Where Should Assassin's Creed Go Next?

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#1 Posted by Hyunickel (30 posts) -

Assassin's Creed 3 is just a few days away from being released on consoles. But since I am currently away from home, I don't have my PS3, and hence have to wait till the PC release in order to play the game. The PC release is on the 23rd of November...

Anyways, as a way of feeding the gap left by my wait for the game, I started thinking about interesting locations the series could visit next. I wanted to pick on areas and time periods that were interesting from both a historical and a gaming perspective. So here are my favorite five:

1. Mongol Empire/ Mongolia: Explore Genghis Khan's rise to power and his highly discussed death. Going over how the largest connected empire came to be seems pretty interesting don't you think?

2. Aztec Empire/ Latin America: Follow the events which led to the Spanish conquest of Latin America and the massacre of the Aztecs. This was one of my favorite things to talk about in history class because of how brutal and insane some of the stuff that was going on during the Spanish conquest was.

3. Wars of the Roses/ England: Who knows what Ubisoft can meddle with when it comes to what the roses represent and the interesting political struggle during that time period.

4. French Revolution/France: Led to the rise of Napoleon Bonaparte, and hugely affected all of Europe. What more can I say?

5. Romance of The Three Kingdoms Era/ China: Blending the Three Kingdoms Era with Assassin's Creed will be the most exciting thing to ever happen in my lifetime. I would go crazy. I also read the whole Romance Of The Three Kingdoms novel and I think I'm planning to re-read it soon. I absolutely love that time period in history,

I also posted up a new video discussing and breaking down each in a bit more detail, so check it out here:

#2 Posted by Berezov (504 posts) -

WORLD WAR 2.

#3 Posted by Berezov (504 posts) -

@Berezov said:

WORLD WAR 2.

NAZI TEMPLARS.

#4 Posted by Mars_Cleric (1593 posts) -

nowhere

alternatively, the 80s

wasn't there an Assassin's Creed comic about a Russian assassin in WW2?

#5 Posted by mordukai (7129 posts) -

To bed.

#6 Posted by Mars_Cleric (1593 posts) -

@Berezov said:

WORLD WAR 2.

I was just thinking there should be more games set in World War 2, would make a nice change

#7 Posted by White (1305 posts) -

In the next game you found out that the main protagonist was actually a dude named von Desmon. In the future, he volunteered for an experiment to test some unearthed ancient technology. What he didn't know was that the device was an Animus and he was reliving the life of an ancestor: Desmond Miles.

#8 Posted by CollegeGuyMike (388 posts) -

@White: I always figured at some point they would just pull something like this, good to see I'm not alone in this line of thought.

#9 Posted by Bollard (5208 posts) -

Away.

#10 Posted by punisherkaos (271 posts) -

There gonna make like 3 games that take place in the same timeframe as 3 tho sadly

#11 Posted by Inquisitor_Sif (58 posts) -

It would either be the World War or the Cold War.

#12 Posted by Zirilius (567 posts) -

If they don't go future I'd like to see World War 2.

Alternatively if when/if they wrap up the Desmond story I'd like to see the alternate side of what Templar life is like.

#13 Edited by ArtisanBreads (3721 posts) -

Aztecs are perhaps the most interesting. That setting is very interesting and more advanced than people would realize. I'd like that or Feudal Japan most I think.

Also, I love the mongols but that is a bad setting for a AC game. They did capture cities and all but if we are talking actual Mongols they were steppe nomads that didn't have cities. I suppose they could be used in some way but you'd be in say Chinese cities they took control of, so it's not really a mongol game at that point. Kind of splitting hairs I guess but that isn't the next place I'd go.

#14 Posted by Kerned (1169 posts) -

They need to either wrap that shit up with 3, or completely mix things up for the next one.

So I say they go to the future! Moon Base Templars!

#15 Posted by TheSlothKing (329 posts) -

@Mars_Cleric said:

nowhere

alternatively, the 80s

wasn't there an Assassin's Creed comic about a Russian assassin in WW2?

