History YMMV / AssassinsCreedIII

2nd Mar '17 5:10:28 PM mlsmithca
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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic:
** Probably the catchiest song in the game is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxU54NeKZJo "Fight Club"]], which plays during fist fights. It embodies the feeling of a lighthearted brawl, with no lethal stakes.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rv2qdBn7pXU The theme song.]]



** The game did well on Metacritic (averaging scores of 81%, 84% and 86% on the Wii U, 360 and [=PS3=] versions respectively), but series fan reactions were more mixed, ranging from SoCoolItsAwesome to SoOkayItsAverage. Some users, especially on IGN and Gamespot, ''felt that the game was bad because their hype was too high''. Averted with the ''Tyranny of King Washington'' DLC, which is well-regarded by fans and critics alike.

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** The game did well on Metacritic (averaging scores of 81%, 84% and 86% on the Wii U, 360 and [=PS3=] versions respectively), but series fan reactions were more mixed, ranging from SoCoolItsAwesome enthusiastic raves to SoOkayItsAverage. Some users, especially on IGN and Gamespot, ''felt that the game was bad because their hype was too high''. Averted with the ''Tyranny of King Washington'' DLC, which is well-regarded by fans and critics alike.



* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: Probably the catchiest song in the game is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxU54NeKZJo "Fight Club"]], which plays during fist fights. It embodies the feeling of a lighthearted brawl, with no lethal stakes.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rv2qdBn7pXU&ab_channel=GamesThemeSong The theme song.]]
19th Jan '17 11:11:57 AM G-Editor
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* CompleteMonster: Reginald Birch, who appears in [[SmallRoleBigImpact only two scenes of the game,]] [[GreaterScopeVillain but sets the story by sending Haytham to the American Colonies]]. He appears much more in the novel ''Literature/AssassinsCreedForsaken'' and has a [[BigBad bigger]] [[EvilMentor role]] in Haytham's storyline but see [[YMMV/AssassinsCreedForsaken that page]] for more details

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* CompleteMonster: Reginald Birch, Birch and Edward Braddock. The former who appears in [[SmallRoleBigImpact only two scenes of the game,]] [[GreaterScopeVillain but sets the story by sending Haytham to the American Colonies]]. He Colonies]], While the latter appears in the [[StarterVillain first three sequences.]] They appears much more in the novel ''Literature/AssassinsCreedForsaken'' and has a [[BigBad with [[BigBadEnsemble bigger]] [[EvilMentor role]] [[FalseFriend roles]] in Haytham's storyline but see [[YMMV/AssassinsCreedForsaken that page]] for more details
30th Dec '16 10:36:00 AM rmctagg09
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* DracoInLeatherPants: Might as well be called Haytham in Leather Pants, as far as the franchise goes. Many fans tend to gloss over his villainous acts (ordering the Boston Massacre, converting Fort George into a torture chamber that many [=POWs=] prefer death over) and overall goal (convery America into a totalitarian dictatorship) just because he is charismatic.
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Some people argue that Haytham should have stayed the main character throughout, both because he's a fascinating character in his own right and for viewing him as more likeable than Connor.

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* DracoInLeatherPants: Might as well be called Haytham in Leather Pants, as far as the franchise goes. Many fans tend to gloss over his villainous acts (ordering such as ordering the Boston Massacre, converting Fort George into a torture chamber that many [=POWs=] prefer death over) over, and overall goal (convery (converting America into a totalitarian dictatorship) just because he is charismatic.
* EnsembleDarkhorse: EnsembleDarkhorse:
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Some people argue that Haytham should have stayed the main character throughout, both because he's a fascinating character in his own right and for viewing him as more likeable than Connor.
30th Dec '16 4:05:50 AM SorPepita
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* DracoInLeatherPants: Might as well be called Haytham in Leather Pants, as far as the franchise goes. Many fans tend to gloss over his villainous acts (ordering the Boston Massacre, converting Fort George into a torture chamber that many [=POWs=] prefer death over) and overall goal (convery America into a totalitarian dictatorship) just because he is charismatic

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* DracoInLeatherPants: Might as well be called Haytham in Leather Pants, as far as the franchise goes. Many fans tend to gloss over his villainous acts (ordering the Boston Massacre, converting Fort George into a torture chamber that many [=POWs=] prefer death over) and overall goal (convery America into a totalitarian dictatorship) just because he is charismaticcharismatic.
30th Dec '16 4:04:39 AM SorPepita
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* ContestedSequel: For many players, the game is a divisive entry into the series. While praise was given for ending Desmond's arc and many enjoyed things like the Naval Missions, Homestead missions, war setpieces and multiplayer, criticism was thrown at Connor (Some think he's the blandest main character outside of Desmond, while others really like him), at how the game had numerous graphical glitches at launch due to the new engine, and others found the Revolutionary setting of America to be "very boring", especially in comparison to the eras corresponding to Ezio (the protagonist of ''II'').

