When we last saw our faithful modern-day protagonist Desmond Miles, he had just awoke from a comatose state. Induced by the combined stress of the prolonged exposure to the Animus and the death of his beloved friend Lucy Stillman, brought by his own hand. As his eyes start to focus on the sight of his father, William Miles, Rebecca Crane, and Shaun Hastings after his slumber, he said to them ” I know what I must do!”. So, as the team threw open the vehicle doors, we get the first glimpse of the central vault activating, then the credits roll. Read more!
Now finally, the wait is almost over. With the debut of Assassin’s Creed 3, Connor Kenway, the new protagonist is born, while Ezio’s epic saga came to a conclusion. Although it saddens me deeply to witness my absolute favorite hero depart from the franchise, I think Connor does display the potential to be a master assassin just like his predecessors. With two and a half years of blood, sweat, and tears poured into the development of this game, it should be promising right?
Well, so far from what I can tell it does. As Connor’s childhood unfolds, we will acquire the opportunity to play the unique encounters he had to live through that formed him into the lethal assassin he is. Connor had to learn how to survive in this brutal time of his life. With that said, we know he posses the ability to traverse the massive terrain of the American Frontier with ease. Climbing all of nature’s environments in an Assassin’s Creed game is something I personally have been waiting for years to play. Taking the role of Altair and Ezio was an amazing experience for me, but playing a rural ninja, such as Connor, will be epic.
Not only will Connor have his own set of original animations for free-running and combat, he is armed to his teeth with new era based weaponry, as well as the return of a few iconic weapons. Some with new features, for example the hidden blade. Now you are able to, not only assassinate your targets with the hidden blade, but use some of the other weapons in Connor’s arsenal as well. In my opinion one of the best new features, is the muti-counter skill, along with the chain-kill that was introduced in Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood which I believe makes the player feel they have complete control over the sitiuation than ever before. I have always loved the combat mechanics of the Assassin’s Creed games, it progressed with every new release, but I predict that Assassin’s Creed 3 will blow the previous installments out of the water. There will be many more features in the gmae, some have yet to be revealed.
As for Desmond, little is known on what is in-store for fans concerning his side of the adventure, but it was confirmed he will have a much larger role this time around. This video game is going to be exatrodinary; October 30, 2012 will be a day to remember for every fan.