since a lot of the members here mentioned egypt, feudal japan and world war ii…
to which here’s a follow-up…
my take? the guy has a point. those settings have indeed been familiar and typical settings for other games, but i hope mr. hutchinson does not dismiss them in such a way. ubisoft has managed to put an interesting, and, dare i say it, educational twist on the previous 3 settings for ac1 and the ezio trilogy of ac games. they might do so again for ac3 (might since we can never really draw a conclusion yet since the game isn’t out yet). but the point is, those 3 popular settings the fans have been clamouring for are already interesting and it would only provide ubisoft more opportunity to use what has already been established in those eras to create a more interesting and – dare i say it again? – educational approach to egypt, feudal japan, and/or world war ii. it’s like what my historiography professor told us: there is always something new to discover in any point in history regardless of how many books and documents have been written about it.
and, in this day and age, it is not really a good idea to piss off some fans. it might have been better if mr. hutchinson simply didn’t put any mention of those 3 settings instead of putting it out and getting a negative interpretation. i’m pretty sure he means well, but like i said, fans today are, well, too sensitive. but at the same time, please, mr. hutchinson and the rest of ubisoft, don’t pull a mass effect 3 on us. stand by your decisions and do a 180 on the story simply because the fans didn’t like it. unless, of course, it’s part of the marketing strategy.