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The Will, the Way: Assassin’s Creed II

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Image by Flickr user Dakota Thrice (CC)

If you happened to have caught my post last month concerning rage-quitting and Assassin’s Creed, you might think that I’d never want to see hair nor hide of the series ever again.  In theory, the Assassin’s Creed games and I should have gotten along much better. They had rich stories, semi-open worlds to explore, decently fleshed-out characters, and mission-based gameplay to keep things on track. On paper, the life of an assassin should be been all that and more for me. After writing that post, was it too late, I wondered?

In fact, it wasn’t.  That post propelled me to take action, because if I was to ever get over that incident with the original Assassin’s Creed, I would have to man up and re-enter the series. Except…well, I wasn’t too keen on revisiting the life of the assassin Altair in the twelfth century.  That ship had sailed on long ago, and it was for the best that I simply move on. But to where?  Only two other Assassin’s Creed games graced our library: Assassin’s Creed III and Assassin’s Creed: Unity. The former I had tried awhile back, but it lacked a hook. The latter just didn’t seem like a good time.

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I Wish I Didn’t Know How to Rage-Quit You

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Image by Flickr user Bresciani Emanuele (Emalord) (CC)

We’ve all been there.

There, in the Nth hour of playing [insert game title here] ever when you finally get to a particularly difficult trial, be it a stage or a boss. Your nerves are already slightly frazzled after playing for so long, and maybe you’re a little tired, too. But you press on unheeded into battle …where you are subsequently defeated over and over and over again. You keep going despite whatever your brain is telling you (i.e. Stop! Put down the controller! It’s just a game!), but victory never comes. First you get mad. And then you get really angry. And then…the rage breaks. Eventually reach a point of anger so intense that you’re pretty sure you’re going to hurt something or someone if you don’t stop. So you do. You finally stop. And you turn off the game.

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Saturday Video Round Up: September 11 – 17

The weekend is back and that means it’s time for some new videos! Lets see what’s on tap for this week’s edition of the Saturday Video Round Up.

Dishonored 2 dropped a new trailer on everyone, which focuses most of it’s time on the story. Unlike most promotional items, Corvo was heavily featured, showing off his impressive moves while also detailing story elements such as Delilah Copperspoon usurping the throne from Emily Kaldwin. Why we still don’t know why, the plot is certainly beginning to thicken.

Destiny fans got a special treat this week as Bungie released the launch trailer for the final expansion pack, Rise of Iron, this week. Fans got a good look at some of the cutscenes, new Devil Splicer enemies, and a whole lot of loot. Not too much longer to wait now, Guardians!

I’ve also got new videos for For Honor, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Mafia III and so much more after the break, so come check out this week’s batch of trailers!

The full list of videos await you after the jump…

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Saturday Video Round Up: March 29 – April 4

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Welcome to April everyone! Saturday has once again rolled around and here’s a brand new Video Round Up for you to sink your teeth into. A lot took place this past week so there’s a ton of new trailers and video content for you to enjoy. So kick your feet up, crank the volume, and enjoy! Here’s a small taste of what’s below the jump.

It’s a Nintendo explosion! As a new Nintendo Direct graced our computer screens, a vast array of trailers also released covering a bunch of upcoming games like Fire Emblem, Splatoon, and new content for Mario Kart 8. I’ve grabbed them all for you and placed them below for your viewing pleasure.

Fans of Tom Clancy will be excited to know that a brand new trailer for Rainbow Six Siege released earlier this week to coincide with the beta signup news. The trailer shows off more gameplay elements and gadgets players will be able to use to either save hostages or take down the Rainbow team.

I’ve also got new videos for Titan Souls, Mortal Kombat X, Assassin’s Creed Chronicles and so much more after the break, so come check out this week’s batch of trailers!

The full list of videos await you after the jump…

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Getting Back To It – Assassin’s Creed II

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When returning to a game, it’s usually done so in the hopes of getting to enjoy an old favorite again. This was the case for the first game I got back to this year: Ratchet: Deadlocked. Going back to that game felt like rediscovering an old classic. It had all the Ratchet & Clank charm I remembered from my time with the PS2-era games, and it was just as much fun this year as it was almost a decade ago. After having so much fun with this year’s first game in the series, I returned to  Assassin’s Creed II with barely contained anticipation. It should have been great, even better than Ratchet: Deadlocked, but, oddly enough, my return to an old favorite did not go as well as I thought it would. Continue reading Getting Back To It – Assassin’s Creed II

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag Impressions Or How The Franchise Won Me Back

Screenshot from Ubisoft press site
Screenshot from Ubisoft press site

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Assassin’s Creed has always held a soft spot in my heart. Bringing historical fiction in line with engaging gameplay is one of the many reasons why I love this franchise. Being able to set foot in places you only read about in history books is just thrilling for me, I mean, where else can you explore Renaissance Italy and bump elbows with the likes of Leonardo da Vinci or Cesare Borgia?

While the first game had some rough patches, I was in love from the moment I climbed up my first tower in Jerusalem. That same affection only increased as the Ezio trilogy kicked off and I was treated to such locales as Rome, Venice, Florence, and Constantinople to name a few. Sure, it hasn’t always been smooth sailing but for a quick history fix, nothing could satisfy me quite like the Assassin’s Creed franchise. Then came Assassin’s Creed III. Continue reading Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag Impressions Or How The Franchise Won Me Back

My “Deserted Island” Games — Xbox 360 edition

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Image by Flickr user pabuk

I don’t know that I’ll ever find the right words to describe my relationship with our Xbox 360. Since picking up its controller some six years ago, we’ve run the gamut of emotions, from adoration to frustration. I’ve not played many games on the console, but those few that I have remain the ones into which I’ve sunk the most hours. I mean, the Mass Effect games alone count for months worth of gaming time. And as I look at my list, it pains me to choose only a handful of jewels among the diamonds. If I could only ever use a single current-gen console ever again, it would be the 360, and that’s despite its propensity towards death. We only went through one red-ring episode, and that was one too many as far as I was concerned. If that were to happen with my 360 on my island…well…I’m sure I could MacGuyver a fix with coconut fibers, sand, and solar rays.