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Assplorer_
06-29-2014, 01:53 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDpA32ITNNw

Hope players can freely ride and control the Hot Air Balloon! Since the map is big this will be a good travel option hopefully without any loading screens.

marvelfannumber
06-29-2014, 01:59 PM
Le' meh, I don't care unless we get to fly it over Paris, with epic orchestral music playing, as I twist my french mustache, whilst staring at the sunrise. Oh yeah and the co-pilot needs to be a dog.

guardian_titan
06-29-2014, 03:55 PM
First hot air balloon ride was in 1783 in Paris so makes sense to have one in the game somewhere. But then again, what would it be used for? It wouldn't be as cool as Leonardo's flying machine in AC2 and your direction is largely limited by the direction of the wind. It also makes you an easy target for snipers. Giant hot air balloon floating across the sky screams inconspicuous. >_> (Sarcasm if you couldn't tell.) At best, the odd conversation might be heard around Paris about it. If it's in the game and usable, it might end up DLC related or something simplistic like dropping things from it onto the ground (or others) below or using it to drop down onto a building you can't get into from the ground. But again, giant balloon. What's to stop someone from just shooting you down? Not like you can retaliate from a balloon (ammo is finite after all), and if the Brotherhood is replaced with co-op (which I'm honestly not thrilled with), then you can't really summon assassins to help unless it's a co-op mission. And using the excuse that no one notices is terrible. It's a giant balloon. If you don't see that, you're either blind or dumber than a post. And if shooters can't hit it, then their aim is terrible. It'd be like not being able to hit the broadside of a barn. It's a HUGE target., especially since the balloon might barely be 150-200 feet above the ground.

If the hot air balloon was in the game, what kind of missions would it have (assuming the issue of you flying a giant target is figured out)? Only ones I can think of are:
1.) Drop bombs onto templars to create havoc (not really historically accurate, though)
2.) Jump down onto an inaccessible building's roof or jump inside a prison (parachute highly recommended :p)

JustPlainQuirky
06-29-2014, 03:59 PM
OMG I knew it YES

http://mashable.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Elf.gif

Airballoon exotic missions incoming!

pacmanate
06-29-2014, 05:22 PM
Makes a change from the tunnels. Hopefully we can choose to watch the fast travel and fast forward. By this I mean let the balloon go to destination, but we can just admire the view.

SixKeys
06-29-2014, 05:26 PM
Their "evidence" seems rather flimsy, although the second screenshot looks a bit more legit. Hot air balloons are pretty slow, I don't really see how to make them exciting in gameplay (IF they are in fact in the game).

JustPlainQuirky
06-29-2014, 05:28 PM
Lol I imagine a chase scene between Arno and some soldiers. And Arno jumps in the airballoon all like "HAH try to catch me now" and the soldiers are like ":nonchalance:"

It would be a lot like this actually:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YYdv1yM0y8

pacmanate
06-29-2014, 06:08 PM
Their "evidence" seems rather flimsy, although the second screenshot looks a bit more legit. Hot air balloons are pretty slow, I don't really see how to make them exciting in gameplay (IF they are in fact in the game).

I think you're on to something. Probably where they get their 45 minutes of gameplay thing from. 43 minutes flying to destination, 2 minute combat :P

dxsxhxcx
06-29-2014, 06:19 PM
(assuming they'll be used in the game) they'll probably put some balloons in the sky with a "climbable path" in each one and we'll have some sort of mission up there where we'll need to get to our target.

I just hope we don't have another situation like this:
http://youtu.be/ZtTPRSoobsI?t=4m34s

I really hope they keep these "hollywoodian" sequences to a minimum in AC:U.

Assplorer_
06-29-2014, 07:18 PM
(assuming they'll be used in the game) they'll probably put some balloons in the sky with a "climbable path" in each one and we'll have some sort of mission up there where we'll need to get to our target.

I just hope we don't have another situation like this:
http://youtu.be/ZtTPRSoobsI?t=4m34s

I really hope they keep these "hollywoodian" sequences to a minimum in AC:U.

But let's hope we can travel in hot air balloon and it should be great.

Jexx21
06-29-2014, 07:21 PM
i don't want you to explore my asss

Shahkulu101
06-29-2014, 07:39 PM
Is OP a pornstar?

roostersrule2
06-29-2014, 07:45 PM
If balloons are in this could either be the greatest thing in AC history, or the worst.

GreySkellig
06-29-2014, 08:12 PM
I wouldn't be surprised either way, real or hoax...I don't know if this is the direction Ubisoft would take it, but one thing that strikes me is that between the increased building scale, mission flexibility and combat difficulty, there may well be an emphasis on planning your assassinations...a hot air balloon would be a cool way to get a bird's eye view of your killing ground beforehand.

Sushiglutton
06-29-2014, 08:30 PM
Anyone knows which trailer that shot is from, couldn't find it (I probably missed it)? Also where is the second screenshot from?

I wonder if Balloons will play that big of a role. I mean they would kind of ruin the whole climbing thing AC has going on. Also balloons are slow and not very cool. I could see a mission based on it though, which I'm perfectly fine with.

Jexx21
06-30-2014, 04:43 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yHiAR7yCPY&feature=kp