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Assassin's Creed series

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  1. Desides

    Desides Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    New leaks.


    • The leaks aren't "accidents". Controlled. Both pictures are real. The first one (where the MC stood in front of something) is very old. The second one is a picture from the Demo we'll see at E3.
    • New scouting mechanic, the eagle. The eagle's placeholder name for now is "Akhom".
    • There are NO towers in the game. You will be using your eagle for side-activities and points of interest. There's a limit to how far you can go away from the protagonist.
    • The characters all speak English like in Unity. That is because of the Animus 5.0, which has perfected any translation issues of the older versions. You will be sitting in it, not moving around like in the movie.
    • We have a new Modern Day protagonist, he's male and mixed race. Already a trained Assassin and has a new team that helps him achieve his task, given by William himself. William, Rebecca, Shaun all make appearances.
    • MD is more like AC3's MD with bigger areas and more character interaction. The MD does more to highlight the fact that Assassins and Templars still exist and are having a big impact on the world.
    • "Without giving too much away, a piece of Eden is used during the Exodus and the crossing of the Red Sea, playing into the whole overarching mission of the modern-day protagonist." Not main focus of the story though.
    • He doesn't exactly know when it's set, but last he heard it was set between 1400 and 1200 BCE. It's set during the Dynasties.
    • NO naval combat. It really is only just a sailing boat used for travel purposes. It's like in The Witcher 3, just a tad more customizable. That's it.
    • He states numerous times that the world is breathtakingly beautiful and that there is ambient stuff going on in the open seas. Better to sail than miss this stuff by fast-travelling.
    • You will be travelling the Eastern Mediterranean with your boat.
    • Ambient music is in the game. Hooray!
    • Devs have focused on story 100%. There is no multiplayer whatsoever, however there are micro-transactions like in BF and Rogue. Multiplayer is still on the cards, might return at some point to the franchise.
    • A lot of work went into the immersion aspect.
    • Plenty of tropical areas. Mirages, oasis areas and various islands dotted around the sea are beautiful.
    • The main protag (in the past) is a quieter version of Altair, basically. Looks like him, slightly darker. Not black like Adé. Trilogy with him planned. Greece comes next and he's in there. No idea about the third entry at all.
    • Main protag (past) is apparently Israelite.
    • Combat has been reworked. Enemies have different attack patterns and will actively try to flank you. Kinda like Witcher 3, but easier to get into.
    • Stealth is much more integrated into the world. You can hide on corners, in crowds, in buildings and in bushes/haystacks. Imagine Syndicate and Unity's stealth, but much more well thought out and implemented. Social stealth is emphasized a lot in the game. You'll be blending into crowds and with groups of slaves an awful lot.
    • Free running is the same as Syndicate/Unity, though it adds in some of the flair from Watch Dogs 2. It's a lot smoother and more fluid.
    • Reason why AC doesn't make its way to Japan is because the higher ups don't see it being successful. They made China for Chronicles to "please the fans". Whoop-de-doo.
    • Same thing for WW1 and WW2.
    • Engine is a reworked version of Syndicate's. But looks drastically different to Syndicate/Unity.
    • They took Unity's backlash very, very badly. They've been working on Origins so much to avoid another buggy situation. "Syndicate was about 60% complete when the backlash came to light, so Ubi shoved that one out of the door before we had the break."
    • No Switch version, releases on PS4, Xbawks One and PC.
    • Coming out later this year.
    • Hidden Blade used in the game is a very early version. Requires losing a finger. There's also a bow, a shield, various swords, spears and throwing knives.
    • Our protagonist (paaast) doesn't have a name at the beginning. Later, other characters start calling him "Shed", after the deity that represents salvation. A big part of the story revolves around saving your people from slavery.
    • The idea of an Ancient Rome game was floating around the office. Ceasar wasn't a Templar, but shared a lot of their ideologies. Senators that killed him were part of the Brotherhood. Status of this idea is unknown.
    • Skills are done in a talent tree. However, the differences between the skill trees are drastically different and you can only ever have a certain amount of skills active at one point. One tree is Combat, another Stealth and the final one is Movement.
    • Outfit-wise, there's a few pre-determined outfits (as there has been in every AC game). However, there are different piece of equipment that you can buy that will go over the top of your 'base' appearance. Imagine Unity's equipment variation/customization, but with less pointless fluff.
    • Character customization is more like Unity than Syndicate.
    • EDIT: I forgot to add this, sorry people: You can put your hood on and off whenever you want!
     
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    Lots of good info in there. Good news on the modern day aspect. Too bad on the removal of climbing to reveal areas.

    Why in the world would the higher ups at Ubisoft think that a Japan game would bomb??? That seems like such an interesting idea.
     
  3. Desides

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    Same reason they're vulnerable to a hostile takeover from Vivendi: they are blind.
     
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    I'm really happy to hear they're settling on one protagonist.
     
