Posted by : Wendy B Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Ubisoft‘s Assassin’s Creed sits on my Steam Wall of Shame and will likely be joined by many more games in the near future thanks to the pending Steam Summer Sale. Like the other games on my list, I swear I am going to play it one day. I love games with strong story and character development, and Assassin’s Creed sounds like a series I could really enjoy for those reasons alone, but I’m also impressed by its diversity. In an industry dominated by white male lead characters, it offers so much variance. Players get to see the world through the eyes of Ratonhnhaké:ton, a.k.a. Connor, a half-Mohawk assassin in Assassin’s Creed III, or Adéwalé, a Trinidadian slave turned pirate in Assassin’s Creed IV: Freedom Cryamong others. Race and culture, especially when dealing with touchy subjects in history, can be dangerous material, but based on some of the articles I’ve been reading, the developers have put the utmost care and attention into getting it right and being respectful to the events and the people.


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