Assassins Creed III set in...

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by Serge 13, Mar 2, 2012.

  1. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all

    Apr 3, 2003
    It looks like someone chopped in a colonial Brit into a screenshot of an older Assassin's Creed. The "native American touches" in clothing and weaponry actually make it worse.

    If he's going to hunt like a native American, then again, why doesn't he look like one? And not just talking skin color here, they were adapted in dress to their climates, and for camouflage. So...?
  2. Nology5890

    Nology5890 Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    Nov 22, 2006
    My guess is that you can change the color of the assassin's garb, like in the last few games. In many of those shots, the white makes some sense for winter camouflage.
  3. maximaz

    maximaz Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Apr 2, 2006
    Although that screen didn't jump at me as being retarded I do agree. Overall, the idea that a super secret organization would sport the same attire for centuries is pretty stupid, even if it is winter and he must wear white, why advertise with all the little touches?

    They should have at least done away with the hood. The new guy is not named "eagle" anymore (thank God as that would have been even more ridiculous) so why force it. Connor has something to do with wolves so I think this would have been more appropriate:

  4. brfritos

    brfritos Humma Kavulaaaaaaa

    Sep 8, 2009
    Stop it, you are making too damn sense! :cool:
  5. Ausdoerrt

    Ausdoerrt I should set a custom tit

    Oct 28, 2008
    Assassins dressed in "cool assassin clothing" makes zero sense to begin with.
  6. Serge 13

    Serge 13 Cranium Cat oTO Orderite

    Jul 20, 2006
    One look at this screenshot and you can guess that the gameplay won't be much different from other AC games:

    Also, I can see why they decided to go for this setting. There are lot's of conspiracy theories and such about the colonial wars and they have definitely squeezed a lot of their own shit in it, to be able to somehow connect it to the AC plot.
  7. ZeusComplex

    ZeusComplex Still Mildly Glowing

    Feb 12, 2010
    Those clothes stand out so much, the concept images appear comically photo shopped.

    Still, on the bright side, the setting seems very interesting to me. I guess the colonial era is common in strategy games, but it'll be fun to watch the translation into a 3D stealth-action game.
  8. Lexx

    Lexx Testament to the ghoul lifespan
    Moderator Modder

    Apr 24, 2005
    Yea, setting wise, I am interested in it too. I did only play the first game and stopped after the second town, never touching it again since then. But AC3 is something I might try again.
  9. Alphadrop

    Alphadrop A right proper chap.

    Aug 21, 2008
    Well this is interesting if only to see how they manage it and if they manage to not piss of either Americans or the British.
    Spose they could always do an expansion that covers the war of 1812 to balance things a bit. :P
  10. Serge 13

    Serge 13 Cranium Cat oTO Orderite

    Jul 20, 2006
    Did you give AC2 a try? It sure is a big improvement over the first game. AC: Brotherhood and Revelations on the other hand are the very definitions of the word 'Grind'.
  11. Sander

    Sander This ghoul has seen it all
    Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Jul 5, 2003
    Am I the only one who thinks this setting is terrible for Assassin's Creed? And not because of the possible mishandling of the setting and details, the AC games were never particularly good at that anyway. More because this doesn't seem to be a setting that brings out the best of the series, to me.

    What I loved about the previous games was climbing through densely populated cities, with historic landmarks. The free-running over rooftops was very well done, as was the atmosphere in those cities. The detail on monuments was stunning (if often historically inaccurate).

    But colonial America had none of that. They had no historic landmarks and few buildings from that time survive today. In addition, cities were relatively sparsely populated, buildings were low-rise and built far apart. That makes for a completely different style of gameplay, one I don't think plays to the games' strengths.

    Plus, now they're sure to continue to build on that fucking asstarded conspiracy backstory no one gives a shit about. I play those games because I want to play an assassin in historical settings, not fuck around in the modern day playing some dude who seems to have suffered permanent brain injuries related to his utter fucking stupidity.

    Huh, really? I thought AC: Brotherhood was the best of the bunch, adding a lot of variety to the game. Revelations added more, but I didn't think its additions did much for the game, and something about it just felt a little off.
  12. Makagulfazel

    Makagulfazel Adept Bungler of Things Orderite

    Jun 14, 2007
  13. maximaz

    maximaz Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Apr 2, 2006
    I see what you're saying regarding the climbing and the related mechanics but I think that it's time to change things way up. I would agree with you more if they didn't release five games that are pretty similar. At this point, I personally really could not care less about another Assassin's Creed unless it's a drastic departure and I can't imagine that I'm the only one.

    Besides, from the screens it looks like there will be plenty of roof-top running and the in-town stealth.
  14. Ravager69

    Ravager69 Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Dec 21, 2007
    Maybe this time around they will provide a storyline that is not retarded and boring to tears. For me, the first couple of hours of AC2 were good, until the game drags on through boring quests into a completely fucking horrible ending.

    Storylines in Brotherhood and Revelations should be shot in the head and left in dirt.
  15. Tagaziel

    Tagaziel Panzerkatze Orderite

    Dec 10, 2003
    To each his own, I guess. I liked the storylines post-AC1, particularly the subplots running through Brotherhood and Revelations.

    I do echo BN's concerns about handling the setting, though.
  16. maximaz

    maximaz Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Apr 2, 2006
    Regarding the story, I think it was never really good but it had potential at first. The biggest selling point of the first game was the very intriguing setting and the possibility of them exploring a believable (somewhat) conspiracy theory. At least, they tried to give that impression with the claims of basing everything on real historical figures and events, and it came out at the time of the Da VInci Code craze so I think everyone was intrigued by that.

    The second one had a decent enough setting but got away from reality almost completely. Then, there was revelation at the end and I have to say that I lose interest.
  17. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all

    Apr 3, 2003
    Trailer's up


    It's got the "FUCK YEAH AMERICA" tone down pat.
  18. Ilosar

    Ilosar Vault Fossil

    Apr 20, 2010
    Is it me or it doesn't seem like our white-clad new friend (Connor, is it?) posseses a Hidden Blade? I mean, tomahawks are cool and all but it's not an AssCreed game without the hidden blade.

    And yeah, as I predicted we get both overblown patriotism and Founding Father worship. Hope they keep that stuff to the trailer.
  19. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    I have tried to complete de Assassins Creed games a lot of times, but I just can't get over the SEEMINGLY needless Sci-fi setting, a setting I think actually hurts the game by having those stupid game overs because you did stuff Ezio didn't do... Correct me if you think the setting actually helps it later in the story, but I felt the game would work better if you just took control of the Assassins without the genetic memory bullshit.
  20. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all

    Apr 3, 2003
    Yeah, I think that's the consensus by now, that the whole modern-day story and conspiracy theory stuff is bullshit. It had some potential, maybe, from the first game, but they ruined it by shitty writing.