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Megas_Doux
04-20-2014, 04:08 PM
Well......


http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a7/Eug%C3%A8ne_Delacroix_-_La_libert%C3%A9_guidant_le_peuple.jpg/1280px-Eug%C3%A8ne_Delacroix_-_La_libert%C3%A9_guidant_le_peuple.jpg

http://route1989.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Route1989-Par%C3%ADs.jpg

Whereas I genuinely enjoyed the wilder and more rural approach of AC III and AC IV, mostly in the latter one, thinking of it as a welcomed change of pace. I was also craving for an old school AC huge urban environment, and hell yes and that with AC Unity we have one returning.

So, here we have some pictures of some buildings that we might able to climb this Fall:

Cathedral of Notre Dame, the one in the trailer:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a4/NotreDameDeParis.jpg/771px-NotreDameDeParis.jpg

http://nartexblog.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/notre-dame_de_paris_cathedral_paris_france1.jpg

St-Etienne-du-Mont, a famous church in Paris

http://mytravelphotos.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Saint-Etienne-du-Mont-seen-from-the-Pantheon-1-4.jpg

The Pantheon, the one in Paris, another Church back in the day.

http://www.sights-and-culture.com/france/paris-pantheon-0859.jpg

Basilica of St Denis

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1e/Saint_Denis_F%C3%A9lix_Benoist_1844_1845.jpg

The main building of the Académie française

http://a396.idata.over-blog.com/0/30/99/19/HDR/essais-HDR-academie-francaise011.jpg


Saint-Eustache

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/ab/Saint_Eustache.jpg/1280px-Saint_Eustache.jpg

The Louvre Palace


http://www.portsourcefoundation.net/documents/ClanFitz/LouvrePalaceParis.jpg


The Bastille, the infamous prison


http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f6/Bastille_reconstruction_1420.jpg


Not a landmark per se, but a more general view of the city´s architecture


http://catherinedelors.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/Paris-Port-au-ble.jpg


http://mises.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/18th-century-Paris.jpg


Although not exactly in Paris, Versailles

http://europeantrips.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Versailles-Palace.jpg

http://www.raileurope.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/Palace-of-Versailles-Chris-Brown-600x397.jpg

Please, feel free to add more and rise the hype :P

oliacr
04-20-2014, 04:22 PM
I'm looking forward to the first gameplay.

Assassin_M
04-20-2014, 04:44 PM
Already climbed those tens of times..

http://web-vassets.ea.com/Assets/Richmedia/Image/Screenshots/the-saboteur-pc-eiffel-tower.jpg?cb=1334003796

Wolfmeister1010
04-20-2014, 05:08 PM
Already climbed those tens of times..

http://web-vassets.ea.com/Assets/Richmedia/Image/Screenshots/the-saboteur-pc-eiffel-tower.jpg?cb=1334003796

They should make a sequel.

Assassin_M
04-20-2014, 05:10 PM
They should make a sequel.
Well, since Pandemic closed and EA seemingly not bothering with the IP since 2010, i'd say there's slim chance of that happening

I-Like-Pie45
04-20-2014, 05:13 PM
Well, since Pandemic closed and EA seemingly not bothering with the IP since 2010, i'd say there's slim chance of that happening

trly EA r da kingz of eval in vido ganes

Wolfmeister1010
04-20-2014, 05:21 PM
Well, since Pandemic closed and EA seemingly not bothering with the IP since 2010, i'd say there's slim chance of that happening

never actually played Sabeteur. Should I give it a go?


BTW on topic..damn Paris is beautiful. What I will say to increase hype is that Versailles is basically like French Acre. Very rocky, meditteranean, misty, with that huge church right in the middle

Assassin_M
04-20-2014, 05:23 PM
never actually played Sabeteur. Should I give it a go?

If you can appreciate a game for something other than Graphics and animations, then yes...definitely give it a go...it'll give you hundreds of hours of fun

Locopells
04-20-2014, 06:14 PM
Sainte-Chapelle

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sainte-Chapelle

http://classes.uleth.ca/200103/art2850b/ste-chapelle-pics/ste-chapelle-above.jpg

http://frankreichparisreisen.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Sainte-Chapelle.jpg

Gotta do the inside of this one as well:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/70/Sainte_Chapelle_-_Upper_level_1.jpg

marvelfannumber
04-20-2014, 06:21 PM
Sainte-Chapelle

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sainte-Chapelle

I always thought the Sainte-Chapelle would make for an excellent (and beautiful) Assassin tomb, along with Notre Dame obviously.

Locopells
04-20-2014, 06:29 PM
That it would.

Reptilis91
04-20-2014, 07:02 PM
Les Invalides

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_0WVKOY7SC2I/Sw0BKTWGaYI/AAAAAAAAHwQ/uQ_uQ6RfFK8/s1600/DSCF1362.JPG

http://www.fortified-places.com/reliefs/images/invalides_image1.jpg

http://francine.o2switch.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/x9hjt.jpg

http://www.histoire-image.org/photo/zoom/ben26_veron_001f.jpg

The Palais-Royal

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/85/Conseil_d'Etat_Paris_WA.jpg

The Pantheon

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/cf/Pantheon_P1190526.jpg

The Catacombs

http://prilep.perso.sfr.fr/galerie2/cata/catacombes703.jpg

http://empiredelamort.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/Paris_Catacombs_a-1024x768.jpg

Megas_Doux
04-20-2014, 07:51 PM
Already climbed those tens of times..

http://web-vassets.ea.com/Assets/Richmedia/Image/Screenshots/the-saboteur-pc-eiffel-tower.jpg?cb=1334003796


An astonishingly, yet overlooked game indeed.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SurzLsresU

Great soudntrack, by the way.

Back on topic, I forgot The Palais-Royal and Les invalides, thanks!


More of Paris pre Haussman transformation

http://www.landrucimetieres.fr/spip/IMG/bmp/Innocents_1750petit.bmp


http://i43.tinypic.com/2kfsds.jpg

Map of Paris in 1745

http://i43.tinypic.com/2ijn909.jpg

andre982d
04-21-2014, 07:03 PM
Temple (Paris)

The Temple was a medieval fortress in Paris, located in what is now the 3rd arrondissement. It was built by the Knights Templar from the 12th century, as their European headquarters. In the 13th century it replaced earlier works of the Vieux Temple (Old Temple) in Le Marais. Parts of the fortress were later used as a prison.

The enclosure (called enclos du Temple) originally featured a number of buildings important to the running of the order, and included a church and a massive turreted keep known as Grosse Tour (great tower), and a smaller tower called Tour de César (Caesar's Tower). The fortress was destroyed in 1808 to avoid the pilgrimage of royalists (since this was the prison of Louis XVI for some time); today, the location of the towers is drawn on the floor in front of the town hall, rue Spuller. The heavy doors of the Grosse Tour still exist and are kept at Château de Vincennes whose great keep (attributed to Raymond du Temple) is speculated to have been inspired by the nearby Templar fortress.

http://i.imgur.com/Qr3Y1st.jpg

Wolfmeister1010
04-21-2014, 08:13 PM
I have to say..all gameplay features and setting aside..I am EXTREMELY excited for the possibility of more indoor locations. Just from those early screens, there were 3 different buildings with open interiors.

And if they put interior access to random buildings like that, then we will for sure get access to the inside of most of the landmarks I would assume.

FINALLY FINALLY. Now it will feel like an actual living city, not a jungle gym of colorful blocks. Maybe a bit harsh, but still.

I was SOOOOOOOOOOOO disappointed when I figured out you couldn't go inside the Nassau fort. There are even a few hidden doors that would be perfect for sneaking inside. AC4 kinda went on the right track with indoor locations with places like the Governor's mansion in Kingston, the fort in Havana, and the prison in Kingston, but wow I am excited for what they will bring to Unity in terms of indoor locations.

Wolfmeister1010
04-21-2014, 08:15 PM
An astonishingly, yet overlooked game indeed.


Map of Paris in 1745

http://i43.tinypic.com/2ijn909.jpg

That looks like the perfect size for a AC city. A bit bigger than Havana. I could totally seeing Ubi going directly off of that lol. Although I am kinda hoping that Paris will be closer to New York in size.

Black_Widow9
04-21-2014, 08:36 PM
I don't think you guys need to hide the pictures of Paris as spoilers at this point. We don't know what will actually be included and these are just historical photos not in-game stuff. Plus they're gorgeous and exciting in "climb me now!" way.

I'll just change the title a bit. ;)

Shahkulu101
04-21-2014, 08:53 PM
I don't think you guys need to hide the pictures of Paris as spoilers at this point. We don't know what will actually be included and these are just historical photos not in-game stuff. Plus they're gorgeous and exciting in "climb me now!" way.

I'll just change the title a bit. ;)

I think another reason is that they don't want the thread cluttered with images and allow them to be viewed at users discretion as well as avoiding long-winded post windows.

marvelfannumber
04-21-2014, 09:00 PM
That looks like the perfect size for a AC city. A bit bigger than Havana. I could totally seeing Ubi going directly off of that lol. Although I am kinda hoping that Paris will be closer to New York in size.

Well that is just a small part of Paris (The Ile' de la cite), heres a better example that shows the rest of Paris in comparison:

http://i.imgur.com/db19FW3.jpg

king-hailz
04-21-2014, 09:02 PM
That looks like the perfect size for a AC city. A bit bigger than Havana. I could totally seeing Ubi going directly off of that lol. Although I am kinda hoping that Paris will be closer to New York in size.

Well I am sorry but that was literally a tiny section of Paris... This is the real map of Paris! http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/historical/colbeck/paris_revolution.jpg

Black_Widow9
04-21-2014, 09:05 PM
I think another reason is that they don't want the thread cluttered with images and allow them to be viewed at users discretion as well as avoiding long-winded post windows.
I see what your saying. I'll leave it up to you guys but I think either way is fine. ;)

Shahkulu101
04-21-2014, 09:05 PM
You know if they created Paris to perfect scale I'd be totally okay with only having one city - because it would still probably be the biggest Open World in the series anyway.

Wolfmeister1010
04-21-2014, 09:48 PM
Well that is just a small part of Paris (The Ile' de la cite), heres a better example that shows the rest of Paris in comparison:

http://i.imgur.com/db19FW3.jpg

Holy ****!

