the mission comes before anything else, children get in my way, old men and women beg for coin, a "special" person shoves me? i will slaughter them all for the sake of the mission if i had my way.
Fine. When you get stabbed, robbed, and then forced to tediously run through killing nine specific targets, locating them by doing the exact same thing over and over again until you're ready to kill yourself just to alleviate the tedium...
No killing,no pickpocketting candy from a baby either :( Another sad thing is that you can kill adult(mother) bear but you can't kill babybears. Which is cruel,because infant animals have almost no chances of survival.
if you have to ask that question then you don't understand how mainstream media would report it. They would go nuts and retailers would threaten to not stock it etc. Its better to just not allow the murder of children in video games. Me - I would have throttled that laughing group of grubby urchins everytime in AC3 :D Every time. Then pet a passing cat and go about my day.