History VideoGame / AssassinsCreedIII

4th Jun '17 8:29:15 PM NightShade96
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* RealEventFictionalCause: The Boston Massacre is portrayed as a Templar plot to destabilize the colonies and fan the flames of war.
31st May '17 2:40:05 PM MyFinalEdits
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** The development team went above and beyond the norm for historical events, showing the political figures WartsAndAll and even hiring consultants so they could accurately portray life in a Mohawk village.
*** This includes never actually using the term "Mohawk" to refer to the culture, other than a codex entry explaining the history of the term. It's Kanien'kehá:ka all the way.

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** The development team went above and beyond the norm for historical events, showing the political figures WartsAndAll and even hiring consultants so they could accurately portray life in a Mohawk village.
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village. This includes never actually using the term "Mohawk" to refer to the culture, other than a codex entry explaining the history of the term. It's Kanien'kehá:ka all the way.
31st May '17 2:38:52 PM MyFinalEdits
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* ObviousBeta: The creation of an all-new game engine means that we have all-new bugs to encounter, like floating muskets, disappearing redcoats, Connor's second gun glitching out of existence, all of Connor's tools vanishing between saves, and so on. Some of the sidequests were apparently tacked on at the last minute without being finished too; courier missions and the TwentyBearAsses missions have no in-universe justification whatsoever, just a guy who always says "You have my everlasting gratitude, sir!" ''and nothing else.'' They don't even take the items, so they pretty much gave you 1,000 pounds just to look at them.

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* ObviousBeta: The creation of an all-new game engine means that we have all-new bugs to encounter, like floating muskets, disappearing redcoats, Connor's second gun glitching out of existence, all of Connor's tools vanishing between saves, and so on. Some of the sidequests were apparently tacked on at the last minute without being finished too; courier missions and the TwentyBearAsses missions have no in-universe justification whatsoever, just a guy who always says "You have my everlasting gratitude, sir!" ''and nothing else.'' They don't even take the items, so they pretty much gave you 1,000 pounds just to look at them.



* ZeroEffortBoss: [[spoiler: Both Daniel Cross and Charles Lee]] are killed without an actual fight, despite the large amount of build-up the former gets throughout the series, and the latter being the BigBad of Connor's storyline. Justified in that [[spoiler:Cross is prone to mental freakouts that]] render him unable to fight, something that's been previously established, and [[spoiler:Lee]] isn't an Assassin-level fighter and knows it. The confrontation with [[spoiler:Lee]] is further justified by the fact that [[spoiler:both he and Connor are severely injured]].

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* ZeroEffortBoss: [[spoiler: Both Daniel Cross and Charles Lee]] are killed without an actual fight, despite the large amount of build-up the former gets throughout the series, and the latter being the BigBad of Connor's storyline. Justified in that [[spoiler:Cross is prone to mental freakouts that]] render him unable to fight, something that's been previously established, and [[spoiler:Lee]] isn't an Assassin-level fighter and knows it. The confrontation with [[spoiler:Lee]] is further justified by the fact that [[spoiler:both he and Connor are characters being severely injured]].



* AlternateHistory: An Alternate History of an Alternate History, primarily caused by Washington finding an Apple of Eden and being corrupted by its power.
** It's explained by writers and hinted in the expanded backstory of ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIVBlackFlag'' that what we see in the DLC is a "calculation", that is, the AppliedPhlebotinum of the Apple's TimeyWimeyBall sometimes gives glimpses of possible futures as well as actual ones, with Connor and George merely getting a glimpse of one. Although this isn't without precedent in the series: Desmond describes [[spoiler:his compulsion to kill Lucy]] as an informed decision due to having seen what would have happened otherwise.
* AndIMustScream: It is revealed that pretty much everyone under Washington (including Washington himself) are [[spoiler:under the influence of the Apple. On their deathbed, they seem to finally snap out of it and [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone realize what they have been made to do]].]]

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* AlternateHistory: An Alternate History of an Alternate History, primarily caused by Washington finding an Apple of Eden and being corrupted by its power.
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power. It's explained by writers and hinted in the expanded backstory of ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIVBlackFlag'' that what we see in the DLC is a "calculation", that is, the AppliedPhlebotinum of the Apple's TimeyWimeyBall sometimes gives glimpses of possible futures as well as actual ones, with Connor and George merely getting a glimpse of one. Although this isn't without precedent in the series: Desmond describes [[spoiler:his compulsion to kill Lucy]] as an informed decision due to having seen what would have happened otherwise.
* AndIMustScream: It is revealed that pretty much everyone under Washington (including Washington himself) are [[spoiler:under the influence of the Apple. On their deathbed, they seem to finally snap out of it and [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone realize what they have been made to do]].]]



