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Drazgul
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(10-04-2017, 10:05 PM)
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I dug the old engine AC's, but couldn't get into Unity at all for some reason (the parkour felt awful, for instance). Did Syndicate improve from it at all, would it be a good play before Origins gets out?
emag
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(10-04-2017, 10:07 PM)
I really hope Origin doesn't need a lot of patching to run well on [base] PS4.

Originally Posted by Drazgul

I dug the old engine AC's, but couldn't get into Unity at all for some reason (the parkour felt awful, for instance). Did Syndicate improve from it at all, would it be a good play before Origins gets out?

No. Syndicate has a steadier frame rate and a grappling gun, but its parkour is very similar to Unity otherwise.
Crossing Eden
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(10-04-2017, 10:08 PM)
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Hippos don't play.
Rodney McKay
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(10-04-2017, 10:13 PM)
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Originally Posted by Wag

I have like 6 AC games in my backlog. lol

Just talking main ones (not sidescrolling spinoffs or DLC), I've got the two current gen ones.

Rogue was also on my backlog, but I started playing it and it was just too identical to AC4 for me (I played a LOT of AC4) and I got bored after an hour or two.

I am looking forward to Origins, since it has a setting that interests me and the gameplay changes are all looking solid.
NKnight7
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(10-04-2017, 10:18 PM)

Originally Posted by Drazgul

I dug the old engine AC's, but couldn't get into Unity at all for some reason (the parkour felt awful, for instance). Did Syndicate improve from it at all, would it be a good play before Origins gets out?

For me at least, I enjoyed the traversal and movement in Syndicate more than Unity. Based off the previews I've seen it looks pretty good in Origins too. I really liked Syndicate, up there with the second game and Black Flag for me.
Ahasverus
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(10-04-2017, 10:20 PM)
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Originally Posted by dex3108

Yeah those monster nests, guarded treasures and monster infested villages told great story. Don't get me wrong i love Witcher 3, it is one of my favorite games but there was bloat there too.

/Optional/ bloat. That was the bottom of the barrel, and you could spend hundreds of hours without doing any of that.

AC meanwhile has caught the habit of forcing you to do dozens of median tasks to advance the story (liberating half of London comes to mind).
Hexer06
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(10-04-2017, 10:20 PM)
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Can't wait to get home and check this out. Haven't been this hyped for an AC game in years. Probly gonna play a little bit release day and then wait for that X patch to play the rest.
Theorry
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(10-04-2017, 10:22 PM)
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Originally Posted by Ahasverus

/Optional/ bloat. That was the bottom of the barrel, and you could spend hundreds of hours without doing any of that.

AC meanwhile has caught the habit of forcing you to do dozens of median tasks to advance the story (liberating half of London comes to mind).

Origins changed to a more quest system also.
dreamfall
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(10-04-2017, 10:29 PM)
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These beautiful gifs Crossing Eden, I canít take this wait!

Iím so ridiculously excited. I missed my Assassinís fix- hell, Iíve been replaying Syndicate just to prepare. The fact that your horse will draw a navigation path from anywhere you place a map marker is grand. The combat looks like a ton of fun - dashing, striking, combat finishers- it completely has a changed a lot of what felt like a counter/kill system of the franchise. The first thing I have to do is turn off those damage numbers, that kills immersion for me baha.

And the world of Egypt is jaw dropping. Every AC title has taken us to stunning locales, and this looks to be my favorite yet (I loved Revelations because I felt Constantinople was the best city they had done). The voice actor for Bayek is phenomenal- I could listen to that man mutter nonsense on screen and be happy.

I am ready. And I need to stop watching footage. I think what Iím most worried about is that levels of enemies might prevent me from exploring in ways that Iíd like. I also donít appreciate that certain enemies can not be killed outright by a stealth assassination from Easy Allies footage. But Iím ready for some awesome new side activities, and some amazing wildlife interaction.
Exploratory
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(10-04-2017, 10:33 PM)

Originally Posted by Stygr

lol, now they are calling AC: Origins an "RPG".
Oh god....

They've been saying that for a long time now. I dunno what's funny about that...
Dremorak
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(10-04-2017, 10:38 PM)
After this years flood of amazing games I've completely forgotten about this :O looking great
De_Legend
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(10-04-2017, 10:38 PM)
Not really hyped but for 57$ Canadien instead of 90$ why the fuck not.

