Assassin's Creed Revelations

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I think you're right SpacePPoliceman but the game is telling me I have to upgrade equipment before I can proceed.

If i remember right, there's a specific blacksmith near the assassin's hideout that has one item for you to buy. That's what they want you to purchase. On the map, I think it is the shop slightly to the left of the main hideout.

strangederby wrote:

Oh dear. I must be having an off weekend or something. I swear I never had these problems with any of the other games. I need to make some money and go the the blacksmiths. I'm standing right where the hammer Icon is and.......no shop. Or maybe its boarded up? I have 1035 in cash. My instructions are "Explore Galata district and upgrade equipment".

Thanks for your patience guys it's really apreciated.

Pro-tip - level up your assassins as soon as you can. I think everything is open as of about chapter 4 memory 3 - once you get there, go clear out all the templar dens and recruit a full crew of assassins. You will end up making a bunch of money all the while, and it will make the later parts of the game much easier.

Facepalm. My mistake. I went straight to the blacksmith icon and ignored the blue mission icon. I guess I was being too literal. Now on the tower defence tutorial.

Like I said, the game holds your hand pretty close for the first while. You don't really have the freedom to do much until you get past those first few tutorial missions. After that, explore, buy and level your assassins. You'll start to like it a whole lot more then.

It's weird that I'm finding the hand holding part of the game, presumably the part that's meant to be easyist, so difficult.

Really enjoying this now. Like Brotherhood the whole game feels like a playground where you have a lot of freedome to pick and choose what you want to do and how you want to do it. The one fly in the ointment? Despite enjoing the sub game of Mediterranean Defense and the feeling that it's pushing back against Templar control I'm going to have to just deal with the OCD and ignore Rhodes. It's kind of annoying though every time I see how well my assassins are doing on the big map to see it greyed out like that.

I just started playing this one (I know, I know, I'm super late to the party), and my feeling is that it's not bad per se, it's just more of the same. I agree with one of the pp's, the body of water (I'm guessing the Bosphorus?) right smack dab in the middle of the map is jarring. I get it, that's the city layout, but it's a pain. Still, it's a pleasant enough experience, but I'm glad I didn't pay full price for it (thank you Steam sales!).

And yeah, I'm right there with you, Strangederby, I'm gonna have to ignore Rhodes as well, although it may kill me.

So I just beat Brotherhood and would like to clear this off the pile soon as well, but I'm hesitant to start it. Brotherhood was roughly 20 hours of "hardcore mini-games", as I'd like to call it, and while that's not bad, I'd like something with more substance. It didn't feel like anything significant happened at all in Brotherhood until the very end, which is the only reason I'm not writing off Revelations as optional before AC3.

Revelations was one of my favorites. I finished it recently to get all caught up before AC3.

Island Dog wrote:

Revelations was one of my favorites. I finished it recently to get all caught up before AC3.

You and I are the only people that feel that way - but I thought AssRev was the best yet.

Although, the new character models threw me off a bit. Ezio didn't quite look like Ezio.

ccesarano wrote:

So I just beat Brotherhood and would like to clear this off the pile soon as well, but I'm hesitant to start it. Brotherhood was roughly 20 hours of "hardcore mini-games", as I'd like to call it, and while that's not bad, I'd like something with more substance. It didn't feel like anything significant happened at all in Brotherhood until the very end, which is the only reason I'm not writing off Revelations as optional before AC3.

1. Did you play the first AssCreed? Did you enjoy Altaïr's story? Did you enjoy Ezio's story in the other games?
- Their "bigger picture" stories tie into each other through Revelations. I think it's done really well, and if you want to see their story end (conclusively), I highly recommend playing it.
2. Do you like the combat?
- It's better in Revelations. Ezio is a more efficient killer (and more brutal, in some cases), but it's mostly animations, aside from the addition of bombs and a hook, which can play as big or small a role as you'd prefer.
3. Do you care about Desmond?
- It's almost entirely optional, but you get to learn more about him in Revelations.

Those are the biggest factors I think.

I love Revelations, but I love Assassin's Creed in general, so I can completely understand a bit of burnout.

I technically like Altair, but his voice actor is terrible. I do like Ezio and I'm not bothered by Desmond, so it sounds like Revelations should be valuable story-wise at least.

I may give it a go after Dishonored, then.

ccesarano wrote:

It didn't feel like anything significant happened at all in Brotherhood until the very end

Just to warn you, Revelations is this even moreso.

I agree with the others that it's still an excellent game, though. How soon you should play it... it depends on how soon you have the desire to play another AC2/Brotherhood style game again.

ccesarano wrote:

I technically like Altair, but his voice actor is terrible. I do like Ezio and I'm not bothered by Desmond, so it sounds like Revelations should be valuable story-wise at least.

I may give it a go after Dishonored, then.

He has a different voice actor in Revelations, who I had no issue with.

Finally playing this one, since I seem to be on a 1 per year schedule with these games, and I've had it hanging around forever.

As suggested, in Sequence 3, I basically stopped progressing and just cranked through getting all the assassin dens, leveling up dudes, and getting the whole city locked down. That's now done, and I'm moving forward.

Now, I want to start buying all the shops and stuff while I run around. Since all the dens are locked, is there any real reason to worry about keeping my notoriety down at this point?

I played through two of the Desmond sequences, and oy, they're a massive pain at some points. Kinda glad there's only three more to go.

If the dens are all locked, then you might as well go hog wild.

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