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Fatal-Feit
03-31-2015, 05:54 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cVb59VTn30

This is amazing! So right off the bat, it looks to be a true stealth/platforming game.

* Ezio is back for tutorial --sweet! Different VA, though...

* Rope darts, fire crackers, and throwing knives are back. Shao Jun uses the rope dart to swing across platforms like in Liberation!

* Plenty of speed running navigation/platforming missions, reminiscent of the Ezio Trilogy.

* The HUD/Menu is absolutely gorgeous! It's much like ACB/ACR. Very clean and sleek, doesn't seem to be in your face. Take notes, Victory!

Namikaze_17
03-31-2015, 06:10 PM
Nice.

JustPlainQuirky
03-31-2015, 06:17 PM
is....is that accent accurate?

i cant tell if they are. can someone inform me?

AND WOOOOOOO NIKOLIA AND ARBAAZ GETTING THEIR OWN GAMES

......

wait

so do season pass owners only get chronicles china free or all three episodes?

edit:

im glad the gameplay is actually innovative and not a basic 2.5 D scroller.

edit 2:

"guards are also apparently great conversationalists as they dont notice you in their line of sight"

this narrator is hilarious. i love him

Shahkulu101
03-31-2015, 06:19 PM
Lol the new Ezio VA is pretty bad :p

wvstolzing
03-31-2015, 06:25 PM
It looks like they did borrow the right things from 'Mark of the Ninja'.

Looks really promising now.

Namikaze_17
03-31-2015, 06:26 PM
Lol the new Ezio VA is pretty bad :p

Ezio? I see no Ezio.

It's clearly just some Italian guy. :rolleyes:

ze_topazio
03-31-2015, 06:29 PM
Noticed in the trailer, preview videos and screens a European ship, logic dictates it's most likely Portuguese, I hope I get to kill some of my virtual compatriots.

http://oi59.tinypic.com/barfr.jpg

JustPlainQuirky
03-31-2015, 06:30 PM
its always fun to kill your own kind :rolleyes:

i had that fun sensation in black flag :rolleyes:

Mr_Shade
03-31-2015, 06:34 PM
so do season pass owners only get chronicles china free or all three episodes?



Season Pass listed AC: Chronicles China as being free? - so that maybe your answer ;)

JustPlainQuirky
03-31-2015, 06:37 PM
Season Pass listed AC: Chronicles China as being free? - so that maybe your answer ;)


"AC Chronicles China might not be what you're expecting. For a start it isn't one game but three separate downloadable episodes."

So all episodes are considered part of ACCC? *scratches head*

:<

Fatal-Feit
03-31-2015, 06:40 PM
Season Pass listed AC: Chronicles China as being free? - so that maybe your answer ;)

Wait, does that include the other two episodes?

Sushiglutton
03-31-2015, 06:40 PM
Another preview:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t130fpJf8Jc

ze_topazio
03-31-2015, 06:41 PM
its always fun to kill your own kind :rolleyes:

i had that fun sensation in black flag :rolleyes:

So did I, hardly anyone survived in the Príncipe island and sequence 10, not to mentions the thousands I indirectly killed in Rogue.

JustPlainQuirky
03-31-2015, 06:42 PM
Wait, does that include the other two episodes?

thats what im confused about

my season pass is gonna feel even more worthless if just shao jun part. omigosh

Megas_Doux
03-31-2015, 07:00 PM
its always fun to kill your own kind :rolleyes:

i had that fun sensation in black flag :rolleyes:


You are from latin America, arent you??'??

Indeed is kinda fun, I have been provided with that joy in AC II/ACB and in AC IV haha.

wvstolzing
03-31-2015, 07:04 PM
thats what im confused about

my season pass is gonna feel even more worthless if just shao jun part. omigosh

I'm pretty sure it's just the China part. That's what Mr Shade said: The season pass listed only the China game.

Looks like this was a secret worth keeping. :rolleyes:

Namikaze_17
03-31-2015, 07:05 PM
You are from latin America, arent you??'??

Indeed is kinda fun, I have been provided with that joy in AC II/ACB and in AC IV haha.

I too have shared the sensation of killing my kind in an AC game.

What race or game I won't tell. :p

JustPlainQuirky
03-31-2015, 07:05 PM
booooooooo

season pass even more worthless

why wasnt this used as compensation instead of a free random game?

wvstolzing
03-31-2015, 07:11 PM
why wasnt this used as compensation instead of a free random game?

Yeah, that's a question worth asking.

Was anything said about pricing?

JustPlainQuirky
03-31-2015, 07:13 PM
Yeah, that's a question worth asking.

probably to scrape as much money possible out of their more dedicate fanbase

grrrr

(assuming the other episodes arent included)

wvstolzing
03-31-2015, 07:17 PM
probably to scrape as much money possible out of their more dedicate fanbase

grrrr

(assuming the other episodes arent included)

I'm pretty sure they aren't; Mr. Shade said as much.

It does make sense that all 3 'chronicles' weren't included in *ACU*'s season pass; though the other 2 episodes *could* have been considered as part of the compensation.

ze_topazio
03-31-2015, 07:19 PM
its always fun to kill your own kind :rolleyes:

i had that fun sensation in black flag :rolleyes:


You are from latin America, arent you??'??

Indeed is kinda fun, I have been provided with that joy in AC II/ACB and in AC IV haha.


I too have shared the sensation of killing my kind in an AC game.

What race or game I won't tell. :p

But did any of you get the chance to destroy your own city? I don't think so.

