Balancing Fiction vs Fact in Video Games

by Rachel Baker on October 14, 2014

This is a great look at the different factual people and events during the time period of Assassins Creed Unity; and the balancing act Ubisoft did to make it feel right.

Assassin’s Creed Unity – Side Content Guide.

How do you balance the fictional struggle between the Assassins and the Templars with real historical events? This is something the Assassin’s Creed franchise has always worked to perfect – and in Assassin’s Creed Unity, it’s being handled in a new way: the game’s Parisian history-driven side content.

“Some of the side missions in the game let you play with characters that are relevant to the French Revolution, but are less linked to the fight between the Assassins and the Templars,” Assassin’s Creed Historian Maxime Durand explains. These missions are where you get a real taste for what was happening in France during the French Revolution. You’ll be solving murder mysteries and investigating cults and myths, as well as meeting historical figures that played important roles during the revolution. Durand gave us a bit of a history lesson and walked us through just a sliver of these side stories and the people you’ll encounter.

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