Feedback -- Assassin's Creed Brotherhood Multiplayer Mayhem

Posted: November 17, 2010
Feedback -- Assassin's Creed Brotherhood Multiplayer Mayhem
Adam Sessler, Abbie Heppe, Matt Keil, and Jake Gaskill all become professional assassins in this edition of Feedback. The team takes a look at the single player storyline and multiplayer gameplay discussing if Ezio is still a master assassin.

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  • DancesWithBigGirls

    To add onto the multiplayer discussion, I feel as if the "casual player" does indeed look for the multiplayer component. Call of Duty, as a franchise, is the leader in sales because of its online activity, certainly not because of its single player campaign (while it may be really fun and exciting). Those casual players do see multiplayer as an added bonus to legitimize their purchase of a game; while those who are of the "hardcore gamer" subset seek no reason to rationalize their purchase of God of War 3 for 10 hours or so of gameplay. On the contrary, Fallout New Vegas does not need multiplayer whatsoever because of the amount of time needed to fully immerse oneself in the game. Assassin's Creed Brotherhood, like Bioshock 2, strikes me as a franchise that does warrant a multipayer component. I am certainly interested to see how Dead Space 2 integrates its multiplayer and if the sales of the game are bigger than the first release because of the online feature.

    Posted: November 18, 2010 3:00 AM
  • The Emperor's Champion

    I'm right there with Matt on saying the Assassin's Creed controls are perfect.
    I never, ever, have problems using them. Maybe we're just those weirdos who really "get it" tho....

    I hadn't played Assassin's Creed since I beat Bonfire Of The Vanities, so I expected myself to be rusty. First thing I did when I got Brotherhood was hop into multiplayer where I promptly slaughtered my way to 1st place with a 1200 point lead..... I literally had to try and get myself killed just to figure out how to tell who was hunting me.

    Posted: November 18, 2010 2:07 AM
  • Darthstewie808

    Using VG Chartz equals fail

    Posted: November 18, 2010 12:08 AM
  • logdog200x

    Great show and great panel. Glad to see Matt back in the mix. Nell lol. And the reason xbox versions of games are reviewed intead of ps3 versions is that microsoft has the larger install base. If you can remember the last generation of consoles then you'll remember that sony was given the same treatment that microsoft is being given now. It's not a conspiracy people. And if you hate g4 that much then why do you keep coming back?

    Posted: November 17, 2010 11:45 PM
  • figure337

    Great episode of feedback. It had me in stitches a majority of the time. Abbie, you kinda sound like a crazy cat lady in her youth but I'll let it slide because your adorable.

    Posted: November 17, 2010 10:48 PM
  • G4TheStorm

    I agree. I think another option is let some other people from the staff onto the show. I am not trying to (and I know the original poster is not either) doing this to make anyone mad. It's a legitimate problem on that show anymore. Feedback has gotten bad as well. I mean when Abbie were griping about "no new original IP's out there" first thing I thought was "stop playing X-Box only then!" Sony has had many new IP's this generation. But then five minutes later she does nothing but praise COD which is a huge contributing factor to no new IP's.

    Abbie I'm not saying these things as attacks on you personally. But I just your bias is pretty bad, and not professional. If I want to hear cracks at Sony and Nintendo I'll listen to some college frat boys and their blogs. I figured a place like this would be more professional. I mean your Other M review was nothing more then you getting on a soap box and not talking about the GAME at all. I could go on and on how the SP on COD BO is just as boring and "on-a rail" as all the others. And hte MP though fun (I'm not lying I play it) but its the same with new maps. And a few tweaks same graphics, same everything. And I understand most games do this.

    But for the sake of the viewers Adam, take control of the discussion more, talk more of some other exclusives that don't deal with X-Box, or generic multiplats. I noticed when you went away, the show really just became an X-Box love letter.

    I own all consoles, I love them all, but I feel that this is starting to become childish bullying of the other consoles. Kinect is fun, but some are making it sound a lot better then it is. I know MS pays a lot for advertising but come on. Adam a long time ago you did a soap box about bias in games and said this place does not have any. I know you don't, but this show (minus Adam) is becoming as fair and balanced as Fox News.

    Talk about multiple things, I was so pissed to read GT5 was going to be talked about this episode....and it was like less then one minute, and most of it was Abbie just being cruel, (because it's not COD) to one of the most famous and most sold series of all time. Get some GT fans on the show that can represent and let some of the audience members get excited. Instead of Abbie crying about it all the time. This is just getting bad. Between them and Morgan ripping on Mario...for doing the same thing then these people do nothing but play COD which is the Mecca of cookie cutter games. The hypocrisy just infuriates me.

    You know Adam what happened to Kate Botello? I would love to see her make a guest appearance. Get some fresh blood in here, other voices. I tire of hearing Abbie complain about Sony/Nintendo and praise MS and COD, it's a broken record.