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JustPlainQuirky
03-31-2015, 07:19 PM
@Wv

thats what im mostly mad about

not that it wasnt included but the fact it wasnt used as compensation

i tried to get my money back for my season pass but ubisupport was garbage

so i was stuck with games i either already owned or ones that sucked

i got stuck with watch dogs

i would have much preferred at least something i WOULD have liked as an AC fan and is new.

such as

yknow

these friggin episodes

Fatal-Feit
03-31-2015, 07:22 PM
But did any of you get the chance to destroy your own city? I don't think so.

ze_topazio: 1

justplainquirky/Megas_Doux/Namikaze_17: 0

http://images.rapgenius.com/90c924a3a8d78aa52f219ad5f1034b08.400x272x1.jpg

ze_topazio
03-31-2015, 07:28 PM
http://images.rapgenius.com/90c924a3a8d78aa52f219ad5f1034b08.400x272x1.jpg

http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2013/088/2/6/robin_crying_gif_by_namgis-d5zpvrb.gif

Kaschra
03-31-2015, 07:35 PM
Damn, this looks really awesome
Now I'm excited

JustPlainQuirky
03-31-2015, 07:36 PM
at least nikolai finally got his own game tho

Namikaze_17
03-31-2015, 07:37 PM
MY PEOPLE WERE DESTROYED ON A FRIGGIN SHIP!!! :rolleyes:


at least nikolai finally got his own game tho

Yes, praise the man of comets for this gift. :p

king-hailz
03-31-2015, 08:01 PM
Why do Shao Jun and Arbaaz Mir have British accents while Nikolai has a Russian accent...

Plus this looks so good.... It actually looks better than ACU looked to me, it just looks that amazing to me and I feel they should have made this into a full game using all of these features.

JustPlainQuirky
03-31-2015, 08:07 PM
Yes, praise the man of comets for this gift.

praise him

forever and always

#heknows

marvelfannumber
03-31-2015, 08:20 PM
I too have shared the sensation of killing my kind in an AC game.


Hmmm never actually gotten to do that yet, sounds cool.

Hey maybe I will get to do it one day if we ever get that Viking AC game I don't want.

wvstolzing
03-31-2015, 08:26 PM
Applying the concept of one's "kind" to anything other than 'humankind' is a little disturbing, you know....

Namikaze_17
03-31-2015, 08:28 PM
Hmmm never actually gotten to do that yet, sounds cool.

Hey maybe I will get to do it one day if we ever get that Viking AC game I don't want.

Well...too bad.

JustPlainQuirky
03-31-2015, 08:30 PM
Applying the concept of one's "kind" to anything other than 'humankind' is a little disturbing, you know....

i agree

i was just making a lighthearted joke

Altair1789
03-31-2015, 08:34 PM
This looks nice

Jazz Age Junkies Chronicles pls

ze_topazio
03-31-2015, 08:35 PM
When I started the conversation I said compatriots.

Altair1789
03-31-2015, 09:16 PM
Nikolai was mentioned by Abstergo in AC Rogue along with some of the people seen on the Helix Menu, right?

Chronicles: Jazz Age confirmed.

Namikaze_17
03-31-2015, 09:19 PM
^ I speculate they'll be used in this capacity. Especially if Chronicles proves to be successful.

JustPlainQuirky
03-31-2015, 09:20 PM
i dont like shao jun's voice tbh

Shahkulu101
03-31-2015, 09:22 PM
i dont like shao jun's voice tbh

Yeah, English accent in China - precisely what I feared. So stupid.

Namikaze_17
03-31-2015, 09:28 PM
i dont like shao jun's voice tbh

It's not that bad.

Like Altair, I just perceive it as she's ahead of her time. :p

JustPlainQuirky
03-31-2015, 09:34 PM
it just

it doesnt fit her

its not actually british though - is it?

france i can let that pass but in CHINA?

c'mon....

Namikaze_17
03-31-2015, 09:35 PM
it just

it doesnt fit her

its not actually british though - is it?

france i can let that pass but in CHINA?

c'mon....

I don't hear it.

Altair1789
03-31-2015, 09:36 PM
I hear a slight accent too, seems strange

JustPlainQuirky
03-31-2015, 09:37 PM
as i said before i cant really differentiate accents, but it's the principle of it.

i was also hoping she would sound younger like in embers

i understand her accent in embers might be too thick but

hnghhh

i dont hear the chinese from her voice

its just something that really bothers me

wvstolzing
03-31-2015, 09:39 PM
I wonder if there'll be any kind of modern day in this series. :rolls-eyes-out-of-his-skull:

ze_topazio
03-31-2015, 09:41 PM
At least Nikolai sounds like a proper vodka drinking commie.

Namikaze_17
03-31-2015, 09:42 PM
as i said before i cant really differentiate accents, but it's the principle of it.

Well, I suppose.

I personally don't hear it much of the "engrish" in her voice, but to each its own. :rolleyes:


i was also hoping she would sound younger like in embers

This is two years after Embers. It makes sense for her to sound older.

JustPlainQuirky
03-31-2015, 09:42 PM
I wonder if there'll be any kind of modern day in this series. :rolls-eyes-out-of-his-skull:

woah hoh save that thinking for april fools

Megas_Doux
03-31-2015, 09:44 PM
lol at the possibility of modern day

Oh the accents again.....

Speaking of which, this actress voiced Shao in Embers:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angela_Galuppo

http://www.justin-time.com/media/artists/med/angela_galuppo.jpg

More chinese than a Kung Pao dish for sure......:rolleyes:

Namikaze_17
03-31-2015, 09:44 PM
I wonder if there'll be any kind of modern day in this series. :rolls-eyes-out-of-his-skull:

It'd be hilarious if Chronicles has more MD than Unity. :rolleyes:

RA503
03-31-2015, 09:45 PM
https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfp1/t31.0-8/10572024_1506870866245679_2316337656727341325_o.jp g

Hey guys,you notice that arbaaz is very similar to the bladed cross guy and orelov the hell in hibernia one ? not necessary identical but very similar is like this image is a concept for they.

JustPlainQuirky
03-31-2015, 09:45 PM
@megas

adrian hough isnt british and he absolutely nailed the british accent for haytham

andconvincemetowanttomarryhimintheproccess

SixKeys
03-31-2015, 09:46 PM
What the WHAT?! How can you replace Ezio's VA? Godzio, of all people!! That's just....sacrilege. It was bad enough they did it with Altaïr, but at least it kinda made sense at the time. But Ezio? The most recognizable and beloved character in the history of the franchise?

Especially since the new voice sounds absolutely horrid. I can't even understand what he's saying, the accent is so bad.

They also seem to have replaced Shao Jun's voice from Embers for whatever reason.

As for gameplay....IDK, visually it looks cool but not as good as it could have been. Look at the oriental painting levels of Alice 2: Madness Returns for a proper example of how it should be done. And I just can't get excited about the rest of it. Like the reviewer says, "it feels exactly like you would expect Assassin's Creed to feel in 2D". That's not a great way to sell the idea, since I've never been interested in AC in 2D.

