Assassin’s Creed 2: Art, Politics, Religion, Conspiracy

Historian and writer Patrick Feng explores the historical accuracy of Assassin's Creed 2.

Elder-Geek: "Given the well established reputation of the accuracy in recreating the environments and architecture of the Crusader cities of Assassin’s Creed, Ubisoft’s meticulous designs for bringing to life the intricate architectural styles of Renaissance Italy in Assassin’s Creed 2 raised the bar in recreating historical locations in games. The developers not only went to the locations, but they also consulted local Renaissance historians such as Dr. Marcello Simonetta, whose most notable discovery was the real mastermind and execution of the notorious Pazzi conspiracy to assassinate Florence’s Lorenzo di Medici and his brother Giuliano. They even go as far as to bringing to life Lorenzo di Medici and Niccolo Machiavelli based on sculptures and portraits from the period."

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