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http://kotaku.com/5823431/what-i-thought-i-knew-about-assassins-creed-re...

I'm still on the fence regarding the game. What I've seen from the multiplayer (this post) looks pretty good, but the singleplayer is not what I'm getting it for, if I'm getting it.

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Dude! I had that article bookmarked and everything to post the same topic! Shock

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"First come, first served" as we like to say here. Tongue

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I'd expect us "arrogant" Americans to have thought of that line. I guess we're not as arrogant as the world thinks. (inspirational music)

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Haven't you seen the Rocky where he beats Ivan Drago (Dolph Ludgren) and gives his motivational speech about everyone getting along? America is a land of unification, unless you piss us off, or use the metric system.

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Well, that makes nothing make sense. Ezio's not descended from Altair? So Domenico was just an Altairphile? And if Desmond was raised by Assassins, and has Assassin blood on both sides of his family, why did it take Altair's memories to let him use Eagle Vision?

Well. it does explain why Abstergo didn't get Altair's memories from S16.

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It confused me, too. If Desmond is a descendant of both of them, then they're related through Desmond, technically...right?

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That is an interesting development. Possibilities like this cross my mind from time to time ("They never said Ezio was descended from Altaïr.") but I usually dismiss them because of Occam's razor. The simplest explanation was that the bloodline from Altaïr to Desmond passed directly through Ezio. They're all Assassins, after all.

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If Desmond ... has Assassin blood on both sides of his family

Not so fast! The notion that Altaïr is on Desmond's father's side of the family and Ezio's on his mother's side (or vice versa) is only one possibility. The first common descendant of Altaïr and Ezio could just as well be Desmond's father, or his grandfather, or his mother. It could even be Ezio's son if Ezio marries a great-great-granddaughter of Altaïr.

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If Desmond is a descendant of both of them, then they're related through Desmond, technically...right?

You have two biological grandmothers, Joey. Assuming they're both alive and well... suppose they're having lunch together and someone asks how they are related. One of them might say, "This is Joey's other grandmother." or "My son married her daughter." There's no word for their relationship. You might say they're related "informally" or "socially" but a genealogist would say they're unrelated, technically.

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Oh wait, that actually makes sense.

Stab, you need to stop showing off your unlimited knowledge. It's making Google look bad.

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Hopefully there'll be something shown in Altair's Seals big enough to explain the Auditore family's fetishization of him.

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So if Altair and Ezio aren't related why do they look nearly the same?!?!?!?! I hate you Ubi. Stare

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Oh wait, that actually makes sense.

Stab, you need to stop showing off your unlimited knowledge. It's making Google look bad.

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lmfao

To be fair, you have to have a very high IQ to understand Rick and Morty. The humor is extremely subtle, and without a solid grasp of theoretical physics most of the jokes will go over a typical viewer's head. There's also Rick's nihilistic outlook, which

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did anyone read that this was supposed to be on the 3DS ???

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did anyone read that this was supposed to be on the 3DS ???

When I heard what Revelations was about, I knew I heard about the handheld plans for Ezio travelling to Masyaf. I didn't say anything, because I thought I was mistaken. I doubt myself too much. haha

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So if Altair and Ezio aren't related why do they look nearly the same?!?!?!?! I hate you Ubi. Stare

yeah that´s wired there not related but look the same i think that ubisoft made a great mistake with that

maybe you see desmonds face and not that from the ancestor

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I'm with Stab on this, it does explain a lot. There is the issue about the Codex and how it got from Altair's to Marco Polo's possession. Altair mentions traveling to Mongolia to investigate Ghengis Khan, which is where Marco Polo found the Codex according to the writings in the Auditore crypt. I always assumed that Altair would've past the Codex down to is children so to keep it safe but maybe something happened.

I'm willing to bet that it's possible one of the Altair "seal" memories takes place in Mongolia and that could be where he died. That's just wild speculation though so i could be wrong.

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If you consider Oliver Bowden's books canon, some of the answers are in "The Secret Crusade" :

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Altaïr gave the Codex to Niccolo Polo, but it was taken from him two days later by a Mongol attacking party, that's how it arrived in Mongolia. As for Altaïr's death, it isn't mentioned in the book either but I doubt it happened there, because it concludes with Altaïr in his early 90s, in Masyaf being attacked by Mongols.

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I don't, that book is monumentally stupid.

