History VideoGame / AssassinsCreedUnity

9th Jan '17 10:44:03 PM rmctagg09
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* RealityEnsues: Arno [[spoiler:blows his chance to catch Germain in order to save Élise, ignoring her pleas not to. Rather than thankful she is outraged that he let personal feelings get in the way of completing their objective. Leaving Germain free to continue his plans.]]
** [[spoiler: Arno's blatant disregard for the brotherhood council's orders to pursue his personal vendetta also gets him exiled from the brotherhood.]]

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Arno [[spoiler:blows his chance to catch Germain in order to save Élise, ignoring her pleas not to. Rather than thankful she is outraged that he let personal feelings get in the way of completing their objective. Leaving objective, leaving Germain free to continue his plans.]]
** [[spoiler: Arno's blatant disregard for the brotherhood council's Brotherhood Council's orders to pursue his personal vendetta also gets him exiled from the brotherhood.]]
9th Jan '17 8:25:38 PM PlasmaTalon
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* RealityEnsues: Arno [[spoiler:blows his chance to catch Germain in order to save Élise, ignoring her pleas not to. Rather than thankful she is outraged that he let personal feelings get in the way of completing their objective. Leaving Germain free to continue his plans.]]
** [[spoiler: Arno's blatant disregard for the brotherhood council's orders to pursue his personal vendetta also gets him exiled from the brotherhood.]]
30th Dec '16 1:47:40 PM SorPepita
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--> '''Vidocq''': Because that stinkin' stupid pig of a policeman doesn't have the stinkin' stupid sense to do anything that might give even a grifter like me, hope that someday...this city might not be a shitty place to live. [{{Beat}}]. And because [[SuddenlyShouting I'M BORED OUT OF MY BLOODY MIND]].

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--> '''Vidocq''': Because that stinkin' stupid pig of a policeman doesn't have the stinkin' stupid sense to do anything that might give even a grifter like me, hope that someday... this city might not be a shitty place to live. [{{Beat}}]. And because [[SuddenlyShouting I'M BORED OUT OF MY BLOODY MIND]].
30th Dec '16 1:42:22 PM SorPepita
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** Napoleon is shown as a charismatic MagneticHero and a ManipulativeBastard, which is faithful to the historical record. However, it also has Napoleon criticizing "bloody revolutionaries" and opposing the excesses of the time, while the Side Missions shows some of the Jacobins (such as Saint-Just in a letter) trying to sabotage his career. In the historical record, Napoleon ''was'' a Jacobin at the time of the Revolution[[labelnote:History]]He loyally sided with the beleaguered Republican against Corsican separatist and royalist Paoli, who chased him and his family out of the island(and sent people to burn and loot his house). His connection with Robespierre was well known that he was briefly under house arrest after his downfall and kept out of commission for a full year[[/labelnote]]. Napoleon's first major promotion came from Robespierre's brother and was made possible by the army's reforms during the year of the Terror. Napoleon justified the Terror in several private conversations right unto his exile in Saint Helena and described the Committee of Public Safety as the only real government of the revolution.

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** Napoleon is shown as a charismatic MagneticHero and a ManipulativeBastard, which is faithful to the historical record. However, it also has Napoleon criticizing "bloody revolutionaries" and opposing the excesses of the time, while the Side Missions shows some of the Jacobins (such as Saint-Just in a letter) trying to sabotage his career. In the historical record, Napoleon ''was'' a Jacobin at the time of the Revolution[[labelnote:History]]He loyally sided with the beleaguered Republican against Corsican separatist and royalist Paoli, who chased him and his family out of the island(and island (and sent people to burn and loot his house). His connection with Robespierre was well known that he was briefly under house arrest after his downfall and kept out of commission for a full year[[/labelnote]]. Napoleon's first major promotion came from Robespierre's brother and was made possible by the army's reforms during the year of the Terror. Napoleon justified the Terror in several private conversations right unto his exile in Saint Helena and described the Committee of Public Safety as the only real government of the revolution.
30th Dec '16 1:40:05 PM SorPepita
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** Mirabeau and the moderate political revolution of 1789 under a Constitutional Monarchy of Louis XVI gets this via association with the Assassins and opposition by Templars. The corruption, the indecisive reforms, the Flight to Varennes (whereby the King escaped the Tuilleries in the hopes of unleashing a foreign army on France) and [[spoiler:the sympathetic treatment to the King's execution gives them this on the whole. Some of it is addressed in the game's depiction of the Armoire de fer incident, but its still treated sympathetically as an effort to moderate and contain the violence. The game also has Marquis de Sade describing Louis XVI as "innocent" when almost everyone at the trial determined the King to be guilty of treason but differed only on punishment]].

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** Mirabeau and the moderate political revolution of 1789 under a Constitutional Monarchy of Louis XVI gets this via association with the Assassins and opposition by Templars. The corruption, the indecisive reforms, the Flight to Varennes (whereby the King escaped the Tuilleries in the hopes of unleashing a foreign army on France) and [[spoiler:the sympathetic treatment to the King's execution gives them this on the whole. Some of it is addressed in the game's depiction of the Armoire de fer incident, but its it's still treated sympathetically as an effort to moderate and contain the violence. The game also has Marquis de Sade describing Louis XVI as "innocent" when almost everyone at the trial determined the King to be guilty of treason but differed only on punishment]].
30th Dec '16 1:38:55 PM SorPepita
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** The historian [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r47yZIYBUzc David Andress]] criticized the game's plot of a ConspiracyTheory instigating a StagedPopulistUprising as highly royalist and right-wing that maligns the strong popular current. He also noted that the game's portrayal of Paris while admirable on the whole and accurate in terms of architecture is generally inaccurate socially, in that it portrays whole sections as eternal PowderKegCrowd, it neglects the strong communal and active vigilance as reported in police reports of the time. He also noted that the game anachronistically features 19th Century storefront signs rather than external signage hanging on the sides facing out to walking pedestrians. He also admitted that the game's wide streets are more excusable as AcceptableBreaksFromReality, noting that the real Paris had very few open spaces.

