Another year, another Assassin’s Creed. The series made a triumphant comeback from a year-long break in 2017 with Origins. Now it’s aiming to duplicate that success with Odyssey, yet another jaunt through Classical Antiquity starring a tragic hero. While it does duplicate the formula in some ways, and improve on it in others, there are sadly many places where Odyssey doesn’t living up to its dramatic promise. Theogony Odyssey is the 11th (main) game in a series which has been around for 11 years. Its timing has been consistent, if nothing else — though I do wonder how hard the project managers at Ubisoft have had to crack the whip to get that many games out that regularly. We just launched Plugged It's our cool new gadget site. Take me The game is set in 5th century BC, four hundred years before before Origins. During the Peloponnesian War, a rascally Greek mercenary — Alexios or Kassandra, depending on who you choose — sets out to make their way … [Read more...] about Review: Assassin’s Creed Odyssey isn’t the Greek drama it wants to be
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The Assassin's Creed series is comprised of 11 main games, not even counting the numerous spin-offs. From its initial release in 2007, Ubisoft has made it a yearly franchise for nearly the entire time. This can, of course, be intimidating when you're thinking about picking up the newest game. Will I understand it? Do I need to know anything about the rest of the series? If you're asking yourself these questions, I'll help break down the vital plot points you may want to understand. Each Assassin's Creed game takes place during at least two time periods; one set in the historical past and one set during the present day. This is explained with some in-game sci-fi elements and technology. Through the use of a machine called an Animus (and later the Helix), players can witness their ancestors' past by analyzing their DNA. Odyssey will feature a storyline in ancient Greece and another during the present day, which I will detail below. How does it continue the narrative? Assassin's Creed … [Read more...] about Do I need to know anything about Assassin’s Creed to enjoy Odyssey?
An Assassin’s Creed III remaster is coming with Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey. This move has many fans raising their eyebrows. Despite selling over 7 million copies, Assassin’s Creed III has a reputation as one of the franchise’s weaker installments. But Assassin’s Creed III connected with me, and this upcoming remaster has compelled me to defend the 2012 open-world game. Despite its name, Assassin’s Creed III is the fifth installment in the franchise. The first came out in 2007 and focused on the Third Crusade. Assassin’s Creed II and its sequels (Brotherhood and Revelations) took place during the Italian Renaissance era. Assassin’s Creed III went to the American Revolution. That’s a big reason why I like the game. The American Revolution is my favorite era in history. I’m reading Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation by historian Joseph Ellis. It focuses on pivotal moments, like the Aaron Burr-Alexander Hamilton … [Read more...] about In defense of Assassin’s Creed III ahead of its remaster
Today, Microsoft accidentally announced June's free Games with Gold for Xbox One and Xbox 360 owners. It appears that a scheduled post on the company's Xbox Wire service went live before its official reveal. Starting on June 1, 2018, Assassin's Creed Chronicles: Russia and Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed will be free with the subscription. Then, on June 16, Xbox Live Gold members can download Smite Gold Bundle and Lego Indiana Jones 2: The New Adventures at no cost. Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed and Lego Indiana Jones 2 are backward compatible so you can also play them on your Xbox One or Xbox One X. Assassin's Creed Chronicles: Russia Assassin's Creed Chronicles: Russia is the final chapter of the Assassin's Creed Chronicles trilogy. This time around, you step into the shoes of Nikolai Orelov, who continues the ongoing battle against the Templars. The game takes place during the October Revolution where you're tasked with stealing an ancient treasure and saving … [Read more...] about June’s free Xbox Games with Gold feature Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: Russia and Lego Indiana Jones 2
Assassin's Creed Rebellion is a free-to-play strategy RPG for iOS and Android devices. The project is a collaboration between Ubisoft and Behaviour Interactive and should be launched on both platforms by the end of the year.Unlike any of the previous Assassin's Creed titles, Rebellion is supposed to offer a unique visual experience due to “a new artistic direction,” which presents iconic faces in a new light while remaining true to the franchise.The game will offer players the chance to build their own Assassin Brotherhood, as well as manage a fortress or do some stealth missions against the Templars. There will be at least 40 Assassins available in the game, including Ezio, Aguilar, Shao Jun, Claudia, and … Machiavelli. Also, more than 20 unlockable characters have been exclusively created for this game.Assassin's Creed Rebellion's story is set in Spain during the Inquisition. Players will be able to take on different type of missions, which will have an impact on … [Read more...] about Ubisoft announces Assassin’s Creed Rebellion for Android and iOS