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pinata242
02-15-12, 03:54 PM
Only news is that Ubi announced it and the release date today.

Raul3
02-15-12, 04:08 PM
I can't wait.

dsa_shea
02-15-12, 04:16 PM
They're really going to have this baby ready to roll less than a year after the last installment?

Liver&Onions
02-15-12, 04:18 PM
Word is they've been working on this for 3 years.

Also :bdance:

UncleGramps
02-15-12, 06:03 PM
Still need to wrap up Revelations, but for the foreseeable future, all AC games are day one purchases for me. :up:

redcat
02-15-12, 07:34 PM
So what is the difference between a sequel and just a new subtitle in the series? I was wondering the same thing earlier today in regards to the new Resident Evil game coming in a few weeks and Resident Evil 6 coming during the Christmas season.

msdmoney
02-15-12, 07:42 PM
So what is the difference between a sequel and just a new subtitle in the series? I was wondering the same thing earlier today in regards to the new Resident Evil game coming in a few weeks and Resident Evil 6 coming during the Christmas season.

It will be interesting to see if this is a sequel that brings a lot to the table, or just so happens that they decided to put a 3 instead of a subtitle. Brotherhood and Revelations could have been 3 & 4 already. I am hoping this brings a lot of new elements. I really like the Assassin's Creed games, but I've steadily reached franchise fatigue because of the yearly releases. Each game I end up buying cheaper and cheaper and waiting longer and longer, because I've played a very similar game not too long ago.

pinata242
02-15-12, 09:02 PM
I have faith that they've been legitimately working on this title since AC2 but they took the meantime to reuse the old engine to expand the mythology and fill the void. Multiplayer is great in those games, but by no means was it a necessary thing.

If nothing else, it'll focus on Desmond as the main character instead of Altair or Ezio. That alone is worthy of calling it "3".

nickdawgy
02-15-12, 09:24 PM
Looking forward to it, but only after it hits $35-$40.

Drexl
02-15-12, 10:37 PM
If nothing else, it'll focus on Desmond as the main character instead of Altair or Ezio. That alone is worthy of calling it "3".

That must be the reason. New protagonist = new number.

Apparently this one will take place during the American Revolution.

Liver&Onions
02-15-12, 11:47 PM
Apparently this one will take place during the American Revolution.

Where'd you hear that nugget? If so, this would imply a new main character as well.

pinata242
02-15-12, 11:54 PM
I really don't see that happening. Not the way the series has gone. I know I'm not looking for anything but a conclusion or at least the start of the final chapter.

Drexl
02-16-12, 12:01 AM
Where'd you hear that nugget? If so, this would imply a new main character as well.

Well, crap. I had read it was happening, but it's just a rumor at this point.

http://www.computerandvideogames.com/333754/assassins-creed-3-heads-to-american-revolution-rumour/

It seems like an intriguing setting, but the combat of AC has mostly been sword- and knife-based. I don't know if they could go to a period with guns (muskets?) without it becoming another shooter. I would hope you have limited access to them and still have to rely more on melee weapons.

foxdvd
02-16-12, 12:11 AM
I thought there was some buzz at one point that it was going to take place in ancient Egypt???

MoviePage
02-16-12, 05:32 AM
Egypt was also just a rumor. So was the French Revolution.

This series has gotten incredibly stale for me -- I went from being a huge fan of the first two games to finding myself utterly bored by Brotherhood and entirely unengaged by Revelations to the point that I still haven't finished it. I can't see myself buying a new installment until it's very cheap, and even then only if it doesn't include the (IMO) awful and entirely unnecessary multiplayer which played a large part in killing any future interest I have in these games.

Fully willing to change my mind if the title warrants it, of course.

RocShemp
02-16-12, 05:55 AM
I'm guessing China (that was part of 16's blood paintings and there was that item Ezio gave Shao Jun at the end of Assassin's Creed Embers) and Desmond wont need the Animus to relive the events (given the bleeding effect that was shown in ACII and expanded upon in ACB).

Groucho
02-16-12, 08:15 AM
I'm guessing Elizabethan England, and your character will pal around with William Shakespeare (in the "Da Vinci" role). Maybe with a cameo from Francis Drake (voiced by Nolan North, of course).

starseed1981
02-16-12, 08:29 AM
Day one purchase for me.

Raul3
02-16-12, 09:02 AM
Day one purchase for me.

Same here. Deluxe Edition probably.

I also NEED to buy the Encyclopedia and the hoodie.

uteotw
02-16-12, 09:21 AM
I've played them all, bought Revelations @ $29.99 & am loving it, so I'll definitely get this but likely not on day one. I think they've steadily improved, climbing, combat, etc., so I hope that trend continues.

PopcornTreeCt
02-16-12, 05:31 PM
I'm guessing Elizabethan England, and your character will pal around with William Shakespeare (in the "Da Vinci" role). Maybe with a cameo from Francis Drake (voiced by Nolan North, of course).

That would be pretty fun but the American Revolution would be amazing.

Liver&Onions
02-16-12, 06:00 PM
I doubt China, unless it's a foreigner - seeing as the bloodline is a literal thing.

Hokeyboy
02-16-12, 06:04 PM
Revelations was fun but the gameplay/storyline was getting real tiresome by the end, and only because it was "more of the same, with enhancements" for the third year in a row. Plus it really didn't "reveal" much that we didn't already suspect, and left way too many loose ends open from Brotherhood. Still, long in the tooth as it was, it was FUN.

AC3 will be a Day One purchase, but I'm REALLY hoping we get something new and innovative.

RocShemp
02-17-12, 10:00 AM
I doubt China, unless it's a foreigner - seeing as the bloodline is a literal thing.

Not quite. The game developers revealed that Altair and Ezio are not related. They're both hybrids of the First Civilization and Humans but they're not of the same bloodline. The reason Desmond could relive Altair's memories was because because of the keys Ezio came into contact in Revelations.

Total retcon, sure, but I bet the same conceit with be used for Shao Jun. I'm guessing Ezio gave her a similar "key". And through that, Desmond will link to her.

Liver&Onions
02-17-12, 01:36 PM
Ah, well shit on me.

But perhaps Desmond was related to both. BOOM goes your mind.

MasterofDVD
02-17-12, 09:24 PM
If they can drastically change the time period/scenery then I'm down for buying it. I borrowed the last one from a friend because I couldn't see buying it.

StatMan79
02-21-12, 12:34 AM
Revelations was fun but the gameplay/storyline was getting real tiresome by the end, and only because it was "more of the same, with enhancements" for the third year in a row. Plus it really didn't "reveal" much that we didn't already suspect, and left way too many loose ends open from Brotherhood. Still, long in the tooth as it was, it was FUN.

AC3 will be a Day One purchase, but I'm REALLY hoping we get something new and innovative.

All of this for me right here.

I still need to finish Revelations as it is. The den defense stuff really turned me off.

Italics!

Raul3
02-21-12, 03:35 PM
I didn't like the den defense stuff either, but I only did it once, at the beginning when they teach you how to do it.

PopcornTreeCt
02-29-12, 10:14 PM
http://kotaku.com/5889489/is-this-the-star-of-assassins-creed-iii

I think I filled the cup.

Liver&Onions
02-29-12, 10:24 PM
:up:

pinata242
02-29-12, 10:32 PM
Have faith, but it's gonna be weird in that time, looking like that, sticking out like a sore thumb. Plus everyone gots a damn musket. Won't be a lot of impressive vistas either, least nothing deserving of the next main entry.

Hope to be wrong.

FatTony
03-01-12, 01:26 AM
^ Agreed on all points.

MoviePage
03-01-12, 06:28 AM
Someone at Game Informer may have flipped the switch on their new cover hub a bit too early. I snapped this pic a few minutes ago, in case they bring it down any time soon. Keeping this post awfully short, since we already had another image pop up over on Kotaku (and Pinterest) that alludes to this exact game. The official Assassinís Creed Facebook page alludes to some sort of announcement todayÖyou can see where this is all going, right?
...
Update: They removed that entire web element. The banner itself, along with several others is now entirely gone! Nifty; weíve never broken a story like that before.

http://toastervision.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/AC3Reveal.jpg
Source (http://toastervision.com/?p=1419http://)

MoviePage
03-01-12, 06:47 AM
I'm pretty excited about this. The series needed a major change-up to stay fresh and interesting.

