I’ve been playing Assassin’s Creed since not long after it came out. When we moved in together and got our PS3, P was really excited that I had the series and picked it up as well. With being as busy as we are, we’ve just gotten around to the newer ones, only recently finishing the third game and now finally moving on to Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. (We missed the part where Liberation is in between three and four, and will be playing that next.)
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The series focuses on the millennia-old struggle between the Assassins (who fight for free will and truth) and the Templars (who fight for world order and control, think Illuminati “New World Order” level). The first three focus on Desmond Miles, a present day Assassin kidnapped by Abstergo in the first and forced to relive his ancestor’s life to discover the location of an ancient artifact left by the supposed “First Civilization.” By the second and third, he has escaped and is working with the Assassins to prevent the end of the world (2012, of course). So far the Crusades, Renaissance in Italy, and American Revolution eras have been covered, each with the underlying conspiracies that these events were really fueled by the battle for control between the Assassins and Templars.
So far with the A to Z Challenge, we’ve looked at some more recent or bigger named characters. But for the letter F, I wanted to dip a bit further back, with an older character that was brought back to my attention recently.
I love Final Fantasy V, though I somehow have never actually beaten it. I picked up the new iPad app version recently to try to finally reach that lofty goal. And it was there that I was reminded of the party member Faris. When you meet Faris, it is assumed that she’s a man – not so! This hydra-owning, pirate-ship-captaining, secret-princess is a great character, probably my favorite from the game!
So, I’ve decided I may have dived in a bit early with my last post. I started doing some research, and found that, not only do I come across images of the alignment grid… they’re all over the place. This is a thought experiment that we are by no means the first to experiment with. So, the question becomes, should we pursue it?
Or do we pursue the white whales?
Posted in Character Studies, Fantasy, Good and Evil, Science Fiction
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