Academic Paper: The portrayal of the Nizari Isma’ilis in the Assassin’s Creed video game series

“Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed does a remarkable – though not flawless – job in presenting a well-balanced game narrative, which incorporates not only a historically justified representation of the Nizari Isma’ilis, but also implicitly corrects one of the most famous Western legends about the so-called ‘Assassins’. In doing so, Ubisoft succeeds (at least partially) in discarding the stereotypical representation of Muslims/Arabs associated with Western orientalism, at the cost, however, of a multi-leveled but functionalistic view on the phenomenon of religion in the video game series with regards to the Assassin and Templar fractions.”

— Frank Bosman (Author), Heidelberg Journal of Religion on the Internet

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image: Assassins Creed Ubisoft.

Author: ismailimail

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