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Posted by LiQuid3600

Makes sense.

Posted by DarkFury

More Alex video titles, awesome :)

Edited by TooWalrus

I actually really like the concept, and I'd rather have standalone stories like this as DLC over cut out middle chapters like ACII did. If I ever get around to playing ACIII, I'll play this.

Posted by CrossTheAtlantic

I wonder if this crown was made out of wood too.

Posted by Nightriff

@TooWalrus said:

I actually really like the concept, and I'd rather have standalone stories like this as DLC over cut out middle chapters like ACII did.

Posted by Colourful_Hippie
@Nightriff

@TooWalrus said:

I actually really like the concept, and I'd rather have standalone stories like this as DLC over cut out middle chapters like ACII did.

Posted by mrfluke

@Colourful_Hippie said:

@Nightriff

@TooWalrus said:

I actually really like the concept, and I'd rather have standalone stories like this as DLC over cut out middle chapters like ACII did.

Posted by Draugen

Yes! Alternate history is the best history.

Posted by Yorkin

I'm thinking this DLC will be awesome and it'll sell tons of season passes for Ubisoft. Then every proceeding DLC for AC3 will be as uninteresting as it was in past AC games.

Posted by AngelN7

I'm still confused, is this DLC for AC3 or the next AC game? so this is like Brotherhood then?

Posted by chose

At 1m02s I thought George was going to dance, the setup was there, then they proceeded to disappoint.

Posted by Daneian

I once heard that after the revolution, the people tried to offer the crown to Washington and he turned it down flat, insisting they hadn't spent years fighting to make the same mistakes all over again.

Posted by TobiasParker

@Daneian: Alexander Hamilton proposed that the president should be president for life. Alexander Hamilton was a terrible human being. Not just for that, loads of reasons. Aaron Burr is an American hero.

Posted by forkboy

@AngelN7: Fairly certain it is DLC as this was mentioned before AC3 came out.

Will have fun killing Washington & returning the colonies to the true crown. If that is not an option, outrage.

Posted by Mister_Snig

No one man should have all that power.

Posted by SolongWrex

Goes all alternate historical...because the rest of AC is totally how it happened.

Posted by Daneian

@TobiasParker: That's interesting. I've always respected Washington for the choice, but never looked at it past that. Think I will now. Thanks for that.

Posted by Temg99

Having finally finished the main story in AC3, not really sure I want to go back. I never found Connor to be that deep or interesting as a character. He felt the exact same to me as Altaïr. Fairly one-note and unwavering in his personality. From the time you see him as a grown up, I never really felt him change much. Oh sure there were subtle alterations to his beliefs, but it all seemed to be the same. A majority of the interesting relationships and people I cared about during the game were the homesteaders and especially the character you play in the opening act.

Every time I encountered that opening character I really wished he was the main character of the game and not Connor.

My feeling is that it was more of the voice actor and writing than anything else. He was really interesting as a kid. I loved what they did there and enjoyed that portion. But then he grows up and his acting becomes "flat". Think of Etzio and the way the voice actor there breathed live into the character. Heck think in this game of Haythem, Achilles, or others. They were really interesting to talk to and any chance I got I did.

Meh it is all IMHO. It was still a fun romp and overall a good game. I look forward to where they take AC4. I just hope we have a new character in AC4.

Posted by Bell_End

i read that as tranny

Posted by bybeach

King George the Third was a bit of a tragic figure, highly intelligent, suffering from mild schizophrenia, and truly in love with his wife.

Time to rip into the real evil King George! Well except I don't play Assassin's Creed..but I would if I could, wooden teeth, slave sexual predator and all.

Edited by brendanwins

@Daneian: It's probably true that some amount of people post-revolution would have preferred Washington remained in power in perpetuity, the history behind "Washington as king" actually stems from the late period war. The American Revolution was very much a roller coaster in terms of the outcome and really until very close to Yorktown it would have been hard to determine who would win the war.

At some point during his siege of New York, Washington learned that a number of his officers, and a portion of his continental army - demoralized and disillusioned with the way Congress was handling the war - decided that maybe they should march on Philadelphia themselves and install Washington as king. When he learned of it, he immediately snuffed out any notion of such an act by responding to their leader in a letter about casting aside everything they had been fighting for. He was a pretty amazing man :)

Posted by Lysergica33

Is it just me or does this trailer's description of this "alternate" history sound closer to the actual truth than the non-alternate history?

Posted by Foggen

Dope wolf hat.

Edited by Neurotic

As a history student, I can never not pick holes in alternate histories, especially ones that take themselves really seriously. I know they're supposed to be fun and all but, hell, if it doesn't annoy people.

I can't tell if this is supposed to be taking itself seriously. To me, it looks really dumb. Also, I like how he's a 'possessed' tyrant. Cos the 'real' George Washington couldn't possibly have any character flaws whatsoever :P

Posted by Ironhammer

This is offensive. George Washington didn't even want to be president. Taking a title of nobility (such as King) was so repugnant to the Founders that it carried the death penalty. The people who made this ought to be ashamed of themselves.

Posted by Phr4nk0

Never go full tyranny.

Posted by Phoenix87

so weird.

and if he's going to be an evil parallel universe version, then he really should have a goatee.

