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So during a ACU story interview with Alex Amancio. There was a question about the modern day storyline. His response was so vague it could easily be missed. What he said was, "the player will be you, not a abstergo employee not a assassin." Very interesting right. In fact Watch_Dogs may have be hinting at what he's talking about( source links below). There's a easter egg in which a kid is playing Assassin's Creed trying to explain the plot to his father. What could mean that there's a chance, don't qoute me on this, that we will be playing as the player in the modern day of ACU !

If this is in fact true i'd be dissapointed yet very curious. ACIV's Modern day ending left me with so many questions and for them not to be awnsered in ACU would be a let down. But on the other hand, if we are just playing as a regular gamer it'll be interesting to see how he...or we I should say will be introduced in the Assassin/Templar fight.

Story Interview: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KKWuR5LLpaU

Watch_Dogs easter egg: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=A4JLAAiPPDo

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To be fair, you have to have a very high IQ to understand Rick and Morty. The humor is extremely subtle, and without a solid grasp of theoretical physics most of the jokes will go over a typical viewer's head. There's also Rick's nihilistic outlook, which

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I just hope they don't cut down the Present content any more than it already has, there is so much possibilities that it has, Initiates is proof of it...! xP

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Not sure where I heard it, but someone said that modern day in AC4 was already very different, modern day in ACU will be even more different.
I expect Initiates to play a bigger role in ACU. I don't think the easter egg in W_D carries a hint. That was just to mock one of their own creations.
For me, the story shouldn't get too meta. I liked how AC4 did it and I like how Initiates is connected and how AC Liberation is an Abstergo product. Just don't take it too far. I don't wanna wake up in the middle of the night, thinking: the game is me. I am the game. Everyone is the game. Everyone is me. There are no boundaries. The game doesn't stop. This is the game. There is no game. There is no reality.
Because I'll just go crazy.

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You take down Olivier Garneau in Watch_Dogs on behalf of the Assassins so...
http://watchdogs.wikia.com/wiki/Olivier_Garneau

In terms of whether the worlds are linked, yeah, they are. A little bit.

In terms of story becoming too meta, I doubt it. They really need us to feel like we're part of this conflict. Also, something interesting happened on Initiates today;

"My name is Shaun Hastings. I know you're out there, watching us. Bravo, but that's really all you do, isn't it? Watch. Don't you think it's time to do more?

You've proven your potential. Why not dedicate it to a true cause? With you on our side, we can hope to rebuild the Brotherhood. Otherwise, the Assassins will die, along with our ideals. The Templars will win, and the world will lose.

Big challenges are ahead of us. United, we stand a better chance of tipping the scales. Then, the Initiates network will return stronger, in one form or another, to mark the beginning of your training.

Stay alert, Initiates."

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Also, something interesting happened on Initiates today;

"My name is Shaun Hastings. I know you're out there, watching us. Bravo, but that's really all you do, isn't it? Watch. Don't you think it's time to do more?

You've proven your potential. Why not dedicate it to a true cause? With you on our side, we can hope to rebuild the Brotherhood. Otherwise, the Assassins will die, along with our ideals. The Templars will win, and the world will lose.

Big challenges are ahead of us. United, we stand a better chance of tipping the scales. Then, the Initiates network will return stronger, in one form or another, to mark the beginning of your training.

Stay alert, Initiates."

Looks like Unity is the Initiate's Training...

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I liked the modern day until AC3 blew it waaay up. I kind of wish we were only shown the past portions of each games WITHOUT a modern day. At this point, it's lost its hold on me. I'm still interested, but I couldn't care less than I do now.

Each time a new game demo is shown at E3 or another convention, I forget about the First Civ, Desmond, Abstergo, etc. I only think about the time period and characters and what new gameplay elements we'll be able to mess around with this time. That's where the real heart of the series lies. But they're stuck having to use it at this point, so let's hope it's used well from now on.

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DarkAlphabetZoup wrote:
Also, something interesting happened on Initiates today;

"My name is Shaun Hastings. I know you're out there, watching us. Bravo, but that's really all you do, isn't it? Watch. Don't you think it's time to do more?

