So as I prepared this post, I started by scoping around for big releases this month.
My results were, among other things, inconclusive, partially due to my own lack of involvement. We got a new Godzilla movie, Shin Godzilla, which I have heard lots of good things about, but haven’t gotten the chance to see. The big video game release of the month is Battlefield 1 (and Sister Location, but I covered that already), and nothing new for anime has crossed my path.
It doesn’t surprise me that there are times of the year when the powers that be stop releasing things, either because they are busy working on the next thing or they already released it in September. I guess you could draw a connection between this lull and the Sabbath which we are commanded to keep, except I am not that well-versed in the topic.
So, instead, I’m going to talk about something I know: Assassin’s Creed.
We recently got a bunch of trailers for various movies this week, including Assassin’s Creed, the movie about a group of hooded flippy-flippy-stabby-stabby people in ancient times, and a modern day…prison break from Abstergo?
This is where I have my concerns. I’ve only played Assassin’s Creed III, but I am quite familiar with the other games in the franchise. At least, I am familiar enough with them to know that nobody likes the Desmond missions. (Those missions being the points where the character leaves the past, returns to the present, and runs around for twenty minutes.) Those parts of the story do not make an AC game; the game where you play as a citizen of a designated historical time period. And it seems like Ubisoft is trying to sell the Desmond missions to us as the main plot.
Personally, I had plans to go see Assassin’s Creed this December. Note my use of the past tense.