Oh and the remote control arrows, wtf?
Masterblaster
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(10-04-2017, 10:42 PM)
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HUGE things at the end of this video (spoiler?) and naval combat:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yox6l353Wpo
henhowc
(10-04-2017, 10:42 PM)
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What a difference a year off makes for ass hype :)
GearFourth
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(10-04-2017, 10:45 PM)
Did not enjoy AC Black Flag, Unity, Syndicate

This one Origins looks the most promising and more fun looking forward to it
texhnolyze
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(10-04-2017, 10:56 PM)

Originally Posted by dreamfall

I am ready. And I need to stop watching footage. I think what Iím most worried about is that levels of enemies might prevent me from exploring in ways that Iíd like. I also donít appreciate that certain enemies can not be killed outright by a stealth assassination from Easy Allies footage. But Iím ready for some awesome new side activities, and some amazing wildlife interaction.

Are we watching the same footage?

I think one of the major concerns was the ability to assassinate higher level enemies which wouldn't be possible due to the level difference. Though I found out today that it's actually possible. Here's level 13 Bayek assassinating a level 15 commander target. Though I admit that I haven't finished watching it.

PalabragrŪs
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(10-04-2017, 11:01 PM)
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Originally Posted by ISee

GAF, I must confess: I'm looking forward to this one.

How dare you! Problem is... I am as well :v
Ushay
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(10-04-2017, 11:06 PM)
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Just when I thought I was out, they pull this shit.

Lawd it looks pretty. This is HDR as well right?
Ricker
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(10-04-2017, 11:10 PM)
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Originally Posted by Stygr

lol, now they are calling AC: Origins an "RPG".
Oh god....

A lot of people say its a mix of AC and Witcher 3 now...anyway, seen enough,day one for me to play on the X1X(later) ;)
FunkyDealer
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(10-04-2017, 11:11 PM)
Game looks good, I'm probably gonna pick it up in November/December.

I just think the protagonist seem like a non-character though. Completely uninteresting. Hopefully that won't be the case in the game.
jbug617
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(10-04-2017, 11:13 PM)
Just preordered. Previews looked good and also had expiring credit on Xbox One.
SofNasciment-
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(10-04-2017, 11:47 PM)
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Any preview focused on combat?

Also, awesome gifs all around.
Theorry
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(10-05-2017, 12:03 AM)
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Centerstrain is doing a Q&A right now.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omL6kn5De1M
Jumeira
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(10-05-2017, 12:15 AM)
Damn this is the biggest leap an AC game has made since AC2. Love all the info coming out, finally HARD MODE! One of my major concerns was how id always feel overpowered, and as a consequence i wouldnt feel obligated to experiment or get the satisfaction of being challenged. Hope the AI is dynamic and unpredictable, games does look gorgeous though.

Day X for me !
Jacob4815
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(10-05-2017, 12:18 AM)

Originally Posted by dex3108

No HUD gameplay

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ugUqX3Hd_Y

I hope the HUD will be fully customizable just like Horizon.
SirMossyBloke
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(10-05-2017, 12:19 AM)
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Is this the same engine as GR: Wildlands? It looks gorgeous.
False Witness
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(10-05-2017, 12:28 AM)
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Originally Posted by FunkyDealer

Game looks good, I'm probably gonna pick it up in November/December.

I just think the protagonist seem like a non-character though. Completely uninteresting. Hopefully that won't be the case in the game.

Altair and Connor are the two most interesting protagonists in the series. Ezio bored me, as did the Ezio-lites from the most recent entries.
Hoje0308
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(10-05-2017, 12:30 AM)
Any mention of the state of the PC version in these previews?
shimon
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(10-05-2017, 12:31 AM)
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Originally Posted by texhnolyze

Are we watching the same footage?

I think one of the major concerns was the ability to assassinate higher level enemies which wouldn't be possible due to the level difference. Though I found out today that it's actually possible. Here's level 13 Bayek assassinating a level 15 commander target. Though I admit that I haven't finished watching it.

Well to be fair 2 levels is not much of a difference. I remember in some videos where the difference was like 5+ it was impossible.
BrassDragon
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(10-05-2017, 12:33 AM)
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Originally Posted by texhnolyze

Are we watching the same footage?

I think one of the major concerns was the ability to assassinate higher level enemies which wouldn't be possible due to the level difference. Though I found out today that it's actually possible. Here's level 13 Bayek assassinating a level 15 commander target. Though I admit that I haven't finished watching it.

Can't remember which of the previews mention it but one of them pointed out that assassinating a high level enemy only damages him a little - the game seems to be designed around the notion that you engage with the open world for skills and levels until you're ready to go after story targets.
Crossing Eden
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(10-05-2017, 12:36 AM)
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Originally Posted by SirMossyBloke

Is this the same engine as GR: Wildlands? It looks gorgeous.

Yes. There's a GDC talk on how they create the environments in that game and that tech was likely used for this project too.

Originally Posted by shimon

Well to be fair 2 levels is not much of a difference. I remember in some videos where the difference was like 5+ it was impossible.

