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LoyalACFan
08-18-2014, 08:26 PM
Hot off the presses.

http://www.gameinformer.com/b/features/archive/2014/08/18/can-assassins-creed-unity-pull-off-a-love-story.aspx

JustPlainQuirky
08-18-2014, 08:30 PM
Really? They're taking inspiration from ICO?

That's surprising.

Not in a bad way.

And dang Amancio sure is doin' non-stop interviews. I like that.

CoachAssassin
08-18-2014, 08:34 PM
I like how is being direct in interviews, kinda gives us clear expectations. Me likey.

jeordievera
08-18-2014, 08:42 PM
Ah finally a great interview with new informations!
Sounds pretty interesting, this is just making me want to play the game more and more! :)

marvelfannumber
08-18-2014, 08:44 PM
Said this before and I will say it again, I love how much more blunt and honest the marketing is for Unity, I can get used to this as opposed to the "WOAH LOOK AT DA ASSASSIB! HE GOOD WARRIOR WHAOH EXPLOSIANNNZ PRE ORDAHHH NAOW!" wierdness we had before.

Though do get rid of the narrarators at the end of the trailers please, they're kinda obnoxious, it would be way better if it was silent.

LoyalACFan
08-18-2014, 08:47 PM
Said this before and I will say it again, I love how much more blunt and honest the marketing is for Unity, I can get used to this as opposed to the "WOAH LOOK AT DA ASSASSIB! HE GOOD WARRIOR WHAOH EXPLOSIANNNZ PRE ORDAHHH NAOW!" wierdness we had before.

Though do get rid of the narrarators at the end of the trailers please, they're kinda obnoxious, it would be way better if it was silent.

Ashraf was the same way. They've been more open and direct since the AC3 marketing fiasco.

SHADOWGARVIN
08-18-2014, 08:52 PM
Great interview!

Locopells
08-18-2014, 09:17 PM
Before I read this, is it spoiler-y?

JustPlainQuirky
08-18-2014, 09:19 PM
not at all.

Sushiglutton
08-18-2014, 09:21 PM
Hmm, I'm actually really, really excited about this direction :D! Was not something I expected at all (before the cgi trailer obv). It sounds like Elise will be a part of many missions and react systemically? It's actually kind of hard to intepret this interview lol. Anyway I will say I'm a little worried, because historically AC has struggled a lot with AI of all kinds. If Elise is buggy and do random/weird stuff it will quickly kill the whole thing. If done correctly (like TLOU) it can be super powerful.

Interesting and brave by Ubi I must say :)!

Locopells
08-18-2014, 09:22 PM
Ta.

SpiritOfNevaeh
08-18-2014, 09:30 PM
Would be great to see a great love story pulled off properly.. Let's see if Amancio can deliver what he says it will deliver, love story and all.

Sushiglutton
08-18-2014, 09:36 PM
Would be great to see a great love story pulled off properly.. Let's see if Amancio can deliver what he says it will deliver, love story and all.

You mean they may downgrade it to ordinary friendship :confused:


Ok bad joke, I'm really not in the annoying downgrade crowd ;)

Lonnie_Jackson
08-18-2014, 10:08 PM
Anyone else catch at the 6:00 min mark he says "why he lovED Elise"...:confused:

LoyalACFan
08-18-2014, 10:09 PM
Anyone else catch at the 6:00 min mark he says "why he lovED Elise"...:confused:

He's been dead for nearly 200 years, after all ;)

JustPlainQuirky
08-18-2014, 10:13 PM
#EliseOrArnoDeathConfirmed

SpiritOfNevaeh
08-18-2014, 10:27 PM
You mean they may downgrade it to ordinary friendship :confused:


Ok bad joke, I'm really not in the annoying downgrade crowd ;)

Lol who knows at this point?

They're technically rubbing it in our faces a bit and I would hate to see something come out that is in no way near what was expected.

Namikaze_17
08-18-2014, 10:30 PM
I'm game for a love story... ;)

As long as it's not turned into a mushy over-the-top storyline like with Ezio and Christina. Hopefully Arno and Elise have a mature and realistic relationship that you can get emotionally invested in.

Plus, those Next-Gen Sex Scenes...;)

rprkjj
08-18-2014, 10:53 PM
I feel like Elise will be Unitys' Elizabeth/Ellie.

TheIronLotus420
08-18-2014, 11:44 PM
I feel like Elise will be Unitys' Elizabeth/Ellie.

Which, in theory, would be fantastic. But if I could pick one thing that AC historically just can't get right, it's the AI for NPCs. I've never played either Bioshock or TLOU (I know, I know...) but I've heard only great things about how Elizabeth and Ellie react dynamically to the player's actions, and are actually helpful in aiding you.

