With the Assassin's Creed series bathing in historic details, do gamers actually care or are they just in it for the quick kill?
I do. A lot. Gives the game a lot more intellectual integrity. I like to think a lot of other gamers are like myself, and don't go to games simply for explosions and on rails machine gun sequences. The amount of stuff I've learned from Assassins Creed, history wise, is crazy. Beats me doing my usual activity of tralling through Wikipedia every night, reading about historical figures and events. That's just me though. @Agreed. It's what makes the AC series quite unique in some aspects. It's kind of like an interactive history lesson. Kind of XD
History is one of the reasons I love assasins creed. There is no such thing as to many details if it is done right.
I agree, but I'd say most gamers care more about "historic flavor" than "historic details", at least as far as accuracy is concerned. A unique historical setting helps set a game apart, and all the details that flesh out that setting are great, but games like AC obviously play it a little loose when it comes to historical characters and events. Any history nut would find plenty fo faults with the game's historical depictions, but as long as the setting adds character to the game, it generally gets forgiven :)
At the same time, they admitted they sometime go against historical facts, like having a statue that didn't exist at that period because they still wanted to have it in the game. And it's still funny and interesting to have some inaccuracies in the game because it encourages you to look for the facts yourself and then realize "Oh I've seen that in the game!" or "They've invented that!".
i think for a game like AC, history plays a huge part. I loved the Renaissance period as a point in history, very interesting and radical ideas were formulated during this time. So for me, history was a huge factor into the storyline of AC, It has to fit with what i know of history with the games narrative.
As a historian, yes! I've loved exploring history through the AC series.
I don't know how accurate the history in AC games is and for some reason I haven't found out, so I just take it as lore and background info for the game itself. I always read all the character & place descriptions so I know I'm interested in it.
Same. I like playing in a world that I know is relevant to the past, and is something I hope the series continues to stick with.
They're not terribly accurate. The narrative takes a lot of liberties and you shouldn't expect ANY accuracy in that department. The main draw (for people actually familiar with the history) is the actual world design--which very often IS historically accurate--to a degree. Generally speaking, the historical elements of Assassin's Creed games are at about the same level as your average pulp historical-fiction novel. The nonfiction element is really just a thin veneer to add depth to an otherwise forgettable yarn.
I don't think I've been able to take the history of the Assassin's Creed games seriously once I found out aliens and magic technology or whatever are involved. Reminds me too much of late night "history" specials starring crazy people.
I find the history quite interesting in general but barely pay any attention when playing. My focus lies purely with the mission. Everything else is just a distraction.
France, Spain and the Dutch Republic all secretly provided supplies, ammunition and weapons to the revolutionaries starting early in 1776. After early British success, the war became a standoff. The British used their naval superiority to capture and occupy American coastal cities while the rebels largely controlled the countryside, where 90 percent of the population lived. British strategy relied on mobilizing Loyalist militia, and was never fully realized. A British invasion from Canada ended in the capture of the British army at the Battle of Saratoga in 1777. That American victory persuaded France to enter the war openly in early 1778, balancing the two sides' military strength. Spain and the Dutch Republic—French allies—also went to war with Britain over the next four years, threatening an invasion of Great Britain and severely testing British military strength with campaigns in Europe. Spain's involvement resulted in the expulsion of British armies from West Florida, securing the American southern flank. The decisive British naval victory at the Battle of the Saintes thwarted French and Spanish plans to drive Britain out of the Caribbean, and the joint Franco-Spanish attempt to capture the British stronghold of Gibraltar also resulted in similar defeat
So uhm... you care then?
That was actually a pretty interesting read. I love history.
Gameplay-story-graphics-histor ical accuracy, in that order....the history adds to the believability of the setting, and is good for getting nods from intellectuals, but if the story is shit none of that really matters
he Templars change there name to Free Mason and went in to hiding because King George tried to kill them off so they left Europe to come to the new world called America. Now the founding fathers was Free Masons George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin was in a Secret cult and Friends with the King of France that how the French came in the war. The war was for the America to be free from England rules and the take over for the Templars, I mean Masons that's they name now you can see symbols around Washington D.C, The statue of Liberty that the French gave us and some of the powerful people in D.C are Free Mason right now, the country being ran by them.
yes we do, don't make things up this is a history u can't change it!
Don't ever change the formula Ubisoft.
I like historical accuracy, but don't sacrifice gameplay for it. I do NOT want to sit through a half hour cut-scene just for a history lesson. I know the American Revolution well, as most Americans do. (I imagine British children have to learn about it, too. Lol.)
can i haz more history plz?
the history of 3 is one of the reasons I'm actually interested in it. I haven't been too impressed by the combat and quests in the AC series thus far, but the historical/environmental elements of the game are excellent.
Well if you don't it's still a great game. But if you do you can sound smart by knowing about history just by talking about assassins creed :p
Yes. I want to know about how Thomas Jefferson had 6 half black children. I want to know about how Ben Franklin was a raging pedophile. I want to know about how much of an elitist George Washington was. I want to know all the REAL history they didnt teach us in high school.
You should read "That's Not in My American History Book." I'm not joking, that's an actual book (also available in audio book). It's fascinating.
I am intrigued by the stuff they dont want to tell us, I wish this game would shed some light on the things they dont want to teach us.
I don't care 1 way or the other.
Most of the time, the gameplay and quests in AC games are so boring that the only thing that makes the game exciting is the environments and history.
Read books to learn history properly. That's what I do, and it's 15000 times more efficient than gaming (for the learning purpose indeed)
Seriously though how many people that will play this game have one single clue what is or isn't historically accurate in this game?? It's a non-issue.
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