The Story So Far... Help me catch up

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PostThe Story So Far... Help me catch up
by BID0 » Fri Dec 23, 2016 10:40 am

I've bought someone in my family Assassins Creed Syndicate for Christmas. They've never really played games outside of Wii sports, rock bands, quiz games etc, so that's why I've waited so long to pick it up for them while it was cheap (as I'm not expecting them to get past an hour or so.)

They love the history of White Chapel, Jack the Ripper, Templars etc so I hope that can keep them engaged

Anyway the reason for this topic was I was hoping somebody could sum up the story in this franchise so far and any story notes that would be useful for someone about to start the London game without playing any of the other entries

And maybe beyond this question, this topic could be used by others who want to catch up on the previous entries of a game

I haven't played any of the games myself, but have read bits around before online like Templars, aliens?! And other bits

Please post in spoilers just in case! Thanks
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PostRe: The Story So Far... Help me catch up
by Hexx » Fri Dec 23, 2016 10:59 am

Oh Jesus.

So there were these aliens...(no really!)

But honestly it's long convoluted and tbh I don't think you need to know much to follow the story of an individual flash back story arc.
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PostRe: The Story So Far... Help me catch up
by Hulohot » Fri Dec 23, 2016 11:02 am

Honestly Syndicate is fairly far removed from the general lore of the series until the end, and even then it's fairly light. It's like the developers are distancing themselves for the past few games from the lore they've built.

Basically the series focuses on the war between the templars and the assassins, and how their world and political ideologies are similar but their methods are vastly different. The templars want to control the world, and the assassins want free will for the people.

The templars are trying to achieve this goal using artefacts from a previous civilisation of awesome humans called the precursors, they lived around the time of Adam and Eve alongside normal humans. They utilised powerful artefacts called pieces of Eden which give the wielder special powers.

Need to cut this post short will try to update it later!
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PostRe: The Story So Far... Help me catch up
by BID0 » Fri Dec 23, 2016 11:26 am

Thanks Hulo! That's great

I think giving a back story before they play the game might help them get in to it too. idk
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PostRe: The Story So Far... Help me catch up
by Hexx » Fri Dec 23, 2016 12:11 pm

BID0 wrote:Thanks Hulo! That's great


:o

SCREW YOU BIDO

I hope you choke on these

http://www.denofgeek.com/us/games/assas ... ory-so-far

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PostRe: The Story So Far... Help me catch up
by BID0 » Fri Dec 23, 2016 12:31 pm

Hexx wrote:
BID0 wrote:Thanks Hulo! That's great


:o

SCREW YOU BIDO

I hope you choke on these

http://www.denofgeek.com/us/games/assas ... ory-so-far


Thanks Hexx :wub: :wub: :wub: weird I searched YouTube and nothing came up

EDIT: wtf this story :lol: maybe I'll just give them the game without the backstory afterall
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PostRe: The Story So Far... Help me catch up
by Dual » Fri Dec 23, 2016 7:24 pm

Sounds absolutely terrible.
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PostRe: The Story So Far... Help me catch up
by Mafro » Fri Dec 23, 2016 7:39 pm

:lol: The most recent game seemed to go out of its way to distance itself from all the gooseberry fool from the first three games.
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PostRe: The Story So Far... Help me catch up
by BID0 » Fri Dec 23, 2016 7:46 pm

I guess each game has to have a twist/revelation and after so many games it can be a bit difficult to match up to the last one
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by Trelliz » Fri Dec 23, 2016 7:55 pm

Die Hard is Shite wrote::lol: The most recent game seemed to go out of its way to distance itself from all the gooseberry fool from the first three games.


The end of it is absolutely the culmination of the Juno plot - the point of the regenerative shroud which was the mcguffin in Syndicate was that it was needed to grow a Precursor from scratch which began way back in the beginning and the conclusion of Desmond's posthumous legacy; it's absolutely important but it's a shame it took the entire game to get to it.
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PostRe: The Story So Far... Help me catch up
by Mafro » Fri Dec 23, 2016 8:03 pm

Oh I've not completed it yet so I dunno what's in that spoiler.
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