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pacmanate
08-03-2012, 01:00 PM
So I am in the process of playing through AC1 again and the case basically fell on the floor. I went to pick it up and decided to read the back for old times sake. Then this line caught my attention.

"Experience heavy action. Use a wide range of medieval weapons, and face your enemies in realistic sword duals."

Okay so wide range, lets think. A sword, dagger, hidden blade (fiction) and throwing knives. That's 3 things minus the hidden blade which isn't medieval.

This isn't a big deal, it just caught my attention and I found it funny of how Ubisoft thought that 4 weapons was a wide range.

http://image.com.com/gamespot/images/bigboxshots/8/930278_75412_back.jpg

SaintPerkele
08-03-2012, 01:27 PM
Well, technically there are three different long swords and two different daggers I think as well as your fists. I assume though that this is just refering to the fact, how each of these few weapons available changes your style of combat quite a lot, most other sword-fighting games back then (as well as today) might have a lot of weapon-models, but they all behave quite similar.

In later AC games, you don't really have many more weapons, all clubs and swords are basically the same except for speed and damage and other models, bombs and poison darts are rather fictional as well (at least the way they are depicted in the game) and the crossbow and hidden gun work almost similar to the throwing knives except for reloading time, damage and stealth.

EDIT: Sorry, forgot about the heavy weapons and the long-range weapons. These are in my opinion the only real addition in terms of weapons that are not-fictional ;)

HaSoOoN-MHD
08-03-2012, 01:33 PM
The weapons were identical clones past damage :nonchalance:

SaintPerkele
08-03-2012, 02:39 PM
The weapons were identical clones past damage :nonchalance:
Nah, not in AC1.

Hidden blades were instant kill weapons against every target, however they could only be used if the target didn't expect it (usually from their back, in AC1 your assassination attempts were almost always blocked when you tried 'facestab'). Also, they were not usable in combat.
Long swords had a longer range in fights, enabled you to block attacks and perform counter as well as strong attacks.
Daggers had a smaller range, were not that great in terms of blocking and countering attacks, however they were much faster and could dispatch bigger groups of guards more easily, especially as you automatically threw throwing knives when the targeted guard was out of reach.
Throwing knives could hurt and kill enemies from a distance, however they were limited.
Fists could be used in order to 'kill' someone without attracting guards, but in all fairness, there was no reason to use them in actual combat.

Sorry, I'm just one of the people who still love AC1 a huge lot ;)

SixKeys
08-03-2012, 04:07 PM
Nah, not in AC1.

Hidden blades were instant kill weapons against every target, however they could only be used if the target didn't expect it (usually from their back, in AC1 your assassination attempts were almost always blocked when you tried 'facestab'). Also, they were not usable in combat.

Actually the hidden blade could be used in combat in AC1. It just required more precise timing than in the sequels.

Lonesoldier2012
08-03-2012, 08:10 PM
"Contains strong bloody violence"

http://msnsmileys.net/r/smileys/ROFL/Rofl_3e.gif

itsamea-mario
08-03-2012, 08:16 PM
"Contains strong bloody violence"

http://msnsmileys.net/r/smileys/ROFL/Rofl_3e.gif


What's so funny?
AC1 had far more bloody violence.

ProletariatPleb
08-03-2012, 08:41 PM
"Contains strong bloody violence"

http://msnsmileys.net/r/smileys/ROFL/Rofl_3e.gif
Not sure what's funny...

itsamea-mario
08-03-2012, 08:49 PM
Around 2:35

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QINATfhJcjo


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RiUhRYIpuik

About 4:30

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfH2SLgGr-E

And there's all those executions. Plus the far gorier blood system of AC1.

HaSoOoN-MHD
08-04-2012, 12:54 AM
Wasn't AC:R the most gory due to the new blood effect?
It sort of felt like it.
But AC1's leg break....
ouch e___E

Kit572
08-04-2012, 03:27 AM
http://image.com.com/gamespot/images/bigboxshots/8/930278_75412_back.jpg

Why does it say on the back of the cover "Face your enemies in realistic swordfight duels" when all you have to do is stand there and hold down RT while pressing X?

HaSoOoN-MHD
08-04-2012, 03:37 AM
Back then in early development, it was 1 hit and you die, which would have made it probably one of the most realistic sword fighting systems, but they removed that, I guess they forgot to change the box art.

WolfTemplar94
08-04-2012, 04:55 AM
Why are people taking the word of boxart seriously? OF course they're going to talk the game up.