I believe that was set during the late 1800's and/or the early 1900's.

#16 Posted by thebatmobile (979 posts) -

Feudal Japan would be fucking awesome. Ninja Assassin Desmond-san.

#17 Posted by Carousel (418 posts) -

How about 2012 so they can clean up their mess of a story?

#18 Posted by Undeadpool (4903 posts) -

I've always thought World War I would be a great setting, what with the trenches and the blending of old and new killing technology. Of course that could ALSO be because I'm a huge Eternal Darkness fan and the WWI setting of that was my favorite one.

#19 Posted by L4Dplaya19103 (39 posts) -

I dont really see how they could take the game to Asia though. Aren't these guys all supposed to be related in some way. I just feel like there approaching modern day quick and these guys would have shown some Asian looking characteristics had they somehow made it over to japan. please correct me if my interpretation of the story is wrong and these guys are not in fact related.

#20 Posted by Lord_Xp (602 posts) -

I was thinking of this stuff before to with my friend. I thought it would be neat to do a prequel where you are either in the first civilization doing the work of the "gods" to prepare desmond, altair, and ezio for their roles in there life by placing the artifacts in places and setting the whole ground for the series we know it as today.

#21 Posted by ImHungry (376 posts) -

Antarctica. Eskimo Assassins. Alternatively, animal ancestry, good excuse to rip off Tokyo Jungle.

#22 Posted by LikeaSsur (1488 posts) -

I would love to have Desmond be the main character.

Wait, he's always been the main character. You wouldn't know, considering how they swept the whole Animus thing under the rug from Brotherhood onwards.

#23 Posted by yoshisaur (2611 posts) -

Right in the middle of XCOM.

#24 Posted by Silvergun (297 posts) -

I'd love to see a Jack the Ripper era Victorian London. Surprise twist, you are Jack the Ripper and your 'victims' are Templars! Setting would be perfect of AC style gameplay too.

#25 Posted by acl5d (17 posts) -

I also vote for Feudal Japan or ancient China. Would be an amazing change of scenery, architecture, color, costume... Let's get some Asian influences up in there!

#26 Posted by TheSlothKing (329 posts) -

@ArtisanBreads: @thebatmobile: They are not going to do feudal japan.

#27 Posted by thebatmobile (979 posts) -

@TheSlothKing: Oh yeah? You got some inside scoop there, buddy?

Your avatar is freaking me out. In a good way.

#28 Posted by ArtisanBreads (3721 posts) -

@TheSlothKing said:

@ArtisanBreads: @thebatmobile: They are not going to do feudal japan.

Curious as to why? I know it is a bit obvious and that would work against it perhaps but I think it would still be fantastic. As much as it is a bit predictable there have been no open world simulation type games in the setting. It'd be really compelling I think.

I think the time of the restoration is possibly more likely than just the feudal period.

#29 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7039 posts) -

I'd like to see a female assassin in the French Resistance of WW2.

#30 Edited by TheSlothKing (329 posts) -
#31 Posted by cid798 (240 posts) -

Anywhere but Broadway.

#32 Posted by TheSlothKing (329 posts) -

@ArtisanBreads said:

@TheSlothKing said:

@ArtisanBreads: @thebatmobile: They are not going to do feudal japan.

Curious as to why? I know it is a bit obvious and that would work against it perhaps but I think it would still be fantastic. As much as it is a bit predictable there have been no open world simulation type games in the setting. It'd be really compelling I think.

I think the time of the restoration is possibly more likely than just the feudal period.

I can't find a reason why they thought it was boring. I remember them saying something like that they don't want to do it because ninjas have been done so much ,and that they like making ninja-like characters in place that you wouldn't expect someone like that to be there.

#33 Posted by TheSlothKing (329 posts) -

I suspect it will be India( for the next main entry) or the French Revolution(if they do side entries again).

