Assassin's Creed III - Exploring the Assassins
Assassin's Creed III lead game designer Steve Masters talks us through the three assassins featured in the franchise so far, and just what they've brought to the fight.
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Altaïr Ibn-La'Ahad was the best assassin. Ratonhnhaké:ton(Conor) is the worst assassin in history. He failed everything. lol
Ezio was the best. He was a major babe, he was graceful, he was sexy and he was so polite! Haytham Kenway is second: he is deservedly arrogant, another major babe but so much wasted potential in his story. Altair didn't have much of a story, the best of it seemed to take place in flashbacks in later games - maybe Ubisoft could revisit Altair for more of his life story. The best thing about Ubisofts heroes is that you care about them very much. It drives the game action. Take AC3 - I could not wait to see how Haytham's story would end - I wanted to know why an obvious born assassin would become a templar - and how his little creation would turn out. Hope Ubisoft can continue to come up with compelling stories that keep us following these wonderful heroes for many years to come!!
i'm getting a little bit angry on Gamespot because AC3 only comes out for PD in 20/11 and i want to play it now, and all that videos on AC3 is making me anxious.
I really miss the stealth element of AC1. All that careful planning and approaching. The sudden strike and the escape sequence. Ezio felt like Rambo compared to Altair. With a few exception of course like the Dionysus festivities in AC Brotherhood. I am curious whether Conor in AC3 is stealthy at all. Can not figure out from the reviews.
For me Altair is still the best character.
I think the master full of pride brought down history was a hit for me. Never got to like Ezio...even after 3 games, can't really explain why....there's just something that I do not like.
Looking forward to AC3, hope Connor keeps the flame alive!
For whoever is arguing in the comments about Consoles vs PC.....really again?
Looking forward to playing as Connor. As of now, I got to say that Ezio is my favorite. Dude was a smooth playa lol
@Kiran Raj see ths
Give Ezio or Altair exact same tools as Connor has. They can even match Connor especially Altair. Look at his skills. He can do those things with only 3 equipments, Hidden blade, sword at throwing knife. IMAGINE if all the tools of Connor, is with Altair, Altair would own anyone.
So, basically we've gone from Assassin's Creed to Brawler's Creed 3... ffffffantastic...
I wonder, has anyone though about how Desmond is? Or the main protagonist of the story, and therefore the story itself, are not important anymore?
Next year we will see a new Ubisoft game called "Brawler's Creed: Dissapointment" and the following year the last game of the series (or maybe not): "Brawler's Creed: Deception" wich is what the Assassin's Creed series has become since AC2...
Lol, my comment was removed for using the word spoiler. I didn't even spoil anything though... Because I never affirmed anything that IS, only what ISN'T.
Guess I learned my lesson. No more using the word "spoiler" even on spoiler alerts.
xsonicchaos's comment is what you can call a spoiler.... Yet it's still down there. :/
Is this post going to be deleted now for using the word again?
I wonder how vast the world will be? I'm skeptical that 18th C America is as beautiful as 15th C Italy...
Ezio and Altair are great in their own right, but I have a feeling Connor is going to be my favorite. The setting is the most interesting and relevant (to me) so far. I love his attitude, his history, and his mixture of european and native weaponry, I love the idea of an AC game in an organic environment. Same thing as when Metal Gear Solid finally took it out of the corridors and into the jungle with MGS3. I lost my shit when they finally gave Snake a combat knife and let him climb trees or fade into some tall grass. No matter what, I have a good feeling about this game. It seems to be the ideal progression for the series.
For you guys mocking the pc version. I played all AC games on ps3 and AC, AC2 and AC:R on PC and let me tell you that the games fit both platforms perfectly. The PC version doesn't feel like a bad console-translation at all. No reason to make such claims..
altair was a stereotype.. ezio was not..
altair was purely one-dimensional spouting consistent moods all the time..
ezio was far mor complex in character, carefree from the start turning overly serious as the game progressed, carrying it all throughout the sequels..
bottomline.. ezio was far more interesting.
the gamepay IS different in PC since the game is far FAR smoother therefore more controllable and enjoyable. AC games have always been letdown by the consoles lack of power, running around rome at horrible frames per second totally ruined ac:b for me. Nabbed it off a steam sale last year and played thru the whole lot again. What a difference not only having the superior graphics but SMOOTHE gameplay makes. as well as the usual advantages like no hideously long loading times, Console gamers are really quite deluded these days when they say I want gameplay! when they clearly purchased the console in the first place due to falling for the "MAX TECHNO SKILLZ GRAFFIX!!!" they were advertised as back in the day. 300quid gets you a worthy gaming PC these days. Digital Foundry prooved this with their review system. Never understood ppl wanting to sit 10ft away from the screen either, you miss SO much that way but I guess it hides all the hideous textures that slight bit on consoles :P
Before AC 2 was released, I didn't like Ezio. i just didn't feel like I would like the way they presented Ezio thinking Altair sounds more of a bad ass. It changed after playing AC 2 to death and I started liking Ezio. Not as good as Altair, but not bad either. He was like-able.
After watching this, I am having the same doubts about Connor and hope to be proved wrong yet again! :)
What, no Aveline? LOL. They're killing me with the lack of Liberation info. I'm starting to think it's going to suck, and they don't want us to know that. Though my hope is that they just put all their ad money towards AC3.
@Gblazer01 Hell yes! I still wish we'd had more time with Altair. He was such a cool character, and the assassin that started it all, both in story and franchise terms.
@noigel Wrong. In AC III there are segments where you play as Desmond going out on missions in the modern world.
@Warsilver This comes from someone that has not played yet...but I guess they will try to make up for it with the sea and nature environments. I totally agree that the cities won't be as beautiful.
I can even add a concern of my own....how tall were the buildings on 18th century colonial america? They can't be as tall as the cathedrals we've been climbing the past years...or can they?
@buccomatic I still don't get you.You say Ubisoft is a joke and yet here you say something else.
@punz_ Lips and eyebrows.
Because thats like they're signature scar. Its all in the bloodline of the scar. Desmond = Bar fight; Altair = Fight; Ezio.. = a pebble
Well, the series evolved. If Altair was created in the second game, he would be more dynamic. The first game was an experiment gone right, and for the time he was dynamic, just more subtle and less relate-able than Ezio.
@baszzer Yet Altair was far cooler than Ezio could ever be.Revelations was a very bad and slightly different imagination of who was Altair. The way he was presented in AC 1 was so amazing, so sleek...I honestly think that Neither Ezio , nor Connor could look that cool when they assassinate their targets even when they use like TONS of new gadgets , weapons and contraptions.It's not about evolution, It's about character and what you say about Altair barely represents the that specific character.
Explain someone who waited until this year to buy a console then? Coming from a PC background no less
@highlanderjimd fanboy attack!
@samedizombie Good thing you took the time to comment on a video for it then, huh?
@sk8oridie44 me too mate. I have a feeling its not gonna be the same this time round tho :(
@bonander Don't know if gonna sucks, neither I have a Vita, but gotta agree! The info on Liberation is very little!
@GunEye Master Chief is the future assassin. The templar's have assimilated the covenant.
@TOBIAS_SAIBOT Sorry Tob, I think you got it wrong. I wasn't talking about missions I was talking about the design of the character and his personality.
@rhymesmatter yeah.. altair was actually the coolest among them cept for connor who we haven't got the chance to get our hands on yet, though we cannot still deny the fact that sometimes he was just boring.. not to mention he is mainly a one-sided character.. However, I probably had the best feeling as an assassin with altair. Never had that vibe with ezio though his character was actually more interesting.