Really Ubisoft Really?

Posted by darkgoth678 (295 posts) -

So I own the PC version of Assassin'c Creed that I got off Steam for a great $10, at first I was skeptical but hell, those were some well spent $10. Now, don't get me wrong, by the title of this blog post it looks like i hate this game but on the contrary, I really like this game, what it does it does really well. The only gripe I would have to it, besides the other technical hops I had to jump through detailed in my forum post dedicated to making the game run as it should, is the act of congress you have to go through to exit the game. Check it, I even wrote down all of the steps youy have to get through to get back to the desktop:

  • Exit the Memory
  • Exit the Animus
  • Press Esc to Exit the "game"
  • "Are you sure" Screen
  • Takes you back to title screen, "Press any key"
  • Select profile
  • Exit Game
  • "Are you sure" Screen

As you can see, there is about 6 steps too many for this process. It frustrates me sometimes but heck, its a pretty good game so im willing to let this go, sometimes.

Do the 360 versions have this issue too?

#1 Posted by darkgoth678 (295 posts) -

So I own the PC version of Assassin'c Creed that I got off Steam for a great $10, at first I was skeptical but hell, those were some well spent $10. Now, don't get me wrong, by the title of this blog post it looks like i hate this game but on the contrary, I really like this game, what it does it does really well. The only gripe I would have to it, besides the other technical hops I had to jump through detailed in my forum post dedicated to making the game run as it should, is the act of congress you have to go through to exit the game. Check it, I even wrote down all of the steps youy have to get through to get back to the desktop:

  • Exit the Memory
  • Exit the Animus
  • Press Esc to Exit the "game"
  • "Are you sure" Screen
  • Takes you back to title screen, "Press any key"
  • Select profile
  • Exit Game
  • "Are you sure" Screen

As you can see, there is about 6 steps too many for this process. It frustrates me sometimes but heck, its a pretty good game so im willing to let this go, sometimes.

Do the 360 versions have this issue too?

#2 Posted by pause422 (6172 posts) -

Obviously not since you could just hit the eject disc or return to dashboard button and get it off.

#3 Posted by billcosby2004 (108 posts) -

No, the other versions do not have this issue.  But by the end of the experience, your biggest gripe will most likely be repetitiveness and awful endgame.

#4 Posted by Supermarius (1196 posts) -

you could hit alt-F4 to get out really fast. As long as the game doesnt save on exit, that should work fine.

#5 Posted by natetodamax (19176 posts) -
@pause422 said:
" Obviously not since you could just hit the eject disc or return to dashboard button and get it off. "

#6 Posted by Kiemoe (1055 posts) -
@natetodamax said:
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@pause422 said:
" Obviously not since you could just hit the eject disc or return to dashboard button and get it off. "
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@darkgoth678 said: 
 I got off Steam

#7 Posted by punkxblaze (2957 posts) -
@Kiemoe said:
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@natetodamax said:
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@pause422 said:
" Obviously not since you could just hit the eject disc or return to dashboard button and get it off. "
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@darkgoth678 said: 
 I got off Steam

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I think you missed what that was answering.
#8 Posted by darkgoth678 (295 posts) -

lo ok i comepletely forgot about Alt-F4, although it does save when you exit so i guess it would be minimized to about 3 steps...


@billcosby2004 said:
" No, the other versions do not have this issue.  But by the end of the experience, your biggest gripe will most likely be repetitiveness and awful endgame. "
Yeah, Although I dont really have a problem with it, I do already notice its repetitiveness. 
#9 Posted by Kiemoe (1055 posts) -
@punkxblaze said:
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@Kiemoe said:
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@natetodamax said:
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@pause422 said:
" Obviously not since you could just hit the eject disc or return to dashboard button and get it off. "
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@darkgoth678 said: 
 I got off Steam

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I think you missed what that was answering. "
In retrospect, maybe :P
#10 Posted by Duskulblaka (26 posts) -

Yeah, we can just hit the xbox button and choose return to dashboard. cuz im pretty sure it autosaves

#11 Posted by billcosby2004 (108 posts) -
@darkgoth678:

Yeah, its the same thing over and over, until the end which sucks worse than the repetitiveness imo.  Though it looks like Ubi took that criticism to heart for AC2 and seem to be making some major improvements on the sequel. 
#12 Posted by darkgoth678 (295 posts) -

yeah i can;t wait for the second one, second reason after the $10 price tag of why I got this game.

#13 Posted by darkgoth678 (295 posts) -
@Kiemoe said:
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@punkxblaze said:
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@Kiemoe said:
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@natetodamax said:
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@pause422 said:
" Obviously not since you could just hit the eject disc or return to dashboard button and get it off. "
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@darkgoth678 said: 
 I got off Steam

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I think you missed what that was answering. "
In retrospect, maybe :P
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No,  srry, that just meant I bought it on Steam. Nice try though, i'll give you props for that.
#14 Posted by CaptSuavity (53 posts) -

hitting alt+F4 brings it too a absolute stop. in fact its one of the fastest games to exit that way, gta4 still took like 10 seconds.

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