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ch00beh ??? from Who Knows Where
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Jul 8th 2011 at 6:49:10 PM

just started playing bro-hood due to steam sale. i'm trying and failing at remembering all the minutiae of the previous titles.

and I forgot how clunky the PC controls are at first.

Addendum: I forgot that Bioware has a monopoly on good character writing, too. booooo archetypes.

edited 8th Jul '11 6:52:28 PM by ch00beh

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Rationalinsanity from Halifax, Canada Relationship Status: It's complicated
Jul 8th 2011 at 6:55:43 PM

On the subject of controversy; has this series actually managed to avoid any uproar regarding its treatment of religion or history?

I mean it is sorta like a Dan Brown novel; only less offensive and more entertaining. And it makes slightly more sense.

Politics is the skilled use of blunt objects.
Jul 8th 2011 at 6:56:57 PM

I wonder what those alien dudes are up to. Assasin's Creed Brotherhood's ending was as big a cliffhanger as Halo 2's.

[up]Not really, mostly because it doesn't deal with religion and stays away from major historical events.

edited 8th Jul '11 6:57:57 PM by TheProffesor

Nicknacks Ding-ding! Going down... from Land Down Under
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Jul 8th 2011 at 8:24:49 PM

There are Templars who turn up at the end of AC 1? Say what now?

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Legionnaire The Leading Man from Australia
The Leading Man
Jul 8th 2011 at 8:30:21 PM

After the final Animus sequence and Desmond is pulled out, yeah. They're talking to you from the conference room about the information gained from Altair's memories. I'm guessing they're some of the heads of Abstergo.

I'm kinda ticked because when they were there I didn't realise you could change which camera you're watching from and get a view of them. It was only after they left that I realised.

edited 8th Jul '11 8:30:38 PM by Legionnaire

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ch00beh ??? from Who Knows Where
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Jul 8th 2011 at 8:41:06 PM

Rebecca: That's racist!

Desmond: U R

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Nicknacks Ding-ding! Going down... from Land Down Under
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Jul 8th 2011 at 8:45:41 PM

[up]ebecca was pretty much the only person not to come across as a jerk in that conversation. The character dynamics between Shawn/Desmond/Lucy seem so fucked and OOC in Brotherhood. Shaun is at the very least Flanderised. It's my biggest complaint of the game.

edited 8th Jul '11 8:46:30 PM by Nicknacks

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Pyroninja42 Forum Villain from the War Room
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Jul 8th 2011 at 9:01:42 PM

Does anyone else think that the script in AC 2 is excellent? At least in the first few sequences, it felt inspired. As of sequence 8, it seems like its dragging on, though.

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ch00beh ??? from Who Knows Where
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Jul 8th 2011 at 9:05:37 PM

Yeah I vaguely remember the story surprising me in 2. Brohood just doesn't feel right. Too much flirting with Desmond/Lucy maybe. Desmond does not have an Italian accent so it just doesn't feel right.

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Jul 8th 2011 at 9:21:08 PM

AC 2 was well written IMO. At first I thought it was going to be a standard revenge story, but then they threw in more on the apple of eden and the aliens.

Brotherhood more or less was about explaining how the Assasin's guild actually worked.

edited 8th Jul '11 9:22:15 PM by TheProffesor

Medicus Sierra 117 from Australia
Sierra 117
Jul 8th 2011 at 11:06:24 PM

Too much flirting with Desmond/Lucy maybe.
I hated that so much.

Oh no! Desmond killed Lucy! Meh. Maybe he'll get a better love interest.

Loved Rebecca and Shaun, though. Shaun's gone from a Jerkass who hates that they need Desmond to a Jerk with a Heart of Gold that loves talking about history.*

Also loved me that little Shaun/Rebecca tease.

r3b3cca: Does anyone know where I left my mp3 player?

Shaun: My nightstand.

edited 8th Jul '11 11:06:45 PM by Medicus

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ch00beh ??? from Who Knows Where
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Jul 8th 2011 at 11:13:25 PM

i want to keep playing but my keyboard is awful and therefore the sprinting position kind of sucks, and i wanted to buy a legit keyboard, but the one i was looking at went way up in price.

first world problems. :(

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Jul 8th 2011 at 11:40:42 PM

Nice new avatar, ch00b. Maybe I should get a new one. The Puzzle might be getting a little stale.

