My First Impression: ‘Assassin’s Creed III’ official photos/screenshots leaked

March 9, 2012 at 9:08 am | Posted in Video Games | 5 Comments
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As of early March, multiple images and information has been leaked about the upcoming Assassin’s Creed III game from Ubisoft. Set to be the next installment in the Assassin’s Creed series after the first 4 games, from the images leaked of the yet-to-be-released game, it is clear that it is set during the American Revolutionary War. After games taking place during both the Crusades and Renaissance Italy, I think this move to America is a very interesting one. A game taking place during Colonial America is fresh and creative, and I can’t wait to see how Ubisoft will choose to insert the Assassin ‘Brotherhood’ into the Revolutionary War. My one concern, however, is since this game’s historical theme will hit so close to home, Ubisoft really needs to get their facts right. I really hope that I won’t be playing the game thinking that Sarah Palin wrote it. That means, Paul Revere better not be going off to warn the British that an assassin is coming to kill them all.

Image courtesy of GamesRadar

One of the best aspects of the Assassins Creed games has been the inclusion of real historical figures. I just hope that Ubisoft will be able to continue this sense of ‘realism’ in their games, and that I do feel like I’m experiencing the American Revolution, not an ‘American’ interpretation of the Revolution. I know that their has already been some people expressing their concerns as to whether or not Ubisoft will portray a bias towards America in the game – making Assassin’s Creed III some type of patriotic, rah-rah fest. As the conflict in the game series focuses on the war between the Assassins and the Templars, I doubt this will happen. However, since the Assassin’s Creed images feature the (currently unnamed) main character in front of the American Flag, complete with images of George Washington, it’s safe to assume that you will be playing for the American side of the revolution.

Now, in terms of what the main character is like, you can read this article from GamesRadar here, where they list every inference they have made about the character from all that has been revealed. Currently, it is assumed that the character is Native American. This is what I find to be the most exciting, because having a Native American protagonist could lead to so many cool storylines in the game. I think one of the reasons the Assassin’s Creed games are so good, is because their main protagonists (and characters in general) are diverse. Though I would love to see female protagonists more often, Ubisoft has done a great job creating interesting and unique male protagonists.

Some Assassin’s Creed III screenshots have also been leaked, and the big news is – the weather changes. This may seem like a small detail, but it has big implications. Realistic weather can take a game from good, to great. And if the environments change with the weather, then this game could very well be amazing.

In conclusion, even though I have yet to play Assassin’s Creed: Revelations, and I am still looking forward to this game. I do wish Ubisoft would leave just a little bit more room between their games, because the quality is always in question. I really hope Ubisoft put they’re best effort into this game. Rushed games are rarely ever good, and the last thing I want to play is a game that botches American history, all because the game developers wouldn’t take a little more time to polish their final product.

Assassin’s Creed III is planned to be released for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on October 30, 2012.

Here are some articles you can look at for more information on Assassins Creed III:

via @GamesRadar

Assassin’s Creed III box art released, confirms new character and setting –> http://bit.ly/z8BHuh

Assassin’s Creed III’s main character – everything we know so far –> http://bit.ly/wN95h4

Assassin’s Creed III screens leak –> http://bit.ly/z7ru2J

via @GameInformer

April Cover Revealed: Assassin’s Creed III –> http://bit.ly/xPc4AO

via @t3dotcom

Assassin’s Creed 3: Release Date, Trailer and Rumors –> http://bit.ly/yY2rI6

See the original article over on AureliaDiesel

posted by AureliaDiesel for Roqoo Depot

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  1. Actually, the main character has been named. His full name is ‘Ratohnhaké:ton’, ‘Connor’ for short. Ubisoft has also been working on ACIII for three years, at this point. But I don’t think Ubisoft will botch the history, or that this will be an ‘America rocks! F*** you!’ game. Ubisoft (principally French-Canadian, I believe, since they’re based in Montreal) have done very well in keeping such bias out of their games – particularly in the first.

    Good article.

  2. The original article was written right after the very first images came out, so thank you for letting me know that the character has been named!

    And at this point I don’t believe Ubisoft will botch the history. Some people have expressed concerns that Ubisoft might show a bit of bias for America in the game. I don’t think they will, especially since the main character is a Native American. I’m very excited for this game, and I plan on pre-ordering it!

  3. Ah, I see. I wasn’t aware, because the post date was the 9th!

    And some more information here (not sure if you know it, since I’m not a mind-reader myself :D ) Connor is half Native American and half English. He was raised among the Mohawks until his village was destroyed by colonists, then encountered the assassins and, at the same time, found himself allied with the Revolutionaries. Now, that little bit is intriguing, because that means his father – the Englishman – was an assassin, so it’s possible that he has positive dealings with the British later in the game. It also raises a question: if it was the colonists who destroyed his village, then why did he side with them? The trailer identifies him attacking redcoats – that could be right after the attack, though I think not, as he has Assassin regalia. But it could be that redcoats attacked the village, on the order of the colonists.

    And you’re right, there have been a few rumblings of worry. Over here (in the UK) there are a lot of people worried about there being an anti-British slant. I don’t share this worry, but if I may say so, that thought is sometimes there, in the back of my mind.

    Sorry, I’m ranting. I’m just pretty excited about this game!

  4. Thanks for the information! I actually did write an updated post on my blog, at http://bit.ly/AqrdhD

    It’s a few days old though, so Connor’s back story was not included.

    I’m very excited about this game too! Have you pre-ordered it?

  5. Ah! Sorry, I’m terrible at keeping up to date with websites! Will go have a look in a minute. I haven’t pre-ordered it yet. I generally wait until a month beforehand to do so.


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