I'm all for ACU to incorporate this, though. At the very least, they would try it and learn from their mistakes to improve upon it, than to have never tried at all.

Lonnie_Jackson
08-19-2014, 12:16 AM
He's been dead for nearly 200 years, after all ;)
Lol! A$$, you did get me though... ;)

Sesheenku
08-19-2014, 12:27 AM
I'm game for a love story... ;)

As long as it's not turned into a mushy over-the-top storyline like with Ezio and Christina. Hopefully Arno and Elise have a mature and realistic relationship that you can get emotionally invested in.

Plus, those Next-Gen Sex Scenes...;)
http://38.media.tumblr.com/3bd83d5a852dcd412a76f4bcb5111be7/tumblr_mgiuxf3oOs1r4fggfo1_400.gif
http://38.media.tumblr.com/c23469c57489707f5c135e1493355cc9/tumblr_mgiuxf3oOs1r4fggfo2_400.gif

Heheheheh

Namikaze_17
08-19-2014, 12:47 AM
http://38.media.tumblr.com/3bd83d5a852dcd412a76f4bcb5111be7/tumblr_mgiuxf3oOs1r4fggfo1_400.gif
http://38.media.tumblr.com/c23469c57489707f5c135e1493355cc9/tumblr_mgiuxf3oOs1r4fggfo2_400.gif

Heheheheh





:rolleyes:

Lonnie_Jackson
08-19-2014, 12:56 AM
lol I am not even going to ask how you found that.

Sesheenku
08-19-2014, 01:04 AM
lol I am not even going to ask how you found that.

Hmph well I wasn't gonna tell you anyways!

Dirty, dirty methods. Filthy.

SixKeys
08-19-2014, 01:52 AM
http://i.imgur.com/vYntsSA.gif

JustPlainQuirky
08-19-2014, 01:54 AM
http://38.media.tumblr.com/3bd83d5a852dcd412a76f4bcb5111be7/tumblr_mgiuxf3oOs1r4fggfo1_400.gif
http://38.media.tumblr.com/c23469c57489707f5c135e1493355cc9/tumblr_mgiuxf3oOs1r4fggfo2_400.gif

Heheheheh

http://i.imgur.com/vYntsSA.gif

http://www.amk.to/images/discussion/original/8a65ee2d48bbd7c495e4523f52ffe6f4094b0fd5.jpg

SixKeys
08-19-2014, 02:00 AM
Quick, someone photoshop Haytham's head on that soldier for Mayrice!

SpiritOfNevaeh
08-19-2014, 02:02 AM
Quick, someone photoshop Haytham's head on that soldier for Mayrice!

O
M
G

I literally burst out laughing when you said that xD

She would so be into that! :p

JustPlainQuirky
08-19-2014, 02:10 AM
Quick, someone photoshop Haytham's head on that soldier for Mayrice!

>implying I haven't done so already

Namikaze_17
08-19-2014, 02:39 AM
*Facepalms*

I leave for awhile, and you guys are talking about this... ^.^

Lonnie_Jackson
08-19-2014, 02:49 AM
This thread has taken a turn....;) A sharp turn!

On Topic: Let's hope something comes from this love interest and perhaps we get AC Unity 2 with co-op Arno and Elise!

Sesheenku
08-19-2014, 02:59 AM
It's getting all kinds of sexy in hurr.

Namikaze_17
08-19-2014, 03:06 AM
It's getting all kinds of sexy in hurr.

Well since you say that.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXDzi2Qxw3U&feature=youtube_gdata_player

I'm sorry I just had to... ;)

Sesheenku
08-19-2014, 04:17 AM
Well since you say that.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXDzi2Qxw3U&feature=youtube_gdata_player

I'm sorry I just had to... ;)

Lol, this forum needs a rep system.

Namikaze_17
08-19-2014, 04:37 AM
Lol, this forum needs a rep system.

Rep system?

JustPlainQuirky
08-19-2014, 04:39 AM
no no no

rep systems only endorse bitterness (negs) and entitlement. (+reps)

Sesheenku
08-19-2014, 04:40 AM
Rep system?

Where you can give reputation to a user as a reward for a good post, or neg for a terrible one.


no no no

rep systems only endorse bitterness (negs) and entitlement. (+reps)

I don't think I've ever felt either of those things from virtual rep lol.

JustPlainQuirky
08-19-2014, 04:41 AM
I've lived in the world of reps.

It is not a pretty one.

Sesheenku
08-19-2014, 04:42 AM
I've lived in the world of reps.

It is not a pretty one.

I live in it too at Naruto Forums lol. It can get out of hand in some cases but it's nice to reward a good post and save myself from having to type "your post is dumb and you should feel dumb" by just clicking neg.

