I know being an assassin is all about killing people, but being an assassin in the Assassin’s Creed games is all about killing people for a purpose (or because they’re guards on a roof top and you don’t want to take the extra 20 seconds to maneuver around them) and without much fuss. So why’s the protagonist of AssCreed 3 going out of his way to shoot an arrow in this redcoat’s leg (NOT HIS KNEE) so he can brain him with his official Assassin’s Brand axe? Methinks the new assassin has a bit of a chip on his shoulders. Or he’s just a really shitty shot with an arrow. (Via Kotaku)
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