On Weekend Round-Up (10/17-10/18)

So as most weekends do this past one went by pretty quick. As usual I really didn’t get anything accomplished, unless you count watching movies and playing games as getting things accomplished. This weekend consisted of three games, and six movies. Game wise I tried playing some more Destiny, and continue to struggle with it now that I’m at the “farming” stage of the game. Maybe it’s me but I really don’t feel like I enjoy farming in this game. Not really much to this as I probably only played it for an hour or two all weekend. I’m just having a hard time with the game. I feel like it could be much better than it is, and maybe my lack of enjoyment comes from only being able to do the solo content. The second game is Assassins Creed Unity. I want to play through the story again before … Read more…

On Weekend Roundup

So I’m going to try something new today which is to talk about some things that I did over the weekend. Not that there is going to be any constincy to what I actually do during the weekend so topics may vary a bit. I’m kind of stealing the idea from my friend Bel who has been doing week in review style post for the last couple of weeks. So this weekend turned in to mostly movies with a little bit of time spent playing video games. I’ll start off with the gaming since it is a bit shorter. Primarily I played Destiny because I’m trying to get my money’s worth out of it before Assassins Creed Syndicate comes out in a couple of weeks. I can’t say I really did much because I’m at that point where the only way for me to get gear is to try to … Read more…

On Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China

Last week Ubisoft released the first of three downloadable Assassin’s Creed games. Unlike previous Assassin’s Creed titles this one is only available through digital download. Initially part of the Assassin’s Creed Unity Season Pass, this game is now being offered to anyone for around $10. I feel this is a good price considering the length of the game. Personally I got it for “free” since I had purchased the season pass for Unity. The thing to keep in mind about this game is that it is short. I’m not saying just the story is short, the whole game is short. There are not a ton of side activities to do like what you would see in a full release title. I think I beat the game somewhere between 4 and 6 hours. There is some replay value to the game though. Going back to get collectibles you missed, or playing … Read more…

On Final Thoughts On Assassin’s Creed Rogue

I would strongly suggest reading my first post on this game before continuing. It covers some thoughts and initial frustrations I had with this game. With that said, here we go. I’m not changing my opinions on what how I think the game was rushed, because after having finished the game I still think that is a valid observation. I think a lot of the assets from previous games were re-used, but later in the game you do have some “new” areas. The thing about this game is that it is very much more of the same. I don’t feel like I can talk about the controls or side missions in this game because I’m sure I’ve said it about other Assassin’s Creed titles. Or if you’ve played any of them for yourself you’ll know what to expect. I also burned through the story because I wanted to finish before … Read more…

On Assassins Creed Unity

So I know that this game came out around a month ago, but I wanted to finish the game before I posted anything on it. Granted I finished it a couple weeks ago, I’ve just been really busy with work. With that, I’d have to say this is probably my favorite game in the series since any of the Ezio trilogy. I just wasn’t a big fan of Assassins Creed 3, and while I thought Black Flag was fun I felt it relied heavily on the naval combat to make up for a lack of side quests. Granted there was quite a bit of collectibles to find, and assassin contracts to do, but I felt like I spent more time doing these things than I did actually doing main story or side quests. It has been a while since I played AC 2/Brotherhood/Revelations, so I don’t remember all the content … Read more…

On Engaging Fictional History in Games

In a couple of weeks two new Assassins Creed games come out, Unity and Rogue, for the PS4 and PS3 respectively. I’m a huge fan of the series so I have both games on pre-order and am very excited to play through the story and meet the new characters as well as to see how it ties in to the overall story. So in preparation of this I have spent the last few days replaying Assassins Creed 4: Black Flag (aka AC Pirates). I think I’m currently at the midpoint in the game. Far enough in that I have upgraded the ship and can handle most sea battles, which means I’m taking a break from the story to work on completion. While playing there was a cutscene involving a fairly minor character and I thought to myself how most of the characters are based on an actual person so was … Read more…