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aL_____eX
12-25-2014, 06:23 PM
I like Le Quartier Latin most because of the stunning architecture. Everything looks so beautiful and pretty there especially at dawn with the awesome lighting, all the gardens and little greenhouses. The architecture somehow reminds me much of the middle ages there.

So what's your favourite/most beautiful district or place in the game and why? Screenshots are always appreciated. :)

EmptyCrustacean
12-25-2014, 06:45 PM
None. One of the things Amancio whatsit promised is that the game will be similar to Brotherhood and AC1 where each district had its own personality but most of Paris is indistinguishable.

rrebe
12-25-2014, 06:53 PM
I really like Le Quartier Latin too. In fact, the whole southern part of Paris is my favourite. It has everything from beautiful buildings to the dirty and poor areas, I love that. I like how each district has some little things that makes them all different.

Shahkulu101
12-25-2014, 07:02 PM
I like the richer districts like Tullieres, Luxembourg and Invalide. They have generally nicer buildings and most of the great landmarks, I love the stunning palaces and their gardens.

I have noticed differences in most of the districts to be honest, from subtle to drastic.

Assassin_M
12-25-2014, 07:18 PM
Paris is my new favorite setting. Mostly because it reminds me so much of downtown and Coptic Cairo.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-F7pLMLQreB4/UI2wM5hdPeI/AAAAAAAAB8M/1LEBsyFUG2k/s640/facade.jpg
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-8oiUJWfyujk/UJEOVWQtMMI/AAAAAAAACZ0/k8T_UbW8lbU/s1600/IMG_7831.JPG

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/e3/ColArchCairo.jpg
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-BGvQHdG7QFM/URu3YisUpNI/AAAAAAAAM-c/64sKhrKdbKo/s1600/orosdibackegypt2.jpg
http://www.egy.com/P/palaces/cherifsabry1.jpg
http://www.touregypt.net/images/touregypt/paris26.jpg
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-lG-X3HtQz7I/T5oRKAHKMBI/AAAAAAAAdbA/6UKPaJsPK-o/s1600/Villa+Hug+Part+of+an+Endangered+Past,+Was+built+in +1907-8+(2).jpg
http://assets.coolhunting.com/coolhunting/mt_asset_cache/2013/05/WoM-Cairo-1-thumb-620x413-59525.jpg
http://www.egy.com/P/articles-2/99-03-18.2.jpg
https://c1.staticflickr.com/7/6201/6028352595_68802ea838_z.jpg
http://www.touregypt.net/images/touregypt/sakakini2.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e50/MohamedAchmed/CityOfCairo/DownTown/TalaatHarb3a.jpg~original
http://www.egy.com/P/articles-4/98-10-01.7.jpg
http://www.egy.com/P/cairo/carlo-grassi2.JPG
http://www.egy.com/P/articles-4/98-10-01.8.jpg

The richer areas, specifically close to the Palais Royale, with a lot of protesters also bring back a lot of memories of the Revolution. I don't like a specific district per se, it's about the feel for me and I judge those by area, not district and I like them all equally for different reasons, depends on my mood where I want to hang out.

Will definitely post pictures of my favorite areas.

GoldenBoy9999
12-25-2014, 07:56 PM
I can't sign into ACU right now because of problems but I like the richer districts. I'll take Shahk's word for it that those districts are rich. I know the Tullieres was. I like the tall buildings and I like general cleanness. They're aesthetically pleasing.

SixKeys
12-26-2014, 02:52 AM
I don't remember district names, but I really like the one with lots of wooden shacks and chemical vats by the river. Those seem to be my favorite types on environments in AC. I loved the run-down, wooden districts in Constantinople as well. There's just something atmospheric about them.

Altair1789
12-26-2014, 04:09 AM
I like the one where "The Austrian Conspiracy" co op mission takes place, and the district the temple is in. I guess I also like the northwestern district where Napoleon lives

The only landmark that I've fallen in love with is Luxembourg, but that's probably because I did that heist mission there like 50 times now. I know the place inside-out

dimbismp
02-20-2015, 12:52 AM
Paris is just astonishing.Almost every district is distinguisable and unique.I don't have a favorite district,but i like the "Pantheon","Luxembourg","Sorbonne" and Cite districts.

Also,at the bottom right of the map,there are some huge pipes.London tease?

