“Desmond Needs To End” – Assassin’s Creed Will Be Better Off When He’s Dead
Assassin’s Creed 3 will feature Desmond Miles. Desmond Miles has been in all of the main Assassin’s Creed games to date. There aren’t too many people around that I know of with any real love for Desmond Miles. Desmond Miles needs to go away.
Alex Hutchinson, creative lead on Assassin’s Creed 3, said these following words with his mouth (or possibly typed them) to be reproduced on the internet by gaming portal Polygon:
“I think Desmond needs to end. At some point. You know what I mean? Things that go on too long lack resonance. We’re asking people to remember seven years’ worth of story. Which is like saying you were in junior high and now you’re finishing college. And you need to remember what you were doing in junior high.
“It’s more like The Twilight Zone. There’s always a guy introducing it and he’s there every episode, but each game completes its own story. Assassin’s Creed 1 was Altair’s story. Ezio has been and gone. You can engage with these historical stories individually without having to necessarily understand Desmond’s story. But yes, we eventually do have to wrap it up.”
But I’m not as fair, or understanding, as Hutchinson. Desmond Miles doesn’t just need to end. Desmond Miles needs to die. Probably in some kind of horrible, violent accident.
There aren’t too many people around that I know of with any real love for Desmond Miles. Killing Desmond Miles off would probably cheer them up. Lord knows they’re a miserable bunch.
And the best part is it means we would be far less likely to ever see any first-person Doom-Tetris again. Because that’s the real reason Desmond Miles needs to die.