History VideoGame / AssassinsCreedIII

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.
2nd Jan '17 1:45:00 PM SorPepita
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** For [[spoiler: Connor. The Apple and the sky-journeys offers him a sense of power and command that gives him quite a high after his BreakTheCutie in the main game and he is seriously tempted to take the Apple and use it for his own means]]. He turns it down of course.

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** For [[spoiler: Connor. The Apple and the sky-journeys offers offer him a sense of power and command that gives him quite a high after his BreakTheCutie in the main game and he is seriously tempted to take the Apple and use it for his own means]]. He turns it down down, of course.
2nd Jan '17 11:58:10 AM SorPepita
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--> '''King Washington''': Citizens of the United States! I come before you a humbled man. As I look out upon this vast land, I see each of you suffering, yes, suffering! And striving for a better life, a better future, a better America. Each one of you sacrificing, slaving for this great country, for freedom. And I humbly say to you, your sacrifices inspire me! ...Today I announce the great project of this nation. We are mustering vast armies. We are fashioning powerful armadas. We shall soon march upon our great, dark enemy: England! We shall invade her shores and irrigate her fields with blood. English bones shall provide grist for our mills, and her people shall become our slaves. Each of you shall profit from the sweat of their labors! Our nation shall rise to its proper place as the greatest of all: The Most Sovereign Kingdom - The United States of America!

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--> '''King Washington''': Citizens of the United States! I come before you a humbled man. As I look out upon this vast land, I see each of you suffering, yes, suffering! And striving for a better life, a better future, a better America. Each one of you sacrificing, slaving for this great country, for freedom. And I humbly say to you, your sacrifices inspire me! ... Today I announce the great project of this nation. We are mustering vast armies. We are fashioning powerful armadas. We shall soon march upon our great, dark enemy: England! We shall invade her shores and irrigate her fields with blood. English bones shall provide grist for our mills, and her people shall become our slaves. Each of you shall profit from the sweat of their labors! Our nation shall rise to its proper place as the greatest of all: The Most Sovereign Kingdom - The United States of America!
2nd Jan '17 11:54:20 AM SorPepita
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** 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.

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** It's explained by writers and hinted in the expanded backstory of ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIVBlackFlag'' that what we see in the DLC is a "calculation" "calculation", that is 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.
1st Jan '17 2:53:55 PM SorPepita
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** Nearly everything about the game's depiction of the Boston Tea Party is wrong. The game depicts it as a riot in which a few dozen British soldiers get slaughtered. In reality, the destruction of the tea was conducted in near silence, there were no British soldiers present (having been withdrawn to Castle Island after the Boston Massacre in 1770), and nobody was so much as injured

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** Nearly everything about the game's depiction of the Boston Tea Party is wrong. The game depicts it as a riot in which a few dozen British soldiers get slaughtered. In reality, the destruction of the tea was conducted in near silence, there were no British soldiers present (having been withdrawn to Castle Island after the Boston Massacre in 1770), and nobody was so much as injuredinjured.
28th Dec '16 3:37:40 PM Dirtyblue929
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* AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent: This could be TheGame of this trope for the game series, that has followed close to actual history.


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* GameBreakingBug: Episode 1 has a serious one that was never patched. In some games, completing (or even activating) any side activities before finishing the main missions caused the final main mission to become UnwinnableByMistake, as the enemies the player is supposed to intertact with in the mission's first objective do not appear. The only known solution is to delete the save file containing the glitch and, in severe cases, reinstall the entire game.
25th Dec '16 4:01:35 AM MagBas
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* CharacterDerailment:[[invoked]] A rare InUniverse example. [[spoiler:While under the MindControl of Washington's scepter]], each of King Washington's cronies is a twisted opposite-day caricature of their RealLife selves. [[spoiler:The progressive thinker UsefulNotes/BenjaminFranklin is an indecisive idiot fully lacking in conviction, [[{{Turncoat}} Benedict Arnold]] is Washington's lapdog, while [[FourStarBadass Israel Putnam]] is a DirtyCoward who prefers sneak attacks and {{Human Shield}}s to open conflict. Notably, each man becomes aware of what he's become after being killed (or freed, in Franklin's case).]]
20th Dec '16 7:13:01 AM crazysamaritan
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* NoExceptYes: When Connor asks Admiral de Grasse to sail his ships into the New York harbor while flying British flags.

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* NoExceptYes: When DistinctionWithoutADifference: Connor asks Admiral de Grasse to sail his ships into the New York harbor while flying British flags.flags so that he can use artillery on the city (only part of the city).



* NotInThisForYourRevolution: Connor's motivation is to save his people and preserve their land, and he becomes an Assassin to that end. The American Revolution is more of a sidequest to him, and he sides with the Patriots because he believes that they will help him find and defeat the Templars who attacked his village. When he discovers that [[spoiler:George Washington]] ordered the attack, all bets are off[[note]]though he "settles" for abandoning Washington and the American Revolution, though he leaves a parting threat that if Washington or Haytham Kenway try to follow him, much less stop him, he ''will' kill them[[/note]].

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* NotInThisForYourRevolution: Connor's motivation is to save his people and preserve their land, and he becomes an Assassin to that end. The American Revolution is more of a sidequest to him, and he sides with the Patriots because he believes that they will help him find and defeat the Templars who attacked his village. When he discovers that [[spoiler:George Washington]] ordered the attack, all bets are off[[note]]though he "settles" for abandoning Washington and the American Revolution, though he leaves a parting threat that if Washington or Haytham Kenway try to follow him, much less stop him, he ''will' ''will'' kill them[[/note]].
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