Warm Babbels is a column in which we talk about warm feelings and without any negative vibes about the finer things in nerd life. In this edition of Warme Babbels, however, that story is not entirely true. The series we’re about to talk about certainly gives Jelle and JJ warm feelings. But every once in a while there is also a fight in the tent. It’s like that friend who is the love of your life, but who is sometimes difficult to get along with because of some boring character traits. We are talking about Assassin’s Creed. The franchise that launched Ubisoft into the world of nations.
Nothing is more beautiful than the historically accurate sandbox of Assassin’s Creed
Jelle and JJ are both big fans of the Assassins series. That love erupted at JJ last weekend when he played Valhalla’s DLC, Wrath of the Druids. As with every first game session of a new Assassin’s Creed game, he is enchanted by the grandeur and splendor of the landscape that lies at your feet. As a history fan, Creed is the perfect series for JJ. Realism, historical awareness and a lot of fighting come together beautifully and powerfully. He can walk for hours and hours in the worlds created in Montreal. And Jelle has the same. No sandbox finer than Ubisoft’s.
Hatred / love is better than indifference
Sometimes, however, the game pisses you off as well. And yes, you can evolve that sentiment under Warme Babbels as well. Because if you have nothing to do with a series, that you are indifferent, it makes no difference that it is bad for you. This is not the case with Assassin’s Creed. The repetitive nature of the games sometimes works against you. And then you don’t want anything to do with it. To fall deeply in love again a few weeks later.