And while I'd be absolutely fine with never having to climb another damn building in an Assassin's Creed game, there are plenty of places the story could go that will provide that opportunity.

Also, possibilities for controversial takes on history and its exalted figures FTW.

Groucho
03-01-12, 07:03 AM
I think they're shutting out a lot of interesting settings by jumping that much forward in time. :shrug:

Liver&Onions
03-01-12, 09:58 AM
Maybe that setting is but one in the story? Remember when it first came out and the present day BS was a complete surprise?

Also - this is going to be so goddamned full of conspiracy shit I'm giddy. I've filled three cups already.

Fandango
03-01-12, 12:01 PM
http://cdn.medialib.computerandvideogames.com/screens/screenshot_278620.jpg

pinata242
03-01-12, 12:24 PM
Now that is a bonerific cover. I wonder which side, if any, of the Revolutionary War the Templars fall. It would be nice if it wasn't as cut-and-dry as Templars/British vs Assassins/Revolutionaries/Guerilla-Warfarers.

MoviePage
03-01-12, 04:35 PM
Weren't most of the founding fathers freemasons and thus essentially Templars in the mythology of the series? Fox News is probably prepping a controversy already.

RocShemp
03-01-12, 04:47 PM
Amazing cover!

So, does this mean Natty Bumpo was an Assassin? :D

PopcornTreeCt
03-01-12, 10:54 PM
Weren't most of the founding fathers freemasons and thus essentially Templars in the mythology of the series? Fox News is probably prepping a controversy already.

Yep. It's pretty cool albeit expected evolution to the series. I think it was AC2 with all of the conspiracy puzzles relating to early America.

This series is basically a conspiracy theorist's wet dream.

Liver&Onions
03-01-12, 11:03 PM
Yep. It's pretty cool albeit expected evolution to the series. I think it was AC2 with all of the conspiracy puzzles relating to early America.

This series is basically a conspiracy theorist's wet dream.

I can't wait to go to sleep tonight!

Osiris3657
03-01-12, 11:14 PM
This just became a Day 1 purchase

Groucho
03-01-12, 11:17 PM
This just became a Day 1 purchaseIt's an Ubisoft game. Why not wait until Day 2 when it's $40 less?

Osiris3657
03-01-12, 11:21 PM
It's an Ubisoft game. Why not wait until Day 2 when it's $40 less?

Touche Groucho, touche

StatMan79
03-02-12, 04:43 AM
Giddy. Absolutely giddy over this.

RocShemp
03-02-12, 05:41 AM
It's an Ubisoft game. Why not wait until Day 2 when it's $40 less?

Funny Groucho is back? :eek:

Xander
03-02-12, 08:19 AM
Agreed. That cover is badass. Very much looking forward to this game! :thumbsup:

RocShemp
03-02-12, 10:48 AM
I love the hatchet and a bow instead of a crossbow. It gives me a The Last of the Mohicans vibe. I just hope I get to use a long rifle and not just the pistol he has in his holster.

Fandango
03-02-12, 11:05 AM
http://terak.tumblr.com/post/18608022238/assassins-creed-3

alxreys
03-02-12, 11:06 AM
http://i.imgur.com/M0EuI.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/MuzGF.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/VT27b.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/Lx5sJ.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/52K5B.jpg

pinata242
03-02-12, 11:08 AM
Looks good and reminds me a lot of Red Dead Redemption: The Early Years.

Check out the tomahawk head :drool:

foxdvd
03-02-12, 11:12 AM
this could be amazing....

I could see this being like Red Dead in one way. Many people who did not like the Grand Theft Auto games loved Red Dead because of the change in environment, and different controls. Could the same happen?

Liver&Onions
03-02-12, 11:31 AM
I'm running out of cups.

Supermallet
03-02-12, 11:35 AM
I should probably finish Brotherhood II or whatever it's called.

MoviePage
03-02-12, 12:28 PM
So I guess that first pic should put to rest all the "OMG I'm not buying this game because there's nothing to climb in early America!!" internet complaining.

pinata242
03-02-12, 12:35 PM
Won't quiet mine. It's very flat, even two or three stories tall ;)

But I'll live even if it isn't as glorious as where we've been.

PopcornTreeCt
03-02-12, 01:16 PM
Instead of climbing steeples you climb trees. That's just awesome.

I noticed the tomahawk head, very nice. The pic of him about to assassinate a George Washington look-a-like is pretty sweet.

Fandango
03-02-12, 06:50 PM
http://gamingbolt.com/assassins-creed-3-info-blowout-new-engine-protagonist-information-new-camera-animus-3-0

PopcornTreeCt
03-02-12, 07:27 PM
No den defense? :drool:

Lateralus
03-02-12, 08:21 PM
Instead of climbing steeples you climb trees. That's just awesome.

I noticed the tomahawk head, very nice. The pic of him about to assassinate a George Washington look-a-like is pretty sweet.

I think that is Benedict Arnold.

I've never ever bought a game on the first day; not only will this change it will be the deluxe version as well.

Looks like Boston is in those pictures, we could have New York, Philadelphia, Charlotte ,Savannah and that could lead to London in a sequel. Damn, I am pumped for this game!

pinata242
03-02-12, 09:28 PM
I'd love to go back to Europe and parachute off the Eiffel Tower.

foxdvd
03-02-12, 10:15 PM
No den defense? :drool:

if we are lucky there will be a bunch of LONG escort missions with the person you are trying to keep alive running into danger as fast as they can, and only be able to take one hit before going down.....

MoviePage
03-03-12, 05:50 AM
A poster on Reddit provided a much more thorough summary of the Game Informer article than the one linked above, with tons of details. Completely accurate? Who knows, but certainly interesting if so:
"Some info on the AC3 from Game Informer:

-Want it to be a jumping on point for new players without losing touch with what longtime fans cherish most.

-New hero called Connor/Ratohnhake:ton (pronounced Ra-doon-ha-gay-doo). He has an English father and Native American mother.

-More details about the protagonist/scenarios: You will experience Conner's childhood on the American frontier as he is raised by the Mohawk. The Mohawk eventually clash with white colonists who burn their village down, causing Connor to dedicate his life to confront tyranny and injustice.

-A new traversal approach that has players leaping and climbing trees and mountain cliffs.

-Uses a new version of the Anvil engine that can "depict thousands of troops engaged in bloody battle" along with highly detailed face close-ups. They later imply that if they used version numbers, they would be like going from Anvil 1.0 -> Anvil 2.0 or something of that nature.

-Judging by the images, the faces really are quite good.

-Combat is focused on putting you on the offensive and based on speed/momentum.

-The main character has thousands of new and unique animations (no carry over from other titles) to support the new combat system.

-Character details:

-George Washington: Interacting with Washington is one of the core relationships of the game.

-Benjamin Franklin: He's not a convenient inventor a la Da Vinci.

-Charles Lee: His role is a mystery.

-The game is set between the years 1753-1783 and is centered around the cities of Boston and New York.

-"It's not just going to a historical building now; it's going to a historical event."

-Event examples: "You will see the great fire of New York. You will visit Valley Forge as a location that is currently occupied by Washington's forces. You will visit these places in the moment that they were important, and hopefully, experience the reason why we know where they are today. That's the goal."

-Connor is in the heart of major battles, and they can now have a couple thousand guys on screen, whereas before it was capped at about 100.

-The overall story is still centered around the Assassins versus the Templars and Connor's journey.

-Not all the Colonists will be cast as good people, and not all the British will be cast as evil oppressors. They're trying to focus on how both the Assassins and Templars viewpoints exist in a gray morality as the Templars really believe they're saving the world.

-The French and Native Americans will also feature in the game, as was probably really obvious.

-The modern day stuff relates to that location in New York at the end of Revelations.

-There will be all sorts of wilderness in the game referred to as the Frontier.

-The map of the Frontier is 1.5 times bigger than the entire map of Brotherhood.

-The Frontier is not empty like in Assassin's Creed 1, but features a third of the game's missions and gameplay content.

-You can hunt animals for resources, and how you kill them effects your reward. A one hit kill on a bear gets you a much more valuable pelt than stabbing it eight times.

