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Assassins Creed 3

Lately I’ve been deprived of my PS3 due to the lack of TV. But I’ve been getting by. Been keeping myself busy. Been playing some of my old, stagnant PC/Mac games. I’d much prefer my PS3, but in this case something is better than nothing and I’ve got good friends to play with.

However, a particular franchise has my geek-rocket flying higher than a grandfather on the blue pills sporting a 9 hour horn. Which you ask? Assassins Creed of course! Over the past week (or two?) details about the new Assassins Creed 3 (set to be released at the end of October, 2012) have been splooging out all over the internet, and boy does it look sexy.

I believe that Assassins Creed: Revelations was wonderful, however it juuuust placed it’s pinky toe over the “we-need-something-new” line – which considering we were 4 instalments into the franchise is pretty damn good. However, Assassins Creed 3 needs to change things up much more than it has before. The same “wait for a counter attack” (whilst in battle) and “running around on roofs” (whilst not in battle) formulae just won’t work again after 4 instalments.

Luckily, Ubisoft are a clever bunch and have things under control.

Assassins Creed 3 will follow a spiffing chap named Connor, who despite my selection of adjective, is only half British and half Native-American. AC3 will take place between between Boston and New York during the American Revolution (1753-1783). This means a completely new culture and landscape to explore (no more Turkey and Italy). It also means a new time period – which may affect combat via the availability of new technologies/weapons for Connor, as well as his foes. I’ve also read that Connor will carry himself as a more aggressive individual as opposed to his franchise predecessors, Ezio and Altair who were rather reserved. This will, no doubt, further contribute to a different, more aggressive style of combat. A welcome change.

I remember reading a loooong time ago that Assassins Creed 3 was supposed to be more Desmond focussed. I really hope it is. People say he’s boring etc. Of course he’s boring! Because there hasn’t been any attention paid to him! But this means the story could go anywhere with Desmond. I really think taking advantage of the shroud of mystery around Desmond’s role within this franchise would be brilliant.

Overall I’m psyched for Assassins Creed 3. Although, I am a fanboy. If you think Assassins Creed sucks then you’re opinion is wrong, you’re stupid etc. etc. All that ridiculous fanboy stuff that makes no sense.

PS. Free-running on trees. That is all.

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