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Re: Skyrim: kicking dragon ass

Postby Calrid » Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:11 pm

incorrect wrote:i beat the game a while ago

it was a lot of fun

but eventually it got repetitive

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so then i google'd the cheat codes

had a couple more days of fun

it was pretty good for a single player only game


It's not got repetitive for me yet. Hope it doesn't. Doing one of the main quests on master: just got into Sovengard, going through potions and heal spells a bit but there's nothing too strenuous. I was on expert but decided it was getting a bit easy with 729 armour and weapons that do 123 damage. So now my magic does jack shit, even expert stuff, and my weapons are effective only on power attacks: well I did ask for it. :)

Funny instant, I have a sword that makes all level 40 or lower undead flee for 30 secs, I ran across 3 and made them flee but made the mistake of following them, then there were 6. I had to hit each one in turn to get the buggers manageable. It was like playing connect 4 in 9 dimensions. Hard work but hella fun, as long as I didn't have all 6 on me at once, it was ok. Lot of running around though... :)
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Re: Skyrim: kicking dragon ass

Postby Calrid » Tue Jan 31, 2012 6:17 pm

Well I've done the main quest, the last part was a bit too easy I thought even on master. So now just to clear up the side quests, of which I have about a zillion and I'm all done. :)

Minor gripe the main quest as a whole is too easy and too short. That said these games have never been about just the main story and their strength is in the myriad of side quests. So can't complain.
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Re: Skyrim: kicking dragon ass

Postby Stoic Guardian » Tue Jan 31, 2012 6:25 pm

Have you chosen a Side in the Civil War?
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Re: Skyrim: kicking dragon ass

Postby Calrid » Tue Jan 31, 2012 6:33 pm

Stoic Guardian wrote:Have you chosen a Side in the Civil War?


Not really I hate both sides, the Empire is a shadow of its former self and is under the control of a shady organisation of Dark Elves. Where as Ulfric is a political machine who overwhelmingly desires fame and the High Kingship no matter what the cost. That said I have taken back Whiterun, so I guess I am nominally on Ulfric's side. Frankly what Skyrim needs even now the main quest is achieved and the world is a safer place, in fact because of it, is peace and to rebuild, it's full of ruins, very few forts are occupied by Nord/Imperial troops, it's a mess. A civil war should drag on for centuries but seeing as one of the game outcomes is take Winterhold or Solitude I guess it ends there, at least for now. I'd like to take out the Thalmor from Skyrim permanently, arrogant it seems all of them. But I don't think you can. :)
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Re: Skyrim: kicking dragon ass

Postby Stoic Guardian » Tue Jan 31, 2012 6:54 pm

The Empires seen better days yeah, but everything in game tells me their just biding time too strike back at the Thalmor.
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Re: Skyrim: kicking dragon ass

Postby Calrid » Tue Jan 31, 2012 7:02 pm

Stoic Guardian wrote:The Empires seen better days yeah, but everything in game tells me their just biding time too strike back at the Thalmor.


Really, since I've done nothing for the Empire I don't get quests or much conversation with them... I suppose if I start again at some point, I could explore the Empires side of it more. I know Ulfrics side, I have to admit I don't like him much as a character, so playing the other side would be easy.

Realistically The Empire should lose I think if I'm honest, they just don't have the military presence to protect their interests. The attack on Whiterun was far too easy, simply because the imperial numbers were laughably low. ideally I'd like Ulric to die in the process of the war as I don't think he'd make much of a high king. Loyal bar steward aint I. :)

One odd thing is I seem to have freed Falkreath from the Empire just by completing the main quest. I got the reward just then. I didn't do anything? I guess I'm just so mighty the Imperials broke and ran before I even got there... ;)
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Re: Skyrim: kicking dragon ass

Postby Stoic Guardian » Tue Jan 31, 2012 7:12 pm

Yeah the low numbers are really because of the restrictions of the game rather than not having a presence in the area.
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Re: Skyrim: kicking dragon ass

Postby Calrid » Tue Jan 31, 2012 7:18 pm

Stoic Guardian wrote:Yeah the low numbers are really because of the restrictions of the game rather than not having a presence in the area.


No excuse really, they should have siege weapons and stuff too, but I know what you mean. They should of had some epic final battle in Dragonhold, where I got to ram my sword through the old Jarl's skull. Incidentally I was one of his Thains. Lol, loyalty is not my strength in this game.
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Re: Skyrim: kicking dragon ass

Postby Stoic Guardian » Tue Jan 31, 2012 7:44 pm

I'm basically a Paladin in whatever fantasy game I play.