Megas_Doux
02-20-2015, 01:38 AM
Paris is STUNNING!!! Every corner of it! From the poor, ghetto thing of La Bièvre and its timber framed buildings that I love , to the southwest countryside of "Les Invalides".The medieval Grandeur of the Île de la Cité, the island in the middle of the river, to the rich opulence of "Le Marais", next to The Bastille. It has such amount amazing landmarks that I cant even name a few. My favorite city in the franchise by a HUGE margin.



None. One of the things Amancio whatsit promised is that the game will be similar to Brotherhood and AC1 where each district had its own personality but most of Paris is indistinguishable.

That´s kinda wrong, districts can be, and in fact are, pretty different from each other. Le Marais (located next to The Bastille, that huge prison from which you escape) was populated by the upper´s upper class. That´s why you mostly see those gorgeous baroque mansions and parks, even its streets are wider.
La Biévre is across the Seine river, south of the of Arno´s hideout. It´s full of this wooden shacks, medieval poor timber framed buildings and rather close alleys. Les invalides aside from some really cool buildings in the likes of its name sake, is pretty much countryside (I wish there was a proper country side map, though). The we have the big stone medieval buildings of the Île de la Cité: Notre Dame, The Conciergerie, Sainte-Chapelle and so on. The others, Quartier Latin, Le Louvre and Ventre de Paris look rather similar, sharing elements from the first three I mentioned, but still.

This is that, unlike ACB for instance, there is no distinctive background track for each district. Had that been the case, you would be able to distinguish them easier.



I don't remember district names, but I really like the one with lots of wooden shacks and chemical vats by the river. Those seem to be my favorite types on environments in AC. I loved the run-down, wooden districts in Constantinople as well. There's just something atmospheric about them.

That one is called La Bièvre!

Xstantin
02-20-2015, 03:13 AM
La Bievre, cause I generally prefer run down poor districts in AC games.

JustPlainQuirky
02-20-2015, 03:19 AM
The districts were def different.

I don't remember any of them though.

Though someone posted an area that looked nice for a picnic on twitter

if I could find it in-game, I would probably pick that district

Xstantin
02-20-2015, 03:29 AM
None. One of the things Amancio whatsit promised is that the game will be similar to Brotherhood and AC1 where each district had its own personality but most of Paris is indistinguishable.

Went back and saw your comment. That's moot.

Perk89
02-20-2015, 07:51 AM
I didn't really find any of the games districts to be distinguishable from one another. The architecture is all samey and all of Paris has that dingy brown hue. It was great to look at, but no district really stands out to me. It almost makes me wonder if the world is too big-something I never thought I'd say-because it's kind of impossible to distinguish anything, and by extension become familiar with the area, which perhaps kept me from forming any sort of attachment to the city like we all had with Venenzia or Konstantinyya


The only area that really stands out in my mind was the southwest corner of the map-the part of the city where the buildings die down and it's just green fields, clear streams, and some small houses scattered about. It's a nice break from the hectic sameness of the rest of the map, and gave me a bigger appreciation than even I already had for AC3' open grassy plains.

TexasCaesar
02-20-2015, 07:55 AM
Tough to say. The north (especially the northwest) had some of the best eye-candy, but the southeast is (I believe) the best place to parkour. I also enjoyed the center's huge crowds and sense of upheaval. It was chilling to pass by Notre Dame and the Palace of Justice for the first time.

I didn't like the southwest. The countryside felt too artificial after I had been spoiled by III's gorgeous countryside.

Xstantin
02-20-2015, 08:38 AM
I didn't really find any of the games districts to be distinguishable from one another. The architecture is all samey and all of Paris has that dingy brown hue. It was great to look at, but no district really stands out to me. It almost makes me wonder if the world is too big-something I never thought I'd say-because it's kind of impossible to distinguish anything, and by extension become familiar with the area, which perhaps kept me from forming any sort of attachment to the city like we all had with Venenzia or Konstantinyya



Megas_Doux made a nice post earlier, but I might add something although I don't feel like writing a research paper and discussion as such works better with pics anyway.

