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"Play Along" w/ Altair Costume

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In the mission Play Along where you're carrying a box, and about to meet someone important (in Sequence 11), if you have the Altair outfit from Uplay, you can switch to it, and it'll look kinda funny, Altair carrying the box, everyone thinking he's a guard. Pretty hilarious if you ask me.

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Cool havent thought of that. Another one is when you find the assassin robes, you can have Altairs outfit on. So he puts on the white robes while wearing Altairs outfit, looks really messed up

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I like wearing them at the very start of the game with the brawl with Vieri de Pazi, and also during when Mario is explaining about the Codex pages "These were written by an Assassin, like us, called Altair.....that you happen to look exactly like right now."

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White-robed man carrying a box? Yep, he's a guard. Altair is JUST THAT SLICK.

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Yeah there are some very strange glitches in this game. To be expected with its size I suppose. The other day I was playing and I killed a large group of guards. The last guard took a hit and stumbled backwards and began to run away. After about 5 paces he just stopped holding his sword at his side. I walked around him and tried pretty much every weapon, including fists for 5 minutes but he was completely still and unaware of me. I couldnt lock on or anything. Eventually, I don't know how or why, the hidden blade decided to work and Ezio just stabbed him through the back of the neck and he fell down dead. Weird Tongue

Also, I'm aware this has nothing to do with the original post Shy

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I started my 7th playthrough yesterday.
I want to try beating the game as fast as I can, kind of like a speedrun but not really.
And I will only be doing the bare minimum, I'll only be interacting with Primary "!" Memories and if I occasionally see a Doctor, I'll heal and buy medicine. No upgrading Villa, no nothing. Just want to go as fast as I can.

Any tips for later areas of the game, I hear it's quite challenging with no armor and crap weapons?

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joecool280 wrote:
I like wearing them at the very start of the game with the brawl with Vieri de Pazi, and also during when Mario is explaining about the Codex pages "These were written by an Assassin, like us, called Altair.....that you happen to look exactly like right now."

Rofl... :3

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DarkAlphabetZoup wrote:
I started my 7th playthrough yesterday.
I want to try beating the game as fast as I can, kind of like a speedrun but not really.
And I will only be doing the bare minimum, I'll only be interacting with Primary "!" Memories and if I occasionally see a Doctor, I'll heal and buy medicine. No upgrading Villa, no nothing. Just want to go as fast as I can.

Any tips for later areas of the game, I hear it's quite challenging with no armor and crap weapons?

I'd say just try to avoid open combat most of the time which will reduce time taken fighting, taking damage and buying extra medicine. Obviously it could add time as you'll have to find ways to avoid open combat but ultimately it will mean you avoid desynchronization due to your poor weapons and armour.

So yeah, basically speed combined with stealth should enable a quick playthrough even with no upgrades. In parts of the game you inevitably must engage open combat so on these parts I'd say use counter-kills. Its a quick and simple way to kill large groups whilst escaping damage yourself. Brutes pose a problem as they can break through your defence but smoke bombs or simply running away (avoiding combat again) should solve this.

I've only played through the game a couple of times and on my first playthrough I only really upgraded armour and weapons near the end after most of the missions had been completed. With no armour, the more advanced guards and fights with Rodrigo Borgia could be pretty tough but are still relatively straightforward.

Having played through the game many times now, I'm sure you know the details of advanced combat and various missions which should enable a fast runthrough. Without learning new techniques at the Fight Ring you won't be able to use more advanced fighting techniques but, IMO, counters, dodging, air assassinations, simple swordplay and smoke bombs are the core elements of AC combat and should be plenty enough to get you through the game.

Basically, use what you know and keep it simple. Hope this helped and have fun! Smile

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Thanks alot Party

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Yeah, that really shouldn't be a problem. Just counter-kill each target with the hidden blades or escape if possible.

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No problem Smile I think no upgrades is a more interesting way to play AC. With the immense amount of armour and weapons often the game is too easy. (I think only died around 6 or 7 times, mostly from falling TBH Tongue)

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I do no upgrades from now on either, no pouches too. I also never collect money from the villa and il upgrade the villa so it seems like getting money has a purpose from missions.