Rumor Time! Protagonist to be Native American

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#101 Posted by ajamafalous (11592 posts) -

All I know is that I have zero interest in a Japan/China AC. Ninja games are like WWII shooters to me at this point. 
 
 
Also, I don't really give a shit at all about playing in modern day as Desmond. I liked Ezio way more as a character.

#102 Posted by Skald (4366 posts) -

@Shun_Akiyama said:

if he's Indian in the same way the Prince of Persia is Persian I'd ok with that.

What's wrong with an actual Native American protagonist? Is that somehow less ideal?

#103 Posted by Shun_Akiyama (490 posts) -
@Skald said:

@Shun_Akiyama said:

if he's Indian in the same way the Prince of Persia is Persian I'd ok with that.

What's wrong with an actual Native American protagonist? Is that somehow less ideal?

He wouldn't speak English 
#104 Posted by Shun_Akiyama (490 posts) -
@ajamafalous said:
All I know is that I have zero interest in a Japan/China AC. Ninja games are like WWII shooters to me at this point. 
 
 
Also, I don't really give a shit at all about playing in modern day as Desmond. I liked Ezio way more as a character.
Yeah this new guy, better be as slick or cool as Ezio.
#105 Posted by MachoFantastico (4307 posts) -

I like the idea of him at least being a Native American, I was expecting him to be an all-American world saving macho-man! :D But don't care much for the setting to be honest, that's an interest thing though. Don't like the look of him to be fair, hope that gets changed to a degree.

#106 Posted by deskp (437 posts) -

Is the recognizable buildings and stuff from whatever time and place this is set? im a little clueless about american history and cities. but i would prefer if there was stuff we could recognize today.

#107 Posted by Village_Guy (2410 posts) -

The idea is interesting, but that would most likely mean that some of the fundamentals of the gameplay will have to change I think, there weren't that many large walled in cities with big architecture in North America at the time as far as I know.

#108 Posted by ImperiousRix (2963 posts) -

@deskp: That's the thing. I'm not sure there was a ton of huge structures during the early colonial days of America.

Which makes me wonder if THAT'S how the series will renew itself; make the verticality and established mechanics scarce in favor of developing new and different elements for the series. Of course this is all just speculation, but aren't we all just spitballing at this point?

#109 Posted by hoossy (932 posts) -

anywhere but europe/middle east. I'm sick of those locations/accents

#110 Posted by asian_pride (1653 posts) -

@Shun_Akiyama said:

@Jason_Bourne said:

Hey guys, remember how when AC2 was announced everyone thought it was a horrible idea for it to take place during the renaissance? .

Who said that was a bad idea? Stop making shit up.

Err, well...I did.

It turned out fine, though. ACII ended up becoming one of my all-time favorites. Maybe ACIII will be the same? Idk? I just hope it's better than Revelations at least.

#111 Posted by Jimbo (9711 posts) -

I heard they were gonna make you climb over a wigwam and a tipi in the tutorial, but they decided it was too tense.

#112 Posted by Mr_Faraday (241 posts) -
#113 Posted by N7 (3570 posts) -

I've never been so turned on by character design in my life. Real or fake, I'd one-night-stand whoever drew that.

#114 Posted by Skald (4366 posts) -

@Shun_Akiyama said:

@Skald said:

@Shun_Akiyama said:

if he's Indian in the same way the Prince of Persia is Persian I'd ok with that.

What's wrong with an actual Native American protagonist? Is that somehow less ideal?

He wouldn't speak English

During the American Revolution? I don't see why not.

#115 Posted by lavaman77 (564 posts) -

I really wanted it to be set in china but this is fine. I hope they keep the animus out of it though.

#116 Posted by Rhombus_Of_Terror (2055 posts) -

Considering how the story is played out with the glyph puzzles and all it's evidence, especially the co-ordinates in that Leonardo DLC all pointing to a Battlefield in the US, setting the third game in the US during the Independence War makes far more sense than going to the far-east for the sake of that idea being awesome. I do hope the modern day team go to the US so the story rounds up nicely.

#117 Posted by Jimbo (9711 posts) -
@Jimbo said:
I heard they were gonna make you climb over a wigwam and a tipi in the tutorial, but they decided it was too tense.
OH COME ON! Nobody??
#118 Posted by PenguinDust (12414 posts) -

There might not be much city-structure to jump around on but that doesn't mean it can be exciting still. Look at 1992's Last of the Mohicans movie from the French & Indian War (1754 to 1763). The characters in that film were always running and jumping and leaping through the wild terrain of northeastern colonial America and Canada. If this rumor is true, and it looks like it might be since there were some images form Game Informer recently popping up online, I'd be pleased.

#119 Posted by RobKenno (99 posts) -

Not really up on my history but the Assassins have to be the English and the Temp's the Americans? Seeing that in one of the other games it was stated that George was a temp?

#120 Posted by Zidd (1832 posts) -

According to the Subject 16 stuff George Washington had a piece of eden so its not unprecidented

#121 Posted by Godzilla_Sushi (1084 posts) -

I think it is just about the coolest idea ever. I'm totally freaking excited!

#122 Posted by RobKenno (99 posts) -
@Zidd said:

According to the Subject 16 stuff George Washington had a piece of eden so its not unprecidented

Wow even though i'm English it's quite surprising they would bring a game out saying the Americans are the "bad guys".
#123 Posted by firecracker22 (522 posts) -

@Shun_Akiyama: Ezio didn't speak english. And, to my knowledge, neither did Altaïr.

