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BabyKobes
01-15-2014, 11:21 PM
So it seems there's a lot of threads about ninjas creed, cowboys creed, ect....but how bout Vikings. I think they could make something very interesting, also last year I was watching a show called Vikings on the history channel and I couldn't help but thinking of assassins creed when watching it. So what's your thoughts on a viking assassins creed?

RinoTheBouncer
01-15-2014, 11:26 PM
I’m not really fond of that era because I guess it’s done way too much in films. I personal prefer a Sumerian setting because that’s rarely done and it’s highly related to a lot of Ancient Astronauts theory which the games are heavily influenced by. However, I think a Vikings setting could be good if there was a good justification for it. I mean, I felt like the whole Observatory thing was just forced into the game story. I’d love to have a really good reason for us to visit each period and it goes hand in hand with a solid present day story.

BabyKobes
01-15-2014, 11:32 PM
I’m not really fond of that era because I guess it’s done way too much in films. I personal prefer a Sumerian setting because that’s rarely done and it’s highly related to a lot of Ancient Astronauts theory which the games are heavily influenced by. However, I think a Vikings setting could be good if there was a good justification for it. I mean, I felt like the whole Observatory thing was just forced into the game story. I’d love to have a really good reason for us to visit each period and it goes hand in hand with a solid present day story.

Yeah I'm hoping there gonna go farther back to a Sumerian setting also but my top is probably Vikings, Egypt, japan/ china, and Sumeria

acbrother17
01-15-2014, 11:32 PM
Interesting Idea, but idk alot of the viking area. what interesting events happen that can be use to develop a assassins story in. I can imagine the protagonist though. A real brute fighting in brutal combat, but cant imagine alot of stealth for a viking assassin. And you know alot of people will be whining (a more pleasant term) about that.

RinoTheBouncer
01-15-2014, 11:34 PM
Yeah I'm hoping there gonna go farther back to a Sumerian setting also but my top is probably Vikings, Egypt, japan/ china, and Sumeria

I like Ancient Egypt too. In fact, I’m with the idea of going to ANY period in BC. China and Japan are good too, like my 2nd or 3rd most favorite locations after the Sumerian and Ancient Egyptian setting. I wanna see what the creed looked like before Altair and see the assassins using their skills and primitive-yet-effective weapons to fight rather than fancy guns.

phoenix-force411
01-15-2014, 11:35 PM
Well, maybe we get to see Toothless the dragon.

BabyKobes
01-15-2014, 11:35 PM
Interesting Idea, but idk alot of the viking area. what interesting events happen that can be use to develop a assassins story in. I can imagine the protagonist though. A real brute fighting in brutal combat, but cant imagine alot of stealth for a viking assassin. And you know alot of people will be whining (a more pleasant term) about that.

Yeah that's my problem also I want him to be huge boss with a huge axe but that wouldn't work to well for stealth....

RinoTheBouncer
01-15-2014, 11:37 PM
Well, maybe we get to see Toothless the dragon.

OMG that’s exactly what I thought when I saw this thread, at first!
I LOVE TOOTHLESS!

BabyKobes
01-15-2014, 11:39 PM
http://th09.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/i/2013/364/8/5/art_trade_wip1_assassin_toothless_by_whatsinaname9 9-d704j3q.jpg

phoenix-force411
01-15-2014, 11:44 PM
http://th09.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/i/2013/364/8/5/art_trade_wip1_assassin_toothless_by_whatsinaname9 9-d704j3q.jpg
http://i1.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/000/581/273/6aa.png

RinoTheBouncer
01-15-2014, 11:46 PM
http://th09.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/i/2013/364/8/5/art_trade_wip1_assassin_toothless_by_whatsinaname9 9-d704j3q.jpg

THIS IS PHENOMENAL!
OMG I love it.

silvermercy
01-16-2014, 12:09 AM
Lately I'm finding myself becoming very fond of that historic period and The Vikings. :) But I don't think it would be in the next one or two ACs. Perhaps AC7.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0O5KkDZD4HE

Vikings raiding British monasteries... Hmm... Sounds like a nice future Templar plot!

Calrid
01-16-2014, 12:23 AM
One thing I do know and I know it well is you can't please all of the people all of the time. I like the idea though. If I have to read one more whine about how ACIV hasn't got enough Templar v Assassins stuff I will cry. They're Pirates, they have only one interest, themselves,they are anarchists and hedonists. You couldn't be a pirate and suddenly go, oh yeah I get the cause let's save the world, you set out to debauch your way across the Spanish Main, what on Earth would some lame creed mean to a man who has only one creed, anarchy by "democracy", the people wants what they want, and of course what I can get by my own hand is good and all that matters, if I have to I will work with someone only until I can work without them. Do people just not get pirates at all? Live fast die young and leave a scurvy riddled corpse. :)

Anyway, I think it'll be something in the 19th century next, although I would prefer they go back to the beginning of the order 80000 years ago and explain how the Assassins came to be and the Templars, but meh I wont be bothered too much if they don't. They seem to be doing a very good job without my half baked input from a position of ignorance. :)

Tjomsasen
01-16-2014, 12:50 AM
Oh, wow! I was just about to make a thread about the exact same thing. I've been watching Vikings. Those who are doubting the original poster should really watch the show. You'll be on board soon enough.

