The lights are on
We've known for a while that Assassin's Creed IV would contain scenes in the present day, but Ubisoft gave out some more details today via its blog. If you'd rather spend your time on the high seas as the pirate Edward Kenway, you can blast through the modern elements in as little as 20 to 25 minutes. If you'd rather take your time hacking computers, finding all the secrets, and investigating the Abstergo office fully, the experience can last a lot longer.
Ubisoft estimates that the modern content will take players between three and five hours to fully explore, and those that do will gain a greater understanding of why Kenway is the focus of this game. In addition, players will learn more about the fate of Desmond.
[Source: Ubi Blog]
Our TakeThis is a smart move that will be good for both casual and hardcore fans of the series. Those that want to focus on plundering and stabbing can speed through the modern elements at the bare minimum, while the more lore-minded fans of Assassin's Creed can really dig in deep. Both crowds are satisfied, and neither is impacted negatively with this approach.
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That's good cause I love Ac3 but when I had to go back to Desmond it was rather annoying at times left me saying "what?! already jeez." So I like that Ac4 have less time on present and more on Edward. Because face it this game was such an underdog title to go back on top so Oct. 29th this better be a good sign of improvement cause I'm excited to get it :)
*** yeah this is what i wanted!
the first interesting news about this game!
After 3, it's kinda hard to get excited for another AC game. I loved 3 right up until the ending came and slapped me in the face. Honestly, I just want the series to end so I can get some actual closure.
Not interested anymore. Will wait for price drop.
I really didn't like the present elements in the past AC games. But now since you are an employee of Obstergo and can wander around the office. This is very interesting and could be fun to figure out what Obstergo is all about. I think I will be spending some time in the present day, can't wait!
Man,I love free running in these New AC games, but this does sound intriguing. I guess I might play around in the present day when i get tired of 15 min free running to that location sessions...
The Assassins Creed series kind of lost It's way because Ubisoft felt the need to include EVERYONE and pander to the "gamers" that are too busy to understand the lore and untangle the meaning behind Abstergo and the Templar/Assassin war. Learning about the ancient architecture and how It fit into the story was half the enjoyment. When I read that somebody doesn't want to play as Desmond or watch the cut scenes I cringe. At least this gives the gamers who care a way to continue following what's at the heart of the Assassins Creed series.........the story.
That is really smart game development. Give people an option. Options are key since not everyone enjoys the same things. For me I always liked the modern day missions in past AC games. I will probable be one of those that plays the present day missions for the max amount of time.
I'm in the tough position of wanting to know what's happening with the lore but despite that I hate the modern day sections.
That is a nice feature and finally a move towards player choice on Ubisoft's hand. No matter what love/hate I may expound upon for Assassin's Creed's present day segments, they always keep me coming back for more. I might just spend 5 full hours in what might amount to playing a confused Ubisoft executive rummaging around the office trying to develop and write this darned game, lol.
That's awesome, I remember in the first AC the main reason I loved the game was the backstory you could gain by looking through the emails and talking to the Abstergo members. It had an incredible feel of mystery to it that made the game one of my all time favorites. Hopefully Black Flag can capture that feeling again.
i like that because i usually dont like the modern times in AC at all
The modern day segments from previous games were weak due to the fact that Desmond was not a compelling character. But this sounds like a great idea
PLACE YOUR BETS FOLKS THAT DESMOND HAS BECOME SUBJECT 17!