Assassin's Creed set in China would be a breath of fresh air

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#1 Posted by XVision84 (13985 posts) -

CPHOg

http://gamingbolt.com/this-is-how-assassins-creed-4-will-look-if-it-is-set-in-china

Go to the link for all the concept arts, all beautifully made by ChaoyuanXu from Deviant Art.

It would be absolutely perfect, the culture, the story, there is so much potential. Plus there is the use of martial arts, it could be a great Assassin's Creed game. Well, only if Ubisoft doesn't mess it up (if they ever do end up making it). Come on Ubisoft, there is no viable reason NOT to make an AC game set in Asia.

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#2 Posted by nekrothing (387 posts) -

China, along with Japan, would be terribly boring. Those two locations have been done to death. How about something new?

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#3 Posted by clyde46 (49047 posts) -

China, along with Japan, would be terribly boring. Those two locations have been done to death. How about something new?

nekrothing
How about Africa?
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#4 Posted by IgGy621985 (5438 posts) -

Some incredible artwork there. It would be really cool

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#5 Posted by locopatho (22911 posts) -
Yeah I'd love one in China. Visit the snowy mountains of Tibet and the vast plains of Mongolia too :D
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#7 Posted by _Cadbury_ (2936 posts) -
Assassins Creed in China would be.... Assassins Creed, in China.
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#8 Posted by CheckOfMates (25 posts) -
Too bad the creative director is an ass who won't let that happen.
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#9 Posted by TheEroica (16824 posts) -

Arent we gonna get a war of 1812 game when Connor is old? a la Brotherhood and Revelations? if he is in his 20's during AC3, the war ended in 1783 I believe, he'd be in his mid to late 50's in the war of 1812.

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#10 Posted by crimsonman1245 (4253 posts) -

Ok, someone needs to hire this artist, thats amazing work.

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#11 Posted by nekrothing (387 posts) -

[QUOTE="nekrothing"]

China, along with Japan, would be terribly boring. Those two locations have been done to death. How about something new?

clyde46

How about Africa?

Better, but from what I hear Ubisoft is thinking about having India as the next AC location, which I think would be nice. It's a location that doesn't get a lot of exposure in gaming, outside of the occasional RTS game.

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#12 Posted by XVision84 (13985 posts) -

I love it so much, ima sig this.

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#13 Posted by ClassicRockFTW (1106 posts) -

No it wouldn't.

Its going to be a tenchu clone

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#14 Posted by IgGy621985 (5438 posts) -

I guess anything can go uless it's modern day.

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#15 Posted by fragile_soul (117 posts) -
It would look better in Indonesia. A land with many cultures from Asian to Melanesian Papuan that was colonised by Europeans. Since Desmond is mostly caucasian. It would tied to the story.
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#16 Posted by padaporra (3505 posts) -

Any setting that is not West is boring. Revelation went as far East as any AC game should go.

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#17 Posted by IgGy621985 (5438 posts) -

Any setting that is not West is boring.

padaporra

Can you elaborate?

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#18 Posted by dream431ca (10165 posts) -

Assassin's Creed should go away for a couple years. Come back when they have some new ideas. The series is so stale right now.

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#19 Posted by killzowned24 (7345 posts) -
I wish they would kill it and start something better. AC3 was boring as hell!!!
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#20 Posted by clyde46 (49047 posts) -
I remember the day when AC was announced for the 360.
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#21 Posted by Clock-w0rk (3378 posts) -

That would be amazing IF they pretty much changed everything about the game apart from the parkour.

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#22 Posted by FastEddie2121 (3081 posts) -

Very cool article about an ancient Chinese pyramid tomb. Don't forget the army of life size teracotta statues as well. Uber potential lore/history for the devs to explore.

whoa

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#23 Posted by gamefan67 (10034 posts) -
Would be a better location then Japan imo.
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#24 Posted by GD1551 (9645 posts) -

China, along with Japan, would be terribly boring. Those two locations have been done to death. How about something new?

nekrothing

lol really? The last game I remember in China was Sleeping Dogs and I don't really know of too many in japan.

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#25 Posted by ReadingRainbow4 (18733 posts) -

China, along with Japan, would be terribly boring. Those two locations have been done to death. How about something new?

nekrothing

Name the games?

I can think of tenchu which did assasinations and that's it.

And I would greatly welcome a new tenchu game that didn't suck.

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#26 Posted by tagyhag (15869 posts) -
I understand people not wanting Japan but China could definitely work, especially if they bring a bigger emphasis to stealth like they should.
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#27 Posted by ReadingRainbow4 (18733 posts) -

Actually I would like the entire franchsize to just die, start over with a new IDEA but similar gameplay.

enough of this BS assassin vs. templars crap, it's worn out it's welcome.

Perhaps set it in a setting of political intrigue while keeping the supernatural Pissing contest to a minimum.

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#28 Posted by GD1551 (9645 posts) -

Actually I would like the entire franchsize to just die, start over with a new IDEA but similar gameplay.

Perhaps set it in a setting of political intrigue while keeping the supernatural Pissing contest to a minimum.

