The Brotherhood Continues

This Christmas break the long awaited Assassin’s Creed movie is finally coming out. (Prepare yourself because this whole blog post is me geeking out.) Even if you are not a gamer you have at least heard of the Assassin’s Creed games. Pretty much every year since the release of the first game back in 2009 Ubisoft has been making new additions and new stories to this awesome gaming series. What I know about the movie is that the movie is set in Spain during the 15th Century and thats it. So I’m just going to blog about the main Assassin’s Creed games and my love for them.

The story of these games starts with a young bartender named Desmond Miles being kidnapped by a company named Abstergo Industries. Desmond had a long and famous history of ancestors being apart of a group called The Brotherhood. The Brotherhood is made of Assassins keeping the world at peace and fighting against the Templars, who wish to create “order and control” over the freedom of individuals. Abstergo Industries, which is a Templar organization, made a machine called “The Animus”. “The Animus” lets you live your ancestors life like they lived them, and this is why they kidnapped Desmond. They forced him to go into the “The Animus” and live the life of his Syrian ancestor, Altair Ibn-La’Ahad (have fun pronouncing that). Abstergo made Desmond do this because the Templars were looking for something called The “Pieces of Eden”.

The beginning of the second game, Desmond escapes Abstergo with the help of a worker named Lucy Stillman, who is an undercover Assassin. Lucy leads Desmond to an Assassin cell in Italy, whose members are Lucy, Shaun Hastings and Rebecca Crane. Lucy also stole some of Abstergo’s blueprints of “The Animus” so Desmond could continue finding the “Pieces of Eden” before the Templars do. But this time Desmond is not living the life of his Syrian ancestor Altair but the life of his Italian ancestor Ezio Auditore da Firenze (have fun). You play Ezio for the next three games because Ezio is freaking awesome and the time is set during The Renaissance which is also freaking awesome. After finding Ezio’s piece of Eden, Desmond goes to New York with Rebecca, Shaun, and his father.

In the “third” game (which is actually the fifth game because everybody REALLY liked Ezio) you play as an Assassin AND a Templar in colonial America during the time the ¬†American Revolution begins. Desmond lives the life of (wait for it) Ratonhnkake:ton (please don’t ask me how to pronounce that) later in the game he earns the name Connor (thank you Ubisoft) and he is an Assassin from the Mohawk Tribe. But before you play as Connor he play as Haytham Kenway who is a British Templar and he is also…Connor’s father. I know, I know! At the end of the game, after you find Connor’s Piece of Eden, Desmond dies. He just straight up dies after five games. Even though the third game is an emotional rollercoaster it’s my favorite one. Its my favorite one because I love how they depict Native Americans. They didn’t do the classic Hollywood Native Indian, they actually learned the culture and the language of the Mohawk people. The voice actor for Connor, Noah Watts, learned the whole Mohawk language even though he is personally apart of the Crow Tribe.

Now if you excuse me, I’m going to find a Connor costume to wear for Halloween.

 

 

 

 

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  1. BethCTech says:

    Great post! Your repeated “freaking awesome” refrain intensifies your emotion (as you intended), and I enjoyed the hearing you develop your voice, or unique writing style, in the repeated jokes about how to pronounce the character’s names. I tried playing Assassin’s Creed once, but didn’t get into it. Maybe I should give it another go, once I finish all these Interview Analysis papers.

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