-The wilderness traversal plays a big part in the gameplay in the Frontier, allowing you to use trees, cliffs, ledges, and more to set up kills and combat.

-Connor does have a hidden blade.

-The world changes as time passes, so a field where a battle happened in one year may just be a series of empty encampments a few months later.

-The entire world will change with seasons, so the cities and the wilderness will all exist in both Summer and Winter settings.

-In the winter, soldiers will move slowly and stumble about in the snow, and lakes and rivers will freeze over allowing you to go new places. This gives Connor an extra advantage since he can still use the trees and wilderness pretty effectively during this time of year.

-There are all sorts of clubs and groups who want you to join and give you quests. These are separate from the mission system. These clubs will contact you based on what you do in the game. For example, hunting a lot will get you an invitation to the hunting society.

-There will be a goods based economy, a new property system, and more Desmond stuff.

-There's going to be some new puzzle thing like the first person Tetris.

-There's a new Animus database known as Animus 3.0.

-They're not unveiling anything about the multiplayer yet.

-There will be more platforming levels.

-Full synchronization returns, but with major tweaks. Missions have checkpoints, You also get significant rewards for doing these tasks instead of a 100%. "Imagine a leveling system in an RPG, except there's a finite amount of XP to find. The more in-sync you get, the more you fill your sync bar. Within each mission, each activity you complete has a value". You can replay everything to increase your score.

-They imply there is something resembling the Brotherhood system of picking up fellow assassins.

-Aligned groups are gone, but something new is replacing them in regards to factions. They don't say what.

-There's a new notoriety system that is more hidden and doesn't penalize you for exploring risky areas.

-The game has fast travel because the game has more traveling.

-Don't expect more tower defense.

-You can upgrade Connor's gear and costume as the game goes on in an attempt to make it feel more authentic.

-The cities have a lot more subtle detail now in terms of ambient things that happen.

-You can now leap over wagons or slide under obstacles, including navigating over and around moving objects. The free running stuff also has you jumping through windows to trees and then on top of church roofs. Basically, expect the free running stuff, but more fluid and presumably generally closer to the ground.

-Connor enters battle with two weapons. The game uses the same controls in and out of battle.

-The tomahawk and knife are a "constant presence" in battle. They also let you do double counters and multiple takedowns, and you can chain kills.

-There's no more target locking, it just automatically detects your target. Counter/defense are the same button to prevent turtling.

-You can use human shields and other context sensitive moves.

-They want you to constantly move in battle.

-There are lots of secondary attacks like the one shot pistol on the Y button.

-There's a new dynamic camera to track the action and make it look as cinematic as possible.

-There is a new sprinting system also, so you can hold the button to instantly turn around and start fleeing from combat. They also let you kill people while still moving so you can keep chasing a target. They kind of imply you can even leap off of them after you kill them, though I'm not sure if that makes you faster or just doesn't impede your movement.

-They really, really, really want you to constantly move. I mean like they say this every four sentences. Not just in battle, but in every section of the game.

-They also try to keep you more in control of the combat than ever before.

-Game Informer really loves their animation system.

-There are around 2.5 hours of character scenes in the game that are fully acted and recorded. They mean this in Naughty Dog style where they have the actors being mocaped while performing on a set that resembles the scene in the game.

-They're aiming for accuracy by having historical dialog consultants and actual Native American actors.

-This game has the longest development cycle since AC1, and has twice the production capacity (in terms of work hours) and budget of Revelations.

-They want the game to feel like AC3.5, and the game will have its first version complete in just a few more weeks, at which point they're going to spend the rest of their time refining it."

LorenzoL
03-03-12, 06:01 AM
Looks good and reminds me a lot of Red Dead Redemption: The Early Years.

Check out the tomahawk head :drool:
That was my first thought too...

MoviePage
03-03-12, 11:06 AM
More screens:http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u275/alanp9/ACIII/001552.jpg

http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u275/alanp9/ACIII/001553.jpg

http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u275/alanp9/ACIII/001554.jpg

http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u275/alanp9/ACIII/001555.jpg

Concept art:http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u275/alanp9/ACIII/concept001556.jpg

http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u275/alanp9/ACIII/concept001557.jpg

http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u275/alanp9/ACIII/concept001558.jpg

http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u275/alanp9/ACIII/concept001559.jpg

Solid Snake
03-03-12, 12:12 PM
damn. I'm fucking fascinated by this new world we got here over the previous games.

PopcornTreeCt
03-03-12, 12:22 PM
Yeah this all looks utterly amazing. I hope they fixed the issue about trying to run away when a guy is locked onto you. It was really the only big flaw in the previous games.

mhg83
03-03-12, 02:03 PM
I'm getting a "patriot" vibe from those screenshots :drool:

RocShemp
03-03-12, 04:28 PM
This may be the first AC game I get for PC (Ubisoft's idiotic DRM be damned).

Edison
03-03-12, 04:48 PM
You can pre-order at Best Buy and grab this snazzy steelbook case for $5.00.

http://i453.photobucket.com/albums/qq260/icemax_06/assassins3sb.jpg

RocShemp
03-03-12, 08:10 PM
I prefer the regular cover artwork, to be honest.

Mike86
03-04-12, 11:54 AM
I haven't played all the games in the series but this looks amazing. I'm going to be picking this up for sure.

alxreys
03-05-12, 11:18 AM
<iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/BSa0Xg-YadY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

MoviePage
03-05-12, 01:22 PM
The steelbook offer has been added to pre-orders from Amazon or Gamestop. You don't get it from Amazon until the game ships, of course, but you don't have to pay anything right away either.

Edit: Should have watched the trailer first since it indicates the same thing I just said at the end.

Draven
03-05-12, 02:11 PM
Ummm....I still have Brotherhood and Revelations to play. But I kind of don't care after seeing that. Happy to jump straight to 3.

PopcornTreeCt
03-05-12, 05:17 PM
I just pre-ordered it after seeing that trailer. I don't think I've ever been so sold on a game.

pinata242
03-05-12, 06:47 PM
Ummm....I still have Brotherhood and Revelations to play. But I kind of don't care after seeing that. Happy to jump straight to 3.

Based on the ending, I'd say Brotherhood is worth the play. If you don't by mid-October, at least YouTube it.

Draven
03-05-12, 11:18 PM
Based on the ending, I'd say Brotherhood is worth the play. If you don't by mid-October, at least YouTube it.

I'll play them - I've heard great things about Brotherhood especially. But the game I actually want to play is ACIII. I can't believe how far it looks like they took it.

"...set during the American Revolution" sounds like such a fanboy request that them actually making the game that way is pretty incredible to me.

Jonno2006
03-06-12, 12:41 AM
''Join the Continental Army in a war for our freedom. With your comrades at your side, hunt down the British redcoats through chaotic city streets, and engage in full-scale military assaults in the wilderness. Experience the real war that shaped our nation''


LOL, funny, OUR nation. A game MADE in Canada(french canadians no less! :D) by a FRENCH company.

:p

Supermallet
03-06-12, 12:54 AM
The French aided the American revolutionaries. :shrug:

PopcornTreeCt
03-06-12, 01:13 AM
I would be on cloud 9 if this has any missions during the Battle of Trenton after Washington crossed the Delaware. I spent some time at that historical spot this past summer so it would be very, very awesome.

RocShemp
03-06-12, 05:36 AM
I'd prefer to wait for the typical Ubisoft price-drop but that trailer has me really tempted to pre-order.

pinata242
03-06-12, 08:22 AM
I'm just waiting for Amazon to give me my ME3 credit before I pre-order this (and Borderlands 2).

pinata242
03-06-12, 09:08 AM
http://www.gamezone.com/products/assassin-s-creed-iii/news/microsoft-leaks-assassin-s-creed-iii-4-player-online-co-op

The Microsoft product page for Assassin's Creed III has leaked a new online co-op feature for between two and four players.

Standard online multiplayer, as seen in previous Assassin's Creed titles, Brotherhood and Revelations, will return; however, the mention of online co-op remains a mystery.

The new online co-op mode first appeared on Xbox.com and has since been removed leaving only "online multiplayer for between two and eight players" as well as content downloads and voice chat.

It begs the question as to whether this was a slip-up on Microsoft's part, and if so, what the co-op play will entail. Will it be a separate wilderness-roaming mode or a separate tie-in with the main campaign?