That little tiny island in the middle 0.O

Reptilis91
04-21-2014, 10:45 PM
The best map of Paris (made in 1780, perfect) :

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/5d/1780_Esnauts_and_Rapilly_Case_Map_of_Paris_-_Geographicus_-_Paris-esnautsrapilly-1780.jpg

Locopells
04-22-2014, 12:54 AM
I think another reason is that they don't want the thread cluttered with images and allow them to be viewed at users discretion as well as avoiding long-winded post windows.


I see what your saying. I'll leave it up to you guys but I think either way is fine. ;)

Well, that's certainly why I was doing it - takes ages to scroll through the pages, especially if someone quotes your entire post...

frodrigues55
04-22-2014, 02:10 AM
You guys know too much, it's amazing lol.

How was the Louvre at that time? If I'm not wrong, it was already the form of the Louvre we have today, but smaller, right? Was the Palace where today is the garden of Tuileries still up?

marvelfannumber
04-22-2014, 02:55 AM
You guys know too much, it's amazing lol.

How was the Louvre at that time? If I'm not wrong, it was already the form of the Louvre we have today, but smaller, right? Was the Palace where today is the garden of Tuileries still up?

You pretty much nailed it, you can see it's full size and location on the map above.

http://i.imgur.com/ARj9AU0.jpg



(though I always wanted to climb the medieval Louvre myself, but oh well)

http://i.imgur.com/kF84RVo.jpg

Wolfmeister1010
04-22-2014, 03:19 AM
Paris is so Dishonored-esque I love it.

I-Like-Pie45
04-22-2014, 04:42 AM
what will you do to the drunken whalers, wolfmeister

Megas_Doux
06-08-2014, 06:41 PM
A great, and at the same time, accurate fan art I found of how Paris could look in Unity:

http://cosmografik.fr/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/hugo_cabret_paris.jpg

marvelfannumber
06-08-2014, 06:44 PM
A great, and at the same time, accurate fan art I found of how Paris could look in Unity:

http://cosmografik.fr/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/hugo_cabret_paris.jpg

I love the atmosphere going on in that art, I hope the lighting in the game will look something like that. It's kind of inaccurate though since Notre Dame is on an island, so it won't look QUITE like that.
But it does look absolutely gorgeus as said.

DinoSteve1
06-08-2014, 06:49 PM
Doo you guys think we will get to go to other French cities?

m4r-k7
06-08-2014, 06:51 PM
I just don't believe Paris can be the only location in the game. I am perfectly okay with that but this is Ubisoft we are talking about - Even AC 1 had three locations and abit of kingdom to explore. AC 4 was then on a different scale. If London is not in this game, there should be other French cities.

marvelfannumber
06-08-2014, 06:52 PM
Doo you guys think we will get to go to other French cities?

I REALLY wanna go to Reims so I can climb THIS:

http://i.imgur.com/C4L1OMl.jpg

Plus Versailles has been virtually confirmed at this point so yeah, perhaps we will (I hope).

Megas_Doux
06-08-2014, 06:56 PM
I want to go to Mont saint Michel
http://www.brittanytourism.com/var/crtbre/storage/images/media/images/decouvrir/emblematiques/baie-du-mont-saint-michel/baie-du-mt-st-michel/575658-1-fre-FR/baie-du-mt-st-michel_diapo_crt_page_1_colonne.jpg

Locopells
06-08-2014, 07:40 PM
A great, and at the same time, accurate fan art I found of how Paris could look in Unity:

http://cosmografik.fr/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/hugo_cabret_paris.jpg

Isn't that a movie still from Hugo?

HercRembrandt
06-08-2014, 08:19 PM
Looks a little too good to be fan art, frankly. Plus the wide street, streetlights, bicycle parked beside the house etc. look a little advanced for the Revolutionary period.

Megas_Doux
06-08-2014, 08:23 PM
Isn't that a movie still from Hugo?

I took it from this place.

http://cosmografik.fr/?project=ac-unity

ArabianFrost
06-08-2014, 08:26 PM
*mouth foams*
I think I'm in AC heaven.

GunnerGalactico
06-08-2014, 08:32 PM
I hope we get to travel and explore Marseille.

Fort Saint Jean
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/08/Marseille-Fort_Saint-Jean_.JPG/1024px-Marseille-Fort_Saint-Jean_.JPG

oliacr
06-08-2014, 09:25 PM
A great, and at the same time, accurate fan art I found of how Paris could look in Unity:

http://cosmografik.fr/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/hugo_cabret_paris.jpg

This is beautiful.

Locopells
06-09-2014, 01:27 AM
I took it from this place.

http://cosmografik.fr/?project=ac-unity

Oh, right. Probably just the style that's reminiscent of the film.

Megas_Doux
06-10-2014, 11:28 PM
By the way:

This is Palace seen in the Co-op demo, Jardin du Luxembourg:

http://www.paris-hotel-select.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/paris-france-luxembourg-gardens-1440x900.jpg

Legendz54
06-11-2014, 09:10 AM
The city of Paris in Assassin's Creed Unity will be the largest city in the series' history, the game's developers told me yesterday as we played the game and I grilled them with tons of questions.
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Unity's Paris will be bigger than the combined island landmasses of Assassin's Creed IV. It's rendition of the famous Notre Dame cathedral is proportionally 1:1 with the real thing. So as you enter it as the assassin Arno, you should feel that the building is as big as it is in real life.Level designer Bruno Saint Andre told me that a quarter of the game's buildings will have playable interiors, which is a massive increase from previous games.
1 (http://kotaku.com/good-i-liked-the-running-through-buildings-in-ac3-and-1588850613)P
Creative director Alex Amancio promised that Paris' neighborhoods would feel more diverse, looking more distinct from region to region than we've seen in the cities of prior games.http://kotaku.com/assassins-creed-unitys-paris-is-huge-really-huge-1588817927Also new interview i found.


http://youtu.be/RUnSMxKSwKg

also another new one... might want to put captions on :)


http://youtu.be/fz-bAKI455Y
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roostersrule2
06-11-2014, 09:16 AM
How big was Paris back then? If it's almost 1:1 that's incredible.

Legendz54
06-11-2014, 09:25 AM
How big was Paris back then? If it's almost 1:1 that's incredible.

If its bigger then AC4's whole map which was a lot of ocean then im thinking pretty big.

LoyalACFan
06-11-2014, 09:30 AM
If its bigger then AC4's whole map which was a lot of ocean then im thinking pretty big.

Nah, no way it's that big. Probably (hopefully) bigger than the Frontier, but no way it's bigger than the entire ocean map of AC4.

Farlander1991
06-11-2014, 09:37 AM
Nah, no way it's that big. Probably (hopefully) bigger than the Frontier, but no way it's bigger than the entire ocean map of AC4.

They never said it was bigger than the entire ocean map, though. But as big or bigger than the landmasses (that we could explore, that is) put together.

Jexx21
06-11-2014, 09:39 AM
Paris is not 1:1, only the buildings are, and they say it's just larger than the combined landmass of AC4, which really wasn't that much.

Farlander1991
06-11-2014, 09:44 AM
Paris is not 1:1, only the buildings are, and they say it's just larger than the combined landmass of AC4, which really wasn't that much.

I think you're underestimating the size of AC4 landmasses combined.

rprkjj
06-11-2014, 09:47 AM
Paris is not 1:1, only the buildings are, and they say it's just larger than the combined landmass of AC4, which really wasn't that much.

This is 1 city, and Amancio said in a different interview that you start the game in Versailles. You also have to take in account that AC4's landmass included Kingston, Havana, Nassau, Cape Bonavista, Tulum, Long Bay, Principal, the place you're stranded with Vane, and all of the plantations, forts, fishing villages, small islands, smugglers coves, and large islands. I'm not sure how exactly big that is compared to other AC games, but thats pretty big.

Edit: 200th post 'hella ballin

Legendz54
06-11-2014, 09:59 AM
Well however big it is we know for sure its the biggest map in AC's history so thats at least a good thing.

roostersrule2
06-11-2014, 10:03 AM
Paris is not 1:1, only the buildings are, and they say it's just larger than the combined landmass of AC4, which really wasn't that much.In one of the E3 demo he says Paris is almost 1:1.

Anywho AC4's landmass is pretty big, 3 big cities and all the islands.

Legendz54
06-11-2014, 10:07 AM
What I got from the french interview..

Arno is trying to chase down someone in the story and he joins the Assassins to help him do that and find redemption, He was part of a family of 6 and somehow got his adoptive father killed and he feels responsible for their death and thats whats motivates him to redeem himself.

LoyalACFan
06-11-2014, 10:41 AM
Paris is not 1:1, only the buildings are, and they say it's just larger than the combined landmass of AC4, which really wasn't that much.

Watch the commented SP trailer again. He specifically says "the 1:1 scale of the city." It probably won't be exactly 1:1, but it'll be close.


What I got from the french interview..

Arno is trying to chase down someone in the story and he joins the Assassins to help him do that and find redemption, He was part of a family of 6 and somehow got his adoptive father killed and he feels responsible for their death and thats whats motivates him to redeem himself.

So... Watch_Dogs with a dad instead of a niece? :nonchalance:

KrYpToNiC95
06-11-2014, 10:42 AM
They're giving us an approximate size but it'd be nice if they can put it into perspective in regards to Rome or Constantinople (since it was more dense).

LoyalACFan
06-11-2014, 10:44 AM
They're giving us an approximate size but it'd be nice if they can put it into perspective in regards to Rome or Constantinople (since it was more dense).

WAY bigger than both of them. If it's really the size of all of AC4's landmass combined.

roostersrule2
06-11-2014, 10:46 AM
They're giving us an approximate size but it'd be nice if they can put it into perspective in regards to Rome or Constantinople (since it was more dense).Paris is the biggest city in AC history and from what I've picked up it's ultra dense, so it's bigger then Rome and while not confirmed I'd say it's much more dense then Constantinople. I think the detail is what makes a map anyway and from the looks of things, ACU has it in spades.