Jexx21
08-19-2014, 04:43 AM
but then i would feel bad because of my negs

JustPlainQuirky
08-19-2014, 04:44 AM
rep system in narutoforums is terrible.

I have plenty reps there, but people who are idiots neg you out of impulse.

And when people neg often times they get resentful and it ruins potential friendships

what's your narutoforums username btw? mine's Scarlet Ammo. I havent posted in there in months tho. Revy knows me tho.

Namikaze_17
08-19-2014, 04:45 AM
@Sesh.

Oh, Okay....well thanks?

I don't whether this is positive or negative for me...

Namikaze_17
08-19-2014, 04:47 AM
I bet alot of mine would be positive.... :)

But also Negative as my posts come off a certain way sometimes. ;) :(

Sesheenku
08-19-2014, 04:48 AM
but then i would feel bad because of my negs

Oh you'll be fine I'm sure.


rep system in narutoforums is terrible.

I have plenty reps there, but people who are idiots neg you out of impulse.

And when people neg often times they get resentful and it ruins potential friendships

what's your narutoforums username btw? mine's Scarlet Ammo. I havent posted in there in months tho. Revy knows me tho.

Oh Scarlet x} it's Kyokkai. So you love Hidan AND Haytham, interesting mix.

I got a neg from WAD once, that hurts lol. Curse the power of blenderites.


@Sesh.

Oh, Okay....well thanks?

I don't whether this is positive or negative for me...

Positive, for a good finisher to the joke lol.

Namikaze_17
08-19-2014, 04:49 AM
@Mayrice.

Scarlet? Is that your actual name or something else?

JustPlainQuirky
08-19-2014, 04:51 AM
Hidan is my fav char of all time. if you've seen my essays on the forums you'd prolly know. I usually spent my time in the HoU convo thread. But im bored of teh nardos ATM so tried AC and got obsessed. So I guess you can understand now why I'm so active here. :rolleyes:

just waitin for husbando to come back.

...

this is waaaaaaaay off-topic

imma stop now cuz i don't want an infraction. #prollytoolate

@namikaze

nah Scarlet Ammo = Hidan in english.

Namikaze_17
08-19-2014, 04:56 AM
@Mayrice.

Oh, Okay...Gotcha. ;)

But ON-TOPIC, I hope Unity pulls off this "love story" well...because thus far it's all we've seen. Like where are Templars? Story Trailers? It all just feels underwhelming so far.

I-Like-Pie45
08-19-2014, 04:57 AM
@Mayrice.

Oh, Okay...Gotcha. ;)

But ON-TOPIC, I hope Unity pulls off this "love story" well...because thus far it's all we've seen. Like where are Templars? Story Trailers? It all just feels underwhelming so far.
Eating... cake.

Namikaze_17
08-19-2014, 05:07 AM
@Pie.

http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2012/034/b/c/minato_namikaze_episode_247_color_by_lanessa29-d4ojpt5.png

I'm serious... :rolleyes:

Fatal-Feit
08-19-2014, 06:00 AM
@Mayrice.

Oh, Okay...Gotcha. ;)

But ON-TOPIC, I hope Unity pulls off this "love story" well...because thus far it's all we've seen. Like where are Templars? Story Trailers? It all just feels underwhelming so far.

Are they underwhelming? Because since AC:1-AC:3, unless I'm missing something, the Templar in all the trailers were practically dead men with no redeeming qualities.

I personally think Elise is the best we've had when it comes to Templar in trailers.

Namikaze_17
08-19-2014, 06:30 AM
@Fatal

It's just that this time Unity's story seems to revolve around a "love story" instead of us getting more insight on Arno's or even Elise's character...basically all we know is him and her like each other, they want revenge, and USE both orders to get to their goals...this is what I mean by underwhelming. :( Hopefully, the story dives deeper, and provides some insight.

souNdwAve89
08-19-2014, 06:49 AM
Arno, yes, but not Elise. From what Game Informer has stated, Elise is very much dedicated to the Templars since her father was the Grand Master.

jeordievera
08-19-2014, 08:33 AM
Arno, yes, but not Elise. From what Game Informer has stated, Elise is very much dedicated to the Templars since her father was the Grand Master.
Yeah and that's where I think their love story will collide. Elise won't be willing to leave the Tamplars for Arno so bye bye Elise. *the sound of the hidden blade*

TheHumanTowel
08-19-2014, 09:34 AM
@Fatal

It's just that this time Unity's story seems to revolve around a "love story" instead of us getting more insight on Arno's or even Elise's character...basically all we know is him and her like each other, they want revenge, and USE both orders to get to their goals...this is what I mean by underwhelming. :( Hopefully, the story dives deeper, and provides some insight.
You don't think a story about the relationship between two characters will provide any insight into either of the two characters?.......