Then again, we don't even know if online co-op is a sure thing. Ubisoft has yet to officially announce any details regarding the multiplayer for the game.

Yesterday, the company officially released the new Assassin's Creed III trailer, along with some details about the game engine. According to Ubisoft, AC3 will be powered by Ubisoft-AnvilNext, "a revolutionary new game engine that delivers breakthroughs in visual quality, character models and artificial intelligence. Assassin's Creed III will feature a ground-breaking level of stunning graphics that bring Colonial America to life."

It was also revealed that Assassin's Creed III is a collaborative effort of seven different Ubisoft studios, led by Ubisoft Montreal.

Co-op rumor?

Cusm
03-06-12, 11:02 AM
''Join the Continental Army in a war for our freedom. With your comrades at your side, hunt down the British redcoats through chaotic city streets, and engage in full-scale military assaults in the wilderness. Experience the real war that shaped our nation''


LOL, funny, OUR nation. A game MADE in Canada(french canadians no less! :D) by a FRENCH company.

:p

France's funding of our revolution led/helped to their own revolution, so that statement is still pretty true.

cruzness
03-06-12, 11:09 AM
dammit - color me intrigued. i had originally said I would skip this but I really would like to see a game set in this time period.

OldBoy
03-14-12, 04:03 PM
You can pre-order at Best Buy and grab this snazzy steelbook case for $5.00.

http://i453.photobucket.com/albums/qq260/icemax_06/assassins3sb.jpg

just got this today too. it is very snazzy.

nickdawgy
03-15-12, 12:55 AM
I thought the steel book was only at Gamestop? It's nice you can get it before the game releases.

RocShemp
03-15-12, 07:29 AM
Amazon is advertising the steel book as well. It seems it's a general pre-order bonus.

Draven
03-15-12, 10:09 AM
Fuck it, I preordered from Amazon. It just looks too cool.

Anubis2005X
03-15-12, 12:20 PM
I was gonna get in on this, but with the big ol' RP on there and no Blu-ray sized versions, lost interest...

OldBoy
03-15-12, 02:49 PM
I was gonna get in on this, but with the big ol' RP on there and no Blu-ray sized versions, lost interest...

why would it be Blu-ray sized?

Obi-Wan Jabroni
03-15-12, 08:22 PM
why would it be Blu-ray sized?

For PS3 owners, so the size would match up with the rest of their games.

dsa_shea
03-15-12, 09:36 PM
You will still get the regular case as well so the steelbook case is just a nice bonus. I'll get it.

pinata242
03-15-12, 09:49 PM
For PS3 owners, so the size would match up with the rest of their games.

If this was a concern, why would one give a shit about a special case?

MoviePage
03-15-12, 10:20 PM
Because shiny!

pinata242
03-15-12, 10:24 PM
I can't stand slipcovers, steel book is eBay fodder.

RocShemp
03-16-12, 06:48 AM
If the only pre-order bonus is a case I'll look at once, I'll simply wait for a price drop (as I've done with all the Assassin's Creed games).

JasonF
03-16-12, 09:52 AM
http://0.media.collegehumor.cvcdn.com/30/14/d7274777d437efe5e90ac7ada1818903.jpg

Obi-Wan Jabroni
03-16-12, 10:01 AM
If you're interested in the steelbook but don't want to pre-order, you could always put down your money at BB now, take your steelbook home, and then at sometime in the future cancel your pre-order and get your deposit back. They probably won't ask for the steelbook back, or at least with Disney BD steelbooks I haven't heard of anyone having to give back their steelbook when cancelling their pre-orders.

Wolf359
03-28-12, 10:02 PM
Is it necessary to play the first game? I tried and couldn't get into it but want to give the series another shot.

Drexl
03-28-12, 10:17 PM
Is it necessary to play the first game? I tried and couldn't get into it but want to give the series another shot.

No, I don't think it's necessary. The second game feels more like a reboot than a sequel. They changed the lead character (in the part of the game that matters), and made 3 straight games about him.

pinata242
03-28-12, 10:23 PM
AC2 and AC:B are essential. AC:R may not be depending how how it plays out. AC1 is optional, but I still feel you should at least know the story and the modern-day conspiracy stuff they pepper in. YouTube and wiki it all at least.

Wolf359
03-28-12, 10:41 PM
Thanks guys. I don't even really remember what I didn't like. Its cheap, so maybe I'll try again.

MoviePage
03-29-12, 03:00 AM
AC1 sets the foundation and establishes the important concepts of the entire series. I'd highly recommend not skipping it, personally.

Gdrlv
03-29-12, 10:37 AM
Thanks guys. I don't even really remember what I didn't like. Its cheap, so maybe I'll try again.

If you're playing on PS3, AC: R comes with a free copy of the first game.

RocShemp
03-29-12, 02:22 PM
The openning narration of AC2 completely summarizes all the important bits of information (characters, setting, technology, etc.) from AC1. You don't need to play AC1 at all to get into the series.

MasterofDVD
03-30-12, 09:41 AM
As much as the games were rehashes of similar locations, missions, weapons and abilities that got annoying at times I can't see missing out on any of the games since the story is so damn good.

Osiris3657
05-07-12, 09:12 PM
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alxreys
05-10-12, 10:32 AM
<iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/FIPC97zQxJU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

pinata242
05-10-12, 10:47 AM
If there was ever a sure thing in my life, Assassin's Creed 3 is it. I don't need to see any more until I fire it up.

Though, I'm not really a fan of that voice over actor so far. Sounds way too modern or something. Bored? I don't know. It just isn't nearly as interesting as Altair or Ezio.

uteotw
05-10-12, 03:28 PM
I was almost done with AC:R when Mass Effect 3 came out and I haven't yet gone back, but I'm going to now, and if there's a sweet pre-order out there (e.g. newegg's $47.99) I'm jumping all over this one. I'm glad they're mixing it up.

P.S. I would personally skip AC:1, if only because the climbing mechanics/controls were so improved by AC2.

glassdragon
06-13-12, 11:49 PM
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This has officially got me excited.

whoopdido
06-14-12, 12:00 AM
Is it just me or do the graphics look terrible in that video? It looks like Ocarina of Time on the N64 to me.

Drexl
06-14-12, 12:10 AM
http://www.gogaminggiant.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/legend-of-zelda-ocarina-of-time-link-kokiri-forest-z-targeting.jpg

http://www.dealspwn.com/writer/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/assassins-creed-3-in-game-cap-540x301.jpg

Gee, I don't know. They're pretty close, aren't they?

glassdragon
06-14-12, 12:12 AM
Is it just me or do the graphics look terrible in that video? It looks like Ocarina of Time on the N64 to me.

I think it's just you. Looks amazing to me.

whoopdido
06-14-12, 12:19 AM
Well ok Ocarina of Time was a stretch but for some reason the landscape just doesn't look sharp to me. Maybe it's my eyes or something.

Boba Fett
06-14-12, 12:25 AM
Is it just me or do the graphics look terrible in that video? It looks like Ocarina of Time on the N64 to me.

Most game footage I see uploaded to YouTube looks overly compressed.

kgrogers1979
06-14-12, 12:44 AM
http://www.gogaminggiant.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/legend-of-zelda-ocarina-of-time-link-kokiri-forest-z-targeting.jpg

http://www.dealspwn.com/writer/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/assassins-creed-3-in-game-cap-540x301.jpg

Gee, I don't know. They're pretty close, aren't they?

A better comparison would be to compare the wilderness of AC3 to Ocarina's Hyrule field.

Hyrule field was very sparsely populated both in terms of critters running around and things like trees, it also and had a very low texture quality, polygons, and shadows, etc compared to today's games. Anyone that thinks AC3 looks like an N64 game quite simply doesn't remember what N64 games actually looked like.

http://img844.imageshack.us/img844/4149/ocarinaoftimehyrulefiel.jpg

FatTony
06-14-12, 01:29 PM
Hmm, the hunting side quest reminds me of Red Dead Redemption. Hopefully they don't make you sit through the same fucking animation and hear the same lines over and over again.

Nausicaa
06-14-12, 03:07 PM
Haven't been following this game at all.

Those videos look awesome - I can't wait. Did I see that right? You get to run around an open battlefield!?? That is so sweet.

