History Professor Talks About Possible Story Arcs In ACIII
With Assassin's Creed III taking place in the United States during the Revolutionary War, the story possibilities are almost endless.
Because it wasn't just about Americans vs. British; there were a great many other things going on during this country's time of war and unrest. And University of California Santa Cruz Assistant Professor of History Gregory O'Malley spoke a bit about the time period, and what Ubisoft might tackle in terms of subplots and character development.
O'Malley spoke about how Ben Franklin's son sided with the British, the fact that both Americans and British has Native American allies, and that there's always something interesting about the women left at home during this whole mess. Said O'Malley:
"There were a lot of people in North America who chose to remain loyal to Great Britain, so some American families ended up split, which could set the stage for some drama. For example, Ben Franklin's son sided with Britain and they almost never spoke again.
Both sides had Native American allies. Also many American colonists had spent a lot of time living on the frontier and had really changed. They seemed pretty foreign to the British, so that tension between the British and British-Americans who had kind of gone native seems interesting to me.
If you deal with the home front at all, rather than just the front lines, there were also interesting dynamics with all the women who were left in charge of farms and plantations because the men had gone off to fight."
We definitely think it's the most interesting of all the Assassin's Creed settings...yes, we're biased because we're American, but aren't we allowed? Done correctly, the storylines and characters in ACIII could be both interesting and informative.
3/20/2012 9:40:07 AM Ben Dutka