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"Assassin's Creed Syndicate coming out this week and no post?"


  

          

Nobody looking forward to the release? Are we done with this franchise?

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RE: Assassin's Creed Syndicate coming out this week and no post?
Oct 19th 2015
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I really enjoyed Black Flag
Oct 19th 2015
3
what did you like about black flag? i keep almost buying it
Oct 19th 2015
5
Black Flag is hella overrated.
Oct 20th 2015
8
yeah I've lost the desire in this series. Too much of the same
Oct 19th 2015
4
Kinda over it...
Oct 19th 2015
2
A few points.
Oct 19th 2015
6
The series has been dead inside since AC Revelations.
Oct 20th 2015
7
Only reason I played all of them was for Desmond
Oct 20th 2015
9
This too. The promise of Assassin's Creed
Oct 21st 2015
10
      There's not another historical time that I could find any real interest ...
Oct 21st 2015
11
           It was all a big tease, man.
Oct 21st 2015
12
IGN gives it an 8.2.
Oct 22nd 2015
13
I'm so over AC. The Azio games were interesting and Black Flag
Oct 22nd 2015
14
Eh, interested, but I'll wait until a price drop. I have an AC bundle Xb...
Oct 22nd 2015
15
Black Friday I guarantee it'll be 25-30 bucks. That's when I'll cop
Oct 22nd 2015
16
      Think I'ma do the same. The reviews sound positive
Oct 22nd 2015
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This is my favorite AC since Brotherhood.
Nov 04th 2015
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I trust you Ike
Nov 06th 2015
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      Nah. You can and probably should skip Unity entirely.
Nov 06th 2015
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           I fired up Unity last weekend.
Nov 06th 2015
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                Smart man. Unity had some good ideas
Nov 07th 2015
22
So I'm like 70% done
Dec 04th 2015
23
MGSV is one of the best games of the year, so yeah.
Dec 04th 2015
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      True
Dec 04th 2015
25
           I feel that.
Dec 04th 2015
26
                i didn't even finish Unity
Dec 05th 2015
27
                     Ubisoft didn't finish Unity either.
Dec 05th 2015
28
Out for Games For Gold now.
Apr 26th 2018
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bearfield
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1. "RE: Assassin's Creed Syndicate coming out this week and no post?"
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Mon Oct-19-15 12:52 PM by bearfield

  

          

>Are we done with this franchise?

possibly. i stopped enjoying the franchise while i was playing brotherhood. others may be feeling the fatigue one feels when there have been, say, 8 games in the past 8 years, all with nearly identical gameplay and running on the same engine. the experience of AC was great the first 2-3 times. after that diminishing returns kicked in really hard, though i understand black flag is pretty good. and i have to say that the dev teams' world-building is at times amazing. i occasionally will purchase a game in the series when it becomes super cheap on PC just to check out the environments

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3. "I really enjoyed Black Flag"
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The only two I can honestly say I loved were 2 and Black Flag. There were others I lost interest in. I think it played itself into the ground. Unity left a bad taste for a few. Remember playing multiplayer with a friend and doing everything perfectly then we both got stuck in walls and couldn't get out. The game glitched that bad. We both said screw it and didn't even bother finishing it.

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5. "what did you like about black flag? i keep almost buying it"
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but then i'm reminded of giving up on brotherhood not even a third of the way through b/c i became so bored with the gameplay. i imagine black flag is more of the same in a different setting, minus the big cities and climbing. brotherhood and 2 at least had some fun traversal puzzles in the tombs. for some reason i don't see a lot of jumping puzzles in black flag

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8. "Black Flag is hella overrated."
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the pirate shit was fun, but they didn't really fix nothing about the games. they just added boats and cannons. it's kinda some classic jumping the shark shit.

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4. "yeah I've lost the desire in this series. Too much of the same"
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Especially after playing the excellent Shadow of Mordor which to me seemed to do everything better. I haven't finished 5% of Black Flag or Unity. Just can't get hyped for the series anymore.

  

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2. "Kinda over it..."
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I'm interested in where they're going with the plot but for the most part, the gameplay isn't really changing much. The exception is Black Flag, sailing the seas was really well done and a lot more fun than I expected.

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6. "A few points."
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Once I got into Black Flag, it was awesome. I was super disappointed that none of my save data came over when I got the Xbone, and I'm too far on the 360 to start from 0% on the Bone.

I don't know if they painted themselves into a corner with the Desmond Miles storyline, but that's mainly what drew me in. Ezio was cool, but each year (ew), I wanted to know more about what Desmond was going through.

Unity didn't draw me in, at all. Just seemed like there was an overwhelming amount of shit to do and places to go. All that, on top of feeling like I have to finish the game before the E3 announcement of the next one.

My pipe dream is for them to take a year or 2 off, unpaint the Desmond corner to give him a decent finale, then do whateverthefuck from there on.

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IkeMoses
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7. "The series has been dead inside since AC Revelations."
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I've bought every game at launch, but Unity was the last straw. The yearly iterations and the loss of focus on what made the first three games special really fucked the series up.

If the reviews are strong, I'll cop, but these niggas fucked up the French Revolution game. I'm not looking forward to it.

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Mafamaticks
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9. "Only reason I played all of them was for Desmond"
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and the real world storyline. If they don't have a storyline outside of the Animus then it doesn't exist to me.

  

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10. "This too. The promise of Assassin's Creed"
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was eventually playing assassins in the past AND the present, but they've gotten so far away from that goal now.

