1. Revolutionary France.
2. Colonial America
3. Russia, during some early interesting time period.
Where you would like Assassin's Creed 3 to take place in.
Just saying, this should be a legit poll. Of the three, I think France would be the best story wise, but Russia would be the best in terms of badass looking buildings. But they have a comic about assassins in Russia, so I don't know if they'd want to carry that over into a game.
Colonial America would kinda suck because of the lack of architecture. Perhaps sometime before World War 1? Some industrial era. Although, maybe that would suck too. It's tough to say where it should be considering it is an architecture heavy series. So what period of time after Brotherhood would be right to climb and run around in?
Okay, in the assassin's we have a bunch of very agile shadow warriors who pit themselves against traditional authority. Where, in history do we have a similar type of warrior? Why, the ninjas in Japan of course. Japan even comes equipped with its own unique architecture and in AC: Brotherhood *spoiler* it was revealed that there was an assassin team based in Japan *end spoiler*. The only problem is fitting the Altair bloodline in. Altair and his descendants seemed to live around the middle east, Europe, and eventually the U.S.A. and Japan was largely an isolated nation for much of their history. Maybe we could have a spin-off with a different main character and a different set of ancestors. I would also love to see a western gaming company's take on Japan.
Well first of all since there's is going to be another game coming out this year in the same vein as AC: Brotherhood, I'm pretty goddamn sure that this Brotherhood 2 (let's just call it that) is going to keep going again with Ezio although I could be wrong. Mainly cause in the ending of Brotherhood
My hope for the third game is that they focus it on Desmond and its mainly him in the the present or what will be the present, as Assassin's Creed 3 is going to come out in 2012 (tentatively), which is when the game takes place. But instead of just getting rid of the animus completely you intersperse the present day assassin sections with much smaller group of missions in certain timelines, that way they can put a bunch of places such as a soldier in one of the Great Wars or Victorian London, or my personal favorite a Ninja in feudal Japan to find out certain information or whatever that ties back into what Desmond needs to do in the present.
As for the main city that they use in AC3, although I think the sheer verticality might be ridiculous for Desmond to climb at times, hopefully it will be similar to a third person Mirror's Edge where it can vary between insane skyscraper/rooftop chases and ground assassination missions, or say you get to a big skyscraper and you have to find your way in, all the way to the top, kill someone, and then find out how to get the fuck out of there while there are swat teams coming at you along with a helicopter. And you escape through the rooftops to another building or say you get a new item that allows you to base jump the fuck outta there like a present imagining of Leonardo's parachute. i think that way they can get to the present day assassination stuff they seem to have been building up to, while keeping the old school architecture and weapons like in previous games.
Although I really don't know how they're gonna tackle the whole guns in the modern day thing, cause there has to be an option to sneak, and an option to go in hard, but by giving Desmond a 'real' gun you really destroy the tenants of the game that had gotten them to this point.
Russia would mos def be cool. But c'mon, they HAVE to set the next game in the modern day. This totally gets me excited because if there's a big open modern world, I wanna see how they get around the rooftop traversal. Desmond obviously can't jump from a skyscraper to a smaller building or he'd kill himself.
I'm standing by half the game taking place in World War II as Desmond's grandfather, ending with you interrogating Hitler and finding out where that Piece of Eden is being hidden. The other half of the game should be actually played as Desmond, as this is really where the series needs to go; his grandfather is mostly here to train Desmond with firearms, to fulfill the "era" quota, to give us an awesome time period to play in, and to bridge the story between the end of Brotherhood and where III needs to go.
I'm also a fan of the Moon. That series is so crazy, they could work it in somehow.
" @adoggz: they are descendants of a union between a human and one of those-who-came-beforeI played the three main games and totally don't remember that. Which game explains this?
Revolutionary France would be the perfect setting! Just think about the storyline: Robespierre and the other revolutionaries are Templars that foment a peasant revolution so that their man, Napoleon, can ascend to the French throne and go to war with the rest of Europe, to put the entire continent under the direct control of the organization. Imagine an assassin taking part in the storming of the Bastille, trying to rescue some key assassin prisoner before he is killed. You could have cutscenes of Marie Antoinette being decapitated!
Not only that, but this is literally a time when actual assassins were running around! You could plan the assassination of Marat right along with Charlotte Corday! Hell, you could play as Charlotte Corday!
(that's another good point by the way: wouldn't it be kinda fun if the protagonist was a woman this time around? I'm kinda done with the dudes)
@adoggz: That's true and I think that Ubi could introduce another descendant like Desmond except having assassin ancestors in Japan. However, I get the feeling from the games that Altair's bloodline is at least extremely rare, if not unique. Revealing that Desmond had a separate, Japanese ancestory that also happened to be a mixed lineage just sounds like a weak plot after they've spent so much time developing Altair's bloodline.
Eagle vision might not be the most important gameplay feature but it is central to the plot of Assassin's Creed. Any game made without Eagle Vision would be a spin-off title at best and not really fit in with the main plot.
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