Caterina Sforza never went back to Rome after she was imprisoned by the Borgia. She went back to Florence and lived a quiet life and then died of pneumonia 8 years later... I suppose that is enough time for her to have raised Ezio's children. Except in the game she tells Ezio their rendezvous was only to ensure his allegiance to Forli and the fact that when Desmond asks about her the English dude says she went back to Florence and died... I doubt she'll return to the series.
" @OneAndOnlyBigE said:It is either when you are past a percent completion, such has 25%, 50%, and 75%, they pop up in the map as a broken heart then you walk up to a lady who is not Christina and starts a memory sequence. Its either percent completed in the world or completing story missions that starts them" @MrKlorox: They just pop up randomly. "I meant how they explain it within the narrative. "
" @Dany said:Yeah, the same lady every timeSo there is a lady there that reminds Ezio of Cristina, and it's not just a hallucination of a person (similar to Desmond's "bleeding effect")? "
" then you walk up to a lady who is not Christina and starts a memory sequence "
There is more emotional resonance in those sequences than in the rest of the entire story of Brotherhood. I for one loved them. I also think it's Ezio seeing a girl that reminds him of Cristina and thus having the repressed memory come up. I kind of makes sense that when following the genome's memory imprints chronologically the ones Ezio actively repressed from his consciousness won't appear, but later in his life Ezio can't help remembering those experiences, in an associative context.
The whole thing reeks of synchronicity as well, just like the Minerva thing at the end of AC2. There's a lot of occult stuff in this story, but the bleeding effect and the self-fulfilling prophecy aspect of the story specifically bring Jungian themes to mind.
It's nice to see these games making me think about something else besides just stabbing dudes.
I knew that it had something to do with your sync and when you said "25%, 50%, and 75% it made me wonder..what happens when you reach 100% sync?does ANOTHER christina memory appear on the map?
guys does anyone have 100% sync with Ezio? my total sync is only in the 90%...
although the little diamond on top of the cristina memory on DNA string is already full meaning the whole memory complete ...I'm so hoping that there's something more to it , I just don't wanna think that they want to show us that ezio was capable of love and affection and lost love...how gay...
They flesh out Ezio's character significantly (why do you think Ezio has a beard of sorrow?), and give closure to certain events in ACII, such as what happens to the bodies of Ezio's brothers and father and the reason Pazzi whatshisface hates Ezio's guts.
" I can't help but wonder why ubisoft even bothered with the whole Cristina story...to just let her die like that..and give no hint about ezio's bloodline .. "
If you unlocked the Firenze family tomb in Monteriggioni via uplay in ACII, as well as read all the codex pages, you get a pretty clear picture as to the link between Altair and the Firenzes.
I actually enjoyed those segments, they were just another part of Ezio's story. I disagree that Ezio appeared to be the sort of dude that sleeps with every gal he meets, that's my opinion anyway. I get why some folks didn't really see the point of them, they were flawed and felt a tad rushed (as if they hadn't been implemented correctly) but I enjoyed the small side tale.
I haven't been able to unlock ANYTHING on ugay,I have 90 units that I can't use,I can only update my profile, replay videos and check out hints walkthroughs and thats it,can't shop or share ,can anybody else do that?
I know that people have been unlocking the cripta auditore but ugay didn't let me back then either.
I read all the codex and I know about the link from altair to ezio but I was wondering about the link from EZIO TO DESMOND...
I think that AC :lost legacy might clarify the link between altair and ezio even more since ezio gets to travel to Masyaf and discover the origins of the assassins order...
" @OneAndOnlyBigE said:
" @MrKlorox: They just pop up randomly. "No they don't. You have to complete certain milestones. Some are tied to the sequences, and some are tied side missions completed. "
Do you know where I can find that information? Which side missions do I have to complete?
I completed the game and I am about half way synch, yet there are 2 cristina missions I can't access.
" It's nice to see these games making me think about something else besides just stabbing dudes. "
That's what I love about this series. I personally think AC has one of the best stories going in video games right now.
In relation to the topic itself, I think the Cristina missions were great. They were sometimes a bit short and shallow but they showed that Ezio isn't all gruff like he seems to be. It almost humanizes him. I first saw him to be some sort of womanizer of sorts, but it turns out that he has actually been in love. It was nice...
As for the bloodline, I don't think it's really important how the bloodline gets continued. It obviously does, and that's all we really need to know.
" There is more emotional resonance in those sequences than in the rest of the entire story of Brotherhood. I for one loved them.The most emotional part of those missions was where you had to cut down your family and bury them not really anything to do with Christina per say.
"Definitely. They added a lot to the otherwise vanilla character of Ezio.
I liked those missions... They gave some personality and added tragedy to Ezio, who at that point is more like the average videogame badass..."
It's frustrating that in the final sequence, she dies so abruptly. They did such a good job of fleshing out this side story, this last sequence feels like it was written by some random dude who had nothing to do with the story of the other memories prior. It makes sense in the canon, but there' s no heart in that sequence. Even gamplay-wise, it should have been the pinnacle of that side story, but no, you rush 4 baddies and slaughter them (pretty easily) and the story is over. Bummer.
The Cristina memories are unlocked at 15%, 30%, 45%, 60% and 75% synchronisation with Ezio.
I'd probably be more into it if it wasn't for the scene where she doesn't know it's him.
Ever since AC2 really, the series is kind of hard not to laugh at. Look at Altair, he looks like a monk from a distance. Ezio looks like Ezio from 50 miles away, no one in Rome looks even REMOTELY similar to him.
Cristina can't be desmond's ancestor, though. The moment Ezio busts a nut inside the girl who is Desmond's ancestor, is the moment the animus should theoretically stop being able to record Ezio's memories.
Seeing how Desmond saw Ezio as an old man at the start of brotherhood, Ima guess he was still suave in his older years:P
Also, yuck, I think I made myself sick.
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