BabyKobes
01-16-2014, 01:10 AM
This is basically how I imagine a Viking Assassin and how I would want one to behttp://yngvill.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/VikingAssassin.jpg

roostersrule2
01-16-2014, 01:13 AM
ACVikings

Megas_Doux
01-16-2014, 01:39 AM
This is basically how I imagine a Viking Assassin and how I would want one to behttp://yngvill.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/VikingAssassin.jpg


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMFvahxi138

With that music as soundtrack, at least the first minutes :P

DinoSteve1
01-16-2014, 01:42 AM
I going to just leave this here


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFFxiPegAE0

DinoSteve1
01-16-2014, 01:43 AM
and this here because you can only post one video in a post


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXOej9DUHJ4

Calrid
01-16-2014, 02:06 AM
There's only one image of a hero I know who is Viking and that is the Geat Beowulf.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pySQEbpNoKM

An old saga but a good one. Skip to 3:26 mins in for the action. :)

"I am ripper, tearer, slasher, gouger; I am the teeth in the darkness the talons in the night, mine is strength and lust and power. I am Beowulf!"

Ok it's not history it's a Viking tale, told in Anglo Saxon, for a dark age audience, but it certainly gives you an idea of the sort of people Vikings considered heroes. :)

Incidentally if you do watch it: pintel is old English for the male member. :)

DinoSteve1
01-16-2014, 02:08 AM
I know its animated but Angelina Jolie in that film.

RoBg03
01-16-2014, 02:35 AM
Although i like the time period, i think the cities would kinda suck...and i think the vikings were more interested in direct combat and glory than assassination....but who knows.

Calrid
01-16-2014, 02:36 AM
I know its animated but Angelina Jolie in that film.

Yeah she is as Grendel's mother. That woman could give a bone to any old dog, just with her voice, tail or not. :)

BabyKobes
01-16-2014, 02:37 AM
Although i like the time period, i think the cities would kinda suck...and i think the vikings were more interested in direct combat and glory than assassination....but who knows.

Cities probably look like thishttp://www.hurstwic.org/history/articles/daily_living/pix/town_sketch.jpg

BabyKobes
01-16-2014, 02:40 AM
There would probably be somehttp://www.history.com/s3static/video-thumbnails/AETN-History_VMS/465/638/History_Vikings_Viking_Ships_SF_HD_still_624x352.j pg more hunting and some epic ship battles

Calrid
01-16-2014, 02:40 AM
Although i like the time period, i think the cities would kinda suck...and i think the vikings were more interested in direct combat and glory than assassination....but who knows.

That's a good point but what about the cities in ACIII. I mean Indian villages? you can bring anyone into a story if you try hard enough. And the Vikings of course travelled across Europe and beyond. Trading with people from England to what was Persia and is now Iran. :)

RoBg03
01-16-2014, 02:47 AM
That's a good point but what about the cities in ACIII. I mean Indian villages? you can bring anyone into a story if you try hard enough. And the Vikings of course travelled across Europe and beyond. Trading with people from England to what was Persia and is now Iran. :)

thats a good point, they did have some range...but i don't think they stayed in those places too long. maybe you could be an agent of a viking king in some way, traveling to the medieval cities of europe to complete various tasks.

Calrid
01-16-2014, 02:51 AM
Have you ever seen the 13th warrior it is the story of Beowulf told from an Arab perspective. They were perhaps the greatest seafarers of their age. I agree it could work but it would need to be like Ratonhnhakéton was in ACIII, done with all due consideration in a way that brought the Viking in.

BabyKobes
01-16-2014, 02:51 AM
I think we're on to something...

DinoSteve1
01-16-2014, 02:51 AM
I think the Viking also raided cites up and down the Mediterranean and they also got as far as Rome.

Calrid
01-16-2014, 02:56 AM
They did they sailed down the rivers of Europe and made it as far as the Arabian coast.


I think we're on to something...

I think we are, but then they could do any time period really and make it work, just needs a bit of artistic license. :)

BabyKobes
01-16-2014, 02:58 AM
That would be awesome having an AC were you could visit cities all over the world and you could buy different outfits and weapons in those certain places

RoBg03
01-16-2014, 03:05 AM
That would be awesome having an AC were you could visit cities all over the world and you could buy different outfits and weapons in those certain places

that'd be cool, accept it took a long time to get around back then. it would all have to be linear...you wouldn't be able to hop between locations whenever you wanted.

BabyKobes
01-16-2014, 03:07 AM
that'd be cool, accept it took a long time to get around back then. it would all have to be linear...you wouldn't be able to hop between locations whenever you wanted.

Oh yeah.....I guess I didn't think about that

Calrid
01-16-2014, 06:22 PM
I think the Viking also raided cites up and down the Mediterranean and they also got as far as Rome.

They got as far as the Arabian areas in Palestine and of course famously to what would be Canada and America.

They sailed down rivers and ported the ship, luckilly there are water ways that can take you pretty much from the baltic to the mediterranean without having to portage at all or much, (Portage: literally rolled it across land to another water way until they hit the Mediterranean) and then sailed wherever they could in the placid waters.