Showing posts with label Assassin's Creed. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Assassin's Creed. Show all posts

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Xbox Live Gold Free Games for November 2018

November 2018 brings free games like Assassin’s Creed and Battlefield 1 to all Xbox Live Gold subscribers.

The month of October was hopefully a blast for all the Xbox Live Gold for the subscribers because of the unique lineup of free games. Now that we are headed towards November, a brand-new catalog of games has been presented.

Players on Xbox One will have two titles and two comes from Xbox 360 using Microsoft's backward compatibility. By the time you are reading this, you probably do not have much time left to catch the free Games With Gold for October but if you do, do not miss them.

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Xbox Live Gold Free Games for November 2018

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Before diving deep for more details, we want you to take a look at Games with Gold lineup on November 2018 for Xbox One.




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Battlefield 1
We are merely weeks away from witnessing the glory of World War II in upcoming first-person shooter Battlefield V from EA DICE and Electronic Arts. So, going back to the first war before that would only make sense now as well as anytime before.

Witness the thrill of World War I in single-player campaign or take part into a 64 person multiplayer experience with this highly acclaimed FPS title. Begin to write history of epic battles on Xbox One from November 1 to 31.

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Battlefield 1 on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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Race the Sun
Care to play some indie games? Because, Games with Gold has one on their lot for you this month. An endless running game from comes this way from Developer/publisher studio Flippfly, which will put your coordination skills and reflexes to test.

Arcade games era of the past has a heavy influence on this particular title to pour in some serious tension when you are piloting the aircraft. You can take the flight anytime from November 16 to December 15 on your Xbox One to fly as long as you want.

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Race the Sun on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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Assassin’s Creed
While everyone else is busy playing the newly released Assassin's Creed Odyssey, wouldn't it be nice to go back to the root of the stealth action-adventure franchise and try out the first Assassin's Creed game of the series once again? Yes, we thought so.

The game explores the journey of fan-favorite master assassin of the brotherhood Altaïr in a battle against the Templars. So, plug yourself to Animus to walk the path of your assassin ancestor from November 1 to 15 on your Xbox One or Xbox 360.

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Assassin’s Creed on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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Dante’s Inferno
When Visceral Games was shut down earlier, many fans have mourned but the studio left enough noteworthy titles behind they can still take pride for. One such name would be Dante’s Inferno, a game that is still praised for its art style and level design.

A product released by publisher Electronic Arts, the game follows the story of a Templar knight in his pursuit of vengeance to retrieve the soul of his love. Seek redemption for Dante from November 16 to the end of the month on Xbox One or Xbox 360 consoles.

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Dante’s Inferno on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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Apparently, you are getting $84.96 worth of free games for this month with your Xbox Live Gold membership. Become an Xbox Live Gold member today to enjoy these exciting titles each month exclusively on your Xbox consoles as well as great deal of games on discount in Microsoft Store.

Xbox Game Pass on the other hand offers some exciting games like Dead Island: Riptide, Outlast and Sniper Elite 4 alongside 100 other great games from Microsoft Store. If you are in doubt, then trying up that 14-Day Free Trial would be a good idea.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Assassin's Creed Odyssey Lets You Unlock Bayek

As a tribute to Assassin's Creed Origins, you can unlock Bayek as a Legendary-level lieutenant in Assassin's Creed Odyssey.

With Assassin's Creed Origins, developer/publisher Ubisoft has set a new framework for their popular action role-playing franchise and Assassin's Creed Odyssey is simply following that groundwork from its predecessor as the latest title from the series.

The reinvention worked fine for Origins and the sequel is doing even better following the same formula for most part. In order to connect to the larger Assassin's Creed world and as a nice callback to the previous game, they have added Bayek in Odyssey.

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Assassin's Creed Odyssey Lets You Unlock Bayek

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Though Bayek can be unlocked within the game, he is still not a playable character in the game. Instead, he will assist your selected character, Alexios or Kassandra as a Legendary level lieutenant during the Peloponnesian War onboard the ship Adrestia.

Just because he is not a playable character doesn't mean that Bayek could come in handy naval battles and offer buffs to the vessel. He will talk to Adrestia's crew and when boarding on enemy vessels, he can assist you as well.

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According to the rarity, lieutenant's perks can vary and so does their amount of damage inflicting ability. Since Legendary is the strongest among Epic, Rare and Common level, having him on your side is like having an ace on the deck.

