Saturday, July 11, 2020

Revisiting The Assassin's Creed Series

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It's been awhile since I wrote a regular post on here instead of just highlighting the latest podcast episode but I kind of... accidentally started replaying the mainline Assassin's Creed series.  So I figured I should put down some sort of record of it similarly to what I did for my Final Fantasy Project all those years ago.

My intention is not to be as in-depth as I was with Final Fantasy.  This is truly supposed to be more of a surface level revisit of Assassin's Creed to see what holds up and how far it's come over the last decade or so.

I accidentally stumbled into this replay because of an episode we did on the Geek to Geek Podcast about gaming shames.  In the course of that discussion I realized that I didn't have much shame about any of the gaming I had done and I really didn't feel like I had missed out on much in the world of gaming over the years.  As I dug into it, I realized that the only thing I truly felt I had missed was playing Assassin's Creed Rogue.  Rogue came out on the same day as Assassin's Creed Unity but it was exclusive to the previous generations of consoles for some reason... which is why I missed it.



This inspired me to immediately pick up the Assassin's Creed Rogue remaster on PS4 and plow through the game in less than a week.

Rogue fits in this weird middle ground between Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, Assassin's Creed 3, and Assassin's Creed Unity.  It somehow manages to act as a companion piece to all three of those games.  If anything, Rogue is the mainline game that feels the most like a spin-off.  If you want to hear me dive a little deeper into that, check out the Geek to Geek Podcast episode on gaming shames where we discussed it.

Because of the companion piece nature of it, Rogue led me back to the Assassin's Creed 3 remaster that I had started but not finished.  I pushed through and finished Assassin's Creed 3 just in time for the (real) 4th of July since I thought that was fitting given the revolutionary war setting of the game.


And that basically catches us up to... now.  I decided to dip my toe back into the older games in this series and realized how much I still like them even though some are over a decade old at this point.  I'm currently working my way through Assassin's Creed 2 from the Ezio Collection on PS4.  That collection has a remastered version of Assassin's Creed 2, Assassin's Creed Brotherhood, and Assassin's Creed Revelations.


I'm definitely not playing these games in order so I'm not sure which one will inspire me to pick it up after Assassin's Creed 2 wraps up, but I can already tell that I've mentally committed to revisiting every Assassin's Creed game that I can get on modern consoles.

We'll see where that takes me!

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Geek to Geek S5E27 - Gaming Prides - “How you deal with your girlfriend becoming the moon”

In This Episode:

This week it’s time to talk about what we’re proud about in our gaming history!  After last week’s gaming shames we decided to discuss the opposite.  Beej and Void land in very different places with where they feel proud in gaming accomplishments.  For Weekly Geekery BJ finished Avatar: The Last Airbender and Link’s Awakening as well as sampling some new games like Jump Force, Spongebob Squarepants: The Battle for Bikini Bottom Rehydrated, and Golf Story.  Void watched Hamilton multiple times already even though it only released a few days ago and he also crit pathed his way through Assassin’s Creed 3.

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Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Geek to Geek S5E26 - Gaming Shames - “It actually made me think for awhile”

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What are the games you missed out on or feel shame about not doing a certain part of?  BJ and Void dig into their personal gaming shames and what they’re going to do (or not do) about them.  They also dive into weekly geekery around comics, Dragon Quest, Link’s Awakening, 1917, and Assassin’s Creed Rogue.

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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Geek to Geek S5E25 - Trying Things & The Weekly Geekery Cutting Room Floor - “A lot of things are just kinda fine”

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This week it’s a quick solo cast talking about some behind the scenes and the cutting room floor of Weekly Geekery.  Void and Beej should be back with a normal full episode next week!

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Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Geek to Geek S5E24 - New Games From Old Games - “My reflexes aren’t what they used to be”

In This Episode:

We talk all about pulling old game concepts and genres up to modern standards and making them feel new!  We dig into the idea of taking an old idea lying fallow and make it new and interesting again.  We also have all sorts of things in weekly geekery like Dragon Quest IV, Hitman 2, Final Fantasy Lost Stranger, Archero, and some off the cuff PS5 reveal impressions.

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Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Geek to Geek S5E23 - Best of the First Half of 2020 - “Wow, I wanna play this game!”

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This week it’s the best of the first half of 2020!  BJ and Void always take an episode to stop and reflect on all the great geeky stuff that resonated with us in the first half of the year.  It lets us touch on all the things that get forgotten by year end!  Find out what we enjoyed the most and what may stick with us all the way until our end of the year episode.

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Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Geek to Geek S5E22 - Maneater, Picard, Minecraft Dungeons, Xenoblade, & More - “Bioelectric Fins and Stuff”

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This week we catch up on weekly geekery with discussions around Maneater, Picard, Xenoblade Chronicles DE and X, Minecraft Dungeons, Phantasy Star Online 2, Star Ocean First Departure R, Crystallo, Crucible, Scythe, and more!  This is one of those weeks that runs the gamut for Void and Beej.

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