We've only been exposed to a small amount of marketing about this game, but I can't help but notice an early trend, the British seem to be the bad guys from what has been shown, maybe time will reveal that there are other enemies, but it seems kinda weird to me...
- The other Assassin Creeds did not have Ezio pick sides in a conflict, 1 had him as a member of a third, neutral faction which we found out had plenty of problems of its own, while 2, Brohood, and revelations had him dealing with all sorts of groups and factions most of whom were little more than thugs.
- Throughout all the other games, regardless of who Ezio is working for, the Templars were the enemy, for example, in Brotherhood he messed with the Catholic Church a bunch but only so far as to eliminate the templar members within, are we supposed to assume that all of England is controlled by them at this point, and that they're the ones oppressing the colonies? Like in AC1, both sides should have flawed leaders, but I worry it's too easy for them to just say "Yea Freedom! Death to the imperialist jerks!"
- He's an assassin, no matter who wins the war he will be able to keep doing what he is doing, why pick sides?
- As an American, I think the British were in the wrong, that doesn't mean I have a reason to act like the rebels were perfect beings who were motivated entirely by their selfless want to gain freedom for their people. You can make some of them bad, you can make some of the British good, I don't want to fight an army of British James Bond Villains, make them complicated, like, i don't know, real people.
Do you think the game will allow for your character to walk a fine line between the factions, or do you think you'll be forced into siding with one faction or the other?