RinoTheBouncer
06-11-2014, 10:50 AM
With all do respect but I’ll believe it when I see it. They said ACIV will have 70+ locations to visit and they all turned out to be the same piece of sand copied and pasted over and over. Ubisoft are too fond of big mass, forgetting the fact that if they’re just pointless empty landmasses or copy-past buildings then it is big for nothing.

KrYpToNiC95
06-11-2014, 10:52 AM
Maybe 2-3 times the entire map of Rome? It looks like they'll have surrounding areas as well as mentioned. The catacombs too should add a pretty decent layer however as they've only spoken about it once I wouldn't be surprised if its just a linear tomb or puzzle. Then again, it could be one of those locations that can be utilised in what Amancio described as 'blackbox' missions in the polygon interview.

shobhit7777777
06-11-2014, 10:55 AM
Apparently it took 8 months for them to create Notre Dame

http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2014/24/1402457468-acu-general-qa-e3.jpg

Legendz54
06-11-2014, 11:01 AM
So... Watch_Dogs with a dad instead of a niece? :nonchalance:

Dont take my word for it, the captioning system on youtube is screwed up so i probably got about half of that wrong.

roostersrule2
06-11-2014, 11:05 AM
Apparently it took 8 months for them to create Notre Dame

http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2014/24/1402457468-acu-general-qa-e3.jpgThat was just one guy though, and it was the interior for it too. And considering it's basically an exact replica, 8 months seems about right. It's a testament to the detail going in the game really.

shobhit7777777
06-11-2014, 11:25 AM
That was just one guy though, and it was the interior for it too. And considering it's basically an exact replica, 8 months seems about right. It's a testament to the detail going in the game really.

Yup. 8 months for any asset....you know it has to be quality.

LoyalACFan
06-11-2014, 11:27 AM
I think we're forgetting that 1/4 of the buildings have interiors as well, so it's no longer just about surface area.

Legendz54
06-11-2014, 11:42 AM
And i think they mentioned that if your getting chased you can enter a building and go up the stairs and jump out the first story window to outsmart guards.. cant wait!

marvelfannumber
06-11-2014, 11:45 AM
And i think they mentioned that if your getting chased you can enter a building and go up the stairs and jump out the first story window to outsmart guards.. cant wait!

Better be able to take the stairs up to Notre Dame's bell tower, prolly know why me wantz that.

Still can't believe 1 out of 4 buildings will have interiors, if that ends up in the final game my mind will be blown.

Locopells
06-11-2014, 12:14 PM
#Each morning in Paris...#

Megas_Doux
06-11-2014, 12:41 PM
I am sure Paris will big huge, but what matter most, at least to me, is how "alive" it feels. Amancio and his delivered what ended up being the most beloved city in the old gen AC games, at least here, I am sure that with much more time and resources, they will deliver.

roostersrule2
06-11-2014, 01:24 PM
I am sure Paris will big huge, but what matter most, at least to me, is how "alive" it feels. Amancio and his delivered what ended up being the most beloved city in the old gen AC games, at least here, I am sure that with much more time and resources, they will deliver.I know they're only demos but I've never seen so many interactive characters on screen at once then in Unity.

Paris will be a living, breathing city.

Farlander1991
06-11-2014, 01:28 PM
If it's worth anything, the ACU demo looks like the least scripted AC demo so far (with the exception of AC1, probably). All other games had really small locations to show off the life (so it was easier to script them): the carnevale in ACII, the camp in ACIII, the beach in ACIV, while in ACU demo we're walking over a really wide area. A lot harder to manually script everything, but if it's as systemic as they say - then it's not a big leap.

Shahkulu101
06-11-2014, 01:53 PM
Yup. 8 months for any asset....you know it has to be quality.

It took 8 months to make the whole game of ACR!

roostersrule2
06-11-2014, 01:56 PM
It took 8 months to make the whole game of ACR!Notre Dame confirmed to be ACR!!!!!

With less plastic hair!!!!!

marvelfannumber
07-10-2014, 02:21 AM
I might just be the only one noticing this but, am I the only one questioning the devs' statements on Paris being built at a 1:1 scale?

http://i.imgur.com/Tf4pFvB.png

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


http://i.imgur.com/2G65Db5.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/YTrQr1I.jpg

The Ile de la Cite (the island Notre Dame is located) seems way smaller and the Sainte Chapelle (big church in front of Notre Dame) seems to have some whacked out proportions.

Just a small observation, not uber sure if my findings are correct or not.

Jexx21
07-10-2014, 03:43 AM
Yea it's the buildings that are at a (close to) 1:1 scale.

Megas_Doux
07-10-2014, 03:46 AM
The buildings are 1:1 or at least pretty close to it, not the area of the city.

Calvarok
07-10-2014, 04:13 AM
It's strange, I honestly never really noticed the difference in scale in the previous AC games, beyond how close together everything is, obviously. they do a pretty good job of making it feel right, even in places i've actually seen in person.

Megas_Doux
07-10-2014, 04:57 AM
It's strange, I honestly never really noticed the difference in scale in the previous AC games, beyond how close together everything is, obviously. they do a pretty good job of making it feel right, even in places i've actually seen in person.

Pretty smart and good at that, indeed.

For example, the scale is the reason why the famous baptistery of Florence is not seen in the game. Because it would have looked so odd with the current scale.

roostersrule2
07-10-2014, 01:01 PM
Pretty smart and good at that, indeed.

For example, the scale is the reason why the famous baptistery of Florence is not seen in the game. Because it would have looked so odd with the current scale.I think that was due to disc size.

Though I agree that scale has never been a problem in AC.

Calvarok
07-10-2014, 08:09 PM
I think that was due to disc size.

Though I agree that scale has never been a problem in AC.
It's more important now that you can seamlessly go into buildings, since you'd notice the size weirdness a bit more and they can't cheat by having you load into an area that's actually bigger than it is on the outside (as I suspect they've done a few times)

koeklin
07-28-2014, 11:23 PM
1. The "Palais de la cité"

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/15806/ACunity/palaisdelacite.jpg Google Maps (http://goo.gl/maps/iVtSJ)

a. The conciergie (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conciergerie)

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/15806/ACunity/conciergerie.jpg

b. The Sainte-Chapelle

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/15806/ACunity/saintechapelle.jpg

c. The palais de Justice (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palais_de_la_Cité) (Google maps (http://goo.gl/maps/iVtSJ))

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/15806/ACunity/saintechapelle2.jpg

2. The Hotel de Ville (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hôtel_de_Ville,_Paris) = City Hall of Paris (Google Maps (http://goo.gl/maps/wjujF))

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/15806/ACunity/hoteldeville.jpg

3. Luxembourg Palace (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palais_du_Luxembourg) = now the french senat : (Google Maps (http://goo.gl/maps/KJP32))

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/15806/ACunity/luxembourg.jpg

In AC Unity, Luxembourg palace seems to be the residence of the King, but IRL Louis XVI lived in the Tuileries Palace (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuileries_Palace) (destroyed in 1871) near the Louvre.

Megas_Doux
07-29-2014, 12:51 AM
Good job bro!!!!!

SHADOWGARVIN
07-29-2014, 10:50 AM
Nice work!

koeklin
07-29-2014, 09:20 PM
About Assassin’s Creed Unity : Arno Master Assassin CG Trailer :

The "Place de Grève" (in front of the city hall) was the site of most of the public executions before the French Revolution
The first execution by guillotine was performed there in 1892

Image below : 1. trailer .2. IRL (now "Place de l'Hôtel de Ville") 3.Site of public executions before the French Revolution

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/15806/ACunity/placedegreve.jpg

On a previous trailer, I have noticed houses on the bridge ("Pont Notre-Dame") to the south of the place des grève. It'a a mistake: before the French Revolution (1789) the houses were already demolished

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/15806/ACunity/pontnotredame.jpg

GoldenBoy9999
07-30-2014, 12:57 AM
The thing about that bridge is pretty cool. I just looked it up on wikipedia and it has a cool story. I guess Ubisoft wanted another monument so they changed the past a little.

dimbismp
07-30-2014, 04:12 PM
The real life size of 18th century Paris is too big for a video game,so i think we will get a part of it.From what we saw so far this is my guess:
https://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/670x472q90/907/u7e7Ro.jpg

Red:The path in the single player E3 demo(Notre Dame-->The palais de Justice )
Blue:The place where the co-op E3 demo took place(Luxembourg Palace)
Green:Pont Notre Dame
Black:Place de Grève,shown in both cgi trailers
Purple:Bastille
Pink:Louvre

So i think that the minimum size of the map is the one drawed

SHADOWGARVIN
07-30-2014, 04:17 PM
Very nice.

Megas_Doux
07-30-2014, 04:20 PM
The real life size of 18th century Paris is too big for a video game,so i think we will get a part of it.From what we saw so far this is my guess:
file:///C:/Users/Administrator/Desktop/1.jpg

Red:The path in the single player E3 demo(Notre Dame-->The palais de Justice )
Blue:The place where the co-op E3 demo took place(Luxembourg Palace)
Green:Pont Notre Dame
Black:Place de Grève,shown in both cgi trailers
Purple:Bastille
Pink:Louvre

So i think that the minimum size of the map is the one drawed

Cant see the image :(

And indeed, the buildings are 1:1, scale, but not the distance between them!

GoldenBoy9999
07-30-2014, 04:22 PM
Cant see the image :(

And indeed, the buildings are 1:1, scale, but not the distance between them!

Yeah can't see the image but I wish I could because I really like these earlier posts of in game compared to real life locations with the different colored outlines. Keep up the good work guys :D

dimbismp
07-30-2014, 04:26 PM
fixed

marvelfannumber
07-30-2014, 04:37 PM
The real life size of 18th century Paris is too big for a video game,so i think we will get a part of it.From what we saw so far this is my guess:
https://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/670x472q90/907/u7e7Ro.jpg

So i think that the minimum size of the map is the one drawed

Ah crap, I was gonna use this to move around with......what a bunch of poop.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/09/Plan_de_Turgot.jpg

I am curious about the reason they have for scaling Paris down, I guess it's the amount of detail but if it's the size of the Frontier I don't get that.

(Plus your map is flawed, they have, and I mean HAVE to have the place de la revolution and the Bastille in a french revolution game. It would be wierd without them.)

