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repairmanjack
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Seriously... no thread for this? With or without the apostrophe?!

Seems folk are starting to be a little down on the game the closer we get to its (apparent) release. Is it really now just a month away?

There's a couple of new montages up on gametrailers, and I have to say I'm chomping at the bit for this. Just looks fantastic.
#1 at 12:49:58 - 14/10/2007
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Same here, I'm kinda hoping it doesn't suck. Though of course we'll get to find out in a week's time won't we Rich?

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#2 at 12:51:04 - 14/10/2007
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Is this really coming out on the same day as Mass Effect?

It's still my most anticipated game of the year, even if it is not going to be critically acclaimed. I think, if anything, this is the not-half-arsed spiritual sequel that Tenchu never had. Which is more than enough for me to be excited about.
#3 at 13:12:26 - 14/10/2007
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Message for Stevas - tearing confirmed.

It's evident in spades in the gametrailer HD videos which is an awful shame. I will mention it this week but at this point I suspect it's too late to do anything about it.
#4 at 13:34:11 - 14/10/2007
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HairyArse said:Message for Stevas - tearing confirmed.

It's evident in spades in the gametrailer HD videos which is an awful shame. I will mention it this week but at this point I suspect it's too late to do anything about it.


Not that I notice these things much, but it's odd that it seems to be such a common occurence in Ubisoft's games. Definitely worth asking about HA.
#5 at 18:47:11 - 14/10/2007
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JimJam said:
Not that I notice these things much, but it's odd that it seems to be such a common occurence in Ubisoft's games. Definitely worth asking about HA.


I think that's Stevas' point. :)
#6 at 19:00:49 - 14/10/2007
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HairyArse said:
JimJam said:
Not that I notice these things much, but it's odd that it seems to be such a common occurence in Ubisoft's games. Definitely worth asking about HA.


I think that's Stevas' point. :)


Yeah, I know, I know. Just surprised (not being in the industry) that the publisher has that much input into technical minutae, and that it's not something that's left up to the design teams.
#7 at 12:42:30 - 15/10/2007
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Sounds like another Ubispecial then. Tearing. Framerate issues. Oh dear...

Shame that, as I was getting rather excited about it.

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#8 at 12:50:24 - 15/10/2007
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I'm pretty sure EG reported this slipping to 2008. no?
A while ago? In a weekly round-up article? Did I imagine it?
#9 at 13:20:54 - 15/10/2007
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The whole free running looks great but some of the animations for interacting with people looks a bit clunky.
#10 at 13:34:04 - 15/10/2007
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Salaman said:I'm pretty sure EG reported this slipping to 2008. no?
A while ago? In a weekly round-up article? Did I imagine it?


I think it's actually un-slipped. Or so it would seem.

Which means that Rich will see it this week, but won't be able to report on it, which means that we won't get to hear much about it until 2 weeks before its supposed release if it HAS unslipped.

Anyone getting an idea why there's no demo for AC now?


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#11 at 14:44:05 - 15/10/2007
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peej said:Anyone getting an idea why there's no demo for AC now?


Peej


Their official reason (from Eurogamer) was that it was too difficult to sort a demo out from such a free-roaming game...
#12 at 15:35:02 - 15/10/2007
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JimJam said:
peej said:Anyone getting an idea why there's no demo for AC now?


Peej


Their official reason (from Eurogamer) was that it was too difficult to sort a demo out from such a free-roaming game...


Aye that's the official line, methinks it had something more to do with them shiteing it and thinking the game wouldn't sell :)

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#13 at 15:51:17 - 15/10/2007
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:D

I hope that's not the case though - finding out it was going multiformat was one of the deciding factors in me getting a 360. I've been looking forward to it for ages, so I hope it hasn't turned out gash after all that.
#14 at 15:55:37 - 15/10/2007
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Ah well, I guess you can at least loudly point it out to them EVERY TIME IT HAPPENS AND VERY LOUDLY, DID I MENTION LOUDLY, and leave them with my open letter, and maybe, just maybe, they'll make sure something is done about it in their next relea-

Oh, who the fuck am I kidding.

