difficulty, though; I totally agree. I think AC and AC2 would have been more satisfying games if they had been more difficult and if the AI hadn't been so accommodating as to take turns getting killed stylishly by the player. Can't comment on Brotherhood or Revelations though.
     
  2. .//TuNdRa

    .//TuNdRa Resident Bulldozer Guru

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    Neither was much better. The AI still didn't notice if you pushed everyone off roofs, so long as the bodies weren't found. You'd think you'd suddenly notice if your buddy (lets call him Keith for this scenario) Suddenly vanished, after he was standing near the edge of a roof, or perhaps everyone just hated Keith anyway? Plus the latest game got ridiculous. Make lots of bombs, kill everything with stuff that appeared to make a modern day frag grenade look like a firecracker.
     
  3. Draksis

    Draksis New Member

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    CAD did some artwork along this line a while back: CAD
     
  4. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    i actually like the bombs, they were great fun to use, and being a AC Brotherhoods multiplayer, relays on my smoke bombs quite a lot.

    the thing with AC series is those missions that require stealth are most fun, and you can tell there has been large deal of design and testing done to it. whereas normal one-man-army missions are just button mashing with little regard for level design or creative fun.

    it's like Batman Arkham series is fantastic fun in predator scenarios compared to random encounters with thugs.


    hope they keep the best of Brotherhood's in: call for other assassins. i know training them can be tiresome, but they are fantastic helpers when attempting a normal mission stealthily.
     
  5. alastor

    alastor New Member

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  6. ccxo

    ccxo On top of a hill

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    Not sure if this setting will work with AC, always been more medevial etc where the Assassin blended in to the people.

    Sort of looks out of place in the American Revolution, though will have to wait and see.
     
  7. Orca

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    Some screenshots:

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    Looks like a bit exploring in the wilderness it seems!
     
  8. Tichinde

    Tichinde Active Member

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    Don't think running through the trees is going to be quite as cool as roof-top running to be honest.

    However, the good news is I have until October to finish Brotherhood and Revelations :)
     
  9. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    Yea got a email about it, Strange how he looks younger in III than he does in the brotherhood lol
     
  10. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    New character, I expected better understanding from you. :p

    screenshot really reminds me of Elder scrolls, specifically oblivion and skyrim. As said, running in the forest is nothing special, compared to running on roof top.
     
  11. noizdaemon666

    noizdaemon666 I'm Od, Therefore I Pwn

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    Yeah but then you might be able to climb trees and leap between them :D
     
  12. alastor

    alastor New Member

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    It won't all be trees and cliffs though, Eurogamer are reporting some details from the GameInformer exclusive: http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2012-03-02-first-assassins-creed-3-details-report
    More details Monday hopefully.
     
  13. Elton

    Elton Officially a Whisky Nerd

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    I still want one done in the Opium war.
     
  14. mattyh1995

    mattyh1995 Active Member

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    I played a bit of revelations, to me the missions seemed just to be giant puzzles.. Hope ACIII goes back to what the original was like, sneakily killing guards and performing funny stunts then running away like a b**** :D
     
  15. Sparky750

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    i think this assasins creed looks the BEST ! :thumb:
     
  16. alastor

    alastor New Member

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    Cannot wait.
     
  17. Stewb

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    I was worried before the reveal (because of the cover art) but am now terrified. I really, really hope I am wrong but this looks like it might be a "lets bash the British" game...

    EDIT: Although I do have some hope it won't be because the AC stories in the past have been good
     
  18. Zurechial

    Zurechial Elitist

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    I don't mean to troll or flamebait here, but do the many, many people (not just here, but across the net) who are worried and/or complaining about the potential redcoat-bashing in AC3 realise just how ridiculous those concerns sound?

    I can completely understand that the prospect of seeing one's countrymen, historic or otherwise, being portrayed as the 'bad guys' in a game or movie isn't exactly appealing; but how is the level of complaint/concern that's been vented over this aspect of AC3 justified in light of all of the games and movies where other easy 'bad guy' nations/races/ethnicities are used as an antagonist and absolutely nobody complains - Least of all the British?
    Germans, Russians, Chinese, Arabs, Muslims, Koreans.. All convenient 'bad guys' done to death in games and movies and little ever said of it; But as soon as Redcoats are the enemy it's something to be angry or concerned about?

    To a great many people around the world the Brits (perhaps more specifically the English) were every bit the tyrant and villain they're portrayed as in movies like Braveheart and The Patriot (common AC3 comparisons I've noticed so far) and potentially in AC3 as well.
    Guys, You had an empire that basically ****ed half the world over in one way or another at some point in history; You don't exactly have a leg to stand on when it comes to complaining about being portrayed as the bad guys in a setting where as far as many are concerned the Brits were the 'bad guys'.

    As someone from a country justifiably considered a victim of the Empire these concerns it reek of "What, us? What did we ever do?".
    I'm not personally anti-British or strongly nationalist/Republican, but from comments I've read and heard in-person I know for a fact that I'm one of many non-Brits who finds these complaints frustrating if not infuriating to read for these very reasons.

    Take a step back and ask yourselves if it's really a valid complaint or concern. Meanwhile I'll do my own best to do the same and wonder if there's any justification in getting worked up over the comments, by the same token; in the interests of trying to be reasonable about it myself.
     
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  19. Da_Rude_Baboon

    Da_Rude_Baboon What the?

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    Americans versus the British? lol the Americans will get owned.
     
  20. Stewb

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    Oh sorry, I should have made myself clearer. I'm not worried about that because it's against my countrymen (I'm not English btw). I'm worried because it would be incredibly lazy storytelling as compared to previous installments. (This point is less rational but I also don't like anything that is overtly chest beating edit: overtly chest beating with not much else story wise I just clarify again.)

    sorry I didn't make myself clear, and am not replying more fully (I'm on my phone)
     
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