Throw in the fact that they not only wasted China as a setting, but also two of the other coolest settings they could have used for full games, and the fact that all three episodes features protagonists we've already seen in other media, instead of someone new.... It just feels like a cluster-F of cheapness and missed potential.

I hate to be so negative before this is even released. I expected to be more excited about this, but the more I see and hear, the more disappointed I am.

JustPlainQuirky
03-31-2015, 09:47 PM
altair's voice actor was changed four times

ezio got it easy



Throw in the fact that they not only wasted China as a setting, but also two of the other coolest settings they could have used for full games, and the fact that all three episodes features protagonists we've already seen in other media, instead of someone new.... It just feels like a cluster-F of cheapness and missed potential.

chronicles is likely a spin off for locations they dont ever plan to make into AAA games

ze_topazio
03-31-2015, 09:48 PM
Ezio had a different voice actor in Discovery.

Megas_Doux
03-31-2015, 09:48 PM
@megas

adrian hough isnt british and he absolutely nailed the british accent for haytham

andconvincemetowanttomarryhimintheproccess

Yes!

However, I think that for a canadian is easier to fake an accent of his own language than a completely different one, such as chinese.

Fatal-Feit
03-31-2015, 09:51 PM
Ezio had a different voice actor in Discovery.

And Lineage.

Namikaze_17
03-31-2015, 09:52 PM
https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfp1/t31.0-8/10572024_1506870866245679_2316337656727341325_o.jp g

Hey guys,you notice that arbaaz is very similar to the bladed cross guy and orelov the hell in hibernia one ? not necessary identical but very similar is like this image is a concept for they.


What would be the point of hiding them if people already know who they are?

I'm sure people would've been way more hyped about playing as them than suspecting they're apart of the chronicles thing with Jun. :rolleyes:

And even if that's the case, who's the middle guy? :p

Megas_Doux
03-31-2015, 09:52 PM
chronicles is likely a spin off for locations they dont ever plan to make into AAA games

Colonial America gets not one, but TWO AAA games -three if we count liberation- yet China might never be used again.....

Altair1789
03-31-2015, 09:54 PM
https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfp1/t31.0-8/10572024_1506870866245679_2316337656727341325_o.jp g

Hey guys,you notice that arbaaz is very similar to the bladed cross guy and orelov the hell in hibernia one ? not necessary identical but very similar is like this image is a concept for they.

Eh, I doubt it. Both Arbaaz and Nikolai have been in comics way before they announced Chronicles (or, for that matter, Unity), so not using their actual outfits would be stupid. Plus, the Irish Potato Famine is kinda irrelevant to Russia 1918

JustPlainQuirky
03-31-2015, 09:54 PM
Colonial America gets not one, but TWO AAA games -three if we count liberation- yet China might would never get used........


'Murica is TOO POWERFUL for just ONE game

Namikaze_17
03-31-2015, 09:56 PM
Colonial America gets not one, but TWO AAA games -three if we count liberation- yet China might never be used again.....

China be expensive, yo. :rolleyes:

---

But seriously, I doubt China won't get its due with a full game. It has been DEMANDED pretty much from the community.


It will come.

Altair1789
03-31-2015, 09:57 PM
'Murica is TOO POWERFUL for just ONE game

http://i.imgur.com/7Z18dnC.gif

Megas_Doux
03-31-2015, 10:01 PM
'Murica is TOO POWERFUL for just ONE game

I just wanna cry haha

http://i.ytimg.com/vi/tPl43LPJVx4/maxresdefault.jpg

http://images.chinahighlights.com/travelguide1/culture/architecture/features-of-ancient-chinese-architecture.jpg

Mr.Black24
03-31-2015, 10:01 PM
http://media0.giphy.com/media/14Xx5B178hibS/giphy.gif
The people asked for Shao, Nikoli, and Arbaar, and the people have received!!!!! So this is why they took so long! Now this is love.....Love it!!!!!

*Crosses fingers for Arno/Shay/Connor/Aveline Victory DLC plz*

JustPlainQuirky
03-31-2015, 10:02 PM
would have liked to see a chronicles game with Eseosa too but wont get too greedy

SixKeys
03-31-2015, 10:03 PM
altair's voice actor was changed four times

ezio got it easy


Yes, and all of them sucked except Philip Shahbaz. You'd think they would have learned from their mistakes.



chronicles is likely a spin off for locations they dont ever plan to make into AAA games

It just seems like an excuse. Why the hell wouldn't they use such amazing settings for main games if they could? Why are we going to Victorian London where, historically, very little of interest to assassins happened when we could be going to exotic locations in the far East? I honestly don't know what Ubisoft is thinking.


Ezio had a different voice actor in Discovery.

Didn't even know Discovery had voice-acting. Either way, almost no-one played it since it had a limited release. These wide release titles are a bigger offender since everyone has the chance to play them.


And Lineage.

Lineage Ezio had like, one line, tops. He also needed to be a 17-year-old kid in live action, which Roger Craig Smith is decidedly not. Maybe Smith was too busy being Batman to come back, but couldn't they at least have gotten someone who sounds a bit more like him? Maybe someone who knows how to articulate? "asdfghjklzcv use your sword to spaghetti calzone primavera" is all I could make out.

Namikaze_17
03-31-2015, 10:03 PM
People don't give America enough credit.



It just seems like an excuse. Why the hell wouldn't they use such amazing settings for main games if they could? Why are we going to Victorian London where, historically, very little of interest to assassins happened when we could be going to exotic locations in the far East? I honestly don't know what Ubisoft is thinking.

I bet whether we were going to London or China was decided on a coin toss. :p

JustPlainQuirky
03-31-2015, 10:04 PM
Why are we going to Victorian London where, historically, very little of interest to assassins happened when we could be going to exotic locations in the far East? I honestly don't know what Ubisoft is thinking.

because top hats


People don't give America enough credit.

hahahahahaah

AHHAHAHAHAHAHA

AHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAA

im sorry im sorry

even as an American patriot, that made me laugh

Namikaze_17
03-31-2015, 10:07 PM
hahahahahaah

AHHAHAHAHAHAHA

AHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAA

im sorry im sorry

even as an American patriot, that made me laugh

I was joking too, but okay.

