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My first 2 hours with Assassin's Creed Revelations


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Initial post: Nov 16, 2011 6:11:36 AM PST
Marvelous says:
The game is simply amazing: graphics, sound and new minor changes have really improved on the series already stellar premise. The first thing that awed me was the new slow motion kills, after Ezio has finish off a hand full of guards. It also seems like the graphics have improved, everything is looking much more vibrant and polished. Also it seems like the sound quality has been bumped up a notch; on previous games in the series I would have to turn my receiver up to -18, but last night I was loving the sound at -24.

I look forward to playing more this weekend! Oh and I went through the training for multiplayer (big fan of manhunt in Bortherhood), and I'm pumped up to get back in that multiplayer, but think I'd like to dig a little future into the story

Posted on Nov 16, 2011 6:19:42 AM PST
StriderNeo15 says:
Yeah it's great, here are my first impressions from the other thread, with a few more:

I've played about 4 or 5 hours of AssRev today.

It's Assassin's Creed.

I'm not far in the story because I've been constantly sidetracked by templar dens(EXACTLY the same as Borgia towers) viewpoints, treasures, recruiting etc.

I did play one of Desmonds segments, and I'm glad to say I was pleasantly surprised.

Not much has happened in the story yet, because like I said I've only finished the first two chapters which were more or less tutorial, seems like the achievements/trophies are going to be pretty difficult/time consuming this time around.

Still some annoying/frustrating missions/tasks like all the rest, and it's still annoying when I get the big red "50% sync, you screwed up!" message at the end of a mission.

Basically, It's more Assassin's Creed, and I couldn't be happier.

PS. If anyone can make it to the top of the Hagia Sophia in 25 seconds, I will be seriously impressed.

I like the Hookblade, and the ziplines and stuff, makes getting around pretty fun.

Has anyone been able to build bombs yet? I'm in the middle of sequence 3, and Yusuf taught me to use bombs earlier, but when I get to the crafting tables, it won't let me interact.

Maybe I have to be further in the story, eventhough my inventory is pretty much full with all the bomb parts lol.

Has anyone gotten to one of Altair's segments yet?

And I agree with the slow motion kills, some of Ezio's moves are just brutal, when I stabbed some guy in the head, there was actually a giant hole when I pulled out the scimitar lol.

Posted on Nov 16, 2011 6:25:06 AM PST
Marvelous says:
Definitely couldn't agree more; I'm not very far at all, but the whole beginning sequences like Ezio and the wagon chases was very entertaining. At first I didn't think I would like seeing Ezio aged so much, but it really pulls you into his story and how he's been a warrior for so many years.

I haven't used any of his ziplines of hook blades yet, but I did rather enjoy his new parachute and how you can assassinate guards when flying over head.

I agree about the whole 50% sync thing though; guess I'll just have to look passed it and not always attempt to get the full sync.

Posted on Nov 16, 2011 6:36:38 AM PST
Thanks for posting this guys. I'm itching to play this but low on funds at the moment. Plus my kids want to get this for me on X-Mas. I dont think I can wait.

Posted on Nov 16, 2011 6:48:39 AM PST
I am very excited to play this...my wife told be I had to save a few games this season so she would actually have something to give me for Christmas...

Posted on Nov 16, 2011 6:49:27 AM PST
Marvelous says:
I ended up cancelling my Pre-order with Gamestop because it was on sale for $40 at walmart!

Posted on Nov 16, 2011 6:50:42 AM PST
Yeah it's weird that there hasn't been more posts about this game! Thanks for the reviews. Really makes me want to pick this one up.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 16, 2011 6:51:43 AM PST
I think so many people who would normally pick up an AC game are currently obsessed with Skyrim at the moment (me being one of them)

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 16, 2011 6:52:25 AM PST
Yeah :/ I don't have either. Makes me sad.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 16, 2011 6:52:28 AM PST
StriderNeo15 says:
I stuck with Gamestop, had a $10 coupon and wanted that DLC!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 16, 2011 6:54:27 AM PST
Marvelous says:
That was my dilemma stride, because gamestop had the signature edition. But I figured I could use the $26 credit either towards SR3 or I can upgrade my harddrive and get a used one there.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 16, 2011 6:55:29 AM PST
The dlc was worth it I guess. The soundtrack is good and the movie is short but worth it if its free. Shame they didn't give you the blu-ray disc, but not a deal breaker. Game is good and worth it.

Posted on Nov 16, 2011 6:57:03 AM PST
Marvelous says:
I really wanted all that DLC, but then I thought about how long it will take me to beat the main story anyway. Plus with Uplay and th points I already had in there, i was able to download stuff for both single and multiplayer already.

Posted on Nov 16, 2011 7:02:46 AM PST
Soulshine says:
I'll be playing many hours of AssRev the week between christmas and new year's.

Have you guys noticed the change in controls? According to that one review they switched up a few of the buttons.

