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jeffies04
12-05-2014, 05:05 AM
Hey folks, I had a little bit harder time in Unity really putting the history in context. It's been quite a few years since I studied the French Revolution in school and I had a hard time with the timeline of major events in the game... basically really UNDERSTANDING the revolution that was going on around Arno and gang. It didn't help that all of the side missions were more or less out of chronological order (i.e. playing things from 1794 when you're still in 1789 in the main campaign was REALLY confusing). So tonight I took the time to watch the History channel's documentary and wanted to post the link for anyone else interested.

Really helped tie together the events of the game combined with my own knowledge, since we were only able to see the revolution from Arno's limited point of view.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEq_lAx3ssE

It's in really low resolution, btw, but it did the trick.

VestigialLlama4
12-05-2014, 07:03 AM
Hey folks, I had a little bit harder time in Unity really putting the history in context. It's been quite a few years since I studied the French Revolution in school and I had a hard time with the timeline of major events in the game... basically really UNDERSTANDING the revolution that was going on around Arno and gang. It didn't help that all of the side missions were more or less out of chronological order (i.e. playing things from 1794 when you're still in 1789 in the main campaign was REALLY confusing).

The French Revolution was deliberately placed in the background of the game, that is to say, deliberately made into wallpaper. There's another thread which I made that contextualizes the historical events, or more precisely historical lies in the game better, mission by mission, brother co-op and side missions included:

http://forums.ubi.com/showthread.php/954025-ACU-History-A-list-of-demonstrable-lies-and-inaccuracies-SPOILERS


So tonight I took the time to watch the History channel's documentary and wanted to post the link for anyone else interested.

Really helped tie together the events of the game combined with my own knowledge, since we were only able to see the revolution from Arno's limited point of view.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEq_lAx3ssE

It's in really low resolution, btw, but it did the trick.

You know in earlier Assassin's Creed you didn't need to see supporting documentarties just to understand the plot.

jeffies04
12-05-2014, 09:32 AM
The French Revolution was deliberately placed in the background of the game, that is to say, deliberately made into wallpaper. There's another thread which I made that contextualizes the historical events, or more precisely historical lies in the game better, mission by mission, brother co-op and side missions included:

http://forums.ubi.com/showthread.php/954025-ACU-History-A-list-of-demonstrable-lies-and-inaccuracies-SPOILERS

I don't know how I missed your thread, but that was pretty awesome. They did leave out some massively key elements that would have made the whole revolution clearer. I get the whole having to inject the Templar plot into it, but in older AC games they never CHANGED the history, only manipulated the behind-the-scenes of it.

Personally, I think they went a little too far and could have given the history a little bit more stage time. They didn't have to make Arno Gump be a part of everything like Connor, but all of these things were still happening in his world. It's like they never happened when you play through the game.


You know in earlier Assassin's Creed you didn't need to see supporting documentarties just to understand the plot.

I know... I remember coming away from AC2 feeling awesome about how much I learned playing it. Then getting to read up on it and how close and seeing how intricate the game was tied into the history.