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Falling Into the Story

Assassin’s Creed. That’s right, today I’m talking to you about a video game. Now, I’m not a big gamer by nature. It’s never really been my thing, but my roommate loves that game to pieces. I’ve watched her play it time after time, and it actually has me intrigued. The game itself has this completely fascinating story arc that draws you in. Even if you’re just sitting there and watching someone else play, stick around to watch the cut scenes sometime.

You’ve got this guy, this one person in a sea of thousands, who’s just trying to right a wrong and bring deserving punishment to the guilty. Most games have a heroic arc, but this one engages you. You fall into the story, and maybe it’s just me, but I think this is a game that was written by a writer, for a writer. There are so many different angles and twists that can happen.

The game seems to ask the player this one simple question: When you’re the only one who sees the truth, and you have the power to stand up in defense of the subjugated, will you do it, or will you hide in the shadows?

Should you pick it up and try your hand at the game, I’d say go for “Brotherhood”, or “Syndicate”. They really are quite fascinating.