- Oct 28, 2017
How did you get those multipliers?
How did you get those multipliers?
I'm over 50 hours in and still don't know what this grinding talk is about. I hop from island to land mass to island while uncovering the giant map, see what missions show up around me and just play the game. I'm also finding I have a surplus of skill points because many of the skills you can acquire are gated by game progress not by your level, or you can acquire 5 or 6 melee skills if you like, but you can only assign 4 at a time. I think later in the game that opens up more? If I had bought the XP booster it would have been a total waste of money.
Damn. 75 hours in and I'm only at level 40 and I've done really little dicking around. I also have a long way to go in the story (doing the Minotaur quests right now).I think I slowly start burning out on this game. I played the game for 75 hours and I am level 55, completed 2 main story lines and started the first dlc a few days ago. I really like the Persian guys and some cutscenes in the DLC are bonkers like with the madman in the swamp. I think I take a week break before I continue. There is still so much stuff to do that it is a little bit daunting.
Yep, we know it's a Viking game, codenamed Kingdom (and sometimes referred to as Ragnarok), aiming for a 2020 release, but that's about it. Presumably it's cross-gen but that's only a guess.Do we have any rumblings on the next AC title? I imagine it will be aligned with next gen console release - but in terms of setting (or anything at all)? After the improvements made with Origins and Odyssey I’m pretty excited to see where they take this next.
I feel like with some more TLC and maybe some added restraint this series could take another couple steps and arrive into 90+ meta score territory. It has the right foundation.
Chances are we'll get a huge look at the game at next year's E3, a big Kotaku leak a month or two before then, and I wouldn't be surprised if Odyssey gets some Viking-themed cosmetic packs to capitalize on the hype. I know I'd buy them for Kass =/Kotaku learned from two independent sources familiar with the game that 2020's Assassin’s Creed, code-named Kingdom, does indeed star Vikings. We don’t know much else about the game, but after the phenomenal Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, we’re stoked to see what’s coming.
Cool - appreciate the responseYep, we know it's a Viking game, codenamed Kingdom (and sometimes referred to as Ragnarok), aiming for a 2020 release, but that's about it. Presumably it's cross-gen but that's only a guess.
Chances are we'll get a huge look at the game at next year's E3, a big Kotaku leak a month or two before then, and I wouldn't be surprised if Odyssey gets some Viking-themed cosmetic packs to capitalize on the hype. I know I'd buy them for Kass =/
Hopefully we see some big improvements with animation in the next AC game. The animation wizards working on For Honor seemed to have set a new industry benchmark. The same tech is being used in the Last of Us 2. And Watch Dogs 3 also seems to have some incredible animation tech. It's definitely the weakest part of the AC games visually these days imo, with the way people move around, especially in combat with their weapons drawn NPCs seem to sort of... glide around, then unleash canned animations with glowing weapon swings.
Ah, that explains your wondering about the naval battles. They were very prominent in Black Flag and Rogue, and iirc briefly in Origins. The water is indeed incredible. You'll want to upgrade your ship asap, and for me the primary resource I'm often short on is wood. So grab it when you see it on land, and buy it from blacksmiths. Also hold off on upgrading too much too soon, it gets cheaper at mercenary level 4. You can also recruit people for your boat, so look out for legendary level mercs and defeat them without a killing blow to recruit.I purchased the game a couple days ago and already have 10 hours into it. I have just started the second island (working for the Spartans). There is so much to do and I am having a great time. The first naval battle confused me and I had to go to YouTube to see what the hell was going on. The water, waves, and wind is quite beautiful (and I saw a whale breach!).
While I have playing most of the Far Cry games and both Divisions, I have not played an Assassin's Creed game in years (I think that one had Leonard da Vinci in it). So far, everything really impresses me.
Finished Atlantis DLC part three and don't know what to think of it. The place was amazingly beautiful, a stark contrast with part 2. And some quests were nice I guess? But overall the story was a bit weak, and... the present-life story felt meh.
I really loved Layla in Origins, and I'm pissed they ruined her character now, she's not likeable, killed her doctor and that was brushed aside, and she's getting corrupted by the staff. I don't know, we finally get a woman present-day main character and they're shitting all over her narratively, while she was badass and amazing in Origins. Cool I guess.
Anyway, I just gotta hope that the Viking game is being done by the same studio who handled Origins, because I overall preferred Gold Edition Origins to Gold Edition Odyssey. And god knows I fucking love Kassandra to death.
With that being done, I can now start on the Ezio Collection, since I've never done them. And finish AC3 Remastered as well.
Maybe you're looking for an exploit, anyway as a point of reference I'm level 52 after 58 hours. The whole world is available, big chunks of it I haven't explored yet. Grab most of the missions from each notice board you find, especially the "bounty on a politician" or "bounty on a merc" or "sink X of this ship", you'll get them all eventually without noticing. Some just involve speaking to a character, giving a tiny amount of coin, and getting your XP. When I visit a new area I get immersed in what's around, e.g. a few minutes ago I randomly found one of those animal boss battles so I did that. I almost never look at my quest list. Do the daily mission for the blue currency thing, and check the shop weekly for its inventory. Currently the Hades ship is in there to buy (with the blue currency).
Just seems like if they squeezed somewhat on scale/size and put some of those resources into fine tuning their content we’d have a better series on our hands
The DLC fits neatly into the "there's fun to be had, but it's not actually a particularly good game" category. The second set of DLC anyway (Atlantis). The first DLC set I wouldn't recommend to anybody because of how much it hangs its hat on, and ultimately completely fails at, narrative.
If I remember correctly: some missions have timers on them. Some timers start when you pick them up (e.g. 24 hours), others are weekly missions i think and the timer starts as soon as they are available