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Old November 1 2012, 10:59 AM   #46
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Re: Assassin's Creed III

I just finished Sequence 4. While the first two sequences are a bit slow, things definitely improve in the third one.
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Old November 1 2012, 12:21 PM   #47
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I played for three and a half hours last night and I'm still in the prologue. For reference, that's the length of Lawrence of Arabia. PROLOGUE.

Not a complaint. Loving that it's setting up for quite the epic. Expecting Charlton Heston to turn up.
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Old November 1 2012, 12:27 PM   #48
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Looking at the prices and editions, I think I'm gonna wait half a year or a year or so. Several over-priced editions with non-overlapping content, that's got to be a joke. And then probably 5 DLCs for 5-10 bucks each over the course of the next year. If I get into it now, I'll end up having paid 150 thousand bucks by the time they release the GOTY or Platinum Edition with the entire content for about 30 bucks.
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Old November 1 2012, 01:35 PM   #49
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I don't know the entire story, but wasn't it revealed in one of the previous games that


was a Templar? I think it would be interesting if Connor thinks he's working for the good guys, and then it turns out he's been fighting for the Templars all along.
Except for the fact that


I'm just disappointed that developers who I believe are Canadian didn't create a more nuanced view of the American Revolution after their work in the original AC.

Of course if the plot is that

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Old November 1 2012, 02:37 PM   #50
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I would have bought this game if it was historically accurate. Yeah I get to fight with the Founding Fathers except most of them were Free Masons who are associated with the TEMPLARS! WTF?! So I'm fighting for the Templars now

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Freemasonry

As for the slaughter that began the story, Colonists and their militia were responsible for more deaths of native americans than the British. That's why native tribes like the MOHAWKS sided with the British.

Wouldn't it be cool if you were an Assassin fighting for the British against the rebel colonist who were secretly controlled by the Templars. Benjamin Franklin could be your nemesis. Of course Ubisoft loves money more than history so we get AC the American (Lame) Revolution version.
I don't know the entire story, but wasn't it revealed in one of the previous games that


was a Templar? I think it would be interesting if Connor thinks he's working for the good guys, and then it turns out he's been fighting for the Templars all along.
Well, the end of the 3rd sequence has a nice twist about that...
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Old November 1 2012, 02:51 PM   #51
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AC is inspired by history, it's not a documentary.
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Old November 1 2012, 05:37 PM   #52
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AC is inspired by history, it's not a documentary.
But there is being inspired by history and completely ignoring it. Would we be making the same argument if in the end there was this huge twist and the Prussian Army invaded Great Britian or the Russians or Spanish invaded from the west.

By his backstory, Connor should have sided with the British not the people who murdered his tribe.
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Old November 1 2012, 06:33 PM   #53
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Well no, but none of the innaccuracies you're talking about aren't anywhere near that significant. Every historical WWII film ever made takes these sorts of liberties but they tend to stop short at having Adolf win. As long the liberties they take help the story and don't completely ruin suspension of disbelief I don't see the problem.

But then we're obviously looking for different things, and I'm not as well versed in the history of the period so it's not going to jump out at me so much.

(We're also talking about a story that has everything we're taught being a lie as one of the core themes, so...)
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Old November 1 2012, 09:14 PM   #54
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I'm not gonna click those links because I don't have AC3 and probably won't have a chance to play it for a few months. I was just hypothesizing based on what I've heard about the universe.
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Old November 4 2012, 03:36 PM   #55
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I just finished Sequence 2, and I'm not enjoying it as much as far. I really have an issue with setting this game in Colonial America. I miss the ancient middle eastern cities. I guess the new character is cool enough, basically a suave James Bond.

Do you get to call in assassin strikes further into the game? I miss that.

Why does everyone call him Connor? That's not his name in the game, it's something else I forget at the moment.
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Old November 4 2012, 04:32 PM   #56
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^ You're still in the prologue, and will be for a while yet
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Old November 4 2012, 07:03 PM   #57
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I just finished Sequence 2, and I'm not enjoying it as much as far. I really have an issue with setting this game in Colonial America. I miss the ancient middle eastern cities. I guess the new character is cool enough, basically a suave James Bond.

Do you get to call in assassin strikes further into the game? I miss that.

Why does everyone call him Connor? That's not his name in the game, it's something else I forget at the moment.
Connor is the main character. You haven't met him yet.
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Old November 5 2012, 02:37 AM   #58
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Whaaaaaaaaat? Aww I wish I didn't know that lol
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Old November 5 2012, 06:03 AM   #59
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Maybe I'm just rusty but I'm finding these missions EXTREMELY frustrating. Way too many stealth missions where you have to walk in just the perfect path or you have to start over. And there needs to be more checkpoints. I've shut the game off in frustration more than once and I'm only on Sequence 3.

I'm also having a problem with the combat but again I'm rusty. If I'm surrounded by four dudes hitting me, I have to constantly hit the counter button and I'm never able to attack on my own, leading to long drawn out annoyances.
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Old November 5 2012, 07:12 AM   #60
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^ There was only one mission where I found the stealth path to be hard to discover... and that was in like sequence 6 or 7. I haven't had any other problems.

And I actually think the combat is even easier than in the previous games. Basically you can attack until you see one of the guys attacking you (they'll have an inverse triangle over their head)... in which case press the block button (circle on PS3). If they're one of the more "badass" enemies (like grenadiers) use the block first and then the counter (X on PS3).
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