Category: Liberation

Liberating the Machine

1. Like the rest of The_Critical_Is, I’ve been spending time with two Assassin’s Creed games: Liberation, a spin-off of Assassin’s Creed: III set in colonial New Orleans, and Freedom Cry, a downloadable series of missions for Assassin’s Creed IV set in Saint-Domingue. Both of these games are my first experiences with the Assassin’s Creed series; I’ve spent the most time with Liberation. As EA wrote last week, Liberation focuses on Aveline… Read more →

Is It Really About Love? Female Conflict in Assassin’s Creed

Assassin’s Creed is a complex game series. It blurs the lines between where the human player ends and where the assassin memory begins, with a digital human player somewhere in the middle of the two. It traces major events in world history, from the Crusades to the American Revolution to Transatlantic enslavement and most recently, the French Revolution. It has… Read more →