Assassins Creed: The New Assassin (Episode 5)

AC3-FlagWell surprise, surprise, it wasn’t long after our journey to Constantinople that your parents announced yet another trip for the following year, and a whole new time period to.  Was I worried?  Not at all.  Although our relationship had started to crack, I had faith in your parents ability and as all relationships go, a change can go a long way to revitalizing the love between partners or so I thought. Continue reading

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Assassins Creed: The End Of Ezio (Episode 4)

It was no more than a week later that your parents announced that there would be another entry into the successful franchise a year later.  Honestly, my first reaction was a knee-jerk one.  How could you be coming next year again?  Can you actually afford that?  If we see each other so often then we might not have anything to talk about.  But after seeing what the new installment consisted of I felt my excitement grow, however and to be honest I wasn’t as excited as I thought I would be.  I was getting worried about you, now a yearly release,  you were trying to outdo yourself and I could see that you were getting frustrated.  Our adventure in Rome already had it’s fair share of cracks in the veil and now your parents were going to make you go to another continent.  It must have been exhausting. Continue reading

When Religion Meets Video Games

First off, I would like to apologize for the lack of posts this week.  Having a new human in our midst is quite tiresome and when i eventually have the free time i would rather sleep.  Rest assured I am going to try not make a habit of this and so, onto my thoughts…

A few weeks ago my wife and I were talking about religion.  Having our first child we were met with a number of pre-judgement judgements of when we were going to get Paige christened, who we should go to and how much our families would appreciate it.  Debbie and I are not really that religious so we are still uncertain as how to proceed.  While we were discussing this though one of my random thoughts popped out of my head and I said, ” I wonder why they don’t convert the bible into a video game?” 

The way the world is going it just seems to me that religion is taking a serious back seat if you compare what religion means to your parents or grandparents.  My generation had already started making conscious decisions about what religion they wanted and if they even wanted to have a religion.  On a personal note, I have never been what you would call a believer.  But there is a nagging doubt in my mind that  it all might be true.

Nobody can preach to me.  No one can convince me that I am one hundred percent wrong, but I think gaming could.

There have been countless religious films which have been pretty good in conveying a message and I only know a handful of games that have in your face religion in it and those ones sucked.  The lamest one I ever played was Captain Bible.707896-captainbible_large

What if you found a developer who could create a AAA title with the story of Noah and the Ark.  I and i don’t mean these easy games or click point adventures I’m talking serious hardware specs.  Imagine if you will, the flood has come, it’s a monsoon and the planet is flooded.  You get to steer the Ark to safety.  Base it on Assassins Creed 3‘s naval battle missions and that’s just one example of what could be done.

When you think about it in-depth it does tend to sound a bit lame but I’m confident that one of the big boy studios would be able to pull this off and send messages to people like me who might actually listen.

What story from the bible would you like to see in Video Games?

Let me know because I’m seriously curious

Assassins Creed 3: The Journey Begins

Well fellow Assassins, we are here.  We are together again after a brief period of peace.  Our adventures have not being for the faint of heart.  We’ve slit throats, punctured lungs, cracked skulls, severed arteries and have more than our fair share of fresh blood on our hands. Yet I find that more and more people are joining our cause.  Shedding their fear, and standing up for truth.  We’ve travelled to such beautiful places, met so many people that have affected our lives greatly.  But sadly, that beauty is an illusion over shadowed by a bright crimson blood.  As you all know, The Templars are on the verge of succeeding in their plan for world domination.  Their satellite launches on 21 December 2012 but that’s the least of our worries.  A terrible event is unfolding as we all harness our skills for the coming battle but if we’re not careful, there may not be a world left to save. According to Desmond a global disaster of epic proportions is already in motion.  He’s the only who can save us now.

We’ve stood with Desmond every step of the way.  We’ve watched him grow from just a barman to being one of the finest warriors we have ever had the fortune of knowing.  We’ve witnessed some of history’s finest assassins thanks to Desmond and the animus.  If not for him I doubt we would have been able to come so far.  We just have a little bit further to go.  Sadly we’ve also had our fair share of pain. Some of us here still feel the wound over Lucy’s death. We’ve spent nights trying to figure out how she could have done that to Desmond.   I can only imagine how Desmond feels. But we cannot dwell on these emotions.  I urge each and every one of you to focus on your mission.  Desmond will need all the help that we can give him.

And so tomorrow I will be accompanying Desmond again as he relives yet another life from a Mohawk tribe member named Connor in the year 1773.  We shall be exploring the frontier, early America and life under British rule.  Yes, we will be witnessing events that lead to the American Revolution.  We hope to uncover more information as time is running short.  We will uphold the tenants of our creed even in this age of history.  This is a daring part of our strategy if we are to succeed in our mission against Abstergo.  I dare not wonder what will happen if we fail, there is so much at stake.

Time is short, I must go assassins. We must stand together, unite behind Desmond and may each ounce of blood we draw come from the blood of The Templars. May you all have a safe journey and come back in one piece.  Honour our creed and remember that nothing is true and everything is permitted.

Attached is footage from the animus showing what we can expect from this era.

Peace be with you my brothers.