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#1 Edited by Captain_Lone_Wolf (25 posts) -

Now i am not an expert on the Assassin's Creed franchise, but i have played enough to know what to expect. I never got into the series until Assassin's Creed III. Then i went through and played the rest of the games.

Now when you think of Assassin's Creed, you think of an assassin in old Europe (which is why i never played it in the first place). The newest Assassin's Creed took place in the American revolution, which game the series a new look. Now we're going to be in the Caribbean! Which is probably going to be the best Assassin's creed ever. So where will they go next? Are we going to jump back in time or go into the civil war or (i hope so much) one of the world wars? Then again making an Assassin's Creed that far in the future probably will be changing the idea of the game too much.

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#2 Posted by Morningstar (2413 posts) -

Asia would be cool. Old China preferably.

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#3 Edited by Nightriff (7178 posts) -

I love the Dark Ages and Crusades, my favorite time in history so I would love to see a return to that...I'm sure I'm the only one.

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#4 Edited by JJWeatherman (15011 posts) -

Then again making an Assassin's Creed that far in the future probably will be changing the idea of the game too much.

Changing the game too much is the opposite of what they should be worried about. God, just the idea of "Hey, let's throw out some locations and time periods that we can play the exact same game again in!" just bums be out.

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#5 Posted by Captain_Lone_Wolf (25 posts) -

@jjweatherman: That's why i never played it in the first place..it looked all the same. Lets hope this one will be good. I enjoyed ACiii enough.

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#6 Posted by Captain_Lone_Wolf (25 posts) -

@morningstar: Now there's an idea..That would be super cool! Like with a samuri theme maybe?

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#7 Edited by JJWeatherman (15011 posts) -

@jjweatherman: That's why i never played it in the first place..it looked all the same. Lets hope this one will be good. I enjoyed ACiii enough.

Yeah, I'm actually playing III right now, and enjoying it for the most part. But gah. That series needs to not be exactly the same anymore. Hopefully they're able to come up with something.

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#8 Posted by Captain_Lone_Wolf (25 posts) -

@jjweatherman: I would like to see a spy game that is based on WWII with AC aspects but realistic aspects like Arma

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#9 Edited by Ares42 (3751 posts) -

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2011-11-28-ubisoft-survey-public-on-future-assassins-creed-locations

The options listed are:

  • The violent conflicts of the Imperial Dynasties in Medieval China
  • The advent of the mighty British Empire during Victorian England
  • The culmination of the Pharaoh Reign in Ancient Egypt
  • The invasion of the Americas by the Spanish Conquistadors
  • The confrontation between British colonists and native Americans during The American Revolution
  • The overthrow of the Tsar Empire by the Communists during the Russian Revolution
  • The Warlord Battles in Feudal Japan
  • The rise of Cesar's Empire in Ancient Rome

I dunno if they ever published the results, but AC 3 and 4 were obviously affected by the winner. I wouldn't be surprised if the runner up is next.

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#10 Posted by Captain_Lone_Wolf (25 posts) -

@jjweatherman: I written a bit of a story line for this "dream" game. Lol i want to be a game writer one day

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#11 Posted by Captain_Lone_Wolf (25 posts) -

@ares42: Hey, now heres a cool list...i don't see a WWII themed option.. :(

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#12 Posted by kindgineer (3090 posts) -

I would love an AC title based off some east-Asian culture. I would really hope they study the culture, though. It would be easy to **** that up.

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#13 Posted by RollingZeppelin (2429 posts) -

Assassin's Creed should just go full blown sci-fi and make some crazy future assassinating mechanics.

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#14 Posted by korwin (3889 posts) -

In before someone yells "FEUDAL JAPAAAAAAAAN FAPFAPFAPFAPFAP" like a Weeaboo fuck knuckle.

Seriously though The Boxer Rebellion in China at the turn of last century is prime AC territory.

The uprising took place against a background of severe drought and economic disruption in response to the growth of foreign spheres of influence. Grievances ranged from political invasion ranging from the Opium Wars and economic incursions to Christian missionary work, which the weak Qing state could not overcome.

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#15 Posted by RollingZeppelin (2429 posts) -

@korwin said:

In before someone yells "FEUDAL JAPAAAAAAAAN FAPFAPFAPFAPFAP" like a Weeaboo fuck knuckle.

Seriously though The Boxer Rebellion in China at the turn of last century is prime AC territory.

The uprising took place against a background of severe drought and economic disruption in response to the growth of foreign spheres of influence. Grievances ranged from political invasion ranging from the Opium Wars and economic incursions to Christian missionary work, which the weak Qing state could not overcome.

No, Bioshock Infinite already did the Boxer Rebellion, only one game can include the Boxer Rebellion!

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#16 Posted by PandaBear (1484 posts) -

Now i am not an expert on the Assassin's Creed franchise, but i have played enough to know what to expect. I never got into the series until Assassin's Creed III. Then i went through and played the rest of the games.

