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dex3108
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(03-20-2017, 09:48 PM)

Originally Posted by atr0cious

After that nudle mission in WD2, I have to agree, though they did seem shy on diversity issues at first. I hope the former slave is expounded on, and what that means for that era, since it could easily get muddy. I really don't know how I'll feel if they go civil rights preachy.

They already tackled slavery with ACIV and especially ACIV Freedom Cry.
ODDI
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(03-20-2017, 09:50 PM)
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Free running in a desert sounds boooooring.
Son Of Sparda
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(03-20-2017, 09:50 PM)
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Originally Posted by Boem

Well...

That's not really the same lol
More_Badass
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(03-20-2017, 09:51 PM)
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Originally Posted by ODDI

Free running in a desert sounds boooooring.

Thankfully Egyptian cities have tons of buildings and close rooftops to parkour across
eizarus
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(03-20-2017, 09:54 PM)

Originally Posted by ODDI

Free running in a desert sounds boooooring.

Not if they let us go sandboarding and incorporate a full gameplay system for it.
Circinus
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(03-20-2017, 09:54 PM)
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Sounds like slightly educated guessing imho.
Ampsicora
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(03-20-2017, 09:54 PM)
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Originally Posted by DemWalls

I know it's a debated topic, and exactly because we will possibly never know for sure, I wouldn't see it as a problem if they went for a character reflecting a "modern" Egyptian.

I still don't get it why it's problematic. Considering North Africa had and have even today large variety of skin colours, how some people can think Ancient Egypt could be only rapresented with one skin colour? I mean, it's pretty obvious that there were black and mediterranean egyptians even back then, and that's because the nile was populated from north to south. Probably Ancient Egypt was a better multiethnic civilization than United States will never be.

EDIT: ok, maybe the last part was a little bit an hyperbole, sorry for that
atr0cious
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(03-20-2017, 09:55 PM)
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Originally Posted by Crossing Eden

Remember we're talking about the same series that had you murdering slave owners with the same machetes used to chop sugar cane and the same whips used to whip slaves.

I know, this is a different era, some I'm wondering what they will do to differentiate. Not just blacks were slaves back then.
dr_rus
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(03-20-2017, 09:56 PM)
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- The world is over three times larger than that of Assassin's Creed: Black Flag.

So what means of fast travel are they planning to implement into the game to make this work?

Seriously, enough with the map sizes. As someone who've spent most of the weekend fucking driving from one side of Mafia 3 map to the other side I honestly can't fathom anymore why game marketeers think that "world size" should always be bigger than in previous game(s).
Type40
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(03-20-2017, 09:57 PM)
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Being Altair's descendant, hopefully they bring Desmond back to life.
MikeyKlump
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(03-20-2017, 09:58 PM)
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- You play as a Former Slave.

they're going to handle this with the subtlety of a sledgehammer.. i guarantee it

- It's being developed by the team that brought us Assassin's Creed: Black Flag. (Ubisoft Montreal)

this could be great
eizarus
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(03-20-2017, 10:02 PM)

Originally Posted by Type40

Being Altair's descendant, hopefully they bring Desmond back to life.

Ancestor.
UrbanRats
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(03-20-2017, 10:49 PM)

Originally Posted by ODDI

Free running in a desert sounds boooooring.

Yes i'm sure they'll just have a huge empty yellow square for you to run in.
Lord of Castamere
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(03-20-2017, 10:57 PM)
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Originally Posted by ODDI

Free running in a desert sounds boooooring.

Nah. Imagine a vast wasteland with tombs and spots of treasure found inside. Some of the best loot, but the greatest danger. Will you have enough water to make it to the next oasis?

Potential. Will Ubisoft capitalize? Find out next time on, Streamline My AAA Game!
GearFourth
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(03-20-2017, 11:09 PM)
This is the closest next-gen Prince of Persia i will get from Ubisoft.

Will buy this day 1 and not buy any other Assassin Creed games this whole gen they're all too samey and released too quickly before like annually
StarlordDial
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(03-20-2017, 11:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by GearFourth

This is the closest next-gen Prince of Persia i will get from Ubisoft.

Will buy this day 1 and not buy any other Assassin Creed games this whole gen they're all too samey and released too quickly before like annually

My mannnnnnnn
Collingwood
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(03-20-2017, 11:16 PM)
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Why do open world developers always focus on the "size of the world"?

You can still have a really good open world game on a small map that has a lot of variety and better stuff to do.
atr0cious
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(03-20-2017, 11:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by GearFourth

This is the closest next-gen Prince of Persia i will get from Ubisoft.

