View Full Version : Gameplay or Story?

11-07-2010, 08:02 PM
Are you more intrested in the:

Gameplay mechanics of the game, and all of the new weapons, exotic weapons, and new stealthy missions styles


Story of the game, and what will become of Ezio, Mario, the rest of the Auditore family,
<span class="ev_code_WHITE">if you see Minerva again, if you encounter any other vaults, or recover any more pieces of Eden</span>
, what will become of Rodrigo Borgia, Cesare Borgia, Rome, Leonardo, Desmond, Lucy, The Assassins(present day), The Templars(present day) etc etc

11-07-2010, 08:05 PM
Im more interested in everything about Brotherhood http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

11-07-2010, 08:05 PM
agh, that's hard to decide. The new story seems epic so far...but then again the new gameplay is EPIC

11-07-2010, 08:05 PM
Definately the Story but I also love the gameplay. I hope they didn't change too much so i can focus on the story

11-07-2010, 08:21 PM
The story. I'd go as far to say that AC is one of the best story-driven games (top 3) in the past 5, maybe 10 years.

11-07-2010, 08:25 PM

11-07-2010, 09:00 PM
Nice thread. For myself, if a new game release that i know NOTHING about before hand i would lean more forward to the graphic. Then follow by whether it is a sandbox style or mission/level type. Factoring in what is the genre and goes from there. I'll give you an example: Splinter Cell Conviction. I have no prior knowledge of the game or the series to be brutal honest with you guys. But, in the end i'm glad i'd give it a try. Not before i've watch the previews and so on.

Now, conversely. If a game like Assassin's Creed. Which you and players alike know the story no matter how much or how little. They can care less. Ultimately take whatever in the first game and improves on it. That's why i find AC#2 much more enjoyable than AC1.

Bayonetta or Darksiders...,anyone remember them ?. i couldn't decide so i cheated and reads the reviews and watched previews.

result===>Darksiders. I hope this all makes sense.

11-07-2010, 09:07 PM
with most games, unless its a puzzle game like sudoku or critter crunch, its the story that keeps me interested. a game can have the best gameplay mechanics but if the story is crap then i have a hard time staying interested or remembering whats happened.

however the gameplay of games like AC or inFamous keep me entertained and I have no problem going back to the games to mess around after I've finished the story off

11-07-2010, 09:18 PM
Gameplay, becuase how well the game makes me actually feel like an assassin depends entirely on it.

11-08-2010, 03:23 AM
Story. The story is everything to me. As long as I can freerun and defend myself, I'll be fine. :P

11-08-2010, 03:31 AM
I can't choose between the two. Both! I'm a FAN of good story, and I completely agree with Azugo. There hasn't been anything like this in years!

The gameplay is natural enough, and I'm sure it'll be just as great as the last two games, so I'm not as worried about it than I am curious about what happens next! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif
Though, I won't choose one over the other, because they are so well balanced it's impossible to decide.

11-08-2010, 04:51 AM
Love the story and gameplay equally http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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11-08-2010, 06:20 AM
I'm more interested in the story aspect, just because the story is better most games, and I like to finish things I've started.. (plus the fact that AC is my favorite franchise.) That being said, if the gameplay was an identical, exact copy of AC2, I would not be pleased and I'm not sure whether or not I'd get the game. Fortunately, that's not the case. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

11-08-2010, 06:22 AM
Both. Although the storyline of the AC franchise is so...amazing compared to other video game titles.

11-08-2010, 06:44 AM
It's a great story line and I love games with great story lines. However, the gameplay has to be enjoyable as well and this game also has great gameplay.

I would have to say both, with the story line getting a small edge.

11-08-2010, 08:10 AM
Story is my focus - though any tweaks to gameplay that help the story be even more epicly uncious I will enjoy!

11-08-2010, 10:41 AM
I think they fall hand in hand, the story is the driving force for the game, but the gameplay mechanics that you use to live the story is what really makes AC...

The whole conspiracy theory/history of the universe is beyond fascinating to me and can't wait to see how it all comes together and pans out. At the same time, scaling buildings/walls and jumping across rooftops etc. to ultimately run someone through with my blades is quite entertaining, as well. The fact that I get to do all these things on the way to see more of the story is the ultimate key that makes AC one of my all time favorites!

11-08-2010, 11:51 AM
Originally posted by bkb34:
I think they fall hand in hand ....

Well said, couldn't agree more, ditto, etc. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif

11-08-2010, 12:09 PM
Well said, couldn't agree more, ditto, etc. Clap
I agree as well. *puts monocle over eye and puffs on a pipe*

11-08-2010, 05:57 PM
Both. The story is my primary interest, but I like being a master assassin too.

11-08-2010, 06:25 PM
I can't decide http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

11-08-2010, 08:14 PM
Im into the story http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif the gameplay just makes it better to follow.

and i dont think you need to put a spoiler for an idea you came up with.