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Old 02-12-2010, 01:55 PM   #4
Marcus Sparacio
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Default Re: Assassin's Creed II

Maybe Games are perceived that way, but games like The Shadow of the Colossus, Epic real time games with emotional stories, if you go old school and play the lure of the temptress it teaches you about masonic history through subtext.

Even games today have have wonderful stories that are an experience, Mass Effect 2, Final fantasy series, Dragon Age, placing the player in situations where they must exercise caution and even sacrifice, when you have to make a moral choice in Mass Effect about a member of your crew that you genuinely care about them then, the game has evolved in to an experience that should not be taken at face value.

Lets look at the educational value, after God of War 85% percent of teenage boys knew more about Greek mythology than their parents all because of one video game and whilst the content is not true mythology they know who Gia is and what a Minotaur looks like, and can rattle off Gods like as if they wrote the Iliad themselves.

And whilst games can be considered socially destructive, some kids stop themselves from joining gangs through games, some kids use games instead of vandalism, they have place in socitey, and it is not everybody's thing.

But the Assassin's Creed series is a good one, whilst I hated the original with a passion you could only dream about, the second installment redeemed the itself and opens possibilities in time travel and makes you think about it.

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