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** The historian [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r47yZIYBUzc David Andress]] criticized the game's plot of a ConspiracyTheory instigating a StagedPopulistUprising as highly royalist and right-wing that maligns the strong popular current. He also noted that the game's portrayal of Paris Paris, while admirable on the whole and accurate in terms of architecture is architecture,is generally inaccurate socially, in that it portrays whole sections as eternal PowderKegCrowd, and it neglects the strong communal and active vigilance as reported in police reports of the time. He also noted that the game anachronistically features 19th Century storefront signs rather than external signage hanging on the sides facing out to walking pedestrians. He also admitted that the game's wide streets are more excusable as AcceptableBreaksFromReality, noting that the real Paris had very few open spaces.
29th Nov '16 9:02:29 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* ShaggyDogStory: [[spoiler:The modern day element asks the Helix User to review Arno's memories to find the Sage and how his body was disposed. At the end, the Sage's body was left to rot beneath the earth and Arno later arranges for his skull (and likely the rest of his body) to be placed in the Catacombs, with all usable genetic material (according to ''Black Flag'', fluid samples) long since decayed. In other words, both Assassins and Templars are still on the look-out for genetic material to remap First-Civilization DNA, with Arno's story more or less just being a dead end]].

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* ShaggyDogStory: [[spoiler:The modern day element asks the Helix User to review Arno's memories to find the Sage and how his body was disposed. At the end, the Sage's body was left to rot beneath the earth and Arno later arranges for his skull (and likely the rest of his body) to be placed in the Catacombs, with all usable genetic material (according to ''Black Flag'', fluid samples) long since decayed. In other words, both Assassins and Templars are still on the look-out for genetic material to remap First-Civilization DNA, with Arno's story more or less just being a dead end]].end. It is ultimately a downplayed trope because Bishop is relieved that this means the Templars won't get it at the very least]].


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*WeWinBecauseYouDidnt: [[spoiler: In the modern element, Bishop is relieved to find out that Germain's DNA has decayed in the catacombs long ago because it means that, at the very least, the Templars can't get their hands on it.]]
24th Nov '16 9:13:57 AM theenglishman
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* ChekhovsGunman: [[spoiler:François-Thomas Germain]], the game's BigBad, appears twice in small scenes before his reveal. At the beginning of the game, [[spoiler:he comes out of the carriage that Arno mistake for M. de la Serre's]], and a few missions later, [[spoiler:he is the silversmith who made the pin that killed M. de la Serre]].
1st Nov '16 11:18:33 AM DustSnitch
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** Georges Danton gets this in the Brotherhood Missions. He's described as the "Hero of the Revolution", shown as a {{Badass}} who joins Arno in a fight with sword in hand and presented as Robespierre's chief opponent in his desire to oust the Girondins. In actual fact, Danton was a highly pragmatic individual, quite well known for accepting bribes, living a lavish lifestyle at a time of starvation and wartime deprivation as well as involvement with stock-market fraud. He also served as Minister of Justice at the time of the September Massacres and let it happen unimpeded. Far from opposing the Terror, Danton installed the Revolutionary Tribunals and served on the Committee of Public Safety for two months before Robespierre's appointment.

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** Georges Danton gets this in the Brotherhood Missions. He's described as the "Hero of the Revolution", shown as a {{Badass}} badass who joins Arno in a fight with sword in hand and presented as Robespierre's chief opponent in his desire to oust the Girondins. In actual fact, Danton was a highly pragmatic individual, quite well known for accepting bribes, living a lavish lifestyle at a time of starvation and wartime deprivation as well as involvement with stock-market fraud. He also served as Minister of Justice at the time of the September Massacres and let it happen unimpeded. Far from opposing the Terror, Danton installed the Revolutionary Tribunals and served on the Committee of Public Safety for two months before Robespierre's appointment.
21st Oct '16 9:20:55 PM nombretomado
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** The developers deemed it unnecessary to voice the various characters depicted in the game with French accents, as they felt that the player would be fully aware that the characters are French due to the game's setting. Everyone appearing in the game is therefore voiced with an [[TheQueensLatin English]] [[BritishAccents accent]], which vary so as to correspond to the character's social status. So for example, the aristocrats are voiced with typically plummy RP accents, whereas the rioting rabble are voiced with stereotypically working-class Cockney accents.

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** The developers deemed it unnecessary to voice the various characters depicted in the game with French accents, as they felt that the player would be fully aware that the characters are French due to the game's setting. Everyone appearing in the game is therefore voiced with an [[TheQueensLatin English]] [[BritishAccents [[UsefulNotes/BritishAccents accent]], which vary so as to correspond to the character's social status. So for example, the aristocrats are voiced with typically plummy RP accents, whereas the rioting rabble are voiced with stereotypically working-class Cockney accents.
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