Hey, Rek here and I’m excited to finally write my first article. I decided to start the reviewing of games with my take of Assassin’s Creed. I personally love all of the Assassin’s Creed games (even though the first few were a bit glitchy). The concept is complex and it combines history, an interesting story, and interactive action.
Let’s dive in: The story behind Assassin’s Creed starts out in present day. The main character is Desmond Miles. He was born into a family of assassins that expected more of him than he could possibly give. After finally having enough of it, he left them, and tried to live a normal life, even with the knowledge he knew about his families past. He is abducted by a company known as Abstergo Industries, later on we’ll discover this corporation are actually the Knight’s Templar.
They sent him out on a special project known as Animas. Animas is a device that allows people to experience the lives of their ancestors through the consciousness in a dream like state. Each game represents a different time period where Desmond or you (it’s in the first person beyond Assassin’s Creed 3) travels through the subconscious and you become the assassin ancestor. You go on many missions, but they all lead to one particular item, and that is a piece of Eden… yes, of Adam and Eve.
The pieces of Eden represent a piece of technology that is a source of unlimited power created by the Gods themselves. He actually talks to Juno and Minerva, mostly Hera though.
Desmond dies in Assassin’s Creed 3. He died protecting the world from a apocalyptic solar flare. From then on, you play as two different people. You play as the Templar version and also an Assassin recruit. it becomes a bit confusing, but the end product is totally worth it because it allows the player to get different views of both sides of the story.
Okay so let’s talk about the newest game coming out in October which is Assassin’s Creed Syndicate. It is set in the Industrial Revolution of Victorian London. Check out the trailer below!
Alright so what did we just watch? This trailer is definitely up there as far as game trailers go. I liked the whole environment of the world design and graphics, The story line that we get from this, is that, we will be following an assassin for sure so we know we are on the assassin recruit side because we observed the target which was, I assume, a Templar. We can also see the assassin using a grappling hook, I just think that’s cool, because before it was only hand climbing. The grappling hook will allow the player to reach areas more efficiently. The carriages show the transportation system is progressing. Dare we say that someday we will see actual automobiles?
The switching between the assassin wearing a top hat to a hood is interesting. This may be a simple design mechanic, but if I can buy the best top hat in London then I will darn surely do that!
We are also introduced to the Rooks which were of course a famous London gang. They usually try to involve some sort of aspect of the time period and it makes sense that the assassin would try to infiltrate a strong group that needed a path to follow. We also see signs about ending child labor which I am assuming is one of the causes that our assassin will take upon as his personal crusade.
Here is the first official photo of Michael Fassbender as the assassin Callum Lynch. The movie is slated to start production next week and will be released in December of 2016. Information has slowly trickled and we don’t know too much as of yet, but I am cautiously optimistic judging from the costume alone.
We do know that they are not including any of the past games as their story line and this could be interesting. It could mean that there would be a whole new story arc that we are being introduced too.
We’ll keep you updated as soon as we hear anything and of course I will be reviewing Assassin’s Creed Syndicate when it comes out.