    Posted: November 17, 2010 10:32 PM
  • Tilian

    Long time viewer of Feeback. But now I'm done with this show..

    Adam: protect your reputation and please dump your pro-360 colleagues and do your own show. You're the only one who isn't partisan to Microsoft and actually will give Sony and Nintendo due credit, and not predictably crack jokes every time at Sony or Nintendo's expense.

    Abby: do you even own a PS3?

    Posted: November 17, 2010 9:51 PM
  • themashz

    The Kinectimals chat got me thinking...
    Can Kinect track animals?

    Posted: November 17, 2010 9:34 PM
  • mitchthestitch

    What's more important a game with weak storyline but great multiplayer, or a great story with the potential for DLC that keeps you in the experience?

    Posted: November 17, 2010 9:31 PM
  • G4TheStorm

    I agree with some of the others. And really since I respect Adam so much I hope they listen to this. I own all three consoles, play on all of them. But I tire of this allegiance to the X-Box. Adam is the only one that seems to respect good games regardless of console. I mean you say GT5 is talked about in this feed back.....for what 4 seconds? Come on, all Abbie knows how to do is talk about COD and anything X-Box exclusive. And any time there is talk of Nintendo or Sony you guys keep it to five seconds and everyone (minus Adam) has to make a pun.

    Such as the girl that apparently does not know how to use Move? It's not that hard, my 5 year old cousin does it without instructions.

    I'm just disappointed that there is not more talk of other games from other systems minus multi-plats or X-Box exclusives. Please talk about other games and not just how Abbie likes COD, we get it. Ironic she talked a few weeks ago about no new games and all she talks about is the cookie cutter of games COD. Yes they are fun and I play them, but talk of other things and stop bashing things that are not X-Box. Let's get some other voices in feedback Adam, I think most of them are just X-Box only fans.

    Posted: November 17, 2010 9:05 PM
  • POTATOjim

    I really liked this week's Question of the Week since it is something that I have been thinking about for a long time now. I personally buy games specifically for the single player experience and multi-player comes second. I do really like multi-player but as Abby said, I only play multi-player in games where it is worth the time investment. However, I am seeing that is becoming more and more common that consumers are buying games for the multi-player alone. This was very prevalent in the case of CoD: Black Ops. Everyone in my high school was talking about how they could wait to get on multi-player and shoot their friends in their faces and every time made a comment about single player the response would usually be that they plan on playing it but are more excited for online, or they would flat out say "Pffft.. who care about campaign?"

    I think this is quite sad to see since video games, to me, have always been about creating these new fantastical worlds and putting you in the middle of the worlds history to live it. but now ts all about the competition. Competition is fun but i don't want to lose what makes video games so special.

    Posted: November 17, 2010 8:39 PM
  • daughtryboi1993

    dear feedback im a gamer that have all 3 systems and i was wondering why all these people have aligences to their system

    Posted: November 17, 2010 7:45 PM
  • MasterNoble6

    Always entertaining...
    Matt that was a seriously funny, off the cuff, one liner about Adams Imaginary support group.
    Lately you guys have been talkin a lot against sequals and so on, being less special.
    Im here to explain why this works for ME, Exp. I listen to bands, they make albums, some every year, I buy them and sometimes they get better some times theyre crap, but I love the BAND and will still go and see them or listen to the album over n over. Same with movies and tv shows,some of which are pretty old but you still watch them and love them... still just as special. all Im sayin is sometimesa sequal is what I want.
    Dont misunderstand me because new IPs are necessary to make a truely Epic game.

    no one will read this anyway sorry for the nerdery

    Posted: November 17, 2010 7:17 PM
  • cwhas2godhands

    Make it dance, Matt!

    Posted: November 17, 2010 6:42 PM
  • leodd2k8

    I done with g4 and feedback. You'll have become a joke to me. Can't get real news from cable tv with all it bias and now can't find gaming news anywhere that isn't bias. You guys are always trying to break down one thing while picking up another. What I mean by that is the cons you find with one thing become the pros of the other. It just really sad to see this site become this way or maybe I was just blind and couldn't see the truth. No matter I'm done.

    Posted: November 17, 2010 5:47 PM
  • Chunky_2336

    To never see anyone ever again hand them Fallout 3 & new vegas along with World of Warcraft with a year subscription!!!!

    Posted: November 17, 2010 5:44 PM
  • Legion3208

    They really really need to make Black and White 3 For the kinect

    Posted: November 17, 2010 5:35 PM
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  • KitFisto94

    Love the Civil War reference at the beginning and great podcast as usua.

    Posted: November 17, 2010 5:02 PM
  • Luck702

    Wtf ever happened to patrick?

    Posted: November 17, 2010 4:55 PM