On the plus side, at least it means my "to buy" list is becoming more affordable by the day!

FUCK YOU UBISOFT
#15 at 15:58:55 - 15/10/2007
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JimJam said::D

I hope that's not the case though - finding out it was going multiformat was one of the deciding factors in me getting a 360. I've been looking forward to it for ages, so I hope it hasn't turned out gash after all that.


I'm willing to forgive a bit of tearing but in a game where immersion is important, and having a believeable living breathing medieval city is the crux of the game, the very last thing I wanna see is shitloads of tearing.

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#16 at 16:05:13 - 15/10/2007
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Hairy: suggest they put an option in their games for locking the framerate, and name it the Suppressed Tearing, Enable Vsynch Assisted Scrolling option.

What? What'd I do?

FUCK YOU UBISOFT
#17 at 16:09:21 - 15/10/2007
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peej said:
I'm willing to forgive a bit of tearing but in a game where immersion is important, and having a believeable living breathing medieval city is the crux of the game, the very last thing I wanna see is shitloads of tearing.

Peej


I think my blur-o-vision SD telly hides a multitude of sins that a lot of people are talking about. If I've got games that do it, either the SD hides it or I'm just immune to it.
#18 at 17:02:17 - 15/10/2007
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Oh. Interest level rises again from those two latest videos (on Gamersyde).
#19 at 17:29:40 - 15/10/2007
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Shipped from shopto.

o/
#20 at 17:23:04 - 13/11/2007
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I tried to order it but it's stick in pre-order pre-basket hell.

:(
#21 at 17:25:58 - 13/11/2007
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repairmanjack said:Shipped from shopto.

o/


Ordered from Game - no chance of early shippage but nice and cheap and I should have it for Friday at the latest :-)
#22 at 17:49:41 - 13/11/2007
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Anyone still doubting whether or not they should buy Assassin's Creed would do well to watch this.
#23 at 18:00:25 - 13/11/2007
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Waaaaah, I'm missing parameters!

Is this the same as the xboxyde videos?

Oh dear, after watching those videos Altair seems to be particularly unlikably, plus he has such an annoying voice.
#24 at 18:04:43 - 13/11/2007
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****SPOILERS****
1UP review here. They gave it 7/10!
****SPOILERS****

First review I have seen on the net. Their main complaint was they found the game too repetitive, with not enough variety to the missions.

In fact the whole tone of the review gives the impression the reviewer got bored of the game very quickly; with most of text spent picking faults with nearly all aspects of the game (except the graphics which they are full of praise for).

Make of it what you will, but I have a funny feeling that most other sites will disagree with 1UP ;-)
#25 at 18:24:42 - 13/11/2007
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Not as good as Heavenly Sword's 8/10, then! :D
#26 at 18:26:46 - 13/11/2007
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Sillothian said:****SPOILERS****
1UP review here. They gave it 7/10!
****SPOILERS****

First review I have seen on the net. Their main complaint was they found the game too repetitive, with not enough variety to the missions.

In fact the whole tone of the review gives the impression the reviewer got bored of the game very quickly; with most of text spent picking faults with all aspects of the game.

Make of it what you will, but I have a funny feeling that most other sites will disagree with 1UP ;-)


Most other sites...apart from EG who give exactly the same score and got bored after only 4 hours.
#27 at 18:26:48 - 13/11/2007
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I'd like to see a review of the PC version. I'm a bit worried about how the controls are translated to PC.

#28 at 18:32:40 - 13/11/2007
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Sillothian said:Make of it what you will, but I have a funny feeling that most other sites will disagree with 1UP ;-)


So much for that prediction then, EG gave it 7/10 too ;-)

In fact their review echoes the major complaint from 1UP, it's just a bit boring to play.
#29 at 18:42:51 - 13/11/2007
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The EG review is fairly considered - I mean, I think I'm going to bloody love it, but if what he says is true, then it *does* seem repetitive. Still, 7/10 is a decent EG score.

#30 at 19:05:54 - 13/11/2007

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