Review: Assassin's Creed: The Secret Crusade
Wednesday, Mar 18 2020 04:00 | Assassins Creed, Books, Entertainment, fiction, goodreads, novel, review, Social Media, Social Networks
Assassin's Creed: The Secret Crusade by Oliver BowdenMy rating: 5 of 5 stars I actually enjoyed this one more than the previous two in the series. This book follows the story of Altair through the events of the first Assassin's Creed, as well as the follow-up game Assassin's Creed Bloodlines (for the PSP). The thing I appreciated about this novel is that it fills in Altair's story between
Review: Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
Thursday, Mar 5 2020 03:30 | Assassins Creed, audiobooks, goodreads, review, Social Media, Social Networks, video games, VideoGames
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood by Oliver BowdenMy rating: 4 of 5 stars It's been such a long time since I played brotherhood that most of the story was "new" to me - which was actually pretty fun. I still got flashbacks to some of the game mechanics in the game itself while listening to this novel. I still think it's a missed opportunity to explore more of the modern day assassins (what
Review: Assassin's Creed: Renaissance
Wednesday, Mar 4 2020 09:17 | Assassins Creed, audiobooks, Books, Entertainment, fiction, goodreads, review, Social Media, Social Networks, video games, VideoGames
Assassin's Creed: Renaissance by Oliver BowdenMy rating: 3 of 5 stars Not a bad adaptation of Assassin's Creed 2. It's been over 10 years since I played the game, so this was a fair memory jogging device of things that occurred in Ezio's timeline in that second game. The writing wasn't bad, the main characters we good, and (if you're like me) you were reminded of some of the happenings
Assassin's Creed Odyssey | Done!
Monday, Jan 20 2020 03:00 | Ancient Greece, Assassins Creed, Entertainment, RPG, Sci-Fi, video games, VideoGames, XBOX
I feel like I've been playing this game forever but I can say that I am done with it (for now anyway). While I haven't finished the 3rd (and final) chapter of The Fate of Atlantis, I'd like to savor the final 8-10 hours of gameplay without rushing through it. I also feel like I need a bit of a palate cleanser.The short version of the story is this: You start off a child (although
Year in review: xbox
Thursday, Jan 9 2020 11:38 | Assassins Creed, Entertainment, Microsoft, Technology, video games, VideoGames, XBOX, YearInReview
Unfortunately this year the Microsoft Xbox team didn't do a year-in-review graphic for their plays 😢. It would have also been an opportunity to do a decade-in-review, but oh well. Missed opportunity. I guess they are working hard on the next Xbox, which is slated to be released December 2020.I connected my Microsoft account with True Achievements to get a sense of what was played last
Assassin's Creed Origins | Done
I don't know when I started this game (sometime last summer), but (for now) it concludes my binging of the assassin's creed series on the Xbox (and I can say that I am 'all caught up' - at least as far as video games go - yes I wrote this last summer and I didn't bother updating this initial text 😝). The game starts off with the last of the Medjay -an elite group of warriors who were serving
Xbox year in review
Thursday, Jan 3 2019 05:00 | Assassins Creed, Defiance, Entertainment, Technology, video games, VideoGames, XBOX, YearInReview
The year-in-review notifications that various social media sites provide can be quite fun. This year's year-in-review for xbox is a custom made snowball (too bad you can't order one!) based on the various statistics from your gaming preferences.It seems like 2018 for me was the year of Assassin's Creed, with over 200 hours logged into Origins Syndicate, and Unity. While this might
Assassin's creed Odyssey trailer
Tuesday, Jun 12 2018 03:30 | Assassins Creed, E3, Entertainment, Greece, trailer, ubisoft, VideoGames, XBOX, youtube
Just by luck yesterday YouTube suggested the Ubisoft livestream from E3 (oh internet overlords, you know me so well!), and I tuned in just as the trailer for Assassin's Creed Odyssey came on screen. I love the trailer, I love that I am able to pick a character, I love that it's going to be set in Greece during the peloponnesian war, I think I like the Bioware RPGness of the game. There
Assassin's Creed Unity - Mobile Companion | Done
Sunday, Apr 22 2018 11:55 | Android, Assassins Creed, Entertainment, mobile, video games, VideoGames
LOL, I am not sure why I am writing about the mobile companion app...but I am (so...deal with it? :p). Anyway, yesterday the final side-mission of the companion app cleared and I got all my little lovely check marks across the map of Paris. In this companion app you recruit Assassins from across Paris, and as you send them away on missions to control different locations in Paris
Assassin's Creed Syndicate | Done!
