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DiamondBlade_R
11-22-2012, 10:50 PM
Does nothing.
Does nothing.
Does nothing.
Does nothing.
Does a little.
Dead.

Yeah... The present day missions were by far my favorite part of the series since AC1. What a waste that they were so few in number, and so short.

theboy9
11-23-2012, 11:05 AM
does nothing.....he climb a big ****ing buildning , and goes back to the abstergo industries just to save his father...han he kill them all ;) he does more in a minute than you have done in ur life ;) i love desmond . i hate the thing about yo cant free run as him in the cities and stuff



i am not saying this to be rude to you ,

BeCk41
11-23-2012, 11:24 AM
I literally laughed out loud at this. His dad pretty much summed it all up tho; "You have a crummy apartment, a useless job- and don't do anything while we work to sacrifice for the order."

Ya, someone correct me as these aren't exactly the same lines he used but more or less what he said about his son with Desmond responding with a lovely retort of; "Your such an A-Hole!"
what a happy family </3

pirate1802
11-23-2012, 11:36 AM
http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m1vwioU1YW1qhcshf.jpg

TwoDents
11-23-2012, 11:40 AM
Blame it on the

http://www.omega-level.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/assassin__s_creed___meme_tsoukalos_feat_desmond_by _josetemg-d4ybzpx-e1343403216141.png

pirate1802
11-23-2012, 11:44 AM
hahhahahahahaha that expression on his face made my day xD

Assassin_M
11-23-2012, 11:45 AM
Blame it on the

http://www.omega-level.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/assassin__s_creed___meme_tsoukalos_feat_desmond_by _josetemg-d4ybzpx-e1343403216141.png
That`s just epic..

pirate1802
11-23-2012, 12:07 PM
Someone gift him the Internetz coupon already..

DiamondBlade_R
11-23-2012, 12:17 PM
Seriously now, when Rebecca said in the beginning of the game that "they are going to send you out on field", I thought Desmond would finally start using his skills to take the fight to Abstergo. To go on missions that would tip the odds in the Assassins' favor. Instead, all we got was missions heavily bent on a specific objective that's not even related to the Assassin-Templar conflict - "power sources"... Bleh.

How awesome would it have been if, in addition to the power source missions, the dev team would've cut a large portion of the ridiculously long Haytham intro in favor of actual modern-day proper assassination missions? We would've only needed 3: one for Warren Vidic, one for Daniel Cross and one final mission for Alan Rikkin (whose absence from the "Return to Abstergo" mission was, might I add, a complete slap in the face to any hardcore fan of the series).

And on that note, did anyone else feel that the deaths of both Vidic and Daniel Cross - espicially Cross - were incredibly anticlimactic? I was hoping for a dialog scene between them and Desmond after each kill. Instead, all we got was, "No, WAIT! *bang*".

Sheesh.

Assassin_M
11-23-2012, 12:19 PM
Meh..Thought Vidic`s was fine..

Daniel`s, though was just crap.....CRAP

pirate1802
11-23-2012, 12:31 PM
Why do people have to anything and everything as a personal insult? Getting tired of these slapped and punched to my face comments. Was the death of Rikkin promised to us? Nope. Was the total destruction of Templars promised to happen in AC III? Nada. Obviously they didn't kill Rikkin too, because they have bigger designs for the Templars in future ACs and don't want them to be destroyed. Jeez..

Also, and yes this is purely my personal preference, but I'd take more Haytham over boring Desmond missions anyday.

JCearlyyears
11-23-2012, 01:08 PM
The Desmond missions don't have to be boring. If they were really fun, and even if they aren't that fun, I'd have rather had more Desmond than Haytham, but that character development for Haytham was actually pretty important. Meh.... This game is about Desmond in my mind(even if the game doesn't show it, I feel that it should have been about Desmond.), screw Haytham.

Assassin_M
11-23-2012, 01:14 PM
The Desmond missions don't have to be boring. If they were really fun, and even if they aren't that fun, I'd have rather had more Desmond than Haytham, but that character development for Haytham was actually pretty important. Meh.... This game is about Desmond in my mind(even if the game doesn't show it, I feel that it should have been about Desmond.), screw Haytham.
Screw Connor and Screw Washington..

and Screw Desmond...I`ll start a petition to remove Haytham from the Prologue of the game

AdrianJacek
11-23-2012, 03:46 PM
http://static.gamesradar.com/images/mb/GamesRadar/us/Features/2009/02/Confusing_game_endings_explained/Assassin's_Creed--article_image.jpg
http://www.assassinscreed.pl/images/photoalbum/album_7/desmond_t2.jpg
http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20101126161549/assassinscreed/images/thumb/e/e2/Zw-acb-desmond-lucy.jpg/640px-Zw-acb-desmond-lucy.jpg
http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110924025706/assassinscreed/images/e/ea/Subject_16_meets_Desmond.png
http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20111012173104/assassinscreed/images/5/5b/Desmond_and_Juno.png
http://www.assassinscreed.pl/images/photoalbum/album_9/xzx_t2.jpg
http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120308064806/assassinscreed/zh/images/thumb/f/f4/Miles-Jupiter.png/640px-Miles-Jupiter.png
http://cdn.gamerant.com/wp-content/uploads/Assassins-Creed-3-Desmond-Vault.jpg
http://cache.g4tv.com/ImageDb3/313996_S/assassins-creed-3-star-desmond-miles-is-into-mma-apparently.jpg
Nothing?

