360 Magazine: Assassin’s Creed 3 is resetting Ubisoft’s series with a new location and new hero, but would Assassin’s Creed be a better game without Desmond in it at all?
Yes, let's get shot of him, he's only ever in the way!
No, keep Desmond. I love his pointless sequences.
No. I like Desmond, although his portion on the games are really boring.
To be fair what else could Ubisoft do. The whole idea is going back in time to different locations. No point having both parts of the game suffer. Limiting Desmond to small parts to just tie the stories together and have a full blown other character story make sense
Desmond pulls you away from the experiance with its dull story and boring walk/talk/puzzle solving parts. I would rather be a cool assassin and learn all about the character then jump back in forth to receive tid bits of Desmond story. To me Enzio and now Connor was/will be the real story and I wish I could skip all the Desmond parts. Have an option to ignore or bypass them. I stopped playing Revelations due to the pointless Desmond puzzles and just youtube the ending for Enzio. In Summary: I would like the game to strictly focus on the assassin Connor and skip the future segments with Desmond for future Assassin's Creed games.
You didn't have to play the Desmond chapter's on Revelations...
Yeah i think the Desmond thing in Revelations was pointless. I didnt mind him in Brotherhood though. I like a lot of the comedy talk from the crew members.
Hey wassa Matta? You Altair? I like Desmond, they will expand on him in Ac 3... This is the moment the future parts have been building to... I predict Desmond will get his hands bloody
The whole game will be for desmond
I like Desmond, sure he might not be as interesting as his ancestors but still, it's a nice way for you to take a break from the "past" setting and give you a fresh new setting to interact with. It's the whole reason I hope they keep using him after AC3, it's not really Desmonds story I would class it as the 2012 storyline, I'm pretty sure the Templars will still be around after he saves the Earth from being destroyed.
Sincerely, when I first bought AC2 I thought it was simply a rennaissance game. When I played the first sequence with the Animus and Desmond and all of that I was completely mindfucked, it was unnecessary...although I like that 2012 apocalipse conspiration templar plot, AC would be a great game without that desmond story, or could be even better.
Yep. Desmond's storyline and sequences have always been the weakest part of the series for me. It doesn't help that his character is so unbelievably bland.
Desmond is CHEESY!!! it rips u out of the game for some stupid matrix b.s. Assassins can hold their own story's without this crap.
It's been building up to Desmond since the first game so getting rid of him now would be a massive kick in the nuts for anyone who likes the series. Make his sections more exciting and revealing but don't just drop them. The Abstergo back story is great too. A modern day assassins creed game could be something special. Having some Desmond sequences in these games could give the devs some great ideas on what works and what doesn't - gently testing out new gameplay mechanics for the inevitable Desmond game. I don't think they're taking advantage of having a modern day assassin. It's the series' unique selling point. Especially in the animus, that should be a game designers wet dream. You can have almost no rules and implement some crazy game mechanics! What do you guys think of Connor's voice btw? Sounds far too modern day generic American for me. He's meant to be raised by native americans and even spending time with the Americans and Enlgish wouldn't give him a modern day American accent. That voice (along with Altair's) is more jarring than any of the Desmond sequences for me.
If they did a "modern day" game that's fine, but jumping from the past to the present is jarring and unnecessary. Voice acting, meh..no one had American accents because everyone was from Europe!! Also a native American accent would be broken English most likley.
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