** The DLC was released just after the announcement of the fourth game so is very obviously a SequelHook.



* NotSoDifferent: A major theme of the DLC. While the Redcoats were the {{Designated Villain}}s of the vanilla game and the rebels were the de facto "good guys", the roles are switched for the DLC. It even goes so far as renaming the Redcoats to the rebels and the ''former'' rebels to '''Blue'''coats. Also, in numerous ways the Bluecoats are actually ''worse''; they carry out executions far more often and frequently cart around captives. Also applicable to major characters; under the influence of the Apple, allies in the vanilla game (e.g. Putnam and Franklin) become villains in the DLC. Averted for Samuel Adams, who is a good guy in both [[AlternateHistory alternative histories]].
** Justified in that Samuel Adams was always against centralized government having too much power. Historically, he was one of the loudest critics of the Constitution and vehemently opposed the creation of a central government. YMMV on your opinion of how justified he was considering at the time he was the Governor of Massachusetts, the most powerful man in Massachusetts under the Articles of Confederation.
** In the final BossFight, King Washington notes this about Connor, wondering if he also covets the same power. Connor, in the King's words, never answers the question. Connor himself seems to get addicted to the power of the sky-journeys and becomes unstable and crazy as the story goes along.

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* NotSoDifferent: A major theme of the DLC. While the Redcoats were the {{Designated Villain}}s of the vanilla game and the rebels were the de facto "good guys", the roles are switched for the DLC. It even goes so far as renaming the Redcoats to the rebels and the ''former'' rebels to '''Blue'''coats. Also, in numerous ways the Bluecoats are actually ''worse''; they carry out executions far more often and frequently cart around captives. Also applicable to major characters; under the influence of the Apple, allies in the vanilla game (e.g. Putnam and Franklin) become villains in the DLC. Averted for Samuel Adams, who is a good guy in both [[AlternateHistory alternative histories]].
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histories]]. It's justified in that Samuel Adams was always against centralized government having too much power. Historically, he was one of the loudest critics of the Constitution and vehemently opposed the creation of a central government. YMMV on your opinion of how justified he was considering at the time he was the Governor of Massachusetts, the most powerful man in Massachusetts under the Articles of Confederation.
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In the final BossFight, King Washington notes this about Connor, wondering if he also covets the same power. Connor, in the King's words, never answers the question. Connor himself seems to get addicted to the power of the sky-journeys and becomes unstable and crazy as the story goes along.
31st May '17 2:34:49 PM MyFinalEdits
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** AthensAndSparta: Colonial Boston with Colonial New York during The American Revolution. In a shocking reversal from the modern era, the former is bigger, richer, and a much more lively area of activity while New York (as it was during the Revolution) is occupied by the British and filled with Loyalist sympathies, so it has a heavier military presence, a much tinier map and more or less a little bland and colorless.

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** * AthensAndSparta: Colonial Boston with Colonial New York during The American Revolution. In a shocking reversal from the modern era, the former is bigger, richer, and a much more lively area of activity while New York (as it was during the Revolution) is occupied by the British and filled with Loyalist sympathies, so it has a heavier military presence, a much tinier map and more or less a little bland and colorless.
31st May '17 10:07:17 AM godzillavkk
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** AthensAndSparta: Colonial Boston with Colonial New York during The American Revolution. In a shocking reversal from the modern era, the former is bigger, richer, and a much more lively area of activity while New York (as it was during the Revolution) is occupied by the British and filled with Loyalist sympathies, so it has a heavier military presence, a much tinier map and more or less a little bland and colorless.
16th Mar '17 7:19:35 AM morenohijazo
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* NextSundayAD: A near literal example. The game was released in North America on October 30, 2012 and Desmond's story opens... in North America, on October 30, 2012.


