assassin's creed fans, check this out!

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  1. ckhtiger

    ckhtiger old skool fool

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    I just got back from a trip to Italy, brought on by a new appreciation for the country by playing Assassin's Creed Brotherhood. I picked up the NECA Ezio figure to take pics of all over the country in places that were important in the game. we just got home last night, so I thought I'd share the pics with you!

    in front of the Duomo, Florence:
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    holding up the Tower of Pisa, Pisa:
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    rooftop running, Rome:
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    in front of the "Sphere within a Sphere," Vatican:
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    trying to cross Ponte St. Angelo, Rome:
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    climbing the outside of Castel St. Angelo, Rome:
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    sneaking around the front of the Pantheon, Rome:
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    inside the Pantheon, Rome:
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    at the Colosseum, Rome:
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    figuring out how to cross a canal, Venice:
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    sneaking into the Doge's Palace, Venice:
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    riding a Gondola, Venice:
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    offering a carrot, Rome:
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    sitting on a plane, Amsterdam:
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  2. Blackout32

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    WOW!, now that is TOTALY cool my friend. Some of those places really look like it does in the game. I wanna go to Italy 1 day and see those places.
     
  3. ckhtiger

    ckhtiger old skool fool

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    the crazy thing about doing this is that playing the game is actually like a virtual tour of the different cities. like when we got to castel st. angelo, even though I only knew of it from the game, I was like "wait til we get to the spiral staircase..." and sure enough, it was there! you can tell that they did a lot of research modelling the locations.
     
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    Smasher HUNKY BEATS

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    That is five levels of coolness.
     
  5. Mechafire

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    This is awesome and you should feel awesome
     
  6. DroidsBane

    DroidsBane Bonkles FTW

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    cool, ive always wanted to go to Italy after playing ACII, mabey someday.
     
  7. ckhtiger

    ckhtiger old skool fool

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    It was actually a combo of assassin's creed and the Dan Brown davinci code series that got me wanting to go. I'm glad those things sparked my interest, because I probably never would've been convinced to go otherwise. Conspiracy theory stuff is just right up my alley.
     
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    Now this is the best thread I've seen all day. Awesome!
     
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    I think the bigger challenge for the AC devs was getting the buildings and landscapes that plain do not exist anymore right. Like St. Peter's Basilica which was demolished completely and rebuilt into the current building just after Ezio's time there in Brotherhood, or the Lateran pallace. And there are a few other landmarks you see in Rome in Brotherhood that were demolished or extensively rebuilt by the Popes of the later 16th and 17th centuries.
     
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    ckhtiger old skool fool

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    I just emailed the pics and a letter to ubisoft corporate media relations. I wonder if I'll get a response?
     
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    That's really cool. I've got to admit, I would probably do the same thing. After playing the AC games, I can never hear about Italy and not think about Assassin's Creed.
     
  12. ckhtiger

    ckhtiger old skool fool

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    apparently the ubisoft team liked my photos! here's the email I got back from them:

    Thank you very much for your email and your nice words on Assassin’s Creed.
    I hope you’ve enjoyed Italy as much as the team did when they went there to make the games.
    We really like your photos and the team would like to post them on the Assassin’s Creed Facebook page in one of our “Friday Fan Appreciation”.
    Would you agree for us to publish them?
    We usually reference the name of the fan, and a link to a blog or website, let me know if that works for you.
     
  13. kaos

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    great pics....:thumbs2: :thumb 
     
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    ckhtiger old skool fool

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    well, it's official, they liked my pics!:

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  15. Hook

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    WOW! Congrats! Nice to see the Ubisoft people liking your pictures!
     

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