The graphics are just okay. At this point the consoles are really holding everything back. Developers have done about all they can do. There is nothing here that is really more impressive than what was happening in GTAIV almost 4 years ago now, or Red Dead Redemption for easier comparison. It's just little effects they add or AI improvements that allow for all these characters on screen (with reduced model detail as well, I'm sure).

I just started playing AC:R on my PC and was shocked how low res the textures are and the low level of geometry in the worlds.

The games are still attractive and fun, but compared to what is possible these days it is really out-dated.

Still looking forward to this one, and I hope us PC users at least get some graphical niceties, although I won't count on it.

Draven
06-14-12, 07:42 PM
Ambushing those Redcoats and taking out the guy in the fort looked outstanding. Working my way through Brotherhood right now with Revalations on deck but I'd rather be playing this.

K&AJones
07-05-12, 07:29 AM
Released a special trailer or July 4th. No real action but it's appropiate for the day....

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Boy11rMf50Q" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

MoviePage
07-23-12, 03:02 AM
http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/17tnkknrvst73jpg/original.jpg

RocShemp
07-23-12, 11:37 AM
Hmm. Season pass for DLC? It's an interesting idea (assuming I can choose a package that's exclusively single player DLC) but I doubt I'd go for it.

Groucho
07-23-12, 11:46 AM
Let's hope the DLC this time around is about core gameplay instead of the side game.

RocShemp
07-23-12, 11:55 AM
Let's hope the DLC this time around is about core gameplay instead of the side game.

Although I enjoyed the Portal-lite side missions, I get your resentment for the DLC. Especially since the DLC revealed important info regarding a major plot twist in one of the previous games.

mattysemo247
08-10-12, 09:12 AM
Wal-Mart has Assassin's Creed III (360) Pre-Order for $14.98 right now. Might get canceled, but I placed an order anyways.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Assassin-s-Creed-3-Xbox-360-Xbox-360/20452320?wmlspartner=je6NUbpObpQ&sourceid=09532639082510163027&dest=9999999997&sourceid=14010168250465431774&veh=aff&wmlspartner=lw9MynSeamY&veh=aff

pinata242
08-10-12, 09:22 AM
Ditto. Amazing price, release date delivery, and DLC instead of steelbook. Win/Win/Win.

Draven
08-10-12, 12:01 PM
Yeah, tried to get in on that earlier. Went from letting me put it in my cart but erroring out on checkout, to "out of stock" to unavailable and back to the original price.

UncleGramps
08-10-12, 12:09 PM
My order was cancelled. :sad:

dsa_shea
08-10-12, 12:13 PM
My order was cancelled. :sad:

Bringing on the heartache.......

Jeremy517
08-10-12, 01:12 PM
Oh well. At least since it is a Ubisoft game, I'll only have to wait until three months after release to get it for $14.99.

pinata242
08-10-12, 01:13 PM
Yep. Expected that, even though I was going to always buy it on the 360 so my heartache couldn't be before trying like some ;)

mattysemo247
08-10-12, 05:36 PM
Yep, same here. Sorry guys, it was worth a shot.

RocShemp
08-11-12, 07:11 PM
Oh well. At least since it is a Ubisoft game, I'll only have to wait until three months after release to get it for $14.99.

That's what I'm doing.

MoviePage
10-03-12, 12:13 PM
Has it really been almost 2 months since anybody talked about this game here? Anyway:

$30 Assassinís Creed III Season Pass Will Add Evil George Washington Alternate-History Campaign (http://kotaku.com/5948624/30-assassins-creed-iii-season-pass-will-add-evil-george-washington-alternate+history-campaign)
In a twist from previous Assassin's Creed post-release plans, the creators of Assassin's Creed III are going to let players download what seems like a massive alternate-history expansion to the game's campaign.

A $30 "season pass", announced today, will get you a large single-player add-on called The Tyranny of King George. It will be delivered in three parts and is not just fictional but non-canonical. The official word from Ubi:

"As the revolution comes to a close, a new and most unexpected enemy emerges. Driven by the desire to secure the fate of the colonies, the greatest hero of the revolution, George Washington, succumbs to the temptation of infinite power. The new King is born and his reign leaves no one untouched. To return freedom to the land our new hero must dethrone a tyrant he once called friend."

The King George campaign can be purchased without buying the Season Pass, but Ubisoft is promising that the pass will net you five pieces of DLC (including new multiplayer content) at a 25% discount and give users one-week-early access to the first DLC pack. The Pass will be purchasable for the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC versions of the game.

The Wii U version of the game will also support all ACIII DLC, but it doesn't seem like the Season Pass will be offered for it, at least not at this time.

Assassin's Creed III will be out on October 30 for PS3 and 360. It will be out for Wii U on November 18 and on PC on November 20.

http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/18114uc8ph59rjpg/original.jpg

Krayzie
10-03-12, 12:27 PM
Has it really been almost 2 months since anybody talked about this game here? Anyway:

$30 Assassin’s Creed III Season Pass Will Add Evil George Washington Alternate-History Campaign (http://kotaku.com/5948624/30-assassins-creed-iii-season-pass-will-add-evil-george-washington-alternate+history-campaign)


This whole season pass thing is getting out of hand.

edit: forgot to delete the large picture.

OldBoy
10-03-12, 12:33 PM
^ agreed, but what a sick DLC!

MoviePage
10-03-12, 12:36 PM
DLC in general has gotten absurdly out of hand, but the season pass is just a way of locking in your purchase and giving you a discount if you want all the content the minute it's released (or, in this case, a bit ahead of time, which is a nice bonus incentive for some). And of course, game companies hope the system will curb the rate of trade-ins. I don't really see a problem with season passes specifically.

As for this announcement, I think the alternate history idea sounds great, even a little brave for skirting the edge of potential controversy. In theory at least, it's perfect for what a post-release expansion should be.

Krayzie
10-03-12, 01:12 PM
DLC in general has gotten absurdly out of hand, but the season pass is just a way of locking in your purchase and giving you a discount if you want all the content the minute it's released (or, in this case, a bit ahead of time, which is a nice bonus incentive for some). And of course, game companies hope the system will curb the rate of trade-ins. I don't really see a problem with season passes specifically.

As for this announcement, I think the alternate history idea sounds great, even a little brave for skirting the edge of potential controversy. In theory at least, it's perfect for what a post-release expansion should be.

I've only bought two season passes so far but I am already tired of having to spend $30 immediately after buying a ~$60 game. I think I am just going to hold off for a 50% off sale on the season pass. By then the game will probably be $10.

bunkaroo
10-03-12, 01:20 PM
Been seeing the commercials for this so I went back to finish the last one, only to remember I'm two games behind! Still working on Brotherhood LOL. So I guess I can wait until this one hits $40.

MoviePage
10-03-12, 01:41 PM
I've only bought two season passes so far but I am already tired of having to spend $30 immediately after buying a ~$60 game. I think I am just going to hold off for a 50% off sale on the season pass. By then the game will probably be $10.

I agree, it always pays to wait and that's what I'm doing about 95% of the time now due to DLC fatigue. I'm just saying that I don't see anything wrong with the season pass itself as a concept (even though it's getting a bit too predictable at this point).

stingermck
10-03-12, 02:09 PM
Evil George Washington is some bad ass DLC

Obi-Wan Jabroni
10-03-12, 03:26 PM
Been seeing the commercials for this so I went back to finish the last one, only to remember I'm two games behind! Still working on Brotherhood LOL. So I guess I can wait until this one hits $40.

For an Ubisoft game, that should take 2-3 weeks.

Ravenous
10-03-12, 06:46 PM
On the topic of DLC, have you guys played the DeVinci one on Brotherhood? Im in the middle of the game now and considering getting it...but $10? Is that worth it? I paid that for the whole game, and bear in mind I care nothing for multiplayer. Thanks for the opinion

Groucho
10-03-12, 06:59 PM
Glad it's real DLC this time around, instead of DLC for the "side game" only like they did with Revelations.

MoviePage
10-03-12, 07:34 PM
On the topic of DLC, have you guys played the DeVinci one on Brotherhood? Im in the middle of the game now and considering getting it...but $10? Is that worth it? I paid that for the whole game, and bear in mind I care nothing for multiplayer. Thanks for the opinion

Yes, I think it's generally accepted that it's the best Assassin's Creed DLC to date, and really the only one that has added substantially to the single-player campaigns. I'm not going to say it's worth $10 necessarily, but if you love the game I don't think you'll be disappointed with the content.

