Ah, the Animus. One moment I love you, the next I hate you. The science-fiction bits of the Assassin's Creed series have been a bit of a controversial topic for some people, and one prevalent question arises: would Assassin's Creed be better off without the Animus? Is it an amazing framing device? Or an immersion breaker? Well, I think it's a bit of both.
Before I go any further, I should say right away that the Animus, the device that allows people to relive the lives of their ancestors, is not necessary to the plot. It could however, be seen as a good thing, in certain aspects. For one, as a framing device, it does explain a lot of the segregation between gameplay and plot. Of course Altair didn't murder all those beggars; it's just a sim…
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