History VideoGame / AssassinsCreedUnity

22nd Aug '17 11:41:34 AM Scorntex
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** One of the murder missions has a poison which is [[Film/ThePrincessBride colourless, odourless and tasteless, and kills within minutes, acquired from an Italian man]].
11th Aug '17 8:38:59 PM jormis29
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* DarkerAndEdgier: ''Unity'' is not nearly as intense and bitter a story as ''III'' or ''Freedom Cry'', but it ranks among the darkest stories in the Franchise, being BloodierAndGorier above with [[spoiler:the Templars essentially continuing their plans unopposed with the Assassins being thoroughly ineffectual, Arno being even more of a FailureHero than Connor, and Élise, the older aristocratic Templar and Arno's lover and ally, shown to be self-destructive]].

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* DarkerAndEdgier: ''Unity'' is not nearly as intense and bitter a story as ''III'' ''[[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIII III]]'' or ''Freedom Cry'', ''[[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedFreedomCry Freedom Cry]]'', but it ranks among the darkest stories in the Franchise, being BloodierAndGorier above with [[spoiler:the Templars essentially continuing their plans unopposed with the Assassins being thoroughly ineffectual, Arno being even more of a FailureHero than Connor, and Élise, the older aristocratic Templar and Arno's lover and ally, shown to be self-destructive]].



** By the time of the French Revolution, a lot of the Assassin traditions have bowed to practicality. The Assassin Council featuring Mirabeau, Dumas and Bellec wear the classic White Hoods for ceremonial reasons only in the style of Masonic initiation rites but otherwise wear practical 18th Century gear. Arno is the first Assassin who does not wear white robes as default[[note]]Adéwalé in the Freedom Cry DLC, Aveline in the side-game Liberation and Ezio in Revelations already featured different default colours[[/note]], but rather sports a dashing navy blue longcoat that were it lacking the hood would pass as totally normal 18th Century fashion. The only continuity is a white inner-vest and a red ClassyCravat.

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** By the time of the French Revolution, a lot of the Assassin traditions have bowed to practicality. The Assassin Council featuring Mirabeau, Dumas and Bellec wear the classic White Hoods for ceremonial reasons only in the style of Masonic initiation rites but otherwise wear practical 18th Century gear. Arno is the first Assassin who does not wear white robes as default[[note]]Adéwalé in the ''[[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedFreedomCry Freedom Cry Cry]]'' DLC, Aveline in the side-game Liberation and Ezio in Revelations already featured different default colours[[/note]], but rather sports a dashing navy blue longcoat that were it lacking the hood would pass as totally normal 18th Century fashion. The only continuity is a white inner-vest and a red ClassyCravat.



* DarkerAndEdgier: The Unity DLC ''Dead Kings'' is described by WordOfGod as being the darkest story told in the franchise yet, and St. Denis has a much darker feel compared to Paris, being constantly covered under fog, with much of the action set in claustrophobic catacombs filled with rats. Then there's the general spookiness of [[spoiler:the First Civilization Architecture. However, it is much more light-hearted than ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIII'' or ''[[VideoGames/AssassinsCreedIVBlackFlag Freedom Cry]]'' and the story as a whole is about how Arno gets out of his funk after Élise's death]].

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* DarkerAndEdgier: The Unity DLC ''Dead Kings'' is described by WordOfGod as being the darkest story told in the franchise yet, and St. Denis has a much darker feel compared to Paris, being constantly covered under fog, with much of the action set in claustrophobic catacombs filled with rats. Then there's the general spookiness of [[spoiler:the First Civilization Architecture. However, it is much more light-hearted than ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIII'' or ''[[VideoGames/AssassinsCreedIVBlackFlag ''[[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedFreedomCry Freedom Cry]]'' and the story as a whole is about how Arno gets out of his funk after Élise's death]].
8th May '17 10:32:40 AM rmctagg09
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* CassandraTruth: [[spoiler: Project Phoenix]] is based on one. As it turns out, Rosalind Franklin's initial findings about Triple Helix DNA, which was quickly dismissed once Crick and Watson found the Double Helix, are actually [[spoiler: remnants of Precursor DNA left in the human genome]].

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* CassandraTruth: [[spoiler: Project [[spoiler:Project Phoenix]] is based on one. As it turns out, Rosalind Franklin's initial findings about Triple Helix DNA, which was quickly dismissed once Crick and Watson found the Double Helix, are actually [[spoiler: remnants [[spoiler:remnants of Precursor DNA left in the human genome]].



* CoolSword: The Precursor artifact in this game is the Sword of Eden, making its debut in the intro. It [[SwordBeam shoots lightning]], is patterned with cool TronLines, and [[spoiler: functions as a short-range teleporter when Germain uses it in the end, as well as possibly giving him his own Eagle Pulse]].