Lieutenants can also aid in combat when player summon them using their ability "Call to Arms" under the Stealth branch of skill tree. Depending on their weakest to strongest level, they will either distract enemies to provide cover or even kill them.

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This is not the first time where Odyssey brought a protagonist from a previous Assassin's Creed game to feature as a lieutenant. Earlier, the game drafted Victorian era assassin, Evie Frye from Assassin's Creed Syndicate as a Legendary lieutenant.

Aside from aiding Alexios or Kassandra on board, she wielded a spear on fight and buffs javelin damage by 9%. Available as Ubisoft Club reward, both Evie and Bayek can be assigned as lieutenants at the same time when you upgrade the Adrestia.



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Evie can be unlocked by completing the Master Assassin challenge whereas Bayek would be up for 40 Units at Ubisoft Club. Though it is not absolutely necessary but as you can see, having them watching your back is a great relief when you are fighting.

Currently available on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, Assassin's Creed Odyssey added these characters as additional content, which is a fun piece of nod to their expanded in-game universe and fans who haven't been following the past games for so long can sure appreciate the effort.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey for Xbox One X

Enhanced graphics aside, Xbox One X provides the best experience for Assassin’s Creed Odyssey in overall.

Before taking a year off in 2019 from their action role-playing Assassin’s Creed game series, developer/publisher Ubisoft has released the latest installment of the franchise, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey on October 5 for all major platforms.

It was also given an enhanced treatment for Xbox One X to offer the best visual experience on the console, which is currently considered as one of the most powerful system there is. The teams involved in development put their best effort to tell the most compelling stories though the game.

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Assassin’s Creed Odyssey for Xbox One X

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When creating Assassin’s Creed Origins, the studio took a technological leap which helps them forge Odyssey. The enhanced feel of 4K on consoles channels a majestic vibe that improves the overall gameplay for players, which is much smoother than base video game consoles.

Using the perks the system offers, they tried providing a higher level of detail in demonstrating a dense crowd. Depth of field is improved during the dialogue deliveries and higher resolution of textures will be generated around player character.

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Obviously, better details in texture of display will make the surrounding in-game world alive and that is what makes an immerse experience of Ancient Greece. What everyone will come across in other platforms, the power of Xbox One X will push further to do better.

The amount of RAM available within the device allows welcoming a lot of augmentation possibilities. The transition of every other surrounding in 4K HDR will make it near impossible for anyone to go back to playing it on any other platforms.

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Capacities provided by Xbox One X have allowed the team to do more and execute their plans more flawlessly for Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. Your experience will be of next level if you haven't lost yourself into an open world game like this one before.

Even in comparison to the output of PlayStation 4 Pro, X fares a lot better result in terms of graphical clearance and pixel-count. So, with everything we have at hand right now, hopefully it is safe to say that Odyssey is best played on Xbox One X.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Has Leveling and Micro-Transactions Issues

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey maybe slowly pushing players to face real-money economy to be done with grinding.

Over the years, developer/publisher Ubisoft's action role-playing game series Assassin’s Creed has evolved a lot and after Assassin’s Creed Origins from last year, it is taken further in the recently released title Assassin’s Creed Odyssey.

One such aspect is the character level, which determines what you can and cannot at times. For instance, you can easily engage an enemy of your level or slightly above than that but trying to butt heads with someone more powerful than your grade can be suicidal.

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Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Has Leveling Issues

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Now you can consider that a pretty clever in-game mechanics to put a hold on where can you move and when. However, that actually feels a less like an open-world game that players would want to explore and it doesn't bother at first until grinding becomes very necessary.

Odyssey is much bigger that Origins, which takes nearly 50 hours to complete and it only means more XP gaining. Though not annoying in the beginning, it becomes quite common and repetitive at later point just for the sake of leveling.

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When you will eventually level up a step, you will realize that the surrounding animals and enemies have also leveled with you. Just when you felt that you are now more capable after leveling up, it practically becomes useless and it really sucks!

While playing the story mission, you will realize the hustle it takes for the slightest leveling your character. The side-missions don't hold you back much in terms of rewarding with XP but a spending a considerable amount of time is nearly inescapable.

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Odyssey is of course a great experience for playing but at later point XP gaining can become a problem and apparently, Ubisoft has something in the in-game store that can level you up quite faster than playing though or completing those side-quests.

There are a few items you can pick up from the store that takes care of the annoying grinding problem permanently. Purchasing of a "Permanent XP Boost" item will grant you a permanent increase in experience you have earned playing by 50%.

