My past year at MyCreed
I have always loved Assassin’s Creed and this year in MyCreed my love for the franchise came back once again. First because of the continued support of Origins and then my childhood love of Greece in Odyssey. My God, if we will see a third part going to the Roman Empire, I will literally cry of joy. The games look amazing, play easily and have a hard difficulty on Nightmare. Assassin’s Creed is back better than ever before.
Another year passed by in the blink of an eye, at least that is what it feels like. As you’ve probably noticed, the content for MyCreed has changed a lot during the last year. I have personally tried a lot of trial and error posts, in order to find the perfect posts for the readers. We’ve had quite the year in MyCreed, I have mentored one of the designers and eventually he spread his wings to another company. As sad as it was to see him go, I am happy for the time we had and we are still in contact every once in a while.
Ubisoft has finally become the company which I remembered as a kid. With the huge success of the new Assassin’s Creed reboot, Far Cry games and the Tom Clancy franchise, they finally have a strong set of IP’s. Personally I hope this paved the way for a Watch Dogs/Wildlands/The Crew mash up, but only time will tell.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey was a mixed game for me. On the one hand, it isn’t really the Assassin’s Creed we started to love back in 2007. On the other hand, it looks better, plays better and brings our childhood dreams alive. Athens, Sparta, Pyramids and Alexandria. We’ve seen the most beautiful locations to ever be created by mankind in these games. And for that I can only be very positive, since I felt like we have forgotten our roots. The roots where skin colour didn’t matter and sex and gender wasn’t that much of an issue (until later in that era).
In the later BC years, mankind was actually way more accepting than we have been in the last decades. And to me, that is the image we should remember (ofcourse it wasn’t an utopia, but we can always dream right). I feel Ubisoft did a remarkable job with recreating a sparkling image of the period in the Assassin’s Creed series. Even so much that I find it sad that they haven’t created an entirely new IP for these interactive history lessons.
Beyond our own horizons
During this year I haven’t had all the time for Assassin’s Creed, although the first half was more or less Assassin’s Creed Origins nearly every evening. A lot of my spare time in the past few months has been spent in Rockstargames’ new child to live as a cowboy in the Wild West and this also gave us at MyCreed the opportunity for something entirely new: Beyond the Horizons. I will take the moment here for a shout out to Michael for making this possible and a shout out to you, the reader. We need people like you for our brands, be it as a fan for feedback or as a writer to become part of the team.
I want to end this short blog with a personal touch. Since I was a kid attending Highschool, I have been a huge fan of the Assassin’s Creed series. It gave me the chance to start cosplaying, come in touch with people overseas and I became part of the MyCreed team. This game franchise has given me so much, it has literally shaped a part of my life. So while a lot of people have been negatively influenced by gaming (addiction, violence, unsocializing), for me it became something highly positive. A chance to become the person I am now. Thank you Ubisoft, thank you Michael and thank you writers and fans all over the world. Keep your fantasies and share them with the world, as one day you might actually make someone’s life a lot better with it!
Writer, Editor and Blogger at MyCreed Global and Cosplay. Cosplayer, writer and artist in my spare time.