Sunday 30 March 2014

Assassin's Creed Comet will be featuring... Oh No! I can't say it

Looks like my biggest fear for the AC franchise is going to be true.. (Well, my biggest fear is that the franchise will end, so I guess this is my 2nd biggest fear.)

It looks like AC Comet will be featuring a Templar instead of an Assassin! Oh no..

I have been dreading this day and have been lying to myself. I keep thinking that an Assassin's Creed game should never feature a Templar. That's just betrayal to the entire series. As fans, we are Assassins. Templars are the enemies!

However, I have to admit it isn't totally unexpected.. The signs have been there for quite a while. We played as Haytham Kenway in AC3 and just as we were connecting with his character, we find out that he was actually a Templar. In fact, Haytham Kenway has a pretty decent fan-base himself and many of them liked Haytham Kenway more than his son, Connor who was supposed to be the star of AC3. Connor's immaturity didn't help though.

What can I say, my son? They love me more than you.
In the Multiplayer Online feature, we have been controlling Templar characters. Also in AC IV, I understand that Templars and Assassins have worked together towards a common purpose/or a greater evil.  I haven't completed the game so I'm not too sure about this.

To be honest.. As much as I'm a Assassin's Creed fan and I love the Assassins.. With each game I play, I'm starting to see the rationale of both ends of the divide. While the AC games have portrayed the Templars as the 'bad guys'.. if you look at the motives behind each side, you will see that each side just have different views of how things should be.

While the Templars struggle for Order, Assassins fight for Freedom. Both have their pros and cons. It can never be concluded that one is better than the other. Every time you assassinate a target, even in death, most don't believe that what they have been doing was wrong. (Unlike criminals, where in death, they have regrets and repent..) But what I see is that they truly believed that what they did was for the greater good.

So.. is that what Ubisoft have been trying to tell us? If AC Comet is indeed a Templar game, will this game be the start of a series that shows us the opposite angle of the battle? How will this game fit into the AC Universe? The Post-Desmond plot could be even more interesting.

This could be the most exciting year for AC fans, with the 2 games.. Just as some AC fans have started to become bored with the franchise, Ubisoft could have just thrown out their best cards. The overall plot has become a lot more interesting and there are a lot of questions that have yet to be answered. 

As much as I hate playing as a Templar, this move could be a very good one for the franchise. 

Am I getting bored with Assassin's Creed? Nah.. it looks to have just begun!