#34 Edited by ArtisanBreads (3721 posts) -

@TheSlothKing said:

@ArtisanBreads said:

@TheSlothKing said:

@ArtisanBreads: @thebatmobile: They are not going to do feudal japan.

Curious as to why? I know it is a bit obvious and that would work against it perhaps but I think it would still be fantastic. As much as it is a bit predictable there have been no open world simulation type games in the setting. It'd be really compelling I think.

I think the time of the restoration is possibly more likely than just the feudal period.

I can't find a reason why they thought it was boring. I remember them saying something like that they don't want to do it because ninjas have been done so much ,and that they like making ninja-like characters in place that you wouldn't expect someone like that to be there.

Hmm that's too bad hadn't read it. I get being against the whole "black clad ninja" stereotype but I'd really like a more realistic approach or naturalistic with ninja's represented as they probably were, more like a spy. In this case I suppose Assassin'ed-Creed-ed up.

I just think an open world simulation of that type of historical Japanese environment would be very interesting and so beautiful.

Going to hold out hope for an Aztec setting then. Reading the book Aztec informs a lot of ideas towards how amazing that could be.

#35 Posted by Xshinobi (370 posts) -

Feudal Japan!

#36 Posted by TheThirdRLM (145 posts) -

If they keep moving forward in time, I'd say revolution era Russia or Apartheid era South Africa. The latter would work in modern era with a lot of the buildings, row homes, etc in the area. I guess, the same would apply to South America or Hong Kong, as well. Hong Kong, at least in a modern era, might feel a bit too much like Sleeping Dogs though.

If they do another assassin's lineage other than Desmond, it could be really interesting if they would follow the lineage of the six assassins featured in the Sanctuary in Monteriggioni. All six of them take place in some great locations, eras, etc. Personally, I'd love to see Egypt or China.

What I REALLY want, though, is a female assassin in a main game... I almost considered getting a Vita for the other AC3 game.... almost.

#37 Posted by PeasantAbuse (5137 posts) -

I think mid-to-late 1800's London would be a neat setting for Assassin's Creed. I want to climb Big Ben.

#38 Posted by GERALTITUDE (2862 posts) -

I love the idea of a simulation/spy open world feudal Japan game too, but I don't think Assassin's Creed is the franchise to take us there.

I was always really disappointed with the future/modern plot of AC. For me, I would have much preferred a series where each game was disconnected, set in a single historical time period and just about an assassin. There was never a reason to build this ludicrous ultra-connected "story".

What should the next AC be? A totally gutting of the franchise. It's the same thing Resident Evil needs. Just wipe the slate clean and try again.

#39 Edited by ArtisanBreads (3721 posts) -

@GERALTITUDE said:

I love the idea of a simulation/spy open world feudal Japan game too, but I don't think Assassin's Creed is the franchise to take us there.

I was always really disappointed with the future/modern plot of AC. For me, I would have much preferred a series where each game was disconnected, set in a single historical time period and just about an assassin. There was never a reason to build this ludicrous ultra-connected "story".

What should the next AC be? A totally gutting of the franchise. It's the same thing Resident Evil needs. Just wipe the slate clean and try again.

I too think I would prefer it to be without the overarching sci fi story but I think there is the potential for it to be downplayed. The PSP AC game is apparently about some kind of Abstergo simulation so it seems there will be little of that sci-fi element there.

As far as what an overarching plot could be, I think even a bit of a supernatural element would be better than just the sci-fi. You could still have the Piece of Eden type element of say a strange, supernatural artifact that grants power passing through time and involving all these different heroes. That could tie them together. Something kind of like how Eternal Darkness did it. You could just keep it pretty low key for the most part but that would provide a narrative thread.

#40 Posted by Ricerx (63 posts) -

This is easy. Stick with American History, you play as an actor during the American civil war. What people don't know is you are also an assassin, who's end goal is to assassiante the president. First you have to collect some flags to get information though.

