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Oreos Quarry - Narrated Pacifist

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A quick showcase of the Pacifist/Target Only playstyle in Assassin's Creed Odyssey, mostly empowered by the Assassin Tree. Paralytic Arrows from Hunter Tree are great, too, but I don't show these. This has got my narration and commentary over top of it, for extra context on why I take certain actions, and additional explanation of various events.

Requested by @Sorrosyss on Twitter.

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Chrétien Lafreniére Assassination Variety Pack

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Three assassinations on a playlist:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8U1VmkkAbkg&list=PLpafzxi_KNB7XMI-gu1o67...

Lafreniére Blitz Assassination

The fastest I've been able to kill the target. Had to sacrifice a small amount of time because of a smoke bomb. Sometimes you can reach him before getting fully detected, but I'm not patient enough to keep on trying.

Lafreniére Stunt Assassination

Apologies for the background sound. I was ignorant to the fact that my earphones had a mic.

To set up a stealthy stunt assassination from the nearby tower, you'll have to take out some of the guards nearby.


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Catching Ledges | Loss and Rediscovery

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Assassin's Creed Unity
Advanced Techniques
Catch Ledge / Ledge Grab

Holding High Profile High profile trigger, TAP Parkour Down Empty hand button a single time just before touching the wall.
There must be a viable handhold at the spot Arno impacts, and the timing window for it is roughly like a Sword-Counter from AC1.

A video on the philosophy and meaning behind the ledge-grab / catch ledge ability in the Assassin's Creed franchise, its importance and why it matters so much to the people who miss it, capping off with explaining how to actually perform this move in Assassin's Creed Unity. I think this move should be brought back, as should at-will side ejects and at-will back ejects. Movement is lifeless and stagnant in the new Assassin's Creed games, and for a franchise about transcending the arbitrary rules put forth not by gods, but men, new AC Movement "Systems" make me feel more like I'm painting inside the lines than breaking out of social norms and flowing through an environment as I see fit.

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[Rogue Academy] AC Unity Mechanics Guide / Move Reference

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Took a while to put this together because I got a lot of requests for this. I'm pretty sure all of TheHiddenBlade veterans will know about these already, though. Tongue Just posting here so the site gets this content. I did leave out certain items and abilities because I found them largely irrelevant to my own gameplay, but there might be some kind of follow-up vid where I collect additional information. We'll see how it goes.

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[Leo Talks] AC Unity - A Shattered, Beautiful Game

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On the beauty and tragedy of Assassin's Creed Unity, its pros and cons, and a few ways we can learn from it moving forward.

Download As Podcast:
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AC Unity is an interesting game because whenever you bring it up, inevitably there will be people who say how much they enjoy just wandering around the open world. And as someone who’s now done a fair bit of that for stress relief and for video purposes, I’ve done some thinking as to why.

Unity has more problems than any other game in the franchise, to this day. Ask a bunch of different people and you’ll get different answers as to whether the game is “fixed” or not. For some people, performance issues remain, for others, bugs are still very much alive, and for others still those things were never really their concern, but rather the problems inherent to the game that can never ever be repaired, and we just have to live with. As someone who struggled just to find a way to eventually appreciate this game for all the dim light I saw deep down in its broken shell, I can’t look away from those problems, but as the person who did learn to appreciate it, scars and all, I have to make note of its positives. You hear that? You feel it? That’s called character-development.

Unity is at its absolute best when it evokes a certain feeling. When a player can say and truly mean, “As an agent of the Assassin Brotherhood, my awareness of my surroundings borders on superhuman, and I have a Response to every possible Situation…” This feeling of player-ownership, of responsibility over your gameplay, of being accountable for your successes and failures, is why people love Unity the way they do.

Another video is coming up that talks about Advanced Movement in Assassin's Creed, how it ties into collectibles, and how it should, and finally, ways Ubisoft can teach advanced gameplay in future titles that make them more interesting for newcomers and veterans alike. See you then.

