“Nothing is true, everything is permitted.”- Ezio Auditore, Assassins Creed II.
I know I’ve already done an AC post… but I love History, okay?!
But seriously, this quote is genius for a game based in history. For those who don’t know, I study history at University. I’m in my final year (unless I do a masters course) and I’ve learnt a lot. The biggest thing I think I’ve learnt about history is… everything is interpreted. History is not accurate. Nothing is accurate.
Historians have no way of knowing what exactly happened. So they take things like primary sources (things created at that time) and they take an educated guess at what happened, why it was created, stuff like that. But nothing is fact. That’s why historians argue so much. And that’s why I love history.
I know this has nothing to do with gaming as such, but I thought it was interesting so I wanted to share. And I love when gaming and history are mixed. I truly believe that gaming is the future of education (might do a post about this in the future), so when there’s a game about history, I’m all over it!
Do you like history? Do you like Assassins Creed? Leave your thoughts in the comments!