OldBoy
10-03-12, 08:10 PM
Do you have to play at least AC 2 to get into 3? and what about Brotherhood and Revelations? Have to play those?

Liver&Onions
10-04-12, 12:05 AM
Do you have to play at least AC 2 to get into 3? and what about Brotherhood and Revelations? Have to play those?

You'd be a fool not to.

Ravenous
10-04-12, 01:37 AM
Yes, I think it's generally accepted that it's the best Assassin's Creed DLC to date, and really the only one that has added substantially to the single-player campaigns. I'm not going to say it's worth $10 necessarily, but if you love the game I don't think you'll be disappointed with the content.

Bad ass man. Looks like I got a purchase to make. I loved the ones for ACII so I hope this one is better.

On another note. I hope they get rid of those fucking mini questions where landmarks have that red symbol and I have to solve puzzles. The chess ones on Brotherhood suck and its just annoying

LosingMyMind
10-04-12, 02:14 AM
I might pick up the Wii U version; but if what Liver&Onions says is true, I don't really feel like playing through three games when my backlog is already huge.

Rival11
10-16-12, 06:50 PM
Sorry, just couldn't resist:

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-H6QaumrjGkk/UH2B8FEs83I/AAAAAAAAFO4/79HsctZMEx0/w497-h373/leap%2Bof%2Bfaith.png

pinata242
10-16-12, 06:52 PM
pinata242 likes this.

RocShemp
10-17-12, 08:16 AM
Bad ass man. Looks like I got a purchase to make. I loved the ones for ACII so I hope this one is better.

On another note. I hope they get rid of those fucking mini questions where landmarks have that red symbol and I have to solve puzzles. The chess ones on Brotherhood suck and its just annoying

Those were my favorite part of ACII. :lol:

uteotw
10-17-12, 09:47 AM
I told myself I wasn't going to get this right away, that I'd wait until the price dropped, Halo4 & Black Ops2 are just around the corner--but with the newegg $12 off coupon I just couldn't resist. Preorder placed. I've finished all the prior AC games & this one just looks too good...

Mike86
10-17-12, 12:01 PM
I think this game looks really cool and all but for some reason I just can't get into the first Assassin's Creed. I've tried playing it a couple different times and both times I got sort of tired of it and lost interest after a while. It just seemed really repetitive to me. I've read a couple reviews where the first one really isn't as good compared to the sequels though so maybe I should just skip on to Assassin's Creed II instead.

stingermck
10-17-12, 12:09 PM
I think this game looks really cool and all but for some reason I just can't get into the first Assassin's Creed. I've tried playing it a couple different times and both times I got sort of tired of it and lost interest after a while. It just seemed really repetitive to me. I've read a couple reviews where the first one really isn't as good compared to the sequels though so maybe I should just skip on to Assassin's Creed II instead.

Yes. Skip to II immediately

RocShemp
10-17-12, 12:53 PM
Yes. Skip to II immediately

Absolutely. ACII lives up to the potential of AC.

Lateralus
10-18-12, 01:03 PM
Absolutely. ACII lives up to the potential of AC.

Yes

starseed1981
10-18-12, 01:34 PM
I skipped the first AC. I was glad i did too because when I played the free copy that came with Revelations I was highly disappointed. In fact, if I did start out with the original AC I probably would've skipped the series (which would've been a shame since I consider ACII to be one of the best titles of this generation).

timewaster
10-19-12, 11:14 AM
i feel the same way.
play AC 1 and found it really boring so did not bother with 2.
is 2 & 3 significantly better than 1?

House
10-19-12, 11:30 AM
I played AC 1 for a few hours and also got really bored and havent touched and AC yet. This game looks really good with the Revolutionary War theme, so I hope its a huge improvement in the fun factor over 1.

Groucho
10-19-12, 11:30 AM
I liked the first one, but they pretty much fixed all my main problems with it in AC2. Brotherhood furthers the evolution, and Revelations doesn't really advance the series at all (in terms of gameplay anyway).

Xander
10-22-12, 10:44 AM
Yeah, my rankings would be:

AC1: Good
AC2: Great
Brotherhood: Awesome
Revelations: Very Good

Brotherhood is by far my favorite in the series. Really looking forward to AC3!

foxdvd
10-22-12, 01:11 PM
Yeah, my rankings would be:

AC1: Good
AC2: Great
Brotherhood: Awesome
Revelations: Very Good

Brotherhood is by far my favorite in the series. Really looking forward to AC3!

I rank them in... AC2, Brotherhood, Revelations and AC1...

I really think you should play 1 first just because the ending was worth it...and really sets up the later games...AC2 was so much better than 1 it was almost shocking...but I really enjoyed how F'd up things got by the end of the first game...

PopcornTreeCt
10-22-12, 07:22 PM
The first Assassin's Creed had my favorite time and setting. Wish they could go back to that period but with the latest game mechanics.

Xander
10-23-12, 09:45 AM
I rank them in... AC2, Brotherhood, Revelations and AC1...

I really think you should play 1 first just because the ending was worth it...and really sets up the later games...AC2 was so much better than 1 it was almost shocking...but I really enjoyed how F'd up things got by the end of the first game...


I go back and forth on AC1. I enjoyed it, but it's by far the most flawed. You could probably just read a synopsis on it and go from there.

redcat
10-28-12, 02:52 PM
I thought this was a very interesting article/ semi-review from Slate.com. I was trying to hold off on the pre-order, but after reading this I couldn't stop myself.

http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/gaming/2012/10/assassin_s_creed_iii_is_a_thrilling_hyperdetailed_journey_to_the_colonial.html

RocShemp
10-28-12, 03:19 PM
That's awesome. But I'm still gonna wait for a price drop.

redcat
10-28-12, 03:26 PM
That's awesome. But I'm still gonna wait for a price drop.

I was going to wait on a drop as well, but I went with the Microsoft store deal (1600 MS points plus $10 off future purchase). I may regret it if the price falls as quickly as it seemed to last year, but since it basically amounts to $20 off, I went for it.

Michael Corvin
10-28-12, 03:35 PM
I haven't played this series since I gave up on the first game. I pre-ordered at BB for the $20 credit though so I'm down for giving this one a shot.

Anything storywise I need to know going into this one? I'm not going to go back and play the others so spoiler away.

RocShemp
10-28-12, 03:54 PM
I haven't played this series since I gave up on the first game. I pre-ordered at BB for the $20 credit though so I'm down for giving this one a shot.

Anything storywise I need to know going into this one? I'm not going to go back and play the others so spoiler away.

Go here (http://assassinscreed.wikia.com/wiki/Assassin%27s_Creed_Wiki) for all your spoiler needs. :)

mhg83
10-28-12, 07:04 PM
I haven't played this series since I gave up on the first game. I pre-ordered at BB for the $20 credit though so I'm down for giving this one a shot.

Anything storywise I need to know going into this one? I'm not going to go back and play the others so spoiler away.

Desmond enters a sailing tournament but ends up on an island where he has to enter a set of numbers into a computer every 108 minutes or the world will end.

RocShemp
10-28-12, 10:06 PM
Desmond enters a sailing tournament but ends up on an island where he has to enter a set of numbers into a computer every 108 minutes or the world will end.

Dude! He wanted spoilers for the previous game in the series! Not the damn ending to AC3! For that matter, though I'd heard the rumour, you now confirmed it and spoiled the ending for me too! :mad:

pinata242
10-28-12, 11:32 PM
Jesus Christ, are you serious, Roc? That's inexcusable.

MoviePage
10-28-12, 11:56 PM
:lol:

pinata242
10-28-12, 11:59 PM
I love how I have no idea if you're laughing at the idiocy of someone posting an game-ending spoiler two days before launch or at me because I believe that someone is stupid enough to post a game-ending spoiler two days before launch but haven't looked myself because I know people are stupid enough to post a game-ending spoiler two days before launch.

Still playing it safe and would rather be mocked than shocked.

