My Favourite Assassin's Creed Locations. - Elle May

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Wednesday, 24 April 2019

My Favourite Assassin's Creed Locations.

My favourite Assassin's Creed locations out of all of the games

Assassin's Creed gets a lot of hate when it comes to changing locations and characters, I personally don't mind the change because I love to see where they take the story and how well it works with the history that comes with locations. The games delve into a lot of facts behind each building, location and even character within the games and it always felt like a great tool for educating players instead of just giving them gameplay and you bet that's something I would love to see more of in other games. There are certain Assassin's Creed games I love and ones which I'm not so fond of but they all have some pretty cool locations so I thought I would tell you my top ones starting with Assassin's Creed 2:


The reason I picked AC2 first was because it's the top of my list and one one of my favourites, I used to waste hours running around in the game and exploring the vast beauty of the game, Ezio himself makes a location 100x better because he is cool as hell but the one main location I found myself loving most in AC2 was Venice, the game is set in Italy along with the other game Brotherhood, but when I first played as Ezio in AC2 for the first time I knew that I would keep coming back to that location. Some may have found it too crowded and wanted a more spacious place to roam around in but I loved climbing up the buildings and looking at the detail of what they managed to include, the statues attached to alone were fascinating. I looked up the buildings in the game compared to real life and they're pretty darn close to being accurate it makes you appreciate just how much time and effort goes into developing and making a game just to get it looking as close to real life as they can. Venice is a pretty old place and from what I have read it's been around since 400 A.D. it's known as the floating city as the building was built on top of the water and often faced being flooded due to the tide, it's definitely a place I have had on my travel list for a while now, I would love to explore the old buildings and see the rich history of Venice for myself one day!



Although Revelations wasn't the best Assassin's Creed game it did move us on to another country with new places to explore, we still followed Desmond and Ezio's story but it would, unfortunately, be the last game of Ezio's that we would see (the movie Ember's lets us see what happened to Ezio in his old age). Revelations is set in Constantinople which we now call Istanbul. I fully invested my time into this game even though it wasn't great, the thing that stood out most for me was how incredible the sky would look at times across the water and luckily now the Ezio games have been remastered I can capture screenshots of it as much as I like. Constantinople is set in the 16th century in Revelations at the time of the fall of Constantinople, the game takes place across 4 different districts; Constantin, Beyazid, Imperial, and Galata and it's Ezio's job to retrieve the seals of Altair hidden across each district.



The next choice is Assassin's Creed Unity, yes I know how hated this game was but in all honesty it's not as bad as people make out, I came across countless glitches but I still loved the story and setting of the game, it was a bit slow at times but the love story behind it was immense and Arno grew to be one of my favourite Assassin's Creed characters. AC Unity is set in Paris where you could run around freely and explore a number of different statement buildings throughout Paris as well as watching balloons floating through the sky and there is a scene where you get to ride in one! Unity is set in a time where the French Revolution is taking place and it's turned Paris into a huge mess, the parkour elements in the game make it great fun jumping and climbing around the city, especially when it comes to running away from enemies.



AC Origins is up there with my favourite Assassin's Creed games and I spent hours in photo mode because it was the first AC game to be given one and there was so much to take in and take photos of, as a fan of Egyptian history seeing the pyramids in the game was amazing especially Giza, I often go back to Giza just to watch the sun rise and go down behind pyramids. Being able to go inside and explore the pyramids further just upped my love for this game, so many hidden treasures to be found and explore. The game is set near the end of the Ptolemaic period in 49-47 BCE and is a mixture of fictional history and real events that had taken place. Your role is to play as a Medijay called Bayek and you can also play certain missions as his wife Aya, they take on the task to protect the people of the Ptolemaic Kingdom where widespread upheaval is taking place, there is a vast amount of history included in the game and we get to meet Cleopatra and Julius Caesar so for anyone else that loved this Era it's a must play game.



There are rumours that the next Assassin's Creed game will be set in the Viking age, if this turns out to be true I will extremely happy, this is an age that has always stood out to me and I would like to see how they implement a story about the Brotherhood of Assassin's in such a ruthless and interesting time in history. I was thinking it could start off with the story of a young female Viking who has had to survive some very hard times and eventually is taken in by an Assassin who raises her as their own, sounds pretty simple but seeing her make her way in life to find out who really killed her village and family would make hook me in. What are your favourite Assassin's Creed locations?


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