May
16
2017
1

Ubisoft to announce new Assassin’s Creed at E3.

It’s going to be coming in during this fiscal year: that probably means October or November of 2017, based on how they typically release Assassin’s Creed titles.  No formal confirmation yet that it’s going to be called “Empire” or that it features Ancient Egypt, but that’s the way to bet. I also assume that the two-year gap in games is due to the lack of success in the Assassin’s Creed movie, which I meant to go see, really. Yeah, I know: that makes me part of the problem.

Jan
07
2017
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Thoughts on Assassin’s Creed: Rogue?

I’m getting close to done with Syndicate: and I got the impression that the French Revolution one kind of sucked. But Rogue is kind of too much like Black Flag, right? Then again, I liked Black Flag and I’m not going to be paying full price for it anyway. Anybody play it?

Oct
18
2016
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New ‘Assassin’s Creed’ trailer.

Why do I have the sneaking suspicion that we’re going to be seeing a lot more of the 21st Century than the 15th in this movie?

Right: because there’s clearly all sorts of conflict going on in the ‘present-day’ scenes, and that means that there’s going to have to be a lot of screen time devoted to that conflict.  Which would not be so bad if this was Assassin’s Creed the Netflix series.  But in Assassin’s Creed the movie it suggests that we’re going to have a limited amount of time in which to see dudes jump into haybales.

Sep
25
2016
5

The Assassin’s Creed movie will be bilingual.

I’m mildly surprised. I expected the Assassin’s Creed movie to be all in English, too – but the historical bits will be subtitled: “Speaking with Total Film, which also revealed a new cover for the movie, director Justin Kurzel revealed the scenes will be in Spanish.”  …Well, I’m assuming that the historical bits will be subtitled. You can’t expect an audience to follow 15th century Spanish, relative lack of linguistic drift since then or no*. Heck, I wonder if the Spanish translation of this movie would have subtitles.

At any rate, I remember Assassin’s Creed 2 doing this with Italian, so it’s not unprecedented.  …Man, I really should pick up Syndicate.  I keep meaning to; maybe it’ll hit Steam sale soon.

Moe Lane

*As I understand it, Spanish hasn’t shifted as much as English has in the last half-thousand years or so.

May
12
2016
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The Assassin’s Creed movie trailer.

…Yeah, I’m gonna go see it.

If only because of stuff like this. I admit it: I laughed. I laughed So. Damn. Hard.

May
11
2016
2

There’s going to be an Assassin’s Creed movie?

There’s going to be an Assassin’s Creed movie. I somehow missed this.  Trailer supposed to drop today or tomorrow officially: but since I’m about to publish this and take the kids to school, people will then leak the trailer to the Internet within the next five minutes.

Like they do.

(Via @TheSenator)

Moe Lane

PS: Seriously, did I miss this entirely? Or did I see it, and have just forgotten because I need more coffee? It’s a puzzler.

Sep
18
2015
3

Has Assassin’s Creed already peaked?

I mean, don’t get me wrong: I played the heck out of Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag. But I didn’t pick up Assassin’s Creed Unity, once I heard that the game wasn’t really all that great. And now Assassin’s Creed Syndicate seems to be going in a decidedly different direction here:

Is that good news, or bad?

Nov
07
2014
1

Reminder: Assassin’s Creed: Unity out November 11th.

Got delayed a bit.

Not picking it up right away, though: the budget indicated that it was this or Dragon Age Inquisition, and DAI won the toss.  Mostly because that’s the one my wife plays, too.

Sep
27
2014
2

‘Assassin’s Kittens Unity.’

I’d play this.

It’s effectively a reference to this. (more…)

Mar
29
2014
5

Welp. Guess I’m downloading Assassin’s Creed III, then.

I’ve had Assassin’s Creed III in my Steam library for over a year, but never downloaded it. Seeing as I think that we’re done with Assassin’s Creed IV DLC by this point, though…

Moe Lane

PS: I got some interesting stuff in here, though.  Saints Row: The Third, frex. Was that any good?

Feb
26
2014
5

I miss my old immune system.

The colds just keep spiraling through the house: kids get it, I get it, wife gets it, kids get whatever the hell my wife also catches in the process, rinse, repeat. So posting may be taking second fiddle to sleep for a couple of days.

Moe Lane

What’s that?  “Could my recent downloading Assassin’s Creed IV be affecting this at all?”  …Well, you could very well say that; but I couldn’t possibly comment.  Also: freaking snipers.

Feb
02
2014
1

“You have made an enemy of the birds, my friend.” #pennyarcade #animaniacs

I laughed and laughed at this Penny Arcade cartoon about one of the odder aspects of Assassin’s Creed gameplay; but as my wife noted, this comic still lacks something.

It lacks… the Godpigeon.

A rare oversight by Penny Arcade, methinks.

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