You've proven your potential. Why not dedicate it to a true cause? With you on our side, we can hope to rebuild the Brotherhood. Otherwise, the Assassins will die, along with our ideals. The Templars will win, and the world will lose.

Big challenges are ahead of us. United, we stand a better chance of tipping the scales. Then, the Initiates network will return stronger, in one form or another, to mark the beginning of your training.

Stay alert, Initiates."

I just logged onto Initiates and saw that message. That looked freaking cool, man.
So Initiates are definitely playing a bigger rol in ACU, right?

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The Initiates are perfect to serve as the player-faction. been happy about this possibility since they started implying it.

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JoeyFogey wrote:
I liked the modern day until AC3 blew it waaay up. I kind of wish we were only shown the past portions of each games WITHOUT a modern day. At this point, it's lost its hold on me. I'm still interested, but I couldn't care less than I do now.

Each time a new game demo is shown at E3 or another convention, I forget about the First Civ, Desmond, Abstergo, etc. I only think about the time period and characters and what new gameplay elements we'll be able to mess around with this time. That's where the real heart of the series lies. But they're stuck having to use it at this point, so let's hope it's used well from now on.

This makes me sad for 2 reasons:
1 - The modern day conspiracy story, Assassins vs Templars, hidden messages in glyphs the players to figure things out, and the looming conflict with TWCB, etc was all part of the major reasons I thoroughly enjoyed the first few AC games.
2 - I kind of agree with your statements above that it should be scrapped at this point. It has gotten to the point that it adds nothing to the game experience, so why even include it?

“To have peace there must be strife; both are part of the structure of the world and requirements.” - Ancient Egyptian Proverb

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It's not even that I hate the modern day plot, it's just so messed up at this point. I liked being surprised when I put in AC1 and found out that the Assassin from the past was merely a genetic simulation, but now it's, "Apocalypse! Not-Aliens want to make us their slaves!"

Next thing you know, Eagle Sense will allow us to possess guards and I'll flip over the table from not being able to take it anymore.

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I don't mind the craziness, honestly. It's what sets Assassin's Creed apart from other games.
I know Ubisoft has a plan to tie all of this together - and I hope we start seeing that plan.
Abstergo is very much still a problem, but if we do get a Templar/Assassin team-up to stop Juno and her Sages I'm going to cry of happiness. Also I still want my "Desmond AI versus Juno AI final series boss fight, flickering across every kind of simulation, every time period and multiple Animi servers."

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Well here's a clue about the modern day. Arno is NOT a ancestor of desmond.

To be fair, you have to have a very high IQ to understand Rick and Morty. The humor is extremely subtle, and without a solid grasp of theoretical physics most of the jokes will go over a typical viewer's head. There's also Rick's nihilistic outlook, which

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That's very interesting, and I was hoping for something like that. This means we get to explore more of Assassin's Creed's lore, story, and it means that Abstergo has moved on with their Surrogate Initiative even more than before.

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EzioAltair17 wrote:
Well here's a clue about the modern day. Arno is NOT a ancestor of desmond.

How do you know? I thought Desmond had ancestors in Revolutionary France, through the matrilineal line. Did I miss an interview where a developer said that?

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gerund wrote:
EzioAltair17 wrote:
Well here's a clue about the modern day. Arno is NOT a ancestor of desmond.

How do you know? I thought Desmond had ancestors in Revolutionary France, through the matrilineal line. Did I miss an interview where a developer said that?

http://youtu.be/XYf57HUXOno?t=1m25s

Unless he's lying it's a new bloodline...

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I think I've just seen the most interesting idea for the modern day yet, and from the official xbox blog no less: http://news.xbox.com/2014/07/games-assassins-creed-unity-french-revoluti...

"And the guillotine was a legal form of execution in France until 1981. (...) The fact that the guillotine was in use so recently makes us hope that the modern-day segments in Unity might occur in the '60s or '70s. But that's probably just a paisley-patterned pipe dream."

It would be really amazing for the modern day to happen in the animus as well, and would definitely be a new thing for the series. I wonder if that's what's being hinted at? It would certainly be a way to get the Eiffel tower into the game.

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