[holding obligatory “i’m white”-sign]
isnt it funny how all the ac games, parts of a series with the slogan “history is our playground”, have been set in times and places influenced by white christians. syria during the crusades, 15th century italy, 18th century america and now 18th century…
Yes, let’s forget that AC1 had middle eastern main characters and made the white guys the antagonists. Or about how we played in Constantinople that involved the Byzantine empire. Or maybe remember that Aveline wasn’t just black, but a female assassin that was so popular, she got an HD remake to consoles and extra dlc on AC4 (a game that included a separate story dlc about an African assassin you play alongside during most of the main game).
Oh, and AC3! A game where you play as a Mohawk native American assassin being trained by a black former assassin where you hunt down and slay almost exclusively white men.
Yeah, Ubisoft just loves white folk. Buncha racists is what they are.
"despite all the freedom that comes with making historical games, they chose to only portray the parts of history where white men were present.”
please read the post before commenting oh my god. it was about how the settings of the ac games so far have been largely influenced by white people, friend or enemy. the white guys being the antagonists doesnt remove the fact that the game is largely affected by them, and it would be a breath of fresh air to see an ac game set in for example ancient egypt or medieval japan.
i am absolutely not complaining about the diversity in the series pre-black flag but after assassin’s creed 3 the series turned in to “white stubbly man’s creed”
I guess I have to spell this out.
White people have influenced a lot of history. It so happens that these interesting parts of history have the most fun environments to free run around in. It’s a GAME, therefore it has to be fun. AC3 had colonial cities, which meant no high buildings and wide, open areas. Not fun for this type of game mechanic. Same with Black Flag. You didn’t find yourself going up many buildings compared to sailing, did you?
So going to a place such as ancient Egypt, Africa, Aztec empire, etc, won’t be as fun as the series stands currently (even though I’d love for them to find excuses to go there). They’d have to improve the mechanics or find some way for us to forget the need to get that vertical rush.
Who cares if the settings were influenced by white people? We all know they have and that they ruin everything they touch. We get to kill them in these games for doing so.
white people have influenced history, yes, but amazingly there’s been more than just europe for millennia.
asia actually existed pre european colonialism. in fact chinese history is documented for over 4000 years. historically yes the chinese have always had more of an emphisis on horizontal architecture over vertical. but for example let’s take the forbidden city, built in the 1400s, has a vertical height in places of up to 36m and the surrounding walls are 8m high. that is no less interesting or fun than a two story building in colonial boston. and you want sailing? chinese junks were developed between 900 and 1200 ad, with seafaring vessels documented since the 2nd century. and you wanna climb on ships, up ships and around ships?
that’s zheng he’s junk compared to columbus’ ship. how’s that for a vertical rush? that was built at the start of the 1400s and columbus wouldn’t be born for another 45 years.
still not enough then how about the hanging temple in the shanxi province? it was built more than 1500 years ago and is about 75m high on the mountain side.
but how about machu picchu then?
it was built at the height of the inca empire, 100 years before the spanish conquests. the incans were also known for building rope bridges over canyons and gorges. that could provide a lot of vertical rush and places to explore.
in north india they had high as fuck walls and elaborate spires by the 10th century. the portuguese weren’t going to arrive until the 1400s
there’s in fact a site called great zimbabwe that served as a royal palace. the archaeologists that worked on it were pressured to deny its construction by black people. it was built with out mortar and reaches height of up to 11m high.
chichen itza is 24m heigh, the great pyramid of giza is 139m, the temple of horus is 36m, the great pyramid of cholula is 55m. luxor temple, karnak? places dont have to have a white influence to have a ‘vertical rush’. vertical structures have been built for years. and they could be fun, just as fun the building in black flag even.