Originally Posted by RussMac316
Wouldn't this create a situation where if you were to play the game in it's "episodic" form, you would have no access to the areas later on (i.e. you're playing episode one and cannot go to locations in ep. 5), but if you played the "full" game, you would have full range of travel? Essentially, what I'm saying is that you could theoretically visit areas at the end of the game before you're supposed to unless something were added in to prevent/trigger this.
Actually, I guess this brings up a question of my own...will any future episodes visit areas from previous ones (ex. Episode 3 goes back to area X that you started episode 2 at), or will they be entirely new locations?
Ah, I think they just meant that it could be an idea to have the next chapter start straight after the previous chapter, instead of going to menu. I think the episodes themselves would be identical.
From what I've heard they are focusing on new locations for each new game, with no central hub location (kind of like CMI where part 1 is on the ship, part 2 is on plunder, part 3 is on blood, part 4 is ship combat, and part 5 is at the carnival, except the chapters will be more similar in length)
They haven't said for sure old locations -won't- be revisited, but mostly it looks like it'll be new stuff every time.