They mentioned, within the games, that the Animus was filtering and translating the languages for Desmond to understand. The translations were not perfect, though, so that was how they explained the bits of Italian that never got translated in some of the dialogue.

The animus even features subtitles, because when I turned on the subtitles...Desmond actually references that he can see the subtitles.

The animus gives the designers ALOT of freedom in explaining things. Like the HUD, subtitles, the characters speaking English, etc.

#124 Posted by CheapPoison (708 posts) -

They never been entirely accurate with the cities, they just needed to have the feel and some landmarks to distinguish em.

So I don't see a problem with it not being urbanized enough.

#125 Posted by firecracker22 (522 posts) -

@RobKenno: I believe George Washington was an Assassin, and not a Templar. They might have just hinted at that, and not said it though.

I think, as far as they've done before, the countries/governments are not entirely one or the other...but divided between the two because they've both infiltrated positions and ranks in every government. So, America is not going to be a Templar country. It'll just wind up being another battleground for the secret war between the Assassin's and the Templars.

#126 Posted by MrKlorox (11186 posts) -
@BPRJCTX: I would bet both testicles that's a false rumor. Nothing about the American Revolution screams "western" to anybody who knows about American history.
#127 Posted by BigChickenDinner (766 posts) -

Yeah, but Assassin's Creed games are gay anyway. I'll take Ninja Gaiden any day.

Frenchy Assassins vs FUCKING NINJAS!

Do I even need to say who wins that fight?

#128 Posted by Zephyria (59 posts) -

I was hoping AC 3 would just be about Desmond himself, in the modern/future era. Ehh, this sounds kinda cool too though.

#129 Posted by firecracker22 (522 posts) -

Saw this on another forum...

#130 Posted by Deathmachine117 (377 posts) -

@firecracker22: They just uploaded that off their Facebook page so I assume its pretty much confirmed.

#131 Posted by SpartanAmbrose (831 posts) -

@firecracker22: Just saw that over at NeoGAF. Bad ass cover.

#132 Edited by firecracker22 (522 posts) -

Oh, okay. Cool. And, yeah it is a bad ass cover.

#133 Posted by RobKenno (99 posts) -
@firecracker22 said:

@RobKenno: I believe George Washington was an Assassin, and not a Templar. They might have just hinted at that, and not said it though.

I think, as far as they've done before, the countries/governments are not entirely one or the other...but divided between the two because they've both infiltrated positions and ranks in every government. So, America is not going to be a Templar country. It'll just wind up being another battleground for the secret war between the Assassin's and the Templars.

Mmm your right about it just becoming a battle ground. Still according to this 
http://assassinscreed.wikia.com/wiki/Third_Apple
George was a templar (If im reading it right) then again could be a whole "Was getting controlled etc etc super crazy plot", seeing as i'm discovering the Queen had a apple as well haha
#134 Edited by Bollard (5031 posts) -

Don't forget this:

Egypt/Rising Sun (Japan - Asian pyramids?)

@firecracker22: Although that does seem pretty conclusive. Looks promising.

#135 Posted by Boom_goes_the_dynamite (644 posts) -

For awhile there I was like, pfft not true I doubt this will be the new setting. Then i saw the newer cover, and holy shit I want that game (I was already getting the game any way).

Does make me wonder how they are going to work a lot of it out, mechanically at least, but maybe the change is a good idea, because we did climb tall stuff for 3+ games in a row.

#136 Posted by jorbear (2517 posts) -

I can't wait to have Leonardo da'Vinci build me some hidden tomahawks.

#137 Posted by ArbitraryWater (11034 posts) -

@jorbear said:

I can't wait to have Leonardo da'Vinci build me some hidden tomahawks.

Don't you mean your Assassin buddy Ben Franklin? Because that's clearly how this has to go.

#138 Posted by jorbear (2517 posts) -

@ArbitraryWater: Leo had a Piece of Eden because video game logic, then used it to extend his life. He then assumed the alter ego of Ben Franklin.

I read it in a text book.

#139 Posted by N7 (3570 posts) -
@ArbitraryWater said:

@jorbear said:

I can't wait to have Leonardo da'Vinci build me some hidden tomahawks.

Don't you mean your Assassin buddy Ben Franklin? Because that's clearly how this has to go.

Ohhhh myyyyyyy goddddddddddddddddd.
 
He's going to give me some hardcore ass Cognitive Dissonance coated Hidden Blades.
#140 Posted by gorkamorkaorka (430 posts) -

In future ironic news: AC3's lead character will be voiced by an Italian guy.

#141 Edited by Agent47 (1894 posts) -

@Jrad said:

No interest whatsoever in Native Americans. This isn't social studies class -- I've had enough white guilt beaten into me already. I'd be fine with a colonial setting though, just please make the protagonist European. He needs to be civilized to be relatable.

Where's Giant Bomb's ignorant asshole flag button?Honestly sounds awesome to play as a Native for once.Enough fuckin gringo protagonists. Like fuckin Christ how many bald, clean shaven, built,white protagonists can they keep shitting out? Just look at my avatar for evidence! Then again it was made by the Danish...

#142 Posted by Dagbiker (6898 posts) -

How does this work, are there seprate assain linage's

#143 Posted by crazyleaves (629 posts) -

For the love of fucking genetics people have sex. Sometimes on different continents and they make babies that way that's how most of us got here. Read a book.

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