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Why The American Revolution Setting Wasn’t Right For Assassin’s Creed III

"Let’s get one thing out of the way first – I absolutely adore Assassin’s Creed III. It takes the series to new heights in terms of narrative, gameplay and presentation, and as an overall package is an undoubtedly a favourite for 2012’s ‘Game of the Year’ award. As the title of this article suggests, however, I felt a little bit underwhelmed by the game’s setting."

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TrendyGamers2104d ago

I'm curious to see where the series goes next.

Nimblest-Assassin2104d ago

15th century china

There has to be a game following Shao-Jun

Fateful_Knight2104d ago

I like the new setting, due to the fact all of the other games are set in these luxurious vertical cities. The toned down architecture is somewhat refreshing and breathes new life into the series. Plus the frontier is great. Having a great time with the game.

DanJenkoFMV2104d ago

That's a fair comment, it was certainly a change of pace. Just not my cup of tea.

Haha1232104d ago

Urgh hated the stupid pro american setting, clearly ubisoft have no balls

SeraphimBlade2104d ago

Yeah, what with the rather negative portrayal of the founding fathers, especially Washington, the main character's own disgust with the major players on both sides, and the lengthy discussions on the fallacy of wanting "what the founding fathers intended" in modern American politics. Plus the fact you're killing nothing but American guard in the endgame.

.... wait, what were we talking about?

iamnsuperman2104d ago

I agree the setting wasn't a good choice. The cities didn't work very well for the AC universe for its main gameplay mechanic (free running) and like the article says where is the history in these cities? also there isn't any major landmarks to recognise. For me there were locations that suited the AC far better

Soldierone2104d ago

Don't really care for all the complaining, I love it. Mostly because I've learned a lot about this time period in school and college, and it connects really well with me. Then they took the spin of making icons look a bit evil, instead of the usual amazing people American school portray them as....

Plus it shows how creative they are by still making buildings to scale and fresh new ideas, instead of the same usual setting. I guess I'm just interested in this time period, so I like it more than people that hate it because its America.

DanJenkoFMV2104d ago

I agree that the period of history is interesting - and certainly don't dislike it "because it's America". I just didn't think the setting fitted what makes Assassins Creed games great - the tall buildings and stunning architecture.

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