~ a rogue

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Assassination | The Scarab's Sting // Stealth, No HUD

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Assassin's Creed Origins
The Scarab's Sting // Assassinate the Scarab
No HUD, No Detects, Story Playthrough

Bayek of Siwa finds the Scarab is perhaps more unpredictable than he might've thought. At the mercy of the desert heat, his link to Senu is all that saves his life. Deprived of his weapons, Bayek moves to retrieve his equipment before ending the Scarab's sadistic killings once and for all.

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The False Oracle - Stylish Overpower Kill

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For the first assassination mission in the game (The False Oracle, target Medunamun) I decided to test out the overpower attack using a perk that allows you to have full adrenaline at the start of combat.

How Adrenaline and Overpower Abilities Work
During combat you build adrenaline. When it gets full you can use an overpower ability by pressing the buttons for light attack and heavy attack at the same time (PS3 R1 button/PS3 R2 button or Xbox right bumper/Xbox right trigger). Depending on what type of weapon Bayek is holding there are two overpower abilities: a devastating attack that does massive damage; or fury mode, which enhances Bayek's combat.

Stylish Overpower Kill
Climb to the top of the temple and wait for Medunamun and his two goons to head for the entrance. The route he takes is random, but I've found that when he heads to the main building, he'll also take that route at least the next few times you restart the checkpoint. Think his route might depend on what time of the day it is.

Now for taking him and his goons out with little opposition. I start out with an air takedown on the guy in the front, followed by the overpower attack on the target (and since he's right behind the first guy, I'm just about guaranteed he'll be the one it's performed on since the ability targets the closest enemy). I actually had to upgrade my current weapon the fan ax to wipe out the target's health in one hit.

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[Far Cry 5] The Confession - Untouchable Wrath

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Far Cry 5
The Confession
Creative Stealth Kills + Evasive Reaper
No Damage / Stylish

The Deputy exfiltrates John Seed's indoctrination compound, taking many lives along the way with cruel efficiency and cold resourcefulness. The law has long proven ineffective against the Project at Eden's Gate... But blades and gunfire remain ever-useful.

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I figure, it's still a Ubisoft game.
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[Rogue Academy] ACO | Smoke Bomb Guide

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Assassin’s Creed Origins
Advanced Tool Guide
Smoke Screen // Smoke Bomb

The Smoke Bomb in Assassin’s Creed Origins is a contextual item that is far more powerful than some players give it credit for. This video is for them, and for everyone else who wishes they could do more with it. You can. ;]

The Skill:
- Drop Smoke by pressing Triangle/Y/R immediately after a Dodge or Melee Attack.
- You can do this any time.
- LV2 // Damage Passive allows Smoke to Harm enemies and ground them.

Stealth:
- Spam Smoke to safely cross open space.
- Use it as a panic button when you see Detection and you’re not feeling safe enough to cover away in time.
- Drop it off edges, to cloud the area you’ll attack into.
- - With Damage, you can use this as extra Damage to kill enemies, especially clustered groups when you’re above them.
- Make aiming with a Bow or Tool safe, by clouding your current cover with Smoke, then aiming out.

Combat:
- LV1 Smoke lets you stop enemies from running and attacking. They may still stumble around, but you can get free damage on them, or begin Sleeping them for Assassinations.
- LV2 Smoke lets you Damage everyone around you, and throw them to the ground. From here you can get free damage on them, or begin Sleeping them for Assassinations. LV2 Smoke can be spammed repeatedly to efficiently harvest a large group of enemies.
- Smoke can be used to Escape Conflict.

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How to Skip Memory Corridors in AC2

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Although the option to skip scenes wasn't introduced until Assassins Creed Brotherhood, there is a way to skip the memory corridors in the previous game.

Bring up the start menu to pause the game right when the memory corridor is starting during an assassination of a main target. You'll have better luck with long kill animations for a longer window of time. To be safe do this several times in a row. If done correctly you will have skipped the memory scene.

Other Glitches
Two other ways to glitch the memory corridor. First is having the weapon wheel active while the memory scene starts. Second is using a shop.

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