This is kind of a compilation of a number of things mentioned in other threads and my thoughts, I originally thought about putting this in the theories thread... but A) I couldn't find it and B) It wasn't really going to be a theory, it's more of a compilation of my thoughts.
First off, I'm starting my third runthrough of ACB and I'm desperately looking out for some hints, ANY hints or suggestions as to what's occurring in modern day times or what will happen. And... things just aren't adding up. We break out of Abstergo on something like the 7th of September (Can't remember the exact date but it's deffo early September). We were in the hideout for 2 maybe 3 days max (even though Desmond only had one sleep, I'm assuming he worked 24 hours straight for at least one session, I'm trying to give as much time possible here) before the Templars find us. Allow for one, maybe two days on the road to get to Monteriggioni and you would expect the date to be something like the 12th to the 14th. If I remember right the date on the first Email is something like the 18th to the 19th. Remember I'm trying to be as generous with time as possible here, trying to make up for as much time as I can... and we're short a week (This WAS highlighted to me by another poster in a thread, well spotted sir ). Unless the new DLC covers that week, we're missing a week in time. Where's it gone?
I noticed this on my second runthrough and again with the third and I'm not sure how much significance it holds: When you get out of the van in Monteriggioni there's a cutscene where you and "the gang" talk for a bit before wandering off to whatever the next bit is. At the end of this cutscene the camera holds over the animus for a bit... a little bit like in the movies where the camera holds over the badguy to say "This is the bad guy... look how suspicious the camera position is and makes this seemingly neutral character appear". There's been a lot of talk about an Inception style thing of it's just a dream or that you're viewing Desmond's memories in a future animus... I'm not rolling with that as it seems a little bit... contrived? Stupid? I dunno... but I think that the camera there suggests that maybe reality isn't entirely... reality.
In AC2 in the hideout the computers have an Absetergo symbol on them. Granted I read an explanation months back that you can attribute that to the memory core that Lucy gives Rebecca... so I looked out for it. Checked out the cutscene where Lucy gives Rebecca the core. Abstergo symbol is already there. Now granted that could be an oversight by the
Devs and I don't wanna jump to conclusions (mainly cause I don't have any ) but if that isn't an oversight then that suggests... well I'm not 100% sure... maybe someone else can form an educated response
"Unless we're all in a dream right now..." final words to the ACB Database entry on Ezio at the very beginning of the game. This is further making me wonder about how much of ACB is real.
Brotherhood's ending was too... neat? 72 days until Satellite launch, 72 names of God, being able to find Juno's tomb so easily. It doesn't seem to fit with how the rest of AC has been. Nothing's that easy (other than the gameplay ), why is this pivotal moment so different?
The Red trail. [Forum discussion]( http://forums.ubi.com/eve/foru...1069024/m/3271027009 )
It's not there at the beginning of the game or the very end, it's just... there. There's no doubting it appears to be a double helix from above, and there's no doubt it appears to be footprints that appear/dissapear into the grating below the Villa. Who made them, how and why? Normally Eagle vision only shows what's there, not what's been. The only time a trail appears and remains there (other than the 5 metres we get behind a target in the animus) so far in our experience has been with blood. But no-one can bleed like that... can they? The only OTHER time we've seen red symbols that stay there in the form of cryptic shapes is in the animus and subject 16s glyphs. To me (coupled with a couple of other things I've highlighted above) this suggests that we're still IN the animus. But the moment I suggest this more questions than answers arise. This is why I didn't want to put it in the theories thread. I haven no theory, I don't think we are.
There are other bits that don't seem right too, but I can't remember them all. It all occurs in various conversations with Shaun, Rebecca and Lucy and I can't really explain it. Just replay through if you want and have an open mind.
Something doesn't feel right.