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Submitted by Pozzle 601d ago | interview

This Assassin’s Creed Heroine Is a Great Black Game Character. Here’s How It Happened

Kotaku: Curious about what went into making Aveline so great, I e-mailed Jill Murray, who worked with the Bulgaria-based Ubisoft Sofia dev studio as a writer on the portable Assassin's Creed. It's not just me who thinks Aveline's story was memorable. Murray, along with co-writer Richard Fareze, just won an award for Outstanding Achievement in Videogame Writing from the Writer's Guild of America. (It's got an award-winning soundtrack too.) In the interview below, she talks about the research that went into the game, why the attitudes keeping more games from having more diverse characters suck and how she wants to write herself out of a job. (Assassin's Creed 3: Liberation, PS Vita)

rpd123  +   601d ago
She's actually not that good a character. Zero characterization happened in that game, and her "origin" was extremely rushed and you have no idea why she became an assassin. It's a great game overall, but that doesn't make her a good character. And to be honest, her being a woman who wasn't super duper sexualized was more refreshing than a her being black.

Also, it irks me that people think she's the only diverse character in the franchise, when pretty much every assassin has been diverse compared to games today. An Arab, Italian, and half Native American aren't typically your protagonists in a game.

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