Well... I should probably say "mostly done". There is the Jack The Ripper expansion story that I haven't played yet, but considering that it's almost a separate game, I thought I'd write about the core game (plus "the last maharaja" missions). So, after I finished Unity I jumped right on to Syndicate (and with the xbox spring sale going on now, I actually picked up Origins...but I think
Monday, Mar 26 2018 19:06 | Assassins Creed, comics, Entertainment, frustration, Humor, video games, VideoGames
I came across this comic on Reddit the other day. I both laughed, and wanted to throw a controller at the screen :p While I did want to complete all the option pursuits and co-ops and such, this is one issue that made me want to break the screen :-) Imagine trying to jump (or heck go down and not jump to a 'random' location) and being on a timer. eff this :p
Assassin's Creed Unity | Done!
It's been a while since I last played an Assassin's Creed game on a console, owing mostly to the fact that I didn't have a current generation console to play the 'newest' games on. I think the wait was quite worth it, for a few reasons.Assassin's Creed Unity is the next game in the series after Assassin's Creed Rogue. Your main character is Arno Dorian. If you played Rogue you know that
Assassin's Creed Origins: Launch trailer
Wednesday, Oct 25 2017 11:40 | Assassins Creed, Entertainment, trailer, video games, VideoGames, XBOX
Even though I am 3 games behind in this series (and a whole generation of consoles behind), I am looking forward to eventually playing this game :-). I wonder if we see aliens come down and land/crashland on earth in ancient Egyptian times, or if we're dealing with the the fallout of discovering the ancient artifacts at this period in history :)
10 χρόνια Assassin's Creed
Λίγο δύσκολο να το πιστέψει κανείς, αλλά έχουν περάσει 10 χρόνια από το πρώτο Assassin’s Creed. Αν και ο ezio είναι από τους πιο γνωστούς στον κόσμο αυτού το παιχνιδιού, εγώ θα ήθελα να ξέρω παραπάνω για τον Connor (ή Ratonhnhaké:ton) από το Assassin’s
Awesome, awesome, cross-over!
Monday, Aug 28 2017 01:30 | Assassins Creed, crossover, Sci-Fi, Social Networks, Stargate, video games, VideoGames
Last week on Reddit I came across this image, which makes for an interesting cross over between the Assassin's Creed universe and the Stargate University. The next game in the Assassin's Creed series hits the consoles this fall and (as the name suggests) it goes back to the start of the Assassins (and probably the Templars), and the aliens who posed as gods... The origins take place in Roman
Assassin's Creed Origins
Monday, Jun 12 2017 07:44 | Assassins Creed, Entertainment, trailer, ubisoft, video games, VideoGames, XBOX, youtube
Yesterday, at this year's E3 conference, we got new of the next Assassin's Creed. I guess the rumors (or wild wishes?) from some fans came true: Old Egypt (looks like Roman times) is now the setting of the next game which will chronicle the beginning of the brotherhood. Can't wait! Wonder if it will have an Ancient Aliens vibe ;-)
Assassin's Creed (the movie) | a brief review
Last week I headed off to the movie theaters to see the new Assassin's Creed movie, which I have been waiting for with great excitement for a while (now, if only the Splinter Cell movie were to come out soon!). We also went during the day when there were only about 10 of us in the movie theater (seems like a waste, but I did like having more room to spread out, and if I laughed out-loud it wouldn't
Revolution (loot crate video)
The December theme for Loot Crate is revolution. Even though I cancelled my subscription and prevented it from auto-renewing (thus no more lootcrate...for now), I still liked this video. I hope the Assassin's Creed item isn't something that I regret not having ;-)
Assassin's Creed Chronicles : Russia | Done!
Wednesday, Dec 7 2016 02:00 | 3DS, Assassins Creed, Entertainment, frustration, nintendo, PSP, video games, VideoGames, Windows, XBOX, youtube
добрый день товарищ!Man...that's DONE! Holy smokes! What the heck? Whaaaaaat?OK... I guess that I need to collect myself better before writing posts and game reviews. I just finished playing Assassin's Creed Chronicles: Russia (just now for me, a few days ago chronologically) and all I have to say is "Effff yoouuuuuu!" This game was one frustrating piece
Assassin's Creed: Altaïr's Chronicles | Done
Well...it took a while...a long while, but this game is done ;-) I had started to play this game part time on my 3DS because I wanted to get through the entirety of the assassin's creed series before I got an xbox one. I had originally played this on my jailbroken iPhone 3GS many years ago (back in the iOS 4.x days) and I found the game extremely (extremely!) frustrating to control on
Assassin's Creed Chronicles: India | Done
Wednesday, Nov 16 2016 09:34 | Assassins Creed, Entertainment, ubisoft, video games, VideoGames, Windows
I had started this game in Madrid, once I had finished with the first in the series (China), but being back home also means a lot less time for games ;-) In any case, picking away at it a little at a time means that progress was made in completing it (sounds like a parallel for dissertation writing, eh? ;-) ).The game follows Arbaaz Mir in Amritsar (India) in 1841, in the midst of a war between the
Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China | Done
Monday, Oct 24 2016 02:00 | Assassins Creed, Entertainment, PC, princeOfPersia, ubisoft, video games, VideoGames
A while back, during a Humble Store sale, I got Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China (as well as India and Russia). I had downloaded the China version of the Chronicles when I first got the game, but it had quickly gone into disuse since I was focusing mostly on Star Trek Online and on Bully on the xbox. While I was on vacation, with little access to good wifi, I ended up going to the only game
Assassin's Creed: Discovery | Done!