Michael Corvin
10-29-12, 06:32 AM
:lol: It's a Lost spoiler. Click away fellas.

alxreys
10-29-12, 11:14 AM
<iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/z_o49YwWZUY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

nickdawgy
10-29-12, 11:36 AM
That was really cool.

Michael Corvin
10-29-12, 11:59 AM
Looks bad ass.

RocShemp
10-29-12, 12:18 PM
Jesus Christ, are you serious, Roc? That's inexcusable.

:lol:

I love how I have no idea if you're laughing at the idiocy of someone posting an game-ending spoiler two days before launch or at me because I believe that someone is stupid enough to post a game-ending spoiler two days before launch but haven't looked myself because I know people are stupid enough to post a game-ending spoiler two days before launch.

Still playing it safe and would rather be mocked than shocked.

:lol: It's a Lost spoiler. Click away fellas.

rotfl

Sorry, pinata242. I was just playing along with mhg83's joke. As Michael Corvin said, it's just a Lost spoiler.

pinata242
10-29-12, 12:19 PM
No worries, just can't trust anyone. I shouldn't be in this thread until I finish anyway :)

RocShemp
10-29-12, 12:27 PM
No worries, just can't trust anyone. I shouldn't be in this thread until I finish anyway :)

I actually assumed you'd figure it was a joke by my over-the-top reaction.

But, yeah, once this game is released, I'll need to avoid this thread until I get and beat it. Which in my case will be a while since I'm gonna hold out for a price drop.

DRG
10-29-12, 03:28 PM
I'm another who bought the first game, gave up about halfway through and hasn't revisited the series. Seeing the trailers for 3 piqued my interest in the series again, and now I am tempted to pick this Ezio Trilogy set up (http://www.amazon.com/Assassins-Creed-Ezio-Trilogy-Playstation-3/dp/B009GZX49Y/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1351542069&sr=8-1&keywords=assassins+creed+trilogy) based on the recommendations here.

PopcornTreeCt
10-29-12, 05:13 PM
Amazon has shipped my copy!

MoviePage
10-29-12, 06:31 PM
Cancelled my MS Store pre-order just under the wire. I can wait for a price drop. I've been attempting to get into Revelations again this past week without much success, so that played a part in my decision.

nickdawgy
10-29-12, 08:10 PM
I'll be grabbing this at Target tomorrow with WWE 13 and NFS Most Wanted.

Bummed I never pre ordered though. I really wanted that steel book :(

Dr. DVD
10-29-12, 08:30 PM
I have completed the first one , started the second but kind of let it go. Does this one require completion of the second for enjoyment? I felt like the second one only really connected to the first with the Desmond bits, but everything else kind of worked on its own with just a general feel for the premise. (Secret Society of Assassins vs. Templars, about all there is to it.)

OldBoy
10-29-12, 09:40 PM
I'll be grabbing this at Target tomorrow with WWE 13 and NFS Most Wanted.

Bummed I never pre ordered though. I really wanted that steel book :(

ygpm.

Jonno2006
10-29-12, 11:54 PM
Man i can't wait for this thing! Pre-ordered the Limited Edition bundle which i hope i get tomorrow from Futureshop!

And I'm so excited to go back to the Multiplayer! I'm a hardcore AC MP player as I've been playing since Brotherhood!

So those trophies are way easy for me lol

I was almost prestige 11 on AC:R


Can't wait to school all these day 1 noobs But seriously i can't wait to level up and unlock new things and just a general sense of progression.

nickdawgy
10-30-12, 08:36 AM
I never played a single round of any AC multiplayer.

OldBoy
10-30-12, 10:07 AM
why are there no reviews for this yet? that seems extremely odd for a title of this popularity...

http://www.gamerankings.com/xbox360/621797-assassins-creed-iii/articles.html

nickdawgy
10-30-12, 10:10 AM
Yeah, some people are getting kind of nervous about the lack of reviews.

It's almost like it'll be released with a 7.4 or something similar as opposed to a 9.5 or whatnot that everyone expects.

Noonan
10-30-12, 10:12 AM
I've been trying to find a review for AC Liberation but no luck yet.

Only a few hours in and I can confirm that this game is great so far.

pinata242
10-30-12, 10:20 AM
There's no point in reviewing a game like this. Everyone expects too much (Mass Effect 3) or more of the same (Bioshock 2). The indignant will be indignant and the satisfied will be moot.

Lateralus
10-30-12, 10:37 AM
Ordered the limited edition from Amazon and it says it will be delivered today but has not shipped yet. I guess they only way I will get it today is if they hand deliver it.

Noonan
10-30-12, 10:44 AM
Has anyone else started playing yet? The way they introduce you to the main character is pretty impressive. I didn't read much about the game other than its setting so it was a surprise to me. Time to go gather some feathers!

pinata242
10-30-12, 11:11 AM
http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/10/30/assassins-creed-iii-review

Assassin's Creed III is very enjoyable overall, but itís not consistently brilliant. Not everything about the game gels together convincingly and the missionsí unnecessary prescriptiveness sometimes undermines the sense of freedom that the rest of the game works so hard to create. But it achieves so much that you canít help but respect it; no other open-world game has ever given us a setting that's as impressive to observe or as full of things to do as this. Connorís story has its lulls but it still tells a tale much richer and more compelling than most other games manage, set in a fascinating period of history. Assassinís Creed III isnít as huge an improvement upon its predecessorsí achievements as many players will be hoping for, but itís still up there with the best that the series has achieved - even if it isn't quite the best.

Decker
10-30-12, 11:18 AM
Joystiq's http://www.blogcdn.com/www.joystiq.com/media/2010/06/review-three-half-stars.jpg review (http://www.joystiq.com/2012/10/30/assassins-creed-3-review-declination-of-independence/)

MoviePage
10-30-12, 11:19 AM
8.5/10 from IGN (http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/10/30/assassins-creed-iii-review)
7.5/10 from Destructoid (http://www.destructoid.com/review-assassin-s-creed-iii-237623.phtml)
3.5/5 from Joystiq (http://www.joystiq.com/2012/10/30/assassins-creed-3-review-declination-of-independence/)

Noonan
10-30-12, 11:42 AM
And for those of us with a Vita, here are a few reviews for Liberation. I haven't seen anything from Joystiq or Destructoid yet.

game informer - 7.55/10
http://www.gameinformer.com/games/assassins_creed_iii_liberation/b/playstation_vita/archive/2012/10/30/assassins-creed-iii-liberation-review.aspx

IGN - 7.2/10
http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/10/30/assassins-creed-iii-liberation-review

OldBoy
10-30-12, 11:54 AM
8.5/10 from GameSpot (http://www.gamespot.com/assassins-creed-iii/reviews/assassins-creed-iii-review-6399036/)

RocShemp
10-30-12, 12:17 PM
Everyone expects too much (Mass Effect 3)

I dunno. Although I didn't hate ME3, many of the complaints against it were warranted.

nickdawgy
10-30-12, 12:37 PM
So it's good just not as good as we all thought?

Noonan
10-30-12, 01:16 PM
So it's good just not as good as we all thought?
So far it's better than I was hoping. I'm only a few hours in but there's already plenty to look forward to. I still don't have the assassin's suit yet.

deadlax
10-30-12, 02:02 PM
not the game of the year candidate many were hoping.

seems like dishonored did it all better.

RocShemp
10-30-12, 02:39 PM
not the game of the year candidate many were hoping.

seems like dishonored did it all better.

That's disheartening since everything I've seen/read about Dishonored made it seem just okay.

Noonan
10-30-12, 02:45 PM
I played the opening sections of Dishonored (up through the first real mission and a few for Granny). Based solely on the first few hours of each, I think AC3 is better. Dishonored desperately needs a 3rd person view IMO. Plus, AC3 is a much longer game.

PopcornTreeCt
10-30-12, 02:48 PM
Takes place in the Revolutionary War, it could play like the first game and it would be game of the year.

Rob V
10-30-12, 03:15 PM
Plus, AC3 is a much longer game.

That doesn't make it better -- even a little bit.

Noonan
10-30-12, 03:18 PM
That doesn't make it better -- even a little bit.
It does if you're enjoying both games. If I like them both equally and one is much longer than the other, the longer one will get the nod. I definitely won't rank length over content though. That I agree with. I'll take a short good game over a long shitty game any day.

pinata242
10-30-12, 03:24 PM
But Dishonored is meant to be played in different ways on multiple playthroughs.