Hans684
08-19-2014, 11:47 AM
Arno, yes, but not Elise. From what Game Informer has stated, Elise is very much dedicated to the Templars since her father was the Grand Master.

She is dictated and after revenge, the Templars killed their own Grand Master(her father). She is trying to find the man responsible, I don't see their love colliding. She believes in the Templar cause but not the corrupted one after they turned on their GM. To put it this way, she is a true Templar like Haytham and Torres.

LatinaC09
08-19-2014, 12:45 PM
I never really thought about a love interest between an Assassin and a Templar. I can't believe it's something they've really never explored in detail though. Right now, it looks like it will work very well and it will be a different take on the series in general. Definitely looking forward to this :)

jeordievera
08-19-2014, 12:56 PM
I think they are showing us that Templars are not just the 'bad guys'. Ever since AC3 they are pushing Templars further and making them more likable. They did so with Haytham, now even more with Elise and Shay, which is good because there is never just a bad and a good side. And what better way to show that than a love story.

Fatal-Feit
08-19-2014, 01:00 PM
I think they are showing us that Templars are not just the 'bad guys'. Ever since AC3 they are pushing Templars further and making them more likable. They did so with Haytham, now even more with Elise and Shay, which is good because there is never just a bad and a good side. And what better way to show that than a love story.

The series have always been morally grey since AC:1. It was only the Ezio Trilogy where things became black and white.

aL_____eX
08-19-2014, 02:26 PM
Yeah and that's where I think their love story will collide. Elise won't be willing to leave the Tamplars for Arno so bye bye Elise. *the sound of the hidden blade*
I hope it's not that simple in the end. Would love to see both being alive at the end of Unity.

creedalien
08-19-2014, 05:26 PM
I hope it's not that simple in the end. Would love to see both being alive at the end of Unity.

that would be a simple,and fairy tale too arno just kill every enemy except elisa,its no matter this is not assassins creed and this is just a soap opera. Ac bloodline again its pretty similar (elise-maria(from ac bloodlines) Arno-(Altair from bloodlines).

Jexx21
08-19-2014, 05:31 PM
I think both Arno and Elise will live through Unity.

In this day an age, having one of the characters die is too obvious

JustPlainQuirky
08-19-2014, 05:35 PM
I think both Arno and Elise will live through Unity.

In this day an age, having one of the characters die is too obvious

AC has had its fair share of predictable events.

Having both survive would be a turn away from tradition, which I appreciate.

Namikaze_17
08-19-2014, 08:54 PM
I say Arno dies leaving a PREGNANT Elise alone in life...

Or...

Elise dies to leave a depressed/ broken Arno in life...

MAKE IT HAPPEN UBI!!!

aL_____eX
08-19-2014, 08:58 PM
I think both Arno and Elise will live through Unity.

In this day an age, having one of the characters die is too obvious
Unless Arno becomes a father in Unity, then he has to follow the tradition and DIE.

Assassin_M
08-19-2014, 08:59 PM
Remember when we didn't need developers to spell out every detail of every plot point of their games? good times.

Hans684
08-19-2014, 09:07 PM
Remember when we didn't need developers to spell out every detail of every plot point of their games? good times.

Same can be said when DLC/microtransaction didn't exist, those days where heaven on earth.

SpiritOfNevaeh
08-19-2014, 09:12 PM
Remember when we didn't need developers to spell out every detail of every plot point of their games? good times.

Those were the days...

aL_____eX
08-19-2014, 09:13 PM
Same can be said when DLC/microtransaction didn't exist, those days where heaven on earth.
or when companies didn't try to make 3rd party games exclusives.

Assassin_M
08-19-2014, 09:14 PM
Same can be said when DLC/microtransaction didn't exist, those days where heaven on earth.
I'm not completely against DLC. R* DLC is awesome but yes...microtransactions...yes.

Hans684
08-19-2014, 09:23 PM
I'm not completely against DLC. R* DLC is awesome but yes...microtransactions...yes.

I've never had access to DLC unless it's free with the disc like Left Behind(The Last Of Us Remastered), so I'm against both.


or when companies didn't try to make 3rd party games exclusives.

Those where days, I'm going to miss them.

Megas_Doux
08-19-2014, 09:31 PM
I'm not completely against DLC. R* DLC is awesome but yes...microtransactions...yes.

It really depends, in terms of AC:

HATED the fact than in AC II both 12 and 13 sequences were released as a DLC, removing a chunk of what was supposed to be in the game just for pure greed, same with ACB´s DLC. However I like DLC´s like the Tyranny or beyond AC, Far Cry´s Blood Dragon and Red dead Redemption´s zombies.