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article imageFrench politician bashes 'Assassin's Creed Unity'

By Stan Rezaee     Nov 18, 2014 in Entertainment
Politician and former presidential candidate, Jean-Luc Melenchon, denounced how the French Revolution has been depicted in 'Assassin's Creed Unity' during a radio interview.
Melenchon has criticized the game's depiction of the French Revolution as right-wing propaganda that feeds on anti-Republican sentiments. He claims that Assassin's Creed: Unity portrays the French populous as barbarians while the nobles are innocent victims.
The most notable of the criticism was how King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette are depreciated as fine upstanding citizens while Maximilien de Robespierre is portrayed as a bloodthirsty tyrant. He further added that Robespierre was a hero to the people while the monarchy tried to get foreign armies to help put down the uprising.
While Assassin's Creed: Unity has been criticized for its day one glitches, Rory Mulholland of The Telegraph notes that this is the first time the game has been attacked for its political context. Critics and gamers have praised the games story for its intense portrayal of the French Revolution.
Most gamers have responded to Melenchon's criticism with mockery and laughter on a verity of gaming news sites. Many have pointed out that he has missed the part of the game that states the story is a work of fiction.
Assassin's Creed Unity is the seventh game in the series that follows the rivalry between the Assassins and the Knights Templar. It was released on November 11 for the PC and Next-Gen consoles.
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