A former French Minister says Assassin’s Creed Unity is “propaganda against the people.”
The Telegraph has translated an interview with Jean-Luc Mélenchon. In the interview he expresses his disdain towards the portrayal of key members of the French Revolution in Unity. According to him, the game shows King Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette as being good people; Mélenchon claims they are “treacherous” and “cretin[s].” “It is propaganda against the people, the people who are (portrayed as) barbarians, bloodthirsty savages.”
He especially hates the version of Robespierre that Assassin’s Creed Unity presents.
“And 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.”
“ [It] presents an image of hatred of the Revolution, hatred of the people, hatred of the republic which is rampant in the far-right milieux.”
Jean-Luc Mélenchon is not the only person who has problems with Assassin’s Creed Unity. Ubisoft is still updating the game to work properly.
I have not played Unity, but I think this guy is overreacting a little. Politicians do not have good track record when it comes to criticizing video games.
Riley Berry thinks Jean-Luc Mélenchon is a Templar and wants Ubisoft to stop spreading support for the Assassins. You can follow more of Riley’s conspiracy theories on IGN.