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Next Assassin's Creed Revealed
« on: April 30, 2020, 08:01:58 AM »
Vikings.

https://www.ubisoft.com/en-us/game/assassins-creed/valhalla

I'm sure it will be cool, but I was really hoping for Samurais and ninjas. This game system just cries out for it. It would be much more true to the spirit of the series than Vikings, who aren't really known for sneaking around.
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Re: Next Assassin's Creed Revealed
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2020, 08:06:08 AM »
Saw this yesterday. I'm psyched.
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Re: Next Assassin's Creed Revealed
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2020, 08:21:31 AM »
^I knew you'd be stuck to this like a wet pair of underwear.
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Re: Next Assassin's Creed Revealed
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2020, 08:24:52 AM »
God of War X-2: Assassin's Creed  :D
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Re: Next Assassin's Creed Revealed
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2020, 08:29:20 AM »
There is, btw, an Eastern AssCreed game, but it's part of a trilogy of mobile ports or something like that. AssCreed Chronicles:China
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Re: Next Assassin's Creed Revealed
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2020, 08:51:54 AM »
There is, btw, an Eastern AssCreed game, but it's part of a trilogy of mobile ports or something like that. AssCreed Chronicles:China

Totally a waste. Now, a chinese King-Fu version of Assassin's Creed would be pretty cool too.
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Re: Next Assassin's Creed Revealed
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2020, 10:07:13 AM »
Pfft 'underwear'.

I could never get any of those AssCreed China, Russia or India ports to work on my PC.

They just look and run like crap.

I am currently still playing through Odyssey and Origins. Have 60+ hours into both and only about half way done with both.

Very much looking forward to Valhalla. Some of the scenes in that trailer looked to be France and definitely England. Would be great if they covered far flung places like Russia and Byzantium too.
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Re: Next Assassin's Creed Revealed
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2020, 10:34:59 AM »
I was kinda meh about Odyssey (nothing really felt unique in the game - every town looked like any other, all the fighting was repetitive), but I really loved Origins. Looking forward to this.

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Re: Next Assassin's Creed Revealed
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2020, 12:17:36 PM »
Apparently posting the video code == "message body was left empty", so...  ::)

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Re: Next Assassin's Creed Revealed
« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2020, 02:35:06 PM »
Pfft 'underwear'.

I could never get any of those AssCreed China, Russia or India ports to work on my PC.

They just look and run like crap.

I am currently still playing through Odyssey and Origins. Have 60+ hours into both and only about half way done with both.

Very much looking forward to Valhalla. Some of the scenes in that trailer looked to be France and definitely England. Would be great if they covered far flung places like Russia and Byzantium too.

England is supposedly where it's mainly set. It starts in Norway, but you are forced to flee in your longboats for some reason. You fetch up in England and get a settlement to upgrade. I think this one is supposed to be a little more land-based than Odyssey, but you still get plenty of longboat action.
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Re: Next Assassin's Creed Revealed
« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2020, 11:20:47 AM »
A far flung locale like Russia or Byzantium would be a big ask, I realize...but it would be SO COOL.

Like a Varangian Guard DLC or somesuch.
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Re: Next Assassin's Creed Revealed
« Reply #11 on: May 02, 2020, 01:50:21 PM »
Like a Varangian Guard DLC or somesuch.

Considering the overarching plotline, plus the increasingly strong architectural focus, I would not be surprised at all if Constantinople is on the menu eventually.
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Re: Next Assassin's Creed Revealed
« Reply #12 on: May 02, 2020, 02:39:18 PM »
I was never really an AC fan.  Aside from the first game, I've only played Revelations, which admittedly gave me an unfair impression of the series as a whole.

But when I see this announcement, I just have to ask myself:  Why?  The naval mechanics of the later games seemed quite interesting, but beyond that each of these games looks like a carbon copy of the last with new costumes, skins, and historical flavor plastered on.

And now they're going with fucking vikings of all things?  Just.... Why?  Did somebody ask for this?  Is there some untapped niche of "sneaky ninja/assassin game, but vikings" I'm unaware of?  Of all the different historical settings and concepts they could have explored, they managed to choose one that feels both wholly unfitting and "been there done that" at the same time.  Baffling.
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Re: Next Assassin's Creed Revealed
« Reply #13 on: May 02, 2020, 04:48:00 PM »
Historical flavor counts for a lot. And Iíve had a total blast with the naval aspects of Black Flag, Odyssey and Origins.

Try Black Flag. I never had an interest in pirates but that game ignited it for me. Same for Greek history and myths.
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Re: Next Assassin's Creed Revealed
« Reply #14 on: May 02, 2020, 10:09:56 PM »
I get that appeal of the series, for sure.  And I have been tempted on multiple occasions to pick up Black Flag due to both the subject matter and the fact that your crews actually sing maritime songs.   :smitten:
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