Assassin’s Creed: Unity’s French Revolution portrayal has been challenged by a former French minister and presidential candidate.
According to Left Party founder Jean-Luc Mélenchon, the historical characters and events depicted in the game are “propaganda.”
During a recent French radio interview, Mélenchon said that Ubisoft has shown France’s “treacherous” King Louis XVI in a far too sympathetic light. He then turned to Louis’ wife, saying “that cretin is celebrated as a poor little rich girl.”
He continued saying that nothing in the game’s portrayal of the French Revolution is accurate. The general French citizens are shown as “barbarians, bloodthirsty savages,” while aristocrats are “presented as fine upstanding people.”
“The man who was our liberator at a certain moment of the Revolution – because the Revolution lasted a long time – Robespierre, is presented as a monster.”
He concluded by saying that Assassin’s Creed: Unity “presents an image of hatred of the Revolution, hatred of the people, hatred of the republic which is rampant in the far-right milieux (of today).”
Ubisoft has not made any comment to Mélenchon’s statements. Mélenchon is known for having been Minister of Vocational Education from 2000 to 2002 and subsequently for being an MEP. He finished fourth in the 2012 presidential election with 11 per cent of the vote.
Source: The Telegraph