Rationalinsanity from Halifax, Canada Relationship Status: It's complicated
Jul 9th 2011 at 6:27:43 AM

Does anyone other than me find Lucy's mouth to be very far into the Uncanny Valley?

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ch00beh ??? from Who Knows Where
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Jul 9th 2011 at 7:49:22 AM

you know what else is really far into Lucy's uncanny valley?

the way she acts

okay that's a little unfair but the joke needed to be made

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SgtRicko from Guam, USA Relationship Status: Hounds of love are hunting
Jul 9th 2011 at 7:55:42 AM

Do you have a PS 3 or 360 console, Choobeh? If you do, then try looking up Motion In Joy. It's a website that allows you to configure your console controllers for use on PC games. Hell, even the vibration and motion detection works on some games! You just need to download their drivers, carefully follow the installation instructions, and then set up your own control scheme.

Would you believe I never fully watched the original Indiana Jones trilogy? I gotta correct that someday.
ch00beh ??? from Who Knows Where
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Jul 9th 2011 at 8:16:38 AM

yeah I've got MotionInJoy for my Super Meat Boy pleasure. Wait, that came out wrong.

Anyway, I'll see if a gamepad plays better.

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Nicknacks Ding-ding! Going down... from Land Down Under
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Jul 9th 2011 at 8:56:39 AM

[up][up]I've got my PS 3 controller set up to play brotehrhood on the PC. It's not hard to configure.

I kept on having Prince Of Persia flashbacks during the Desmond/Lucy flirting. Parkour, team acrobatics, Lucy crawling into tight spaces while we pushed buttons. Except shitty writing let Brotherhood down. I like Brotherhood's mean storyline a lot more, so far. A lot of the minor characters are more memorable — though I find its treatment of Machiavelli riddiculous. He's so much smarter than they way they portray him. I'm glad he's got more screentme though — in 2 he was barely even there.

And Hey! Kristen Bell's a fantastic actor. (...at least i think so :P) Is Lucy actually dead, you think? I was kinda hoping they'd end up tag-teaming in teh Animus, for some reason.

edited 9th Jul '11 9:16:28 AM by Nicknacks

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ch00beh ??? from Who Knows Where
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Jul 9th 2011 at 9:06:06 AM

wild mass guessMachiavelli's writings were done by Ezio

Ps. I didn't know Lucy was dead :(

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Nicknacks Ding-ding! Going down... from Land Down Under
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Jul 9th 2011 at 9:16:59 AM

[up]Oh shit Ch00beh! I'm so sorry.

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ch00beh ??? from Who Knows Where
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Jul 9th 2011 at 9:18:29 AM

It's ok. I have become immune to plot twists due to Internet spoilers and trope knowledge.

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Wagrid Bang bang! from England
Bang bang!
Jul 9th 2011 at 4:07:23 PM

Well she may or may not be dead, it's left ambiguous.

In other news, how fucking good is the song in the Revelations trailer?

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rmctagg09 The Wanderer (he/him) from Brooklyn, NY Relationship Status: I won't say I'm in love
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Jul 9th 2011 at 4:26:55 PM

Very! Though I think they should've had Altair do a Leap Of Faith at the part with the gallows for extra cool points.

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Wagrid Bang bang! from England
Bang bang!
Jul 9th 2011 at 4:30:32 PM

That would have been awesome. I honestly think that's my favourite trailer since the Dragon Age 2 'Destiny' trailer.

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Medicus Sierra 117 from Australia
Sierra 117
Jul 9th 2011 at 7:15:30 PM

The Revelations trailer is unbelievably awesome.

I love that video games are putting out trailers as good as movie ones. The Dead Space 2 trailer was similarly brilliant.

Also, I think I've already said it on this very page, but I don't give a shit that Lucy is dead. She was really starting to grate on me and I found her "flirty" dialogue with Desmond to be awful.

Besides, ever turn on Eagle Vision in Monterriggggioni? There's a trail of Red (enemy) footsteps leading to the villa, and the footsteps terminate around the same place where they stopped the van.

Conclusion should be obvious.

It's not over. Not yet.

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