10 times the magic- week 10

So this sketch is the start of a piece in which I’m going to include various references to game in it. So far you cant see them, but when I add the color and signs into it, the references will be there. I never practice landscapes so here is one of my feeble attempts to make a semi-decent pic.





So this week I’ve played a bit of assassins creed 2 and there are a few elements of the game that has inspired me this week. There are two different aspects of this game that I’m going to mention today, that are related in the game, yet very different.

The first element is the open ended game play. Just like I talked about last week with fallout: New Vegas, I enjoy the fact that this game is very open ended.In this game, you can interact with almost any object you see in the game. You can climb up walls, jump over people, pick up almost any time, ect. I really enjoy this aspect of gaming because you get the freedom to explore and do things your way, that many games don’t offer. If the game told you to follow this person and then kill them (remember you are an assassin) you could do this in multiple ways. You could follow this person on the ground by blending in with the crowds or follow him on by jumping from rooftop to rooftop. You are also able to choose your killing method in this game. Would you rather go with the usual assassination method of surprise? Or perhaps you would prefer to throw a sharp knife from a distance, or just to discard all elements of surprise and just walk strait up to the person and kill him melee style. With this game, the way you choose to play is up to you, and with the multiple challenges and story parts, this game never looses its fun and new factor for me.

My second inspiration is also from the game, but an entirely different factor of this game. In assassins creed 2 you collect art. These pieces of art that you collect are famous pieces of art that were created around the same time frame that this games takes place. (or at least that is what I think). While looking at these classical pieces of art I notice how amazing they really are. There seems to be a pattern in these pieces of art, but that is best explained at a later time. Not in a blog. Here is an example of a piece of art you collect in the game that I think is really beautiful. The title of the piece is called The Birth of Venus.


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