Is it necessary to play Revelations before this one?

#1 Posted by BlastProcessing (917 posts) -

It's 50% off on steam, but I don't wanna play that one if I don't need to so I can understand anything in AC3.

So is it necessary or not?

#2 Posted by Hunkulese (2729 posts) -

Um Desmond grew up on a farm that trained assassins.

You're caught up.

#3 Posted by mordukai (7151 posts) -

@Hunkulese said:

Um Desmond grew up on a farm that trained assassins.

You're caught up.

BAM!!!!!!!
#4 Posted by BlastProcessing (917 posts) -

@Hunkulese said:

Um Desmond grew up on a farm that trained assassins.

You're caught up.

Wow, that's really it? Thanks for saving me $15!

#5 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7096 posts) -

Spoilers:

Also Lucy was actually a Templar. It's a fun game (besides the tower defense) but it's not a big enough step to warrant a full release.

#6 Posted by david3cm (635 posts) -

@MariachiMacabre: woah, i just played through and completely missed that, when was that mentioned?

#7 Posted by Hunkulese (2729 posts) -

It was still a good game but if you're planning on getting ACIII on release day there's zero reason to play Revelations.

#8 Posted by Benny (1953 posts) -

@BlastProcessing: Watch this (spoilers) :

Now you're caught up.

#9 Posted by Terramagi (1159 posts) -

You can literally piece together everything you need to know in Brotherhood.

Just watch the last cutscene on Youtube.

#10 Posted by Colourful_Hippie (4352 posts) -

No

#11 Posted by MikkaQ (10294 posts) -

@Hunkulese said:

Um Desmond grew up on a farm that trained assassins.

You're caught up.

The funny part is that is either implied, or straight up mentioned in the first game. I had played every subsequent game with that assumption. So fuck... you're telling me I wasted the 60$ and 15 or so hours I put into the game before giving up on it, due to having accidentally bought a tower defense game?

Man.... well it wouldn't be first time.

#12 Posted by Klei (1768 posts) -

I just don't get why they needed that many games to tell such a simple and boring story. Desmond's, I mean.

#13 Posted by Jazzycola (662 posts) -

@david3cm said:

@MariachiMacabre: woah, i just played through and completely missed that, when was that mentioned?

It was from the DLC for revelations. An audio log apparently.

#14 Posted by pantzing_nome (583 posts) -

@david3cm: In the DLC where you play as subject 16, the templars are able to convince lucy that the assassins have abandoned her and that she should work for the templars.

#15 Posted by Marz (5653 posts) -

If you want closure on how Ezio's story ends.... then yeah play it... if not, you can probably just jump into AC3 to continue Desmond's story.

#16 Posted by WarlordPayne (700 posts) -

The Desmond stuff in Revelations is essentially just a recap of the previous games, you learn nothing new.

#17 Posted by Hunkulese (2729 posts) -

People still can't stop bitching about the tower defense part of the game? Yes it was bad but you only had to do it a handful of times and most of the missions were mind numbingly easy.

#18 Posted by Yanngc33 (4496 posts) -

@Benny said:

@BlastProcessing: Watch this (spoilers) :

Now you're caught up.

Trailer's region locked :/

#19 Posted by Godlyawesomeguy (6398 posts) -

@MikkaQ said:

due to having accidentally bought a tower defense game?

Yeah, it was crappy and unexciting, but to be fair, you only had to do it once. It was pretty easy to ignore otherwise.

#20 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7096 posts) -
@david3cm

@MariachiMacabre: woah, i just played through and completely missed that, when was that mentioned?

It was in DLC, which is a bullshit way to write off a main character. It's almost like Kristen Bell couldn't find time to reprise her role so they killed her character, got pissed and retroactively made her a bad guy. It was shitty writing at it's worst.
#21 Posted by Terramagi (1159 posts) -

@MariachiMacabre said:

@david3cm

@MariachiMacabre: woah, i just played through and completely missed that, when was that mentioned?

It was in DLC, which is a bullshit way to write off a main character. It's almost like Kristen Bell couldn't find time to reprise her role so they killed her character, got pissed and retroactively made her a bad guy. It was shitty writing at it's worst.

That actually is literally exactly what happened.

#22 Posted by Turtlebird95 (2392 posts) -

It's not essential but you should play it. I thought it was much better than Brotherhood.

#23 Posted by MikkaQ (10294 posts) -

@Godlyawesomeguy said:

@MikkaQ said:

due to having accidentally bought a tower defense game?