Noonan
10-30-12, 03:30 PM
But Dishonored is meant to be played in different ways on multiple playthroughs.
That's where personal opinion comes in. I've never been a fan of having to play a game multiple times to see all that it has to offer. So that aspect would be lost on me. The only games I've ever gone through more than once are rpg's.

In the same regard, AC3 has a pretty substantial multiplayer section. Like multiple playthroughs, MP is not my cup of tea, so I'm just comparing single playthroughs of each title.

pinata242
10-30-12, 03:46 PM
I found it interesting that the MP component of AC3 is on a separate disc. That's going to seriously impact it to me.

Music
10-30-12, 04:24 PM
Separate disc?!?! bah!

Decker
10-30-12, 05:16 PM
I found it interesting that the MP component of AC3 is on a separate disc. That's going to seriously impact it to me.

I assume this is 360 version only we're talking about?

lopper
10-30-12, 05:42 PM
Longer definitely does not equal better when it comes to AC, imo. I usually find myself so burnt out by the time I finish these games that it becomes more of a chore to play.

Still excited to start this, though it probably won't be until after Thanksgiving for me.

pinata242
10-30-12, 06:59 PM
I assume this is 360 version only we're talking about?

I don't know, I only bought one copy. If you have other information, you're in a better position to comment on "only".

I doubt the Steam version is on two discs, though I haven't seen it.

thematahara
10-30-12, 07:08 PM
The steam version is two separate downloads. One for single player and one for multi. You have to quit out of the SP and boot the MP.

PopcornTreeCt
10-30-12, 08:43 PM
2-disc 360 game but 1-disc steelbook case. Geniuses.

pinata242
10-30-12, 09:08 PM
:lol: I noticed that too. Is there a market for steelbooks? I don't need it, though it is a bad ass picture.

nickdawgy
10-31-12, 12:49 AM
Those mini games can kiss my butt.

Noonan
10-31-12, 07:38 AM
I made it up to when you get your assassin's suit last night. I had no idea about the nautical battles; those look like they'll be fun to play through.

I also ended up downloading Liberation. It's nice that they added some features which aren't in AC3. The world is quite a bit smaller but that's to be expected. I just hope they give some back story to the main character at some point. The beginning just jumps to her being an assassin behind her parents back with no indication on who trained her or why.

UncleGramps
10-31-12, 09:27 AM
I played about 2 hours of single player and an hour of multiplayer, and so far it seems pretty great. At this early point, I'm not sure where the complaints are coming from.

Also, the 2 separate discs for SP and MP is a bit of a bummer, but it's not really THAT big of a deal to get up off the couch for 10 seconds once or twice per night.

slop101
10-31-12, 10:09 AM
I got the PS3 version that has the whole thing on one disc - but I didn't know about that at first, as what got me to buy that version was that it has an exclusive bonus mission (something to do with Benedict Arnold) that the 360 didn't come with.

bunkaroo
10-31-12, 10:47 AM
Did anyone who pre-ordered through Best Buy get a code yet for the bonus they were offering?

Music
10-31-12, 11:01 AM
yes, I got it within minutes of picking it up in store. (Bestbuy.com store pickup)

OldBoy
10-31-12, 12:09 PM
Did anyone who pre-ordered through Best Buy get a code yet for the bonus they were offering?

i did, but it is a 19 digit code that is not valid through XBOX Live. called up BB and they weren't able to help. not sure if this needs to be input in-game only, but i doubt it.

anyone else get 19 digit code and know where to input it?

edit...it is a UBISOFT code and needs to be entered in-game.

Music
10-31-12, 12:20 PM
In-game

Liver&Onions
10-31-12, 12:28 PM
i did, but it is a 19 digit code that is not valid through XBOX Live. called up BB and they weren't able to help. not sure if this needs to be input in-game only, but i doubt it.

anyone else get 19 digit code and know where to input it?

in game, extras, press the button that says redeem code, then punch yourself in the face.

nickdawgy
10-31-12, 12:29 PM
Yeah in the extras section under Ubisoft code I believe.

Music
10-31-12, 12:31 PM
in game, extras, press the button that says redeem code, then punch yourself in the face.

Several times!

bunkaroo
10-31-12, 01:13 PM
yes, I got it within minutes of picking it up in store. (Bestbuy.com store pickup)

Great - another call to BB customer service. I had mine shipped Monday and it arrived yesterday. No code. I would have just picked it up at Fry's for $49 if I knew this would happen.

Michael Corvin
10-31-12, 01:38 PM
What is the pre-order extra? I pre-ordered, tried to pick it up last night(that's a story), but came home empty handed.

Music
10-31-12, 01:57 PM
Exclusive "Ghost of War" single player mission and Pontiac's War Club.

bunkaroo
10-31-12, 03:35 PM
I found this link which says what to do if you don't get your BB code:

http://www.forums.bestbuy.com/t5/Gaming-Support/Assassin-s-Creed-III-Preorder-Codes-amp-Offers/m-p/602434/highlight/true#M15581

Whether it actually results in any action remains to be seen.

Barth
11-01-12, 08:49 PM
Just finished up sequence 2. I hope it picks up soon cause I have to say I'm a bit dissapointed so far. I loved ACII, Brotherhood, and Revelations and they had me hooked at the start. I thought IGN's rating was surely low but now I'm wondering.

foxdvd
11-01-12, 08:54 PM
Just finished up sequence 2. I hope it picks up soon cause I have to say I'm a bit dissapointed so far. I loved ACII, Brotherhood, and Revelations and they had me hooked at the start. I thought IGN's rating was surely low but now I'm wondering.

I am with you 100%...I am on Sequence 3 and I am finding it hard to put down Little Big Planet Vita to play this. Every review says it starts slow, so I will keep at it, but by FAR the slowest starting of the games so far...

The world seems dead and empty compared to the other games...very little things to find or explore....also voice acting seems to have a delay built in so that it really feels like they recorded all the lines in different rooms and cut it together...only they left awkward pauses after each person speaks...

foxdvd
11-01-12, 09:46 PM
ok I just finished sequence 3...the very end of that gave me chills..

PopcornTreeCt
11-01-12, 10:22 PM
Damn, this game takes forever to get the point where you actually put on the suit but when you do it feels like a huge accomplishment. The story is way more personal in this one than in any of the others.

Raul3
11-02-12, 08:00 AM
I came just to post "longest introduction ever!", before reading the previous posts.

By this time, in the previous games, I had already made several Leaps of faith. I'm sequence 2 and I don't feel like I AM playing the game, just following orders. I never do this, but I decided to exit the animus and read my emails.
Is there anything interesting to explore in the real world?

Lateralus
11-02-12, 08:02 AM
Been playing an hour and a half and I don't think I have met the main character yet. I need to get familiar with the controls as I was trying to read up on the British soldiers when I accidently put one in a head lock and promptly broke his neck, I was just as surprised at this move as all the characters around me.

UncleGramps
11-02-12, 10:19 AM
ok I just finished sequence 3...the very end of that gave me chills..
That part was awesome, and I did not see that coming. I'm glad I managed to avoid any spoiler-y details in the months leading up to the game's release.

foxdvd
11-02-12, 10:21 AM
That part was awesome, and I did not see that coming. I'm glad I managed to avoid any spoiler-y details in the months leading up to the game's release.

same...and spoiler that you will know about if you have made it to sequence 4..

I thought the main character was the guy you started out as...I had no idea you played a Native American...

I try to skip reviews and spoilers as much as possible for a game like this...and I am glad I did..

UncleGramps
11-02-12, 10:25 AM
same...and spoiler that you will know about if you have made it to sequence 4..

I thought the main character was the guy you started out as...I had no idea you played a Native American...
That part I was aware of. They played that up pretty heavily in the E3 coverage. As a result, when
the game starts with the British guy, THAT is what confused me. I thought you would start out as the Native American character.

foxdvd
11-02-12, 01:18 PM
sequence 5 is when the game finally becomes Assassins Creed...

Still two things that bug the shit out of me..

Climbing tall trees suck...

picking locks suck...

nickdawgy
11-02-12, 05:27 PM
Picking locks is easy once you get the hang of it.

But yeah, tall trees are bad. Especially getting down.