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This boost will apply on all of your saved games and everything you will do gets you 50 percent more XP, which costs only 1,000 Helix Credits. The minimum amount to get one of these will cost you only $4.99 for a Base Pack and can spend up to $49.99 for Extra Large Pack.

Ubi Club members have the special chance to buy them using virtual coins to gain 25% more XP. Spending 10 coins earns you a boost and you get plenty of them but they are for a limited time and there will never be enough. You just have to spend some cash at some point.

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Although the system of purchasing Helix Credits was present in Origins, they never tried to force players to face the issue of real-money economy through leveling mechanics but Odyssey almost makes it obvious and almost unavoidable to complete the story.

Right now, we are hoping that Ubisoft will probably release a patch to fix this to a manageable point. Whether it is a small mistake in their part or a secret ploy to get into the wallet of the players by forcing them into a punishing circle of crushing struggle remains to be seen.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Assassin’s Creed Board Game Comes to Kickstarter

A brand-new Assassin’s Creed board game is announced to head for a Kickstarter campaign in November.

After making more than ten games, producing comic-books and a big-budget live-action film, Assassin’s Creed action-adventure video game series from developer/publisher Ubisoft can surely be considered as a high-profile franchise.

The most recent installment of the series, Assassin's Creed Odyssey is about to release within a month on October 5 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Meanwhile, news of a brand-new Assassin’s Creed board game is about to launch a Kickstarter campaign in November.

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Assassin’s Creed Board Game Comes to Kickstarter

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Independent board game publishing studio Triton Noir has just announced that they will be starting Kickstarter campaign to crowdfund on November for their upcoming project, Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood of Venice.

The company made a reputation for themselves for making V-Commandos, a game loosely based on a fan-favorite stealth strategy title Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines from 1998. Currently, we have nothing more at hand than a single image of an assassin while we wait for November 13 to come quickly.

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The premise for Brotherhood of Venice is set on 1509, during the period of Italian Renaissance and being of cooperative tactical nature, this tabletop game will mainly focus on stealth. Players will create their very own headquarters for assassins and send them to the city to complete their assigned objectives.

There are 20 unique interrelated missions worth more than 20 hours campaign to complete that the game revolves around. The story of the game is set between the timelines of Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood and Assassin’s Creed: Revelations.

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Cassandra from Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood of Venice

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This is definitely not the first attempt of making a board game based on Assassin’s Creed and there are a number of Monopoly games based on the series. Among them all, Assassin’s Creed: Arena from Cryptozoic is the most prominent one you can find out there.

Until any official details are released by Triton Noir, we can't even confirm the duration for the campaign after it goes live. Rumor has it that, popular series protagonist Ezio from Assassin's Creed II will have a have cameo role to play.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Season Pass Details

Ubisoft wants player to keep playing Assassin’s Creed Odyssey long after the credits roll with two post-launch story arcs.

The latest installment of action role-playing game series Assassin’s Creed from Ubisoft being Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, which is set to release on October 5, 2018 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

The game will be set on Greece and allow players to take the role of a legendary Spartan mercenary. Already pretty large in size, details regarding post-launch content and Season Pass on this upcoming title have announced to expand the experience further with two new story arcs.

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Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Season Pass Details

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Detailing the nature of the content developer/publisher Ubisoft are offering, a brand-new trailer was released recently.




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When you are finished playing the base game, you or your assassin character isn't done with the mythology of Ancient Greece just yet. The first major story arc that Odyssey will take us into is titled Legacy of the First Blade and it reveal the history of the first person who has ever wailed the iconic Hidden Blade.

The Fate of Atlantis will come out next as the second storyline that takes players to a journey to discover truth of the renowned sunken city and even go up against godly creatures.

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The Fate of Atlantis

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Legacy of the First Blade will debut on December and The Fate of Atlantis arrives by spring of 2019. Those post-launch story arcs will come out in episodic nature; each releasing in six weeks after another and in-between them, free in-game regular quests will follow in Tales of Greece.

Purchasing Gold, Pantheon, Spartan or Ultimate Editions of the game automatically grants you access to Season Pass or you can just get it separately. Also, Discovery Tour returns from Assassin’s Creed Origins.

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Assassin’s Creed III Remastered

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Speaking of history earlier, Assassin’s Creed III Remastered and Assassin’s Creed Liberation Remastered are both added into Season Pass content. These two games will have all of their original content, plus DLC with visual enhancements of 4K and HDR support for experiencing high-resolution graphics even on PS4 Pro and Xbox One X platform.

