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    News - Ubisoft's 'Chief Parkour Officer' to add Assassin's Creed authenticity

    Famous freerunner Michael 'Frosti' Zernow has got the job.
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    Re: News - Ubisoft's 'Chief Parkour Officer' to add Assassin's Creed authenticity

    Smeggin' hell, I'm still waiting for Black Flag to drop in price to a reasonable level and the new one's nearly out !

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    Re: News - Ubisoft's 'Chief Parkour Officer' to add Assassin's Creed authenticity

    Quote Originally Posted by DemonHighwayman View Post
    Smeggin' hell, I'm still waiting for Black Flag to drop in price to a reasonable level and the new one's nearly out !
    I managed to persuade SWMBO to get me it as a present, then promptly didn't manage to find the time to start it.

    Like you, I'd better pull my finger out, since the Paris-based instalment might be good enough to make me forget that abortion that was the US War of Independence-based game.

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    Re: News - Ubisoft's 'Chief Parkour Officer' to add Assassin's Creed authenticity

    Quote Originally Posted by DemonHighwayman View Post
    Smeggin' hell, I'm still waiting for Black Flag to drop in price to a reasonable level and the new one's nearly out !
    Likewise!
    I only just managed to pull out all the stops and soldier through to the end of AC:III last weekend!!

    Aren't Freerunning and Parkour technically separate things?
    I though the former was maintaining speed/motion across a long distance of obstacles (like roof-running across a whole town), while the latter was focussed on short periods of jumping and clambering around local objects.

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    Re: News - Ubisoft's 'Chief Parkour Officer' to add Assassin's Creed authenticity

    Quote Originally Posted by DemonHighwayman View Post
    Smeggin' hell, I'm still waiting for Black Flag to drop in price to a reasonable level and the new one's nearly out !
    I paid full butt... And the protagonist ended up having the personality of Gordon Freeman, and the ancestor was even more of a stranger to the creed than even Connor was. So yeah, keep waiting.
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    Re: News - Ubisoft's 'Chief Parkour Officer' to add Assassin's Creed authenticity

    Quote Originally Posted by aidanjt View Post

    I paid full butt... And the protagonist ended up having the personality of Gordon Freeman, and the ancestor was even more of a stranger to the creed than even Connor was. So yeah, keep waiting.
    The story's not that great, but who plays open world for the stories?

    @DemonHighwayman - The environment is absolutely beautiful. It's not as new-gen as it could have been in the hands of real PC expert programmers, but artistically you will be constantly rewarded with beautiful scenes, especially on water - the seas are lovely. It looked great at 1080p on a 650Ti, but now I'm playing it on a GTX770 4GB at 1440p, and it's given the game a new lease of life for me (bearing in mind I couldn't stand to play ACR or ACIII more than once due to their many anti-fun problems).

    The story isn't excellent, but at least it's merely so-so instead of actively bad like ACIII. They learned a lot of lessons when making this game, and the stealth and mission area design is the best it's been so far in the series. They also took the rare step of making good single player DLC for once, and "Freedom Cry" is also worth your time.

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    Re: News - Ubisoft's 'Chief Parkour Officer' to add Assassin's Creed authenticity

    Quote Originally Posted by Otherhand View Post
    The story's not that great, but who plays open world for the stories?
    Me? A strong storyline is the difference between a tech demo, and something I can care about and feel engaged in, open world or not.

    Speaking of the Devil:
    Quote Originally Posted by DemonHighwayman View Post
    Smeggin' hell, I'm still waiting for Black Flag to drop in price to a reasonable level and the new one's nearly out !
    Humble bundle is now offering AC4 on sale for €15: https://www.humblebundle.com/store/promo/ubisoft

    There's other Ubisoft titles going cheap too.
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    Re: News - Ubisoft's 'Chief Parkour Officer' to add Assassin's Creed authenticity

    Quote Originally Posted by aidanjt View Post
    Humble bundle is now offering AC4 on sale for €15: https://www.humblebundle.com/store/promo/ubisoft
    Damn, beat me to it!!

    That's £10 in English moneys, which certainly convinced me. Now just a 9hr wait for it to download on my Countryside Grade interwebz.... *sigh*!!

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    Re: News - Ubisoft's 'Chief Parkour Officer' to add Assassin's Creed authenticity

    Thanks Ttaskmaster & aidanjt ! that is more the price level I was looking for.

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    Re: News - Ubisoft's 'Chief Parkour Officer' to add Assassin's Creed authenticity

    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by DemonHighwayman View Post
    Smeggin' hell, I'm still waiting for Black Flag to drop in price to a reasonable level and the new one's nearly out !
    Likewise!
    I only just managed to pull out all the stops and soldier through to the end of AC:III last weekend!!

    Aren't Freerunning and Parkour technically separate things?
    I though the former was maintaining speed/motion across a long distance of obstacles (like roof-running across a whole town), while the latter was focussed on short periods of jumping and clambering around local objects.
    Freerunning and parkour ARE different things.
    Easiest way I've found to explain it is Parkour is point A - B, the quickest way using the environment to get there (Mirrors edge IS parkour).
    Freerunning is simply "Gymnastics in the street" This can be flips, people include martial arts into it quite often. Quite often people say they're a freerunner, tracer or they do parkour, but they'll actually do both sports. Myself, I'll do whatever term I feel like saying, depends what I'll be training mostly that day, usually say parkour

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    Re: News - Ubisoft's 'Chief Parkour Officer' to add Assassin's Creed authenticity

    Quote Originally Posted by Otherhand View Post
    The story's not that great, but who plays open world for the stories?
    That would be me. If you've not got a good story then where's the driver for exploring that open world. Digital tourism doesn't appeal!

    JC2 is a case in point - you're really only exploring as part of the level-up grind. After I finished it when I came back I tend to stick to the same handful of locations.
    Quote Originally Posted by Otherhand View Post
    The story isn't excellent, but at least it's merely so-so instead of actively bad like ACIII. They learned a lot of lessons when making this game, and the stealth and mission area design is the best it's been so far in the series. They also took the rare step of making good single player DLC for once, and "Freedom Cry" is also worth your time.
    Thanks for that - useful and interesting, especially the comment about the single play. Too much focus these days for my liking on multiplayer, and latterly, co-op.

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