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Iriquois
08-29-2010, 09:15 AM
hello, i havent played any of AC games, but the trailers for brotherhood have certainly appealed to me. So im thinking about pre-ordering it, its just recently ive been wondering about the series; the first game came out in 2007, the second in 2009 and the newest one in 2010. i have never seen games from the same series to be released so frequently. my point being, should i buy this game or should i wait for next year possibly for the next AC? i kno in forums, u guys couldnt care less about decisions like these, but what would you guys do if u were in my shoes?

magesupermaster
08-29-2010, 09:19 AM
First of all, there won't be any AC game in 2011 or probably even 2012.

I would recommand you to paly the other games as well if you want the full experience.

If you would ask everybody here if you should buy AC: Brotherhood, they would certainly say yes.

Murcuseo
08-29-2010, 09:21 AM
Bit of a strange question to be asking on these forums seeing as the place is full of AC fanatics, your resounding answer is likely to be 'Buy the game you fool' or something similar. lol

Buy AC, play it through in its entirity, you'll no doubt get hooked and go from there. It's best to start right at the beginning http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

I played through ACII first then AC and I wish I'd done it the right way...

PhiIs1618033
08-29-2010, 09:37 AM
Originally posted by magesupermaster:
First of all, there won't be any AC game in 2011 or probably even 2012.

I would recommand you to paly the other games as well if you want the full experience.

If you would ask everybody here if you should buy AC: Brotherhood, they would certainly say yes.
I think they are going to release it in 2012. I remember hearing that one of the devs said that they weren't going to release a game next year to make 3 more awesome. You can bet those bastards will release on 21-12-2012. XD

AnthonyA85
08-29-2010, 09:44 AM
Originally posted by magesupermaster:
First of all, there won't be any AC game in 2011 or probably even 2012

How do you know that? I belive it was said in a press release (or review), i can't remember where, that Ubi have decided to follow Activision's example of 1 game a year, and since Ubi trippled it's workforce for working on AC2, its possible they could do that.

And to the OP, I'd say definately get AC 1 first and play that through, i did, last year for xmas (or was it this year for my birthday, can't remember), then, if you like AC, pick up AC2 and play that through, but i think you'll definately like brotherhood.

Xanatos2007
08-29-2010, 09:47 AM
Originally posted by magesupermaster:
If you would ask everybody here if you should buy AC: Brotherhood, they would certainly say yes.
Except me.

BiopulsePS3
08-29-2010, 09:49 AM
Originally posted by PhiIs1618033...:

I think they are going to release it in 2012. I remember hearing that one of the devs said that they weren't going to release a game next year to make 3 more awesome. You can bet those bastards will release on 21-12-2012. XD

you totally read my mind.

@Ton231: well it depends on what parts of ac brotherhood interest you. if it's the multiplayer than only acb has what you're looking for, but if it's the main story than i suggest (like the others before me) that you start fresh from ac1, then ac2 and so on. cause if the story is truly what you are after, starting from ac brotherhood will just make no sense and you will have 100 questions in the first 15min of the game.

Iriquois
08-29-2010, 10:34 AM
thx for the replies, the reason why brotherhood interests me, is manily because of the graphics, gameplay, cool features. And yes, the multiplayer is one of the reasons why i didnt get the first two. So, i dont think the story seems that important to me, it just looks like a thrilling game to play.
i have another question, i read somewhere you can free-roam;
what kind of stuff could u do in the previous AC games as well as this one?

magesupermaster
08-29-2010, 10:39 AM
You can fool around, collect stuff and many more possibilities would be in your hands.

Iriquois
08-29-2010, 10:47 AM
that's cool; a couple more:
1.are nearly all buildings scalable?
2. i read in AC2 you could use a gondola and swim, are there gondola's and can u swim in AC:BH?

Murcuseo
08-29-2010, 10:53 AM
All buildings except for boundary walls of main cities are scalable. With the exception of one in Venice.

There are gondolas in ACII and you can also swim. There has been no confirmation of Gondolas in AC:B so far but, the Tiber River runs through the middle of Rome plus there has been images shown of Ezio on boats.

http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad255/Murcuseo/Assassins%20Creed/ACB_SP_S_19_NavalCanon_2_.jpg

Check this (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/5251069024/m/8561058178) thread for a compreshensive overview of the confirmed features so far.

Also, check this (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/5251069024/m/8031037178) stickied topic for all the useful links in reference to the game.

Iriquois
08-29-2010, 11:46 AM
wow thats a really a cool screenshot, i hope you can actually move around in the boat and ships and its not just 1 long cutscene.