LoyalACFan
07-30-2014, 04:58 PM
Ah crap, I was gonna use this to move around with......what a bunch of poop.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/09/Plan_de_Turgot.jpg

I am curious about the reason they have for scaling Paris down, I guess it's the amount of detail but if it's the size of the Frontier I don't get that.

(Plus your map is flawed, they have, and I mean HAVE to have the place de la revolution and the Bastille in a french revolution game. It would be wierd without them.)

The Bastille is already confirmed to be in.

dimbismp
07-30-2014, 05:07 PM
UPDATE
https://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/731x515q90/743/AYnWCd.jpg
Red:The path in the single player E3 demo(Notre Dame-->The palais de Justice )
Blue:The place where the co-op E3 demo took place(Luxembourg Palace)
Green:Pont Notre Dame
Black:Place de Grève,shown in both cgi trailers
Purple:Bastille
Pink:Louvre
Orange: place de la revolution
Yellow:Pantheon(?)(Shown at the end of SP E3 demo)

RzaRecta357
07-30-2014, 05:45 PM
So many sync towers TC. Juicy juicy juicy!!!!

ze_topazio
07-30-2014, 05:46 PM
Looks larger than that in that trailer, provided this is based in the model used in the game.

http://oi59.tinypic.com/2ro14si.jpg


You can see the Île de la Cité in the middle to compare the size.

http://oi58.tinypic.com/20uo3ug.jpg

dimbismp
07-30-2014, 06:22 PM
Looks larger than that in that trailer, provided this is based in the model used in the game.


well if this is based in the model used in the game,the map is going to be HUGE!

koeklin
07-30-2014, 07:48 PM
The real life size of 18th century Paris is too big for a video game,so i think we will get a part of it.From what we saw so far this is my guess:
https://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/670x472q90/907/u7e7Ro.jpg



Maybe we can be a little more optimistic: the Temple is not in your selected part of Paris map. However, the Temple is in the game
The Temple was the prison of King Louis XVI before his execution, it was a Medieval fortress, built in the thirteenth century by the... [guess ...]

by the Templars.
Napoleon ordered its demolition in 19th century because it was a place of pilgrimage for the royalists

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/15806/ACunity/temple.jpg


Temple can be seen on the Coop Demo Trailer ( in white).

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/15806/ACunity/paris.jpg

I didn't identified the Temple and the Sorbonne (Shame on me...) : Odysseus, a blogger, did it before me (link (http://www.gameblog.fr/blogs/odysseus/p_105983_l-histoire-de-paris-avec-assassin-s-creed-unity-a-partir-des) in french).

Jexx21
07-30-2014, 08:15 PM
all of Paris will be in the game, the landmarks will be 1:1 in scale, but the city itself won't be 1:1 to scale with the actual city

JustPlainQuirky
07-30-2014, 08:18 PM
Looks larger than that in that trailer, provided this is based in the model used in the game.

http://oi59.tinypic.com/2ro14si.jpg


You can see the Île de la Cité in the middle to compare the size.

http://oi58.tinypic.com/20uo3ug.jpg


call me crazy, but that looks small to me.

Mr_Shade
07-30-2014, 08:19 PM
call me crazy, but that looks small to me.

Hi Crazy!

dimbismp
07-30-2014, 08:20 PM
Just because they said that the buildings,not Paris itself is made on 1:1 scale,that doesn't mean we may not get the full real life map.For example they can put inside the game even the most insignificant sighting and do something like this:
Let's say that IRL there were 10 buildings between Notre-Dame and Sorbonne.They can create 5 so that they can expand the map...
Don't know if you understand:confused:

Jexx21
07-30-2014, 08:20 PM
that's what she said

Mr_Shade
07-30-2014, 08:21 PM
that's what she said

I almost posted that..

JustPlainQuirky
07-30-2014, 08:23 PM
omigosh you guys :rolleyes:

@dimb
thousands of buildings to enter

[seamlessness intensifies]

dimbismp
07-30-2014, 08:23 PM
call me crazy, but that looks small to me.

well if you watch the video you'll see that there are thousands of buildings!:p

dimbismp
07-30-2014, 08:32 PM
omigosh you guys :rolleyes:

@dimb
thousands of buildings to enter

[seamlessness intensifies]

http://i.imgur.com/g7Jobu6.gif Best gif ever:cool:

aL_____eX
07-30-2014, 09:01 PM
I still don't get it - why would Ubisoft add a spire to Notre Dame? Or am I just misunderstanding something here?

Something I really like is the presence of 'The Temple' because it was known to be an important fortress for the Knights Templar + Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette were imprisoned there. I'm really looking forward to this sequence of the game.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temple_(Paris)

dimbismp
07-30-2014, 09:16 PM
If you watch the E3 co-op demo, you'll see that there aren't any buildings behind the Luxembourg Palace.But maybe it had to do with the development being at an early stage..:confused:

Megas_Doux
07-30-2014, 09:24 PM
I still don't get it - why would Ubisoft add a spire to Notre Dame? Or am I just misunderstanding something here?



For the same reason A huge late gothic cathedral was included in Acre, whereas that style had not reached the Holy land at the time, or The Dome of the Rock was shown covered in gold, contrary to the real life when that happened until the 19th century.

Rome also did NOT have Baroque architecture until the MUCH more later in the 16th century, Hagia Sophia lacked three of its four minarets in 1511, but those were seen in game.
and La Habana´s Cathedral was not there in 1715 but until 1780, but it was included in the game and I can on and on......

I can deal with inaccuracies such as the aspire as long those enhance the experience or the immersion, in this case a pretty tall and believable viewpoint.

marvelfannumber
07-30-2014, 09:28 PM
I can deal with inaccuracies such as the aspire as long those enhance the experience or the immersion, in this case a pretty tall and believable viewpoint.

Well that's just it, the spire adds nothing at all. They did not have to add a big spire to Giotto's Bell Tower in AC2 or one to the Dome of the Rock in AC1. It serves absolutely no purpose (Also I am not too sure about the spire being the viewpoint, because you can see a plank on top of the north bell tower).

Also it's fun to nitpick mistakes when Ubi brags about it taking 1 year to finish (with one guy) ;)

Jexx21
07-30-2014, 09:31 PM
The Notre Dame does have a spire in real life though. Maybe not during the time of the French Revolution, but does it really matter?

marvelfannumber
07-30-2014, 09:32 PM
The Notre Dame does have a spire in real life though. Maybe not during the time of the French Revolution, but does it really matter?

Not at all :rolleyes:

Then again, what does?

Jexx21
07-30-2014, 09:35 PM
It's not like that they're adding a spire to a landmark that doesn't have a spire at any point in time. Like your suggestion of adding a spire to the Dome of the Rock.

marvelfannumber
07-30-2014, 09:40 PM
It's not like that they're adding a spire to a landmark that doesn't have a spire at any point in time. Like your suggestion of adding a spire to the Dome of the Rock.

Hmmmm I should prolly revive my old historical inaccuracies thread, so I can rant on my soapbox some more, about my sheer frustration.

Megas_Doux
07-30-2014, 09:46 PM
Well that's just it, the spire adds nothing at all. They did not have to add a big spire to Giotto's Bell Tower in AC2 or one to the Dome of the Rock in AC1. It serves absolutely no purpose (Also I am not too sure about the spire being the viewpoint, because you can see a plank on top of the north bell tower).

Also it's fun to nitpick mistakes when Ubi brags about it taking 1 year to finish (with one guy) ;)

It serves the EXACT same purpose as Hagia Sophia having ONLY one minaret in 1511, but four in game, or ACB´s Rome with an ENTIRELY different architectural style that did not appear until 110 years later.

The former was just to make it look more "recognizable", same scenario as with Notre Dame and the latter in order to differentiate Rome from the italian cities that were presented the year before.
It is not they are adding the Eiffel Tower, only a G(/&%&%%&&//%%m spire that was there before the Revolution, and then put back some decades after it.

GEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEZ.

marvelfannumber
07-30-2014, 09:51 PM
It serves the EXACT same purpose as Hagia Sophia having ONLY one minaret in 1511, but four in game, or ACB´s Rome with an ENTIRELY different architectural style that did not appear until 110 years later.


Well that still does not make the former examples acceptable or good in my opinion. Then again I am probably the only one who gets annoyed by this kind of stuff in games. I am looking at you Bioshock Infinite!

aL_____eX
07-30-2014, 09:51 PM
Just noticed a very interesting thing. The spire was taken down from 1786 to 1792, so that's during the french revolution. All the images from Unity showing Notre Dame we know by now (correct me if I'm wrong) are from 1793 (E3 Gameplay trailer).

So it might not be a historical inaccuracy... Let's see how Notre Dame looks during the game. Maybe it's one of the things in Paris that change by progressing in the game and buying new district upgrades (the Brotherhood kind of thing they announced to be in Unity again).

Here's my source: http://www.notredamedeparis.fr/The-spire

marvelfannumber
07-30-2014, 09:53 PM
Just noticed a very interesting thing. The spire was taken down from 1786 to 1792, so that's during the french revolution. All the images from Unity showing Notre Dame we know by now (correct me if I'm wrong) are from 1793 (E3 Gameplay trailer).

Then it's still an histocial inaccuracy because the original spire looked quite different and was smaller.


Maybe it's one of the things in Paris that change by progressing in the game and buying new district upgrades (the Brotherhood kind of thing they announced to be in Unity again).

Arno being an atheist confirmed!

Xstantin
07-30-2014, 09:54 PM
ACB´s Rome with an ENTIRELY different architectural style that did not appear until 110 years later.

I just assumed they added Baroque elements to bring some differences between Rome and Florence, since they looked real similar when it comes to architecture.

aL_____eX
07-30-2014, 09:57 PM
Sorry, it's still wrong what I said then. Why would the spire be there in 1793 if it was destroyed before during the Revolution. Sorry for that... :rolleyes:

marvelfannumber
07-30-2014, 09:59 PM
The most accurate cities have been Boston and NY -Jexx, I know you like those- and I wished the devps had taken more liberties with them, like adding taller buildings and less widespread streets. I mean, unless is something UBER out of context like some user that wanted the Eiffelt tower to be there in the default singleplayer campaign, I´m fine with those things.


