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Posts by James Vasquez

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    Thinking About Leaving the Big Three Card Games?

    Here are the “Big Three:” Magic: the Gathering Pokemon Trading Card Game YuGiOh These games have been around through the developing years of my generation. Once scrappy little games that sparked imagination, they are now the dominant games in the genre, and with that comes all the corporate trappings that tend to lose consumer confidence….

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    Assassin’s Creed IV: Sailing the High Seas

    After examining Assassin’s Creed I, ACII, Brotherhood, Revelations, and ACIII, we’re finally ready to look at glorious IV. Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag is one of the most beloved games in the AS franchise. Praised for its ship-to-ship combat, and the newest protagonist in the franchise, Edward Kenway, people still play and talk about it….

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    Assassin’s Creed III: Ubisoft Got There!

    Assassin’s Creed: Revelations was a triumphant finale for Ezio, and a meh cliffhanger for Desmond. Assassin’s Creed III is where we get the finale for Desmond’s story and, for me, it can’t come soon enough. Desmond is the most boring protagonist, written to be angsty but still coming off as very bland and inconsistent. He…

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    Assassin’s Creed: How Did it Become So Big?

    One of Ubisoft’s most well-known franchises, Assassin’s Creed, had a new installment this year, as it does just about every year—and just as with every year—it sold very well.   The series’ historical settings, and deep lore, has earned it a large audience.  What made it so big? Was it the game play? The story?…

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    Assassin’s Creed II: Ezio’s Beginning

    When exploring the first Assassin’s Creed game, and the story of Altair Ibn-La’had, my biggest issue with the game was that Altair had no personality.   The times when I played as Desmond Miles outside the Animus were the most interesting—he had way more personality than Altair.  Which is saying something, because Desmond is as…