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Assassin's Creed Hints At Sci-Fi Twist: Should We Care?

Ripten.com writes:

"Assassin's Creed is one of the few really "next-gen" games we will be experiencing this year (whatever that means, seems to be the buzz word these days). Coming from the makers of the classic Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, it has lofty expectations to live up to.

The game takes place during the Third Crusade, with the player taking the role of a secret Assassin, Altair. Altair means "the flying thingy" in Arabic, where the word "thingy" should be replaced with "one" to avoid any childish visions. This flying bloke, or Altair as he will henceforth be referred to, has the objective to slay individuals who are promoting the hostilities. What hostilities? The Third Crusade, young one. Pay attention.

The game promises to contain historically accurate cities and a completely interactive environments. You will be able to climb any building you fancy, buildings complete with historically, accurately, coloredly bricks(ly). You are but an archaic Spider-Man (minus the red and blue tights) making your way through the city dressed in an assassin's hawk outfit.

Yet, there is something on top of all this "gloriousness" that Ubisoft Montreal has kept swept under their grandmother's carpet: a "sci-fi" twist that is suggested in the game footage, but should we give a monkey's (or a rat's ass as you American's like to say) about the twist, and could it potentially spoil the game's integrity?..."

Update:

There are not any spoilers in this article. At least not many. If you want to avoid spoilers then avoid the paragraph above and below the picture of Kristen Bell.

The rest of the article is a fun read.

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conjurdevil3460d ago

oh god please no time travel!! that would just ruin the game for me...

techie3460d ago

read it you might find out a bit more than you originally knew about the game.

okcomputer3460d ago

Yep, this has "time travel twist" written all over it. Something like being sent back in time to alter something about the crusades. We'll see in a few days either way.

Skerj3460d ago (Edited 3460d ago )

I'm actually leery of reading this because of spoilers, but I was always wondering what the sci fi aspect was. I too hope it isn't time travel but I'm guessing it is, since this is the first in the trilogy. Altair's probably an assassin tasked with killing off key members in historical events to alter (his name kind of sounds like it) the course of time. I hope I'm wrong though and it's deeper than that.

Edit:

Hah read it anyway, yay I was wrong and there aren't any spoilers per se but Kristen Bell did say more than I wanted to know.

Excalibur3460d ago

I don't want to read anything for fear of spoilers.

I too don't care for there being some sort of a sci-fi twist.
the is no reason this game can't start and finish in that time line.

techie3460d ago

They really aren't any/many spoilers., If you're slightly scared don't read from "Some have theorized" to "this is not a gimmick." above and below the picture of Kristen Bell.

It's all theorizing though, no proof.

goodganja3460d ago

Sci-fi on a realistic game could go either way. It's either hit or miss.

Hit:

The end of Shenmue II. Pure beauty.

Miss:

The 2nd half-Ending to the Indigo Prophecy (Farenheit)

P L A Y B 3 Y O N D

Skerj3460d ago (Edited 3460d ago )

Man I almost cursed when you mentioned the 2nd half of Farenheit/Indigo Prophecy. I have no idea what Quantic Dream was thinking of but DAMN did it take the twist it should not have taken, I literally shouted "WHAT THE HELL!?" when it happened. Otherwise it's one of the best adventure games I've played, here's hoping for Heavy Rain. Have a bubble for stating the awesome.

goodganja3460d ago

I'm thinking that Quantic Dream were under some kind of time constraints on the reason why Indigo Prophecy fell off so bad. But even still, I still liked the game very much. Even though it has it's flaws, I enjoyed it because of the potential in the engine. Had QD had more time to develop the game, I feel the story would have been fleshed out a little better.

Heavy Rain is going to shape up to be an underrated PS3 classic, just watch.

P L A Y B 3 Y O N D

Skerj3460d ago

Yeah I'm hoping that cause and effect mechanic from Prophecy carries over to Heavy Rain somehow. Unknowingly setting myself up to catch myself was really awesome. Sad that it didn't carry throughout the entirety of the game but I think you're right about the time constraints, can't wait for Heavy Rain.

Neurotoxin3460d ago

I`m Guessing Futuristic Gene Manipulation Technology is allowing people from the year blah blah to relive the ancestry through information stored in their genes.

Possibly leading to the next Assassins creed further in the future and so on.

ktr3459d ago

Thats seems very plausible...

MK_Red3460d ago

OMG, forget about the game. The story picture ROCKS. Hope I had a wallpaper of that.

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