Ramen Redux

Ramen and a Half is back!  We decided to revive our original podcast as a new webcast where we talk about some of the latest in nerd news all while playing a random video game and of course while doing it all Live! So don’t forget to Like, Comment, and Subscribe and catch it all here on Retrenders.com!

Comic Book Preview: Assassin’s Creed – Awakening #5

The “Awakening” series takes place during the Assassin’s Creed Black Flag timeline.

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Comic Book Preview: Assassin’s Creed – Awakening #4

acawakening04001This manga mini-series takes place during Assassin’s Creed Blag Flag timeline.  The Black Cross is on the hunt, while Charlotte might change sides!  Find out more with Awakening #4.

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Comic Book Preview: Assassin’s Creed – Uprising #1

asuprising0101Assassin’s Creed gets a new series Uprising as the Phoenix Project nears completion.  Charlotte and her team readies to save the world with new reveals and insights on these characters from the Assassin’s Creed universe.

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Comic Book Preview: Assassin’s Creed – Templars #9

act0901Ubisoft’s popular video game Assassin’s Creed over the years have used the comic book medium for more stories in this world.  The final issue of the 9-book Templars run is here.  Adding the to Assassin’s Creed canon, Dre has only one way to go now.

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Comic Book Preview: Assassin’s Creed #3

assassinscreed0300The Assassin’s Creed video game franchise over the years have used the comic book format to tell many stories from this universe.  Now the Awakening series takes Assassin’s Creed towards manga-style art and storytelling.  The Brotherhood and Templar Order are once again locked into battle.

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Assassin’s Creed: Hawk

assassins creed hawk coverThe Assassin’s Creed comic book team of writer Corbeyran and artist Defali are back with the 4th comic book installment Hawk in the Assassin’s Creed universe.  The story picks up right after the previous 3 comic book installments – The Ankh of Isis trilogy.  This time the team travels back to 13th centure Egypt when an long lost artifact is found.

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Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag Review


So here we are with another Assassin’s Creed game. They seem to be coming out with a new one every year just like all of the Call of Duty games. After playing the the previous game, Assassin’s Creed 3, I wasn’t so sure if I would be picking up this game at all, but I ended up getting my hands on it anyway. Right from the start I didn’t like the protagonist. He didn’t seem that likable during the beginning of the game, but after a few hours, he sort of grows on you.

The story in this game was pretty good, even if I did have a few questions at the end of it all, but I wasn’t able to get as invested in it as I did in the previous games in the series. The main reason was because of who you controlled in the modern time; it was just some random guy. You play him in first-person mode while out of the Animus and are never given a name and you aren’t able to even see what you look like. The one character I enjoyed the most out of the whole game was the I.T. guy, John. He made the modern portion of the game bearable and had an important role in the story. The characters Rebecca and Shaun showing up was also a plus – it was nice seeing and hearing them bicker again.

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Besides that though, the real fun was when you were able to sail your ship all around the seas. Taking on little gunboats for small loot or attacking the large Man o’ Wars for some better salvage, it never got old. There was so much to do out in the ocean; sail to a nearby island and search for treasure, go deep sea diving, harpooning for sea creatures like whales and sharks, or just have fun destroying ship after ship. Finding floating pages of shanties was pretty neat also. Singing songs while sailing around was like listening to a pirate song radio station – and it did get annoying pretty quick. One could probably get really drawn into all the pirating or even the side-quests and forget all about doing any of the story missions. And to be honest, is that such a bad thing?

I give Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag a 7/10.

The Art of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag

ACBF00It’s been a busy couple of weekends just button-mashing in the living room after big releases like GTA, Arkham Origins, Battlefield 4 and now comes Assassin’s Creed IV:  Black Flag.  This new installment takes you back to 1715 where Pirates rule the seas and you are thrown into the dark, gritty world of pirate life.


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Assassin’s Creed in China

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Well, if the next Assassin’s Creed game takes place in China, you can thank artist Chaoyuan Xu for inspiring it.  This is not just any old fan art, his Assassin’s Creed China collection is something to look at.

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