Everything they've talked about so far sounds really cool, but none of it matters to me if the actual gameplay and shooting hasn't gotten better. Fallout and TeS have always had fantastic worlds but they've always lacked in actual gameplay to me.
Yeah all the time. Mostly because I want to listen to a podcast and not sit there doing nothing while I am. Civ 5 is my big game for that right now. I'm working my way to Deity difficulty, and trying new strats all the time for fun. It's all about that Mayan infinite city strat.
I've always really enjoyed our community banner contests here at GB, it signals to me that E3 is truly upon us. I haven't seen one pop up yet and with E3 under two weeks away I was wondering if there will be one this year. I thought there might not be one considering most people will be hanging out in chat with the live streams rather than the forums. I always enjoyed it as a fun little community event.
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.
@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!
@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.