A real Heros hero, none of that anti-hero crap. :)

My main character is a Legionary, Beloved by the Gods, With Thuums that strike his foes with Holy lightining and make the priestesses of Dibella wet. :lol:

And whenever he needs a Drink he just takes a trip to Sovngarde.

Hell The Empire should just make him High King of Skyrim, there will be no rebellions with him on the throne.
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Re: Skyrim: kicking dragon ass

Postby Calrid » Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:55 pm

Stoic Guardian wrote:I'm basically a Paladin in whatever fantasy game I play.

A real Heros hero, none of that anti-hero crap. :)

My main character is a Legionary, Beloved by the Gods, With Thuums that strike his foes with Holy lightining and make the priestesses of Dibella wet. :lol:

And whenever he needs a Drink he just takes a trip to Sovngarde.

Hell The Empire should just make him High King of Skyrim, there will be no rebellions with him on the throne.


I agree. Skyrim needs a high king who isn't only out for his personal glory.

Yeah usually I'm quite honest, but after a while I got corrupted by the quests and decided to go evil for a change, anything that comes up, murder, thieving, mindless and unrepentant slaying, I'm in. I think though I've dirtied my soul enough, the guilt weighs heavy for one char, so like you maybe if I start over the next guy will be a shining beacon of light in a dark place.

The game is so detailed and so rich I would have a hard time thinking of a RPG that has captured my imagination so much, and kept me interested so long. Sure it's a flawed masterpiece. I mean the menus are a pain, your companion likes to go walkabout at times, leaving you in the lurch for seemingly no reason, horses can fly and so can I. But somehow you overlook the flaws because this is a very good package overall, a lot of love went into this game. They took their time, it fulfills its promise in my opinion. I am a cynical git whos played everything for nigh on 30 years so it takes a great deal to impress me. :)
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Re: Skyrim: kicking dragon ass

Postby Calrid » Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:40 pm

Ok well it seems my heinous and extensive crimes have finally caught up with me, the weak goody two shoes types will be glad to hear it. I can't enter Whiterun without being arrested for murder, and it's damned near impossible to escape jail atm, I have 76 lock pick, but with one lock pick and without the perk to make expert locks easier to pick I am relying on blind luck when it comes to getting out, and then what do I do, go on the lamb? Well I have no regrets in fact I can justify every one of my actions. Evil men never believe they are evil, and I can see that now. I am not evil I am just a person who took a contract to kill someone in cold blood, after my soul had been corrupted, it wasn't my contract I was just paid to do a job. She needed to die, she was evil not me. ;)

Anyway bullshit moral ambiguity and lying to oneself aside. Can I join the imperials once I've taken two cities back for the rebels? If not how do I escape jail without being on a wanted list?

Damn I'm enjoying being evil, never usually do it, and weirdly the stories are so well written I even feel guilt. I should perhaps role play better and slowly become a psychopath so remorse troubles me not any more.

I saved Skyrim from the Dragon threat, am I not allowed to then follow my maxim that doing what I want, and for money is the whole of my law. That selfishly anything that benefits me should be done? I think so. I'm a hero. ;)

incidentally crimes I have committed today, I killed an old man because a Daedric Lord told me to, and I got increases in all magic skills for it. I ruined a man's career so that a corrupt Jarl could take over his operations. And now I am going to lead her to a hegemony in the mead market. I could of done more evil but meh, the day is not over. ;)
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Re: Skyrim: kicking dragon ass

Postby fuse » Sat Feb 11, 2012 3:09 am

Really cool perspective on the nature of video games as a medium for narrative, self-narrative, art, and entertainment:

http://www.gamespot.com/shows/gamespot-live/?event=twisted_metal_david_jaffe_dice_session20120209



If I could embed the video in my post instead of just the link I would much rather do that.

In other news, I still haven't beat Skyrim but now that I'm constraining myself to just the main quest it shouldn't be too long. I'm about to be level 60 after a couple skill increases, I've completed a shitload of side quests, I have a shit load of money and items (thank you 650+ carry weight w/ enchantments), but I've only just spoken to Paarthurnax for the first time on the Throat of the world and now I'm at the Mage College of Winterhold getting some key texts from the Arcanaeum.
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Re: Skyrim: kicking dragon ass

Postby Calrid » Sat Feb 11, 2012 10:55 pm

fuse wrote:Really cool perspective on the nature of video games as a medium for narrative, self-narrative, art, and entertainment:

http://www.gamespot.com/shows/gamespot-live/?event=twisted_metal_david_jaffe_dice_session20120209



If I could embed the video in my post instead of just the link I would much rather do that.