JustPlainQuirky
03-31-2015, 10:08 PM
freedom is never a joke

bitebug2003
03-31-2015, 10:08 PM
http://www.gametrailers.com/videos/mf6gc7/assassin-s-creed-chronicles--china-preview GameTrailers has a preview

I want to know how long the Episodes will be each.

Mr.Black24
03-31-2015, 10:09 PM
would have liked to see a chronicles game with Eseosa too but wont get too greedyI'm positive that he'll show up. Why not give the guy a chance, after all?

JustPlainQuirky
03-31-2015, 10:10 PM
http://www.gametrailers.com/videos/mf6gc7/assassin-s-creed-chronicles--china-preview GameTrailers has a preview

I want to know how long the Episodes will be each.

the dead kings + chronicles china was advertised as 8 hours of gameplay total IIRC

dead kings took approx 2 hours

i HIGHLY doubt a single episode will last SIX hours.

no more than four, but likely no more than two


I paid thirty dollars for two hours of content. now i know how those who bought ground zeroes feel. scammed.

Namikaze_17
03-31-2015, 10:12 PM
Ah, forgot about Eseosa. Something about him would've been cool.

SixKeys
03-31-2015, 10:13 PM
Why the hell not? Let's just give every side character we've ever had their own "chronicle".

"Assassin's Creed Chronicles Italy: Claudia's Claws"

"Assassin's Creed Chronicles France: Leon, All Growed Up

"Assassin's Creed Chronicles Egypt: That Cancelled Project Osiris Guy"

"Assassin's Creed Chronicles Liechtenstein: Let's Just Say Eseosa Had Some Reason To Go There"

Namikaze_17
03-31-2015, 10:18 PM
^ Ah, nothing for Malik?

That's a shame. :rolleyes:

Megas_Doux
03-31-2015, 10:18 PM
Why the hell not? Let's just give every side character we've ever had their own "chronicle".

"Assassin's Creed Chronicles Italy: Claudia's Claws"

"Assassin's Creed Chronicles France: Leon, All Growed Up

"Assassin's Creed Chronicles Egypt: That Cancelled Project Osiris Guy"

"Assassin's Creed Chronicles Liechtenstein: Let's Just Say Eseosa Had Some Reason To Go There"

I would buy Assassin's Creed Chronicles Duccio.....

wvstolzing
03-31-2015, 10:19 PM
I would buy Assassin's Creed Chronicles Duccio.....

+1; besides it'd be survival horror, nowadays would be the right time to release it.

Namikaze_17
03-31-2015, 10:19 PM
I would buy Assassin's Creed Chronicles Duccio.....

Yes, let it all consist of him hitting on fat women. :rolleyes:

SixKeys
03-31-2015, 10:20 PM
I would buy Assassin's Creed Chronicles Duccio.....

Sure, and "Rosa: The Mysterious Disappearance", "Leonardo: The Missing Years", "Maria: Murderly Matriarch"....Sooo many possibilities in Italy alone. :rolleyes:

Mr.Black24
03-31-2015, 10:24 PM
Why the hell not? Let's just give every side character we've ever had their own "chronicle".

"Assassin's Creed Chronicles Italy: Claudia's Claws"

"Assassin's Creed Chronicles France: Leon, All Growed Up

"Assassin's Creed Chronicles Egypt: That Cancelled Project Osiris Guy"

"Assassin's Creed Chronicles Liechtenstein: Let's Just Say Eseosa Had Some Reason To Go There"
http://cs402229.vk.me/v402229313/20f8/mySz0FCxBTo.jpg

hmmmmmm.....*licks post*....I can't tell if you're joking or just salted, but damm I feel the taste of that salt lol!!!!:D

Not going to lie though, English VA....in China???....please no, don't do this, you had something special.....
Them British accents are now just...no....
Now I'm butthurt...oh how the mighty have fallen........:(

wvstolzing
03-31-2015, 10:25 PM
Assassin's Creed Celestine: The Peculiar Promenade

Megas_Doux
03-31-2015, 10:27 PM
Yes, let it all consist of him hitting on fat women. :rolleyes:


+1; besides it'd be survival horror, nowadays would be the right time to release it.


Sure, and "Rosa: The Mysterious Disappearance", "Leonardo: The Missing Years", "Maria: Murderly Matriarch"....Sooo many possibilities in Italy alone. :rolleyes:

See???? Make it happen, Ubi.

Imagine ALL the possibilities!!!!!!! You can seduce women, then leave them and have a boss fight their brother/father/friend/new boyfriend. Besides, I really want to know how is that he ended up in Constantinople in the first place. We could even visit cities that were not used, like Milan, Siena and such.

RA503
03-31-2015, 10:30 PM
Game trailers said that the games is connected with the abstergo modern day,maybe is something to do with project phoenix.

I don't know how Orelov history can be explored since we know everything about him...

SixKeys
03-31-2015, 10:32 PM
Not going to lie though, English VA....in China???....please no, don't do this, you had something special.....
Them British accents are now just...no....
Now I'm butthurt...oh how the mighty have fallen........:(

The accent thing is weird. Shao Jun doesn't seem to have much of an accent, but Nikolai has a very strong one.

Mr.Black24
03-31-2015, 10:36 PM
The accent thing is weird. Shao Jun doesn't seem to have much of an accent, but Nikolai has a very strong one. Keep that Russian accent for Nikolai, good yes. But English for Shao Jun....no?! Why not the same one from Embers, I actually grown attached to that one.

Namikaze_17
03-31-2015, 10:37 PM
Besides, I really want to know how is that he ended up in Constantinople in the first place.

He was desperate, and thought he could get lucky with the pretty smart girl.

Not the most entertaining reason, but whatevs. :/

Megas_Doux
03-31-2015, 10:37 PM
Keep that Russian accent for Nikolai, good yes. But English for Shao Jun....no?! Why not the same one from Embers, I actually grown attached to that one.

That canadian white girl did a good job indeed.