ReadingRainbow4

Watch Dogs? haha

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#29 Posted by ReadingRainbow4 (18733 posts) -

[QUOTE="ReadingRainbow4"]

Actually I would like the entire franchsize to just die, start over with a new IDEA but similar gameplay.

Perhaps set it in a setting of political intrigue while keeping the supernatural Pissing contest to a minimum.

GD1551

Watch Dogs? haha

I'd like either a feudal japan setting or ancient china honestly.

Actually, if they implemented the supernatural like the thief series did for example, I wouldn't have a problem with it.

Tenchu did it also, the graveyard level with the undead.

But keep it at a minimum, none of this Stupid crap about pieces of eden anymore.

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#30 Posted by crimsonman1245 (4253 posts) -

Does anyone else think the franchise needs a good 2-3 year break? This is coming from a big AC fan.

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#31 Posted by dream431ca (10165 posts) -

Does anyone else think the franchise needs a good 2-3 year break? This is coming from a big AC fan.

crimsonman1245

That what I was saying :P

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#32 Posted by crimsonman1245 (4253 posts) -

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Does anyone else think the franchise needs a good 2-3 year break? This is coming from a big AC fan.

dream431ca

That what I was saying :P

Yeah, they are to focused on the short term though, they get 8 million sales a year from it and they dont want to stop. If they play their cards right this franchise can go on for another 25+ years. If they keep making mistakes, it could be like Tony Hawk or Guitar Hero.

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#33 Posted by ReadingRainbow4 (18733 posts) -

[QUOTE="dream431ca"]

[QUOTE="crimsonman1245"]

Does anyone else think the franchise needs a good 2-3 year break? This is coming from a big AC fan.

crimsonman1245

That what I was saying :P

Yeah, they are to focused on the short term though, they get 8 million sales a year from it and they dont want to stop. If they play their cards right this franchise can go on for another 25+ years. If they keep making mistakes, it could be like Tony Hawk or Guitar Hero.

It's currently heading towards tonyhawk territory.

They really need to either give this series a break, or start over with a new assassin. Desmond is old and tired and by the looks of it dead.

If they did china I would really hope they would go with the guy that did the Main leads voice for Sleeping dogs, he really did a great job.

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#34 Posted by Zeviander (9503 posts) -
I find it funny people think AC could ever be "fresh" after the milking it sustained this gen. Then again, after the first game, all they really did was toss in a bunch of unrelated minigames to pad out the length of the games. If they were to take The Secret Crusade and turn it into a game, I'd buy it.
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#35 Posted by ninjapirate2000 (3347 posts) -

How about Assassins Creed set in Wyoming?

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#36 Posted by dream431ca (10165 posts) -

How about Assassins Creed set in Wyoming?

ninjapirate2000

DAY F'n 1!

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#37 Posted by PhazonBlazer (12010 posts) -

Here's an idea I heard from a Reddit comment. They could do an Assassin's Creed in Victorian England starring Jack the Ripper as the Assassin. Basically everything that people think he did was actually Templar propaganda.

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#38 Posted by mems_1224 (56628 posts) -
taking a year or two off to release a quality game would be a breath of fresh air. One set in japan would be dope though.
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#39 Posted by PhazonBlazer (12010 posts) -

taking a year or two off to release a quality game would be a breath of fresh air. One set in japan would be dope though. mems_1224

It would be awesome if they would give it a break, I just don't see it happening until the franchise becomes unpopular. Assassin's Creed is Ubisoft's Call of Duty and they make tons of money off of it.

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#40 Posted by HaloinventedFPS (4736 posts) -

Russia

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#41 Posted by mems_1224 (56628 posts) -

[QUOTE="mems_1224"]taking a year or two off to release a quality game would be a breath of fresh air. One set in japan would be dope though. PhazonBlazer

It would be awesome if they would give it a break, I just don't see it happening until the franchise becomes unpopular. Assassin's Creed is Ubisoft's Call of Duty and they make tons of money off of it.

yea, its a shame too because the yearly releases have already started to affect the quality of the games.
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#42 Posted by crimsonman1245 (4253 posts) -

[QUOTE="PhazonBlazer"]

[QUOTE="mems_1224"]taking a year or two off to release a quality game would be a breath of fresh air. One set in japan would be dope though. mems_1224

It would be awesome if they would give it a break, I just don't see it happening until the franchise becomes unpopular. Assassin's Creed is Ubisoft's Call of Duty and they make tons of money off of it.

yea, its a shame too because the yearly releases have already started to affect the quality of the games.

100% agree.

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#43 Posted by osirisx3 (2113 posts) -

Maos assassin killing for communism

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#44 Posted by Granny_Spanked (1341 posts) -

[QUOTE="GD1551"]

[QUOTE="ReadingRainbow4"]

Actually I would like the entire franchsize to just die, start over with a new IDEA but similar gameplay.

Perhaps set it in a setting of political intrigue while keeping the supernatural Pissing contest to a minimum.

ReadingRainbow4

Watch Dogs? haha

I'd like either a feudal japan setting or ancient china honestly.

Actually, if they implemented the supernatural like the thief series did for example, I wouldn't have a problem with it.

Tenchu did it also, the graveyard level with the undead.

