The historical action-adventure game Assassin’s Creed that the French video-game publisher and developer, Ubisoft have been producing games for since 2007, have had their latest release in their gaming series, Assassin’s Creed III and PS Vita’s Version, Assassin’s Creed Liberation. Not only have they released games for the most popular platforms amongst gaming enthusiastic of PlayStation and Xbox, they have also released games for PC, Facebook, Nintendo DS, PlayStation Portable and Mobile. Throughout these short five years of Assassin’s Creed being produced, Ubisoft have released a total of twelve games for this series also releasing graphic novels and novels to follow this gaming series but also hopefully a Assassin’s Creed film.
The one improvement that people will notice if they have played Assassin’s Creed since 2007, like I have, is that in every new game released they have improved the combat skills but also the equipment you can receive as an assassin. Making it easier to kill Templars and less chance of you dying. The story lines for Assassin’s Creed always relate to a period within history and this is shown by the title scenes at the beginning of each game. Within these story lines there is always a search for something by the Assassins that the Templars have either got their hands on or are about to. These searches help Desmond who is in the present time to try and stop the end of the world happening.
The locations for the Assassin’s Creed series haven’t failed to impress any player who has played these games. Some of the locations anyone would of heard off from this gaming series are Florence, Venice, Rome and even in the states, New York and Boston. Ubisoft have made these locations historically correct as they possibly could make them for the time period that they were set in. Be it Rome and Jerusalem in the Third Crusade, Florence, Rome and Syria in the Renaissance and finally, New York and Boston in the American Revolution.
A lot of research went into finding out what New York and Boston looked like during the American Revolution so they could make it historically correct as they possibly could get it to be. If you compared New York and Boston from the American Revolution and the present 21st Century, they look completely different. But looking back at Venice and Rome throughout this gaming series, you can immediately tell which city you are in because they haven’t changed much with the historical landmarks still being in these cities in the present time.
So in my opinion, I feel that Ubisoft have done a great job on setting the scenes throughout this gaming series and making us, the player of the game, feel like we are in this time period just by the scenery. So to conclude, I believe that every single game that Ubisoft has released for the Assassin’s Creed series they have always improved on the combat skills which helps us kill Templars easier and quicker. The scenery for all of these games always impresses and amazes me of how well they have made them historically correct to the time period the game is set in.