You may not have been impressed with the first DLC for Assassin’s Creed Revelations multiplayer. For a few dollars, you could get new Templar skins. Yep, that’s it. The second DLC wasn’t much different. Sure, the cost to benefit ratio was a little better, but putting the new maps on a separate playlist meant undoing a lot of the good work Ubisoft had done to unify the player base.
And there were still no revelations.
What will this expansion be about, and how much of a ripoff will it be? Well, from a preliminary look at the DLC’s achievements/trophies, we can gather a few things.
Leaked Revelations DLC achievements and implications
- Part of the Creed (10) – Take the induction leap of faith
- Jump They Say (10) – Reach the Animus memo
- Enter The Animus (10) – Enter the Animus simulation
The first three cheevos pretty much indicate you’ll be playing as someone who’s just starting out with Abstergo. Will you be living through Subject 16’s past? Or is my terrible, tongue-in-cheek prediction about replaying all of Assassin’s Creed 1 & 2 finally coming true? Knowing Ubisoft, the latter proposition has too much value to be true. I’m betting it’s a third, less interesting protagonist.
- Meet your Maker (10) – Finish memory five
Could be a reference to Vidic, to Minerva and TOWCB, or to some new character named “Your Maker.” In fact, I’d bet money on the last option.
- Secret Achievement (25) – Continue playing to unlock this secret achievement
- Secret Achievement (50) – Continue playing to unlock this secret achievement
Won’t be making any predictions on these other than “major plot shit happens, have some Gamerscore.”
- Find All Pieces (50) – Find all decipher fragments
Wow, doesn’t this sound fun?
- Save Yourself (10) – Land on a block after falling more than 25 meters
- Impress Warren Vidic (50) – Complete the Animus testing sequence without failing
- Cross Styx without Dying (25) – Make it across the river Styx without failing
Yes, you heard it right here, people, the much-loved untextured block–jumping segments are back! I’m sure that just like they were for me, these were your favorite parts of Revelations by a landslide. And given that three whole achievements are dedicated to nauseating, first-person guessing games, it probably makes up a large percentage of the gameplay.
But hey—I could be wrong. These are just my opinions after all. If you have your own thoughts, feel free to share them. In the interim, I’ll be patiently awaiting Assassin’s Creed Revelations DLC 3.0: Unbudgeted Blunders!