Yeah, it was crappy and unexciting, but to be fair, you only had to do it once. It was pretty easy to ignore otherwise.

Well I had to a bunch of times, unless I wanted to give up all my bases and stuff. Unless that stuff doesn't matter, then maybe I'll just rush through the rest of the game.

#24 Posted by pyrodactyl (2050 posts) -

I can't believe the big twist in that game was hidden in a goddamn dlc pack I never heard about.

#25 Posted by PillClinton (3291 posts) -

@Hunkulese said:

It was still a good game but if you're planning on getting ACIII on release day there's zero reason to play Revelations.

Yeah, I had a good time with it, but it's completely nonessential.

#26 Posted by murisan (1119 posts) -

@david3cm said:

@MariachiMacabre: woah, i just played through and completely missed that, when was that mentioned?

Wasn't that part of the intro? I didn't finish Revelations, but I saw that bit..

#27 Posted by Sgtpierceface (624 posts) -

I liked the tower defense.

#28 Posted by TheHumanDove (2523 posts) -

@MikkaQ said:

@Hunkulese said:

Um Desmond grew up on a farm that trained assassins.

You're caught up.

The funny part is that is either implied, or straight up mentioned in the first game. I had played every subsequent game with that assumption. So fuck... you're telling me I wasted the 60$ and 15 or so hours I put into the game before giving up on it, due to having accidentally bought a tower defense game?

Man.... well it wouldn't be first time.

I was going to say this. I was fairly certain I knew he grew up on a farm by assassins, and I've never played revelations

#29 Posted by Dixavd (1358 posts) -

Like other said, it isn't that big of a deal to stop you from understanding the next one - but I do think it had some incredible moments which make it to me a worth playing game in its own right outside of all the lore. But I really think those that really care about the story should play it (although they likely already have by now) - there are some really good non-essential-for-main-story moments which add a lot. Like simply the way they set-up, designed and paced the final moments of that game is much more signifcant when you actually play it than by just reading the essential stuff here. (They way they handled Altair's death to me was easily the best part of the game and one of the most iconic moments of the entire series)

#30 Posted by Blimble (302 posts) -

@Marz: I think brotherhood would have been a better end for him. Seeing him rise up and rebuild the assassins works pretty well for him going from care free rich boy to mature leader. All revelations added was he went on a trip one time to collect some cds. Also there was some Italian lady, the end

#31 Posted by project343 (2827 posts) -
#32 Posted by Dalerax (55 posts) -

I wasn't a fan of the tower defense, but I only did it during that "tutorial" at the beginning of the game. It mentioned that if my bases were ever attacked I would have to do it again, but they were literally never attacked. Was this something that only happened when your notoriety was full and red? It would make sense if that was the case, since I'd usually reduce my notoriety as soon as it went up.

#33 Posted by MHumphreys89 (714 posts) -

Also, along with the farm thing, it tells us what Altair/Ezio did as they got older. Not necessary unless you really want more Assassin's Creed.

#34 Posted by MiniPato (2741 posts) -

@Terramagi said:

@MariachiMacabre said:

@david3cm

@MariachiMacabre: woah, i just played through and completely missed that, when was that mentioned?

It was in DLC, which is a bullshit way to write off a main character. It's almost like Kristen Bell couldn't find time to reprise her role so they killed her character, got pissed and retroactively made her a bad guy. It was shitty writing at it's worst.

That actually is literally exactly what happened.

Actually literally exactly legitimately correctly truly really?

#35 Posted by 42manZ (105 posts) -

@MikkaQ said:

@Hunkulese said:

Um Desmond grew up on a farm that trained assassins.

You're caught up.

The funny part is that is either implied, or straight up mentioned in the first game. I had played every subsequent game with that assumption. So fuck... you're telling me I wasted the 60$ and 15 or so hours I put into the game before giving up on it, due to having accidentally bought a tower defense game?

Man.... well it wouldn't be first time.

Yeah, I remember them mentioning Desmond having grown up with Assassins some time in the first game. Or perhaps I read it somewhere else. Maybe in the hidden files?

#36 Posted by Terramagi (1159 posts) -

@MiniPato said:

@Terramagi said:

@MariachiMacabre said:

@david3cm

@MariachiMacabre: woah, i just played through and completely missed that, when was that mentioned?

It was in DLC, which is a bullshit way to write off a main character. It's almost like Kristen Bell couldn't find time to reprise her role so they killed her character, got pissed and retroactively made her a bad guy. It was shitty writing at it's worst.

That actually is literally exactly what happened.

Actually literally exactly legitimately correctly truly really?

Precisely.

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