Achievement Preview Spotlight: Assassin's Creed 3Achievement Preview Spotlight: Assassin's Creed 3

Achievement Preview Spotlight: Assassin's Creed 3

Give me achievements or give me death

Written by Jonathan Barnes (osubluejacket) on 24 October 12 at 12:41

Over 200 years ago, a rag-tag group of (possibly drunk) farmers patriots fought off the most powerful army on the planet and gained independence for their new homeland. Next week is your chance to enter those times with the help of Desmond Miles and the Animus as Assassin's Creed III hits consoles. As you might expect, one of this year's biggest releases is in this week's Achievement Preview Spotlight.

Like every game in the Assassin's Creed series, a good majority of the achievements are tied to finishing the various Sequences (missions/levels) throughout the story. That being said, there are a number of achievements that are worth noting.

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished in Assassin's Creed III
Open the Temple Door and learn Desmond's fate.

As someone who felt a little burned by the cliffhanger in http://www.trueachievements.com/AC-Revelations/achievem....htm, this achievement immediately jumps off the page. What will Desmond find in the temple? I have to know. I HAVE TO KNOW!

The next achievement might get your number with its Southie charm, personal demons, and ability to call out ponytailed blowhards on quoting Pete Garrison, James Lemon, and Gordon Wood.

How D'ya Like Them Apples in Assassin's Creed III
Complete Sequence 3.

I love a good Good Will Hunting joke as much as the next guy. Dimes to dollars that this Sequence revolves around doing something (really cool) in Boston.

Anal-retentive completionists (like myself) should take special note of the next achievement.

Perfectionist in Assassin's Creed III
Complete 100% of all main mission constraints.

As anyone familiar with the Assassin's Creed franchise is aware, there are often multiple different ways to "succeed" at any given mission and nailing every objective can be taxing at times and downright infuriating at others. Tread with care!

While the inclusion of Leonardo da Vinci introduced some nice gadgets to Ezio's bag of tricks in http://www.trueachievements.com/Assassins-Creed-II/achi....htm, the inclusion of Benjamin Franklin seems ripe for more 18th century techno-wizardry.

Patent Not Pending in Assassin's Creed III
Craft one of Franklin's inventions to decorate your Manor.

Franklin invented all kinds of cool things, from bifocal glasses all the way to swim fins, I can't help but wonder what kinds of awesomeness Connor is in for.

One thing that we're certain will be included in AC:III is the inclusion of new weapons including the tomahawk and bow & arrow. With that in mind, the next achievement sounds like it will make an interesting visual to say the least.

Spit Roast in Assassin's Creed III
Spit Roast31 (20)
Perform a double assassination using a musket.

I don't know much about muskets and bayonets (aside from you stick the pointy end in the bad guy), but this has to look cool.

The next achievement actually sent me on a goose chase for meaning.

Whit's fur ye'll no go by ye! in Assassin's Creed III
Block a firing line 5 times by using a human shield.

I'll save you all a few clicks and tell you that "Whit's fur ye'll no go by ye!" is a Scottish saying that means, "What's meant to happen will happen." I'd say that it goes nicely with the actual achievement description.

While those are just a few highlights, it is worth noting that the highest single achievements only carry a 50G base score, so you can expect frequent, smaller unlocks. Furthermore, the game (as of now) seems to be devoid of those super-grinding achievements that can scare off your casual achievement hunter. The only possible achievement wrenches appear to be: Abstergo Entertainment, Blowing in the Wind, and Completionist. Finally, the game only has four secret achievements, so you pretty much know what you'll be getting from the get-go.

Now that we've hit you with some of our highlights, what are you excited about popping when Assassin's Creed III hits stores on October 30th (North America) and October 31st (everywhere else)?

If there's an upcoming game that you'd like to see featured in the Achievement Preview Spotlight, be sure to let us know in the comments!
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MC0REBE
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Posted on 24 October 12 at 06:20
Awesome read, can't wait for the game!
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anomalystic777 - Fallout 4 trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XW7Of3g2JME
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Last post: Yesterday at 13:15
Posted on 24 October 12 at 08:48
Good read, at least the MP achievements look easy this time round.
Solario32
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Posted on 24 October 12 at 12:50
Awesome review. Must start and finish Revelations before I can get to this one.
ImTheScientist - Finishing off Dominating Scrubs
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Posted on 24 October 12 at 12:50
They repackage this game the way EA did FIFA.....don't fall for it.
tntiseverywere
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Posted on 24 October 12 at 12:55
Cant's wait..
KanjiKoka
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Posted on 24 October 12 at 13:00
The article is okay to post now?!!

