• Eightboll812 - November 6, 2013 2:44 p.m.

    I don't even want to ask what the attraction is for AC. But I am curious why the appeal of the "historical settings" discussion. Is it that AC is like a history picturette of something, where you feel like you just played an interactive history channel program? Do you finish and think, wow, I didn't know THAT about the American Revolution!! The appeal of the game in general, aside, I'm not seeing why there is so much anxiety over wanting to see such-n-such era AC. It's not like you are getting anything close to something historical, where there really was an assassin running around killing hundreds of people, so why does it matter that it's set in Munster Germany or Druidic times in England, or whatever. I guess I'm trying to understand why there's no demand for a Middle Earth edition, or AC: A Princess of Mars Edition (John Carter), or any other fantasy realm.
  • GamesRadarMikelReparaz - November 6, 2013 3:41 p.m.

    I guess it carries the same appeal that any historical fiction does; it's a chance to be a tourist in re-creations of interesting times and places, seeing real people and events rendered in a relatable (if not completely accurate) way. It's also interactive and filled with conspiracies and murder, which makes the educational aspects go down easier -- and there are plenty of those, whatever you think of the series' approach to realism or historical accuracy. Playing Assassin's Creed II, for example, actually gave me rudimentary understandings of Renaissance-era politics, culture, and architecture that dry school lectures never did. Not many other series do anything even remotely like this, and that's part of AC's charm. The action's an important part of the formula, but less important than the setting and story. An AC set in Middle-earth simply wouldn't be an AC.
  • Eightboll812 - November 6, 2013 8:15 p.m.

    I appreciate the explanation because not having played any of the games, and not being very interested in the genre of game, I am curious but not enough to go buy and play through any of the games. If you can indulge a follow up question, how do you know the politics are being accurately portrayed if there's a lot of licenses being taken. I personally find the hybrid type media (e.g. docu-dramas) to almost be more misleading than useful for learning about a subject because I constantly wonder which part is real and which part is being sensationalized for dramatic effect to keep me entertained. As an example, the movie Argo, I had to go home and google various "facts" to see what was real and what wasn't. You could say, at least the movie peaked my interest, but it does bother me that I might be filing away a piece of history in my brain that is factually incorrect just for the sake of Ben Affleck deciding I needed to be entertained as opposed to getting the story correct. I'm sort of type A, like that. It just bugs me.
  • CrackBabySPORTS - November 25, 2013 6:17 a.m.

    Not to sound like an ass, but I think you're completely missing the point of media entertainment. It's entertainment, in case you missed something there.
  • Eightboll812 - November 25, 2013 8:22 a.m.

    On the contrary, I'm not the one missing this point. To me games that are not categorized as educational, are simply entertainment. I'm responding to the guy who's saying he's learning educational stuff about a historical era, and asking how they know it's not just fictional entertainment like the rest of the game.
  • Nomado - November 6, 2013 1:56 p.m.

    About japanese setting i have an idea. How about AC game taking place during late years of Sengoku era and beginning of Tokugawa shogunatte. In 1532 or 1534 Portuguese first landed in Kyushu island of japan through Goa and Macao. And obviously at that time Portugal was part of Spanish empire but to keep spanish hand away from japanese Portuguese came to term with Jesuits. Community of Jesus?. Spanish to control japan over portugal sent Franciscan order there. In 1600 April first European other than Portuguese and Spanish, William adams english pilot of dutch ship Erasmus A.K.A Hoop landed on japanese shore. But how about William Adams is actually assassin sent to Japan. So that Assassins could keep Templars(portuguese and spanish) away from influencing and helping opposing force Tokugawa Ieyasu from winning war and becoming shogun establishing 250 years lasted Shogunatte. I must also say there is 3 relics of Japanese Emperor. Seems public never seen these 3 relics. Mirror, Jewel, Sword. What if these relics have something to do with these eden thing?(whatever these golden apples etc was) and Templars are trying to get them. But they are kept in Emperor castle in Kyoto. To reach and get them they need access to Kyoto. To reach Kyoto they need first get rid of opposers(thus who is against foreigners influencing) and establish someone as shogun etc bla bla. In game major characters deaths are always tied to historical accuracy. So William Adams comes to japan knows templar plan. Helps Tokugawa ieyasu assassinating his enemy. then goes on until in 1615 William Adams known to japanese Anjin Miura kills lord of Osaka.
  • Evanesco - November 6, 2013 12:53 p.m.

    Why is England not on this list? It's on Abstergo's list....
  • Evanesco - November 6, 2013 12:54 p.m.

    Nevermind. I just want it so bad I thought it was.
  • mothbanquet - November 7, 2013 5:41 a.m.

    The real question is: Elizabethan or Victorian?
  • nick-stancato - November 6, 2013 12:49 p.m.