Monday, May 30 2016 03:30 | 3DS, Apple, Assassins Creed, Entertainment, iPhone, Jailbreak, nintendo, video games, VideoGames
In my quest to play through as many Assassin's Creed games as possible, I got a Nintendo 3DS last year (well, I've been wanting one for a while and this was just a good excuse), and hit eBay for cheap (used) copies of the game. There have been 2 Assassin's Creed games for the DS, one taking place in Altair's time, and one in Ezio's time. I chose to play Ezio first, and go with the other
Assassin's Creed Movie Trailer (woah!)
The trailer for the Assassin's Creed movie is out (with a date of December 21, 2016!) I can't wait! I love that it's taking place during the Spanish Inquisition (so the games can't be messed up and completely mangled). I wonder if that's Desmond or some other assassin. Can't wait! (giant grin!)
Assassin's Creed Identity
I don't know how this escaped my notice (maybe too busy with school and everything else) but there is a new (to me) mobile game that was released this year. I am actually wondering if there will be any more Nintendo 3DS games coming out that are assassin's creed games. Seems to me that this would be a good candidate (along with the Chronicles lines of games).
Year-end review of xbox games
Tuesday, Dec 22 2015 05:00 | Assassins Creed, Entertainment, Games, Infographics, Microsoft, Technology, video games, VideoGames, Windows, XBOX
Well lookie here! Seems like Microsoft has also put out a "year in review" for people who play games on xbox (I wonder if it also counts xbox live on Windows). Seems like I spent a lot of time playing games in 2015 (to balance out the hard work of studying for my doctorate no doubt). It does seem like my friends (the 3 that I have on xbox live) don't play a ton of games. Maybe
Assassin's Creed: Rogue | Done
Tuesday, Jul 28 2015 05:00 | Action, Assassins Creed, Entertainment, Games, video games, VideoGames, XBOX
Well, I've finished the last Xbox360 Assassin's Creed (that I know of): Assassin's Creed: Rogue! From what I can see, Assassin's Creed: Unity, and Assassin's Creed: Syndicate are only on next-gen consoles (xbox one and PS4) and PC so it will be a while before I play those. While I could play then now on a PC, I prefer to leave the PC for the two MMORPGs that I play (Star Trek: Online,
Assassin's Creed: Bloodlines | Done
Friday, Jul 17 2015 17:30 | achievements, Assassins Creed, Entertainment, Games, PSP, video games, VideoGames
It's been a while since I've played a game on my PSP! A few months back I noticed that the price of Assassin's Creed: Bloodlines had dropped on Amazon, and I thought it would be a good idea to get it, as well as a few other games for the PSP I wanted to play (such as God of War) before these things start getting rare and more expensive on eBay. I've been on the fence about getting, and playing,
Dishonored | Done!
Saturday, Jan 10 2015 04:30 | achievements, Ancient Greece, Assassins Creed, Bioshock, Entertainment, FPS, Games, Hero, Hitman, MOOC, Philosophy, Steampunk, victorian, video games, VideoGames, XBOX
Just in time! Right before my semester starts next week, and my gaming tanks until the summer, I was able to start playing, and finished, Dishonored. This is one of those games that was a hand-me-down from a friend that moved away. I tried playing it right after I had completed Bioshock Infinite, however the game styles were too similar and I wanted something else to buffer these
Assassin's Creed Liberation HD | Done
Sunday, Aug 10 2014 13:33 | achievements, Action, Assassins Creed, Entertainment, RPG, video games, VideoGames, XBOX
Right before I went on vacation I downloaded Assassin's Creed Liberation HD for the xbox 360 ( I think it was on sale). I started messing around with it at the time, but I really didn't get very far. Upon returning I started playing through this portable game upscaled to home console.The story follows Aveline de Grandpre, an assassin in the making. Aveline is an orphan, living with her
Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag | Done!