Now when you think of Assassin's Creed, you think of an assassin in old Europe (which is why i never played it in the first place). The newest Assassin's Creed took place in the American revolution, which game the series a new look. Now we're going to be in the Caribbean! Which is probably going to be the best Assassin's creed ever. So where will they go next? Are we going to jump back in time or go into the civil war or (i hope so much) one of the world wars? Then again making an Assassin's Creed that far in the future probably will be changing the idea of the game too much.

What? You know World War I and II weren't locations, they were wars fought - get this - over the world. And what the hell would you do? It needs to be a specific location... otherwise you may as well say the Iraq War.

It's gonna be Asia, they've milked everything else. Just set it in the future already!

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#17 Posted by awesomeusername (4613 posts) -

How can it be the best AC when the main character isn't even an assassin?!?!

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#18 Posted by tsutohiro (371 posts) -

How can it be the best AC when the main character isn't even an assassin?!?!

Define "main character". AC went off the rails from jump street with the animus.

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#19 Edited by TheManWithNoPlan (7487 posts) -

I really just hope they change up the setting drastically enough from what they've done before. As far as suggestions, maybe feudal japan or even victorian england.

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#20 Posted by Xeiphyer (5870 posts) -

Japan. I want a japanese assassin. Sengoku era or something, It doesn't really matter but its good to have some of the larger castles to infiltrate.

I think you'll agree that Ninjas translate to assassins pretty easily, and there's some awesome ninja weapons to use. Plus katanas are badass.

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#21 Posted by tsutohiro (371 posts) -

@xeiphyer said:

Japan. I want a japanese assassin. Sengoku era or something, It doesn't really matter but its good to have some of the larger castles to infiltrate.

I think you'll agree that Ninjas translate to assassins pretty easily, and there's some awesome ninja weapons to use. Plus katanas are badass.

Japan, yeah. Ninjas used "ninjato" though not katanas...I think.

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#22 Edited by awesomeusername (4613 posts) -

@tsutohiro: Edward Kenway is the main ancestor character in this game. He's not an assassin though. Just a pirate.

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#23 Posted by troll93 (531 posts) -
@korwin said:

In before someone yells "FEUDAL JAPAAAAAAAAN FAPFAPFAPFAPFAP" like a Weeaboo fuck knuckle.

Seriously though The Boxer Rebellion in China at the turn of last century is prime AC territory.

The uprising took place against a background of severe drought and economic disruption in response to the growth of foreign spheres of influence. Grievances ranged from political invasion ranging from the Opium Wars and economic incursions to Christian missionary work, which the weak Qing state could not overcome.


Was just about to say boxer rebellion.

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#24 Posted by BaneFireLord (3343 posts) -

Latter day British Colonialism-era India. The 1857 rebellion is rife with opportunities for face and neck stabbings.

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#25 Posted by jayjonesjunior (1148 posts) -

The best AC will be the one they do after they stop with the annual bullshit and take their time.

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#26 Edited by Clonedzero (4206 posts) -

@tsutohiro: Edward Kenway is the main ancestor character in this game. He's not an assassin though. Just a pirate.

I'm pretty sure he's an assassin...They said so in alot of trailers and preview videos.

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#27 Posted by BoOzak (1995 posts) -

@ares42 said:

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2011-11-28-ubisoft-survey-public-on-future-assassins-creed-locations

The options listed are:

  • The violent conflicts of the Imperial Dynasties in Medieval China
  • The advent of the mighty British Empire during Victorian England
  • The culmination of the Pharaoh Reign in Ancient Egypt
  • The invasion of the Americas by the Spanish Conquistadors
  • The confrontation between British colonists and native Americans during The American Revolution
  • The overthrow of the Tsar Empire by the Communists during the Russian Revolution
  • The Warlord Battles in Feudal Japan
  • The rise of Cesar's Empire in Ancient Rome

I dunno if they ever published the results, but AC 3 and 4 were obviously affected by the winner. I wouldn't be surprised if the runner up is next.

They had a Rome option? Really? I suppose Ancient Rome would be very different than it was in Brotherhood, but still.

The Warlord Battles in Feudal Japan would be my choice. The Architecture and landscape are very different from prior AC's. And the tone of the game would have to be darker than the last few AC games and more in line with the original.

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#28 Posted by awesomeusername (4613 posts) -

@clonedzero: Here's a quote from an interview with the lead writer, Darby McDevitt:

The story of ACIV is very different from the games before, especially because we made the decision to make Edward a pirate and not an Assassin. He has Assassin friends, he mixes with them, he actually has Templar acquaintances as well. I like to think of him as a pirate who steals people’s gold, but he also steals people’s techniques. He takes from the Assassins what he likes, and he leaves behind what he doesn’t like. I thought it was important to do that, simply for the sake of refreshing what we’ve seen before.

So he pretty much flips sides whenever it's convenient to him. He isn't an assassin but he's been trained by them and he doesn't follow the Creed. He believes "Nothing is true. Everything is permitted." means exactly what it says so he doesn't follow the true meaning.

