Is Desmond A Lousy Assassin?

There is more to assassination than violence. You are not a meandering whirlwind that leaves a trail of destruction in its wake. To know your target's habits, to eliminate only that target, and to vanish with no one suspecting your presence is the mark of a true assassin. Every hint of your involvement is a failure. The Assassin's Creed games are, in theory at least, about exceptional assassins. Heck, the word is right there in the title. Desmond has gone through extensive physical training and experienced several lifetimes' worth of memories from the perspectives of his assassin ancestors. He should be a master of his craft. So how good is he? We came up with some theoretical targets, then asked Desmond and his sneaky video game colleagues to lay out a plan for accomplishing each hit. You can decide how he stacks up.

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vortis2150d ago

Desmond sucks.

Agent 47 rapes Desmond's skills in every way imaginable.

Gray Fox would be ashamed to be assigned someone like Desmond as a target. He would get that guy aced off in between having his joints oiled and getting a plate waxing at that corner Thai place, complete with a happy ending.

OneAboveAll2150d ago

Pretty dumb article considering players haven't been giving a modern day Assassins Creed game where they are running around the New York skyline as Desmond. You have only played as Altair, Ezio and now Connor. Much older settings. They didn't have silenced pistols or night visions goggles.

Second of all if you read up the definition of "assassin":

a murderer, especially one who kills a politically prominent person for fanatical or monetary reasons.
( initial capital letter ) one of an order of Muslim fanatics, active in Persia and Syria from about 1090 to 1272, whose chief object was to assassinate Crusaders.

Seem's like Altair, Ezio, Connor and Desmond are pretty much good to go.

TheKindRoost2149d ago (Edited 2149d ago )

nah, he's a just lousy character. in a sea of generic bland and shallow character to come out this gen he easily tops'em all.

ninjahunter2149d ago

Desmond, a nobody that no one cares about, who is in the bloodline of a bunch of cool assassins.
Agent47 a clone genetically perfected for assassination.

IDK man, tough call.