But keep it at a minimum, none of this Stupid crap about pieces of eden anymore.

As much as I don't like the stupid eden crap, it really wouldn't make much sense to take it out now.
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#45 Posted by Rocker6 (13358 posts) -

[QUOTE="PhazonBlazer"]

[QUOTE="mems_1224"]taking a year or two off to release a quality game would be a breath of fresh air. One set in japan would be dope though. mems_1224

It would be awesome if they would give it a break, I just don't see it happening until the franchise becomes unpopular. Assassin's Creed is Ubisoft's Call of Duty and they make tons of money off of it.

yea, its a shame too because the yearly releases have already started to affect the quality of the games.

Definitely this... the franchise fatigue is already kicking in for me, and the fact how AC3 has plenty of dumb design decisions makes things even worse...

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#46 Posted by Sushiglutton (6747 posts) -
[QUOTE="Rocker6"]

[QUOTE="mems_1224"][QUOTE="PhazonBlazer"]

It would be awesome if they would give it a break, I just don't see it happening until the franchise becomes unpopular. Assassin's Creed is Ubisoft's Call of Duty and they make tons of money off of it.

yea, its a shame too because the yearly releases have already started to affect the quality of the games.

Definitely this... the franchise fatigue is already kicking in for me, and the fact how AC3 has plenty of dumb design decisions makes things even worse...

Yeah the mission design and pacing of the campaign are both hideous. After playing the first 10h I even made a "wtf is going on here"-thread in SW :P. Walk, press B to interact, walk, press B to interact, short tutorial, walk, walk, B to interact for like 10h (and having finished the game not much else was going on).They introduced a new none-exciting mechanic in every single mission complete with tutorials and handholding. It's the worst campaign for any game I have ever played I think.
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#47 Posted by XVision84 (13985 posts) -

Actually I would like the entire franchsize to just die, start over with a new IDEA but similar gameplay.

enough of this BS assassin vs. templars crap, it's worn out it's welcome.

Perhaps set it in a setting of political intrigue while keeping the supernatural Pissing contest to a minimum.

ReadingRainbow4

I completely agree with you, but the devs simply won't do it. They convoluted the story so much, and made the sci-fi elements become even more annoying as the games progress. The Desmond parts were terrible ever since the beginning, but the devs keep cinging to it. Sadly it seems like creating a good and meaningful story is a rarity in gaming. That's where Assassin's Creed really fails. Not only that, but they seem to have a really hard time understanding that nobody wants countering for combat. Literally all you do is counter. With Assassin's Creed III they raved on about some totally new combat system that's way improved and built from the ground up, well guess what Ubisoft, it's still 99% countering! Only this time, they made it use less buttons.

It just frustrates me when devs don't listen to feedback from their fans or community, the same thing happened with Elder Scrolls. People ask for better combat, but instead they keep it as the same old hack and slash. I don't expect anything better from the next Assassin's Creed game or the next Elder Scrolls game, which is a shame because there's a lot of potential there. We need another dev to step up and make a game like Assassin's Creed done right, you know, with actual stealth. It's not a stealth assassination if you take on an entire army to get to the target, Ubisoft.

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#48 Posted by OB-47 (10909 posts) -

I'm more keen on the Indian setting

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#49 Posted by XVision84 (13985 posts) -

[QUOTE="mems_1224"][QUOTE="PhazonBlazer"]

It would be awesome if they would give it a break, I just don't see it happening until the franchise becomes unpopular. Assassin's Creed is Ubisoft's Call of Duty and they make tons of money off of it.

Rocker6

yea, its a shame too because the yearly releases have already started to affect the quality of the games.

Definitely this... the franchise fatigue is already kicking in for me, and the fact how AC3 has plenty of dumb design decisions makes things even worse...

Yes, definitely. I was so hyped for Assassin's Creed III because it seemed like they finally fixed everything wrong with AC III, and that supposed 3 year development time, but nope. Same old horrid AI, bad combat, only this time they added terrible framerates and terrible draw distance. They said that they're not going to stop though, so expect another AC game in 2013. And let's not get started on the stealth. I don't get it, Far Cry 3 is also from Ubisoft yet the stealth and AI in that game is great. Can they seriously not just...take it from Far Cry 3, and...incorporate it in Assassin's Creed?

Seriously, if they made an Assassin's Creed game with actual assassin's (not demi-gods that auto-counter entire armies), actual stealth (run up to target in middle of crowd and stab does not = stealth), a meaningful story, no (or very minimum) sci-fi, and all set in an interesting time period (Asia, India, etc.), then I would cry with joy. But until then, I am never buying an Assassin's Creed game again.

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#50 Posted by XVision84 (13985 posts) -

Here's an idea I heard from a Reddit comment. They could do an Assassin's Creed in Victorian England starring Jack the Ripper as the Assassin. Basically everything that people think he did was actually Templar propaganda.

PhazonBlazer

Nah, apparently Ubisoft has something against fresh ideas and quality story telling. Fans have been tossing them all sorts of brilliant ideas ever since the first AC game, and the best they could come up with was connor in AC III. Same story of a guy that has a sad thing happen to him and turns him into an assassin.