FRANCE: French far left critizes Video Game “Assasin’s Creed Unity”

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The leader of the French far left party Jean-Luc Melenchon judges the video game “Assassin’s Creed Unity” as an awful history lesson.

Indeed, the superproduction of Ubisoft Assassin’s Creed Unity has come out on Thursday 13rd November on playstation 4 and Xbox One. After dealing with the Crusades, the Italian Renaissance, and the American Revolution it th company released the French Revolution.

The creator Antoine Vimal du Monetil has chosen Paris, because it is the chronological following. Moreover, the video game enables to the users to discover or meet the famous historic personalities like Roberspierre and Napoleon. For the creator, Assassin’s Creed Unity isn’t a historic lesson, but a video game for everybody which is why they used some French symbols like the French flag. Futhermore, the reconstruction of Paris during the Revolution is really impressive. However, image of the French Revolution through the video game seems weakened, because the political and social events are summarized as a succession of plottings.

That’s why Jean-Luc Melenchon during an interview for a French radio (France Info) said about the video game that: ” It’s a propaganda against the people. The People (in the game) look like barbarians and bloodthirsty savages. And our liberator during the French Revolution, Roberspierre, looks like a monster.” He continues saying that “it’s a re-reading of the history in favor of the losers in order to bring into disrepect the Republic, one and indivisible.”








Shanon Clotilde, IEJ1B



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