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So thanks to BBC iPlayer, I watched ', Jason Reitman's critically-acclaimed 2009 comedy-drama, which Jeffrey Yohalem cited as an influence on the script for Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood.
At first the stories appear to be poles apart: ACB is about a Master Assassin bringing about the fall of the Borgia Papacy, while Up in the Air is about a bloke sent by a firm to fire people on behalf of bosses too cowardly to sack their own employees. That bloke is portrayed by , who like Ezio, famously possesses a Golden Age Hollywood charm despite getting on in years (and he even portrayed Batman, one of the inspirations for Ezio, in the infamous Batman and Robin).
However, both stories about men too clearly stuck in the comfort and luxuries their dirty jobs…Read more >
On rereading Assassin's Creed: Project Legacy more closely lately, I came to two startling conclusions regarding Altair's Apple, which as we know from the glyphs in Assassin's Creed II came into the possession of Queen Elizabeth I of England: John Dee and Edward Kelley looked after what was presumably this Apple in the Czech Republic, and Dee later gave Kelley's stepdaughter Elizabeth Jane Weston of the queen and the Apple with Juno, Minerva and Venus.
The data dump shows Elizabeth and Johannes Leo, her husband, attending a performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare, where she becomes fascinated by the parallels between the faeries and the gods of Greek myth. Why is this relevant? What could Ubisoft imply, other than that t…Read more >