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RA503
09-21-2014, 06:15 AM
Hi people this topic is like said in the title, to post influences you found in AC games:

the legend of zelda :

Homestead missions is very reminiscent of Majora's Mask, things like NPC jobs in the right hour and missions like unite a couple.

obviusly a lot of influence of the wind waker in black flag

Ultima Series :

Corey May said in a interview that the first civilization is based on a similar species of old Ultima Series:

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Franchise/Ultima .

I sited only game examples but this is valid for every media(movies,books).

STDlyMcStudpants
09-21-2014, 06:17 AM
Sly 2 clearly had a massive influence ;D

RA503
09-21-2014, 06:38 AM
I forget the recruit system of Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker .

STDlyMcStudpants
09-21-2014, 06:45 AM
I forget the recruit system of Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker .

That games from 2010? lol

Aphex_Tim
09-21-2014, 07:15 AM
Prince of Persia :rolleyes:

BoBwUzHeRe1138
09-21-2014, 07:19 AM
Prince of Persia would probably be the biggest influence considering AC was originally supposed to be a spin off the PoP series...

I don't know why but I have a feeling that history has influenced this game in some, minor way. Not sure why though.

Scystab
09-21-2014, 08:58 AM
Well the probably biggest influence would be the book "Alamut" by Vladimir Bartol, since the whole creed and the time/place/characters (not least the assassins - in the book refered as Hashshashins) in AC1 are based on it...

here's an old link to the interview Ubisoft admitting it :)

http://www.computerandvideogames.com/148805/interviews/assassins-creed/

Sushiglutton
09-21-2014, 09:58 AM
Tower defence games inspired Revelations :rolleyes:.
Arkham inspired combat from Brotherhood forward.
I wonder if The Matrix had any influence on the franchise? For example the virtual training is a similar idea.
Ashraf mentioned RDR as a big inspiration if I recall correctly and of course GTA has inspired all games in this genre.

zkorejo
09-21-2014, 10:19 AM
Desmond Lucy interactions in AC Brotherhood when they were trying to get into the Villa were definitely inspired by Nathan Drake and Elena/Chloe from Uncharted 2.

Sushiglutton
09-21-2014, 11:02 AM
Desmond Lucy interactions in AC Brotherhood when they were trying to get into the Villa were definitely inspired by Nathan Drake and Elena/Chloe from Uncharted 2.

That's very obervant of you, I think you are 100% correct now that I think about it :)!

Fatal-Feit
09-21-2014, 02:06 PM
Uncharted influenced Assassin's Creed 3.

BoBwUzHeRe1138
09-21-2014, 07:16 PM
Well the probably biggest influence would be the book "Alamut" by Vladimir Bartol, since the whole creed and the time/place/characters (not least the assassins - in the book refered as Hashshashins) in AC1 are based on it...

here's an old link to the interview Ubisoft admitting it :)

http://www.computerandvideogames.com/148805/interviews/assassins-creed/

That book itself about the real world assassins of the time, the Hashishin or Hashshashin.

ACfan443
09-21-2014, 07:34 PM
Well the probably biggest influence would be the book "Alamut" by Vladimir Bartol, since the whole creed and the time/place/characters (not least the assassins - in the book refered as Hashshashins) in AC1 are based on it...

here's an old link to the interview Ubisoft admitting it :)

http://www.computerandvideogames.com/148805/interviews/assassins-creed/

Corey May also said a couple of years ago that the whole preset-day/first civ ancient history overarching plot was inspired by the works of Immanuel Velikovsky.

Hans684
09-21-2014, 07:43 PM
Money.

GunnerGalactico
09-21-2014, 08:01 PM
Jade Raymond's fascination with secret organisations such as the Illuminati :rolleyes:

Hans684
09-21-2014, 08:02 PM
Alex Amancio.