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Red vs Blue Season 18 – Chapters List

 

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Type: Fanfiction

Summary: Carolina now finds herself embroiled in a new conflict. One where she has a personal stake in, to destroy those who are responsible for the murders of many and her guilt. But will she be able to do this alone or require help from an army to bring an end to ‘Cradle of Hope’?

Status: Completed

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Red vs Blue Season 17 – Chapters List

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Type: Fanfiction

Summary: With the fall of the New Order, Carolina departed on her journey for growth. Now on her own in a world foreign to her, she walks through the different days in her life doing her best to enjoy what she has and the chance encounters she comes across. But at the same time under the peaceful veil of reality, there are always threats brewing.

Status: Completed

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Red vs Blue Season 16 – Chapters List

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Type: Fanfiction

Summary: With the Blood Gulch crew separated, they must adapt to their surroundings and explore the various horrors taking place. In this tale of hate, a war is about to take place that will consume all and leave nothing behind unless it can be stopped.

Status: Completed

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The Creed of the Assassin’s – Recommendations

Hey everyone,

Been a while since I posted here. In between that time, I managed to play all the main Assassin’s Creed games released for the PS3. So here are my brief thoughts on each as well as ranking (from most recommended to least). If you are only interested in the rankings, please skip to the end of this post.

Games Thoughts:

Assassin’s Creed –

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An okay game. The main issue this game suffers from is its repetition and lack of variation in gameplay. However it did introduce us to the satisfying feeling of being a ninja type assassin while posing some interesting philosophical questions along the way.

The game definitely has many issues that makes it a drag to play at times, but it is still worth a shot for this is what started the whole AC universe.

 

Assassin’s Creed II –

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A brilliant follow up that expands the gameplay in meaningful and fun ways. This game seems to rectify the issues of repetition with the original and adds on loads of things to do.

The main character Ezio is also a step up from Altair. The story seems to go for a more personal approach this time versus the philosophical one it had with the original. You also get to see some great character development for Ezio as you progress in the story.

New mechanics introduced definitely help vary up the gameplay as well as add more value to the fun. But that is not to say that the game does not have any flaws. In fact sometimes there are forced mini-games that really help bring the fun to a grinding halt. The mini-games can be infuriating to play at times due to the weak control scheme (although controls are far more responsive and less “floaty” than the original).

Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood –

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An okay follow up to the second game in my opinion. It follows Ezio’s adventures again, but this time the game feels too padded. The whole series has this issue where they try to add in as much padding as possible to extend gameplay time, but this one just seemed to take it to the max. That’s the feeling I got when I was playing it anyways.

There are several features that return with few minor new ones. Mechanically it is the same as the second one, which does sometimes drown out the fun as you will be battling with controls at times (unlike their new controls from AC III and on-wards). The story just wasn’t as enthralling to play through unlike AC II. At the beginning it is very interesting, but then the story just begins to lose my interest due to the slow pacing and sometimes padded missions that make me more tired when playing.

But it was still a nice minor advancement in the series and for Ezio’s story as well.

Assassin’s Creed: Revelations –

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The last game in the Ezio trilogy and quite a different AC experience in comparison to the ones before. The experience is different because we get to play as Ezio and Altair during various sequences of the game. Ezio is still the main protagonist, but Altair has an integral role to the story and an expansion of his character. On top of that, we get more explanation into the admittedly convoluted backstory of the precursor race and what not.

Mechanically this game is much the same as Brotherhood due to it only having one year in development. Minor improvements to the graphics and controls help this game shine above its predecessors. Not to mention, this game concludes Ezio’s journey as an assassin and you the player get the sense that Ezio deserves to finally get his closure.

Assassin’s Creed III –

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This game is the one game that really changed up the gameplay for good. The control scheme was simplified, the parkouring was improved and the graphics simply go through the roof in comparison to Revelations.

