PC Gamer - The Assassin's Creed series has failed its best idea. "In other words, if they were a goodie, they were in league with the
Assassins, and if they were a baddie, they were backed by the Templars.
Except not only are real people never actually straightforward goodies or
baddies, this categorisation is made regardless of how their political
beliefs might actually have aligned with either secret society. Surely more
interesting—and accurate—tales would come out of looking at which historical
figures fought for order and peace through strong rule, and which favoured
individual freedom and responsibility, regardless of where they fall on a
hazy moral spectrum? Wouldn't the Assassin-Templar war be far more
compelling if it stuck to a foundation beyond 'stealthy murderers are good,
kings and businessmen are evil'?"