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Old November 6 2013, 02:09 AM   #31
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Yeah, I hate it when the game forces you to do it in one specific way.
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Old November 6 2013, 04:53 AM   #32
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I'm not on XBox Live. Do I accomplish anything by capturing a ship and adding it to my fleet?
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Old November 6 2013, 09:15 AM   #33
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OK I almost threw my controller across the room... I'm on the mission where you have to infiltrate the Assassin island and slip by 50 goddamn guards without killing anyone. I must've played it 50 goddamn times before I got to the very end and died yet again. Ugh! I hate it when I'm forced to play stealth because I'm no good at it and I just want to rush through and kill people already!
Yeah, had to restart about a dozen times until i realized i had to do it un-armed and subdue the guards...
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Old November 6 2013, 11:59 AM   #34
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There were some things in AC3 regarding the gameplay mechanics that were left completely unexplained (or I just missed them), and I had to look online to understand it (if I didn't already knew it from the previous games). Stuff like that didn't happen in AC2, every gameplay element was introduced well in the story before you needed to use it. How about AC4?
It's better about it than AC3, but there have still been some things I've come across first before ever having to do them in the story. Things like various Mayan ruins/puzzles. I'd already stumbled across and solved a few of them before the story explained what they were.

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OK I almost threw my controller across the room... I'm on the mission where you have to infiltrate the Assassin island and slip by 50 goddamn guards without killing anyone. I must've played it 50 goddamn times before I got to the very end and died yet again. Ugh! I hate it when I'm forced to play stealth because I'm no good at it and I just want to rush through and kill people already!
That part took me FOREVER.
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Old November 6 2013, 12:13 PM   #35
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Easter egg:
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Old November 6 2013, 01:33 PM   #36
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I'm not on XBox Live. Do I accomplish anything by capturing a ship and adding it to my fleet?
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Old November 6 2013, 06:04 PM   #37
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I'm not on XBox Live. Do I accomplish anything by capturing a ship and adding it to my fleet?
Kenways fleet minigame will unlock a red outfit and a figurehead for your ship...
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Old November 6 2013, 08:18 PM   #38
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2 US only freebies...

Enter the code 078000103465 in both boxes and get a pair of swords

https://ac4blackflag-secure.ubi.com/...sinscreed.com/

http://www.assassinscreed.com/schick

password is SCHICKHYDRO

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Old November 7 2013, 04:23 AM   #39
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Because of that stupid assassin island I've just been tooling around the seas, finding new locations and killing ships to upgrade my ship. I'll have to get back to it eventually... I do like the fact that every time I destroy/capture a ship I'm actually earning XP that I can use to upgrade my ship. I don't like the fact that man-on-man combat doesn't earn you anything. I feel like I should be getting XP for killing all these people

Why am I having an impossible time harpooning? Once I hit the animal once and its pulling the boat I can never hit it!
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Old November 8 2013, 11:11 AM   #40
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https://acinitiates.com works now too...
Community challenges and unlocks...
You need to be online with the console to use them...
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Old November 9 2013, 12:55 AM   #41
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So I like third-person action adventure games and I've never played any of these games nor know much about the backstory or anything. What would you recommend for playing order? Should I start from the beginning, jump in at say III, or skip some or ??? Any platform better than the other?
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Old November 9 2013, 01:57 AM   #42
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IV is pretty standalone so far.

You could easily skip the first game, but you absolutely have to play II - Brotherhood - Revelations as they tell one continuing and excellent story. The present day half of that story climaxes in III, but the main past section of III is a new unrelated character.

I would highly recommend skipping the first game. It's visually gorgeous but you literally perform the same five tasks over and over for the entire game, and the story isn't nearly as interesting as the later games. You could read the wikipedia synopsis of the story and miss very little if you start with II.

I: Desmond (present), Altair (past)
II: Desmond (present), Ezio (past)
Brotherhood: : Desmond (present), Ezio (past)
Revelations: : Desmond (present), Ezio (past), Altair (past)
III: : Desmond (present), Connor (past)
IV: new guy (present), Edward (past)
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Old November 9 2013, 02:03 AM   #43
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IV is pretty standalone so far.

You could easily skip the first game, but you absolutely have to play II - Brotherhood - Revelations as they tell one continuing and excellent story. The present day half of that story climaxes in III, but the main past section of III is a new unrelated character.

I would highly recommend skipping the first game. It's visually gorgeous but you literally perform the same five tasks over and over for the entire game, and the story isn't nearly as interesting as the later games. You could read the wikipedia synopsis of the story and miss very little if you start with II.

I: Desmond (present), Altair (past)
II: Desmond (present), Ezio (past)
Brotherhood: : Desmond (present), Ezio (past)
Revelations: : Desmond (present), Ezio (past), Altair (past)
III: : Desmond (present), Connor (past)
IV: new guy (present), Edward (past)
Yeah. I played about an hour of the first game was bored to tears. I heard that the second game was a vast improvement, so I skipped ahead to that one and absolutely loved it. The Ezio Trilogy (AC2, Brotherhood, and Revelations) is a lot of fun, and so far nothing else has quite lived up to it. AC3 was okay, and it advanced/concluded part of the story, so I wouldn't skip it, but don't be prepared to be wowed by it either.

So far AC4 is pretty fun, but I'm sure I'm nowhere near completing the story. Definitely enjoying it more than AC3.
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Old November 9 2013, 02:50 AM   #44
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AC3 was a vast disappointment. The present day story was okay, but I did not give a fig about the entire Connor story and I found running around in a forest and tiny Colonial America towns to be horrifically tedious after the ancient towering grandeur of the Middle East.
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Old November 9 2013, 03:18 AM   #45
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hmmm, sounds like I need that Ezio Trilogy PS3 disc

EDIT: yeesh, looked online and sounds like PS3 port ain't so hot, thought it was exclusive but I see it's on 360 at Gamestop, so either that or PC

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