JustPlainQuirky
03-31-2015, 10:38 PM
The accent thing is weird. Shao Jun doesn't seem to have much of an accent, but Nikolai has a very strong one.

silly sixkeys

women cant have accents

why do you think donald duck sounds like quacks but daisy duck sounds normal?

gotta sound b00tyful to the audience

Namikaze_17
03-31-2015, 10:40 PM
b00tyful to the audience

So more around the back? Gotcha.

ze_topazio
03-31-2015, 11:01 PM
Assassin's Creed Chronicles: the Assassin Turkey vs The giant Squid



Still want mah Assassin's Creed Chronicles Portugal with this artstyle:

http://museus.bragadigital.pt/Biscainhos/Ficheiros/Ficheiros/264.png

wvstolzing
03-31-2015, 11:03 PM
Still want mah Assassin's Creed Chronicles Portugal with this artstyle:

http://museus.bragadigital.pt/Biscainhos/Ficheiros/Ficheiros/264.png

Monochrome on the BBC Micro?

Mr.Black24
03-31-2015, 11:04 PM
That canadian white girl did a good job indeed.
Ok be honest, are you agreeing there or just mocking me? This is the part where I honestly can't tell.

Altair1789
03-31-2015, 11:06 PM
I don't think they should've used the same VA from Embers (or at least not the same accent, it was sometimes hard to understand)

Mr.Black24
03-31-2015, 11:08 PM
I don't think they should've used the same VA from Embers (or at least not the same accent, it was sometimes hard to understand)
Was it really? I understood clearly. Hell I didn't even think that others had a hard time understanding her.

wvstolzing
03-31-2015, 11:09 PM
Here's a good one:

Assassin's Creed Giovanni Auditore: This time the hood sits snugly on his head Chronicles

Namikaze_17
03-31-2015, 11:10 PM
I don't think they should've used the same VA from Embers (or at least not the same accent, it was sometimes hard to understand)

This.

I also like how she sounds more older and cogent than in Embers.

Megas_Doux
03-31-2015, 11:12 PM
Ok be honest, are you agreeing there or just mocking me? This is the part where I honestly can't tell.

I´m not mocking you, the canadian white girl that voiced Shao on Embers did a good job from my understanding. I dont know a word about Chinese, though.

However, I dont like fake accents in general.

wvstolzing
03-31-2015, 11:14 PM
However, I dont like fake accents in general.

And for some mysterious reason, ubisoft almost always picks actors who have to fake the accent.

Namikaze_17
03-31-2015, 11:18 PM
Must be a war going on...

SixKeys
03-31-2015, 11:20 PM
I don't think they should've used the same VA from Embers (or at least not the same accent, it was sometimes hard to understand)

Didn't stop them from casting some guy with an apparent speech impediment as Ezio in China Chronicles.

wvstolzing
03-31-2015, 11:21 PM
Didn't stop them from casting some guy with an apparent speech impediment as Ezio in China Chronicles.

That's old man speak, not a speech impediment.

Shahkulu101
03-31-2015, 11:22 PM
I don't think they replaced Ezio.

Ol' Roger was probably just busy.

ze_topazio
04-01-2015, 12:10 AM
Monochrome on the BBC Micro?

Would buy anyway.

ze_topazio
04-01-2015, 01:02 AM
I don't know if you folks saw this poster or not.

http://images.gamersyde.com/image_assassin_s_creed_chronicles_trilogy-27993-3203_0001.jpg

SixKeys
04-01-2015, 01:19 AM
I'm pissed that Ubi is apparently using these games as a way to gauge how much interest there is in a full game featuring one of these protagonists.

It's a poor way to measure interest, because:
1) these games are very different from the main games. Limited, linear, different art style etc. Not everyone will like them.
and
2) What if one episode is better than another not because of the protagonist but the lore being told, setting etc.? I, for one, am more interested in India as a setting than China. So if more people like Arbaaz Mir or Nikolai's episode better than the first one, will Ubi take that as a sign that no-one likes female protagonists? How exactly does Ubi plan to decide which factors gamers are taking into account when evaluating the experiences?

ze_topazio
04-01-2015, 01:22 AM
I doubt we are ever going to see a 3D game with any of those 3, but I can imagine them measuring fans interest in the settings.

Namikaze_17
04-01-2015, 01:25 AM
*Saves Image*

SixKeys
04-01-2015, 01:26 AM
They already know fans want these settings in a full game. At least China and Russia. They've been on the most-requested locations list for years.

Megas_Doux
04-01-2015, 01:28 AM
I'm pissed that Ubi is apparently using these games as a way to gauge how much interest there is in a full game featuring one of these protagonists.

It's a poor way to measure interest, because:
1) these games are very different from the main games. Limited, linear, different art style etc. Not everyone will like them.
and
2) What if one episode is better than another not because of the protagonist but the lore being told, setting etc.? I, for one, am more interested in India as a setting than China. So if more people like Arbaaz Mir or Nikolai's episode better than the first one, will Ubi take that as a sign that no-one likes female protagonists? How exactly does Ubi plan to decide which factors gamers are taking into account when evaluating the experiences?

If we discuss popularity, Japan would have had 7493840982349820 games by now, with Ancient Egpyt as a close second. Their criteria seems odd, I like to think that due to annualization, they choose eras in which recycling assets is more viable Thus why we´ve had many games during the XVIII century in a row.

nukelukespuke34
04-01-2015, 06:35 AM
Oh my gawd, why can't we have a full China game!!! Shao Jun has such sick moves: the sliding crotch slice, the foot blade stab... these are moves that beg to be used in a full 3D main game!

pirate1802
04-01-2015, 08:30 AM
Is it crazy to suggest that I am now looking forward to these games than Victory?

VestigialLlama4
04-01-2015, 10:31 AM
Got to say all three games look cheesy and cheap. Mark of the Ninja is one thing, but for a AAA game to poach on that aesthetic and use it to churn out minigames is deeply pathetic. And the INDIA section is far and away the worst, the backgrounds are way weaker than even the Brahman comic.

And CHRONICLES: RUSSIA is going to have Nikolai Orelov save Anastasia...man they are going to revive that tortured dead horse trope. That dumb princess died, deal with it.

