History VideoGame / AssassinsCreedUnity

15th Dec '17 5:34:46 AM Mullon
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In addition to this, a post-game DLC, ''Dead Kings'' has been announced. While Dead Kings was originally going to be priced DLC as part of the Season Pass, due to a poor launch, Ubisoft has said it will make the DLC free for all players and gift a free game out of six titles to all who bought the Season Pass, which includes the previous title ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIVBlackFlag''. It was released on January 13th, 2015.

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In addition to this, a post-game DLC, ''Dead Kings'' has been announced. was released. While Dead Kings ''Dead Kings'' was originally going to be priced DLC as part of the Season Pass, due to a poor launch, launch Ubisoft has said it will make made the DLC free for all players and gift gifted a free game out of six titles to all who bought the Season Pass, which includes included the previous title ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIVBlackFlag''. It was released on January 13th, 2015.
29th Nov '17 1:09:25 PM MagBas
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* DemocracyIsBad[=/=]DemocracyIsFlawed: For once, it's the Templars who want to radically bring in democracy and chaos while the Assassins want to progress on rational, moderate constitutional lines. [[spoiler:At the end, Germain stated that the excesses of the Terror was partly intended to foment such chaos as to make people afraid enough of revolutions and democracy that they will trade their freedom for security]].

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* DemocracyIsBad[=/=]DemocracyIsFlawed: DemocracyIsBad: For once, it's the Templars who want to radically bring in democracy and chaos while the Assassins want to progress on rational, moderate constitutional lines. [[spoiler:At the end, Germain stated that the excesses of the Terror was partly intended to foment such chaos as to make people afraid enough of revolutions and democracy that they will trade their freedom for security]].
29th Nov '17 1:06:50 PM MagBas
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* AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent[=/=]DecoyProtagonist: In keeping with recent tradition, [[spoiler:the game begins in 1307 with a glimpse of a Templar Knight during the time of the historical purge of the Templars by King Philip IV, and we get a front row seat to the death and martyrdom of Jacques de Molay]].

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* AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent[=/=]DecoyProtagonist: AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent: In keeping with recent tradition, [[spoiler:the game begins in 1307 with a glimpse of a Templar Knight during the time of the historical purge of the Templars by King Philip IV, and we get a front row seat to the death and martyrdom of Jacques de Molay]].



* BrokenAesop: The game's message against extremism and obsessions in the French Revolution feels hollow when it falsifies much of the background, personalities, characters and events of the Revolution. Also, the idea of Arno criticizing people for thinking that killing people will make a change is strange since that is the sole motivation for what the Assassins do. Extremism ''is'' bad but putting the blame for all bad things on the hands of a few party crashers is hardly better.

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* BrokenAesop: The game's message against extremism and obsessions in the French Revolution feels hollow when it falsifies much of the background, personalities, characters and events of the Revolution. Also, the idea of Arno criticizing people for thinking that killing people will make a change is strange since that is the sole motivation for what the Assassins do. Extremism ''is'' bad but putting the blame for all bad things on the hands of a few party crashers is hardly better.
22nd Nov '17 5:12:14 PM nombretomado
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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, 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.

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** The historian [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r47yZIYBUzc David Andress]] criticized the game's plot of a ConspiracyTheory UsefulNotes/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, 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.



** Somehow, the ''entire'' French Revolution gets this, since it's presented as a StagedPopulistUprising by a VocalMinority secretly controlled by the Templars to usher in the middle-class hegemony that displaced the aristocracy with the people being easily guided and led against their will. Much of this reflects the ConspiracyTheory put forth by Abbé Barruel in his book ''Histoire des Jacobins'' that was highly royalist in character (as well as highly anti-semitic).

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** Somehow, the ''entire'' French Revolution gets this, since it's presented as a StagedPopulistUprising by a VocalMinority secretly controlled by the Templars to usher in the middle-class hegemony that displaced the aristocracy with the people being easily guided and led against their will. Much of this reflects the ConspiracyTheory UsefulNotes/ConspiracyTheory put forth by Abbé Barruel in his book ''Histoire des Jacobins'' that was highly royalist in character (as well as highly anti-semitic).
16th Nov '17 7:22:52 PM AuraXtreme
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* AwesomeButImpractical: ''Dead Kings''[='=] [[AnAxeToGrind Guillotine]] [[GrenadeLauncher Gun]] is, as Arno describes it, "a fine gun"; however, the bayonet fights like a Heavy-class weapon, the mortar is not as consistently lethal as a well-aimed bullet, and Arno can only carry two Mortar Bombs regardless of his equipment. If you're going to occupy the melee and ranged slots with the same weapon, you're probably better off with a rifle.
1st Nov '17 3:44:47 PM SinDustries
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** A major and grotesque simplification is the sans-cullotes (referred to in-game as "extremists") who are presented as hired agents of Templars and willing enforcers of Jacobins with Jean-Paul Marat as their mob boss, being little better than {{Mooks}}. In actual fact the sans-culottes were highly informed and quite sophisticated. Almost every Parisian male was literate at the time of the Revolution and they discussed and developed ideas of their own. The sans-cullotes were opposed to all parties for most of the Revolution, with some being quasi-anarchist and in some sections beiing self-governing and it was only late in the Revolution that they allied with the Jacobins and almost immediately regarded them as sell-outs which prompted Danton and Robespierre to limit their assemblies and pass a law that allowed the government to appoint their leaders. Likewise, while Marat was often accused of being an underboss for the sans-cullotes there has never been evidence that this was anything more than MaliciousSlander.

