The Game Jar - The Science of Assassin's Creed

Anthony for TheGameJar writes: Over the last few years, a psychological epidemic has gripped gamers the world over. Symptoms of this curious syndrome have been known to include, among other things, an inexplicable desire to swan-dive from the roof of any building with medieval architecture. Although Ubisoft’s Assassins Creed franchise seems to have had success in creating a real-life ‘bleeding effect’ into gamer’s imaginations, an interesting question to ask is, “how much reality is there behind the concept of an ‘Animus’?” The question becomes especially pertinent this year, 2012 – the year the ‘near-future’ game has been set in from the outset, as well as the announcement of Assassins Creed 3.

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