Hehe.
Job & A Social Life, achievements most gamers refuse to earn...therefore, their ratios are high.
SoiledDoughnut - Kinda itching to get the Gears of War: Ultimate Edition. Might just have to bite the bullet.
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Last post: 31 Aug at 02:32
Posted on 24 October 12 at 13:32
I wouldn't mind seeing Far Cry 3 have one of these achievement preview spotlights.
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HolyMoses81
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Posted on 24 October 12 at 13:33
This game and its fanbois have always been a guaranteed facepalm - and they probably always will be.
Theme today: Little assassins boys fapping at achievement descriptions... laugh
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Venom Weapon X6
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Posted on 24 October 12 at 13:49
The opening sentence alone was worth the price of admission.
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AC1DGro0ve 3o3 - Warframe: Update 17 drops today.
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Posted on 24 October 12 at 13:54
Great idea..... nice read!
^ this
ChewieOnIce
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Posted on 24 October 12 at 13:56
KanjiKoka said:The article is okay to post now?!!

Hehe.
I blame the Templars
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Selkirk16
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Last post: 31 Aug at 09:52
Posted on 24 October 12 at 14:01
Don't count your eggs too early - there'll obviously be more MP achievements to tackle when the inevitable map pack DLCs start dropping.
BraveZach
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BraveZach
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Posted on 24 October 12 at 14:08
I for one will enjoy fapping as a "fanboi" to a repackaged game that took ummm 3 fucking years to finish.

fap fap fap fap fap GIMMIE THE BUTTER UBISOFT!
DOBOSTAR247
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Posted on 24 October 12 at 14:16
BraveZach said:I for one will enjoy fapping as a "fanboi" to a repackaged game that took ummm 3 fucking years to finish.

fap fap fap fap fap GIMMIE THE BUTTER UBISOFT!
Right there with ya fap fap fap
JIng1es
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Posted on 24 October 12 at 14:19
Great preview!

I agree with what someone said earlier. I'd like to see a FarCry 3 achievement preview as well. While we're at it, perhaps tossing Crysis 3, Tomb Raider, and/or Bioshock Infinite into the mix as well whenever they get closer to release?
x athiktos x
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Posted on 24 October 12 at 14:21
Solario32 said:Awesome review. Must start and finish Revelations before I can get to this one.Enjoy. Revelations was the best one yet, IMO. Awesome game.

I can't wait for AC3!
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ArmaggedonPSA
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Posted on 24 October 12 at 14:24
Really digging this new column, well done.

I know we've got some time first, but id like to see Far Cry 3 up here at some point =D
Solunar
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Posted on 24 October 12 at 14:24, Edited on 24 October 12 at 14:25 by Solunar
ImTheScientist said:They repackage this game the way EA did FIFA.....don't fall for it.roll Riiiiight. And that's why there were vast improvments not only in graphics but gameplay mechanics and progression from Assassin's Creed 1 to Assassin's Creed 2. Brotherhood was a continuation of 2 and Revelations the finale for characters from both games. They were not numbered title games and fit into 2's thread of gameplay. Assassin's Creed 3 has been in development for 2-3 years, again making the same leap that distinguished 2 from 1. Each time Ubisoft realeases a game in this franchise they become a little more intriguing, more refined, more polished. I personally am looking forward to see what is in store.

Oh and one other thing -- how can you even compare an adventure-genre game like this to a sports game? Have you even played EACH of these games to discern the differences that you are attempting to generalize? Time to crawl back under your bridge, troll. wave
~Solunar~
PriorKarma
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Posted on 24 October 12 at 14:35
Over 200 years ago, a rag-tag group of (possibly drunk) farmers patriots fought off the most powerful army on the planet and gained independence for their new homeland.

This should say 'paid off' not 'fought off'.