Well they did actually do that with atleast New York, cause I can tell that the churches (and other viewpoints) are WAY taller than real life (especially St. Paul's Chapel, which is huge in AC3).

Also New York only had 2 widespread streets as far as I can remember (accurate to real life) where as Boston does have way more (which is why I like NY but not Boston).


Edit: Did......did.....I just quote a future post? Great Scott!

Megas_Doux
07-30-2014, 09:59 PM
No marvel fan, Saint Paul´s chapel has been one of the FEW landmarks that was not scale down, it was about 1:1

http://www.nyc-architecture.com/LM/065-StPaulsChapel1799JohnJHolland_framed.jpg


I just assumed they added Baroque elements to bring some differences between Rome and Florence, since they looked real similar when it comes to architecture.

EXACTLY!!!!!!!

koeklin
07-30-2014, 10:32 PM
If you watch the E3 co-op demo, you'll see that there aren't any buildings behind the Luxembourg Palace.But maybe it had to do with the development being at an early stage..:confused:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/15806/ACunity/luxembourggarden.jpg

Map of Paris (1789) below: Notice that there is almost nothing behind the palace of luxembourg except its garden and a monastery of the Carthusian order (called "La Chartreuse de Paris")


https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/15806/ACunity/map1789.jpg

marvelfannumber
07-30-2014, 10:38 PM
No marvel fan, Saint Paul´s chapel has been one of the FEW landmarks that was not scale down, it was about 1:1


Odd, I've been there several times irl, and in-game it seems way taller. Oh well, the more you know.

ACfan443
07-30-2014, 11:40 PM
Odd, I've been there several times irl, and in-game it seems way taller. Oh well, the more you know.

I've seen St Paul's Chapel as well, and it looks fairly similar in scale to the in-game render. You have to take into account how radically different the environment is now, it's dwarfed by the monstrously large modern buildings around it, whereas in the game most of the regular buildings are a fraction of its height and it towers above everything else.

dimbismp
07-31-2014, 11:23 AM
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/15806/ACunity/luxembourggarden.jpg

Map of Paris (1789) below: Notice that there is almost nothing behind the palace of luxembourg except its garden and a monastery of the Carthusian order (called "La Chartreuse de Paris")


https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/15806/ACunity/map1789.jpg
Thank you for clearing that up!

koeklin
08-09-2014, 09:11 PM
For those unfamiliar with Paris:

The Invalides (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Les_Invalides)

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/15806/ACunity/invalides.jpg

marvelfannumber
08-09-2014, 09:21 PM
Also, one of the GamInformer videos showed the Place de la Revolution off screen.

http://i.imgur.com/K4ydmb0.jpg

As well as the Tuileries Palace

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

Megas_Doux
08-09-2014, 09:46 PM
Look at the crowds......

marvelfannumber
08-09-2014, 11:11 PM
Look at the crowds......

Ikr? That's definetly the biggest one so far. I am concerned if it is gonna affect the games performance or not though, I mean just look at it.

Fatal-Feit
08-09-2014, 11:54 PM
Those quest icons look annoying. Hopefully they're something you have to toggle or else I feel it might break some immersion.

Xstantin
08-09-2014, 11:58 PM
^I hope it work in a similar way as the progress tracker/collectibles list in BF.

Landruner
08-10-2014, 01:43 AM
They could come with the most accurate and beautiful reproduction possible of Paris by the end of the 18th century for the next AC Unity, I would care less more than I do regarding the game-play inside the this city, and through what I could read or heard around about the game so far, not much really appealed some enthusiastic outcomes to me yet, but some deep concerns about if I will really enjoy Unity and its city as a whole.

In short: I am concerned that Paris city in Unity will feel more a simulated world than the previous games.

Some examples - forest of redundant icons while on the roof of that beautiful city is an immersion breaker to me, no horse in the beautiful city is an immersion breaker, no day and night cycle like the previous games is an immersion breaker, and some more restrictions are all immersion breakers.

koeklin
08-14-2014, 05:03 PM
This galley is based on the hall of Mirrors in the palace of Versailles:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/15806/ACunity/galeriedesglaces.jpg
(from Paris Horizon Gamescom trailer (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1A0R1Juygo))

An older comparison I posted in another thread : The Pantheon

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/15806/ACunity/pantheon2.jpg

marvelfannumber
08-14-2014, 05:28 PM
This galley is based on the hall of Mirrors in the palace of Versailles:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/15806/ACunity/galeriedesglaces.jpg
(from Paris Horizon Gamescom trailer (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1A0R1Juygo))


Ehm I am pretty sure that IS the Hall of Mirrors, nice comparison shot though.

marvelfannumber
08-14-2014, 05:44 PM
Also here's a few interesting things I have found in the new Gamescom demo:

The old Hotel Dieu (the long building on the lower right of the picture)

http://i.imgur.com/mu2vDRY.jpg

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

http://i.imgur.com/RYvo8sG.jpg


A much better view of the Pantheon:

http://i.imgur.com/JuT5qhI.jpg

The Temple (the tower with the pyramid on top to the far left) And the Bastille (the giant castle looking prison on the right):

http://i.imgur.com/GiNO5RJ.jpg

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

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

Aswell as the Notre Dame treasury building (which wasn't built until the 1850's Ubisoft -.-)

http://i.imgur.com/P3AaegX.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/eZ1le6v.jpg

koeklin
08-14-2014, 08:53 PM
The north transept rose of Notre-Dame: same drawings

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/15806/ACunity/rosace.jpg

Megas_Doux
08-14-2014, 09:19 PM
Nice find!

koeklin
08-15-2014, 09:50 PM
The south side of the Military School (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/École_Militaire):

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/15806/ACunity/ecolemilitaire.jpg

koeklin
08-24-2014, 11:12 AM
Palace of Versailles :

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/15806/ACunity/versailles.jpg

aL_____eX
08-24-2014, 11:19 AM
Also here's a few interesting things I have found in the new Gamescom demo:

The Temple (the tower with the pyramid on top to the far left) And the Bastille (the giant castle looking prison on the right):

http://i.imgur.com/GiNO5RJ.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/ioiYeEe.jpg
I'm still wondering about the importance of the Temple for Unity, since it was kind of a fortess for The Knights Templar in the 13th century and later the prison of King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temple_(Paris)

koeklin
08-24-2014, 02:32 PM
And it is not the only link between the templars and Louis XVI
Source wikipedia: Execution_of_Louis_XVI (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Execution_of_Louis_XVI#Jacques_de_Molay)

A popular but apocryphal legend associated with the execution states that as soon as the guillotine fell, an anonymous Freemason leaped on the scaffolding, plunged his hand into the blood, splashed drips of it onto the crown, and shouted, "Jacques de Molay, tu es vengé!" (usually translated as, "Jacques de Molay, thou art avenged"). De Molay (died 1314), the last Grand Master of the Knights Templar, had reportedly cursed Louis' ancestor Philip the Fair (n.b. and his descendants), after the latter had sentenced him to burn at the stake based on false confessions.

aL_____eX
08-24-2014, 02:35 PM
And it is not the only link between the templars and Louis XVI
Source wikipedia: Execution_of_Louis_XVI (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Execution_of_Louis_XVI#Jacques_de_Molay)
Wow that's interesting. Nice find. :o

DumbGamerTag94
08-24-2014, 02:41 PM
And it is not the only link between the templars and Louis XVI
Source wikipedia: Execution_of_Louis_XVI (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Execution_of_Louis_XVI#Jacques_de_Molay)

That would be cool. Except in AC Freemasons are a separate thing from the Templars. Not to mention that never actually happened.

It's a myth. It never historically happened and first appeared in a novel of historical fiction/science fiction a long while back. Basically a proto-Dan Brown.

marvelfannumber
08-24-2014, 03:02 PM
I am actually curious (since we have seen the Batille in both single player demos) if Ubisoft will bother to have the Bastille get torn down like in real life or not. They probably won't bother, but I do wonder...

DumbGamerTag94
08-24-2014, 03:12 PM
I am actually curious (since we have seen the Batille in both single player demos) if Ubisoft will bother to have the Bastille get torn down like in real life or not. They probably won't bother, but I do wonder...

If you zoom in on the picture at the top of this page of this thread close up on the Bastille. You will see that the side facing Arno is in the process of being torn down. There's a huge chunk out of it.

ze_topazio
08-24-2014, 03:24 PM
I can imagine a "tomb mission" inside the Temple to find some secret room left by Templars.

marvelfannumber
08-24-2014, 03:29 PM
I can imagine a "tomb mission" inside the Temple to find some secret room left by Templars.

It would be pretty awesome if you could get an actual AC1 Templar armor from that, that would be so beast!


If you zoom in on the picture at the top of this page of this thread close up on the Bastille. You will see that the side facing Arno is in the process of being torn down. There's a huge chunk out of it.

AHA! I did not notice that, you have a good eye for detail sir. Hopefully it does changfe throughout the game. Because one thing that always bothered me about (for example) AC3 is that the Old North Church in Boston was still under construction at the very end of the game despite being finished way before that.

How about removing the spire on Notre Dame too eh Ubi?

RinoTheBouncer
08-24-2014, 03:33 PM
I wonder what will become of the First Civ. “temples” or research bases that we’re used to visiting in every AC game, so far. Each AC game took us to a First Civ. building/underground base or at least gave us one of their artifacts, the Pieces of Eden, such as AC1 which lacked a proper high tech base for the First Civ. but gave us the Apple. So I wonder where will those fit in.. I really love how they’re usually built. The architecture, the technological advancement, how they standout and create a large contrast they create when we enter them after going deep under a well-known historical site.

Maybe they’ll be where the Eiffel Tower is today and give some explanation for building the tower on that particular spot, perhaps the Assassins discovered something in that area and decided to influence the construction of this tower in that specific spout to make sure it’s never excavated in the future and if anything, the Eiffel Tower looks like an Assassin symbol... that’s just my theory/suggestion. I could be right or wrong, but I hope they refer to the Eiffel Tower somehow, probably in the Modern Day segment or in some flash-forward after the ending Arno’s story.

