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Assassin's Creed Shadows is being review bombed before it's even out

Assassin's Creed Shadows is being review bombed before it's even out

Assassin's Creed Shadows is suffering

In today’s episode of ‘This is why we can’t have nice things’, the reveal trailer for Assassin’s Creed Shadows is being heavily dislike-bombed on YouTube.

As it stands at the time of writing, it’s the most disliked video in the series' history with over 586,000 dislikes compared to around 263,000 likes.

Assassin's Creed Shadows will finally take the series to Japan with dual protagonists. Take a look the trailer below.

‘Why is this happening?’ I hear you ask. Let’s be honest, we sadly already know the answer. According to social media sentiment and the comments underneath the video, many fans don’t believe the game is ‘historically accurate’ in regards to the protagonist of Yasuke.

Many are claiming that the game doesn’t feature native Japanese lead characters because he came from Africa to Japan. This is even though Yasuke is a historical figure who has been portrayed in media many times before. His counterpart, Naoe, is Japanese, it should be noted.

Many of these fans are claiming a lack of historical accuracy from a series that has always played hard and fast with the rules. I’m sure Da Vinci didn’t run with a band of assassins, much like the mythological creatures of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey aren’t real. Despite historical settings, Assassin’s Creed has never walked the line and stayed true to history in every facet.

This is video games, a place where, yes, there can be historically accurate titles, but it’s also a sphere where developers can play with certain aspects of adventure and action.

It seems that what many were expecting was Ubisoft’s version of Ghost of Tsushima which would never happen because Ubisoft and Sucker Punch are two completely different studios.

Wherever you stand on the inclusion of Yasuke doesn’t instantly mean this will be a bad game, it will still feature all the hallmarks of an Assassin’s Creed title, and Ubisoft will continue to play with various aspects of history, as they always have.

Featured Image Credit: Ubisoft

Topics: Assassin's Creed Shadows, Assassins Creed, Ubisoft