Video Gaming: Assassin’s Creed: Liberation

 

Unnoticed in the ways that mattered and exploited in the ways that left permanent fractures, the African people that came over during the Atlantic Slave Trade had to have found ways to survive and thrive in a land where they were looked on as property. – Evan Narcissekotaku.com/

Yet, accounts of such perseverance remain charged subject matter. Who can really get history right, when multiple factions want it told a certain way? You’d think a video game would be the last place anyone would look for a treatise on what’s been called America’s birth-defect. And yet here we are, playing firsthand through the tale of a family torn asunder by slavery in Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation.

Aveline de Grandpre belongs to two worlds. No, scratch that. The heroine of this new portable Assassin’s Creed shifts her realities through multiple facets: she’s part-white and part-black, of the Old and New World, born into slavery yet free. And, of course, she’s a stealthy warrior in a secret Brotherhood that fights against an evil conspiracy to exploit mankind.

There had to be some sort of heroes back then. Unnoticed in the ways that mattered and exploited in the ways that left permanent fractures, the African people that came over during the Atlantic Slave Trade had to have found ways to survive and thrive in a land where they were looked on as property.

Yet, accounts of such perseverance remain charged subject matter. Who can really get history right, when multiple factions want it told a certain way? You’d think a video game would be the last place anyone would look for a treatise on what’s been called America’s birth-defect. And yet here we are, playing firsthand through the tale of a family torn asunder by slavery in Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation.

Aveline de Grandpre belongs to two worlds. No, scratch that. The heroine of this new portable Assassin’s Creed shifts her realities through multiple facets: she’s part-white and part-black, of the Old and New World, born into slavery yet free. And, of course, she’s a stealthy warrior in a secret Brotherhood that fights against an evil conspiracy to exploit mankind.

Liberation makes great use of Aveline to diversify not only the world of video game heroines, but the design ideas that have been associated with Ubisoft’s hit franchise so far.

Initial release date: 17 December 2013 (DLC)
PSN release17 December 2013 (DLC)
18 February 2014 (Standalone)
Xbox Live release17 December 2013 (DLC)
PC release19 December 2013 (DLC)
25 February 2014 (Standalone)
Genre: Historic Action-Adventure
Mode: Single-player video game
Platform: Microsoft Windows
Features:Single-player content
ESRB rating:M (Mature)
Media:DLC (Downloadable content)
Digital DownloadFeatures:Single-player content
ESRB rating:M (Mature)
Media:DLC (Downloadable content)
Digital Download