I also suspect that the Versailles palace could have a large significance in the story. Perhaps the Apple or the Sword of Eden or any P.O.E. will be secured there by some Templar and we’ll eventually retrieve it and wreak havoc on Templars around town and then bury it in the Assassin’s hideout which is located under what is know as the Eiffel Tower, today.

marvelfannumber
08-24-2014, 03:40 PM
I wonder what will become of the First Civ. “temples” or research bases that we’re used to visiting in every AC game, so far

Interesting thought, there are alot of places it could be under, it could maybe be under Notre Dame as the site has had a large religous significance going back to Gallic times. It also think the Champ de Mars area you proposed could be likely.

RinoTheBouncer
08-24-2014, 03:42 PM
Interesting thought, there are alot of places it could be under, it could maybe be under Notre Dame as the site has had a large religous significance going back to Gaulic times. It also think the Champ de Mars area you proposed could be likely.

Yeah. There are many large structures. Versailles palace could be a great candidate as well. I just hope they give something Assassin-y about the Eiffel Tower. Like it could be a public large display for the Assassins insignia built there to hide the P.O.E. or the First Civ. temple/base that the Assassins discovered and want to hide from the world.

marvelfannumber
08-24-2014, 03:43 PM
Yeah. There are many large structures. Versailles palace could be a great candidate as well. I just hope they give something Assassin-y about the Eiffel Tower. Like it could be a public large display for the Assassins insignia built there to hide the P.O.E. or the First Civ. temple/base that the Assassins discovered and want to hide from the world.

Man now you're making me want an AC game in Paris during the late 19th century! Stop giving me unrealistic expectations with your awesome theories!

Versailles might be a bit of a stretch if you ask me though, since we do know quite a bit of it's construction, and I assume Louis XIV would be a Templar, which would mean he would have aquired it's artifacts and passed it on to a certain grandson who most likely did not use it.

RinoTheBouncer
08-24-2014, 03:49 PM
Man now you're making me want an AC game in Paris during the late 19th century! Stop giving me unrealistic expectations with your awesome theories!

Haha! thanks man. If only the devs make awesome theories like us, the fans do, the games would be much more awesome, story-wise.


Versailles might be a bit of a stretch if you ask me though, since we do know quite a bit of it's construction, and I assume Louis XIV would be a Templar, which would mean he would have aquired it's artifacts and passed it on to a certain grandson who most likely did not use it.

I don’t know. Maybe there isn’t a Temple beneath it but Louis XIV is probably a Templar who has a P.O.E. or wants to own one. Napoleon will probably lay his hands on a P.O.E., that’s something I’m almost 100% certain of, which explains his rise through the ranks. I’d love to see some references to the Eiffel Tower, though cause I’m sure we won’t have another game in Paris, which is sad. I always wanted to climb the Eiffel Tower and synch a major view point. I did it in real life, last month and I wanna do it in AC, haha!

aL_____eX
08-24-2014, 03:53 PM
I said it before and it's still what I believe, Marie Antoinette will have a PoE, the Hope Diamond. And since she's Louis' wife and they both get imprisoned in the Temple, voilà...

or something like that. :p

marvelfannumber
08-24-2014, 03:58 PM
I don’t know. Maybe there isn’t a Temple beneath it but Louis XIV is probably a Templar who has a P.O.E. or wants to own one. Napoleon will probably lay his hands on a P.O.E., that’s something I’m almost 100% certain of, which explains his rise through the ranks. I’d love to see some references to the Eiffel Tower, though cause I’m sure we won’t have another game in Paris, which is sad. I always wanted to climb the Eiffel Tower and synch a major view point. I did it in real life, last month and I wanna do it in AC, haha!

Yeah, I am sad that we won't have another AC in Paris either, I personally would have liked Hundred Years War Paris, but the French Revolution is pretty good even still. Oh and with all the side quests they have regarding Paris I am sure they will sneak in some kind of reference to the Eiffel Tower.

Also speaking of Napoleon and POEs, I believe you forgot about this:

http://i.imgur.com/f0WbjgW.jpg


Though I believe it is more likely he found it during his campaigns personally (I still subscribe to the theory that he probably must have found atleast something in Egypt that may have been useful to him, since we don't really know why he invaded Egypt irl).

koeklin
08-24-2014, 04:41 PM
Hard to imagine Paris in 1789: many buildings has been demolished. Some townhouses in the game are based on those of the Place des Vosges (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Place_des_Vosges) (built in early 17th century).
Google maps: https://goo.gl/maps/J3Q6O

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/15806/ACunity/vosges.jpg

RinoTheBouncer
08-24-2014, 07:14 PM
I said it before and it's still what I believe, Marie Antoinette will have a PoE, the Hope Diamond. And since she's Louis' wife and they both get imprisoned in the Temple, voilà...

or something like that. :p

Yeah it could be. I mean Marie Antoinette is a very significant figure and I just hope they won’t pass this opportunity and not give her anything important in the game’s story.


Yeah, I am sad that we won't have another AC in Paris either, I personally would have liked Hundred Years War Paris, but the French Revolution is pretty good even still. Oh and with all the side quests they have regarding Paris I am sure they will sneak in some kind of reference to the Eiffel Tower.

Also speaking of Napoleon and POEs, I believe you forgot about this:

http://i.imgur.com/f0WbjgW.jpg


Though I believe it is more likely he found it during his campaigns personally (I still subscribe to the theory that he probably must have found atleast something in Egypt that may have been useful to him, since we don't really know why he invaded Egypt irl).

Apparently, I have. How could I? ugh!
Well it’s interesting both ways. Maybe they can make his quest to find the Apple starts from here and he could fail and find another in the next AC, in Egypt and another Assassin will have to do the job.


Hard to imagine Paris in 1789: many buildings has been demolished. Some townhouses in the game are based on those of the Place des Vosges (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Place_des_Vosges) (built in early 17th century).
Google maps: https://goo.gl/maps/J3Q6O

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/15806/ACunity/vosges.jpg

I love the graphics here and the buildings but I hate it when they repeat so much that every part of the city looks the same. I mean they’ve been doing this since forever and it’s not enough that looking at the city from above makes it look all the same, now they copy paste as well.

koeklin
08-25-2014, 02:30 PM
Also here's a few interesting things I have found in the new Gamescom demo:

The old Hotel Dieu (the long building on the lower right of the picture)

http://i.imgur.com/mu2vDRY.jpg

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

http://i.imgur.com/RYvo8sG.jpg

Another view of the old Hotel-Dieu (demolished) from the Seine

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/15806/ACunity/cagnardshoteldieu.jpg

RinoTheBouncer
08-25-2014, 02:37 PM
Another view of the old Hotel-Dieu (demolished) from the Seine

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/15806/ACunity/cagnardshoteldieu.jpg

It’s great how they’re showing all these details. I’m excited to play it in real time. My only fear is that since the city is 1:1 the size of the real Paris at that time will make them duplicate a lot of structures to fill the space.

marvelfannumber
08-25-2014, 02:51 PM
Another view of the old Hotel-Dieu (demolished) from the Seine


I am absolutely astounded that they actually bothered to put the old Hotel Dieu there as that is a relatively unknown structure.

It's honestly just awesome imo.

The Ile de la Cite just had so much charm before Haussmann ruined it honestly, now it's all empty and dead.


It’s great how they’re showing all these details. I’m excited to play it in real time. My only fear is that since the city is 1:1 the size of the real Paris at that time will make them duplicate a lot of structures to fill the space.

The city is not 1:1, the buildings are however. So I don't think they will copy paste any more than they usually do (which is still ALOT, but you know).

RinoTheBouncer
08-25-2014, 03:16 PM
The city is not 1:1, the buildings are however. So I don't think they will copy paste any more than they usually do (which is still ALOT, but you know).I think there’s a lot of debate about that. Some said Paris in ACU is 1:1 and others said only the builds are. But I don’t know. Either way, I’m sure it’s gonna have a lot of copy/paste especially that they’re using this tool that “creates” the buildings automatically and it randomizes shapes and designs.

Farlander1991
08-25-2014, 03:25 PM
I’m sure it’s gonna have a lot of copy/paste especially that they’re using this tool that “creates” the buildings automatically and it randomizes shapes and designs.

That's going to diversify the building design rather than make it look more copy/paste, though. I saw the thing in action in one of the making off videos, and it's awesome. Obviously, everything that the tool creates most likely is going to get a 'human pass' on it, to make sure free-running paths are there and comfortable, but overall such an algorithm to create a building out of tons of different pieces makes for more diversity rather than less (let's not forget that it's not physically concievable for EVERY building in a huge city to be handcrafted like that). Plus most likely they have different parameters in the algorithm for different regions and stuff.

marvelfannumber
08-25-2014, 03:26 PM
I think there’s a lot of debate about that.

Ahem;

http://i.imgur.com/p29xTDY.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/Yg3BH7r.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/nBuT5mo.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/UJkG1o7.jpg

I rest my case.

There's never been a debate about this.

RinoTheBouncer
08-25-2014, 03:30 PM
Ahem;

http://i.imgur.com/p29xTDY.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/Yg3BH7r.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/nBuT5mo.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/UJkG1o7.jpg

I rest my case.

There's never been a debate about this.

Thanks for the info. I may have missed a few threads. I tend to avoid too many discussions about Unity to avoid too much expectations that eventually lead to disappointment but I only read a few posts before the last map appeared, talking about a 1:1 Paris and I can’t remember whether it was about the buildings or the size. But I’ve read somewhere that they said Paris will be the size of all landmasses of ACIV. I don’t know what to believe anymore, hehe.

koeklin
09-02-2014, 09:31 PM
in the Halles district, "Bourse de Commerce de Paris" and the top of Medicis column (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medici_column).

