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Edited by Bigbombomb

Nice. Not too sure about the spoilers, but I'll watch it anyway.

Edited by poheroe

great! about time!

Posted by Dezztroy

No PC, no care.

Posted by Crowson

Nice. I missed the live one.

Posted by MrBen

Spoiler! Desmond is a woman

Posted by falling_fast

alright. I was working during the live stream. awesome work getting these up so fast, drew and vinny :]

Posted by csl316
@MrBen said:
Spoiler! Desmond is a woman
Dammit!
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Posted by Scott757

saw it live, was a pretty good QL

Posted by craves

@Dezztroy said:

No PC, no care.

Good thing NFS: Most Wanted is out on PC today to keep us busy (btw it's fantastic).

Posted by Oscar__Explosion

I now have my user name forever imprinted in a Giantbomb Quicklook. Awesome :)

Posted by Lysergica33

Warning to any potential viewers, SPOILERS ABOUND IN THESE HERE WATERS!!!! BIG ONES. You have been warned!

Posted by TheCrimsonKing

I've heard that you should skip this Quick Look if you are sensitive to late-game spoilers. Just FYI.

Posted by GunstarRed

It's kinda bullshit that Ryan decided chapter 9... very late in the game was a good point to play this for the QL. It has an insane spoiler in this video. Not cool.

Edited by xMEGADETHxSLY

Still Fuck Ryan Davis

Posted by Ardennes

This looked really janky live.

Posted by 93The_Ace

@Lysergica33 said:

Warning to any potential viewers, SPOILERS ABOUND IN THESE HERE WATERS!!!! BIG ONES. You have been warned!

Just want to reiterate.

Posted by onarum
@craves said:

@Dezztroy said:

No PC, no care.

Good thing NFS: Most Wanted is out on PC today to keep us busy (btw it's fantastic).

Yep, also waiting for the 20th to play this on sweet 60 FPS with better graphics.
 
Question: I played ac 1 and 2 to completion but never finished brotherhood and never even touched revelations, will I miss anything if I go straight to this one?
Posted by Nodima

Watched this live, and it confirmed that playing Assassin's Creed five years ago was all I needed out of this franchise. Red Dead did nature better, Infamous did traversal better, the combat system is full of brutal attacks marred by janky collisions and generic mechanics. The A.I. was exposed as dumb as hell and the Desmond portions appeared 100% unneccesary. Thanks Giant Bomb, for a couple months there I was seriously considering giving this game a shot, but the series still looks like a bundle of gimmicks to me.

Posted by h83r

@onarum said:

@craves said:

@Dezztroy said:

No PC, no care.

Good thing NFS: Most Wanted is out on PC today to keep us busy (btw it's fantastic).

Yep, also waiting for the 20th to play this on sweet 60 FPS with better graphics. Question: I played ac 1 and 2 to completion but never finished brotherhood and never even touched revelations, will I miss anything if I go straight to this one?

I think Brotherhood is definitely worth going through and finishing but you'd be fine with just wiki'ing the ending to Revelations. The coolest thing about Revelations was the Desmond bit and that is like 30-40 minutes out of a 20 hour game.

Technically, you'd be fine if you just read about the ending to Brotherhood as well, but I think you definitely should experience it yourself if it's possible.

Posted by MosaicM80

@MrBen said:

Spoiler! Desmond is a woman

You've got it all wrong, Desmond is actually the cross between a alien and human. He's neither male or female. He is asexual!

Posted by davo

You're anti-British scum, Patrick. Get out.

Posted by Milkman

Um...only about 15 minutes into the Quick Look but why does this game look so bad graphically? Desmond's backpack is clipping through his sweatshirt, civilians that look exactly the same standing next to each other, the stealth takedown animation looks terrible. What gives?

Posted by Pixeldemon

Ryan, there was no hay in that cart.

Posted by falling_fast

it's too bad they give the Desmond stuff to the B Team or whatever. I agree with Ryan that it has a lot of potential. it could be good, but it really isn't.

Posted by clumsyninja1

WOW...no Sandy on NYC. This game is not accurate!!!

Posted by Luca717

the last assasins creed i played didnt have a number after it

Posted by Aegon

They couldn't fix the bag clipping through his jacket?

@Milkman said:

Um...only about 15 minutes into the Quick Look but why does this game look so bad graphically? Desmond's backpack is clipping through his sweatshirt, civilians that look exactly the same standing next to each other, the stealth takedown animation looks terrible. What gives?

Yup.

Posted by mutha3
@Aegon said:

@Milkman said:

Um...only about 15 minutes into the Quick Look but why does this game look so bad graphically? Desmond's backpack is clipping through his sweatshirt, civilians that look exactly the same standing next to each other, the stealth takedown animation looks terrible. What gives?

Yup.

Parts of that Desmond segment seriously make the game look like a PS2 title.
Posted by SASnake

@Milkman said:

Um...only about 15 minutes into the Quick Look but why does this game look so bad graphically? Desmond's backpack is clipping through his sweatshirt, civilians that look exactly the same standing next to each other, the stealth takedown animation looks terrible. What gives?