Posted by Phr4nk0

@Ironhammer said:

This is offensive. George Washington didn't even want to be president. Taking a title of nobility (such as King) was so repugnant to the Founders that it carried the death penalty. The people who made this ought to be ashamed of themselves.

So you're saying that in their alternate history DLC they have come up with a story not just historically inaccurate but in many ways the opposite to what we know about a beloved historical figure? The nerve!

Posted by Elwoodan

Connor better have a sick facial scar, all good alt-reality heroes have facial scars.

Posted by Shaanyboi

@Bell_End said:

i read that as tranny

You don't know what Washington was into...

Posted by Murdoc_

They did tell him to do that, they asked him to be King and he turned it down. Awesome guy. (Also, even if the history books mention that I have my doubts he actually turned it down)

Posted by KenLevineIsCool

Poor George, he was already a freaking vampire hunter this year, now this...

Posted by SeanFoster

@Elwoodan said:

Connor better have a sick facial scar, all good alt-reality heroes have facial scars.

Or a goatee!

Posted by Bumpton

@abuzlov said:

Poor George, he was already a freaking vampire hunter this year, now this...

Nah, that was Lincoln. Washington had this coming!

Posted by Darkstorn

@TobiasParker said:

@Daneian: Alexander Hamilton proposed that the president should be president for life. Alexander Hamilton was a terrible human being. Not just for that, loads of reasons. Aaron Burr is an American hero.

Strong words, but don't forget that Hamilton was a brilliant economist. More controversially, his support of a central bank set a strong precedent for governmental power that exists to this day (the North arguably wouldn't have won the Civil War without its banks). Not to mention government programs ranging from environmental protection to bailouts.

I never played AC3, but this dlc sounds like an interesting aside, or at least something different.

Posted by Abendlaender

@Phr4nk0 said:

@Ironhammer said:

This is offensive. George Washington didn't even want to be president. Taking a title of nobility (such as King) was so repugnant to the Founders that it carried the death penalty. The people who made this ought to be ashamed of themselves.

So you're saying that in their alternate history DLC they have come up with a story not just historically inaccurate but in many ways the opposite to what we know about a beloved historical figure? The nerve!

Next your telling me that Abraham Lincoln was NOT a vampire hunter. Psh

Posted by Talis12

i thought he looked familiar...

Edited by porterpj

Yeh, create a new reality because the one you created for the main game was so *disappointing / poorly realised when compared to AC II / shite *delete as appropriate

Posted by LTSmash

@brendanwins said:

@Daneian: It's probably true that some amount of people post-revolution would have preferred Washington remained in power in perpetuity, the history behind "Washington as king" actually stems from the late period war. The American Revolution was very much a roller coaster in terms of the outcome and really until very close to Yorktown it would have been hard to determine who would win the war.

At some point during his siege of New York, Washington learned that a number of his officers, and a portion of his continental army - demoralized and disillusioned with the way Congress was handling the war - decided that maybe they should march on Philadelphia themselves and install Washington as king. When he learned of it, he immediately snuffed out any notion of such an act by responding to their leader in a letter about casting aside everything they had been fighting for. He was a pretty amazing man :)

It's one of my favorite Washington stories:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/15/opinion/15miller.html

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Posted by Lightningproof

@Ironhammer said:

This is offensive. George Washington didn't even want to be president. Taking a title of nobility (such as King) was so repugnant to the Founders that it carried the death penalty. The people who made this ought to be ashamed of themselves.

Don't worry, you probably get to murder him at the end. That'll cheer you right up.

Posted by MeatSim

Does a man have to be a tyrant just to get a sick crown and a sick chair?

Posted by upwarDBound

Did one of the scenes show them building some kind of Mayan pyramid or something? I wonder what that's about?

Posted by Nerolus

According to the intro, all those facts are true yet old Georgie still was never a pimp king on a throne. What gives?!

Posted by Robs_Knob

What a wonderful concept. Love it. Just not a big fan of Assassins Creed in general.

So what to do?

Posted by Edmundus

@Robs_Knob: Watch the cutscenes on youtube.

Edited by leejunfan83

For blacks this isn't alternate history this is history

Edited by Dark_Lord_Spam

Wasn't this titled The Tyranny of King George when it was announced? 'Cause that's a way better name, what with the ironic Anti-Federalist slant.

@TobiasParker said:

@Daneian: Alexander Hamilton proposed that the president should be president for life. Alexander Hamilton was a terrible human being. Not just for that, loads of reasons. Aaron Burr is an American hero.

Ugh, Hamilton. What a slimy piece of shit.

Posted by BLipp18

@SeanFoster said:

@Elwoodan said:

Connor better have a sick facial scar, all good alt-reality heroes have facial scars.

Or a goatee!

The goatees are for the alternate reality villains. King Washington should have a sick goatee.

Posted by Patman99

Im going to guarantee that this DLC mentions an "invasion" of Canada. Every time a game features a tyrannical/semi-evil USA, Canada is always one of the first countries to go down. Look at the Fallout series, Canada was annexed and you never hear any more from it.

Posted by Veektarius

I'd still rather fight for King Washington than against him. When they set up a faction to be this evil, I always decide I'd rather be on their side.

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