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Gremio108

@Kidfried @KratosMD It's beginning to look like I'll have to play all of them! I think I'll carry on going through the series in order until the urge to play Origins becomes too great and I crumble.

I usually put an Assassin's Creed on my Christmas list because I never get round to buying them otherwise, so I'll see if anyone gets me Rogue. Then I can trade it in against Unity, which will probably be dirt cheap.

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Kidfried

@Gremio108 The series often gets a lot of flack and a fair share of criticism, but I do believe that pretty much all major entries do have something unique or some excellent parts that still makes them worth your while.

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KALofKRYPTON

From someone who's only played 3 of them (first for about 20/30 minutes then taking it back, Liberation on Vita briefly - which felt too choppy top be fun, and quite a lot of Black Flag) - It's all much of a muchness.

As @Kidfried said though, there is something fairly unique in each entry. I never finished Black Flag, but essentially sacked off the story in favour of lots of pirating! Was great fun. Never really fancied the follow ups, but Origins does look great.

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Kidfried

@KALofKRYPTON Often the games overstay their welcome. I feel that's the series biggest problem. There is not enough creativity in each entry to warrant their long play times in many of the games, if you ask me. I'm a patient gamer and I'm into history a lot, which helps getting through the game. But I still agree it's always been a huge problem for the series.

I do think some handle it better than others. Just play Assassin's Creed I (theoretically, don't actually play that game!), compare it to Syndicate, which has cramped in a lot of different stuff to take away from the repetitiveness that has haunted the series from the start.

I do believe the games have been getting better at it, and with Origins getting great reviews, I hope they've taken the series a step further.

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KALofKRYPTON

@Kidfried I tried the first while I was playing Heavenly Sword and it just felt inferior. Stayed away from it mostly until Black Flag, which was great - but I was bored of the story gameplay by probably less halfway through.

Origins looks really impressive though. Perhaps when it's in the cheap seats I'll give it a shot.

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Th3solution

@Kidfried Do you think you’ll play Origins before Odyssey comes out? I might get on with Origins after I polish off Horizon Zero Dawn, but I don’t know. All this discussion of AC has me kind of itching to play it. But actually, now that I think about it - I’m pretty sure Spider-Man and Tomb Raider are gonna hit the streets before I can have time to get another big game started and I’ll probably end up wanting to play one or both of them first. I definitely want to play Origins before Odyssey though.

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KALofKRYPTON

@Th3solution That's kind of my thinking too. I'm in a nice slow burn in The Banner Saga at the moment. Should be able to see properly from tomorrow - so hoping to get my plat runs for Jamestown+ and Raiden V started again, as well as finish Doom... and Uncharted 4! Before Spider-Man.

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Th3solution

@KALofKRYPTON hmm.. so that’s 5 games to complete in 3 weeks? (Or I guess 8 if you count Banner Sage as 3 games). If you start going through games much faster then we’ll have to change your name to “KalofKryptonMD”
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BAMozzy

@FullbringIchigo Of course the events 'could' carry over to future games with either of the Characters. It doesn't have to have a 'named' character or some 'reference' to them directly as AC games have jumped back and forward through time and the brotherhood of Assassins has had many members too. So opting to focus on a 'different' lineage, different members, different time/places etc isn't necessarily going to mess up any 'canon' with the franchise because you opted to play as the 'other' character.

AC could refer back to the 'Greek' era and use the generic 'Assassin' to refer to either characters actions/deeds. It wouldn't matter if Kassandra or Alex was responsible for whatever aspects the games journey takes us on, the other games that follow can still keep either as 'canon' by simply referring back to that period in more general terms. Lets be honest, AC hasn't referred to Bayek in any of the games before Origins despite being set later in the time-line. The reason we had Ezio for example was because Desmond was a descendent of his in the modern timeline.

At the end of the day, the choice is yours, play the game or don't. I will certainly play it firstly because its a great game and the game-play appeals to me. If the story is 'canon' or not depending on the character I puck, I couldn't care less as long as I enjoy the overall package. I would rather have a great game, with freedom of choice than a mediocre, more limited 'canon' game.

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KALofKRYPTON

@Th3solution No chance. I am both a)too lazy, and b) slightly time poor when it comes to gaming. I might finish The Banner Saga by the time Spidey comes out, and I also may have changed my mind about buying on release or not several times over by then too...

