The advancement of technology brought with it a whole new experience in entertainment.
Video games could now be found in almost every house you enter.
Video games are a great way to release stress and relax.
They are also one of the ways through which people entertain themselves or pass the time.
There are hundreds of video games out there that several electronic companies have developed.
A little survey will probably find that most people enjoy sports and adventure games a lot.
This would be great made up of young people as well.
People in Ghana are no exception when it comes to playing video games.
In Ghana, the video games that most people seem to play a lot are the sports and combat genres.
However, we would like to introduce another genre of video games to you, the historical genre.
Most people in Ghana are already familiar with the Assassin’s Creed video game series, and it is relatively common among avid video game players.
However, for those of you who do not know anything about it and the avid history fans here, kindly allow us to take you on a bit of a journey.
The Assassin’s Creed video games were launched in 2007, with the first game bearing the same title.
Ubisoft develops the video games in this series, and they are set around actual historical events that happened in the years in which the games are set.
This makes the games a great and fun way to learn some history as you play.
The main mechanic of the game is to use stealth in most cases to dispatch your enemy as you uncover secrets and foil plots in an age-long battle between the Assassins and the Templars.
The Templars are a group of people mostly made up of people with power and wealth who want to control the violent nature of humankind by ruling them with order and taking away their free will.
On the other hand, the assassins are a secret sect of highly skilled killers who believe that humankind must be allowed their free will to make their own decisions regarding their nature.
This causes a fight between the Templars and the Assassins for ages into the present day.
Apart from the main characters of the game and their immediate family members being fictional, most of the people you will encounter in the video game are actual individuals who existed in that time frame in which the particular game is set.
The game’s main character relives the memories of his ancestors who were assassin through a device known as the animu.
This means that the player is essentially controlling a person in the modern era who shows memories of his ancestors who lived thousands of years ago.
There has been a total release of 11 console games aside from those released for mobile devices.
Let us a brief look at some of the games, the most popular ones.
All The Popular Assasin’s Creed Video Games
The first game in the series introduces the main modern-day protagonist, Desmond Miles, to the player. He relives the memories of his assassin ancestor who lived during the 1100s known as Altair Ibn La’Ahad.
Altair is given a series of missions that he must accomplish to redeem himself after he caused an initial mission to fail, resulting in one member of the assassin losing an arm.
Altair later becomes the mentor of the assassin brotherhood.
Assassin’s Creed 2
The second game in the series introduces a new ancestor character known as Ezio Auditore.
This game is set in Italy in the 1400s and follows Ezio’s induction into the brotherhood as he avenges his father and elder brothers’ deaths.
Ezio is one of the best-known characters of the series and is regarded as a fan favorite among avid players of the game series alongside Altair.
You will see historical people like Rodrigo Bolgia, the real-life pope during that time, and his evil son Cesare Bolgia and his daughter Lucrezia Borgia.
You will also meet a young Leonardo Da Vinci, yes the world-famous Leonardo who painted the Mona Lisa, and Italian Politian and writer Niccolo Machiavelli.
Assassin’s Creed 3
Set in America in the 1700s during the time that America was a colony of England.
This game brings a new character known as Conor as he fights to destroy Templar’s influences. This game also introduces historical figures to the player.
Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood
The third game picks off exactly where the second game left off and is set in the early 1500s.
The player now controls a middle-aged Ezio, and the game is set in Italy once more as he fights to rid Rome of the Templar’s influence.
You will meet an older version of the real-life characters you met in the second game, such as Leonardo and Machiavelli.
Assassin’s Creed Revelations
The fourth game is the final time in which you will be using Ezio.
This time he is an older man in his 50’s and sets out on a journey to find a library that Altair constructed.
The player controls both Ezio and Altair in this game. However, Altair’s scenes are not that many.
That game also shows the final years of Altair in his 90’s.
The game is set in the Ottoman Empire (modern-day Turkey).
It introduces real-life characters such as Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent, a prince at that time, his father Sultan Selim the Grim, and his uncle Prince Ahmet.
It also gives the player a view of Ottoman culture after years of killing bad guys in Italy.
Assassin’s Creed Rogue
This game follows the story of an assassin who betrays the brotherhood and joins the Templars after witnessing events that make him think that the killers were causing more harm than good.
Assassin’s Creed Origins
Origins are the game that shows the beginnings of the assassin brotherhood in ancient Egypt.
The player controls an Egyptian medjay known as Bayek, who takes it upon himself as the protector of Egypt to bring down the beginnings of the Templar organization, which is known as the ‘Order of ancients.’
Players will meet the famed Cleopatra, who was one of the last Pharaohs to rule Egypt.