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Newspaper Attacks Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed 3

Christian Johnson 11/19/2012 News

Assassin’s Creed 3 has made quite a impact on the gaming world. With both positive and negative reviews still flooding in, Ubisoft’s third and presumably final installment to the long-running Assassin’s Creed franchise has rapidly rose the ladder to notoriety.

On the negative side of things, Canada’s The Globe and Mail newspaper had a lot to say about Assassin’s Creed 3. Before I begin, I would like to state that the writer who’s ranting about the games supposed “distorted history”  has disregarded quite a few major details regarding game plot. In fact, I’m almost certain they have never played the game. Is he or she at fault for not doing the research? Yes. Heck, yes! Now, I’m not at all a huge fan of Assassin’s Creed 3, but I at least played the game before I pointed out its flaws.

“Whose side is Ubisoft Montreal on, anyway?” is the question the writer throws out there. He or she seems to be heavily concerned with the incorrect notion that Assassin’s Creed 3 presents a Amerocentric view of the Revolutionary War. Of course, anyone that has played the game knows this to be false.

The passage below however seems to indicate the false assumption of game that the writer focuses on.

Even assuming someone at Ubisoft has an awareness of Canadian history – and that requires a leap of faith – it’s unlikely they would have done anything differently. The size of the U.S. video-gaming market pretty much dictates who the good guys are and who the bad guys are.

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Again, I have to reiterate that person who’s making these wild assumptions appears to have never bothered to play the game. It’s almost mind boggling to believe that people sill criticize things without first doing research. Even more upsetting is how a newspaper would even give the editorial the green light.

Assassin’s Creed III is just a video game. But given the dearth of history instruction in our schools, it might be the only place that Canadian young people are learning about the Revolutionary War. At very least, they need to be equipped to separate the Ameriphilia from the facts.

So what do you think about the newspaper slandering Assassin’s Creed 3? Is there any valid point to be concluded from the quotes above or are they simply just over criticizing a game they know nothing about? Comment below to tell us what you think.

 

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Hailing from the City of Brotherly Love, I'm a unabashed nerd, poet, and writer of nerdy movie, tv related news, reviews, and editorials. Current head of Movies & TV Division.

  1. kcassidy 11/19/2012 at 7:24 pm

    I'm on the fence. On one hand, as a Canadian I do understand the author's point about Canadian history being valid (as every country's schools seem to have problems in keeping history correct), but as you point out which is the major point here: It's a game. It's historical in nature. It's not a re-enactment.

  2. Sokos6 11/19/2012 at 10:18 pm

    This is hilarious.

  3. Scorp_Moonopoly 11/20/2012 at 12:16 am

    Crap, I guess we won't be playing this in history class now :(

  4. Knighti2 11/20/2012 at 11:15 am

    I have not played this series at all but it is a game correct? Ubisoft is not selling it as an instructional tool for classroom lectures I do not believe. People need to get a grip and find real problems to address not just running at the mouth about unimportant drivel. Get real.

  5. Skott_Jimenez 11/23/2012 at 11:09 am

    Yes another small time writer trying to make a name for himself by attacking something far more popular that he is. Sadly, he's failing miserably and getting popular not because he's right about anything but because people are pointing out what a total moron he is. Just point and laugh then move on.

  6. Geo314 11/28/2012 at 9:47 pm

    It's the fifth installment, not the third. Assassin's Creed, Assassin's Creed 2, Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, Assassins' Creed: Revilations, Assassin's Creed 3. And that's just on console.

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