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Faylinks
09-23-2007, 11:51 AM
Uses of the cross bow seen in the trailer ideas, thoughts go here.
i was hoping that it could not only be a killing weapon but also work somthing like a grappling hook, a hook atached to rope, and you shoot the crossbow and have it hook on top of a wall or object, then you would be able to scale the walls and climb up. or also, if you are ontop of a buiding, and you hook it on somthing you can drop down and slide slowly towrds your unsuspecting target for the kill.

Faylinks
09-23-2007, 11:51 AM
Uses of the cross bow seen in the trailer ideas, thoughts go here.
i was hoping that it could not only be a killing weapon but also work somthing like a grappling hook, a hook atached to rope, and you shoot the crossbow and have it hook on top of a wall or object, then you would be able to scale the walls and climb up. or also, if you are ontop of a buiding, and you hook it on somthing you can drop down and slide slowly towrds your unsuspecting target for the kill.

DeAdLy2323
09-23-2007, 03:38 PM
i dont think there will be a crossbow, when i was comparing the UK and US websites, it only said there was 4 weapons on the UK news thingy assassinscreed.uk.com or somethin like that

Faylinks
09-23-2007, 03:46 PM
hm, i saw him use a crossbow in the trailer, he used it both as long range and short. and he always has arrows on his back normaly.

Faylinks
09-23-2007, 03:49 PM
hm your right.. "How many weapons or equipment can Altair carry at once?
There are four main types of weapons which Altair will be able to use in Assassin's Creed a long sword, short sword, throwing knives, and his hidden blade. The long sword is the medieval weapon of choice and as you progress through the game you'll be given the chance to get new, better swords. The short sword is a traditional Arabic weapon and very good at close combat.

Throwing knives are clearly best for killing at a distance but these are consumable so you'll have to think about when and where to use them. One of the main strengths of the knives are that they can kill with one hit, so you may wish to use them when surrounded by enemies but their key strength is in taking our archers when approaching your main target. Guards and archers that you kill around your target's lair will not be replaced so a good way to set up a successful mission is to sneak around and clear the area of as many soldiers as possible. You obviously also have the option to use your fists but hand to hand combat is only really useful when you want to get information from someone who is not wielding a weapon.

Last but not least is Altair's signature weapon: the hidden blade. This is a retractable blade attached at the forearm that juts out where Altair's left ring finger used to be. You can use your hidden blade in combat but its real purpose is assassination. All of the spectacular and stealth assassination moves are available only when the hidden blade is selected." i hope there is a crossbow/grappling hook weapon, would be fun

spazzoo1025
09-23-2007, 03:50 PM
i doubt they'll do that grappled thing (even if it is a good idea) just because they'd have to like factor in gravity and air resistance and all that stuff. ORR if they didn't care, you could grapple from the ground up to the tippy top of the church steeple which wouldnt be very realistic

A_Bird_Of_Prey_
09-23-2007, 05:25 PM
yes there was a cross bow in the oringinal x06 CGI trailer but as you can see from all the newer images and videos on any website (ign gamespot Gametrailers to name a few). the idea of a crossbow has been completely removed and replaced with the other long ranged weapon, your one hitter quitter throwing knives.

Ya a crossbow would be cool but hey its not life or death. plus throwing knives are totally awsome. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/metal.gif

Faylinks
09-23-2007, 05:59 PM
yea, i guess, just the tower -> hey truck jump just dosent seem that realistic compared to all the other things that are more belivable. i guess they could have a rope or somthing to quickly slide down.

drfeelgood8849
09-23-2007, 06:03 PM
crossbows suck.....IMO

Thumper1980
09-23-2007, 06:10 PM
The Hashshashin didn't like using cross bows or projectiles because it was too impersonal. Get over the idea of a cross bow, it's gone. The game is a month out from release you think they would've mentioned it by now.

Faylinks
09-23-2007, 07:05 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Thumper1980:
The Hashshashin didn't like using cross bows or projectiles because it was too impersonal. Get over the idea of a cross bow, it's gone. The game is a month out from release you think they would've mentioned it by now. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Right, so the crossbow in the trailer wasent really there. and you have asked a Hashshashin if he uses a cross bow.. and throwing daggers are more personal? i think you are full of it.

Manslayer88
09-23-2007, 07:32 PM
what you think is the quiver for arrows on his back is actually a sheathe for the short sword. it's upside down so he can reach to the back of his waist to grab the handle. take a close look at the Ubidays trailer (the one featuring "Lonely Souls") for evidence.

Faylinks
09-24-2007, 01:30 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Manslayer88:
what you think is the quiver for arrows on his back is actually a sheathe for the short sword. it's upside down so he can reach to the back of his waist to grab the handle. take a close look at the Ubidays trailer (the one featuring "Lonely Souls") for evidence. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
ahh i c, and for long range stuff, he uses consumable throwing daggers i guess

Jaikano
09-26-2007, 10:02 AM
Crossbows been taken out of the game. Throwing knifes are better. And why would you wanna use the rubbish little thing anyway, its horrible.

IrishBender
09-26-2007, 10:27 AM
grapling hooks are only cool if you play just cause

AirRon_2K7
09-26-2007, 10:50 AM
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