Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Assassin’s Creed II – A tourists guide to Venice

In a few weeks time I’m going to be in Venice, Italy, where I’ll be staying just a couple of blocks down from Basilica di San Marco.  I’m already geeking-out as I pan around the city in Google Maps, because I know these streets and landmarks like the back of my hand—thanks to Assassin’s Creed II.  I can’t imagine how tempting it will be to climb buildings and jump across rooftop once I arrive there.

If it wasn’t for Assassin’s Creed II, I wouldn’t know anything about the sites in Venice.  I think that’s a credit to games and how they can be educational, even if they weren’t trying to be.  I now have a passionate interest in seeing key sites whilst I’m there.  I may play through the game again to brush up my knowledge and plan some activities.