Anyway, there used to be a time when Ubisoft developers said that they would do settings fans didn't expect and which other games didn't do. That ended with BLACK FLAG, the last true AC game, now the franchise has jumped the shark and we can see s--tty game after s--tty game for the rest of the days.

wvstolzing
04-01-2015, 12:33 PM
I suppose these would be handheld exclusives, if there existed a dedicated handheld-console 'market' (with actual buttons and rudimentary analog sticks, as opposed to smartphones).

(Come to think of it, I remembered that they tried this 2.5D spinoff thing with the Arkham series as well, and from what I've observed, it wasn't a huge success or anything.)

Markaccus
04-01-2015, 12:46 PM
Have to say, i am not overly enthusiastic about these games. Just doesnt seem my type of thing at all. Each to there own, but as much as i like ac games, i doubt i will ever play these.

I would probably end up wondering which blocks had the growth mushroom in them, and looking for turtles to jump on.

VoXngola
04-01-2015, 01:08 PM
Is it crazy to suggest that I am now looking forward to these games than Victory?
Let's be crazy together.

pirate1802
04-01-2015, 01:23 PM
Mark of the Ninja was an awesome game and I'm happy people are 'poaching' them.

king-hailz
04-01-2015, 06:38 PM
It's a disgrace that colonial America which in my opinion is the worst possible setting got three games, when China India and Russia won't get one...

It confusing because I want this series to finish soon, its gone on for enough, they have other settings but let other developers and companies have their takes on historical settings with different stories that aren't limited to having an animus with modern day and assassins and templars....

Namikaze_17
04-01-2015, 07:10 PM
Everyone should just relax, you'll all get your settings in time.

But going on and on about it fixes nothing.


It confusing because I want this series to finish soon

There is no end to AC.

wvstolzing
04-01-2015, 07:14 PM
If any of these 'chronicles' sells really well, that would be an incentive to make a main game in that setting, not a deterrent.

These are made by some outside studio anyway.

Shahkulu101
04-01-2015, 07:23 PM
This doesn't confirm we won't see these settings in main games, assuming so is just conjecture.

Put things in perspective, Chronicles is just a minor spin-off thingy made by another studio that won't affect the main series.

king-hailz
04-01-2015, 07:30 PM
There is just as much chance that these are testing grounds for further installments and that these are a reason they won't be in future games.

Namikaze_17
04-01-2015, 07:34 PM
There is just as much chance that these are testing grounds for further installments and that these are a reason they won't be in future games.

You're overreacting.

Shahkulu101
04-01-2015, 07:40 PM
There is just as much chance that these are testing grounds for further installments and that these are a reason they won't be in future games.

How can they gauge interest for a fully open world setting using a 2.5D platformer? That doesn't make any sense.

Besides, all these settings are popular anyway so there's no need to see if people want them.

Altair1789
04-01-2015, 07:56 PM
You're overreacting.

I wouldn't say so, I doubt we'll be seeing Shao Jun or any of the future chronicles characters in a major AC game unless they have a LOT of potential

Namikaze_17
04-01-2015, 08:25 PM
I wouldn't say so, I doubt we'll be seeing Shao Jun or any of the future chronicles characters in a major AC game unless they have a LOT of potential

You guys shouldn't stress it, you don't know what's in store.

http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view4/1517754/pikachu-chilling-o.gif

Altair1789
04-01-2015, 08:36 PM
You guys shouldn't stress it, you don't know what's in store.

http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view4/1517754/pikachu-chilling-o.gif

jazz age junkies └(◉◞౪◟◉)┘

Namikaze_17
04-01-2015, 08:43 PM
jazz age junkies └(◉◞౪◟◉)┘

It will come.

SixKeys
04-01-2015, 11:02 PM
And CHRONICLES: RUSSIA is going to have Nikolai Orelov save Anastasia...man they are going to revive that tortured dead horse trope. That dumb princess died, deal with it.


My thoughts exactly. It's a bit worrying how many liberties they're taking with historical accuracy lately.

Altair1789
04-01-2015, 11:08 PM
It will come.

and when it does it'll feel so good to rub it in alex and kiwi's faces

Namikaze_17
04-01-2015, 11:18 PM
and when it does it'll feel so good to rub it in alex and kiwi's faces

Be humble in what you gain child.

micksith
04-01-2015, 11:49 PM
My thoughts exactly. It's a bit worrying how many liberties they're taking with historical accuracy lately.

I think of it like this - Historical accury went out the window when WE stopped being Desmond & living these memories direct.
But now (as the modern day protagonist) We are not neccessarily being 'Shown' 100% fully accurate historical memory data anymore We Now only get to see the 'Abstergo Entertainment' version & elements. Only showing what Abstergo has authorised . The MD assassins also can only Hack the Files abstergo put together .

SixKeys
04-01-2015, 11:53 PM
I think of it like this - Historical accury went out the window when WE stopped being Desmond & living these memories direct.
But now (as the modern day protagonist) We are not neccessarily being 'Shown' 100% fully accurate historical memory data anymore We Now only get to see the 'Abstergo Entertainment' version & elements. Only showing what Abstergo has authorised . The MD assassins also can only Hack the Files abstergo put together .

I know, but where it's going to end? How long until the series loses all pretense of historical accuracy and just starts going more and more in a fantasy or "alternate timeline" direction, under the guise of Abstergo Entertainment? Historical accuracy was always one of the coolest aspects of the games, the idea that these things really could have happened behind the scenes. But lately they seem to be sneaking in more "cheats" to enable more exciting storytelling, like with the Anastasia example. It's well-known that she died, claiming she didn't is just plain fantasy.

ze_topazio
04-02-2015, 01:15 AM
What makes you think she survives the story? heck, we may end up killing her ourselves.

HDinHB
04-02-2015, 01:38 AM
Anyone watch the twitch feed? I just watched a couple minutes and saw Gabe die like three times. If you didn't like the blue circles in Unity, you probably won't like the multi-colored view wedges, whistle circles, etc., but it looks like it could be fun and certainly different.

http://www.twitch.tv/assassinscreed/v/3976832

GoldenBoy9999
04-02-2015, 02:07 AM
Wow, this stuff is cool. Really excited for the Russia mission, Nikolai is awesome. I also like that Arbaaz has a chakram, I've always been interested in that weapon.