It depends on how much you've upgraded your hidden blade.
shimon
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(10-05-2017, 12:40 AM)
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If that is the case then cool.
gattsu
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(10-05-2017, 12:54 AM)
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This might be the most hype I have been since before the release of AC2
MosquitoSmasher
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(10-05-2017, 01:17 AM)
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Gotten so tired of this franchise and haven't finished Unity or Syndicate but man am I looking forward to this one. I rather not see any more gameplay though.

What are the previews saying? Are they very positive?
Jocund
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(10-05-2017, 01:27 AM)
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Originally Posted by MosquitoSmasher

Gotten so tired of this franchise and haven't finished Unity or Syndicate but man am I looking forward to this one. I rather not see any more gameplay though.

What are the previews saying? Are they very positive?

As positive as most pre-release coverage of Big Publisher games are. Most seem to be genuinely impressed by the scale/general formidability of the world and the breadth of interaction between fauna.
SofNasciment-
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(10-05-2017, 01:39 AM)
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Didn't see this posted:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyOHat3p_W4

Found it pretty funny and creative.
Crossing Eden
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(10-05-2017, 01:41 AM)
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That's a whole lot of nope
heringer
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(10-05-2017, 01:52 AM)
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I really hate the idea of assassinations and main missions being restricted by level. Being perfectly stealthy and not being able to assassinate a target because your level isn't high enough rubs me the wrong way. Mainly because side activity in the latest games were so boring and uninteresting that I dread having to go through that before I can do an actually fun mission.

I dunno, generally speaking, I don't think RPG's and stealth are a good match.

Also, combat looks... kinda janky?
MosquitoSmasher
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(10-05-2017, 02:08 AM)
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Originally Posted by Jocund

As positive as most pre-release coverage of Big Publisher games are. Most seem to be genuinely impressed by the scale/general formidability of the world and the breadth of interaction between fauna.

Nice!
Harlequin
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(10-05-2017, 02:12 AM)

Originally Posted by Theorry

New trailer also.

Assassinís Creed Origins: Birth of the Brotherhood

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yL3w6MdVj5s

Does it include story spoilers?
More_Badass
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(10-05-2017, 02:13 AM)
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Originally Posted by Crossing Eden

That's a whole lot of nope

That's one huge ass croc
Toa TAK
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(10-05-2017, 02:14 AM)

Originally Posted by Harlequin

Does it include story spoilers?

No?

But then again, if it's in a trailer then they want you to know it's there.
IKizzLE
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(10-05-2017, 02:14 AM)
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Originally Posted by Crossing Eden

That's a whole lot of nope

I can't imagine what some species of animals looked like 2000 years ago. Fuck this shit.
pitchfork
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(10-05-2017, 02:28 AM)
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Originally Posted by Crossing Eden

That's a whole lot of nope

This and the giant snake in the trailer, looks like UBI are giving us a decent slice of cryptozoology

I'm ok with this
SofNasciment-
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(10-05-2017, 02:32 AM)
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Originally Posted by pitchfork

This and the giant snake in the trailer, looks like UBI are giving us a decent slice of cryptozoology

I'm ok with this

Origins is clearly the AC game with the most fantasy elements. Sometimes it looks more like a fantasy than a game based on a historical setting. Not really a problem, although I tend to like more historical accurate represtantations of the past.
Wamb0wneD
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(10-05-2017, 02:37 AM)
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Not to keen on the wildlife combat for now. I get Gothic 3 boar flashbacks. A lot of kiting seems to be involved.
Harlequin
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(10-05-2017, 02:43 AM)

Originally Posted by Toa TAK

No?

But then again, if it's in a trailer then they want you to know it's there.

I think there was one story spoiler in there that I'd rather not have known about. But most people will probably miss it because they don't know the historical figure it involves.
gdt
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(10-05-2017, 02:45 AM)
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Iím gonna wait for reviews and especially gaf reception here.

Took a permanent hiatus from AssCreed after 3 left a bad taste.

Good buzz on 4...bought it gave it a chance didnít like it. Bored to tears.

Good buzz on Syndicate, bought it and same story really. Played like 3 or 4 hours didnít dig it.


Maybe Iím just done with the series?

I hope this can bring me back in because the setting is great.
Ahasverus
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(10-05-2017, 02:46 AM)
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Originally Posted by Masterblaster

HUGE things at the end of this video (spoiler?) and naval combat:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yox6l353Wpo

Nooooooo I hate ship combat :(
Toa TAK
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(10-05-2017, 02:47 AM)

Originally Posted by Ahasverus

Nooooooo I hate ship combat :(

It's been in almost all the trailers at this point.

You had to know it was coming.

This game is being made by the Black Flag folks.

(But I agree with you)

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