#41 Posted by overlord_ofthedeadXD (60 posts) -

Feudal Japan would be the most interesting. Ninjas vs. Samurais, bitches!

#42 Edited by project343 (2810 posts) -

Apparently Desmond's story is coming to an end in this entry, so I imagine we'll see a new protagonist with their own genetic history to explore. I think those rumours of a female assassin in WW2 were bitchin'. I'd love the series to do a gender-swap for the next couple entries.

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#43 Posted by JasonR86 (9587 posts) -

Space. I want to leap from a high tower on Jupiter and land in wheelbarrow of hay on Saturn.

#44 Posted by Discoman (156 posts) -

Too bad the Templars are the villains, cause the series is inherently confined to European history/influence. If they did China it could be during the 1800s, and the same goes for Japan.

#45 Posted by TheSlothKing (329 posts) -

@Discoman: In the animated short that they did to end Ezio's story there is an assassin from China that Ezio mentors. So it doesn't have to be done in the 1800's if they did China.

#46 Posted by MikkaQ (10264 posts) -

It should go away. Far far away. Seriously, one game a year, minimum since 2007 has completely exhausted me on the franchise. I'm not getting AC3 till it gets slashed down a bit. Every AC game I've bought since 2 felt like a shitty expansion pack I was charged full price for.

#47 Posted by project343 (2810 posts) -

@MikkaQ said:

It should go away. Far far away. Seriously, one game a year, minimum since 2007 has completely exhausted me on the franchise. I'm not getting AC3 till it gets slashed down a bit. Every AC game I've bought since 2 felt like a shitty expansion pack I was charged full price for.

Brotherhood was the best game in the series: narratively, from a mechanical standpoint, and with regards to the innovations brought forward. I will fight you, sir. 'Expansion pack' is a slap to this game's beautiful face.

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#48 Posted by MikkaQ (10264 posts) -

@project343 said:

@MikkaQ said:

It should go away. Far far away. Seriously, one game a year, minimum since 2007 has completely exhausted me on the franchise. I'm not getting AC3 till it gets slashed down a bit. Every AC game I've bought since 2 felt like a shitty expansion pack I was charged full price for.

Brotherhood was the best game in the series: narratively, from a mechanical standpoint, and with regards to the innovations brought forward. I will fight you, sir. 'Expansion pack' is a slap to this game's beautiful face.

I don't think so, I think AC2 was by far the biggest leap forward the series has made. That first game was so high concept, and AC2 took that, and made it into a proper game, which was a massive shift that the other games haven't matched. Everything since has been a slight iteration.

#49 Posted by project343 (2810 posts) -

@MikkaQ said:

I don't think so, I think AC2 was by far the biggest leap forward the series has made. That first game was so high concept, and AC2 took that, and made it into a proper game, which was a massive shift that the other games haven't matched. Everything since has been a slight iteration.

Well, now we're just judging AC2 based on how much AC1 sucked. Largest leap forward? Probably. But I would much rather play Brotherhood over AC2 right now. Isn't that the part that matters? Combat in AC1/2 sucked balls until the chain-kill feature was thrown in there. And multiplayer! So good!

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#50 Posted by MikkaQ (10264 posts) -

@project343 said:

@MikkaQ said:

I don't think so, I think AC2 was by far the biggest leap forward the series has made. That first game was so high concept, and AC2 took that, and made it into a proper game, which was a massive shift that the other games haven't matched. Everything since has been a slight iteration.

Well, now we're just judging AC2 based on how much AC1 sucked. Largest leap forward? Probably. But I would much rather play Brotherhood over AC2 right now. Isn't that the part that matters? Combat in AC1/2 sucked balls until the chain-kill feature was thrown in there. And multiplayer! So good!

Hah well I've never really liked the multiplayer and even if the combat was worse, everything felt fresher in 2, when I was playing Brotherhood, it just felt like a dull re-hash. Also the story was pretty bad in Brotherhood, I thought. Ezio was played out by the end of 2.

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