Assassin's Creed 3: why Connor isn't out to bash the British

"When Ubisoft announced the game, some British players feared a spate of classic Hollywood jingoism was in store. The Assassin's Creed 3 cover art certainly reinforces that impression: it shows Connor clamping one hand around a fallen redcoat's throat, a continental Stars and Stripes billowing in the background. But Connor's no Limey-basher."

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SOD_Delta2362d ago

I actually hope the Americans are the bad guys or at least I hope there are a few bad apples in the bunch.

Emilio_Estevez2362d ago

They've already said he is neutral so expect him to go after both sides. His war is separate from theirs.

SOD_Delta2362d ago

Cool beans man, Thanks for the info. I haven't been reading much about this game.

coolbeans2362d ago

Basically this.

There's no reason for Ubi not to dive into an honest portrayal of both sides during this time period either.

VanillaBear2362d ago (Edited 2362d ago )

Well yeah thats what they've said but everything we've seen so, box art, short teaser trailer is Connor beating the crap out of red coats.....not one american in sight.

It goes against basicaly everything they said about the templars and America being the central base for them in the past AC games if they decide to make the redcoats more of the enemy then the Americans.

This would of been a perfect chance to show the downfall of the Assassins if they were the redcoats and the rise of the Templars (Americans) they come to nearly wiping out the Assassins and how they take control of most of the world due to their rise to power because of multi million corporations (
Abstergo Industries).

I'm hope they aren't doing it because they don't want to offend Americans by making them the bad guys, I mean whats worse for them p*ssing off British people (small country) or everyone in America (HUGE PLACE)

limewax2362d ago

I'm glad, As a Brit I have no problem playing as an american in 95% of games, but if the aim is to kill the brits who are the source of all evil it would certainly seem a bit odd to me.

If the assassin is neutral then I see no problem, and it leaves room for the war to be displayed in a better context rather than picking a side to support from the get go

MAJ0R2362d ago

I have a feeling that they may tie in both sides and allow you to chose like in Skyrim. But if they didn't, than who cares if Britain is the enemy since that would be an accurate portrayal of history. I would want America to be the enemy if it tied into the story correctly as well (with regard to the templars).

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TekoIie2362d ago (Edited 2362d ago )

I personally have a theory that the Templars are on both sides and feading information to eachother to figure out who they really support and try to "use" this newly discovered land and its inhabitants and brainwash them to make America into a "Templar Funpark".

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deep_fried_bum_cake2362d ago

"When Ubisoft announced the game, some British players feared a spate of classic Hollywood jingoism was in store"

By which it means English. The only thing us Scottish and the Welsh have to fear is being lumped in with the English stereotypes.

c1oudy2362d ago

I know what you mean, i'm English and its annoying just getting lumped in with the Scots, the Welsh and the Irish culturally, with just an all including British label. We're all pretty much too different to be all lumped in together when culture is involved.

deep_fried_bum_cake2362d ago (Edited 2362d ago )

I know, you'll enjoy tea and crumpets in your castle, whereas I spend my day clad in a kilt and tossing a caber. Quite different.

dirigiblebill2361d ago

There were Scottish and Welsh troops in colonial America too. One of the new AC3 enemy types is an axe-wielding Scotsman.

Ness-Psi2361d ago

Don't worry you get to kill plenty of sweaty socks and leeks as well, not just the tea and crumpets.

Ness-Psi2361d ago

I'm sure you will meet people on both sides who are good and bad. I reckon at the start it will have you fighting red coats then they will flip it half way when you realize the main templars are on americas side and go after them. Or something to that tune. Either way the game is gonna be excellent.