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who-can-i-be
03-10-2013, 02:45 PM
I guess this is what Edward's character development will boil down to: an arrogant, selfish womanizer deciding to use his power and resources to help those around him instead of looking out for just himself. It would explain why Edward would end up where he does in Forsaken.

Otherwise... I'd find it difficult to play a game with the protagonist whose primary trait is selfishness (although "generally kind"), especially when this is kind of a selling point on Ubi's part. You guys may say I'm being childish for saying so, but it's the reason I passed on God of War and played RDR, among other examples.

roostersrule2
03-10-2013, 03:44 PM
John Marston was selfish in a way though.

SaintPerkele
03-10-2013, 03:57 PM
So Edward Kenway is now a pirate, a pornstar and Schindler? what's next?

Sushiglutton
03-10-2013, 04:03 PM
The theme of selfish playboy turning good and starts helping people is very common. For example The Arrow, Iron Man and so on. Thing is though that the details can be very, very different so it doesn't really matter that the story has been told before in some very abstract sense. I mean girl meets boy and falls in love have been told an endless amount of times. Doesn't mean that all those stories are the same, uninteresting or not worthy to tell again. Growing up is just like following in love a very significant part of human life.

who-can-i-be
03-10-2013, 10:04 PM
John Marston was selfish in a way though.
I guess, but at least you could clearly see the constant pressure put on him by the law to act in the way he did, and he was clearly a nice guy under all the snark.


The theme of selfish playboy turning good and starts helping people is very common. For example The Arrow, Iron Man and so on. Thing is though that the details can be very, very different so it doesn't really matter that the story has been told before in some very abstract sense. I mean girl meets boy and falls in love have been told an endless amount of times. Doesn't mean that all those stories are the same, uninteresting or not worthy to tell again. Growing up is just like following in love a very significant part of human life.
Of course, but I guess my problem lies more along the lines of how the story is portrayed, or rather, at which stage the story starts. So, yes, I would be a bit more concerned if Edward spent the majority of the game as a pure pirate than if he became an Assassin and underwent development early on.

MasterAssasin84
03-10-2013, 10:13 PM
I guess this is what Edward's character development will boil down to: an arrogant, selfish womanizer deciding to use his power and resources to help those around him instead of looking out for just himself. It would explain why Edward would end up where he does in Forsaken.

Otherwise... I'd find it difficult to play a game with the protagonist whose primary trait is selfishness (although "generally kind"), especially when this is kind of a selling point on Ubi's part. You guys may say I'm being childish for saying so, but it's the reason I passed on God of War and played RDR, among other examples.

But Ezio was a rich spoilt selfish son of a Florentine Banker who passed his time drunk on wine and getting his end away with everything in a skirt so if you liked Ezio Auditore not much difference here with Edward Kenway.