How bomb-crafting transforms Assassin's Creed: Revelations

OXM UK: "From poison clouds to scattering caltrops, Ubisoft's new system could be a game-changer."

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Quagmire2721d ago (Edited 2721d ago )

I dunno who thought it was a great idea to focus so much on bomb-making, it seems counter-intuitive. I mean, isnt an Assassin supposed to be stealthy and undetectable. Ramming a handful of bombs into some guy's face isnt exactly discreet or safe, now is it?

Ubisoft need to take a page or ten from Rocksteady and see how they're handling a good balance of stealth and combat in Arkham Asylum/City

rabidpancakeburglar2721d ago (Edited 2721d ago )

Assassins creed isn't about stealth, it's about being an assassin. It has the tools to make the game stealth or action packed, being an assassin is just about killing your target.

Because of the time setting they have to include guns otherwise there would be no realism.

DragonKnight2721d ago

What it is is that with each new Assassin's Creed game they come up with, it moves further and further away from Stealth and more about warfare stuff. The inclusion of guns is what started it.

dirigiblebill2721d ago

It's never been a pure assassination game, though, has it? I think the bombs (some of which can be used to enhance stealth, like bombs that lure guards off-beat) add quite a lot.

Nate-Dog2721d ago (Edited 2721d ago )

AC was more about pure stealth in a way. The combat (and gameplay in general) had some bad flaws but I liked the simplicity of the game (although since it was siutated during the Crusades a lot of the big moments were almost the opposite and were just massive chases with heaps of guards or huge battles).

Sword, dagger, throwing knives. Nice and simple, and each had it's use. In ACII and ACB knives became pretty pointless (you had to use knives in one of the first missions in ACII where you kill Vieri di Pazzi but that's it really, later on came in the gun and other things and in ACB came the crossbow) and I wonder why they are even still included in the new games. Same with the dagger too kind of, sword action is a lot faster than it was in AC (unless using a heavy weapon sword) so the smaller weapons don't make a massive difference.

GoldenGamer2721d ago

So we're bashing a game for adding more ways to play the game now?