Mr_Shade
08-29-2010, 12:05 PM
*cough*

Who's breaking my forums formatting.. hmm Robson... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/compsmash.gif

800x600 at the most guys..

Murcuseo
08-29-2010, 12:15 PM
Originally posted by Mr_Shade:
*cough*

Who's breaking my forums formatting.. hmm Robson... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/compsmash.gif

800x600 at the most guys..

Yeah yeah, I resized on the hosting site but it ain't changed yet lol

Also, I'd be checkin' the file size of your own siggy before crackin' the whip to hard *cough* http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/crackwhip.gif

Mr_Shade
08-29-2010, 12:25 PM
Originally posted by Robson19822009:

Yeah yeah, I resized on the hosting site but it ain't changed yet lol

Also, I'd be checkin' the file size of your own siggy before crackin' the whip to hard *cough* http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/crackwhip.gif
You need to edit the post for it to update http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

My sig is now altered.. thanks for pointing that out..

One rule for all after all http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

jordiboy01
08-29-2010, 12:36 PM
Personally mate if I was in your shoes id get the other 2 games.

1: AC1 would be pretty cheap to get and help towards the plot (as would AC2)
2: if its the graphics that your interested in then it'd be pretty good to see how the graphics of AC1 were (which personally I thought were really ace) and how they then pushed that further in AC2 and even further in AC:B

hope that helps a bit http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Assassin_Mitch
08-29-2010, 12:42 PM
If you aren't interested in the story, then I think you should sta away from the series. Since AC is a very story oriented series and it sounds like your only buying it for the multiplayer which IMO is sad considering how good the story is in these games. But if you do decide to buy these games, you absolutey must buy or play through the first 2 or you will have no idea whats really going on

DarkicoN14
08-29-2010, 02:24 PM
MOST DEFIANTLY! these are some of the best games ever, i love these games because they are not just another FPS game

Xanatos2007
08-29-2010, 02:29 PM
As opposed to another 3rd-person action sandbox game?

KZarr
08-29-2010, 02:34 PM
Originally posted by Xanatos2007:
As opposed to another 3rd-person action sandbox game?
it unfortunately is without Altair http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

Biomedical-Fire
08-29-2010, 03:26 PM
Originally posted by Robson19822009:
Bit of a strange question to be asking on these forums seeing as the place is full of AC fanatics, your resounding answer is likely to be 'Buy the game you fool' or something similar. lol... Though I like playing the Assassins Creed games, I wouldn't say that I am fanatical towards the franchise as there are plenty more gaming franchises that I like and play.

magesupermaster
08-29-2010, 03:33 PM
Like some of the people here said, play AC and AC2 before AC: Brotherhood.

Otherwise, you might not understand exactly what's going on.

It's a waste to let a good series like AC fall in the wrong hands.

Iriquois
08-30-2010, 10:50 AM
another q:
where exactly are the settings of each AC?

AnthonyA85
08-30-2010, 03:41 PM
AC1: 1191 AD in the middle east, during the last crusade. Cities included are: Masyaf (Assassin HQ) Kingdom (neutral teritory) Acre (Crusader held city) Damascus and Jeruselem (Sarracan held cities)

AC2: Set during the Renasiance in Itally, from 1476 to 1499-ish, following Ezio during his life. Cities are Florence, Monterigoni (HQ), Venice, Mountains (Neutral Teritory), Rome (Only part we see is the Vatican), Tuscany, Forli.

AC:B: Picks up right where AC2 left off, just as AC2 picks up where AC1 leaves off. Don't know much yet about how much time will pass. Only cities we know of so far are Monterigoni (destroyed at the start of the game) and Rome.

souNdwAve89
08-31-2010, 01:10 PM
I started off the series with AC2. I remember seeing the E3 cinematic for AC2 and I thought it looked badass. I didn't buy the game when it released, but my friend did. After he finished the game, he lent me the game to play.

I instantly fell in love with the game because I love the whole history conspiracy, sandbox style, and just being a kick assassin. I personally understood the story just fine since the beginning of AC2 gives a quick overview of AC1. After finishing AC 2, I went to read up the events of AC1 to get a better understanding. To be honest, a lot didn't really happen in AC1 besides the end of the game. A coupe of months later, I went out to buy AC1 just to play the role of Altair.

I think you should play AC1 and AC2 just for the feel of the game to be honest. Both games are pretty cheap now a days if you buy new or used. Just know that AC1 is repetitive compared to AC2.

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