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Malik's dead! Maria's dead! Let's just kill everyone! This is so mature! Also, Altair lived to be 90. In the thirteenth century.

I'd rather not know Altair's final fate. Since his story basically revolved around knowledge, it's a nice piece of metafiction to not know what happened to him.

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I wonder how much of the Altaïr's missions in ACR will be similar (if they are similar) to the book. Apparently Ubisoft worked closely with the author for this book but left the details up to him, then approved of them later. So the main events are most likely legitimate. Hopefully there will be differences in the game, or even exclusive details.

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I don't, that book is monumentally stupid.
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Malik's dead! Maria's dead! Let's just kill everyone! This is so mature! Also, Altair lived to be 90. In the thirteenth century.

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He lived to 90 so what? There were people in 500 BCE living to over 100 years old.

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Again, so what? Most people don't, even today. Maybe it's me being used to genetic memory in this series, but I really feel Altair's twilight years don't need to be explored.

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Obviously he did something important in them. It'll be worth it, don't you worry.

I expected the whole side-mission thing to not be totally gone, and it looks like templar agents are the main side-assassinations, which means we'll get lots of diverse-looking targets to prey upon, and that there will only be about 10 of them, so assassination mission designers will have to put more in the story.

I understood what they meant by saying that side-missions were gone from the start: that the ones that are really not worth even one single cut-scene or are relatively simple are now serving their true purpose (diversions for funz, like thif, assassination, and courtesan missions) and the more story-driven and/or cinematic/challenging ones are going to stay in (Templar Agents, Lairs, War Machine type missions).

I have no problem with that. Glad that I don't have to spend hours waiting in a menu if I just want to replay an short event where I beat up some schmo like in AC2.

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stabguy wrote:
Not so fast! The notion that Altaïr is on Desmond's father's side of the family and Ezio's on his mother's side (or vice versa) is only one possibility. The first common descendant of Altaïr and Ezio could just as well be Desmond's father, or his grandfather, or his mother. It could even be Ezio's son if Ezio marries a great-great-granddaughter of Altaïr.

The following interview with Darby McDevitt clarifies things a little. hewkii9's hunch was correct: Desmond has Assassin blood on both sides of his family. In fact, it looks like each of Desmond's four grandparents will descend from different Assassins.

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That actually made me excited for ACR.

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That actually made me excited for ACR.

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Are we really going to have another dress-up mission...as a lute player?

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Are we really going to have another dress-up mission...as a lute player?

I'll spend the entire time trying to punch myself to get rid of the annoying music...

Inconspicous: because nobody suspects the guy with all the weapons

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icefire ezio sings a song about his assassination of cesare... i think that will prevent the punching of yourself

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Ah, Ubisoft. How kind of you for 2 entire games that you torture us with Italian lute players.

Now you give us the lute to annoy others. The power to annoy is ours. Muahahahaha!

Seriously - I'm just wondering if he's gonna use it as a weapon and bonk it on guards' heads.

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I'm just wondering if he's gonna use it as a weapon and bonk it on guards' heads.

In the article this was taken from, it shows him using it as a weapon. It's very creative, actually.

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i hope you can wear it after the mission that would be fun herassing people Big smile

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They released gameplay of the lute mission.

Ezio's singing is amazing.

Anyways, it's always good that a stealth game has disguises. Hopefully in a future game we'll be able to choose when we use one.

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They should take a cue from Hitman and allow us to pick whatever outfit we want after knocking the person unconscious (don't want any blood on the new duds).

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That's exactly what I was thinking after watching the Hitman Absolution gameplay.

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Hopefully we'll get an Altair flashback where we dress up as a beggar, grab four homeless friends, and harass him for money until he kills himself.

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Are we really going to have another dress-up mission...as a lute player?

Yeah, I didn't like that one mission in Bruddahood. Where you had to carry a chest full of money and dressed as a Captain.

Hopefully there will be less missions where it's timed and you feel like you're just running from point A to point B.

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ezio is going to be badass with the hook blade

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Nice info on the new interface and gameplay: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RM6wYlRVWcM&feature=feedu

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reminds me of assassinscreed 1 so much

To be fair, you have to have a very high IQ to understand Rick and Morty. The humor is extremely subtle, and without a solid grasp of theoretical physics most of the jokes will go over a typical viewer's head. There's also Rick's nihilistic outlook, which