Category Archives: Assassin’s Creed

On Assassin’s Creed: Revelations – The Animus

This essay is in a longform series of posts about the Assassin’s Creed series. It is supported by my Patreon page. 1. The Assassin’s Creed series up to Revelations all follow a pattern of nested interfaces: you are a player controlling Desmond Miles who is strapped … Continue reading

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On Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood – City

This essay is in a longform series of posts about the Assassin’s Creed series. It is supported by my Patreon page. Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood is a departure from the previous games in the series in that it takes place almost completely … Continue reading

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On Assassin’s Creed 2 – Interface

This is the third of three essays in a series on Assassin’s Creed 2, which is itself part of a much larger series on the Assassin’s Creed franchise itself. Assassin’s Creed uses the mechanic of blending in order to allow Altair, the assassin of the Holy … Continue reading

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On Assassin’s Creed 2 – Conspiracy

This is the second of a few essays in a series on Assassin’s Creed 2, which is itself part of a much larger series on the Assassin’s Creed franchise itself. It isn’t possible to talk about Assassin’s Creed without talking about conspiracies. They’re the life … Continue reading

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On Assassin’s Creed 2 – Control

This is the first of a few essays in a series on Assassin’s Creed 2, which is itself part of a much larger series on the Assassin’s Creed franchise itself. Assassin’s Creed 2 invites us to think two ways about control. 1. The Assassin’s … Continue reading

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Intermedio: Assassin’s Creed and Assassin’s Creed 2

This is a short piece in my series of articles on the Assassin’s Creed games in order to talk about some of the shifts that were immediately apparent between Assassin’s Creed and Assassin’s Creed 2. More posts on the second game in the series are going … Continue reading

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On Assassin’s Creed Part 2: The Game

In the previous piece that I posted about Assassin’s Creed, I wrote about the narrative of the game and how it holds up the rational, liberal subject as the most important kind of subject that can be produced by a system … Continue reading

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On Assassin’s Creed Part 1: The Fiction

Everything in Assassin’s Creed begins with the assassin’s creed: “nothing is true, everything is permitted.” Not literally. We’re introduced to the world of Assassin’s Creed through an overheating and glitched-out Animus, a machine used to isolate and experience genetic memories. We play the … Continue reading

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