richard99 wrote:My vote's for forgetting about the Desmond/animus/apocalypse side of things and just putting us straight in the history with more focus on the Assassin-Templar war.
More involving free running controls than holding RT, A and a direction, some cloak and dagger style stealth tricks borrowed from Splinter Cell to go along with the social stealth and difficulty settings for when I want a challenge could all make AC great. Oh and I reckon Paris in the French Revolution/Napoleonic Wars would be an amazing setting.
I quite like the changes you have suggested, especially the difficulty settings. I would love a hardcore mode where being hit once by the enemy equals death. The hardcore mode in the Red Dead GOTY edition made a quality game, many times more enjoyable for me.
I wasn't sure about Paris when I first thought about it, but if it was set at the end of the 19th century when the Eiffel Tower had just been built, it could be an amazing setting. I like the idea of China as well. (if only to play as an Assassin trained in Kung Fu)