May 11, 2012 at 8:08 am #29785
OK, so it has been made clear to me by multiple sources that AC1 is a CHORE! I fear the repetition and monotony of some of the missions will make for a boring and frustrating show. On the other hand, with a ratio of almost 4:1 the audience has made clear they WANT AC1! We have a couple of ideas.
1. Play the first couple of missions of AC1 (which people say are the best ones) and then on the next episode skip to AC2 which supposedly summarizes AC1 in the beginning anyways.
2. Option 1 + YouTube highlights of someone else’s play-through of key moments in the game.
3. This is where we will need your help (and what this thread is really about). Using a TON of save games on the PC version provided by the community to essentially give us a “Skip Ahead” button. We would need comprehensive save games, well titled and strategically placed so that we have awesome options for how far to skip ahead and where they will take us. I have been told that the most essential part to skip is the info collection and city exploration. That alone should cut out half (give or take) the playthrough.
I picture a team pulling together to do this, by sharing saves ect. It would need to be organized well without anyone dropping the baton. If there are volunteers, speak up! You guys will be heroes!May 11, 2012 at 8:53 am #29790
Oh Frashy, i couldn’t care less if you play Big Rigs: Over The Road Racing – You guys are ALWAYS entertaining!
I must say, though, option #3 sounds very good. Imma post this on Blistered Ones to see if anybody there would be willing to help.May 11, 2012 at 8:55 am #29791
A boring game can make for an amazing episode. Also, you can b-line Assassin’s Creed in only a few hours. Its definitely true it is incredibly repetitive, though.May 11, 2012 at 9:09 am #29793May 11, 2012 at 9:25 am #29798
That sounds like a dam good idea dose anyone if u can use console saves on the PCMay 11, 2012 at 11:05 am #29831
Option 1 sounds fine.May 11, 2012 at 11:19 am #29833
Option 2 is better than Option 1 because you need to see at least some cutscenes from the first game; even though AC2 does summarize the last one, you’ll likely get whiplash from certain key plot elements if they’re just told to you. Specifically, the last two chapters are really, really useful.
I would say there’s a lot of extra side mission stuff that is really not important. You only need to do about 3 “fact-finding” missions minimum before you’re allowed to hit your target, everything else is just filler. The only thing you’d be missing out on is 100% completion, maybe you’d lose some helpful advice on how to do the mission, but you always have the chat for that.
Option 3 might help with this if you want to skip to just the assassinations, but I can see you doing without it if you only do the bare minimum. Of course it’s been a while since I lasted played this game, though, so I may not be 100% accurate on this.
I would suggest playing like the first one or two missions normally, focusing on just progressing the story, and see how the pacing works. If it’s still takes too long to bee-line it, you can go with the shortcut options.
May 11, 2012 at 11:22 am #29836
- This reply was modified 1 year ago by soghog.
slyginger: That sounds like a dam good idea dose anyone if u can use console saves on the PC
I’m pretty sure that’s not possible.May 11, 2012 at 11:31 am #29842
By the way, are you still interested in researching the historical context of the games? I remember you saying you wanted to look up the American Revolution during the PAX show. I’m actually finishing up a few history courses right now and can compile some spoiler-free info for you.May 11, 2012 at 12:02 pm #29855
I would be able to contribute saved for AC1 on PC, but I would need enough time to play thru the game again (or at least a schedule when you need the saves).
I think it is very important to “get” the story of AC1 because the big role the PoE plays in AC2 etc. So I would opt for Option 3, but as I said I would contribute my time and effort.
TychoMay 11, 2012 at 12:27 pm #29869
Would love to help, but only got it on ps3, and dont think we can move saves with it ):
May 11, 2012 at 1:32 pm #29884
- This reply was modified 1 year ago by lihje. Reason: my spelling is derp
Option 2 is good. You’re such great hosts that it really doesn’t matter what your playing; for me anyways. The interaction between the 5 of you is what makes this show so freaking awesome.May 11, 2012 at 1:34 pm #29885
I think option 1 sounds good.May 11, 2012 at 2:17 pm #29899
I would say just play it normally, it really isn’t that bad.
I 100% completed the PC version so I’ll have a look to see if I can find the save.May 11, 2012 at 2:45 pm #29903
I’d go Option 2. The game-play really does get laborious towards the end. The combat wasn’t that well refined in game one either and I found the fights towards the end very rinse and repeat. You really just need to see the cutscene’s and a bit of in game action near the end to get an idea of what’s going on at the start of 2, Although it’s a good idea to do the last mission yourself. It should be about 30 minutes which would give you a nice ending segment or two. I Have a feeling you’ll want to be in game rather than watching a video at the very end but I can’t say why because of spoilers.
It’s your call though. If you think you can keep it entertaining then go for Option 3. Possibly have video’s ready to go as a backup just in case you get too frustrated. Sorta like a hybrid of option 2 and 3. Or You could always hand off to Ben and Becky if you need to take a break.
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