A look at Assassin’s Creed 3 from a history junkie.
So today I wanted to just take a look at the stories of games and to start it off let talk about Assassin’s Creed 3. Well truth is told that when I’m not playing games I am most likely watching whatever is on one of the history channels and how often is that, more than it should be, I’m sure.
Even after playing both Assassin’s Creed 1 and 2, which had rich story lines, you could only wonder what the next story would bring in the series. The main premise for the story remains the same Temple’s vs. Assassins, but the locations are different for each and including this time. I was a thrilled to learn that the story was to center around the colonies and the birth of the nation.
As the main part of AC3 story unfolds around and during the American Revolution. The area around the northeast is full of many characters. You have chances to meet many of the loyalists which began the movement to freedom from the English monarchy.
In this alternative reality you can meet Benjamin Franklin, Samuel Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and George Washington just to name a few. Is there any truth to the story to what happens in game to real life? The easy answer is no, but you believe what you want to believe, it is put together and still is a great story.
I would have to say that after looking over AC3 I more think it is about a good storyline than it is about history at all. UbiSoft just used people we have heard about and read about in school to retell us a likable story.
Without giving too much of the story away these characters each play apart in bring this game to conclusion with a great plot. Old Ben Franklin meets you in Boston looking for his missing pages to the almanac he is writing. He asks for you to help in finding the pages scattered around town.
Samuel Adams plays the biggest part in your in-game story. He becomes a friend and close ally in your battle against the Templar movement in the Americas.
Moving around is very similar style. You will be able to scale buildings and the environment just like the previous games alone with riding horseback and moving on the war ships of that time period.
One of the best features to this game is the cities. The city environments of Boston and Philadelphia have been recreated with amazing detail; the city is bustling with life and many characters such as the redcoats which freely roam inside the city. The cities buildings look accurate for the time period and area accurate to the history books.
While on a mission to help your mentor in Boston you witness the event that lead up to the Boston Massacre. In front of the old Customs House building British soldiers open fire on civilians that have gathered to protest the occupation of British Soldiers in the town.
In the game you a framed for starting the whole incident by the Templar’s, but with a little help from your friends you escape and continue your journey through the American colonies.
Adding to the game is in the manner in how you complete missions. When you complete mission you are giving a score, the score is based on how you completed the mission and if you finished and of the optional quest line. On some of the missions you will be given a higher score for no firing a shot, and that is and can be the complete opposite for the next mission.
As you progress through the story you will find the story is much like what has been told before. You are not just an Assassin you are a defender of what is right for all. Assassin’s Creed 3 has been a complete blast to re live stories of the past and to change history a little at least while in game. So from a history junkie perspective I think the stories are great in Assassins Creed 3 and well worth a play to see them play out for yourself.