Roofs, pavements and overall spacing are different district by district, placement and look of props if you go inside buildings also has some nice variety, richer districts tend to have a lot more of shiny polished surfaces for example while poor places have dirty pamphlets and hay (if that's what I think it is) thrown around. I know it might sound weird, but the amount of dirt and debris makes a huge difference.
When it comes to poorer areas - like La Bievre looks dirty but somewhat wet and polluted, while Ventre de Paris is much more angular, clustered and buildings seem to get closer together for freerunning let's say. Different kind of brown too :rolleyes:

Quarter Latin is very clean and relatively intact compared to the rest of the city. It shares flat open rooftops with Louvre areas iirc.

Les Invalides is the rural one which is a bit of a throwback to earlier games.

I think I might add rift places to the mix: Belle Epoque is bright with richer colors, Nazi occupied one is pretty dark and colorless obviously and Medieval thingy is going for some blues. Game has some really nice variety.

I played with that ugly mini map turned off and never had a problem figuring out which part of town I'll end up in.

Pandassin
02-20-2015, 12:03 PM
I prefer the richer districts, I can't remember the names but generally the north-east of the map where Le Louvre is. I also really like the district where the Palace of Luxembourg is since it has to be the most beautiful building in the game, and the district has some nice countryside areas.

m4r-k7
02-20-2015, 02:45 PM
My favourite was this one

http://askyourmumgaming.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/ACU_56_COOP_BievresDistrict_1406649819.jpg

Megas_Doux
02-20-2015, 05:48 PM
My favourite was this one

http://askyourmumgaming.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/ACU_56_COOP_BievresDistrict_1406649819.jpg

La Bièvre!

That one looks especially cool during the afternoon.

aL_____eX
02-20-2015, 05:53 PM
La Bièvre!

That one looks especially cool during the afternoon.
For me it's the exact opposite. The daytime global illumination is so off imo. Way to big contrasts and dull colours. I prefer playing at dawn. :)

Fatal-Feit
02-20-2015, 06:21 PM
Paris is just astonishing.Almost every district is distinguisable and unique.I don't have a favorite district,but i like the "Pantheon","Luxembourg","Sorbonne" and Cite districts.

Same here! I can't decide on a favorite but La Bièvre might be my least favorite. There's nothing wrong with it, it's just the least pleasing to look at for me. Although, it has one of my favorite CO-OP missions to replay - Les Enragés, and is very atmospheric.

Actually, I change my mind. It's one of the districts I remember the most of. I especially love the Easter Egg with the 22(?) cats and the crazy guy on the boat.

Perk89
02-20-2015, 06:21 PM
Megas_Doux made a nice post earlier, but I might add something although I don't feel like writing a research paper and discussion as such works better with pics anyway.

Roofs, pavements and overall spacing are different district by district, placement and look of props if you go inside buildings also has some nice variety, richer districts tend to have a lot more of shiny polished surfaces for example while poor places have dirty pamphlets and hay (if that's what I think it is) thrown around. I know it might sound weird, but the amount of dirt and debris makes a huge difference.
When it comes to poorer areas - like La Bievre looks dirty but somewhat wet and polluted, while Ventre de Paris is much more angular, clustered and buildings seem to get closer together for freerunning let's say. Different kind of brown too :rolleyes:

Quarter Latin is very clean and relatively intact compared to the rest of the city. It shares flat open rooftops with Louvre areas iirc.

Les Invalides is the rural one which is a bit of a throwback to earlier games.

I think I might add rift places to the mix: Belle Epoque is bright with richer colors, Nazi occupied one is pretty dark and colorless obviously and Medieval thingy is going for some blues. Game has some really nice variety.

I played with that ugly mini map turned off and never had a problem figuring out which part of town I'll end up in.



The rifts were glorious. I'd like an AC game in all of those time periods. But Paris just didn't have that same effect for me. As I said, it was graphically stunning, but the color art and architecture in terms of style just didn't make any area feel all that unique to me, so the city itself, while good, just didn't feel all that varied.

marvelfannumber
02-20-2015, 06:26 PM
I don't have a specific favorite district perse, but I really like the Ile de la Cite (despite it being much smaller than in real life)

http://cdn1.expertreviews.co.uk/sites/expertreviews/files/8/73//assassins_creedr_unity2014-11-17-23-29-4.jpg?itok=nWG67Mwl

Yes I know they split it into two districts, but I just can't decide which one I like more.

La Bievre is also really cool because it looks the most authentic as to how revolutionary Paris would have felt (i.e small streets, gritty and really tall buildings)