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* CoolSword: The Precursor artifact in this game is the Sword of Eden, making its debut in the intro. It [[SwordBeam shoots lightning]], is patterned with cool TronLines, and [[spoiler: functions [[spoiler:functions as a short-range teleporter when Germain uses it in the end, as well as possibly giving him his own Eagle Pulse]].



* PosthumousCharacter: [[spoiler: John Standish (aka John from IT)]] from ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIVBlackFlag'' plays a major role in Abstergo's latest project, similar to Desmond in ''Black Flag''.

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* PosthumousCharacter: [[spoiler: John [[spoiler:John Standish (aka John from IT)]] from ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIVBlackFlag'' plays a major role in Abstergo's latest project, similar to Desmond in ''Black Flag''.



** [[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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** [[spoiler: Arno's [[spoiler:Arno's blatant disregard for the Brotherhood Council's orders to pursue his personal vendetta also gets him exiled from the brotherhood.Brotherhood.]]



* 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.]]

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* WeWinBecauseYouDidnt: [[spoiler: In [[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.]]
8th May '17 4:13:00 AM Scorntex
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* AdamSmithHatesYourGuts: Medicine is ''very'' expensive, and only becomes more so as the game goes on. By the endgame, a handful of medicine costs several thousand livres.



* CassandraTruth: [[spoiler: Project Phoenix]] is based on one. As it turns out, Rosalind Franklin's initial findings about Triple Helix DNA, which was quickly dismissed once Crick and Watson found the Double Helix, are actually [[spoiler: remnants of Precursor DNA left in the human genome]].



** Some of the Helix Rift data pages deal with [[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIVBlackFlag the Observatory]]. Since the 18th century, it's become largely unusable and inaccessible.
* CassandraTruth: [[spoiler: Project Phoenix]] is based on one. As it turns out, Rosalind Franklin's initial findings about Triple Helix DNA, which was quickly dismissed once Crick and Watson found the Double Helix, are actually [[spoiler: remnants of Precursor DNA left in the human genome]].



--> '''Arno''': ''"[[SarcasmMode You mean a dagger in broad daylight as I'm cut down where I stand]]."''
--> '''Bellec''': ''"[[SincerityMode Sends a powerful message]]."''

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--> '''Arno''': ''"[[SarcasmMode -->'''Arno''': [[SarcasmMode You mean a dagger in broad daylight as I'm cut down where I stand]]."''
stand]].
--> '''Bellec''': ''"[[SincerityMode [[SincerityMode Sends a powerful message]]."''


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* SequelHook: Searching the Helix data reveals Juno is rooting through Abstergo's servers, helped by Aita and the Instruments of the First Will, and they're looking for seventeen somethings to help whatever they're planning.


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* InfinityPlusOneSword: The Eagle of Sugar, which is just as powerful as the Sword of Eden, but comes with the additional power of blinding enemies with flashes of light.
3rd May '17 12:48:03 PM Scorntex
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** "Ezio's Family" plays at the end of one mission, as Arno escapes the Cour des Miracles.


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* NunTooHoly: [[spoiler:One of the culprits in one of the murder mysteries is a nun, who murdered a man for stealing from her convent.]]
2nd Apr '17 4:18:50 PM bellarmire
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* TheQueensLatin: Throughout the game, French characters speak with English accents, a conscious choice by the creators because everyone will know that the characters are French by default. However, this extends to Napoleon, despite the fact that the real-life Napoleon was Corsican and never shook off his Italian accent.
19th Mar '17 5:20:33 PM Scorntex
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** When Bellec is met in the Bastille, he's carved out the same symbols Subject 16 hid in the Animus in ''II''. They also later appear in Germain's memories of when he first had a vision of De Molay.


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* InternalRetcon: Abstergo supplies the database entries for Helix, usually leaving out any mention of their activites, and utterly erasing any member of their order who falls out of favour. Shaun takes every opportunity to snark about this he can.


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* RiddleForTheAges: Bellec is introduced having carved several glyphs into the Bastille walls, only saying he's sending a message. The game never revisits this, and it's not brought up again, so who Bellec is messaging and why is never said.


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* RunningGag: The databases have Shaun commenting on the Assassin's victories over the Templars as if it were a game of tennis.
15th Mar '17 7:43:08 PM morenohijazo
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* DecapitationPresentation: Several victims of the guillotine. We get a special glimpse of [[spoiler:Louis XVI's execution]].



* DetachableBlades: The Phantom Blade - [[MixAndMatchWeapon a combination of the franchise's signature Hidden Blade weapon with a crossbow]], allowing its blade to be fired at enemies as a ranged attack.



* DecapitationPresentation: Several victims of the guillotine. We get a special glimpse of [[spoiler:Louis XVI's execution]].
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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* RealityEnsues: RealityEnsues:
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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.]]
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