it’s really wonderful when your super old tumblr friends and u always happen to have the same interests and always fall into the same depths of new hellflames together even tho 700 years passed and things changed :’)
[anton sokolov weeping in the distance]
"it follows Arno after the events of Assassin’s Creed Unity"
ARNO DOESNT DIEEEEEEEEE
Baidu & SM Press Conference
This Snake Juice is basically rat poison. Everybody’s wasted.
IF we include Desmond and Adewale, the ac games have had 4 white(/white passing) protagonists, one french/african, one english/native american, one syrian, one african, and now one chinese. This gives us about 45% white protagonists.
The chinese female and the african/french female both have/had games that are not as pushed to the audience in media as the others. While Unity gets multiple trailers (in which four white dudes kill people a bunch of french nobles), we only now learned about the Shao Jun dlc. The same goes for Liberation and Freedom cry, the game/dlc got little to no media exposure.
We have already established that we can’t be sure when it comes to Desmond’s heritage. The fact that Connor and Altair doesn’t change much tho. I could have an african great grandmother but still be pretty damn white. But yeah, he is debatable.
About the Shao Jun dlc, as far as we know, it comes with the AC Unity season pass. So yeah, it’s very possible that you have to buy Unity first. While it COULD be Ubisoft being like “ok we’re listening to you” it could also be a way to say “here’s you representation now shut up and buy our games”.
And even though Haytham had no media exposure at all, the fact remains that you play as him in a game the is supposed to be about his son, and the novel connected to the game is about him. All the other novels connected to the games have been about the actual protagonists.
And “you got an expansion that went even deeper into Connors native american background”? An AU in which George Washington becomes brainwashed by a space artifact and the protagonist drinks tea to get super powers doesn’t sound that much like a story that talks that much about his heritage. But as white swedish girl I don’t feel entitled to talk about that and I honestly don’t know if I could do so respectfully.
Haytham, Edward and Shay are all from the British Isles. While Edward’s welsh heritage could’ve made for an interesting aspect to the game it was only mentioned once. Idk how diverse a group of four white men (including Arno) from the 1700’s would be considered diversity in a game that boasts about how “history is our playground”.
i’m only rich in video games
*purchases upgrades and weapons for every coin i have* actually nevermind
"Just one mistake, is all it will take, we’ll go down in history. You will remember me, for centuries."
"In the end, everything collides. My childhood spat back out the monster that you see. My songs know what you did in the dark."
More mash ups: music tag
I JUST DIED THANK UOU SIAJFLAKTBAORJNAOFNSLCWNO WORDS
st mark’s basilica/matt northam flikr
okay, I lied. I don’t have my license to kill, but I do have my learner’s permit. as soon as my mom gets here, you’re toast.
imagine: a court system where you do not know the gender, race, sexual orientation, wealth, name, ect. of the person being charged
think of how different the punishments would be
honestly shao jun shouldve gotten the major title and unity shouldve been a sidescroller dlc but y e a h
#COULD WE STOP FUCKING BRINGING THIS UP
#I AM SO SICK OF THIS WHOLE TOPIC
#maybe the next game will have a female protagonist?
#and i honestly didn’t expect a female dlc
#and i’m happy with that
some people just won’t settle for crumbs and for good reason: they shouldn’t have to. not after the backlash, not after both rogue and unity feature their respective protagonists, and shao jun is left as a sidescroller season pass dlc.
in order to eventually GET that main entry with said female protagonist, voicing this type of stuff is necessary.
which is why it’s completely okay for people to “not be happy” with that.