#1 Posted by granderojo (1788 posts) -

So they never really glossed over slavery in this game, in fact there is a lot of talk of it and you see slaves at one point. To those that have beat the game yet, how do you think they handled it?

The majority of this game took place in the North East where slavery wasn't that much of a thing so the relative rareness of it in the game seemed accurate to me. Thoughts?

#2 Posted by JZ (2125 posts) -

Plus the vita game handled all that stuff

#3 Posted by McGhee (6094 posts) -

Billy Lee is an interesting character, people don't realize it, but he was a very important person during the Revolutionary War.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Lee_(valet)

I'm guessing he isn't in the game. It would have been cool if he was.

#4 Posted by Gooddoggy (410 posts) -

Well, I only recall it being addressed briefly in the game - Connor talks to Samuel Adams about his slave, Surry, and then in the epilogue Connor watches a slave auction. In the Animus database there are a few lines alluding to how some people today lobby to remove references to the Founding Fathers' slave-owning from textbooks. I don't think Ubisoft really addressed it in any meaningful manner, but I give them credit for mentioning it at all.

#5 Posted by SethPhotopoulos (5257 posts) -

I don't think they mentioned that stuff all that much or as much as they should've. I understand why they wouldn't but it felt like something was missing. The epilogue did show more of that and I do like that things ended in such a way as to make Connor question wether or not he made the right choice since there is still slavery and oppression.

#6 Posted by granderojo (1788 posts) -

@Gooddoggy: @SethPhotopoulos: Weren't Warren and Prudence freed slaves? Did I just perceive that because they're black or what? If they were that's 2 integral mentions of slavery in the game.

#7 Edited by MildMolasses (3221 posts) -

@thabigred said:

@Gooddoggy: @SethPhotopoulos: Weren't Warren and Prudence freed slaves? Did I just perceive that because they're black or what? If they were that's 2 integral mentions of slavery in the game.

Off the top of my head, I want to say that they were just running from slavers, not that they were actually freed slaves themselves

I don't know that I would classify this mention as integral as it's entirely possible to play the game without seeing them

#8 Edited by granderojo (1788 posts) -

@MildMolasses said:

@thabigred said:

@Gooddoggy: @SethPhotopoulos: Weren't Warren and Prudence freed slaves? Did I just perceive that because they're black or what? If they were that's 2 integral mentions of slavery in the game.

Off the top of my head, I want to say that they were just running from slavers, not that they were actually freed slaves themselves

I don't know that I would classify this mention as integral as it's entirely possible to play the game without seeing them

I play the game like vinny, so to me, this side stuff was integral. So are the feathers...

#9 Posted by SethPhotopoulos (5257 posts) -

@thabigred said:

@MildMolasses said:

@thabigred said:

@Gooddoggy: @SethPhotopoulos: Weren't Warren and Prudence freed slaves? Did I just perceive that because they're black or what? If they were that's 2 integral mentions of slavery in the game.

Off the top of my head, I want to say that they were just running from slavers, not that they were actually freed slaves themselves

I don't know that I would classify this mention as integral as it's entirely possible to play the game without seeing them

I play the game like vinny, so to me, this side stuff was integral. So are the feathers...

I did to and even in the side stuff it's barely touched upon.

#10 Posted by granderojo (1788 posts) -

Don't mean to bump this thread but I just ran into a third reference to slavery. On one of your assassin contract buddies in Boston mentions he "left his mother down south" because he didn't agree with slavery.

#11 Posted by ArtByDjBoy (1 posts) -

Actually, they did show 3 slaves being sold at the end.

After the credits rolled I believe, they show a guy selling 3 black folks, two men and one woman, on a stage. I was happy to see that they showed it, obviously not happy that it happened, but they were a little more accurate with that.