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#1 Posted by RedRoach (1369 posts) -

@meatball said:
@joshwent said:
@brodehouse said:

I'd rather see an Assassin's Creed set during unification Germany, Meiji Japan, Civil War/Reconstruction America or the century of humiliation for Qing China rather than Victorian England. There are other 19th century stories.

Meiji Japan is the most obviously perfect setting for an AC game that it kind of pisses me off that Ubi is giving this chance up. It's the perfect historical allegory for the whole Templar/Assassin struggle for fuck's sake!

A nation that was feudal for over a thousand years needs to fundamentally change their way of life to not get lost (or swallowed up) when the greater more "advanced" world encroaches. Will they be strictly forced into that change buy a firm yet benevolent (or are they?!?) group of rulers supported by the templars, or will the people be supported by the assassins, helping to undo the stiflingly rigid social order and secure individual rights for all citizens?! Or maybe both!

Also you stab Admiral Perry in the fucking face. It writes itself!!!

And shit. I am not one to complain about every new white playable character in AAA games, but they've got the entire history of the planet at their fingertips. With the potential to take us to places never really experienced in games, Victorian England just seems like a huge expensive waste of time.

Totally, I mean, I think it's going to be really cool to see Victorian England recreated in Assassin's Creed, but it seems to be becoming an increasingly common setting. Meiji Japan would be amazing and faaaar more interesting.

The entire series needs an overhaul. I really doubt a new setting will help much with the exact same mechanics and systems. The French Revolution is such an unbelievably fantastic setting for AC and look how much of a cluster fuck that was. The worst part is that they completely fumbled the setting, they had an opportunity to do some amazing stuff, and didn't do any of it.

#2 Posted by RedRoach (1369 posts) -

@dave_tacitus: @friendlyphoenix: Just did a proper test, played through the prologue. A few minor hitches here and there but other then that, maxed 1080p 60fps. You guys were right! I suppose my computer is a lot more powerful then I thought. I'll pick up my PC copy of the Witcher tomorrow, thanks!

#3 Posted by RedRoach (1369 posts) -

@redroach: My old 7950 was able to max out Witcher 2 at 1080p on everything except ubersampling.

Was that at 60fps?

I'm starting to think I've done something terrible to fuck up my computer.

#4 Edited by RedRoach (1369 posts) -

@mb: I'm kind of shocked, I figured my system was on its way out. I suppose I have run relatively recent games like Mordor and Dragon Age well. I just know very little about hardware, and have been having a few issues here and there. Thanks for the advice, PC it is!

EDIT: I just opened up Witcher 2 on steam and the auto-detect best settings certainly aren't maxed. Most everything is set to high, rather than ultra and draw distance set to near. I really just have no clue what my PC is capable of or how to best optimize it.

#5 Edited by RedRoach (1369 posts) -

I'm having the same problem and was about to make this thread, if anyone could help me out it'd be greatly appreciated.

AMD Radeon HD 7970 3gb

AMD FX 8150 eight core

8GB ram

#6 Posted by RedRoach (1369 posts) -

@sarahsdad: Limitless is basically a power fantasy for adults, like Dragon Ball Z was for kids and teens. It's fun to imagine all the things you could do with that pill, it's the main draw of the movie.

#7 Posted by RedRoach (1369 posts) -

@scullinator: Someone involved with the production confirmed it, I believe. The reason being that Bran's story was way ahead of everyone else's by the end of last season. Most characters stories were near the end of book 3 or a bit into book 4, however Bran at the end of the season was where he is at the end of book 5.

It was an alright episode, generally this show has pretty boring openers as we have to catch up with all the characters and remind everyone what's going on.

#8 Edited by RedRoach (1369 posts) -

I remember a long time ago they he said that he just hated the mechanics of it. The healing system and having to stop and worry about food and camo seems like the exact kind of annoying thing Jeff would hate.

#9 Posted by RedRoach (1369 posts) -

I love Mcgregor, dude is entertaining. I agree though that sometimes that he takes the trash talk a little too far. But the fact is that the UFC is filled with a whole lot of boring guys with no personality that all say the same things. Connor is an interesting personality, love him or hate him which is something sorely lacking from most fighters. To top it off he has the skills to back it up.

#10 Posted by RedRoach (1369 posts) -

I loved the first Hotline Miami, and I enjoy hard games. However, this just isn't doing it for me. My problem isn't with difficulty, it's with the design. The way the levels are designed makes the game feel a lot slower and gives you less room to experiment and find your own way. One of my favorite things about the first game was the variety of moves you could pull off. I could smash down a door knocking one guy over, hit a 2nd guy with my pipe and toss it at the third guy, then pick up a knife and finish them off. Hotline Miami 2 is just shooting and shooting. I don't enjoy the gun play very much and it just seems the mission design is limiting.