Submitted by Gekko 717d ago | opinion piece

With Connor Gone, Where Could Assassin's Creed Go Next?

Martin Gaston: ''As Assassin's Creed III ended, Connor's storyline felt like it had come to a fairly natural close. But Ratonhnhaké:ton's time as the series' main protagonist seems to have passed: Ubisoft confirmed yesterday that the next Assassin's Creed would feature a new hero and a new setting.

This is an important announcement on Ubisoft's part. The next Assassin's Creed marks a rare opportunity, and with both Connor and present-day conduit Desmond presumably taking a rest for while, the series now has the biggest opportunity for a blank slate and a fresh start since the first game launched in 2007. And with a new batch of consoles on the horizon, it seems particularly fitting for Ubisoft to transition into the next generation (perhaps literally, considering the series' genealogy-obsessed narrative) of Assassin's Creed.'' (Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, PC, PS3, PS4, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

jakmckratos  +   717d ago
Why is everyone so deadset on Connor being done? I was incredibly dissatisfied with his ending(and also the last 70% of the game. They made 3 games for that last assassin...I don't expect much less for this one
Muffins1223  +   717d ago
well ubisoft advertised this as a huge leap and said they worked on it for years compared to the "other " assassin creed game.....it acully was and it featured a whole new engine and everything...it is a good game its just under polished.
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JasonXS12  +   717d ago
The game was worked on for a lot longer yet it came out a lot worse. FOR ME the biggest reason is that it tries to introduce too many new things which they should've done in those spin-offs and fixed the issues for 3. The polish was there it was just that the concept didn't go too well. Characters, story overall gameplay was dull. Combat was unferior to brotherhood or even 2.

Connor was badly voiced, story was too rushed over a long period of time. The setting was good but badly executed. It moved away from the ASSASSINS part into a kill anything that moves game.
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-Gespenst-  +   717d ago
Yeah, I mean part of me's like "Well now I'm just buying into Ubisoft's sly business tactics" but at the same time, I'm not done with Connor. The hate people have for him is invariably uninformed and unappreciative of his subtlties. I thought he was a well written and voiced character, and brought to life even more by the improved graphics and facial animation. Such a waste if they never return to him in some shape or form.

I mean the ending felt like it was done purposefully to allow for more games in a possible Connor trilogy. It is a bit sneaky of Ubisoft, and the ending could have used a bit more effort, but still, AC3 introduced too much to just abandon it now. Although maybe they're having a hard time stretching the Juno plot over like 3 games... AND maybe Liberation was techicnally another fully fledged AC game set in that period. They could put out one more though couldn't they? Maybe featuring both Aveline and Connor heavily?
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rpd123  +   716d ago
I completely agree. People say his voice acting was monotonous and boring. That's how Native Americans spoke! They say he is boring, and I just don't understand how. A ton of interesting stuff happened to him and his relationship with Haytham was done well. Connor is not the problem in AC3. Pacing and the fact that the assassination of big bosses were pretty rigid and scripted.
Blastoise  +   717d ago
ApolloTheBoss  +   717d ago
For a while? Not totally, but for a while?
HeavenlySnipes  +   717d ago
Its unbelivable how much better a game Farcry 3 was compared to Assassin's Creed 3. Maybe they should focus on that and maybe a new IP

Assassin's Creed games are becoming oversaturated in the market. Far too many of them in such short intervals and the quality of them shows that as well.
classic200  +   717d ago
Assassins creed should go to hell, its a good game but Its predictable now.
phantomexe  +   717d ago
I really do believe will get another game with connor, and aveline together perhaps in november. AC4 won't drop until november 2014. All AC game come around november, why would they stop now. Besides all that you have to give them time to flush a character out like they did enzio which i can't spell. He didn't start off cool. Be kind of wild if connor and aveline hooked up.
SCW1982  +   717d ago
Sure wish they would get rid of this joke of a series and bring back the Prince of Platforming.
HorrorGod  +   717d ago
I felt Connor's story was pretty well rounded. I wouldn't hate it if they moved on to a new Assassin, but wouldn't dislike another Connor game either.

I just hope the next game includes more of those naval missions.
FarCryLover182  +   717d ago
DragonKnight  +   717d ago
It doesn't matter where they put it, we all know the most requested areas won't be where the game is set anyway.
giovonni  +   717d ago
I think it's honestly dumb to continue on with Connor, or to even go any deeper into the blood line ( For those who have played Assassin's Creed 3 and beat it understand) Even so, The game is a let down, and Ubisoft should take the time to redefine the series before we fans lose all faith. I mean this game was a disappointment and here are a few reasons why it was

1- no character connection unlike Enizo, Connor's story sucked balls at best. His bland one liners and funky attitude didn't help none either, plus where is the love interest? The least Ubisoft could of did was gave him a heart to love a woman besides his mother.

2- The Setting- was beautiful, full of colors in the spring and summer seasons and beautiful fall and winter, but outside of hunting and cumbersome climbing from tree top to tree top, there was nothing innovative enough to explore side missions outside of naval missions weren't awarding enough to continue.
3- The down grade of being an Assassin-Scaling buildings has been changed to one button... Oh that's annoying because you find yourself scaling things you don't want the cleverness of sneaking, gone, dying your uniform gone, clever add on's like the hook blade, uniform upgrades, guilds. gone gone gone!

4- Repetitive system - Ahh there is nothing new under the sun same block and counter system' even though different enemies take different combos to beat, but lacks any kind of innovation, combats that are simple, batman Arkham city, still offered combo challenges. AC3 nothing!

I can go on, but I think these four are enough to have Ubisoft do a little soul searching
-Gespenst-  +   716d ago
Connor didn't have a love interest because he wasn't ready to settle down. He was too embroiled in the battle for the nation and for liberty. There's a cut scene that addresses this. The story was good just told in a really rushed and disjointed and jarring fashion.

Plus, he's from a culture of warrior hunters, he's not part of the colonist culture and their particular understandings of romance.

He wasn't bland. He was intelligent, passionate, had a strong sense of justice and was torn between two opposing forces. Plus he had every right to be an angry person and definitely had some inner-turmoil going on. His "bland" voice was an approximation of Native American dialect adjusting to the english language, very subtle and well done. He was the most three-dimensional assassin so far. Ezio alternated between serious Ezio and wisecrack, womanizer Ezio. He was a fun character and well voiced, but just not nearly as complex.

Also you can dye / change the colour of your outfit.

I agree though, the combat has always been too simplistic and slightly awkward, and the movement and climbing whilst fun, sometimes feels clunky. These things have always been the case with AC games.
phantomexe  +   716d ago
Well said Gespenst.
Conzul  +   717d ago
AC3 was so overhyped....I hope Remember Me works out though. The combat looks spectacular.
-Gespenst-  +   716d ago
Remember me looks like the cheesiest thing ever. Like a naff sci-fi film. I suppose it might play well though.
Conzul  +   716d ago
I like how you can craft your own combat combos.
bluetoto  +   715d ago
I loved connor, hope we see more of him. Other than his skin color I see little difference between Connor's role in the story and the other guys.

Regardless I just hope they don't turn it into some tired ninja game. Real fans like AC for the storyline, not running around throwing ninja stars.

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