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* NewYorkIsOnlyManhattan: Connor and Desmond only visit Manhattan, though in the former's case it's justified because during the 18th Century New York City ''was'' comprised solely of what would later be called Lower Manhattan.
* NextSundayAD: A near literal example. The game was released in North America on October 30, 2012 and Desmond's story opens... in North America, on October 30, 2012.
20th Jan '17 1:22:04 PM JulianLapostat
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* MissionCreep: Connor's general mission is to protect his village and people, but then he receives Juno's message to join the Assassins and protect the Key to the Temple. Connor took this to mean that joining the Assassins and fighting the Templars would help his people. And later, he interacted with Patriots and came to see his causes (Protect his Village, Serve as Assassin) entangled with American Independence. This taking of additional duties complicates his adventures and eventually [[spoiler:leads him to confront his overall failure when two of those goals: American Independence and protecting his village, gets compromised by his duty as an Assassin. In the end, Connor came around to Achilles' way of thinking and realized he was too naive and burdened himself with false expectations]].
14th Jan '17 1:44:16 PM Vios
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* MeaningfulBackgrounEvent: As Connor's being led to the noose in Sequence 8, his Assassin recruits can be seen moving about the crow. Not that they actually ''help'', mind.

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* MeaningfulBackgrounEvent: MeaningfulBackgroundEvent: As Connor's being led to the noose in Sequence 8, his Assassin recruits can be seen moving about the crow. Not that they actually ''help'', mind.
14th Jan '17 6:19:20 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* NotSoDifferent: [[spoiler:While all the games in the series have suggested that the Templars and Assassins seek similar goals with similar deadly means, this game makes it very blatant in various ways. For instance, you might not even realize you're playing as the Templars during the first three chapters of the game because they operate similarly to the Assassins and are led by a reasonable and affable anti-villain. Templar Haytham and Assassin Connor even team up while their interests align, and both Connor and Desmond contemplate a Templar-Assassin alliance to accomplish more together. In fact both sides are backing the rebels, although for near opposite reasons. Furthermore, the game is quick to point out that the Patriots aren't the perfect good guys either, with their actions benefiting whites but doing little for or even harming blacks and Native Americans. By the epilogue, Connor seems disillusioned with Commander Washington and the Patriot cause, disgusted by their railing against oppression whilst still supporting slavery and driving the natives out of their homelands]].

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* NotSoDifferent: [[spoiler:While all the games in the series have suggested that the Templars and Assassins seek similar goals with similar deadly means, this game makes it very blatant in various ways. For instance, you might not even realize you're playing as the Templars during the first three chapters of the game because they operate similarly to the Assassins and are led by a reasonable and affable anti-villain. In-universe Desmond doesn't, and has a minor freakout when it becomes clear. Templar Haytham and Assassin Connor even team up while their interests align, and both Connor and Desmond contemplate a Templar-Assassin alliance to accomplish more together. In fact both sides are backing the rebels, although for near opposite reasons. Furthermore, the game is quick to point out that the Patriots aren't the perfect good guys either, with their actions benefiting whites but doing little for or even harming blacks and Native Americans. By the epilogue, Connor seems disillusioned with Commander Washington and the Patriot cause, disgusted by their railing against oppression whilst still supporting slavery and driving the natives out of their homelands]].
2nd Jan '17 3:59:55 PM SorPepita
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* NotHimself: Everyone serving under Washington, as well as Washington himself, due to the Apple. When they are freed of its influence, they are horrified by the actions they have committed. [[spoiler: Benjamin Franklin is the only one lucky enough to be free and still be alive. It's also interesting to note that with his dying breaths King Washington does not express remorse like the others but rather grasps for the Apple and dies on his throne]].
* NoodleIncident: For Xbox 360 players (and PC players who didn't buy the Steam Digital Deluxe Edition) who didn't get to play the Benedict Arnold missions, Connor's referencing their previous encounter will seem like this to those players.



* NoodleIncident: For Xbox 360 players (and PC players who didn't buy the Steam Digital Deluxe Edition) who didn't get to play the Benedict Arnold missions, Connor's referencing their previous encounter will seem like this to those players.
* NotHimself: Everyone serving under Washington, as well as Washington himself, due to the Apple. When they are freed of its influence, they are horrified by the actions they have committed. [[spoiler: Benjamin Franklin is the only one lucky enough to be free and still be alive. It's also interesting to note that with his dying breaths King Washington does not express remorse like the others but rather grasps for the Apple and dies on his throne]].



** In the final BossFight, King Washington notes this about Connor, wondering if he also covets the same power. Connor in the King's words, never answers the question. Connor himself seems to get addicted to the power of the sky-journeys and becomes unstable and crazy as the story goes along.

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** In the final BossFight, King Washington notes this about Connor, wondering if he also covets the same power. Connor Connor, in the King's words, never answers the question. Connor himself seems to get addicted to the power of the sky-journeys and becomes unstable and crazy as the story goes along.
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