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/15806/ACunity/halleauxgrains.jpg

Megas_Doux
09-04-2014, 01:41 AM
Good find!

koeklin
09-17-2014, 05:44 PM
About the ccop Trailer


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ellNQ1Qcvn

Tuileries palace (palace of the King Louis XVI) - demolished in 1871

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/15806/ACunity/tuileries.jpg

Palais royal :

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/15806/ACunity/palaisroyal.jpg

The Palais Bourbon (is the set of the french national assembly)


https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/15806/ACunity/palaisbourbon.jpg

I'm not sure about the next one : Place Vendome

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/15806/ACunity/placevendome.jpg

marvelfannumber
09-17-2014, 06:20 PM
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/15806/ACunity/tuileries.jpg

Wow the Tuileries is horrendously out of scale, liek wow.

koeklin
09-28-2014, 12:11 AM
From Experience Trailer #2 Customization & Co-op


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

Versailles Palace : Hall of Mirors (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hall_of_Mirrors) (0'08"):
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/15806/ACunity/galeriedesglaces2.jpg

The Palais Bourbon (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palais_Bourbon) (0'13"):
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/15806/ACunity/palaisbourbon2.jpg

The Louvre Palace (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louvre_Palace) from the Tuileries Palace (0'20"°:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/15806/ACunity/Louvres.jpg

The Military School (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/École_Militaire) (0'48"):
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/15806/ACunity/ecolemilitaire2.jpg

The Pantheon (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panthéon) (3,50"):
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/15806/ACunity/pantheon4.jpg

L'Hôtel national des Invalides (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Les_Invalides) (4'21"):
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/15806/ACunity/invalides2.jpg

ze_topazio
09-28-2014, 12:15 AM
Good work as usual.

Locopells
09-28-2014, 12:56 AM
Sainte-Chapelle

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sainte-Chapelle

http://classes.uleth.ca/200103/art2850b/ste-chapelle-pics/ste-chapelle-above.jpg

http://frankreichparisreisen.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Sainte-Chapelle.jpg

Gotta do the inside of this one as well:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/70/Sainte_Chapelle_-_Upper_level_1.jpg

I love that Project Widow has confirmed that they have done the inside of this one.

marvelfannumber
09-28-2014, 01:02 AM
I love that Project Widow has confirmed that they have done the inside of this one.

You can also see the inside of it in the customization trailer.

http://i.imgur.com/Wk6JSE6.jpg

Probably the most beautiful gothic building in the entire world imo.

Hope there is some pretty cool stuff to find there in the game.

ze_topazio
09-28-2014, 01:08 AM
http://i.imgur.com/Wk6JSE6.jpg

Amancio looking fine there.

marvelfannumber
09-28-2014, 01:10 AM
Amancio looking fine there.

I can't blame him, i'd totally dress up like Arno and narrarate to myself inside churches too.

That's the life.

dimbismp
09-28-2014, 11:56 AM
So many monuments!Paris is definetely the best AC city regarding sightseeing.The complete opposite than Ac3/Ac4 cities!!
I may be exaggerating,but maybe Paris has more monuments than all the other AC cities combined!

Locopells
09-28-2014, 12:32 PM
You can also see the inside of it in the customization trailer.

http://i.imgur.com/Wk6JSE6.jpg

Probably the most beautiful gothic building in the entire world imo.

Hope there is some pretty cool stuff to find there in the game.

Indeed yes, I forgot that! And yep, pretty much my favourite location in Paris.

Megas_Doux
09-28-2014, 04:23 PM
Amancio looking fine there.

ULTIMATE seamless!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

dimbismp
10-04-2014, 10:38 AM
Just realised that Paris is the 90% of the reason i am hyped for ACU.Should i am happy with this or not? :/

Fatal-Feit
10-04-2014, 11:02 AM
Just realised that Paris is the 90% of the reason i am hyped for ACU.Should i am happy with this or not? :/

If you aren't expecting the Eiffel Tower, go crazy. It's an actual 1:1 scale with an improved engine on new gaming hardware! Plus, you can free-roam with friends now.

LET THE HYPE CONSUME YOU

dimbismp
10-04-2014, 11:15 AM
If you aren't expecting the Eiffel Tower, go crazy. It's an actual 1:1 scale with an improved engine on new gaming hardware! Plus, you can free-roam with friends now.

LET THE HYPE CONSUME YOU

Well, i know :p

Ii am excited about stealth,blackboxes,AMM,parkour,customisation etc.But the real reason i am so excited about AC in general is historical tourism!

Fatal-Feit
10-04-2014, 11:34 AM
Well, i know :p

Ii am excited about stealth,blackboxes,AMM,parkour,customisation etc.But the real reason i am so excited about AC in general is historical tourism!

The only things I'm worried about in Unity are weather and wildlife. There's rain, but hopefully it's as realistic as AC:3/IV's. I've seen dogs roaming the streets and birds on rooptops, but a lack of chipmunks and squirrels would kind of suck for me. Unless I missed them in the trailers... Totally in the minority on those ones, I know.

marvelfannumber
10-04-2014, 12:31 PM
If you aren't expecting the Eiffel Tower, go crazy. It's an actual 1:1 scale with an improved engine on new gaming hardware! Plus, you can free-roam with friends now.

LET THE HYPE CONSUME YOU

Well not an ACTUAL 1:1 scale, only the buildings are close to 1:1 scale (Notre Dame is probably the closest to real life, but the Louvre is really wierd and small for some reason) the map is way smaller unfortunatly.

Fatal-Feit
10-04-2014, 12:47 PM
Well not an ACTUAL 1:1 scale, only the buildings are close to 1:1 scale (Notre Dame is probably the closest to real life, but the Louvre is really wierd and small for some reason) the map is way smaller unfortunatly.

Really? That's a shame. I don't doubt you, but some evidence would be cool. Like a map comparison or something.

TheArcaneEagle
10-04-2014, 01:57 PM
Really? That's a shame. I don't doubt you, but some evidence would be cool. Like a map comparison or something.

Theres a bunch of maps for Unity out there which are all different shapes and sizes, so it would be hard to give a solid comparison. But the buildings are supposedly to a 1:1 scale (give or take).

marvelfannumber
10-04-2014, 04:29 PM
Really? That's a shame. I don't doubt you, but some evidence would be cool. Like a map comparison or something.

Well I have posted comparisons 3 times since the first E3 singleplayer demo on this thread, but since you asked so nicely:

Real life map of revolutionary Paris:

http://i.imgur.com/988BslI.jpg

In-Game map of Paris:

http://i.imgur.com/N2zpLwJ.jpg


The buildings for the most part look 1:1 but the Louvre/Tuileries Palace is all wrong. It's much smaller than in real life:


Tuileries Palace in 1871 before it burned down:

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

In-Game Tuileries Palace

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

(seriously it's tiny in comparison)

UbiDuchess
10-04-2014, 04:52 PM
It may not be perfect in scale but damn if comparison pictures don't make me excited to play this game. :D

koeklin
10-07-2014, 02:36 PM
From the story Trailer


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccElb8IDRvA

No new find but some better views

Palace of Versailles (Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palace_of_Versailles))

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/15806/ACunity/versailles2.jpg

Palais Royal (Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palais-Royal))

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/15806/ACunity/palaisroyal3.jpg

Institut de France (Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Institut_de_France)), Tuileries Garden (Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuileries_Garden)), Tuileries Palace (Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuileries_Palace))

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/15806/ACunity/institutdefrance.jpg

koeklin
10-08-2014, 04:37 PM
Escape from La Conciergerie (0'30" -> 1'30" on the video below)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVSUTzbDNK4

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/15806/ACunity/conciergerie2.jpg

SixKeys
10-08-2014, 04:38 PM
http://www.gametrailers.com/videos/3m61np/assassin-s-creed-unity-recreating-paris

Hope this hasn't been posted before.

A comparison between Unity's Paris and modern real-life Paris. Includes some new footage.

marvelfannumber
10-08-2014, 04:56 PM
AHA! My time to shine, it's time to pick every shot apart since I am such a geek.

Now if only GT's video player did not suck so much nowadays.

DumbGamerTag94
10-08-2014, 05:20 PM
More historical figures than ever before!!!! Woot!!

Sucks for the AC3 haters out there! Haha.

But my only hope is they are all done in a sensible way that doesn't shoehorn anything. So I don't want Paul reveres ride kinds of things. But more history!!!! Count me in

Sushiglutton
10-08-2014, 05:25 PM
Awesome vid, Paris is the only 'p' I care about :D! In fact Paris and its landmarks look so damn good, that the game doesn't really need anything else to be highly enjoyable for me. I know that just exploring it will be awesome!

Nice to hear that good ol' Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte is in the game! Some "Swedish" representation at last :). His descendants are still holding the Swedish throne!

marvelfannumber
10-08-2014, 05:25 PM
@Bmark

I definetly don't want to see Arno just chilling in the room where the Declaration of the rights of man and citizen is being signed for no reason again. Or see him collect Marie Antionette's makeup for his dad.



Nice to hear that good ol' Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte is in the game! Some "Swedish" representation at last :). His descendants are still holding the Swedish throne!

I just want some Norwegian representin', those Swedes have been stealing our spotlight and kept us in a union for years!

(I don't actually have any hatred against Swedish people, it's just a thing here in Norway for some reason)

Sushiglutton
10-08-2014, 05:47 PM
I just want some Norwegian representin', those Swedes have been stealing our spotlight and kept us in a union for years!

(I don't actually have any hatred against Swedish people, it's just a thing here in Norway for some reason)


We just gave you the Nobel prize in medicine, don't be greedy :)!

ze_topazio
10-08-2014, 06:38 PM
I want some Portuguese representation too.

DumbGamerTag94
10-08-2014, 07:28 PM
@Bmark

I definetly don't want to see Arno just chilling in the room where the Declaration of the rights of man and citizen is being signed for no reason again. Or see him collect Marie Antionette's makeup for his dad.



I just want some Norwegian representin', those Swedes have been stealing our spotlight and kept us in a union for years!

(I don't actually have any hatred against Swedish people, it's just a thing here in Norway for some reason)

I have a very strong feeling that Arno will be present for the declaration of rights of man and the citizen. The reason being he will be there with Mirabeau(who is apparently an Assassin big Whig). I guarantee he goes there with him. And is introduced to other characters like Marat, Robespierre, Danton, Lafayette, and others. Perhaps we see much more of the proceedings rather than just conveniently walking in during the signing.

fcederberg
10-08-2014, 10:01 PM
Nice to hear that good ol' Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte is in the game! Some "Swedish" representation at last :). His descendants are still holding the Swedish throne!

How cool wouldn't this be if this was a foreshadowing to the next game and it is going to be set in Sweden?

