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Old 02-15-12, 03:54 PM
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Assassin's Creed 3 (Xbox, PS3, PC) - October 30th, 2012

Only news is that Ubi announced it and the release date today.
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Re: Assassin's Creed 3 (Xbox, PS3, PC) - October 30th, 2012

I can't wait.
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Re: Assassin's Creed 3 (Xbox, PS3, PC) - October 30th, 2012

They're really going to have this baby ready to roll less than a year after the last installment?
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Re: Assassin's Creed 3 (Xbox, PS3, PC) - October 30th, 2012

Word is they've been working on this for 3 years.

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Re: Assassin's Creed 3 (Xbox, PS3, PC) - October 30th, 2012

Still need to wrap up Revelations, but for the foreseeable future, all AC games are day one purchases for me.
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Re: Assassin's Creed 3 (Xbox, PS3, PC) - October 30th, 2012

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.
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Re: Assassin's Creed 3 (Xbox, PS3, PC) - October 30th, 2012

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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.
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Re: Assassin's Creed 3 (Xbox, PS3, PC) - October 30th, 2012

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".
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Re: Assassin's Creed 3 (Xbox, PS3, PC) - October 30th, 2012

Looking forward to it, but only after it hits $35-$40.
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Re: Assassin's Creed 3 (Xbox, PS3, PC) - October 30th, 2012

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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.
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Re: Assassin's Creed 3 (Xbox, PS3, PC) - October 30th, 2012

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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.
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Re: Assassin's Creed 3 (Xbox, PS3, PC) - October 30th, 2012

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.
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Re: Assassin's Creed 3 (Xbox, PS3, PC) - October 30th, 2012

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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...lution-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.
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Re: Assassin's Creed 3 (Xbox, PS3, PC) - October 30th, 2012

I thought there was some buzz at one point that it was going to take place in ancient Egypt???
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Re: Assassin's Creed 3 (Xbox, PS3, PC) - October 30th, 2012

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.
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Re: Assassin's Creed 3 (Xbox, PS3, PC) - October 30th, 2012

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).
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Re: Assassin's Creed 3 (Xbox, PS3, PC) - October 30th, 2012

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).
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Re: Assassin's Creed 3 (Xbox, PS3, PC) - October 30th, 2012

Day one purchase for me.
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Re: Assassin's Creed 3 (Xbox, PS3, PC) - October 30th, 2012

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Day one purchase for me.
Same here. Deluxe Edition probably.

I also NEED to buy the Encyclopedia and the hoodie.
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Re: Assassin's Creed 3 (Xbox, PS3, PC) - October 30th, 2012

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.
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Re: Assassin's Creed 3 (Xbox, PS3, PC) - October 30th, 2012

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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.
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Re: Assassin's Creed 3 (Xbox, PS3, PC) - October 30th, 2012

I doubt China, unless it's a foreigner - seeing as the bloodline is a literal thing.
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Re: Assassin's Creed 3 (Xbox, PS3, PC) - October 30th, 2012

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.
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Re: Assassin's Creed 3 (Xbox, PS3, PC) - October 30th, 2012

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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.
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Re: Assassin's Creed 3 (Xbox, PS3, PC) - October 30th, 2012

Ah, well shit on me.

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

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