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11. "There's not another historical time that I could find any real interest ..."
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Video game wise, at least. Any ancient Asian period you go to is probably gonna feel like a super-slow Dynasty Warriors.

I was hoping they'd evolve Desmond into doing the building climbing on skyscrapers or whatever. That one modern-day mission in the soccer stadium was such a welcome change of pace from the Animus stuff.

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12. "It was all a big tease, man."
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They had Desmond doing parkour outside the Animus back in like AC 2 or Brotherhood, and all we got out of it was like one fight with batons and shit.

They coulda really made that shit pop.

I still think there's more history for them to explore, but they have to keep it urban. I don't wanna climb no fucking trees by myself in the woods. Let me creep through a crowd and shank niggas.

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13. "IGN gives it an 8.2."
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14. "I'm so over AC. The Azio games were interesting and Black Flag"
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was ok. It's just more of the same. It's boring now.

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15. "Eh, interested, but I'll wait until a price drop. I have an AC bundle Xb..."
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So when I copped an Xbox One last year, I already had Black Flag and Unity to slog through.

Took me a while to warm up to Black Flag, but I got to enjoy it. Started Unity, but haven't gotten to the meat of the game. Might have to just let it be.

Too many other good games with depth and new gameplay are hitting right now and I already have a lot of games to finish.

Off the top of my head I still have Borderlands Handsome Collection, NBA 2K16, Tomb Raider, Dragon Age, Destiny, Metal Gear V, Mad Max and Wastelands 2 to dip into.

and when Fallout 4 drops? Sheeeeeeeeeit. So AC will have to wait. When it hits like $40-50 i'll cop it.
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16. "Black Friday I guarantee it'll be 25-30 bucks. That's when I'll cop"
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if I do.

  

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17. "Think I'ma do the same. The reviews sound positive"
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But they also read like it's just a non-janky version of AC Unity. I'ma make myself wait. This series has gotten more of my pre-order money than it deserves anyways.

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18. "This is my favorite AC since Brotherhood."
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It's not nothing revolutionary at all. It's just a solid core Assassin's Creed game. Most of the glitchy jank and framerate issues from Unity have been removed, leaving behind a game that won't win more fans to the series but will remind those of us who got hooked on the franchise why we got hooked in the first place.

Traversal is the best it's ever been. Unity's one good feature was streamlining freerunning up and down to separate buttons. That's been maintained here, but it's even better because the game actually runs smooth. Plus dat hook to scale buildings and cross broadways is crucial. The carriages are fast too, and they control car-like (it's some Victorian GTA shit), but I never use them because I'm so used to freerunning in these games.

Combat is more Arkham, like it's been the past few games. Dodging, guard breaking, and ducking projectiles are buffered better, though. Soon as you see the prompt pop up, you hit the appropriate button and continue wailing on whoever you're beating up. Your character will keep the correct timing for you. It's real fluid.

Stealth feels more intuitive and there's an actual sneak button now, so you don't have to worry about not hugging a wall the right way to make a guard ignore you no more.

The leads are charming in the Ezio and Black Flag way. And London is URBAN, which is what AC needs to be. I wanna climb roofs and jump on necks. I wanna ambush people in alleys. This setting does that.

I'm only a few hours in, but they've set the twins up to cater to two the two main play styles: rush in and kill everybody, or sneak around and take down your target cleanly. The missions seem to be balanced toward this too.

The story is still phoned in like it's been since they killed Desmond. My dream of modern day assassinations ain't coming true, but they've nailed the historical sandbox aspect of the series this time around. It just feels good to play again.

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19. "I trust you Ike"
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I'm gonna cop it. I don't have to play Unity to play this one do I?

  

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20. "Nah. You can and probably should skip Unity entirely."
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There's nothing you need to know from that game that you won't learn in this one, and you'll save 20 or so hours.

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21. "I fired up Unity last weekend."
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I saw my mission start was waaaaay 'cross the map, and quit back to the dashboard.

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22. "Smart man. Unity had some good ideas"
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but they were buried under a whole lot of bad execution and poor choices.

The best ideas from Unity show up in Syndicate, but without all the other bullshit getting in the way.

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23. "So I'm like 70% done"
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Fri Dec-04-15 07:55 PM by Mafamaticks

  

          

This is probably gonna be my last time playing any game in this franchise unless they do a major overhaul. I'm burned out.

I should of copped Metal Gear instead.

  

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24. "MGSV is one of the best games of the year, so yeah."
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I really liked Syndicate, though. It's a return to form, not a reinvention.

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25. "True"
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It's not bad, but after years of climbing viewpoints, opening chests, getting helix glitches, feathers, doing side missions, I'm gonna retire for a bit.

  

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26. "I feel that."
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27. "i didn't even finish Unity"
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i'm a huge AC fan, but yeah i just felt burnt out. i actually don't like that they keep adding more and more to the games. i kinda feel like it would be better if they just focused on the main narrative instead of adding so many little side things. yes i get that you don't have to do the side stuff, but you also need the money from them to purchase upgrades and stuff you want so you kind of do.

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28. "Ubisoft didn't finish Unity either."
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29. "Out for Games For Gold now."
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I was in serious burnout for AC when this came out, but it's actually pretty fun. The characters are engaging and it makes me want to keep playing, unlike Unity or Origins.

If I could change the button mapping in Origins to make the combat like Syndicate, I'd play the shit out of that. I'm beating the fuck out of people here and it feels like I know what I'm doing.

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