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** A major and grotesque simplification is the sans-cullotes (referred to in-game as "extremists") who are presented as hired agents of Templars and willing enforcers of Jacobins with Jean-Paul Marat as their mob boss, being little better than {{Mooks}}. In actual fact the sans-culottes were highly informed and quite sophisticated. Almost every Parisian male was literate at the time of the Revolution and they discussed and developed ideas of their own. The sans-cullotes were opposed to all parties for most of the Revolution, with some being quasi-anarchist and in some sections beiing being self-governing and it was only late in the Revolution that they allied with the Jacobins and almost immediately regarded them as sell-outs which prompted Danton and Robespierre to limit their assemblies and pass a law that allowed the government to appoint their leaders. Likewise, while Marat was often accused of being an underboss for the sans-cullotes there has never been evidence that this was anything more than MaliciousSlander.
1st Nov '17 3:29:42 PM SinDustries
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** It is true that most of France were still bound to feudal traditions and resented the incursions by the state to change their way of life. A significant portion of the people in the countryside weren't for the Revolution and during the Terror, their crops and grain was seized by authorities in Paris for the war effort on threat of execution. However, the mood in Paris was defiantly pro-revolutionary and it did enjoy wide support from several regions since it redistributed Church property (the largest landowner in France at the time) among new landholders. While the middle-class of stock-holders and bankers did more or less become a political and economic majority, there was sufficient redistribution of wealth and meritocracy as well as more avenues for social mobility to provide several members of the lower classes opportunities that they did not have before.

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** It is true that most of France were still bound to feudal traditions and resented the incursions by the state to change their way of life. A significant portion of the people in the countryside weren't for the Revolution and during the Terror, their crops and grain was were seized by authorities in Paris for the war effort on threat of execution. However, the mood in Paris was defiantly pro-revolutionary and it did enjoy wide support from several regions since it redistributed Church property (the largest landowner in France at the time) among new landholders. While the middle-class of stock-holders and bankers did more or less become a political and economic majority, there was sufficient redistribution of wealth and meritocracy as well as more avenues for social mobility to provide several members of the lower classes opportunities that they did not have before.
1st Nov '17 2:37:09 PM SinDustries
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** The Assassin Council are a hotbed of indecisiveness too bogged down by rituals and hierarchy to adequately contend with the Revolutionary Templars. Mirabeau favored Arno's bold approach and solution of an alliance with Élise, but [[spoiler:fellow Assassin Pierre Bellec instead kills him and wants Arno to take a more radical KillEmAll approach rather than advocate unity, believing this is how Altair, Ezio and Connor approached problems. The other elders of the Brotherhood seem relatively neutral on the matter, preferring to strip Arno of his title rather than give him a chance to change the status quo]].

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** The Assassin Council are a hotbed of indecisiveness too bogged down by rituals and hierarchy to adequately contend with the Revolutionary Templars. Mirabeau favored Arno's bold approach and solution of an alliance with Élise, but [[spoiler:fellow Assassin Pierre Bellec instead kills him and wants Arno to take a more radical KillEmAll approach rather than advocate unity, believing this is how Altair, Altaïr, Ezio and Connor approached problems. The other elders of the Brotherhood seem relatively neutral on the matter, preferring to strip Arno of his title rather than give him a chance to change the status quo]].
1st Nov '17 2:15:16 PM SinDustries
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* DemocracyIsBad[=/=]DemocracyIsFlawed: For once it's the Templars who want to radically bring in democracy and chaos while the Assassins want to progress on rational, moderate constitutional lines. [[spoiler:At the end, Germain stated that the excesses of the Terror was partly intended to make people afraid of Revolutions and democracy so that people will crave order]].

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* DemocracyIsBad[=/=]DemocracyIsFlawed: For once once, it's the Templars who want to radically bring in democracy and chaos while the Assassins want to progress on rational, moderate constitutional lines. [[spoiler:At the end, Germain stated that the excesses of the Terror was partly intended to foment such chaos as to make people afraid enough of Revolutions revolutions and democracy so that people they will crave order]].trade their freedom for security]].
1st Nov '17 1:01:14 PM SinDustries
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** The Revolutionary Templars on the other hand have crime bosses, disaffected honest bureaucrats, sans-cullotes and artisans. Their leader, following Jacques de Molay, sees the Revolution and its excesses as a complicated BatmanGambit to usher in violent revolution to destroy the old order in place of a new one, [[spoiler:and events such as the September Massacres and the ReignOfTerror was to give people such an impression that DemocracyIsBad that people think twice about revolting in the future and overturn the Templar order in turn]].

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** The Revolutionary Templars on the other hand have crime bosses, disaffected honest bureaucrats, sans-cullotes and artisans. Their leader, following Jacques de Molay, sees the Revolution and its excesses as a complicated BatmanGambit to usher BatmanGambit: by ushering in violent revolution to destroy the old order in place of a new one, [[spoiler:and [[spoiler: events such as the September Massacres and the ReignOfTerror was were meant to give people such an impression that of DemocracyIsBad that people they think twice about revolting in the future and thus overturn the Templar order in turn]].order]].
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