Saturday, Jan 4 2014 18:53 | Assassins Creed, Entertainment, Games, iOS, iPad, RPG, video games, VideoGames, web development, XBOX
Just in time to end my holiday break and get back work, I completed Assassin's Creed 4! I ended up getting AC4, like my previous 2 AC games, on Amazon.com's Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals for a reduced price. I could have waited a few more months to get the game at less than half the price (factoring in a used cost), but I got it new for $30. Not too bad!I liked this game quite a lot both
Assassin's Creed III | Done!
Happy new year to all!Just in time for the new year, I completed Assassin's Creed III which I got as a Black Friday deal on Amazon this past Thanksgiving (warning: spoilers!). I put Red Dead Redemption on the side for this game and I have to say that I enjoyed it a lot! I had seen the previews where the main character (ancestor) was an Algonquin Indian, so I was quite surprised when I started
Made Rear Admiral!
OK, so this past weekend I made Rear Admiral (lower half). I suppose that by next weekend I will make Rear Admiral upper half the way I am going. I am actually quite surprised at how quickly I am leveling up! It seems as though the number of experience points required to reach higher levels is linear and not exponential in nature. Oh well, I am not complaining ;-) I just wish I had
Assassin's Creed Revelations | done
This past weekend I finished Assassin's Creed Revalations (with 69% synchronization), and as was expected, it ended in a cliffhanger... #facepalm. I know that the series is episodic, and I really didn't expect to see Desmond really do something much in today's world...and yes the game revealed a lot about Altaïr and Ezio, and the Assassins...and Desmond's past; but I am left wanting more of this
Assassin's Creed: Revelations - 50% sync
This past weekend I got more gaming in that other weekends (mostly because most of my other work is done...except I've been procrastinating on one project...more on that later). I ended up going a but past the 50% sync on Assassin's Creed Revelations having retrieved 2 (out of 5) Masayf Discs, cleaned up all of the templar dens (and getting all of my assassin recruits trained to some level)
Revelations is here!
I was looking at my amazon gift points the other day and I noticed that I had enough to buy& Assassin's Creed: Revelations and Castlevania: Lords of Shadow as used games (heck even the new price for Assassin's creed isn't bad now that a few months have passed since its release!)While I hate leaving Halo Reach, Half-Life 2, and Gears of War in the middle, I just can't resist Assassin's
Assassin's Creed: Revelations - the Hookblade
Seems like there will be another weapon in Ezio's arsenal in this episode :-)
8-bit assassin's creed
I don't know how I missed this - an 8-bit version of Assassin Creed II...with a pretty funny twist (no, it's not that it's 8-bit)
Assassin's Creed Recap
I seriously love the Assassin's Creed Universe, I can't wait for Revelations!Perhaps I should get the two PSP games in the meantime ;-)
Assassin's Creed: Ember
Nice! I just found this trailer for a new PSP Assassin's Creed and Ezio's last Chapter (Haven't played bloodlines yet, but there is still time, despite the crappy reviews it got).The game? Assassin's Creed: Ember ... looking forward to it!
Assassin's Creed Brotherhood | done!
This past weekend it happened, I completed the third installment of Assassin's Creed, Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood! I have to say that I played through this game trying to prolong my game play by taking on as many side missions as possible. I really did enjoy playing this game so much that I did not want it to end. My plan of attack was to tackle side missions in-between the main memory
Assassin's Creed Lineage
The things you miss when you're not paying attention ;-)Here is a short movie (30 minutes) that gives you the back story of the Auditore family (in Assassin's Creed II) that Ezio has to take care of. Interesting story (live action!), using the same actors as the game (or so it seems to me). Now a few things that seem obvious after you've played the game (like who the main bad guy is) would
Assassin's Creed Brotherhood - explained
I came across this video explaining the next installment of Assassin's Creed Brotherhood. I can't wait to play it (even though I have not yet finished playing the second one). It's nice to see that the controls and what you can do in game evolve as the series evolves. I can definitely notice much more in Assassin's Creed 2 compared to the original game. Now you get to train new Assassins? Cool!I
Assassin's Creed II Weekend
This past weekend was a bit of an overdose on Assassin's Creed II - even though I did not spend the whole weekend playing it! The game just sucked me in! I have to say that it is definitely an improvement over the first Assassin's Creed - which I loved - and I just realized that even though I've put in 20 hours playing this game (over the past couple of weeks), I still have a long way to go!
Assassin's Creed based comic book coming
Well, according to Joystiq an Assassin's Creed comic book story is coming along, and from this video it seems like it's based in the USSR.I have to say that I am becoming a fan of the series!