    I really, really want Roman Egypt, Persia, or Japan. All of those would be awesome (also kinda want to know what the Templars were called before the Knights Templar formed in the Crusades)
  • Silversword - November 6, 2013 12:28 p.m.

    Greek Revolution-1821- could be awsome
  • sotti - November 6, 2013 12:23 p.m.

    I could imagine a WW2 themed AC game.Just think of it,a game with the movement freedom of AC and the shooting of something close to Sniper Elite.Imagine this,rope sliding through warsaw,dropping on a tiger tank,opening the hatch and dropping a grenade
  • milkyleeds - November 5, 2013 7:21 p.m.

    I can't believe no one has suggested the War of the Roses. The location and dates are perfect (15th century England) and the war was fought between two factions (of sorts), just like the Assassins and Templars. If you're struggling to visualise AC: War of the Roses, think Game Of Thrones, the books and series are heavily based on it. Lannister (Lancaster) and Stark (York) represent the two warring houses of the war.
  • MrShroomerson - November 4, 2013 1:04 p.m.

    One thing I saw in ACIV at the Abstergo industries, in a document, was a picture with a cowboy and a hidden blade. That was the coolest thing I have seen in my whole Assassin's Creed. Wild West + AC = Perfect. Imagine running around in the wild west with a hidden blade.. though some people think it's an awful combination. There could also be something with samurais and ninjas and such, in China or Japan. Well, we got plenty of things to choose from. I'm sure something really awesome will be in AC5.
  • system1988 - November 6, 2013 2:11 p.m.

    West is already been done so well in Red Dead Redemption, no need for a hooded fella reaching for his gun.... also the cities in the West at the time were not impressive at all.... still they could make a decent game. What I would really love to see would be a modern day game or (finally) a game with the First Civilization as a setting.
  • a0511 - November 4, 2013 7:56 a.m.

    I would love to see the Hungarian Revolution of 1848. It was one of the many European Revolutions of 1848 and closely linked to other revolutions of 1848 in the Habsburg areas. The revolution in the Kingdom of Hungary grew into a war for independence from the Austrian Empire, ruled by the Habsburg monarchy. Africa - including Egyipt - is a good idea too. What do you think?
  • shooting-harlequin - November 3, 2013 11:37 p.m.

    I would love to see Philippine-Spanish Revolution. There's alot to tackle of and one of my favorite historical tales. Though it's unlikely to have one but, the sense of struggle of Philippines in the Spanish Colonialist as they were been a colony of Spain for more than 300 years, reminds me when I play Assassin's Creed II: Brotherhood. Katipunan as Filipino Assassins, that would be awesome and would be totally another thing for franchise for them to take a non-major Civilization.
  • chris-breseman - October 31, 2013 6:56 a.m.

    So here's the thing... I'm playing ACIV: Black Flag and am BEYOND LOVING it. I can't get enough of it. When I'm not playing it I think about places on the map that I haven't explored yet. And when I do get to explore new places, the FIRST thing I do (if I can) is collect ALL the collectibles then I go about the business at hand in that location. There has been ONE game that made me want to do that before (actually two), they are AC: Brotherhood and AC: Revelations. Both of those had roots down with one character. We came to love Ezio throughout ACII, then we already loved him in Brotherhood and formed a deeper bond with him. Then we got even more attached with Revelations. My point being this: Why the hell do we need to jump around from character to character? Let us form bonds with the ones we like/love. Hell I LOVE playing as Kenway! Let me have more of him before we go on to another linage. I haven't seen the ending of ACIV: Black Flag yet (hell I'm barely 1/4 of the way through it). But I'm sure they left it open enough that Ubisoft could expand upon his world in AC V. Ubisoft has a legitimate hit on their hands here, and they need to see that, and let us play as Kenway one more time. That way we can A) See him more in depth and B) be able to say our "goodbyes" to him without feeling like we were ripped away. I think that's why everyone hated Connor. We had 3 games of Ezio. And we had formed a deep bond with him. While it was definitely time to let go of him, we weren't prepared for it. It was a shock to our systems to see another character after 3 games of Ezio. If we were given two games of Ezio and then another character I think it would've been OK. One game of one character that we love isn't enough though. That's ultimately my point: We are loving Kenway and the setting. Why not expand upon it for one more game (which would be enough), THEN move on to another setting and another character?
  • Eightboll812 - November 6, 2013 2:23 p.m.

    I'm quite sure you will get your wish either as a bunch of DLC or AC4.5, or whatever. Ubi isn't stupid...when they have people hooked, they will continue to feed the machine :-).
  • dylan-duke - October 30, 2013 8:37 a.m.

    mid 19th or 20th century Dublin, Ireland. architecture is really good.
  • LEGOMatrix - October 28, 2013 1:51 a.m.

    Ancient Egypt, ancient Rome, or ancient Greece. I'd like to see the fall of Alexandria.

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