In other news, I still haven't beat Skyrim but now that I'm constraining myself to just the main quest it shouldn't be too long. I'm about to be level 60 after a couple skill increases, I've completed a shitload of side quests, I have a shit load of money and items (thank you 650+ carry weight w/ enchantments), but I've only just spoken to Paarthurnax for the first time on the Throat of the world and now I'm at the Mage College of Winterhold getting some key texts from the Arcanaeum.


Yeah the main quest is not that tough, I'd say the last quest can be a challenge, but since I had the sword of Lothar or whatever, I luckily wasn't that mobbed even on master. At 60 you should be the all singing all dancing crap o' the world at the game by now. Kudos by the way, 60 is a logarithmic amount away from 49. I'm running out of side quests at 49, maybe I'm doing something wrong.

Good luck.

On a side note, how does one find Daedra to kill, I have only ever found one place they lived in and I cleared that. Trying to make all the Daedric armour but I've only found 2 hearts so far, 1 in an alchemists shop, 1 in the companion leaders rooms. Ie me. :)

Also why is ebony armour worse than steel plate? I get less armour when wearing a legendary ebony full suite, than wearing a legendary steel plate full suit? I'm thinking they forgot to include the all armour of a type bonus from the higher skill armours? It is odd. I'm just praying that Daedric includes the 25% bonus otherwise, I recommend no one who's heavy goes beyond it? And that seems such a shame!

Glad I cottoned onto this game a little late too. I just did another Daedra quest, it was clearing out corrupted spirits from a tomb. At the end her blessedness brought me up to near space and gave me a "mighty" weapon, then she let me free fall at terminal velocity to the ground and die. Now it might be just a sick Daedra jape, but I checked the web and the only easy way to avoid instant death on PC is to turn on TGM, The God Mode so you don't die. I turned it off again I am already good enough. ;)

I've done the Thieves guild stuff and am on the Assassins guild stuff now, using a bow for the first time, and the cool Thieves guild stuff to make my sneak worth using with my nice light armour (improved of course). Kinda fun learning new skills and I think it's essential to diversify to get up levels, even though I've always been a jack of all trades type char, I'm missing a lot of skill sets.
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Re: Skyrim: kicking dragon ass

Postby fuse » Wed Feb 15, 2012 2:24 pm

I leveled up my combat skills and armor a long time ago (by lvl 30), so now every time my character levels up from other skills (sneak, healing, etc.) enemies grow a little stronger and it's no longer quite as effortless to obliterate them. That's good though because as I round out my character by developing other skills, the game actually becomes a little more challenging. I'm playing on master, too.

I haven't done much with Daedric weaponry or armor. I like the look of the Ebony and it's worked well enough so far. I also have the ability to cast two enchantments on a single piece of equipment, so there's that. Also, I haven't encountered any dragon equipment yet, I'm guessing that's saved for some of the final quests or something?


Decided to take some screenshots:

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Zarathustra lvl 8 (older screenshot)
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Zarathustra lvl 60
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Calrid wrote:Good luck.

Thanks :)
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Re: Skyrim: kicking dragon ass

Postby Calrid » Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:20 pm

I have one set of dragon armour gloves I found randomly in a chest in an almost deserted tower that lead to a dungeon, it's light armour, but obviously very good light armour. So its worth getting if you want to magic it up and go burgling and what not. I presume all them scales and bones are what you make the armour with, so I've saved about 12 of each so far. No idea though obviously. 3 bits of Daedric now, gonna get it and magic it up, as an all ebony suit is worse than steel plate for some bizarre reason. Hoping all the perk bonuses apply to Daedric at least? Otherwise it's a pretty stupid bug.

Lvl 51 now

Spoiler for Assassin final quest, ish.

I killed The Emperor but he was such a ruddy nice bloke about it I granted him a last wish an killed his contractor for him also, after I found out where the payment was of course. Seriously The Emperor, bloody nice bloke, no begging for his life, rational, resigned and totally unafraid. He even turned his back to me so I could kill him fast. The Councilman (Proconsul Senator I guess) was a coward and it felt good to end him.

Decent chap all round Titus, I would of felt sorry about it but I've done much worse, and if I hadn't done it lets face it sooner or later some novice would try and get lucky. :)

With the Assassins Guild when they say marked for death they tend to mean it. :)


Archery is 25 now and sneak 51, light armour 42. With the thieves guild armour and the Assassin power I can go anywhere, although I still get caught sometimes. Smithing is 96, but I'm in no hurry to get the dragon armour, as the Nightingale armour is pretty sweet when improved. Enchanting is 72, as is Alchemy too. It's useful for healing potions and invisibility potions which sell for 600s-700s sometimes. I don't think I'm going to get enough perks for the double enchantment, but meh we shall see.

