Fury of Dracula – The Nightmare of Not Knowing

The Fury of Dracula is a game of Cat and Mouse along the line of Letters of Whitechapel and Nuns on the Run,…

… and one that freaked me out…


Worst still I played it against my mother (1 on 1)… bad move on part because she was an expert of hide and seek; however it was an experience of playing with a hidden element.

And feeling you are solving nothing…

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Assassin’s Creed – The ACTUAL Review

So on the whole, what do I think of Assassin’s Creed?


This difficult for anyone at the best of times when there is as much wrong as right; but games that become films also have the pressure of not just those wanting a good film but also a film that matches the expectations of gamers.

So did they succeed?

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Assassin’s Creed – Banging my head against the Wall

From the way I was talking, you’d think that I hate this film…

… WRONG!!!


I actually, for 80% of the time (the first 80), actually liked this film; the film was Assassin’s Creed and the reasons that it was working was because of what I mentioned here in my pre-release thoughts.

They also threw an indirect fourth wall break that I found to be very clever and actually tied into the concept of gaming as a whole quite well.

HEAVY SPOILERS AHEAD

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Assassins Creed – The Templars, flat-pack villain No. 2016

You know when you’re riled up when you start writing your second on the same topic in one night.


And when Alan Rikkin in Assassin’s Creed said that the discovery of the Apple was “end of the Assassins” as if it was the only goal, then I was expecting him to get a blade through the neck.

And when you look at the Templars, you find no redeeming value in them.  I played Assassin’s Creed up to 3 and while I didn’t agree with the direction, they did a great job of making the Templar and Abstergo believable organisations with goals and quirks, I liked to move on with them.

Abstergo and the Templars were just not up to scratch… and that’s just frustrating.

WARNING AGAIN HEAVY SPOILERS

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Assassin’s Creed – Mistakes for the Franchise

So here’s why this movie got it so wrong.

WARNING HEAVY SPOILERS BEYOND THIS POINT

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The Jena Campaign (Part 2) -Structures and Chaos

There is no I in team; however there are issues with teams without a leader.  The structure of the Prussian Team may have had a king but during the battle the king just let his captains do their job effectively missing a leader for the full team.

For those that haven’t read part 1, please read it here.


I played the Jena Campaign as the French which was the most structured of the two teams to prepare for battle… the question is; what it is like for the other side.

This is actually a great exercise as I didn’t play the opposite side.  However, I can look at the French structure and guess what occurs on the other side.

DISCLAIMER: this exercise could result in a wrong answer and I may be wrong… if someone does challenge it then I will inform you.  Also some of the statements may be coming from the DoBO (Department of the B******* Obvious).

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The Jena Campaign (Part 1) – A Pivotal Point

Firstly two quick links to primers for megagames for non-megagamers as really they are better examples than anything I can explain:

Shut Up and Sit Down – Watch the Skies

Pennine Megagames


When writing something about mistakes, it is very difficult thing to avoid making someone feel bad.  Its also very difficult, at the same time, to avoid sounding like a big head when you or a member of your team does something that is a masterstroke (or even yourself).

I’m going to try to do this without doing either but advanced warning, this may not work.


Actually, I think that isn’t as difficult as you think… the pivotal moment I wish to talk about came about from three people talking together and the scenario had been set up so that it could happen.

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