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YMMV: Assassin's Creed: Unity
  • Broken Base: Some fans wish Connor could be the playable Assassin again, as the French and American Revolutions are close enough in history for it to be plausible and Connor still has quite a bit of unused potential (Primarily, we still don't know who he eventually has a child with or how he dies). Though Ubisoft has always emphasized that, the exception of Assassin's Creed: Revelations aside, they wish to explore cultures from an insider rather than a tourist.
    • A lot of French fans are worried about an overly negative portrayal of the Revolution which, violence aside, is the source of their present day national values and ideals. Others worry that the trailers are too cliche-ridden and evocative of Les MisÚrables.
    • Some French fans are enraged that Arno appears to have a British accent instead of a French or Austrian one. Especially since, as they point out, Ubisoft bothered to train the voice actors in the Ezio Trilogy to have Italian accents.
    • In a situation similar to Batman: Arkham Knight from Warner Bros., Wii U owners who bought the previous entries on said system are miffed that Ubisoft's apparently not planning on making a port for the system, especially after having two games to get used to developing for the console with Anvil Next.
    • Some people are annoyed that, once again, all the main player characters will be male. Related to that, the fact that even the co-op customization feature doesn't allow for a female characters. The excuse offered initially by developers that female characters require more work and time did not help.
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: Lorde's cover of Tears for Fears' "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" (From The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) set to the trailer, anachronistic as all get out, but awesome.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Axe-Man from the E3 trailer seems to have stolen the hearts of most of the fanbase, judging by how he has a significant lead on the other three Assassins in fan art.
  • Internet Backdraft: When Ubisoft said that they wouldn't be including many major female characters, because it's a "reality of game development fans were quick to call them out on how unfair that is. It's also rather justified, considering how the Assassin's Creed series has prided itself on historical accuracy, and a simple google search for "french revolution female assassin" yields a knockout result.Explanation  Indeed one commentator noted that the most famous assassination in the Revolution was committed by a woman, an event celebrated in chronicled plays, opera, paintings. Alongside that, female Assassins are painfully in canon- Maria Thorpe, James Kidd, Rosa, Ezio's sister, Bonnie, the countless female Assassins Ezio can recruit in Brotherhood and Revelations, the numerous NPC female Assassins in Black Flag, but aside from Aveline starring in a side-game like Assassin's Creed III: Liberation, there still hasn't been a star for the mainline game.
  • Memetic Mutation: "Women are too hard to animate" became a trending topic on Twitter after the controversy of female characters started up.
  • Never Live It Down: It's early days yet, but Ubisoft's remark about female characters costing too much to develop seems to be this, as most news and fan coverage of other games with prominent female characters reference the statement and points out its absurdity.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Character: Connor fans wish that the game was about him helping the French Revolution, or that he was one of the Assassins in the co-op missions. What makes it worse in their eyes is that 3 teased this very idea, with a French character telling Connor that he wished to show him Paris, and Juno telling him he was still important. The fact that he didn't merit so much as a mention or appearance in the game about his grandfather didn't help either, leave alone Ubisoft's often dismissive comments about the star of their best-selling game.
    • Or, y'know, Aveline, who is of French descent.

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