Day 1 patch addressed alot of this...which they didnt have in this QL

Posted by SenatorSpacer

This looks better than GTA IV, at least.

Posted by JasonR86

The game looks pretty cool. And Patrick continues to be a little miserable negative nancy.

Posted by falling_fast

@SASnake said:

@Milkman said:

Um...only about 15 minutes into the Quick Look but why does this game look so bad graphically? Desmond's backpack is clipping through his sweatshirt, civilians that look exactly the same standing next to each other, the stealth takedown animation looks terrible. What gives?

Day 1 patch addressed alot of this...which they didnt have in this QL

well that's good to hear, anyway

Posted by Fungiefips

This looks horrible considering the hype, and advancements the Creed series has made over the years.

Posted by SuperJoe

Desmond walks like he's holding in his shit.

Posted by Elite_Jason

Fun fact the HD download looks to be 1776 mb in size. Neat.

Posted by cavemantom

@onarum said:

@craves said:

@Dezztroy said:

No PC, no care.

Good thing NFS: Most Wanted is out on PC today to keep us busy (btw it's fantastic).

Yep, also waiting for the 20th to play this on sweet 60 FPS with better graphics. Question: I played ac 1 and 2 to completion but never finished brotherhood and never even touched revelations, will I miss anything if I go straight to this one?

There are a couple important plot beats at the end of Brotherhood. Revelations is skippable.

Brotherhood also introduces some systems that I believe are carried through AC3, while the junk like bomb construction and tower defense that they added to Revelations will probably be abandoned.

Posted by Bumpton

@Nodima said:

Watched this live, and it confirmed that playing Assassin's Creed five years ago was all I needed out of this franchise. Red Dead did nature better, Infamous did traversal better, the combat system is full of brutal attacks marred by janky collisions and generic mechanics. The A.I. was exposed as dumb as hell and the Desmond portions appeared 100% unneccesary. Thanks Giant Bomb, for a couple months there I was seriously considering giving this game a shot, but the series still looks like a bundle of gimmicks to me.

I think it looks fun! :D

Posted by Roboculus92

They mention at the very beginning that there will be spoilers so people should not be surprised.

Posted by Deathpooky

I can't tell if the game is bad, or if the QL is bad. Literally nothing looked interesting except the brief shot of George Washington and the idea of going through American history. But the QL was also mostly a bad Desmond sequence, wandering through the wilderness, and random brawls - I can think about of a half of dozen things they didn't get to at all.

Posted by Sooty

I can't believe half this quick look is on Desmond.

Posted by Gruff182

Unfortunately, this just makes me wish it was a sequel or successor to Red Dead.

I may get it at some point, but its deffo off my must have list.

Edited by mrfluke

this QL could have been better, nowhere near as bad as the medal of honor QL as there wasnt no over harsh snark in this one.

i think the big hyped QLs shouldnt be live anymore, that way they can do their micro-edits around the QL. as cmon ( i hate none of these guys, and im just talking from a watchability standpoint)

who really enjoyed watching ryan get lost in the desmond pieces and in the connor pieces and then having the brightness botched for the first bit of the game,? i feel like that time could have been cutted out in favor of showing stuff like the naval combat which is damm cool.

but now i suspect the majority of people will make snap judgements based off this disappointing QL.

Also HUGE SPOILERS ABOUND IN THIS QL

Posted by 49th

I fucking hate Desmond and the whole sci-fi bullshit mind fuck. If Assassin's Creed was just random old assassins killing guys and doing parkour I would be way more into it.

Posted by chilipeppersman

@Dezztroy: yea they always delay it. this year its coming out on 11/23

Posted by Christian8s

@Nodima said:

Watched this live, and it confirmed that playing Assassin's Creed five years ago was all I needed out of this franchise. Red Dead did nature better, Infamous did traversal better, the combat system is full of brutal attacks marred by janky collisions and generic mechanics. The A.I. was exposed as dumb as hell and the Desmond portions appeared 100% unneccesary. Thanks Giant Bomb, for a couple months there I was seriously considering giving this game a shot, but the series still looks like a bundle of gimmicks to me.

Thank you. I thought I was the only one.

Posted by Aegon

@damnable_fiend said:

@SASnake said:

@Milkman said:

Um...only about 15 minutes into the Quick Look but why does this game look so bad graphically? Desmond's backpack is clipping through his sweatshirt, civilians that look exactly the same standing next to each other, the stealth takedown animation looks terrible. What gives?

Day 1 patch addressed alot of this...which they didnt have in this QL

well that's good to hear, anyway

Day 1 patch fixed bad graphics? How huge was it?

Posted by ucankurbaga

less sneaking more murdering is better

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Posted by abara

oh snap TRAILER ALERT

Posted by Duffyside

I don't mean this as to be a dick, but AC games have history on GB. It should be a Ryan/Vinny or Ryan/Jeff pairing. Booooo.