Will buy this day 1 and not buy any other Assassin Creed games this whole gen they're all too samey and released too quickly before like annually

If this is anywhere near true as far as level design and they drop the for honor combat system in there, I'm right there with you.
UrbanRats
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(03-20-2017, 11:17 PM)

Originally Posted by Collingwood

Why do open world developers always focus on the "size of the world"?

You can still have a really good open world game on a small map that has a lot of variety and better stuff to do.

But you can have a better one, in a bigger map. ;)
BernardoOne
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(03-20-2017, 11:25 PM)
Black Flag and Egypt? Pls have ship fighting
Einchy
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(03-20-2017, 11:27 PM)
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- The next game will be a sort of prequel for the franchise.

I hope this means that they're going to leave behind the current modern day story since it hasn't gone anywhere in the last couple of games. At this point I wish I could hit a button to skip those when they come up.
bigboss370
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(03-20-2017, 11:28 PM)
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Everything there sounds fantastic, except I hope Ubisoft kept in mind ancient egypt was a very lush and vibrant setting. More jungle greens and waters, not just brown and rock/sand deserts.
Einchy
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(03-20-2017, 11:32 PM)
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Originally Posted by Collingwood

Why do open world developers always focus on the "size of the world"?

You can still have a really good open world game on a small map that has a lot of variety and better stuff to do.

It's a statement that means a lot or nothing depending on who says it.

If Rockstar says, "GTV6 will have map 2 times the size of GTAV", I'd be REALLY excited because they put in an insane amount of detail to every inch of their maps, and now spread across 2 times the size map, would be awesome.


If Ubisoft says it, though, it doesn't mean much. Watchdogs 2 had a pretty small map and it still felt pretty dead, so a map being soooo much bigger in their next games means nothing, it'll just be as dead as all their other open world games.
AGITΩ
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(03-20-2017, 11:33 PM)
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I only hope they bring back a desmond like character, last game hinted on his son, heres hoping for a return to form on the overarching story.
Cahhhtin
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(03-20-2017, 11:33 PM)
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Being the huge AC lore nerd that I am (despite it being massively shoehorned after they fired the franchise's creator after 2 launched, it's still got some interesting nuggets), there was a point after the cataclysmic event revealed in Revelations where those who came before lived with humans. They did this mainly to survive and rebuild... if this is ancient enough this shit could be awesome...

Better move that modern day story to completion, the franchise would benefit from it. Mainly, they built Minerva to be a massive villain but did jack shit with it.... I want to kill her.
dcx4610
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(03-20-2017, 11:44 PM)
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I really hope they get back to the Ancient Aliens vibe with lots of puzzles that has been missing from the series lately. A prequel set in Egypt seems like a perfect setting.
jdstorm
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(03-20-2017, 11:48 PM)

Originally Posted by danthefan

The whole fun of Black Flag was the sea and your ship, upgrading it, taking other ships and forts, etc. What are they going to fill a desert with? How will you get around? I'm not that encouraged by this news tbh.

Hopefully Pyrmaids(Tombs) to raid. Id love if the series returned to the puzzle tombs of AC2
oti
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(03-20-2017, 11:54 PM)
This better be good, Ubisoft. Horizon and Zelda have left their mark on the genre already.
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(03-20-2017, 11:59 PM)
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Originally Posted by jdstorm

Hopefully Pyrmaids(Tombs) to raid. Id love if the series returned to the puzzle tombs of AC2

This is what I am hoping for as well. The most fun I have had in this series were the tombs in AC2. This series was such a fresh evolution of Platformers last gen, but it's sort of tried to establish itself as "something different" but I feel it is worse off for it. Granted... I enjoyed the Murder Mystery puzzles that Unity introduced as a decent replacement, but I'd llike to also explore some puzzle riddled tombs as well. The idea of booby trapped sarcophagus' and the traps leading up to finding it as a new method of puzzle solving intrigues me.
TheRatedD
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(03-21-2017, 12:28 AM)
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I can't wait to finally see this. Though, I worry we'll have to wait until E3. Typically when AC games got announced around March, they either got leaked, or had deals with the media for promotion like Game Informer covers.
Soul of the Beast
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(03-21-2017, 12:29 AM)
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Originally Posted by Hexa

Amazing.

This actually remind me of Monster Hunter. Forgot the name of the monster though.
Certinty
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(03-21-2017, 12:29 AM)
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It sounds good. But after Syndicafe (which was amazing out of nowhere), I would have preferred something similar.
OfTheOverflow
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(03-21-2017, 12:55 AM)
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Originally Posted by LordBaztion

well, my interest will heavily depend on how ancient is that Egypt

Truth. I was really excited for FC Primal because I thought it would be 'dawn of mankind' sort of thing but there were still civilised encampments etc.

