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Galactic Urchin
02-03-2010, 02:22 PM
Following is a summary of the Battle of Forli and the scenes immediately before and after. If you have not reached or passed this point in the updated game, DO NOT read this post.

Ezio and the other assassins retrieve the Apple of Eden from Rodrigo Borgia. The next memory is the Battle of Forli, in which Ezio takes it to Caterina Sforza for safekeeping. However, it is stolen by the Orzi brothers. He kills them and gets it back but is stabbed and collapses to the ground, dropping the Apple. It is then picked up by a black-robed man who is missing a finger. Ezio goes to a nearby abbey to find some information about this “monk” and is told that he most likely went to Florence. Ezio rides back to Monteriggioni and the “Battle of Forli” ends.

In the very next scene, Ezio is in Mario's study with all the other assassins and has the Apple.

To summarize, in the scene just before the Battle of Forli, he captures the Apple. In the Battle scene itself, he loses it again. Then, in the next scene at the villa, he has the Apple again with no explanation as to how he got it back.

UbiSoft said they planned two additional “memory sequences” as DLC for the game. However, adding just this one without the other makes the story seem disjointed. How can Ezio lose the Apple at the end of one scene and then have it again at the start of the next one? It doesn't flow properly without the missing memory.

Come on, UbiSoft. Why couldn't you have waited and released both expansions together. At least then the story might have made a little more sense.

Galactic Urchin
02-03-2010, 02:22 PM
Following is a summary of the Battle of Forli and the scenes immediately before and after. If you have not reached or passed this point in the updated game, DO NOT read this post.

Ezio and the other assassins retrieve the Apple of Eden from Rodrigo Borgia. The next memory is the Battle of Forli, in which Ezio takes it to Caterina Sforza for safekeeping. However, it is stolen by the Orzi brothers. He kills them and gets it back but is stabbed and collapses to the ground, dropping the Apple. It is then picked up by a black-robed man who is missing a finger. Ezio goes to a nearby abbey to find some information about this “monk” and is told that he most likely went to Florence. Ezio rides back to Monteriggioni and the “Battle of Forli” ends.

In the very next scene, Ezio is in Mario's study with all the other assassins and has the Apple.

To summarize, in the scene just before the Battle of Forli, he captures the Apple. In the Battle scene itself, he loses it again. Then, in the next scene at the villa, he has the Apple again with no explanation as to how he got it back.

UbiSoft said they planned two additional “memory sequences” as DLC for the game. However, adding just this one without the other makes the story seem disjointed. How can Ezio lose the Apple at the end of one scene and then have it again at the start of the next one? It doesn't flow properly without the missing memory.

Come on, UbiSoft. Why couldn't you have waited and released both expansions together. At least then the story might have made a little more sense.

senile old coot
02-03-2010, 03:34 PM
we all know that we will receive the second DlC and therefore understand this aspect of the plot so i don't see how this matters in any way. you could apply this argument to assassins creed 1-2 (or any game/film/tv series etc that is episodic in nature). should they release each section of the trilogy all at once just because it contains cliffhangers?

Abeonis
02-04-2010, 05:13 AM
I am personally of the opinion that the DLC are meant to be played after you have completed the entire story (i.e. defeated Borgia), and as such act as a kind of mini inter-prequel. Granted, you can access them if you have reached SQ11, but they only work as part of a continuous story if you have BotV as well.

If you treat it this way, it makes perfect sense.

zjc96
02-18-2010, 07:02 PM
well the monk uses the apple to take control of Florence and then you get it back from him