Assassins’ Creed 3 or Red Dead Assassin?

Thanks to a huge massive leak(?), we now know shitloads of stuff about Assassin’s Creed 3 – and all of it is awesome! Let’s we what we can expect in late 2012:

The World

According to the leaked source(s), Assassin’s Creed 3 will feature not only two cities – Boston and New York – but also a huge wilderness, called “The Frontier”. If we believe Ubisoft, the wilderness alone is whopping 1.5 times bigger than the entire places of Brotherhood. It also will consist of different areas (probably villages, forests, plains etc.) and we will be able to climb trees and mountain tops. Assassin’s Creed 3 will also feature seasons which in turn will have an effect on movement.

Due to the vast world, we will have a fast travel system again. That’s a rather obvious one though.

The Protagonist

Finally, we will get to meet a new character: He is the son of an English father and a Native American mother.The protagonist of Assassin’s Creed 3 is named Connor or – rather hard to pronounce – Ratohnhaketon (allegedly pronounced Radoonhagaydoo). We will witness his childhood trauma (quite likely a disguised tutorial): Raised by Mohawks, his village fell prey to greedy white settlers. It remains to be seen how this will impact Connor in Assassin’s Creed 3

Connor (Rabidgames calls him Connor because the other name is too long and copy & paste doesn’t really count as remembering a name), OK, Connor will learn new moves and he will fight with new weapons – Ubisoft said all animations would be new, too.

Of course, we will get to know lots of stuff about Desmond Miles, too.

The Story

Assassin’s Creed 3 will take place between1753 and 1783. While the central story hubs will be Boston and New York, we will also witness some famous battles during the American Revolutionary War, the big fire of New York in 1783 and probably many more historic events. Another great announcement is that we will see different shades of grey in Assassin’s Creed 3 – the Templars and the Assassin’s believe they’re fighting the good fight – we’ll see if there are some faction choices involved – which wouldn’t make sense in the context of the game unless the ultimate focus of Assassin’s Creed 3 is using the Animus to change history – but that would be a bit to far fetched – wouldn’t it?

During the game, Connor will meet the likes of George Washington, Benjamin Franklin and Charles Lee who might be an ambivalent character. We will also meet kind Brits and rather unkind Americans. Oh, and the French and Native Americans will be involved as well.

There might be even sidequests from different guild-like factions, e.g. hunters which might be triggered if Connor hunts a lot.

The Gameplay

Ah, hunting. Sneaking through the wilds, hunting deer or predators … sounds pretty much like Red Dead Redemption, doesn’t it? Don’t get Rabidgames wrong, this is by no means a bad thing! The Assassin’s Creed series urgently needs a change of pace, a fresh setting – and it just looks like we might get it! For instance, hunting comes with a twist: When you kill a deer with one hit, its meat and fur are worth more than battering it to death with a stick.

The fighting system seems to have changed as well in Assassin’s Creed 3: It is supposed to be more versatile, faster and more tactically. Connor will use pistols, a hidden blade (hooray!) and his standard weapons – a tomahawk and a knife. According to Ubisoft the new and way more powerful engine will allow for insane stuff: we might be in the heat of huge battles with thousands of characters. Now that sounds fucking awesome!

There will be more platforming action (not Rabidgames‘ favourite), more puzzles – Ubisoft mentions some “first person Tetris“, a different element of recruiting assassin’s (fuck yeah), upgrades for Connor’s gear and outfit and a new, dynamic camera. Luckily, the Tower Defense borefest from Revelations is gone!

Rabidgames swoons: Holy shit, Assassin’s Creed 3 sounds too good to be true. While all previous games were good open world experiences, Ubisoft might grant us a perfect sandbox experience here – and as you know, Rabidgames is all up for sandbox fun! Gameplay and story definitely sound good and especially fresh. Sure, there might be comparisons to Red Dead Redemption, but it does not really sound like a copycat mechanic so that should be fine, too.

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One Response to “Assassins’ Creed 3 or Red Dead Assassin?”

  1. Bel post, complimenti. Assassin’s Creed 3 batte tutti i giochi attesi nel 2012, non c’è storia

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