Assassin's Creed 1 and 2
Greetings, Assassin’s Creed is a game series currently holding four games of which I have played the first two. The original starts with Desmond Myles being captured by an organisation who attach him to a machine named the Animus, the equipment allows Desmond to remember the thoughts of his ancestors. He is taken back to an Assassin called Altiar in the days of the Holy war who faces the enemies of the Assassin’s Creed, the Templars. Altiar’s killings uncover a powerful weapon, through the memories the organisation, who are the modern Templars, hopes to find out the location of it that the Assassin’s and Templars are fighting over. The game play is quite repetitive but is still enjoyable, for instance the hidden blade is a unique element.
Assassin’s Creed 2 is set in the 15th Century, a few centuries from the originals events. At the beginning stages of the game, Desmond is smuggled out of his location to an Assassin’s hideout by an ally called Lucy. They have their own Animus in which Myles is attached to as the Creed is losing the war and is in need of new recruits. The machine will teach Myles how to fight from the memories of his Italian ancestor, Ezio. At the beginning Ezio is not an Assassin but becomes one when his father and two brothers are falsely accused of a crime and executed. Ezio seeks revenge but discovers that his family were set up and so through his connections finds that the Templars are behind it, searching for the weapon.
The game play and graphics are similar to the first but I found Assassin’s Creed 2 more confusing due to all the different characters, some of which are well known. The series is brilliant and should continue to be so, I would encourage you to play it. The other two games look as if they will be good. The sixth episode of the adventures of Fletch and Roman series three is up in Warehouse 17.
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We're at the end of the universe. Okay?! Right at the edge of knowledge itself! And you're busy... blogging!
Greetings, Moon is a recent film situated on a base of the company lunar. It has a small cast and focuses on the three main characters for the duration of the movie. The only actor I knew in it was Kevin Spacey, who provides the voice of the robot Gerty but the others preformed quite well. The story is about Sam Bell who had signed up for a three year contract with Lunar to monitor their progress on the moon, the only company he has is Gerty along with a few transmissions from earth.
At the beginning of the film, it is revealed Sam has only two weeks left until he returns home. Bell starts having a mental breakdown, seeing images of his wife and it starts distracting him. The main character goes to check on a machine outside of the base, he then collides into the vehicle as more images influence his concentration. During another scene Gerty wakes Sam up, stating he was in an accident and informs Bell that rest is important. After a while, Sam manages to leave the base to find the broken down vehicles where he crashed. He opens it to find an unconscious version of himself in the transporter, it is then revealed that they are both clones and try to discover what Lunar is trying to accomplish.
This is a brilliant film, if not followed closely it could lead to problems but I like it. The special effects are great and I would encourage individuals interested in Science fiction to watch it. The fifth episode of the adventures of Fletch and Roman is up in Warehouse 17.
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The Desert Spear
Greetings, the Desert Spear is a novel written by Peter V Brett and a sequel to the painted man. It like the original is set in a world where demons rise at night to hunt their human pray. The only way humanity can protect itself is surrounding its settlements in magical symbols called wards, during the course of the first book the main character Arlen found an ancient weapon in the desert ruins. It was a spear covered in these wards that had been lost centuries ago, the weapon proved a powerful method of destroying the demons. Unfortunately, Arlen was tricked by an old friend in the deserts who sought the weapon for himself. His name was Jardir and he left Arlen to die in the empty lands, this is where the Painted man came into existence as Arlen painted the wards on himself in order to live.
In the second novel, Jardir has created a powerful army to defeat the corelings, which are also called demons. Jardir becomes to believe that he is the chosen one to deliver the people from the demons as it was prophesised but word of the Painted man proves to be a challenge to his beliefs, and so he plans to be rid of him. The army from the desert led by Jardir attack the north to turn its civilians into soldiers to fight the demons, the Painted man in retaliation attempts to join the northern forces together but the ruler’s relationships are strained. Two demon princes prepare to kill Jardir and Arlen as the influence they have is a threat to the demon’s livelihood . The Painted man’s allies, Roger who can hypnotise corelings with his flute and Leesha, the town herbalist of Deliverer’s Hollow soon find themselves in trouble with Jardir’s plans.
This is a well written book like the first one and is easy to read. It is just as enjoyable as its predecessor and I would encourage individual who are interested in fantasy to read it. The fourth episode of the adventures of Fletch and Roman series three is up in Warehouse 17.
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It's weird — I think I'm having a spasm. The muscles in my face keep pulling at my mouth. Oh! I think I'm happy!
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