Assassin's Creed 3 Catch-All

iaintgotnopants wrote:
I also want to know why they killed Veronica Mars.

I'm with you there, I can't be arsed finishing Revelations to find out why either. We need someone to post up just the cutscenes like that fella did with Uncharted.

Redwing wrote:
iaintgotnopants wrote:
I also want to know why they killed Veronica Mars.

I'm with you there, I can't be arsed finishing Revelations to find out why either. We need someone to post up just the cutscenes like that fella did with Uncharted.

Luckily enough for you, in AC:R, she's only mentioned in passing when Desmond overhears the rest of the Scooby gang talking about her funeral.

And I have to agree with BlackSabre. Climbing and shanking looks intact, to me.

Yeah, they didn't really explain why they killed her off at all. Perhaps they'll explain more in AC3?

Ubisoft committed a Mass Effect with that, apparently.

It's answered with The Lost Archive DLC. Spoilers here, obviously, but nobody should buy it because it's more of the sh*tty first person sequences:

http://assassinscreed.wikia.com/wiki...

Spoiler:
Apparently, she was a double agent. Or triple agent, I can't really tell anymore. Or some sh*t. Seriously, if you care that much to read this, I don't know what to say. But then again, she was the only remotely interesting character in the modern times(especially compared to Desmond McBoringface), so maybe it's important, I really don't know.

cube wrote:
The Spoiler

...Yeah, f*ck that. The sequence in AC:B implied nothing even close to that. I declare that non-canon (since they've shunted it off into DLC, I assume it won't come up again, so I'll never be contradicted).

I think it's mostly to cover up the fact that for whatever reason, Kristen Bell didn't want to do more games(or Ubi didn't want to pay her to do more games), so they wrote her out.

cube wrote:
I think it's mostly to cover up the fact that for whatever reason, Kristen Bell didn't want to do more games(or Ubi didn't want to pay her to do more games), so they wrote her out.

That's pretty much my way of thinking too. In the end, whatever. It's still going to be a great game and I'm still interested to see exactly where the story ends up.

Spoiler:
Totally makes sense for her to be a double agent. "Here, Desmond, let me help you escape from my own people, repeatedly and at great personal cost."

While I agree that it seems to be a punk move on Ubi's part, keep in mind that Revelations wasn't really intended to progress the main Desmond vs. the Templars storyline. It is much more of a character study to give the fans some closure to Ezio's life. Basically, it's what happens to Desmond while he is unconscious after he gets knocked out at the end of Brotherhood (i.e. he's defragging his mind to escape Animus Island and not end up like subject 16). It could easily have been a 2 minute cut-scene at the beginning of AC3. And I suspect we'll get some sort of explanation about Lucy's demise at the beginning of 3.

Also, WiiU gameplay in Boston:

Agh! That hang-kill move is the joint!

It looks amazing. They've made some serious improvements on the running animations.

That does, indeed, look awesome. Odd choice of music, though.

I'd bet Ubisoft mostly wasn't willing to go through the hassle of scheduling Bell each year--that had to be a nightmare. I recall for ACII, she wasn't announced in the game until way, way late. Too bad, because I liked Lucy, and adore KB.

Seeing Assassin's Creed running on a Nintendo machine is a real bizarre feeling.

Seeing Assassin's Creed running on a Nintendo machine is a real bizarre feeling.

So bizarre that you had to post it twice!!!

I honestly don't want to see any more AC3 stuff now. I'm really excited for it and from what I've seen so far it looks amazing, but I'm afraid that if I watch any more I'll spoil some stuff for when I start playing it. Maybe I just won't click play on that video.... maybe...

BlackSabre wrote:
I honestly don't want to see any more AC3 stuff now. I'm really excited for it and from what I've seen so far it looks amazing, but I'm afraid that if I watch any more I'll spoil some stuff for when I start playing it. Maybe I just won't click play on that video.... maybe...

I was thinking the same thing this morning: "Maybe it's time to go on blackout for AC3?" Then I realized that I've only really seen about 15 minutes of what will probably be another 30 hour game. DO IT!!

