Posts Tagged ‘Assassin’s Creed III’

Wot I Thimpressions – Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag

By Alec Meer on November 19th, 2013.

(The ugly portmanteau in the title is because damnable Uplay’s damnable cloud saves system destroyed and rewound over three hours of my progress, which has kept me from getting quite as far into Black Flag as I’d hoped. It also meant I lost a bunch of sea shanties, which was what upset me the most. Is this is Wot I Think? Is it mere Impressions? It’s both and neither. Isn’t that helpful? PS: in the name of all that’s holy, turn off cloud saves in Uplay before you start playing AC4).

It’s the best Assassin’s Creed yet! Which is 90% because Black Flag, a a third-person action adventure about pirates in the Caribbean, isn’t really an Assassin’s Creed game in the traditional sense, and 10% because the lead character is from Swansea.
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Then There Were Pyramids: AC III’s Washington DLC Ends

By Nathan Grayson on April 24th, 2013.

Ratonhnhaké:ton, I am your father and wait what no I don't even know what's going on here anymore.

I’m actually afraid to play Assassin’s Creed III’s Tyranny of King Washington DLC. It’s been on my List Of Vaguely Tantalizing Curiosities for quite some time, but I’m sick with worry that it can’t possibly live up to the madness its trailers boast. I mean, so far we’ve seen ghost eagles, mind-controlled Benjamin Franklin, and Washington sauntering – dual pistols cocked, nostrils flared and lips slyly pursed – like he’s on a catwalk at some eeeeeevil fashion show. And now? Now there is a pyramid. In the middle of New York. For those not in the know/possibly from space, that is not a place where pyramids traditionally go. Watch the trailer and join me in wondering what manner of strange, wonderful brain worm has infested Ubisoft after the break.

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AC III: The Continuing Tyranny Of King Washington

By Nathan Grayson on March 20th, 2013.

NO MORE GAMES, WASHINGTON. CONNOR SMASH.

George Washington? More like Jerk Washingtonsofbutts. I’m sorry. I haven’t slept much lately, and any time that’s the case, my ability to cleverly insult implausibly mad re-envisionings of cherished historical figures is always the first thing to go. But I’m pressing on regardless, just like our tree-toothed, grumpyfaced bizarro pal Georgie Scourgie in Assassin’s Creed III: The Tyranny Of King Washington Episode II: Betrayal (And Counting!). So then, what nefarious deeds is he up to this time? Rescuing kittens from exceedingly high buildings for the sole purpose of frightening them back up again? Chopping down every cherry tree in the nation and lying about it just because he can? Nope. But he is making Benjamin Franklin all kinds of sad, which is just the most heartbreaking thing ever. See for yourself after the break.

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Assassin’s Creed 4 Gets Pirated

By Alec Meer on February 27th, 2013.

Yes that is an AC3 screenshot. Well spotted!

Because – haha – there are pirates in it. Hahah. But you thought – haha – that I was saying the next Assassin’s Creed game had leaked to Bittorrent. Haha. Hah. Heh. Huh.

I am neither funny or clever. You know it, I know it, the tiny baby Jesus knows it.

Let’s just talk about the leaked reveal of Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag instead. It’s nothing to do with Henry Rollins, I’m afraid.
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AC III: Tyranny Of King Washing Machine Out Now

By Nathan Grayson on February 20th, 2013.

HOW'S THIS FOR A STAINLIFTER?

I think that was my country’s first President’s name. Something like that. Honestly, I’m fuzzy on the details, because history was never my strong suit, and I secretly pledge my allegiance to the vengeful, cursed spirit of Mummy King Ramses II. But yes, Assassin’s Creed III: The Tyranny of King Washingface episode one has officially ridden a star-spangled, single-tear-propelled eagle onto Steam, Uplay, and the like. You may tomahawk your way to its historically inaccurate heart as you please. But first, you must watch a trailer. Otherwise, you won’t get a proper preview of Connor’s fancy new clothes. They’re quite spiffy. I bet he even gave them a thorough rinse in one of those – argh, what do you call ‘em? – oh, right: Washingtons.

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Popular Videogames In Planned Sequels Shocker

By Alec Meer on February 8th, 2013.

I bet they'll find a way to bring Vaas back

The popular videogames in this instance being Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed and Far Cry series. Of the former, we can expect a new installment, featuring a new time period and protagonist, to arrive before next March. For the latter, meanwhile, apparently the wait won’t be as long as it was between Far Cry 2 and Far Cry 3.
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How Hollywood Should Adapt Videogames

By David Valjalo on December 18th, 2012.

Insatiable film fiend David Valjalo stops by to offer his musings on adapting the unadaptables – how Hollywood has its work cut out for it, what we can read into the studios and production houses attached to silver screen versions of Deus Ex, Splinter Cell and Assassin’s Creed, formalist vs realist styles, the need to make 20-hour, splintered narratives conform to the three-act structure, why auteur directors aren’t the solution we might think they are, and why Russell Crowe is abstractly key to getting game to film right.
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Wot I Think: Assassin’s Creed III PC

By Alec Meer on November 22nd, 2012.

Assassin’s Creed III is the fifth in Ubisoft’s open-world action series. Like its predecessors, it has you playing a historical ‘assassin’ who divides his time between free-running across rooftops, hunting down and killing members of a sinister conspiracy and collecting feathers, with sci-fi diversions into a modern-day tale of one of his descendants trying to prevent an apocalypse. This time, though, we’re in the New World – America in the throes of revolution against its British rulers/oppressors. A few weeks after its console version, it’s not out on PC – here’s what I made of it.

Picture a very fat man.
No, fatter than that. Much fatter.
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Impressions: Assassin’s Creed III

By Alec Meer on November 7th, 2012.

SHOCKING AND UNFORGIVABLE REVELATION: I’ve been looking at a videogame on the PlayingStation. Don’t judge me, I just like to sit in a different chair sometimes. And the benefit of the 10-odd hours I’ve spent with Assassin’s Creed III so far does enable me to share some thoughts on what we’re essentially in for when the PC version (maybe – let’s not count our oft-delayed chickens yet, eh?) arrives later this month.
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Blood Money: Assassin’s Creed III’s Microtransactions

By Nathan Grayson on October 30th, 2012.

There's probably a joke about the name Connor somewhere in all of this.

Hm. Here’s something that’s leaped out of nowhere, descended upon us in a flash of bloodlust, and knocked us flat in much the same fashion as an enraged koala or, more pertinently, an assassin. Assassin’s Creed III is not by any means a F2P game, but it’ll still have a (seemingly entirely optional) pay structure just like one. Granted, that in itself isn’t really a problem. It’s this bit, however, that has me worried: “disregarding your current level.” To which I reply: but, but, but, but, but competitive multiplayer.

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Hide And Go ‘Aaaarghwhy’ – AC III’s Multiplayer

By Nathan Grayson on October 17th, 2012.

She pinched him too hard, apparently.

On paper, Assassin’s Creed multiplayer always sounded like something that absolutely, categorically would not work. I mean, we’re talking about a series known for its sprawling tales of historical conspiracy and climactically timed eagle noises. How could that possibly translate into a teeming arena of hooded hoodlums? As it turns out, the answer to that question is “quite well.” In previous entries, Ubisoft crafted a pretty special blend of sneaky deception and stabby swordception. Assassin’s Creed III, meanwhile, doesn’t seem interested in breaking the mold too terribly much, but the new setting certainly opens up intriguing possibilities. Dive into the conveniently placed haystack beyond the break to see for yoursel– no wait! Evil Washington moved it. That crazy scamp. Maybe you should just use the stairs.

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