idiggory, King of Bards wrote:
Female Freedman sounds like a pretty awesome heroine, yeah.
What's seriously irritating, though, is that Ubisoft has pretty much ONLY shown images and videos of fighting with Redcoats for the new games, when you're supposed to be a non-partisan member of the conflict (the whole POINT of the AC games has been to say that major wars have pretty much always been orchestrated by Templars on both sides for their own game--there have to be American Templars, and it's going to be a really weak story if they don't make some notable figures into them). They've done it for every other culture, there's no excuse to protect delicate American sensibilities.
What I'm hoping:
1. The Federalists (so John Adams, James Madison, and others) all end up being Templars, or their unknowing allies.
2. Benedict Arnold isn't actually betraying the American People, he just discovered the Templar plot on his end and was hoping to stop it, not realizing the extent of Templar influence with the British.
As for the game itself, if they don't accurately portray slave culture, or at least make an acceptable attempt to, I will lose all respect for Ubisoft and the AC line.
Really, as much as I loved the games up until now, the new ones are making me really frickin' nervous.
It's a huge gamble to portray America in a bad light in video-games. The industry as a whole made many strides to being respected in the entertainment industry in the past 10 years but even Television and Movies have a hard time getting away with it unless it is so, hidden meaning, metaphoric and innuendo-zed that the makers of it can hide behind the phrase "Open to interpretation." A game like this making head-lines with that kind of content in our community in an election year would be like throwing gold to Republicans or any other politician who loves smoke and mirrors. What a great distraction for the American public, a two-fer in some politicians eyes. They can distract the American public from real issues and they can go back to their pet project of suppressing another form of expression. On top of all that, just to add fuel to the fire, I believe ubisoft is a France based company. We all know how much America hearts France.
Yes it's stupid that this could be a reason why they don't keep true to their standard storyline so far but, for a business, I can't blame them for not wanting to get involved in such a mess of a situation.
Then again they could of just skipped the American Revolution all together if that was their worry.