I follow very "kiddy" tactics while gaming. Skipping videos, not completing side missions etc. etc. But Assassin's Creed, has such a gripping story and is such a beautifully created game, that I believe it'd be dishonor to the geniuses who created this masterpiece, if I didn't go out of my way to experience every moment!
Now, I'm also a history buff, which provides me with even more reason to enjoy this series (as if I needed any in the first place). But the historic events, descriptions, it's something that makes me crazy behind this franchise! To be honest, when people are discussing how the action sequences, or the graphics, or the gameplay of the game are, I sit wondering about the historical aspect. So when everyone was wowing over the then-new Assassin's Creed: Unity Trailer, I was like, "Damn! I'm gonna get an opportunity to storm the Bastille?"
Unfortunately the game isn't available for my X-Box 360, which makes me want to cry, cry a lot! I also saw the Assassin's Creed: Syndicate trailer, it's pretty great, but honestly, I was more excited about Unity. But then, it's an Assassin's Creed game, no one will want to miss it! Then again, from what I know it's not going to be available on XBOX 360 (Ubisoft, I can't think which curse should I place on you! It's inhumane torture!). So with all of this over, I'm going to go over to the reason you came here in the first place, to read my idea, for Assassin's Creed.
MAKE IT AVAILABLE FOR XBOX 360!
Yep, that's the first thing they should do. Make all Assassin's Creed games available for XBOX 360 (and for my friends with PS3, make it available there too!)
THE IDEA FOR THE HISTORICAL PERIOD...
Yes, India! And not just any period, but the First War of Independence, in 1857. Just thinking about it makes me shiver in anticipation! I can almost visualize the Assassins running over the houses, the British Raaj running after him!
Now for my reader's who aren't aware of what the First War of Independence in India was, exactly, here's the link to, our perennial savior, Wikipedia!
Now why this idea is going to fit is, for starters, the British are the "colonial masters", which goes completely in sync, with the anti-colonial arc that I've seen in Assassin's Creed Black Flag and Assassin's Creed: III. I haven't played all the games in the series unfortunately, so these two are the ones I'm mentioning.
Also, as a history buff, I feel the urge to give the input, the Indian Rebellion of 1857, was the largest armed rebellion anywhere in the world in that's time period! For those who've played Age of Empires 3: The Asian Dynasties, there's a small taste of this monumental historic event in that game too! (Although the names have been changed, but you will find a similarity, with Mangal Pandey)
The rebellion was spread over a diverse setting, and thus would give an exciting gameplay too! A vast tract of Northern India was a part of this revolution and could surely provide the foundation for a truly immersive game! There was guerrilla warfare by the Marathas, The Mughals rebelled on horse and elephant-back. Just imagine, an Assassin mounted upon an elephant! There was immense looting and burning and a lot of executions, which I believe would sync in perfectly, with the Assassin's Creed franchise as a whole.
Town were ransacked, Forts breached, weapons of war completely different from the West were used. The possibilities are endless!
Now one thing I couldn't help, but notice, perhaps because of this idea roaming around in my head, was something in Assassin's Creed: III. The one I just finished (yes, I played Black Flag before III).
There is this scene, in AC 3, where Shaun Hastings, mentions to Desmond, when he's out of the Animus and roaming around in that temple, about machines that create Manna. Now, Manna, or mana has been mentioned in various religious scriptures are the food of the gods.
The part which I wish to bring into light, isn't the mention of Manna, but something said just after it. He said, "The Greeks called it Ambrosia, the Indians, Amrita, or Soma". This mention of India made me wonder, what if this was an Easter Egg? What if possibly, Ubisoft could be planning a game set in India.
Well, this was my idea, I hope you guys enjoyed reading. Do comment with your views, bouquets and brickbats would be accepted with equal love :)
Also, if you wish that I clarify anything or perhaps historical debate (I'd simply love that) just drop in a comment!
I also have some other ideas, that the Assassin's Creed series could build on.
Please do visit my "Home Blog" for some movie related articles.
Lastly, but more importantly, if any of you could deliver this idea, provided you liked it, to Ubisoft, I'd be really thankful!
PS. I've just read about AC Chronicles...
Don't know much about it, would be interesting to see how it turns out...