Former French Politician Criticizes Assassin’s Creed: Unity
It almost feels like they’re all piling on with the criticism at this point.
Man, could it get any worse for Ubisoft? They probably never expected this kind of a blow back for Assassin’s Creed: Unity- when it launched, gamers criticized it. The games media called them out on it. BBC even got on board and criticized the game’s incredible issues, thanks to its unoptimized code and glitchiness, clearly indicating a rushed product.
And now, a former French politician has jumped on board, Slamming Unity and labelling it as ‘propaganda.‘ And it’s not just any French politician either- it’s former French minister and presidential candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon. His issues seem to stem from the fact that the Revolution in the game is apparently depicted in a bad light, while the royalty of the period- Lous XVI, Marie Antoinette, and so on- were depicted in a somewhat more positive light.
“It is propaganda against the people, the people who are (portrayed as) barbarians, bloodthirsty savages,” Melenchon said. “In 1789 there were the poor aristocrats, and they are presented as fine upstanding people.
“[Assassin’s Creed Unity] presents an image of hatred of the Revolution, hatred of the people, hatred of the republic which is rampant in the far-right milieux (of today).”
Damn. Ubisoft, you done goofed up.