Oh yeah, I fully realize I won't be able to resist it all... but I want to... I'm already buying the game, I just want to make sure I have a good experience in the game, and not spoil some stuff for myself outside of it.

Gameplay footage looks great especially as they seem to have simplified the combat so I'm not juggled wristblades, wristguns, and wristbombs all at once. However, I'm skeptical of the naval combat. Looks like a glorified on-rails sequence but without hands-on experience, that's hard to say for certain.

It looks a lot more Batman-ish than before with the addition of QTE-like dodge and counter prompts. That's new, and hopefully will work as well as batman did.

Does this assassin look like the most conspicuous one yet? The bit where he's leaning against the posts between those two colonists, "blending in"—I couldn't buy that for a second.

"'Hey Reginald, doesn't that gentleman over there in the white look a bit conspicuous? Think he might be one of them Assassin fellows?"

"Nah, if he was, you'd think he'd try to blend in more. It must just be laundry day."

"Yeah, your probably right. Hey, I'm hungry, want to knock off for lunch OH GOD THERE'S A KNIFE IN MY FACE."

Gravey wrote:
Does this assassin look like the most conspicuous one yet? The bit where he's leaning against the posts between those two colonists, "blending in"—I couldn't buy that for a second. :)

"Hello, Colonial Guard, what is your emergency?"

"I am on neighborhood watch, and there are one of those injun's walking around with a hood on. Those people always get away with this stuff"

"Sir, there is no need to follow him, we will send someone to investigate"

"Oh, OK."

5 minutes later...

"Hmm, he isn't here anymo-"

Yeah, cool as the character design is I feel like it's lost some of its effectiveness in this new era of small forts with smaller crowds. I actually don't think it's fit very well since Assassin's Creed 1 with Altair blending in with the monks.

There is a guide to city gameplay on Giantbomb (and probably elsewhere :P.) It all looks... strangely familiar. There is more of the old game in there than I was expecting but, at the same time, some absolutely superb refinements to the crowd stuff and the combat. Love the look of the cities... and pretty much everything else. I want to play this game now.

They've stopped you healing mid fight which seems a good idea (the bastards) because it was hard to lose fights when you could heal.

Weird they picked NYC over Philadelphia, but maybe it'll make a cameo appearance later. Betsy Ross flag sewing minigame anyone?

Grubber788 wrote:
Weird they picked NYC over Philadelphia, but maybe it'll make a cameo appearance later. Betsy Ross flag sewing minigame anyone?

I like it. They could replace all the bomb stations with sowing chests where you can collect different scraps of material and coloured threads.

Also, everyone gets their own symbol for multiplayer but the have to sow it together themselves in real time.

As of now, AC3 has 6 different versions with a lot of exclusive content (RockPaperShotgun).

I am generally warming to Ubisoft as a whole again due to the excellent AC 1 and 2. Brotherhood and Revelations are already on my shelf and will be tampered with soon. AC3 seemed like a no-brainer for me. But the madness of having 6 different versions and consequently locking players out of up to 4 missions of the game seems more than just marketing. That's basically punishing players for "only" wanting to pay full price instead of a premium by withholding a approx. a quarter of the game.

It's a repeating pattern with Ubi, they make games I generally want to play, but surround them with various issues that get in the way of me actually buying them, or at least delay it.

OK, f*ck that. I'm officially not buying this until I can get it for $10. That's complete bullsh*t.

iaintgotnopants wrote:
OK, f*ck that. I'm officially not buying this until I can get it for $10. That's complete bullsh*t.

They usually release those levels as DLC much later. If I can resist I think I'll wait until then so I can get the full experience.

Higgledy wrote:
iaintgotnopants wrote:
OK, f*ck that. I'm officially not buying this until I can get it for $10. That's complete bullsh*t.

They usually release those levels as DLC much later. If I can resist I think I'll wait until then so I can get the full experience.


Pretty much what I just did with AC:R