|The Assassin Decreed
Author: en extase PM
Three tenets define the Assassin's Creed. 1. Stay your blade from the flesh of the innocent. 2. Do not draw attention to yourself. 3. Never compromise the Brotherhood. Unfortunately, Harry's a rule-breaker. DISCONTINUED.Rated: Fiction M - English - Adventure/Drama - Harry P. & Fleur D. - Chapters: 7 - Words: 27,235 - Reviews: 453 - Favs: 388 - Follows: 619 - Updated: 01-30-10 - Published: 10-14-07 - id: 3836799
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Basically, I hated the game.
Ironic, but not altogether unexpected. I know I know, I set myself up for failure and the loss of fifty dollars when I fell for the hype machine. I saw a medieval tale with a brilliant but vague implication of science fiction elements, and impulsively wrote a fanfic thinking there was no way Ubisoft could fuck such a golden premise up - and they gave their framing device away like a triple-cunted hooker. All that mystery reduced to a paint-by-numbers assassinate x-number of historical figures formula. Even that is buried under the repetitive monotony of the side-quests.
I don't think there's much that's workable. If you're going to write a Templar conspiracy, which is the overarching plot, there's no need to subordinate yourself to an unambitious video game.
So I'm proposing this:
I still have the creative spark for a cloak and daggers tale, just not one involving Assassin's Creed. I'm removing the crossover aspects completely and streamlining the bloated action sequences. I already have my pitch, and am working on overhauling the nonexistent plot. I'll reduce the excesses, like the faceless Death Eaters getting mowed down by the dozen, which was roundly criticized on DLP by even people that liked the story. The next time I update, everything will be replaced with the story significantly further along. I understand the basic tenets of storytelling now, especially the mystifying term "falling action", so it should be more bearable this time around. If there's no interest whatsoever, I'll work on my other projects.
If you disagree with my views on the franchise, there's a proper Assassin's Creed crossover entitled The Creed of Slytherin by dangerzone2. Whether you'll like it or not will be strongly influenced by whether you like the first sentence:
"The skies over Privet Drive were filled with thunder and lightning: forks of white energy were striking the ground with such force that miniature fires were being sparked up, only to be extinguished by the torrential rain and blown away with the hurricane force winds before the titans of thunder rumbled in anger, annoyed that the earth below was once again escaping the wrath of the storm."