  5. Desides

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    More "leaks". Now getting contradictory info.

    Second Screenshot from build for E3. You do kill the crocodile, but before meeting Shadya, and it’s an animal. You then meet Shadya and are attacked by Roman Guards, kill them, and end with an assassination of a General (like the SoM system).
    Towers are in the game, but not in some rifts. You use the eagle when reaching the top instead of eagle vision.
    Modern day assassin is actually Charlotte. You’re working to find the ankh.
    Rifts include Cairo 1799 during Napoleon’s Invasion (Play as Arno), Amunet Assassinating Cleopatra in Alexandria 30 BCE, and brief segments of the “exodus” (this has a massive twist).
    Small amount of Demotic and Coptic is spoken, but largely English, but with accents proper accents.
    Actual setting is late first century, early second century AD.
    Most of the boat stuff is on the nile. You can go into the Mediterranean a bit, but not far. Greece was cut from this game.
    Name of primary protagonist is Balek.
    Tombs are back
    You can use the hidden blade in combat like AC1
    Naval combat insofar as shooting enemies with Arrows on boats
    You can steel boats, upgraded boats work like carriages in Syndicate

    Game will supposedly be announced on the 19th, this Friday
     
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    More leaks :lol:. Via Reddit.

     
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  7. Desides

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    Gotta love how the leaks contradict each other.
     
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    Apparently t-shirts of the new protagonist has been spotted at GameStops. Via Reddit (again)

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    [​IMG]
     
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  12. Desides

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    And there you go. The leaks were probably all controlled because this hype train has been rolling up pretty steadily.

    I'm interested in the setting and eager to see if they actually do stuff in the modern day again.
     
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    And a possible release date. October 27th.

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    I'm wondering if the preorder mission will be available via DLC.
     
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  17. Desides

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    I might have to ban the linking to Kotaku… :tongue2:

     
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    I'm curious how they're going to square the whole "non-linear narrative / quest-based mission" design with the level-based stat system. It sounds like they're saying "sure, you can go to this place, but you'll get rekt in a minute."
     
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    I'm curious too. My presumption is that while you'll be free to explore, the game will guide you on the preferred path and recommend ways that you should go. Very interested in seeing all of the details.
     
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  23. Desides

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    I don't think they care about ME:A. They care about Syndicate. Syndicate was supposed to address and fix the problem introduced by Unity. It kinda did but really didn't.
     
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    I thought that Syndicate was really good. Not perfect, we've talked about the failures regarding the lack of modern day story and the related content, but otherwise it was really solid.
     
  25. Desides

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    Syndicate was good. But it did not sell as well as projected, and it did not rehab the series' rep after Unity. Unity forced the two year break the series needed. Ubisoft is still not committing to annual releases again, too. Some of that is them being prepared to kill the series off, some of it is then realizing they can't saturate the market anymore.
     
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    Understood, but unfortunate. Its difficult for me to put myself into the shoes of people who are so quick to give up on something and abandon it. I suppose that i have more patience than the average gamer though, and as you've pointed out, the companies don't give a **** about people over a certain age anyways, whether we're loyal customers or not.
     
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    http://wccftech.com/ubisoft-extra-year-quality-ac-origins/

     
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    http://wccftech.com/ac-origins-thousands-virtualized-npcs-gameplay-change/

    All of these changes sound like they're going to make Origins a very fun, deep experience for the player. But they also make me wonder how they'll work it all to make it Assassins Creed, with the notion that its all a make believe framework within a computer using a character's ancestor's memories.
     
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  31. Desides

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    I'm moderately interested in the game but recent events (hi Hurricane Irma) have kept me from really giving much of a crap. I may not even get this for the first few months, which is a change from my usual "take time off work to play the new AC" behavior.
     
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    I actually have a long tradition of waiting until the new year to play the newest AC game. It's meant that I haven't even begun the last few until they were patched and the DLC was out.
     
  33. Desides

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    I do all the collectibles while going through at my own pace, so it's nice to have time off work to just screw around with it. That said, I'm not just playing a game on those days off, I have other things to do.
     
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    Hopefully the world is large enough to justify that mode. The places they've shown so far all seem relatively close together.
     
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    https://www.dualshockers.com/assassins-creed-origins-dlc-paid-free/

    Details and dates on the planned DLC. Given my personal situation (living with relatives and no broadband), I won't be able to get any of the DLC until some point in 2018, so my second eventual playthrough will be a complete one, and my first will be a generic one.

     
  38. Desides

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    Sounds like ACO has adopted the "game as a service" model.
     
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    With the mix of uncertainty and disappointment that I've gotten from my games the past two years or so regarding post launch content, I'm thankful that they're just laying it all out there now. I would imagine that Ubisoft has learned from the mistakes of others and is playing it safe.
     
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    The "game as a service" model isn't really safe, though. It's a brand new concept.
     

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