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*** SPOILERS IN QUOTES PLEASE ***

In this format, if possible.

Beginning of game spoiler

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Protagonist's name is Bayek

Decided to start this topic because I just played a certain mission in Memphis. I think it's a main story mission and not a side mission.

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It was the one where Bayek drinks from the seer's cup and fights the giant snake in the underworld/duat. Holy cow. glad you can't die in there, or I would have. My favorite part of the whole sequence was afterwards just being in the giant field of reeds. Powerful imagery come to life. This was the first "holy cow" moment for me in this series since Connor's eagle flight mission. At lease you couldn't fail this one. Arno's castle run did nothing for me, btw.

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Prreeettyy sure you can die in that boss fight. I think you just happened to get quite lucky. Unless I'm just wrong,
in which case, wow. Amazing segment though, you're right. Being in the Field of Reeds there and seeing Khemu was amazing. One thing that freaked me out is that in the Field of Reeds, at various points there are Snakes that chill there and I'm so happy I didn't walk into one. You can hardly see them too, cus of all the vegetation.

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STILL RELATING TO MY MEMPHIS SPOILER

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Prreeettyy sure you can die in that boss fight. I think you just happened to get quite lucky. Unless I'm just wrong,
in which case, wow. Amazing segment though, you're right. Being in the Field of Reeds there and seeing Khemu was amazing. One thing that freaked me out is that in the Field of Reeds, at various points there are Snakes that chill there and I'm so happy I didn't walk into one. You can hardly see them too, cus of all the vegetation.

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Wait... you can DIE in that one? I was in that boss fight for about 15 minutes of real time, took me forever... that's why I thought you couldn't die... I mean, yeah, the venom/poison does a number on you but I didn't know you could die. I mean, I got down to a sliver of health about 4 times but just assumed that was the lowest. I think you can die if you're in the water for too long, as I jumped in to the tune of a 7 second timer...

But yeah, it was fun...

Also, I didn't see any snakes in the Field of Reeds.

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The Empirical Truth stuff:

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really liked this and felt it gave a different, more thoughtful dimension to TWCB and further diversified them from typical ancient aliens stuff. Also the implication of the final recording is that Layla is supposed to create an animus that can actually ALTER history instead of just reliving it. which is wild as hell. And the Isu outfit is ridiculous and gives Bayek a robot filter over his voice, which i keep laughing at and loving

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Regarding Present Day content:

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What's it like?

DAZ, I saw you had some interesting speculations about present day on Youtube, suggesting proper stealth gameplay sections similar to the South American boxing stadium section in AC3. Did any of that come true?


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Awesome! More things to read about when I recognize what you're talking about! haha

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Being a mod that hasn't beaten the game is the worst with all these spoiler tags.

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About Present Day, it's not quite as good as AC3's, but we do get some parkour and some Stealth Kills later.
That's all I'm saying about that. Layla is also a much more ACTIVE and REBELLIOUS protagonist than Desmond Miles.
She would make a better Assassin than him right off the bat, because she eventually has a lot of RAGE towards Abstergo.

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based on the emprical truth stuff, especially the part you find during the Hyena questline, I think Desmond might be coming back in some way. Layla is pretty good, though a lot of the writing in her emails is much lower quality and feels inauthentic compared to her conversations throughout the main story. What I like most about her implicit role is that despite having assassin skills, her true talent and potential seems to be in her work with the portable animus. She is much more of a historian type character than desmond, without being as stuffy and academic as shaun. Her reactions when she has to kill the abstergo squad were really well done and felt believable. One of the things in her emails I did really like was the one where she speculates about how it's theoretically possible to use the animus to relive the memories of inorganic matter.
it's great to see the series really leaning into how silly its pseudoscience is, and that thing in particular makes the whole "layla is the only one who can figure out how to make the animus alter history" thing seem plausible. I thought the modern day stuff was great, especially with how it just drops you right into a tomb where your animus is literally plugged into bayek's mummy.

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^^ topic of those spoilers please? Haha

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Double McStab with Cheese wrote:
^^ topic of those spoilers please? Haha

Present day and protagonist discussion stuff.

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Phew! Game is 99% complete! Only thing left is to do the rest of the weekly quests as they show up~

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based on the emprical truth stuff, especially the part you find during the Hyena questline, I think Desmond might be coming back in some way. Layla is pretty good, though a lot of the writing in her emails is much lower quality and feels inauthentic compared to her conversations throughout the main story. What I like most about her implicit role is that despite having assassin skills, her true talent and potential seems to be in her work with the portable animus. She is much more of a historian type character than desmond, without being as stuffy and academic as shaun. Her reactions when she has to kill the abstergo squad were really well done and felt believable. One of the things in her emails I did really like was the one where she speculates about how it's theoretically possible to use the animus to relive the memories of inorganic matter.
it's great to see the series really leaning into how silly its pseudoscience is, and that thing in particular makes the whole "layla is the only one who can figure out how to make the animus alter history" thing seem plausible. I thought the modern day stuff was great, especially with how it just drops you right into a tomb where your animus is literally plugged into bayek's mummy.

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I like what the emprical truth was hinting at, how Layla's Animus is completely different then Abstergo with how it can overcome the limitations of the Isu by being able to change the past~
This is such an easy way of rewriting Desmonds fate! The possibilities of being able to change the past in the coming AC games is gonna be exciting~