Do you start with pretty much all the weapons/gadgets you had in AssBro? Crossbow, parachutes, dual hidden blades, etc.

Posted on Nov 16, 2011 7:05:04 AM PST
Marvelous says:
The controls have slightly changed, like climbing to a viewpoint to sync now you have to press the left analog stick instead of Y - same for eagle vision.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 16, 2011 7:07:19 AM PST
StriderNeo15 says:
Mostly, only one hidden blade for the very beginning due to story reasons, but otherwise you have pretty much a full set.

I forgot, also, you have to buy the crossbow again.

There are differences in the controls.

Now instead of Y you need to press the left stick to sync viewpoints.

This is because Y is now for secondary weapons. when you press RB you actually get 2 weapon wheels now, so you can equip one primary and one secondary weapon at all times.

I like it, it makes shooting/throwing knives at rooftop guards much easier.

Combat and Parkour are pretty much the same though.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 16, 2011 7:08:28 AM PST
StriderNeo15 says:
I haven't watched the movie yet, and not too interested in the soundtrack.

I'm most pumped for the Vlad the impaler tomb, those have become my favorite parts of AssCree games, and the sword you get for completing it looks sick.

Posted on Nov 16, 2011 7:12:43 AM PST
Marvelous says:
Yeah, oh and another element I forgot to mention is it seems much more "cinematic" compared to the previous games.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 16, 2011 7:13:02 AM PST
Soulshine says:
"This is because Y is now for secondary weapons. when you press RB you actually get 2 weapon wheels now, so you can equip one primary and one secondary weapon at all times."

That sounds AWESOME. I'm guessing that adds to the variety of combo kills you can do in combat. The last game would pair up primary and secondary weapons - I think the gun was with the long sword and throwing knives were with the short sword or something like that.

Posted on Nov 16, 2011 7:22:16 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 16, 2011 7:23:06 AM PST
Voice of god says:
I'm not amazed by it, but it's fun. It's more Assassin's Creed, which is exactly what I wanted.

Some of the new additions are better than others. The hookblade is a nifty little thing, though I haven't used it at all in combat other than the tutorial.

I just learned bomb crafting, and my initial impression is that it's stupid. It seems obtuse, and more complicated than it is worthwhile.

I still cracked out on it for about two hours longer than I planned, though, which is par for the course for a AC game. It feels familiar, and I like that.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 16, 2011 7:22:23 AM PST
StriderNeo15 says:
Well, I haven't really done much with them in combat.

I mean Ezio will still use his gun and such in kill streak kills like in Brotherhood, but I haven't tried using X to attack one guy and then hit y to shoot another, if that;s what you're asking, but I haven't really tried.

When you are in Defense mode Y is something else I think.

I play combat pretty much the same way I did in Brotherhood, counter, then chain, chain, chain.

But like I said before, Ezio's new kill animations are BRUTAL, and for the last enemy they zoom in and go slow mo to make them even look more sick haha.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 16, 2011 7:23:26 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 16, 2011 7:24:26 AM PST
StriderNeo15 says:
What chapter are you in?

The game still won't let me access bomb crafting stations.

They don't seem very useful for sure, but it seems like there are actual missions that will use them.

edit: And oh yeah, Den Defense is pretty boring, but it doesn't seem like it will be that much of a distraction.

Outside of the tutorial I haven't had one of my dens attacked yet.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 16, 2011 7:25:01 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 16, 2011 7:26:16 AM PST
Voice of god says:
"PS. If anyone can make it to the top of the Hagia Sophia in 25 seconds, I will be seriously impressed."

I tried doing that for a while, too, and I don't see how it's possible right now. I have a feeling it will get easier once you renovate it. Maybe when you get a new hookblade power or something, but probably when you renovate it.

"Has anyone been able to build bombs yet? I'm in the middle of sequence 3, and Yusuf taught me to use bombs earlier, but when I get to the crafting tables, it won't let me interact."

You'll learn it in another mission or two. I don't care for it right now, but maybe that'll get better with time.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 16, 2011 7:43:35 AM PST
Yea, I'm about to throw all my Upoints into this game, seemed like they had a lot of good content on top of all the Gamestop content, I should be good for a while.

I feel like I haven't played that long but finished memory 2 last night which still felt like it was teaching me new things. I'm hoping it's as lengthy as the other ones. The hookblade is awesome, I love running into random people and tripping them or flipping over their backs. The fighting mechanics are so much better than any of the previous games. The hookblade helps cut out some of the continuous running around, helps break it up and adds some fun mobility/assassinations.

I liked the mini game as well, the tower defense type where you're defending your tower. I feel like as it gets more difficult it'll grow annoying, but it was super fun the first time.

Posted on Nov 16, 2011 7:45:25 AM PST
Marvelous says:
I'm glad they didn't change the controls all that much though. I really enjoy that since AC2, I've been able to just pick the new games up and go!
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