Tag: Assassin’s Creed

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Game Opinions: Authenticity and Accuracy

While recommendations for books, articles or occasionally a documentary are expected on a History course, it was surprising to hear a lecturer say that if you want to get the best feel for what London was like during the Victorian era, play Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate. After all, video games are just now gaining more mainstream…

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War, legends and classics: Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

As the developing team behind one of the most played franchises in the last decade, Ubisoft seemed to approach their award-winning Assassin’s Creed series with the perspective that ‘bigger is better’ in recent years. And although that’s run them into some trouble with previous titles, this mindset may have been just what was needed for…

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Assassin’s Creed Origins is wholly original

The latest instalment in Ubisoft’s flagship franchise was released in October, following a break from the yearly autumnal releases of previous years. The quality and sales figures of the Assassin’s Creed series had been slowly but steadily declining after the release of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag in 2013, as Ubisoft had set the bar…

Gaming, OldVenue

Assassin’s Creed And The Real Revolution

In a virtual land far, far away, assassins stealthily move through shadows, stab Templars in the street and swan dive into rather precarious looking barrels of hay. Assassin’s Creed is known for its distinctive main characters such as Ezio or Connor, who often clash with members of the Templar Order, in the ultimate struggle for…

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Year of Discontent

2014 was a landmark year in video-games. As the first full year with the current generation consoles of the Xbox One and Playstation 4 on the market, the ‘next-gen’ is becoming the norm in the release schedule. Despite the promise that this new generation will descend from the heavens and save us all, 2014 has…

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