The story of this game, while not as focused around Assassins versus Templars when compared to the previous entries, it is still a worthy game to play through. The story takes place in the American Colonial Revolution and has you play as an Aboriginal protagonist.

Many people complained about him being a plain and boring character, but in my opinion he is just as interesting character as Ezio if not more so. I say that because of his Aboriginal heritage. It is nice to see a character come from such a background, not to mention he gave up so much and sacrificed so much in his fight, but in the end he was left with so little (in some cases, nothing at all).

He is also a very ideologically driven character with a sense of naivety due to his inexperience and youth. The discussions he has with other characteres on more philosophical topics about Templars really helps stand him apart from the other protagonists so far. The struggle, the sacrifices and the ideological thinking really helps solidify him as an interesting character in my book.

The game also introduced ship combat, although this was extremely poor due to its sloppy mechanics and controls. These sections even got frustrating at times. But unlike the previous AC games, this one didn’t have any annoying mini-games and was a blast to play through all the way. I was always curious what was going to happen next and seeing the ending made me completely sympathize for Connor. The game also gives us more to do in the present time story-line and concludes Desmond’s story arc.

A worthy addition that helps boost my love for this series.

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag –

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The Pirate’s Caribbean game as many like to refer to it. The pirate game that Disney could never release. This was the second game I played in the series (I played Revelations first and then this one. After that I decided to get the whole series on the PS3). This game is what really sold me on Assassin’s Creed. Unlike AC III, the ship combat in this is fantastic. The development team really improved the gameplay on all aspects which made this one only even more fun to play through.

The story is not as much of an Assassins versus Templars story as much as it is Edward’s journey from being a money loving pirate to a responsible assassin. I would even argue that the character development in this one is far better than the one in Ezio’s trilogy. You can actually tell the development in his character apart, where as with Ezio’s trilogy, it wasn’t as evident due to his constant playboy and easy going nature. The psychological sections for Edward’s journey were fascinating to play through as we delved deep into the symbolism of his experiences and those around him.

Piloting your own ship as well as creating your own army was very fun. The only negative for this game would be the grind you have to go through to upgrade your ship sometimes. It can get very repetitive, and eventually boring to do. But it will be worth it in the end as you can destroy nearly any ship with ease. It will make that once puny boat you called “Jackdaw” turn into a tank.

As I mentioned before, it takes a step away from the traditional Assassin’s versus Templars just like AC III. But that’s not to say that you don’t kill Templars, trust me there is plenty of that once you decide to commit to the brotherhood. But what really fascinated me was a third party in this game that acts as an ally and an enemy for a short while before meeting your blade. There is still a magical device involved to help progress the precursor story, but this also ties into the present time story that is quite interesting to play through on its own.

If you love ship combat and the AC combat then this will go hand in hand for you. The mix and balance of the two is phenomenal. You are also given several mini-missions to do along the way to actually help better your ship and your gear. I definitely recommend this to any player even if you haven’t played any previous AC games.

Assassin’s Creed: Rogue –

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This one is quite a unique entry in the franchise. In this game, you actually get to experience both sides of the coin, the Assassins and the Templars. This game carries over many mechanics from Black Flag, while improving on some and introducing certain new things along the way. Unlike Black Flag however, there is not as much emphasis on ship combat, but more so on foot combat like AC III.

What really helps make this game fun is seeing Shay’s (the protagonist) journey going from Assassin to Templar. He goes from an ignorant, young, and following orders without much question Assassin to a man forced to mature due to the heavy guilt he carries on his conscience and joins the Templar side. The story in no sense is traditional to the AC formula, in fact this game’s story is very different compared to what you will have played through in the past.

One complaint I do have is that the game is on the short side. While I can see why due to story reasons, it would have been nice if the story was a little longer extending to at least 8 or 9 sequences/chapters as opposed to the 6 we get. But that is a minor complaint in the fact of excellent gameplay and story.

Rankings:

Here are my rankings for the games recommendation list on the PS3. 7 is the lowest recommendation, where as 1 is the highest.