Megas_Doux
10-09-2014, 01:47 AM
Not only Connor´s presence in the Continental Congress felt forced but it was also historically inaccurate:

http://avalon.law.yale.edu/18th_century/contcong_07-13-75.asp

"BROTHERS AND FRIENDS!

We desire you will hear and receive what we have now told you, and that you will open a good ear and listen to what we are now going to say. This is a family quarrel between us and Old England. You Indians are not concerned in it. We don't wish you to take up the hatchet against the king's troops. We desire you to remain at home, and not join on either side, but keep the hatchet buried deep. In the name and in behalf of all our people, we ask and desire you to love peace and maintain it, and to love and sympathise with us in our troubles; that the path may be kept open with all our people and yours, to pass and repass, without molestation. "

And I´m kinda afraid that Unity will suffer from that same historical shoehorning....

ze_topazio
10-09-2014, 01:49 AM
How cool wouldn't this be if this was a foreshadowing to the next game and it is going to be set in Sweden?

Would love a game in Stockholm.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/89/Stockholm_panorama_1868.jpg

Gothenburg too

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f4/Suecia_3-037_%3B_G%C3%B6teborg.jpg

fcederberg
10-09-2014, 04:41 PM
Please make this happen! I would love to run around the streets in-game that I walk everyday! :-D

koeklin
10-09-2014, 08:57 PM
The Grand Chatelet (wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Châtelet)) was a prison during the revolution, and it was demolished in beginning of the 19th century.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/15806/ACunity/chatelet.jpg

Megas_Doux
10-09-2014, 09:47 PM
Good finds!

As always!

andre982d
10-10-2014, 09:14 PM
Hôtel de Cluny

http://invertedcontrols.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/1412613331-13.jpg

http://f.otzyv.ru/f/09/07/33467/8570/2607122207297.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/21/Paris_2012-aout-0006-2-Hotel-de-Cluny.jpg/1024px-Paris_2012-aout-0006-2-Hotel-de-Cluny.jpg

Megas_Doux
10-10-2014, 09:24 PM
Nice!

Welcome back!

koeklin
10-11-2014, 02:20 PM
Thanks Andre982d

Holy Innocents' Cemetery (wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holy_Innocents'_Cemetery))

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/15806/ACunity/cimetierredesinnocents.jpg

Now, Place Joachim du Bellay and the fountain of Innocents (wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fontaine_des_Innocents))

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/15806/ACunity/placejdubellay.jpg

andre982d
10-11-2014, 04:41 PM
Abbey of Saint-Germain-des-Prés

http://i.imgur.com/q86X4zK.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/rxv8yOO.jpg

andre982d
10-11-2014, 05:38 PM
1. The Madeleine church

http://i.imgur.com/GNYd99E.jpg

2. The Paris Observatory

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

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

http://i.imgur.com/k2n8rCO.jpg

koeklin
10-12-2014, 09:02 PM
There's another observatory in Paris, in the Sorbonne (Montgolfier brothers' hot air balloon is near the building in the second picture)

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/15806/ACunity/Sorbonneorbservatory.jpg

The Place des Vosges (Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Place_des_Vosges)) and the equestrian statue of Louis XIII (near the Bastille Prison)

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/15806/ACunity/placedesvosges.jpg

Saint Jacques tower (Wiipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint-Jacques_Tower)) in the Halles District (close to the Grand Chêtelet)
I don't know if the last image shows Saint Jacques Tower but it looks like.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/15806/ACunity/toursaintjacques.jpg

Megas_Doux
10-12-2014, 10:48 PM
So many "good" landmarks! A city like Paris was definitely needed.

andre982d
10-12-2014, 11:14 PM
Thanks Koeklin :)

The Church of St Eustace

http://s04.radikal.ru/i177/1410/2c/acfeff616a06.jpg

http://s019.radikal.ru/i628/1410/37/6716ddaa96f7.jpg
http://s020.radikal.ru/i719/1410/f8/d6396f06f336.jpg

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-ctkmrf2mG3U/T4PQ8yhexVI/AAAAAAAALZI/yNCT9RUiCXI/s2000/IMG_8200.jpg

http://s020.radikal.ru/i703/1410/f4/a87718a92271.jpg

Megas_Doux
10-13-2014, 11:42 PM
As much as I am trying not to, Paris is driving me nuts to play this game....

marvelfannumber
10-18-2014, 08:07 PM
"Sometimes we actually do intentionally slip in some inconsistencies. For example the famous spire in the back of Notre Dame wasn't built until almost 100 years later,' Amancio says. 'We felt that when people saw Notre Dame, if that wasn't there, it wouldn't feel like Notre Dame. It's not done out of a mistake. Sometimes what feels real and what is real are two very different things."

Rrrrghhhh Amancio, I have no idea how you are making it so hard for me to disagree with you!

Same article with the above quote also contained ALOT new renders of Paris and Versailles:


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

http://i.imgur.com/wrN8srT.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/z3J5jO5.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/e8kh4aJ.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/3BRWMXx.jpg

(^^ OMG DEM GREEPHICS, yes I know it's not in-game but still)

http://i.imgur.com/SLf3cnl.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/GEfmyN9.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/UVqE7dS.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/kNqJ8Sw.jpg

So many pictures....so little time

Megas_Doux
10-18-2014, 08:14 PM
Good stuff.

dimbismp
10-19-2014, 11:34 AM
"Sometimes we actually do intentionally slip in some inconsistencies. For example the famous spire in the back of Notre Dame wasn't built until almost 100 years later,' Amancio says. 'We felt that when people saw Notre Dame, if that wasn't there, it wouldn't feel like Notre Dame. It's not done out of a mistake. Sometimes what feels real and what is real are two very different things."

Rrrrghhhh Amancio, I have no idea how you are making it so hard for me to disagree with you!

Same article with the above quote also contained ALOT new renders of Paris and Versailles:


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

http://i.imgur.com/wrN8srT.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/z3J5jO5.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/e8kh4aJ.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/3BRWMXx.jpg

(^^ OMG DEM GREEPHICS, yes I know it's not in-game but still)

http://i.imgur.com/SLf3cnl.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/GEfmyN9.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/UVqE7dS.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/kNqJ8Sw.jpg

So many pictures....so little time

DEM GRAPHICSSSSSSS.These images make the consoles graphics look like ****!!!
Paris will be the best AC city to date by far,mark my words!

marvelfannumber
10-19-2014, 11:39 AM
DEM GRAPHICSSSSSSS.These images make the consoles graphics look like ****!!!
Paris will be the best AC city to date by far,mark my words!

I dunno, it will be pretty hard to beat Florence for me. But we'll just have to wait and see :rolleyes:

It all depends on how good the ambient music is for me at this point (Home in Florence probably being my favorite ambient track in the series), because everything else looks amazing.

Duckfeeler92
10-19-2014, 01:44 PM
I dunno, it will be pretty hard to beat Florence for me. But we'll just have to wait and see :rolleyes:

It all depends on how good the ambient music is for me at this point (Home in Florence probably being my favorite ambient track in the series), because everything else looks amazing.

Really? I thought florence was pretty bland compared to the likes of Venice, Rome, Acre, but yeah the music was great. Paris will probably be the best city we have ever had though, I hope it looks amazing at night.

Fatal-Feit
10-19-2014, 01:50 PM
I dunno, it will be pretty hard to beat Florence for me. But we'll just have to wait and see :rolleyes:

It all depends on how good the ambient music is for me at this point (Home in Florence probably being my favorite ambient track in the series), because everything else looks amazing.

Before you brought up the ambient music, I was going to say, Paris literally resembles a NEXT-GEN Florence. :p

marvelfannumber
10-19-2014, 01:53 PM
Really? I thought florence was pretty bland compared to the likes of Venice, Rome, Acre, but yeah the music was great. Paris will probably be the best city we have ever had though, I hope it looks amazing at night.

I personally disagree

Venice was nice but the parkour was awful and the filter made everything look really washed out.

Rome was really cool but the countryside was empty, boring and a chore to go through (a shame they wasted Rome for Brotherhood honestly).

Acre was cool though, no arguments there (despite it being REALLY historically inaccurate).

Welcome to the forums btw :o


Before you brought up the ambient music, I was going to say, Paris literally resembles a NEXT-GEN Florence. :p

Yeah it does remind me alot of Florence which is both a good and bad thing. On one hand I love Florence, but on the other had it should historically feel more like Acre.

Duckfeeler92
10-19-2014, 02:02 PM
I personally disagree

Venice was nice but the parkour was awful and the filter made everything look really washed out.

Rome was really cool but the countryside was empty, boring and a chore to go through (a shame they wasted Rome for Brotherhood honestly).

Acre was cool though, no arguments there (despite it being REALLY historically inaccurate).

Welcome to the forums btw :o

Thanks, used to be on here a few years ago but had a few haters and got my clan took off me but you know, **** happens haha. I agree with Rome that the country side was boring at times, but for me it just showed the different districts. In the cities you had a big compact area filled with guards, while the country was open and quiet, it represented freedom for me. Venice parkour was poor such a shame, but the way it looked at night that dark blue theme, I hope Paris is similar, really looked beautiful.

koeklin
10-24-2014, 04:17 PM
Chapel of the Palace of Versailles (wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chapels_of_Versailles))

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/15806/ACunity/chapelleroyale.jpg

marvelfannumber
10-24-2014, 05:15 PM
So I was watching someone explore the gamescom demo just now and I noticed something really strange....

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

There's a database entry for a building which doesn't even exist in the game :rolleyes:

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

http://i.imgur.com/2Q841YA.jpg

Funny dat

Megas_Doux
10-24-2014, 08:43 PM
Chapel of the Palace of Versailles (wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chapels_of_Versailles))

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/15806/ACunity/chapelleroyale.jpg

Really nice capture there!

Flamant777
11-04-2014, 03:26 AM
From this image released a couple of months ago:
http://images.yuku.com/image/jpg/41b26806bee6b4a7e39aa887b726694d23a9edd9_r.jpg

On the far right in the middle:
http://images.yuku.com/image/jpg/3f526df6dae4f497e2cab18bbbb2b05a7b2e275f_r.jpg

Montgolfier brothers' 1783 hot air balloon:
http://images.yuku.com/image/jpg/6c82633682e344f5efaaa08ace2f448c1553684e_r.jpg