Not that I'm expecting such an ancient Egypt, but to actually capture the 'early civilization' mysticism would be amazing.
Shtof
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(03-21-2017, 12:56 AM)
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Maybe a jewish protagonist? Sounds interesting.
SchrodingerC
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(03-21-2017, 12:59 AM)
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Come on Ubi, please break your cycle and give us a main line Assassin's Creed game with a solo female assassin, that's all I'm asking for.
jdstorm
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(03-21-2017, 01:02 AM)

Originally Posted by Shtof

Maybe a jewish protagonist? Sounds interesting.

Former Slave, access to royalty, incarcerated for murder, Jewish Protagonist, Perchant for Alternative history. We are getting Moses arent we.
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(03-21-2017, 01:09 AM)
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Black Flag remains the best in the series, no shock it was the least relevant title in terms of the overall story of the series, which turned into shit many years ago
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(03-21-2017, 01:21 AM)
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Originally Posted by jdstorm

Former Slave, access to royalty, incarcerated for murder, Jewish Protagonist, Perchant for Alternative history. We are getting Moses arent we.

I think that might be a bit too far, even for AC. Though I certainly won't complain if they do. :P
smik
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(03-21-2017, 01:30 AM)
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Hopefully the story can be great again, ac1 to 3 was progressive and easy to follow. After that it wasnt about story anymore and became just fetch quest and sea battles.

Going back to the altair arc is a + on my book
sjay1994
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(03-21-2017, 01:56 AM)
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Originally Posted by ZAYDUWOP

Being the huge AC lore nerd that I am (despite it being massively shoehorned after they fired the franchise's creator after 2 launched, it's still got some interesting nuggets), there was a point after the cataclysmic event revealed in Revelations where those who came before lived with humans. They did this mainly to survive and rebuild... if this is ancient enough this shit could be awesome...

Better move that modern day story to completion, the franchise would benefit from it. Mainly, they built Minerva to be a massive villain but did jack shit with it.... I want to kill her.

You mean Juno?

There is stuff happening in the comics, but its some of the biggest fucking drek I've ever seen.

My only hope to make modern day even anything worth while is have Juno win, have a time skip so the modern day mirrors the past, and the reason for going back to the past is to find a way to kill her.

Because holy fucking shit the modern day has become the actual fucking worst.
sjay1994
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(03-21-2017, 02:00 AM)
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Originally Posted by Collingwood

Why do open world developers always focus on the "size of the world"?

You can still have a really good open world game on a small map that has a lot of variety and better stuff to do.

Because size gives the illusion of more content, which translates to more bang for your buck to the average consumer.

When we see the scalding reception games recieve for being less than 10 hours for 60 dollars USD, its understandable why this trend exists and why linear games have almost been scraped from the AAA side.
Soldiussnaku
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(03-21-2017, 02:32 AM)
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Made by the black flag peeps??

Oh, I'm definitely in. Replaying the game for the 3rd time so I can finally take out every legendary ship, and still enthralled by the location, art design, ship combat and MC. Edward kenway is easily my favourite MC in the AC series.
Matt
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(03-21-2017, 02:41 AM)
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Originally Posted by Shtof

Maybe a jewish protagonist? Sounds interesting.

That would be pretty weird given the actual history of ancient Egypt.
sjay1994
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(03-21-2017, 02:48 AM)
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Originally Posted by Matt

That would be pretty weird given the actual history of ancient Egypt.

Protag will most likely be brown skinned.
samar11
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(03-21-2017, 03:12 AM)
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Speaking of black flag, is that game well optimised now ? Last time I played it, it ran like shit on my 1080.
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(03-21-2017, 03:15 AM)
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If it's being made by Black Flag Team, then it might end up being another amazing Entry to the series
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(03-21-2017, 03:47 AM)
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Originally Posted by samar11

Speaking of black flag, is that game well optimised now ? Last time I played it, it ran like shit on my 1080.

Try turning off the in-game vsync. Vsync temporarily locks the game to 30 whenever the framerate stutters even a little bit.
texhnolyze
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(03-21-2017, 03:50 AM)
It's somewhat a reboot for the franchise, right?

I hope it's an RPG.
CrazyDude
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(03-21-2017, 03:52 AM)
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Originally Posted by Matt

That would be pretty weird given the actual history of ancient Egypt.

It wouldn't be unheard of, especially if this takes place during Roman Egypt.
WraithWalker1893
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(03-21-2017, 03:56 AM)

Originally Posted by texhnolyze

It's somewhat a reboot for the franchise, right?

I hope it's an RPG.

Soft reboot, keeping everything before but starting a new chapter with Juno etc.

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