Happy New Year!
I now have some time to return to my Satyricon commentary before my teaching starts for the new quarter, but I also wanted to add some new content. So while I ready the next bit of Fellini, here is the first of some video game commentary.
I love historical video games, and played several this past year. My biggest disappointment, however, hands down, was Assassins Creed 3.
I really wanted to like this game. AC2 was fun (if you jettisoned all connections to reality and ethics and went along with the ride). AC Brotherhood was more of the same but had a (mostly) faithful recreation of Renaissance-era Rome, allowing you to imagine- and climb around- still ruinous ruins of ancient Rome. Plus you got to climb the Pantheon repeatedly. The main story lost its steam way before I lost the novelty factor of running around Rome.