Originally Posted by joeblow Here's an article
on the game that suggests the game has a lot more Colonist killing gameplay in the Revolutionary War than the early previews reveal. I was interested in this being my first AC game after seeing E3 footage, but it looks like I'll pass on it.
I saw someone else on another board mention a similar reaction. Odd. Curious if you'd be willing to elaborate. If not, that's cool.
I've certainly had my own ideological issues with certain games (RE5, for example), but that had nothing to do with the killing itself. It had to do with the racist portrayal of Africans. I've seen nothing that suggests anything unfairly biased against the British colonists in the game. From what I understand (and based on the prior AC games), the British colonists won't be any better or worse than the British soldiers or the Native Americans or the African slaves or any other peoples that are likely in the game. In my experience with the first AC and with AC2, the development team is smart about how it deals with different ethnic, racial, and national groups.
If anything, the running theme behind the Assassin's Creed series is: "We're all equally human. We need to stop fighting each other and watch out for the evil bastards manipulating us into hating each other." It's a remarkably awesome and optimistic series. Brotherhood and Revelations aren't quite as good or interesting. But the team working on AC3 are the same folks behind the first two, so I expect it will be equally awesome, smart, and sensitive.
I wouldn't let a knee-jerk reaction against killing British colonials keep you from playing the game. It's likely more complex than you think.
EDIT: But maybe that's just me. As a person of color, I've grown up watching movies, tv shows, and games where the plot is driven by a white dude killing a bunch of people with darker skin. Maybe I'm just used to images of people not like me killing people like me. AC3 seems interesting in that it turns the tables for once.Edited by confidenceman - 6/17/12 at 9:44pm