Character Feature: Edward Kenway

Seeing a debate about the Kenway family on an Assassin’s Creed video recently, has made me sit down and really think about why I think the protagonist of Black Flag is the best one since Ezio and, perhaps, comes dangerously close to toppling the Italian as the series defining character. Advertisements

Good Storytelling in Video Games: Assassin’s Creed Rogue

This is more of an addendum to the AC summary I posted almost a year ago. About a month ago, knowing I was on the verge of trading in the XBox 360, I hastily purchased and played through Assassin’s Creed Rogue, intrigued as I was for promised spoilers for Unity and to close off the North American … Continue reading Good Storytelling in Video Games: Assassin’s Creed Rogue

Character Feature: Ezio Auditore

Back to the video game characters here. Regular readers will know I am a big Assassin’s Creed fan. Now I have finally traded in my XBox 360 and won’t be able to play again as this character, I want to tell you why Ezio is my favourite AC protagonist.

Great Story Telling in Video Games: Assassin’s Creed Part 2

“Requiescat in Pace” This is the second part of my my Assassin’s Creed summary. Part 1 is here; I recommend you read that first for a summary of the ongoing story. As you can see, the story is pretty complex, covering some important and slightly obscure eras of history. On top of that, we deal … Continue reading Great Story Telling in Video Games: Assassin’s Creed Part 2

Great Story Telling in Video Games: Assassin’s Creed Part 1

Dr. Vidic: What if I told you the human body not only housed the individual’s memory, but the memory of his ancestors as well? Genetic memory, if you will. Migration, hibernation, reproduction. How do animals know when and where to go, what to do? Desmond: That’s just animal instinct. Dr. Vidic: Now you’re arguing semantics, Mr. … Continue reading Great Story Telling in Video Games: Assassin’s Creed Part 1

Video Games with the Best Storylines

Those of us in our thirties who have been playing video games since we were knee high to a grasshopper might have fond memories of our early gaming lives. Pac-Man, Space Invaders, Defender… they were all pretty simple and generally lacked a real storyline. Some did attempt to create the illusion of a plot with … Continue reading Video Games with the Best Storylines