So Nikolai is looking for Anastasia, huh? That must be why he was in Russia so late. Previously we had all assumed he was in America at this point, or packing up to leave. Why are you guys claiming it is a historical inaccuracy though, didn't she die in 1918, the year this game takes place?

This brings me to next point. ACC Russia is presumably the last of the three that will release, and Nikolai flees to the US very soon after the events of this game take place. It's not far-fetched to think that we may get a cutscene of Nikolai arriving in America, as well as some kind of hint to the Jazz Age game. :cool:


and when it does it'll feel so good to rub it in alex and kiwi's faces

>:) Yes! We've already got our 20th century game which the doubters said would never come. "It's too modern" they said, please... We'll get there one day bud.

Altair1789
04-02-2015, 02:13 AM
Wow, this stuff is cool. Really excited for the Russia mission, Nikolai is awesome. I also like that Arbaaz has a chakram, I've always been interested in that weapon.

So Nikolai is looking for Anastasia, huh? That must be why he was in Russia so late. Previously we had all assumed he was in America at this point, or packing up to leave. Why are you guys claiming it is a historical inaccuracy though, didn't she die in 1918, the year this game takes place?

This brings me to next point. ACC Russia is presumably the last of the three that will release, and Nikolai flees to the US very soon after the events of this game take place. It's not far-fetched to think that we may get a cutscene of Nikolai arriving in America, as well as some kind of hint to the Jazz Age game. :cool:



>:) Yes! We've already got our 20th century game which the doubters said would never come. "It's too modern" they said, please... We'll get there one day bud.

In time, we will have our Jazz Age Junkies :cool:

Even if the only games they do in the 20th century are chronicles, we still win

http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2014/188/1/5/yuss__by_luigiscowlplz-d7plpgn.jpg

pirate1802
04-02-2015, 06:25 AM
It's a disgrace that colonial America which in my opinion is the worst possible setting got three games, when China India and Russia won't get one...

And we know this how?


What makes you think she survives the story? heck, we may end up killing her ourselves.

Indeed. People just finding stuff to complain about. Remember AC4? Where the metaphorical pot was stirred violently and yet most historical character landed more or less where they had historically?

VestigialLlama4
04-02-2015, 09:19 AM
And we know this how?

Basic observation. Rogue and Unity are highly standalone entries with zero immersion into timeline and setting intended to serve as quick and easy cash grabs. Those are main games. These side games done in a very simplistic art style based on preset cliches of these settings, continuing the same trend.




Indeed. People just finding stuff to complain about. Remember AC4? Where the metaphorical pot was stirred violently and yet most historical character landed more or less where they had historically?
I remembered black flag's promotion when I saw unity's. I thought the clichéd marketing was a feint and the final game would be fairer. Same with ac3's 'murica campaign. Unity did not improve on the marketing why expect these games to?

king-hailz
04-02-2015, 09:32 AM
I don't see why people are complaining with the Anastasia thing. The rumour that she was alive was there for a reason and we may see it, we may see him try to save her but fail. We may see him kill her Himself, or something else. Ubisoft goes with the historical accuracies but what I love is how they change it to fit they're own story.

wvstolzing
04-02-2015, 09:59 AM
The games were 'accurate' so far *only* in their general outlines; I don't see how the Anastasia affair is different from what they did with the Pazzi.

On the question of 'accuracy' Unity somewhat stands out, only because it contains a dubious *commentary* on the *causes* of the revolution. AC3 didn't do that -- the Templars were trying to tamper with the revolution, were involved in some of its key events, and one Assassin practically won every major battle; but neither side's influence was put forth as an *explanation* for the fact that the revolution took place.

pirate1802
04-02-2015, 10:37 AM
Basic observation. Rogue and Unity are highly standalone entries with zero immersion into timeline and setting intended to serve as quick and easy cash grabs. Those are main games. These side games done in a very simplistic art style based on preset cliches of these settings, continuing the same trend.

My question was how do we know China, India and Russia would never be visited again. This was the answer given. Not sure I connect the dots, maybe something is missing.


remembered black flag's promotion when I saw unity's. I thought the clichéd marketing was a feint and the final game would be fairer. Same with ac3's 'murica campaign. Unity did not improve on the marketing why expect these games to?

ALright man, for you Unity was the absolute worst poison that destroyed everything good in AC, but not for me. Sure Unity was craptastic but this is different. Made by a new studio, these aren't even AAA games and don't have high stakes and a lot of money riding on them. You may see that as a negative thing. I see it as a positive thing, because that means these games will be getting a lot more room to experience than the main AAA games, which, in turn means less formulaic approach than Unity.

Either way, still don't see how this Anastasia thing is a deal breaker after all the conspiracies and pseudo history Ac has courted over the years. I mean, if this is a deal breaker then the deal has broken long ago since the time AC started riding on the biggest cliche of them all: the 2012 apocalypse.

VestigialLlama4
04-02-2015, 11:36 AM
The games were 'accurate' so far *only* in their general outlines; I don't see how the Anastasia affair is different from what they did with the Pazzi.


It is different. The pazzi affair happened and ac2 showed the events fairly only slightly modifying it. Anastasia on the other hand is comparable to Bermuda triangle, lochness monster, bigfoot and UFO sightings in terms of dead horse myths.


On the question of 'accuracy' Unity somewhat stands out, only because it contains a dubious *commentary* on the *causes* of the revolution. AC3 didn't do that -- the Templars were trying to tamper with the revolution, were involved in some of its key events, and one Assassin practically won every major battle; but neither side's influence was put forth as an *explanation* for the fact that the revolution took place.

The fact is assassins and templars don't make any sense after unity destroyed the metaphor for good. Now its going to be mere "bad guys of history" without any of the nuance and thought they brought to the AC1-black flag games. So you can expect to see Karl Marx as a templar , Lenin and Trotsky as templars withe the assassins being right wingers who support the notoriously antisemitic czar.

wvstolzing
04-02-2015, 11:45 AM
The fact is assassins and templars don't make any sense after unity destroyed the metaphor for good. Now its going to be mere "bad guys of history" without any of the nuance and thought they brought to the AC1-black flag games. So you can expect to see Karl Marx as a templar , Lenin and Trotsky as templars withe the assassins being right wingers who support the notoriously antisemitic czar.

