I’m heading into London today so I’m afraid this is probably going to be a wee but stumpy. London is a beautiful place, in my opinion it’s probably one of the greatest cities in the world (although it’s got nothing on Manchester), and this beauty has carried over perfectly into the new Assassin’s Creed game, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate. Syndicate seems to be a return to form for the series as it’s setting of Victorian London seems to have breathed new life into the series, with new mechanics that build on the old series perfectly. But now Syndicate is out in the world Ubisoft need to move onto to a new setting so the question remains, where should Assassin’s Creed go next?
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For an Assassin’s Creed game the setting nests to have a free running aspect, there’s no point setting a Creed game as there is nowhere for the Assassins to run. There also needs to be a historical aspect, the Assassins only get involved when they are needed to change the course of history. Finally, the setting should be after the previous game, as the majority of the series takes place in a chronological order. This rules out the fan favourite feudal Japan but it also opens up a lot of interesting options. Post-Victorian eras will start to lead into the world wars right? Well possibly but I’m thinking a little different. What about an Assassin’s Creed game set into 1920’s Manhattan.
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Picture the city of New York in the 1920’s, skyscrapers are being constructed daily, there’s gangs and ghettos everywhere, the police force is rife with corruption. With all these factors at play, Jacob or Evie’s child goes to Manhattan to represent thief parents, they could even continue to build up the rooks in New York as they tackled each gang and brought them on side. Add in prohibition, which could very easily be a Templar plot and you have a perfect setting for the next Assassin’s Creed game.
But that’s just my opinion, hit me up in the comments section with yours and we can have a good old debate!
…that’s this week’s BearSleuth Opinion Piece! Check back on Friday for the BearSleuth Spoiler Free Comic Book Bundle!