PaladinRonin wrote:"Edward's motivations are purely selfish: he fights for glory. He has the skills of an Assassin, but he doesn't use them for the Creed. He is, at heart, a pirate. And he's not a "good" pirate like you see in children's tales - he is a criminal with a taste for infamy."
Then how is he an Assassin? This is somthing which I hope is addressed in the game. Connor was not an Assassin becasue he used the Creed for his own selfish ends. I hope the same will not be said of Edward.
Hah wow. Ya right. Connor trying to save his people, and still help everyone else around him while assassinating the Templars, was just so selfish. I fail to see how you could come to such a baseless conclusion. Practically everything Conner does is selfless and yet you think he's selfish. Wow. At times in the game Achilles actually has to tell Connor just to follow the Creed and kill the Templar because Connor is trying to do good and help others but Achilles is telling him that's not his job. The Assassins fight a war against the Templar they do not go around saving everyone they see. That was Connor's greatest problem with the Creed. So you see if anything he is by far the most selfless Assassin we have be introduced to yet. At one point Connor thinks about how it would be easier just to go home, back to his people, and live a simple life among them. However he doesn't do that, he knows he has a job to do.
All of the Assassins featured thus far in the series have all had their own problems with the Creed. Heck Altiar was very nearly executed for not following it's tenants. That doesn't mean any of them should not be considered Assassins. How you drew that conclusion and why you would think you have the right to determine who is and is not an Assassin is beyond me.
Do you not know what Assassins means? As long as Edward is killing the Templar targets set before him, he's an Assassin. Besides a story about a bad Assassin is far more interesting than a story about a goody goody Assassin who follows the Creed to a T and has no life. That's a major point of AC4. Getting to see how Edward deals with being a pirate and an Assassin. Getting to see how a bad man gets pulled into a good cause. Besides antiheroes are far more interesting then regular heroes.