I wonder what they'll do about Lenin and Orelov being penpals :rolleyes:

And wasn't the Czar basically Zangief in the comics? :D

Yeah, you're making a good point. At any rate, as long as the main games feature fairly accurate recreations of cities, I'll remain interested; I've stopped caring about the rest anyhow. I might get these 'Chronicles' when they go on sale; though even then I don't see myself booting into Windows for a fun little platformer session.

ze_topazio
04-02-2015, 12:09 PM
Yeah because Lenin was such a saint.

VestigialLlama4
04-02-2015, 12:49 PM
I wonder what they'll do about Lenin and Orelov being penpals :rolleyes:

Well Lenin did order the execution of the royal family. But you know Arno can be Napoleon's b-tch and at least being friends with Lenin makes sense for the assassins.

Megas_Doux
04-02-2015, 03:39 PM
My thoughts exactly. It's a bit worrying how many liberties they're taking with historical accuracy lately.

Being Honest, I don´t think that´s much different from what we´ve seen before. The only thing is fact that the closer to modern times you get, the more information and thus, the whole conspiracy /TWCB stuff that was a pretty important part of this franchise feels more far fetched and harder to introduce. But there have always been historical and even scientific inaccuracies:


http://wonderpodonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Flying_Machine.jpg

VestigialLlama4
04-02-2015, 03:50 PM
Being Honest, I don´t think that´s much different from what we´ve seen before. The only thing is fact that the closer to modern times you get, the more information and thus, the whole conspiracy /TWCB stuff that was a pretty important part of this franchise feels more far fetched and harder to introduce. But there have always been historical and even scientific inaccuracies:

I am getting tired of the "Ezio glided over Venice your argument is invalid" defense.

Megas_Doux
04-02-2015, 04:56 PM
I am getting tired of the "Ezio glided over Venice your argument is invalid" defense.

The whole Anastasia mission and the possibility of her ended up alive alive -in case she lives- is sure pretty cliche, but in terms how AC has managed "historical accuracy" is NO different. I mean, neither Acre during the crusades was this stereotypical grey gothic city, nor Rome looked Baroque during ACB´s time. Many assassination targets -not that famous I know- died NOWHERE near the place or the year they were portrayed, let alone the circumstances. As I said, it seems far fetched due to whole modern age making it difficult to integrate with the lore thanks to the MANY sources we have now, even DNA. But considering the many -.now debunked- conspiracy theories that surrounded the affair for decades, why not??????

Regarding the "Ezio glided over Venice your argument is invalid" defense" thing......What about Ezio used a FREAKING MACHINE GUN IN 1503 argument instead?????

http://gamewit.blogs.pressdemocrat.com/files/2011/01/blog_ACBhorse.jpg

:p

VestigialLlama4
04-02-2015, 06:16 PM
Regarding the "Ezio glided over Venice your argument is invalid" defense" thing

Based on Leonardo's designs which exist. Its fantasy taken from certain things in life. This isn't a zero sum game. Its not documentary or nothing. The zanyness of the games comes alongside historical research in the pre-2014 games.

Markaccus
04-02-2015, 07:09 PM
"ACx is a fictional game based on real life characters blah et.c" I am paraphrasing but that is the general gist of what it says at the start of EVERY ac game so far.

I dont see how someone can be ok with some fantasy bits (flying machine and machine gun) but against others (the fact that anastasia MIGHT have lived). Mega makes a good point.... AC games have always taken real stuff and thrown in a fantasy/sci-fi twist. Imo it would be boring if only exact historical events were allowed.

Megas_Doux
04-02-2015, 08:30 PM
The Anastasia affair was a conspiracy theory that inspired many stuff for decades, pretty overused indeed. But again, what´s the difference between those two situations????? I know though, that you like ONLY one of them and this is not the first time.... Depending on the situation - either if it suits you or not- AC has to match your ideas or has to be super accurate version of history, but when it doesn´t :


Its not documentary or nothing. The zanyness of the games comes alongside historical research in the pre-2014 games.


Double standard at its BEST.


"ACx is a fictional game based on real life characters blah et.c" I am paraphrasing but that is the general gist of what it says at the start of EVERY ac game so far.

I dont see how someone can be ok with some fantasy bits (flying machine and machine gun) but against others (the fact that anastasia MIGHT have lived)... AC games have always taken real stuff and thrown in a fantasy/sci-fi twist. Imo it would be boring if only exact historical events were allowed.

Indeed, both scenarios are pretty much identical.

SixKeys
04-02-2015, 08:59 PM
I'm fine with the Anastasia plot as long as they either kill her off before the end (meaning Nikolai failed to save her) or make it very, very vague as to what her fate actually was. As in, all the DNA evidence was somehow faked by Abstergo or something, which would be really far-fetched. The thing about the Ezio games is that they take place much further in the past and many details can be left for the imagination, like whatever happened to Leonardo's war machines. But Anastasia's survival has been thoroughly debunked. Reviving that old myth would be about as historically accurate as Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.

Sushiglutton
04-02-2015, 09:09 PM
It really looks incredibly similar to Mark Of the Ninja, but that is a truly excellent game to borrow from! I'm a tad worried that Ubi won't be able to live up to the gameplay quality. That said the artstyle is very cool and it's sort of enough.

Fatal-Feit
04-02-2015, 09:18 PM
Found these on Uplay. Minor spoilers.


http://i.imgur.com/qTN3kW0.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/j7v2RGE.jpg

Altair1789
04-02-2015, 10:53 PM
Found these on Uplay. Minor spoilers.

http://i.imgur.com/qTN3kW0.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/j7v2RGE.jpg

0/10 we still have no idea who "Dog" is

SixKeys
04-02-2015, 10:57 PM
Might want to use the spoilerr tag there, Fatal.

The_Kiwi_
04-03-2015, 02:40 PM
The big question people need to ask is:
Will this game have trophies/a platinum trophy?
I think yes for trophies no for platinum

And more Ezio? God ****ing dammit
His nipples will be so sore now that Ubisoft has milked him dry

Namikaze_17
04-03-2015, 03:02 PM
"Vengeance Begins"


Please not this story again...

Hans684
04-03-2015, 05:30 PM
Edit: wrong thread.