Fuse is that the Ebony bow or the Nightingale bow? I presume its the Nightingale bow as that one's better with +30 frost and +10 lightning damage. Daedric arrows are quite rare though, and you can't make them. So I use mostly Ebony and give the Daedric to my companion who can shoot straight at least. :)

The Daedric armour looks evil, I gave it to my companion for the time being, until I get the last bit.

I seriously underestimated archery though, because I specialised in magic and 1H weapons, it's pretty effective from sneaking and with perks I bet 1 shot kills are easily possible. The Expert destruction spells kinda blow tbh, although the restoration heal is pretty good. I'm hoping the master spells make up for them, 84 destruction, 74 Restoration atm.
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Re: Skyrim: kicking dragon ass

Postby Calrid » Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:41 pm

Kinda forgot, I'm back on the Stormcloak war side, I got arrested outside of Windhelm, and this time the penance involved money and no jail time. So I paid it off, well I am loaded. I'm still miffed though that I got caught in the first place, sneak attack from behind no witnesses and yet the psi squad turned up in force. Definitely a flaw with the game there. Doing a job earlier as well, I couldn't sneak up and kill the target without getting 1000 riften bad boy points even with an invisibility potion and success in being undetected, in the end I managed to avoid being "seen/heard stroke psychically radar caught" by psi squad by killing her, and jumping in a lake. But ffs why that worked and the other times didn't is beyond me! I'm fricking invisible and have sneak bonuses so far up the whing wang, with armour etc, that God couldn't detect me! People, throw me a fricking bone, do these guys who aren't around anyway have some sort of superhuman powers to see and or hear the invisible from miles away! Ah well. Quests are turning up in unexpected places, but being down to only 10 side quests unnerves me.

addendum to Assassin guild quests:

still evil but killing a poor fishwife I thought was a bit unnecessary, I think the guild mother is a bit mental, but will reserve judgement for the time being. Emperors yes, they deserve it, hazard of politics, but nobodies? I should start questioning the contracts more, I do but what are you the client doing making a contract on harmless people? Ah well I suppose money is money, and a life's a life of equal value no matter what its status, it's a kill or be killed business, I wouldn't be the leader of the guild if I had any morals...
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Re: Skyrim: kicking dragon ass

Postby Stoic Guardian » Thu Feb 16, 2012 12:06 am

I always wished you could join the Penitus Oculatus and take part in the same missions, except you defend the people marked for assassination(the higher ranking ones anyhow), seeing as how certain parts of the story only progress if you join the Dark Brotherhood.
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Re: Skyrim: kicking dragon ass

Postby Calrid » Thu Feb 16, 2012 12:31 am

Stoic Guardian wrote:I always wished you could join the Penitus Oculatus and take part in the same missions, except you defend the people marked for assassination(the higher ranking ones anyhow), seeing as how certain parts of the story only progress if you join the Dark Brotherhood.


Yeah it does seem biased towards Skyrim's freedom, mind you I've never done any Empire stuff. Would also love to save someone instead of just killing them. But then the Assassins guild stuff is not straightforward or easy so I'll live.

Incidentally I just found out that Ebony armour is bugged and does not receive the second +25% bonus on the heavy armour perk line, apparently everyone in the known universe knows it but they haven't fixed it, probably a little late now. Daedric is unaffected apparently. Also found out Enthir in the mages hold sells 2 Daedra hearts at a time. Never noticed this but cool.

Considering the size of the game and the complexity, the bugs are somewhat forgiveable, that said, simple fixes like armour perks should really have been fixed in beta testing, since you can get 100 smithing very quickly if you're obsessed with it, contrary to letting it build naturally over time, but oh well. :(

Who the hell wants Daedric armour at level 5, honestly you want the game to be hard, don't you, unless you are 12, some people... :)

It's not a cheat to uber up some skills early, an idiot could figure it out, but it's damn well lame, probably the same idiots who play the game on novice when diddums dies of a broken finger nail. I kinda clicked on a "cheat" thing related to facts about armour I was looking for, read it and then threw up, 2023892789 armour 28738 damage, really get a life, the game simply isn't that hard. Exploiters are idiots. Ok they've worked out how to walk through the game in 266 seconds flat, but what's the point, you only enjoy doing something that's damned tough. For example random encounter earlier, an ice mage and fire mage fighting, I ran up to see what the skinny was, next thing I knew I was getting pwned by both of the gits, died quickly, even with some heal potions and some nifty footwork. I like that keeps me on my toes. Discretion is the better part of valour. :)

fuse wrote:I'm playing on master, too.