7 – Assassin’s Creed

6 – Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood

5 – Assassin’s Creed: Revelations

4 – Assassin’s Creed II

3 – Assassin’s Creed III

2 – Assassin’s Creed: Rogue

1 – Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag

But if you want to get the full AC experience, then I say play them all and in the order of their story progression.

That’s my list, what is yours like?

If you would like to post your own order for recommendations, feel free to post them in the comments section below :).

Thanks for reading and hope you have a blast playing the games should you choose to.

Catch you all next time!

~ Mohit


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Red vs Blue Season 15 – Chapters List

Red_vs_Blue_S15Type: Fanfiction

Summary: With Tucker gone and the Blood Gulch crew left to take action on their new mission, they all ponder the new threat that is to come. In the far off reaches of space however, the threat is brewing stronger by the second. What will become of Locus and Tucker in a constant struggle of ideologies?

Status: Completed

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Red vs Blue Season 14 – Chapters List

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Summary: The Chorus fight is finally over, but at a huge cost. Now the Blood Gulch crew must finally return home, but can they ever find a way to move on from the losses they incurred? Maybe they won’t have much of a choice in the matter as a new threat looms over the horizon.

Status: Completed

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Is this World TOO COMPLEX?

It’s been a while since I posted anything on here (as usual). So let’s fix that :).

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Is this world too complex?

That is a question that I have been asking myself lately. So let’s take a look at some things that may make this world complex.

keep-calm-and-screw-politicsThere is politics, boy what a battlefield that is. But the funny thing about politics is that in the grand scheme of things in regards to planet Earth, it is all irrelevant. People don’t need politics to live, they are just there because it helps bring people into “twisted” power to govern the human world. These powers also make way for sometimes unnecessary legislation that are created just to keep several lawyers and other people employed. But those same legislation may end up making the life of the average person more difficult.

On top of that, the fact that there are permits for basically anything and everything in more developed nations nowdays makes life more complicated. For example, if you want to do some construction work on your OWN property, you need a permit. I guess its another way for the government to make money and keep track of what is happening in THEIR city. It’s like we need to ask for permission for almost everything nowdays.

But that isn’t what peaks the complication mountain for the human world. No, the worst of all is things like social media. It creates unnecessary drama, and should be purged. In fact social media should only be left for professional and or positive uses. Or have people that are constantly checking these sites to purge any drama related content. It makes life unnecessarily complicated for people. Because this drama is over the internet between people who most likely don’t know one another.

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I can go online right now and start up some crap with another stranger online, what will that gain us? Nothing really other than some superficial attention. It will complicate life for no reason.

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Society used to be simple, life used to be simple. In today’s technological world, people say that life is better than ever before. But is it really?

Look at all the regulations you have to abide by, and I’m talking about the ones that involve filling out a crap ton of legal paper work. Look at the lack of respect so many companies have for their customers, they are only their money bags after all. In the past, there was a sense of respect and to some degree honor between the two in the form of loyalty.

Don’t get me wrong, loyalty still exists. But in the form of professional loyalty, its harder to come by as so many people get riddled into the politics of the work place. So many people get distorted by the unnecessary politics and drama and so that trust, loyalty and honor start becoming meaningless.

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No, life is not simple. The human world is too complicated.

I look out the window to sometimes see rabbits passing by during the night. What do they do? Eat, drink water, sleep and occasionally mate whenever it’s mating season.

That is the definition of a simple life. They fight for survival on an equal playing field called Nature. In human society, those born into richer families have an advantage (at least for some time). Not all are born equal in the human world, but they are in Mother Nature.

The human world is too complicated. And it saddens me to say that it will only get more complicated from here on-wards thanks to the way we have evolved as a species.

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But there is one benefit to all these complications, sooner or later people are bound to realize that the world can be and is really simple. Maybe that realization may change many things that make this human world so complicated right now.

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Work towards a simpler life and a simpler human world.

~ Mohit