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Posted by boxoflawls

as long as it has face stabbing in it. i'm down.

Edited by sixpin

"Uh, uh, uh, uh, uh..."

Edit: that sounds weird out of context.

Edited by Sweep
"One of the most anticipated titles in gaming history!"

Is it?

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Posted by Qjt

What does naval combat have to do with assassins? Just asking.

Posted by Vequeth

I thought the assassin wasnt on any particular side? All of a sudden hes winning the war for the colonies.

Posted by MachoFantastico

So much stabbing in these videos... Ubisoft know their audience.

Posted by mrfluke

i wish them luck

the assassin pieces of this game look awesome, but if they fuck up the desmond portion of this game. this will have a blowback on the level of mass effect 3.

Posted by sixpin

@Vequeth: They are on whatever side the Templars are against usually.

Posted by MeAuntieNora

@sixpin: All it sounds like is some good old face and neck stabbing, that feels oddly satisfying.

Posted by RE_Player1

I don't know why but the more they show of this game to more I second guess my potential purchase. I mean it doesn't look bad and the setting is different but I don't know if I can handle more Assassin's Creed.

Posted by Soviet666

"We've got lot of new ingredients". Proceeds to show old stuff.

Posted by sixpin

@Sweep said:

"One of the most anticipated titles in gaming history!"

Is it?

Isn't it?

Posted by BasketSnake

It'll be so much fun once you slow down due to the snow. So much fun.

Posted by Sweep

@sixpin: I dunno... I don't get the sense that people are losing their minds with excitement or anything. Are people really that hype for this game?

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Posted by sixpin

@Sweep: I really don't know. I think Ryan is into it as far as the GB crew goes. My Dad pre-ordered it after I told him about it a few weeks back. And I know that I am looking forward to it, but that is about the extent of my insight. Hopefully it is awesome, but that's mostly a selfish wish from a fan of the series.

Posted by popmasterruler

@Qjt said:

What does naval combat have to do with assassins? Just asking.

Nothing,which is the question I've asked for every AC game after 1.Every game increasingly becomes less about being an assassin and it's bullshit.

Posted by louiedog

@popmasterruler said:

@Qjt said:

What does naval combat have to do with assassins? Just asking.

Nothing,which is the question I've asked for every AC game after 1.Every game increasingly becomes less about being an assassin and it's bullshit.

The naval stuff and setting in general make me not want to play this game. I recently got around to playing Brotherhood and really disliked everything that didn't involve me running around the city. Blending into crowds, scaling buildings, running around rooftops, etc are all fun to me. I found the vehicle stuff, sneaking around on foot for Da Vinci missions, etc. boring and hurried through to get to the next bit. Most of what I've seen of this game looks like the outskirts of Rome and that Da Vinci stuff more than it does the parts that I liked. I don't see myself picking this up unless the marketing has mislead me.

Posted by WonderboyCoz

don't know what you complainers are on, but this game looks like it will let me stab dudes in the face and neck so that's pretty awesome. Plus, naval combat is dope! We need more of it in games! Like dinosaurs!

Posted by CosmicBatman

@Sweep: They should put that on the box:

"One of the most anticipated titles in gaming history!"

- Ubisoft

Posted by morrelloman

I need to not buy this one. Revelations was such iterative garbage. But the music in the commercial is so good.

Edited by DharmaBum

Finally, these are over.

At least the Navy Seal wasn't in this one.

Posted by fentonalpha

@sixpin said:

"Uh, uh, uh, uh, uh..."

Edit: that sounds weird out of context.

How charmingly garrulous.

Posted by Example1013

I like how they bring a reenactor or historian or whatever that dude does to talk about the frontier, without mentioning that the "frontier" they made for this game wasn't actually a frontier, and the real frontier was a hundreds of miles further west.

Posted by GnomeonFire

As long as it has barechested George Washington riding a bear and fighting a Kraken. I'm in.

Posted by RedRocketWestie

@louiedog said:

@popmasterruler said:

@Qjt said:

What does naval combat have to do with assassins? Just asking.

Nothing,which is the question I've asked for every AC game after 1.Every game increasingly becomes less about being an assassin and it's bullshit.

