Spirit Ghidorah 2010 wrote:I personally thought the first AC was the best. ACII was also pretty good, but that ending...good God that was one of the worst plot twists I've seen. Brotherhood was okay, but it just felt like Assassin's Creed 2.5.
But all in all, it's a great series. Sort of inspired me to take some Free-Running and Parkour lessons at my college.
Hellspawn28 wrote:I played the first one when it came out and I finish it in two weeks. It was a good game, but I don't like it enough to become a fan of it.
Proofpoochie wrote:Last two games were fairly mediocre. Skip.
Fairy Mothra wrote:I can't get over how silly that outfit looks when you plop it in the middle of 1770s America. So conspicuous.
Hellspawn28 wrote:That's bit harsh don't you think? I'm surprise that this guy is doing this now instead in 2007 when the game was released.
Because the summary of the book makes it plainly obvious that the two only have a vague similarity. Both include people reliving ancestor's memories, but the similarities stop there.Hellspawn28 wrote:That's bit harsh don't you think? I'm surprise that this guy is doing this now instead in 2007 when the game was released.
Legionmaster wrote:You can't counter-seduce, women can shut down their libido at will. It's scary fast too. You'll have to do the man version: punch her in the face.
Last month American author John Beiswenger sued Ubisoft with claims that the company flat-out stole ideas from his novel, Link, and repurposed them for the Assassin’s Creed series. Today we have confirmation that Beiswenger is backing off. For now.
In Link, a machine known as the Link device is used to witness points of history through the eyes of those that experienced it. Link’s plot also involves assassinations, religious themes, and historical ancestors. These similarities didn’t sit well with the author, but a solution has been found.
Gametrailers was also caught up in the legal mess for publishing Assassin’s Creed trailers, and they decided to settle with Beiswenger out of court. In the aftermath of the settlement, Beiswenger decided to halt his pursuit of damages from Ubisoft. We contacted Beiswenger’s lawyer, Kelly Clements Keller of the Keller Law Firm, who confirmed, “The claims against Gametrailers have been settled and the claims against Ubisoft have been dismissed, without prejudice.”
While he's no longer pursuing his claims against Ubisoft, Beiswenger still believes his copyrighted work was infringed upon by Ubisoft and is free to press further charges in the future. In a press release, Keller made the following statement:
“My client’s decision to exercise his right to voluntarily dismiss the action, without prejudice, in no way diminishes his stalwart conviction in the merit of his claims against Ubisoft. He is unwavering in his belief that many key components of the Assassin’s Creed video game franchise infringe on many key components of his novel, Link. We believe Ubisoft has engaged in egregious acts of copyright infringement and, should he choose to seek redress through the courts in the future, we remain confident that a trier of fact would agree.”
Has anybody read Link? If you have, sound off in the comments below with your thoughts on any similarities.
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