Jexx21
11-23-2012, 04:39 PM
Why do people have to anything and everything as a personal insult? Getting tired of these slapped and punched to my face comments. Was the death of Rikkin promised to us? Nope. Was the total destruction of Templars promised to happen in AC III? Nada. Obviously they didn't kill Rikkin too, because they have bigger designs for the Templars in future ACs and don't want them to be destroyed. Jeez..

Also, and yes this is purely my personal preference, but I'd take more Haytham over boring Desmond missions anyday.

The Desmond missions are actually really awesome.

AdrianJacek
11-23-2012, 04:48 PM
The Desmond missions are actually really awesome.

I think the same. I don't know why but I ALWAYS looked forward for more Desmond. AC2 gets released and I'm like "Ezio, eh? Cool, I guess. Don't know anything about him yet. BUT HOLY S*IT DESMOND! Yeah!" Weird, sure. :P But I really curious where the story would go. And yes - the Escape, Bleeding Effect, The Truth puzzles and the Credits were all awesome for me. Actually I thought the game didn't had enough Desmond (though looking back at it... it might actually be one of main reasons why many people consider AC2 to be the best one...). But hey - AC R&B fixed that issue. :P

Jexx21
11-23-2012, 04:53 PM
AC2 hardly had any Desmond. ACB had a good amount of Desmond. ACR barely had any besides the weird penrose influenced stuff. AC3 has the best Desmond content in the series.

In terms of Desmond content:

AC3
ACB
AC1
ACR
AC2

CalgaryJay
11-23-2012, 05:15 PM
Nice, finally a thread again where we can talk about the end! While playing through story mode I jumped around these threads like landmines, and now that I finally finished a couple days ago, they suddenly all disappeared haha.

I guess I'm just one of a select few who actually liked the ending. I understand how the Desmond fans wouldn't like it, but I was fine with it. How could they ever make another AC if it was a happily ever after ending and the Templars were eliminated?

OriginalMiles
11-23-2012, 05:18 PM
As a Desmond fan, I liked the ending.

CalgaryJay
11-23-2012, 05:22 PM
Ya, after reading post after post the last couple weeks about how AC3's ending is all-time bad, when I finally watched it 2 nights ago I kept expecting something else outrageous to happen. Then the credits started rolling, and I was just like "...that's it?? THAT'S what everyone was howling about??"

Frankly I think it left the door open for some really cool storylines in future AC games, which is one of the reasons I liked it..

pirate1802
11-23-2012, 05:43 PM
Well I might have been over the line in terming them boring (I take it back :D) but like I said it is a matter of personal tastes, if I was to choose between more Desmond and more Haytham I'd choose the later. Because I have a fixation with morally grey characters, if you read my fanfic you'd find the main guy there too is pretty shady. Also I've just played the starting of AC3 so I may not have gotten to the good stuff yet.

AdrianJacek
11-23-2012, 05:46 PM
AC2 hardly had any Desmond. ACB had a good amount of Desmond. ACR barely had any besides the weird penrose influenced stuff. AC3 has the best Desmond content in the series.

In terms of Desmond content:

AC3
ACB
AC1
ACR
AC2
AC2 might not have had a lot of Desmond but what was there I enjoyed quite a bit. And I DO think all 16's puzzles count as Desmond gameplay. So: AC2 had 3 major Desmond parts, one brief cutscene after Sequence 11, 20 puzzles and most of "Inside Animus" dialogue from 2012 buddies out of any of the games (where they actually talked to you).
And I personally enjoyed Desmond's Journey as well. Plus all Shaun, Rebecca and Bill stuff where they didn't know we can hear them.

Dagio12
11-23-2012, 05:51 PM
I would have to agree. Seeing where the story was going, I was never really expecting to see Desmond running around town taking down Templars. Considering where the story was, it always seemed more important at this time, for him to get to the temple and figure out what the TWCB wanted. I thought the his story was well integrated into the games and I was also happy with the ending. I thought it was well done. Sure, it could have been executed and presented a little more exciting, but I thought it was a good ending a smart direction. I dont know what the fuss was all about, I guess I am not sure what people were expecting, but I thought he played his role just fine.

pirate1802
11-23-2012, 05:56 PM
I enjoyed Shaun, Rebecca and Bill's chit chat in Revelations. I also found William to be very interesting. xD His VA is superb.

montagemik
11-23-2012, 06:14 PM
Desmond = Overemphasised & underused .
I mean it didn't take an entire lifetimes worth of experience from Ezio to walk in - Slap less than 50 guards & cause mass suicide with the apple - DID IT ??

Wasted opportunity - very anticlimactic.

ACfan443
11-23-2012, 06:32 PM
Desmond = Overemphasised & underused .
I mean it didn't take an entire lifetimes worth of experience from Ezio to walk in - Slap less than 50 guards & cause mass suicide with the apple - DID IT ??

Wasted opportunity - very anticlimactic.

This.
He was being built up over 5 games to be a master assassin, and all his missions in AC3 just felt either stupid or side quest-like. Don't even get me started on the Abstergo mission, "I'll just casually walk in and kill a load of guys holding sticks" they weren't even armed properly! It was all contrived, lacking and underwhelming, and there was barely any of it. I would have loved to see some proper, well thought out, lengthy and in depth missions. I feel like the devs catered too much for the newcomers and didn't care about Desmond anymore