Yeah I think if you're even half able to play these sorts of games, ie you've played many or at least a few RPGs you have to push the envelope. That said I never went from Expert to master until level 45, it was hard enough before then. Saying that, I find MMORPGs way more challenging but then it's many people against an AI, and it's impressive when they make it incredibly challenging at end game, so much so that even those who have done something backwards struggle. I guess when you grow up in game playing, you relish any challenge, and Skyrim as you say, with it suddenly getting harder level by level, fulfils that challenge, assuming you aren't exploiting like a girl of 5. :)
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Re: Skyrim: kicking dragon ass

Postby Stoic Guardian » Thu Feb 16, 2012 2:03 am

Yeah the same kinds of people that say " The games too easy Blah Blah Blah, you can do this and that makes the game soo easy".

Then someone (sometimes me) will say "then don't do it, don't exploit the game and it'll be more challenging".

Then they'll say ":cry: :oops: No I shouldn't have to they should "Fix it" so I can have legendary super enchanted armor at level 1,000 one novice and still have the game be challenging, and I'm sick of people telling me to just not exploit it, the game is broken whaaa! :angry-banghead: "

Idiots.
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Re: Skyrim: kicking dragon ass

Postby Calrid » Thu Feb 16, 2012 2:10 am

Stoic Guardian wrote:Yeah the same kinds of people that say " The games too easy Blah Blah Blah, you can do this and that makes the game soo easy".

Then someone (sometimes me) will say "then don't do it, don't exploit the game and it'll be more challenging".

Then they'll say ":cry: :oops: No I shouldn't have to they should "Fix it" so I can have legendary super enchanted armor at level 1,000 one novice and still have the game be challenging, and I'm sick of people telling me to just not exploit it, the game is broken whaaa! :angry-banghead: "

Idiots.


Amen Sensei. :)

Incidentally this great game is not going to last forever, since you appear to be clued up on games: any recommendations, not a chore I'll play pretty much anything as long as it aint sport simulations, played one you played them all. FIFA 2012, spare me. :)
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Re: Skyrim: kicking dragon ass

Postby Stoic Guardian » Thu Feb 16, 2012 2:19 am

I don't dabble in sports games any way.

My own personal Recommendations

Mass Effect 3, if you haven't played the first two I recommend you do so.

Bioshock Infinite

XCom enemy unknown

Assassins Creed 3

It all depend on what type of games you like an what you play on(console/PC).
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Re: Skyrim: kicking dragon ass

Postby Calrid » Thu Feb 16, 2012 9:08 pm

Stoic Guardian wrote:I don't dabble in sports games any way.

My own personal Recommendations

Mass Effect 3, if you haven't played the first two I recommend you do so.

Bioshock Infinite

XCom enemy unknown

Assassins Creed 3

It all depend on what type of games you like an what you play on(console/PC).


Last game I got before this one was Deus Ex Machina: Human Revolution, wont last you as long as Skyrim but it will suck a big hole in your free time likewise. The hard level is bloody hard, you have to sneak through 2 bases without being detected and then kill a boss who's monstrously tough at the end and you can't save at all. Still like Skyrim you get perks, which are all very useful so it also has an xp system, its kind of a first person shooter/adventure game/RPG with a minigame for lock picking, I particularly liked the ability to fall as far as you want without dying, there's all sorts like seeing through walls, and being immune from electric shocks, perks to increase strength so you can punch through certain walls, and carry more etc. And Adam Jensen is so cool he's sub 0, which is good because the AI is particularly cunning for the most part.
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Re: Skyrim: kicking dragon ass

Postby Stoic Guardian » Thu Feb 16, 2012 9:23 pm

Another game coming out that looks good is Rainbow 6: Patriots, pretty much a what if scenario for the U.S.
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Re: Skyrim: kicking dragon ass

Postby Calrid » Thu Feb 16, 2012 11:39 pm

Stoic Guardian wrote:Another game coming out that looks good is Rainbow 6: Patriots, pretty much a what if scenario for the U.S.


I'm seriously considering Assassins Creed, but as it's a trilogy I suspect it will all come out on one "disc" at some point.
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Re: Skyrim: kicking dragon ass

Postby Stoic Guardian » Thu Feb 16, 2012 11:43 pm

Technically a saga seeing as how Assassins Creed 2 has 3 parts, AC2, AC Brotherhood and AC Revelations.
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