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Let's Hope Assassin's Creed III Doesn't Glorify The Revolution

GamingUnion: "Assassin's Creed is a franchise where secret societies and a secret war have always been the pivotal point of engagement. At the same time, it's a game that ties itself pretty closely to real world history, and impeccably so I must add. As a forewarning, this article will include spoilers. If you haven't finished any of the Assassin's Creed titles yet, you may want to turn back."

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mephman2416d ago

I think it's going to be very interesting to see how they handle this.

JDouglasGU2416d ago

i'm very interested in this setting, as long as they keep some degree of moral ambiguity between the two sides and don't fall too deep into the mythology surrounding it.

ReservoirDog3162416d ago

Well they said there's assassins and templars on both sides. So yeah. I can't imagine it won't be balanced and Conner should just carve his way through whatever benefits the assassins most.

iamnsuperman2415d ago

It will be. I share the same fear as the author of the article. I hope the myth of America being the good guys and British the bad guys is not present in this game. Both sides did terrible things. The trailer doesn't help this fear as it just shows the Assassin killing redcoats.

Bimkoblerutso2416d ago

Well, it's not as if the Borgias got a "fair shake" in Ezio's tale. It wouldn't be anymore ridiculous for the protagonist of this game to take sides.

Baka-akaB2416d ago (Edited 2416d ago )

they were actually going quite easy and tame on the borgias . They just made them regular power monger villains , instead of dwelling on many of their ludicrous and rather treacherous actions .

RememberThe3572416d ago

I'm not concerned in the least. I don't get the concern that the game could be "onesided". The Americans wanted to be a free people so they fought for and won that right. If your concerned that this game wants to glorify fighting from what you believe in then you might want to look at the entire series because thats been the point the entire time. Maintaining balance doesn't mean playing both sides. Some times there are parties that are just wrong and balance can only be restored once they are concurred. Out side of the American Revolution, WWII is a great example of that.

brendan44442416d ago

Im concerned i may have a genital infection... We can all but hope i dont though!!

mike1up2416d ago (Edited 2416d ago )

The Revolutionary War was fought over taxes, not freedom. I do, however, agree 100% about WWII.

RememberThe3572416d ago

The motivations for the Revolutionary War were many, not only freedoms and taxes, but differing and complex political beliefs. But it's desired effect to free the 13 colonies from the control of the British is very clear.

Even if looked at as narrowly as you seem to, economic freedom(in this case taxation with representation) is still freedom. I have never studied or even heard of a single revolution that was souly motivated by paying too much taxes there is always more behind it.

TheUnbiasedLion2416d ago

I think when it cones to it people from USA are way to over sensative over situations.

E.g me gay thing.

Who cares if they do or dont if it makes a great game then go for it. I hate when games tip toe round a situation instead of rushing in balls in and saying "we arnt afraid to make it this way and if you dont like it f**k you"

mike1up2416d ago

Oh yea, that would totally make the world a better place. /s

TheUnbiasedLion2416d ago

Probably would, the fact that people can't use their creative talent purely because they are scared for the backlash they will get is absurd.

Another example is rockstars bully, people in the UK didnt like how it was called bully (well mothers probably) and people in the US didnt like how you could kiss boys and so had to bump the age rating up...thats absurd how narrow minded people are that having homosexuality makes a game a higher age rating.

So yes it would be better if devolpers stopped being scared and even better place if people let them make a game for what it should be.

mike1up2415d ago (Edited 2415d ago )

That's a good, but extreme example. My turn...

As a gesture of "art" Vincent Van Gogh cut his ear off! If it were up to Van Gogh, that ear would be on display in an Art Museum. Is that something that you would want to look at? Or would you rather look at his beautiful paintings?

I interpreted the question differently, as how we depict serious topics like war. History being written by the winners... that sort of thing. After all not everyone playing this game will be an American.

I am not arguing that developers should bend to will of overly sensitive people. I am arguing that developers are in a position of power, and should behave responsibly.

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