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Ubisoft is well aware of the lukewarm fan response that Desmond has garnered in the Assassin's Creed series. The game's creative director says that by the end of Assassin's Creed III, those same players could very well change their opinions. If you haven't yet formed an opinion on the character, Ubisoft has released a new trailer that chronicles Desmond's journey throughout the series.
“The story of Assassin’s Creed, AC II, Brotherhood and Revelations was to build Desmond up,” creative director Alex Hutchinson told Edge. “He’s this guy who’s a bit of a nobody when it starts out, and gets new abilities through reliving the lives of his ancestors.
“So we’ve built this guy up over the course of the games, and I really believe that we can pay that off, and in retrospect he’ll be terrific. I don’t think anyone really liked Luke Skywalker in [Star Wars] A New Hope, but by the end of his character arc, this journey that he goes through, makes him amazing.”
One thing's for sure: Players will be able to pick up the game on October 30 and make up their own minds.
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Pretty nice recap of the general story of the series.
Can't wait for my Collector's Edition.
I've always really enjoyed finding out more about desmond. I hope there are some cool playable sections with him
I am so ready for this, I've always enjoyed Desmond's sections of the games and this should be the pay off we've all been waiting for...
Not long now!
He looks different in each game.
Personally, these games have always been more about being a badass assassin in olden times than about the present day situation
What?Well I for one paid attention to Desmond the most!He is the Animus driver!There are beings that are talking to him and teaching him across time!At the end of Revelations Ezio knew that his life was important to the men called Desmond!When AC1 ended and you see Desmond acquired the Eagle Eye I was like he learned from Altair and I wonder what else did he learn in the Animus.Man!Now look!AC is awesome!
I rather like Desmond. Just wish he was a more important character than a vessel for the majority of gameplay.
Meh, not really interested in Desmond, I liked the idea that the story was originally selling. That the Templar's were going to cause the cataclysm, that would have simply left it to Desmond to merely finish things off. But when they started bringing the ancient civilization and a natural disaster, it started to dilute the purpose of the ancestors and the struggle against the Templar's. And Desmond is the least interesting character, the ancestors are far more interesting.
I never did particularly like Desmond, but I think I'd like to think I will by the end of 3.