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Kidfried

@Th3solution I'm going to play Southpark TCBW first. And I've been easily distracted during the summer, so I'm still knee deep into Darksiders 2 (might forget about this one), Guacamelee (the plat is close!), Yakuza (just the story for now) and Tearaway (such a great world to be in). After all that's over... Origins is number one on my list to play.

So, to answer your question, I expect to start Origins in the latter half of September. I might have to rush through that one, because I'm thinking of getting Red Dead Redemption 2 day one. And then there's still Spider-Man and all the other Fall games, so there's no way I'm playing Odessey before 2019.

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FullbringIchigo

@BAMozzy i understand and respect that point of view but for me one of the main draws of AC is the story and i can get that in the novel, the thing is there are quite a few people who don't like the new stuff they added for the same reason, we know Kassandra is the actual character so all we want is something in the game to acknowledge that, maybe a line of someone saying, "we made some changes to the Animus so you can actually change some events and even their gender to make the experience more fun" or highlighting the canon responses with a different colour text so we know what the proper stuff is but still giving the option for others who want to go their own way

just for Ubisoft to acknowledge the lore of the series and that the changes they have made have fundamentally changed the very core of the series

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antdickens

@get2sammyb @Jaz007 @Tasuki ah okay, I think I can figure out what's happening here. If the topic is moved to a different forum whilst someone is busy writing a message, by the time they click save the topic has moved and therefore their new post doesn't get linked up. Isn't an easy way to fix that... at least not until I overhaul the forums next time. I'll make a note of the bug though.

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JohnnyShoulder

In the meantime maybe just let us know when the topic is being moved? Appreciate it doesn't happen that often but would save a lot of confusion from our perspective.

Just a suggestion and not criticising anyone or anything like that.

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FullbringIchigo

OK now Assassin's Creed Odyssey is out (regardless of how you feel about it) thoughts are obviously moving towards the next game in the series and i was wondering, Where would people like it to be set

as for me i think the next Assassin's Creed should be set in World War One, you could have full battlefields, early tanks, the weapons wouldn't be too advanced so you could still have nad to hand combat and you could even have Naval and Air combat too, now i don't know if you could have selectable characters or not but i'm sure they could fit them in somehow and the basis of the story could be the Allies and the Assassin's are working together while the Templars are backing the Central Powers and that the Germans are after a Piece of Eden in order to ensure victory while the Assassin's try to stop them

what about you, where do YOU want it set

Jeremy Brett is still the DEFINITIVE Sherlock

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"Hello there!" - Obi Wan Kenobi

it may be multiplatform now but Final Fantasy & PlayStation will always go hand in hand

Jaz007

@FullbringIchigo Honestly, if the series went back to it’s real self with quality, I’d like to London in the industrial revolution or something similar again. Syndicate was a decent game, but I felt like it wasted the setting which was really cool.

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FullbringIchigo

@Jaz007 yeah visiting London again would be nice

Jeremy Brett is still the DEFINITIVE Sherlock

"Don't try to be a great man, just be a man and let history make it's own judgments" - Zefram Cochran

"Hello there!" - Obi Wan Kenobi

it may be multiplatform now but Final Fantasy & PlayStation will always go hand in hand

JohnnyShoulder

@FullbringIchigo I'm not really sure i have a preference for the next setting. I really like the settings for Origins and Odyssey so is a bit difficult for me to think where the next one is gonna be set. I'm not overly keen on anything set in World War One or Two. But I'm assuming it will be something with a similar flavour to Origins and Odyssey? Wouldn't it be weird if it was based on Norse mythology, a la God of War?

I know China is quite popular with some fans, but I know there has already been a Chronicles game set there. And it might be too similar to Sekiro and Ghosts of Tsushima for some.

Ummmmm, I may have to think about this a bit more. 🤔

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FullbringIchigo

@JohnnyShoulder yeah one of the Chronicles was set in china, there were ones for India and Russia too

they were OK games although i would have preferred them to be full AC games or done like Freedom Cry or something

Jeremy Brett is still the DEFINITIVE Sherlock

"Don't try to be a great man, just be a man and let history make it's own judgments" - Zefram Cochran

"Hello there!" - Obi Wan Kenobi

it may be multiplatform now but Final Fantasy & PlayStation will always go hand in hand

Th3solution

@FullbringIchigo They’ll never do it but the American Civil War (mid 1800’s Deep South) would be an interesting setting. Outside of that, maybe something Polynesian. I don’t think they have visited that setting. Such as the unification of the Hawaiian Islands (1700-1800s) or Samoa, Tahiti, etc. Also ancient Africa could be looked at, or Viking age. Lots of possibilities.

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