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rob.davies2014
08-24-2014, 12:34 AM
Hi everyone,

The world of Assassin's Creed is so cool because it spans the whole of the globe and the whole of history. There are so many stories to tell about Assassins and Templars from so many different historical settings.

Ubisoft recently released Assassin's Creed: Memories which is an ok game. The game is mediocre in my opinion but what's really coola bout it is that it has introduced a few new Assassins from entirely new periods.

Examples;

William of Cassingham and Robert Fitzwalter from medieval England;

http://img4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20140823013731/assassinscreed/images/thumb/7/79/William_of_Cassingham.png/410px-William_of_Cassingham.png
http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20140822182422/assassinscreed/images/thumb/f/ff/ACM-Robert_Fitzwalter.png/250px-ACM-Robert_Fitzwalter.png

Hattori Hanzo from Japan's Sengoku period;
http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20140822202934/assassinscreed/images/thumb/c/c5/ACM-Hattori_Hanzo.png/250px-ACM-Hattori_Hanzo.png

These cool looking people;
http://images.eurogamer.net/2013/articles/1/7/0/2/2/9/3/assassins-creed-memories-is-out-now-on-ios-1408639273076.jpg

And I'm sure there are many more to come.

The problem with Memories is that whilst it has introduced some new Assassins to us, it's quite limited in terms of telling us about the lives of these characters.
That's why I propose that Ubisoft bring back Project Legacy or create something similar which is able to tell the stories of the Assassin Templar war across time.
Project Legacy was awesome because we found out about all these new characters in new settings quickly and it really fleshed out the universe.
I think the franchise would benefit from something similar.
It could also help Ubisoft map out and strengthen the overarching story of the franchise. (i.e. they can reference in a game characters that exist in another area or existed a 100 years or so before the game's setting, and then later when we find out about these people it won't feel like they were just added on later - like Shay being absent from AC3).

What do you guys think?

HDinHB
08-24-2014, 01:26 AM
First, the Robin Hood/Legolas guy looks cool, I want that game. Second, the broadsword/chainmail dude wins the prize for least subtle Assassin symbol in a universe full of unsubtle symbols. Third, who knew Hanzō was an Assassin?

Project Legacy had some good stories, like the saga of Giovanni Borgia, but the game aspect got repetitive, and I think Ubi was limited with what they could inside the Facebook framework. Did you join the Initiates (https://acinitiates.com/#!/faq)? It had the story-telling aspect of Legacy (and much of the Legacy content), it's own Lost Memories game, missions and progress tracking that tied into the mainline games, updates on modern day Assassins, and a reasonably friendly community. A year ago they used Initiates to introduce the Golden Age of Piracy, including many historical characters from the game. By now, they should be doing the same thing with the French Revolution and Great Auks, but it's still "down for maintenance."

rickprog
08-24-2014, 02:20 AM
Yup, Initiates is it. Since it also provides missions to do in the game as well, which are usually just a set of things you have to do in order to level up on Initiates, I'm fairly sure it'll be very relevant in Unity, to say the least. It's a good strategy, I think, because it helps Ubisoft at making the whole AC lore (or most of it) available on the Initiates database. However, I hope the maintenance they are doing has a lot more to do with reorganizing the site and making it more intuitive and user-friendly.

Locopells
08-24-2014, 04:26 AM
First, the Robin Hood/Legolas guy looks cool, I want that game.

Would be interesting to see given how all the RH legends are set during the Crusades, when the Assassins are still based in Syria...