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#29 Edited by ll_Exile_ll (2877 posts) -

They would have to do something really interesting and drastically different from prior games to get me back on board. AC IV will be the first mainline game in the series that I don't get. I didn't even hate AC III like some people did (though I certainly didn't love it either). The underwhelming nature of both Revelations and AC III have really tempered my interest in the series to a nearly nonexistent level.

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#30 Posted by themangalist (1869 posts) -

As much as I want an AC set in Medieval China, where there were secret police who worked under the emperor and various powerful factions in the imperial court, the Western obsession with Japan, ninja, and samurai would pretty much guarantee that there may never be a game that is set in historical China.

But hey, AC: Revelations was kind of about the Ottoman Empire, which probably didn't have as many fans either. To be honest, as long as they can tell a GOOD story for once, I don't care where they set it.

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#31 Edited by Andorski (5482 posts) -

another day - assassins creed in ancient china painte by digital artist chao yuan xu

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#32 Posted by impartialgecko (1894 posts) -

No more Assassin's Creed games preferably. A blank void with the words "we made too many of these" in the centre that you can stab and throw sand at.

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#33 Edited by Kidavenger (4283 posts) -

I have high hopes for 4, but I vastly preferred the renaissance period setting; it's led me to read into the period and characters which is a pretty rare accomplishment for a video game. I didn't mind AC3 but it felt decidedly less epic than the previous games and 4 doesn't seem like it will have any real historically significant tie ins at all.

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#34 Posted by Captain_Lone_Wolf (25 posts) -

@pandabear: Actually the main part of WWI was fought in Europe. The same goes for WWII except the marines were fighting in the pacific. The spies of WWII were the Gestapo and OSS including many others. They mainly operated in Europe. Of course the game would be based in Europe, hopefully the pleyer would be an OSS agent.

P.S.

They were called World Wars because a country or countries wanted to take over the world. But never made it past northern Africa. It was't fought all over the world.

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#35 Posted by PandaBear (1484 posts) -

@pandabear: Actually the main part of WWI was fought in Europe. The same goes for WWII except the marines were fighting in the pacific. The spies of WWII were the Gestapo and OSS including many others. They mainly operated in Europe. Of course the game would be based in Europe, hopefully the pleyer would be an OSS agent.

P.S.

They were called World Wars because a country or countries wanted to take over the world. But never made it past northern Africa. It was't fought all over the world.

I'll tell the people of Australia (my country) that we weren't in fact bombed by Japan during WWII shall I? And those Australian soldiers that died in Papua fighting the Japanese or the Gallipoli campaign? I guess they didn't happen during WWI?

It was fought all over the world. WWI and II were about economics and imperialism, not full world domination and to say otherwise... it's disrespectful.

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#36 Posted by Lubermans (24 posts) -

Harlem Renaissance?

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#37 Posted by Sinusoidal (3588 posts) -

I wouldn't mind some focus on something new. The AssCreed games are getting tired.

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#38 Edited by Rowr (5861 posts) -

Well since they are kind of theming these now and they just did pirates.

The obvious solution is to now move to ninjas.

And then zombies.

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#39 Edited by Captain_Lone_Wolf (25 posts) -

@pandabear: Woah bro. I mean no disrespect. I know Australia got bombed and bad. When i say they never got past Africa I meant the Germans. Look man i mean no disrespect to no one. I was just saying that a WWII AC game wouldn't be hard to make.

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#40 Posted by erhard (493 posts) -

Middle Eastern settings are always cool.

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#41 Posted by Shirogane (3641 posts) -

Clearly space, cause that's where everything goes in the end.

But they already did make a chinese assassin. She got referenced in 3 and was in that little movie about Ezio.
It'd also be really interesting since apparantly the chinese assassins don't use hidden blades. Imagine an AC game without the hidden blade.

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#42 Posted by RenegadeDoppelganger (615 posts) -

There has been a bunch of stuff in the previous games which point to Egypt. There's some Assassin lineage and some important FC stuff there too. Especially with the way AC3 ended I can definitely see way they could take the series there. Could be refreshing to move away from the the current crew of Assassins to someone completely different.

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#43 Edited by Captain_Lone_Wolf (25 posts) -
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#44 Edited by RenegadeDoppelganger (615 posts) -

Some digging around the AsCreed wiki is required. The Egypt page links to various items throughout the games. There was definitely a wing of the Brotherhood there led by several descendants of Altair. Cleopatra was assassinated by a member of the brotherhood. There were at one time, two pieces of eden in egypt. 1 being the shroud of turin that Moses wielded and the other a staff. William Miles also went to Cairo to find one of the power sources for the Grand Temple. Who know what else FC left behind. There is certainly enough of a basis to do a game set in ancient egypt. It would certainly be the game set earliest in the timeline so potentially a lot more interaction with FC stuff and pieces of eden.