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Altair661
11-12-2011, 02:04 PM
IGN wrote a decent article about the history of AC. I think they didn't give AC1 enough credit but oh well. Makes me even more pumped for Revelations. However I am sad to see Jesper Kyd go http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

IGN article (http://games.ign.com/articles/121/1212123p1.html)

lukaszep
11-12-2011, 02:15 PM
Jesper Kyd isn't going anywhere, he's composed the soundtrack for AC:R, Lorne Balfe has done the soundtrack for the cutscenes http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

tjbyrum1
11-12-2011, 02:47 PM
A good read indeed.

I am surprised that a woman (Jade Raymond) helped make Assassin's Creed.

Not that anything's wrong with it, it's just that I would have expected a guy to have made it considering it seems to be action-oriented, which is the stereotypical game for a guy.

Pretty interesting I guess.

Altair661
11-12-2011, 03:41 PM
Originally posted by lukaszep:
Jesper Kyd isn't going anywhere, he's composed the soundtrack for AC:R, Lorne Balfe has done the soundtrack for the cutscenes http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Oh! Well I stand corrected, awesome!

skuII88
11-12-2011, 04:16 PM
considering it seems to be action-oriented, which is the stereotypical game for a guy.


Yeah think again, my wife didn't found it very appealing either, till she played ac2 once. Now I'm having AC Revelations today and guess who is playing it

...not me http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

She has the same opinion about Uncharted as she had about ac, I just keep my mouth instead of saying "ah give it a try darling", that's for sure xD

Skuldpt
11-12-2011, 04:39 PM
Originally posted by tjbyrum1:
A good read indeed.

I am surprised that a woman (Jade Raymond) helped make Assassin's Creed.

Not that anything's wrong with it, it's just that I would have expected a guy to have made it considering it seems to be action-oriented, which is the stereotypical game for a guy.

Pretty interesting I guess.

Not correct, I'm an action depended girl! Love AC, FPS games, war games and everything else (I hate romance movies and girly talk). http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

twenty_glyphs
11-12-2011, 04:55 PM
This is a great article, but some of the factual inaccuracies really annoy me, since I know they're wrong just off the top of my head. It says that Brotherhood went up against another Mass Effect game, but Mass Effect 2 actually came out around 2 months after AC2 and 10 months before Brotherhood. It says Jesper Kyd has departed when he's still written a lot of music for the game (though I really wonder why his role feels reduced he may have written just as much music as in Brotherhood, but Revelations contains lots more music so his role feels smaller). It also says that Corey May has stepped aside so Darby McDevitt could write Revelations, ignoring the fact that Corey had already stepped aside so Jeffrey Yohalem could write Brotherhood (though I do hope that Corey May is writing AC3).

Otherwise it's a great look back at the evolution of this huge franchise that was once a big risk-taker whose success was very much in doubt.

Altair661
11-12-2011, 04:56 PM
Yeah I wouldn't say that it's surprising. Did you know the head honcho of Naughty Dog (The developers who make UNCHARTED) is a woman? And I know plenty of girls who play call of duty and some who even like Left 4 Dead

Altair661
11-12-2011, 04:58 PM
Originally posted by twenty_glyphs:
This is a great article, but some of the factual inaccuracies really annoy me, since I know they're wrong just off the top of my head. It says that Brotherhood went up against another Mass Effect game, but Mass Effect 2 actually came out around 2 months after AC2 and 10 months before Brotherhood. It says Jesper Kyd has departed when he's still written a lot of music for the game (though I really wonder why his role feels reduced he may have written just as much music as in Brotherhood, but Revelations contains lots more music so his role feels smaller). It also says that Corey May has stepped aside so Darby McDevitt could write Revelations, ignoring the fact that Corey had already stepped aside so Jeffrey Yohalem could write Brotherhood (though I do hope that Corey May is writing AC3).

Otherwise it's a great look back at the evolution of this huge franchise that was once a big risk-taker whose success was very much in doubt.

Yeah that confused me too, about the Mass Effect thing. I wonder if AC would have done better had to come out a year before or after. But it wouldn't matter cause it would not have matched up with 2012.

AnthonyA85
11-12-2011, 05:03 PM
Originally posted by tjbyrum1:
A good read indeed.

I am surprised that a woman (Jade Raymond) helped make Assassin's Creed.

Not that anything's wrong with it, it's just that I would have expected a guy to have made it considering it seems to be action-oriented, which is the stereotypical game for a guy.

Pretty interesting I guess.

You obviusly never watched any of leitakashi's (http://www.youtube.com/user/leitakashi) Lets Play videos, she's done quite a few action games, including all the main AC games, she'll be doing Revelations in a couple of days.