Although the former remastered edition title was criticized for having poor plot, it still managed to sell over 3.5 million copies.

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Assassin's Creed III: Liberation Remastered

You can still make a stand-alone purchase for the remastered titles if you are not at all interested to buy the Season Pass for Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. Ubisoft made the same approach with Far Cry 3 Classic Edition when it came along with Season Pass of Far Cry 5.

So, after you complete your quest on Greece as Alexios or Kassandra, you can have some more fun-time with Connor or the first female protagonist of the series, Aveline de Grandpré to experience the era of American Revolution.

Monday, September 10, 2018

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Choices and Consequences

Life is about choices and Assassin’s Creed Odyssey lets you choose to create your own character through your actions.

Upcoming entry from action role-playing video game series Assassin’s Creed titled Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is less than a month away to release on October 5 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One while a cloud version launches for Nintendo Switch.

In many ways, the game differentiates from previous titles and set way before the other installments, which makes room for adding more RPG elements. Through a recent trailer for the game, developer/publisher Ubisoft focuses on story-altering choices.

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Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Choices and Consequences

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Players decision shaping the outcome of a game is a trending feature in mainstream games these days and the trailer briefly tells us how that works in Odyssey.




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Previously, Assassin’s Creed Origins sometimes allowed control for Aya instead of Bayek. Or simply take Assassin’s Creed Syndicate for an instance where you could choose from either one of twins Jacob and Evie.

Now, developers have put players directly into the wheels of the fate for their characters Alexios or Kassandra. Every action or decisions they make throughout will be taking them to a unique path to define your selected characters rather than leading to a bad outcome.

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Romance Options for Character

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When playing as Alexios, he has his moments of amazing sarcastic remarks that make him great. You may really cheer up for him when you see him making fun of someone and Michael Antonakos makes it all good with his facial expressions.

Kassandra is played by Melissanthi Mahut, who occasionally throws her dry wit as well. She obviously has a great emotional range than her brother but both of them shares the same romance options when it comes to choose from.

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Make Meaningful Choices

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Making choice of interacting with others with either love or rage will affect your compass. You can engage in direct combat with enemy or be extremely sneaky; both will eventually help improve three of your skill trees.

While Kassandra delivers a nice performance, Alexios has his unique charms as well but none of those aspects makes the other character better or worse. Regardless of what you end up doing in the open-world of Odyssey, the endgame will always be the same.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Assassin's Creed Series is Backwards Compatible on Xbox One

Thanks to Xbox One backward compatibility, every Assassin's Creed games are now available to play on Xbox One.

Although Microsoft Studios has been lacking exclusive first-party titles for a while and going through a tough time competing with Sony, they did make some smart moves like teaming up with Nintendo by sharing their platform for cross-play and another is introducing backwards compatibility for Xbox 360 games. After including a series of popular Star Wars games lately, Microsoft has made every Assassin's Creed video game released on Xbox 360 backwards compatible now.

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Assassin's Creed is Backwards Compatible on Xbox One

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With this new initiative of theirs, Microsoft is being more pro-consumer than their rival company to add an advantage over another. Players can now enjoy games like Crimson Skies and Dragon Age 2 without having jumped back at previous console from 2001. Without swapping to PC or changing platform, you can now have access to a massive library of classic games and players have spent more than 1 billion hours playing those titles on Xbox One already.

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Director of Programming for Xbox Live, Larry Hryb has recently announced on Twitter that two more games have been added to Xbox One’s backwards compatibility list. One of them being Assassin’s Creed: Liberation HD from 2012 and another is Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter from 2006. Even though many are still trying to complete Assassin’s Creed Origins while eagerly waiting for the next title Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, it is nice to have the ability to play the entire series on Xbox One.



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PlayStation Vita was the initial platform for Assassin’s Creed: Liberation, which was later re-released for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. As new generation of consoles made their debut, Ubisoft introduced Assassin's Creed Rogue and Assassin’s Creed Unity for old and new platforms. Back then, only newly released titles from the franchise could be played in modern consoles but now, Microsoft has made the whole fan-favorite series accessible by added all of them to backwards compatibility list.

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Generation of Assassin's Creed

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The extended catalog now includes Assassin's Creed, Assassin's Creed II, AC: Brotherhood, AC: Revelations, Assassin's Creed III, Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag and AC Rogue. This is a great new move that allows players to move to a newer console and not leaving their favorite games behind but unfortunately, doesn't get enough credit for some unknown reason. New generation of gamers can now easily enjoy these awesome games and become a fan, which is good for business.