yeah, i work in a mall, and usually play right up to the last moment before i have to leave. so when im walking in the mall i look for places to blend and if i see somebody head towards me i stop and think if i need to throw a smoke bomb or something. Then i realize oh yeah...
Start doing parkour.
Bleeding effect might help with that too...
It has for me.
Everytime i see a chest-level wall, i'll look around to make sure no one's watchin and then climb over it assassin's creed style!
I have to admit, A few times when I've been down down, I think to myself "hmm I could get there so much faster if I just climb over that building" then I remember that I'm not actually playing Assassin's Creed...
I'm incredibly sedentary, but I did start looking at building and thinking: "I could climb that, no biggie".
Can only imagine what actual marine training would do to me.
I'm sure I say an "LT" blink over some guy's head this morning, though.
I could swear that today I glanced over my shoulder and saw a red arrow pointing to the guy who ran around the corner then slowed to a walk.
I've never gotten that way about Assassin's Creed. Sometimes I'll be driving by a church and assess the number of handholds on it and think to myself 'Yeah, Ezio/Altair could climb that.' Then I look for the raptor, not see it, assume it's not a viewpoint and forget about it.
But I think that is a sign that the special environment engine used to make the gorgeous vistas in the AC games is really awesome. Just that little gumdrop of immersion helps power the gaming experience.
I have gotten a bit of bleeding effect from other games though. There was a space there a while ago where I didn't walk anywhere without assessing how many steps I was from a powerful source of electricity, thanks to InFamous.
Once, when I had the chance, I tried ducking into cover, like they do in all those cover-based shooting games (Gears of War, Uncharted, Mass Effect 2). And I have to say, I understand why all the actors who duck into cover in movies dive onto their ***. Instantly crouching while moving forward is actually a lot harder than you would think.
Mostly what I find myself doing more now because of ACB is scanning. I loves me some stealth kills, so I try to walk into my opponent from the opposite direction. I can feel myself manually sorting through crowds as I play . . .
Doctor: not my prey
Blacksmith: not my prey
Harlequin: not my prey
Smuggler: possible prey
Smuggler: possible prey
Captain: not my prey
Spot Smuggler? If not, continue following radar. If so, assess:
Smuggler sprinting? If not, deeper assessment If so, assassinate.
Smuggler running? If so, length of run: short: deeper assessment long: assassinate.
Smuggler alone or with group?
And so on. I bet there's a fancy psych word for this process, but I don't know what it is.
Zrvan: You´ll find out the name soon enough, when one of us completely snaps and take down a templar/try to do a LoF of the vatican and you can read all about it in the papers.
Allthough I have these geeky things aswell (try to flank, walk like an npc etc for a second before i realize im not in a game), I feel im getting better at analyzing my surroundings, reflexes etc, which might save my life one day, or at least help me catch the bus.
Haha this is too funny!!! I thought I was the only one this was happening to but I guess there's fellow assassins-in-training out there as well lol!
About a week after assassin's creed came out I remember walking home from work and I work in New York City so you know how crowded the streets get and I would get into this paranoia mindset and start thinking that the person walking straight towards me was planning to get close enough to me and take out a dagger lol. A couple of times it got to the point where i saw the person really going for me, i dont know if they were dazed out thinking about something while looking at me but to me it looked like they were focusing on me and walking slowly towards me so I would kind of walk around them lmaooo i would think "WHAT am i doing?!?" but then it would happen again.. sometimes our minds are too powerful and they create senses that are not really there.
This goes to show how great this game is and given how fast technology is going I can't even imagine how things will be later on. I wouldnt be surprised if years from now there would be some sort of VIRTUAL gaming playground for games like assassins creed and call of duty. If made with the right demographics in mind and aimed at the right age group this could be a huge breakthrough in technology.
The bleeding effect is pretty crazy and I think it happens to most of us lol
I tried to climb up onto my friends shed.
got there in the end