The naval stuff and setting in general make me not want to play this game. I recently got around to playing Brotherhood and really disliked everything that didn't involve me running around the city. Blending into crowds, scaling buildings, running around rooftops, etc are all fun to me. I found the vehicle stuff, sneaking around on foot for Da Vinci missions, etc. boring and hurried through to get to the next bit. Most of what I've seen of this game looks like the outskirts of Rome and that Da Vinci stuff more than it does the parts that I liked. I don't see myself picking this up unless the marketing has mislead me.

I'm definitely waiting for the review. It makes sense that they wouldn't highlight "standard" AC play like scaling, stabbing, etc. That stuff is established, and if they put it in the promotional materials, it wouldn't look like a new game. No matter how much you like that stuff (and I understand because I do too), if you saw a trailer showing off free-running, you'd be forced to wonder what they've been spending their time on. Much like the flying machine and catapult stuff in ACB was a side-note, I expect that there will be 2, maybe 3 missions that focus on the naval stuff, solely out of historical reverence. They pretty much laid it out in that video: "We could not ignore it [but we wanted to]."

So yeah, I share your trepidation. I'm interested enough in the story to be excited, but I never got Revelations, so I'm not committed to buy anything "just because it's the next Assassin's Creed game." Good thing we have reviews :)

Edited by HerbieBug

@sixpin said:

@Sweep said:

"One of the most anticipated titles in gaming history!"

Is it?

Isn't it?

It's not even the most anticipated this fall.

Posted by KlUMZeE

Looks pretty awesome, definitely a refreshing updated after Revelations.

Edited by Porkellain

this "most anticipated" bullshit is making me hate this game.

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

Nope

Posted by meaninoflife42

"Most anticipated title in gaming history."

Posted by Rasmoss

The blatant America pandering of this game has soured me on it. I mean, do they even mention assassins once in this video?

Posted by sixpin

@HerbieBug said:

@sixpin said:

@Sweep said:

"One of the most anticipated titles in gaming history!"

Is it?

Isn't it?

It's not even the most anticipated this fall.

Did I miss an official scientific poll that armed you with such bulletproof information? Some sort of global tally of people's interests in AC3? Their claim is the hyperbole marketing, but to claim that it isn't one of the big releases for this fall is equally silly.

Posted by sixpin

@fentonalpha: 'k

Posted by Evilsbane

@Vequeth said:

I thought the assassin wasnt on any particular side? All of a sudden hes winning the war for the colonies.

"Nothing is true, everything is permitted." If that is the side they have decided should win then why not?

Posted by BlitzKriegJezus

I don't understand what everyone's beef is with Connor helping the Americans. I mean, sure, I get that assassin's don't really pick a side but let's take a look at history guys. The Americans won the Revolutionary War...and I don't know about you, but I don't wanna play a game where I'm fighting for the losing side.

Posted by ABK_92

Can't wait to murder me all of them damned redcoats.

Posted by adam1808

I'm just stoked a game has got some history in it, the more it drowns out the sci-fi angle of the series the better.

Edited by Viking_Funeral

@BlitzKriegJezus said:

I don't understand what everyone's beef is with Connor helping the Americans. I mean, sure, I get that assassin's don't really pick a side but let's take a look at history guys. The Americans won the Revolutionary War...and I don't know about you, but I don't wanna play a game where I'm fighting for the losing side.

I think the Templers and wanting to control the whole world fits very well with the British Empire, but you can easily see why they would be upset about it. Why non-Brits would complain is beyond me.

Edited by MeatSim

I am gonna assassinate all those pigs and then eat them.

Posted by Roger778

The only thing I'm worried about in this game is the Naval Combat. It sounds like it's going to be a steep learning curve at first because you have to both pilot the ship and issue orders to fire on your enemies. I do enjoy a challenge though, and I hope it won't be too difficult.

Other than that, Connor looks to be an awesome anti-hero. He looks so much more deadly than Ezio was.

Posted by dudeglove

Isn't this game made by Canadians?

Posted by Saga

I just pre-ordered it! Can't wait!