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(Complex)   In a shocking revaluation to everyone who has ever played, Assassin's Creed 3 might not be historically accurate   ( complex.com) divider line
    More: Dumbass, assassinations, Canadian History, Revolutionary War  
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3673 clicks; posted to Geek » on 30 Nov 2012 at 8:54 AM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-11-30 09:11:07 AM  
3 votes:
Shanking revolution?
2012-11-30 09:07:09 AM  
3 votes:
AC2 ended with a fistfight against the Pope in his secret underground lair beneath the Vatican.

Minor historical inaccuracies are to be expected within the Assassin's Creed franchise.
2012-11-30 03:40:13 PM  
2 votes:
Sorry, Canada. If people wanted to play a video game about you, they would just get NHL'13.

As for the rest, well, just take what we give you.
2012-11-30 09:56:07 AM  
2 votes:
Soooo, Abraham Lincoln was a vampire hunter, but George Washington did NOT have ninja assassins write the Declaration of Independence?
2012-11-30 11:11:05 AM  
1 vote:

Slaxl: However the best thing about the game was the naval warfare side of it. I could sit on the ship having a fight all day. If they could just take that part of the game, move it back 100 years and add hundreds of Caribbean ports, and make it like Sid Meier's Pirates, but without the old age onset, and the more cartoony elements, and mission to find lost relatives, and instead make a very detailed and more realistic piratey game then I'd buy it all over again.

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2012-11-30 10:56:04 AM  
1 vote:

thecpt: ///Connor was THE Mohawk Indian

I'm Mohawkier:

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Also, I know how to use one of these:

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Conclusion: I am Connor.

/Where all de Templars at?
2012-11-30 10:32:00 AM  
1 vote:
Meh, I grew weary of the games when they pretty much strayed from actually being games about assassinations. It's become more of a swashbuckling game, which I wouldn't have a problem with it if the combat mechanics weren't ass salad.

'Hi, I'm Ezio... perhaps you've seen me wandering around in my obnoxious getup that I should never be able to obfuscate in. I pop in and out of combat in a billowing cloud of my own gay as people wait in a single file line for me to counter-kill over and over. And if I'm overly lazy I can just have one of my minions, who are stealthier than I am now, make the kill for me as I laugh. Have you seen my hometown? I call it Assassinsville... you can recognize it by the symbol of my secret society chiseled in marble on the central square fountain. Grab a souvenir, have your picture drawn next to the Altair statue, family fun for all!'

These last few games looked like they might have gone back to their roots a bit... but no, not really. The ship combat interests me, and the outfits in Liberation change the gameplay up. But you're still doing useless side missions more than you're planning or doing assassinations, they still have no idea what to have you do with your money, and Desmond is still so unlikable that concentrating on him is a chore. I can see why they haven't even thought of implementing more modern settings for gameplay, because the combat mechanics would look even more ridiculous.
2012-11-30 10:14:31 AM  
1 vote:

thecpt: yves0010: Could easily argue that Conner was there because he was invited or serving as a body guard while at the signing.

Definitely, I think one of the missions you protect GW during an assassination attempt. It's just after all of the FF that know you in the game, sharing a horse with Paul Revere, exploring Boston with Sam Adams I felt he was way to directly in the spot light. I always thought the purpose of the game was to make a conspiracy story and have someone who could have acted on the fringes of history for unresolved historical deaths. If this guy did any two of these things he would have a 5 story tall monument.

I definitely agree with where you're coming from, but I think they sidestep it with Conner's falling out with the Patriots towards the end. I think threatening to kill Washington for messing with his people didn't do much for his relationship with all of those guys. They were using him and his desire to protect his people to do their dirty work in service to their cause while screwing him over behind his back, and then he fades into the background following the end of the war. Plus he was an Indian, so yeah.

And he didn't really know that many of the founding fathers. Adams, Washington and Lafayette mostly.

thecpt: HalEmmerich: ...but they didn't inject him in the one part I really wanted to do. No sneak attack across the rivier on Christmas made me sad.

wow. didn't even think about that. There wasn't even a Hessian in the game.

This would have been a fun target:
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I could have sworn some of the normal enemies were? I suppose I could be wrong on that point though.
2012-11-30 10:03:42 AM  
1 vote:

HalEmmerich: ...but they didn't inject him in the one part I really wanted to do. No sneak attack across the rivier on Christmas made me sad.

wow. didn't even think about that. There wasn't even a Hessian in the game.

This would have been a fun target:
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2012-11-30 09:33:30 AM  
1 vote:
It's a goddamned game. Is it Ubisoft's fault that Canadians only learn history from video games?
2012-11-30 09:20:07 AM  
1 vote:
I liked the part where Benjamin Franklin shot the zombie in the face with his .45 put his shades on and rode off on his chopper.
2012-11-30 09:15:10 AM  
1 vote:
History is defined by the winners....

Or which ever company makes the best video game.
2012-11-30 09:11:15 AM  
1 vote:

poisonedpawn78: Because when Americans want history lessons they turn to video games and Hollywood!

To be fair, it's still probably more accurate than most public schools these days.
2012-11-30 09:08:44 AM  
1 vote:
Because when Americans want history lessons they turn to video games and Hollywood!
2012-11-30 08:56:04 AM  
1 vote:
In a shocking shacking revaluation

Sorry, pet peeve.
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