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* ContestedSequel: For many players, the game is a divisive entry into the series. While praise was given for ending Desmond's arc and many enjoyed things like the Naval Missions, Homestead missions, war setpieces and multiplayer, criticism was thrown at Connor (Some (some think he's the blandest main character outside of Desmond, while others really like him), at how the game had numerous graphical glitches at launch due to the new engine, and others found the Revolutionary setting of America to be "very boring", especially in comparison to the eras corresponding to Ezio (the protagonist of ''II'').
12th Dec '16 3:39:05 AM Killerikala
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* NeverLiveItDown: No, "Where's Charles Lee?" is not a catchphrase. Connor only says it a few times. Heck, even Ezio used similar phrases more times than Connor did.
23rd Nov '16 10:01:54 PM nombretomado
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** A number of his fans argue that Connor is a flawed and human character and is being held to a DoubleStandard when critics say that the character is bland and then cite many character flaws which indicate complexity. Once AssassinsCreedUnity came out many of these critics reversed their stances, coming down much more harshly on Arno for being such a downgrade from Connor that [[WeWantOurJerkBack he became]] RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap for many of them. Compared to Arno who was seen as a lazy attempt to ape the super-popular Ezio but with none of the likeability, at least Connor had an original personality.

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** A number of his fans argue that Connor is a flawed and human character and is being held to a DoubleStandard when critics say that the character is bland and then cite many character flaws which indicate complexity. Once AssassinsCreedUnity ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedUnity'' came out many of these critics reversed their stances, coming down much more harshly on Arno for being such a downgrade from Connor that [[WeWantOurJerkBack he became]] RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap for many of them. Compared to Arno who was seen as a lazy attempt to ape the super-popular Ezio but with none of the likeability, at least Connor had an original personality.
7th Oct '16 2:53:00 PM DustSnitch
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** Haytham gets this a lot too. Most people agrees that he's [[BadAss pretty badass]] and does steal the show, but there's a divide between those who think he's more of a hero than Connor is and his views are [[StrawmanHasAPoint much more sensible]], and those who think he's just another self-serving Templar making a power grab, even if he is [[EvilIsCool good at it.]]

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** Haytham gets this a lot too. Most people agrees that he's [[BadAss pretty badass]] badass and does steal the show, but there's a divide between those who think he's more of a hero than Connor is and his views are [[StrawmanHasAPoint much more sensible]], and those who think he's just another self-serving Templar making a power grab, even if he is [[EvilIsCool good at it.]]



** In the modern times arc, the [[spoiler:[[StormingTheCastle storming the Abstergo headquarter in Rome]]]] level tends to be the favorite, due to not only Desmond Miles [[TookAlevelInbadass taking a level in badass]], but also because you finally [[spoiler: kills Dr. Widic, and gets the chance to use a modern gun]].

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** In the modern times arc, the [[spoiler:[[StormingTheCastle storming the Abstergo headquarter in Rome]]]] level tends to be the favorite, due to not only Desmond Miles [[TookAlevelInbadass [[TookAlevelInBadass taking a level in badass]], but also because you finally [[spoiler: kills Dr. Widic, and gets the chance to use a modern gun]].



** [[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedBrotherhood Assasssin]] [[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedRevelations recruits]] no longer suffer a FinalDeath, but are instead knocked out of commission for a decent chunk of time. Additionally, the Assassin's Guild now gets XP each time they are successfully summoned in combat in addition to simply going on missions, encouraging players to call them more often. It doesn't hurt that the first recruit you pick up, [[CanadaEh Stephane Chapheau]], plays a notable role in the story and is a total {{Badass}}.

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** [[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedBrotherhood Assasssin]] [[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedRevelations recruits]] no longer suffer a FinalDeath, but are instead knocked out of commission for a decent chunk of time. Additionally, the Assassin's Guild now gets XP each time they are successfully summoned in combat in addition to simply going on missions, encouraging players to call them more often. It doesn't hurt that the first recruit you pick up, [[CanadaEh Stephane Chapheau]], plays a notable role in the story and is a total {{Badass}}.badass.
8th Sep '16 12:22:01 PM Forenperser
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* RonTheDeathEater: In accordance with the DracoInLeatherPants above, Haytham fans tend to paint Connor in the worst possible light (mostly for being a WideEyedIdealist), making ''him'' out to be the villain.
6th Sep '16 11:38:19 AM JulianLapostat
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* MemeticMutation: Where is Charles Lee!?

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* MemeticMutation: MemeticMutation:
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Where is Charles Lee!? Lee!?
** The announcement poster for ''Tyranny of King Washington'' became quite memetic as well, it's the trope image for AlternateHistory and often shows up in other contexts with different politicians grouped there.
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