Yo-ho, yo-ho, an assassin’s life for meeeee.
The first time I played the seafaring segments of Assassin’s Creed III, I thought, “Wow, this looks really cool. But why would Ubisoft go to so much trouble to design all this naval warfare stuff? It seems like a lot of work for such a minor part of the game.”
I think we now have the answer.
This just in: video games are not historically accurate.
In an editorial that sparked a minor twitter firestorm Thursday, the Globe & Mail lashed out against Ubisoft Montreal’s action-adventure game Assassin’s Creed III, claiming the game “distorts history” by imagining a Native American hero who fights against the British redcoats during the American Revolution. That sound you hear are thousands of gamers’ palms simultaneously slapping against their faces.
Don’t be fooled, youth of Canada. This Native American assassin killing redcoats as part of a secret war against the Templars, as experienced by a guy from 2012 who is inside a high-tech brain-scanning machine that also allows him to visit the First Crusade and the Italian Renaissance, is NOT historically accurate.