Shorts to See #1 – Assassin’s Creed: Embers

I’ve been on an Assassin’s Creed kick for a while now, what with the PS4 announcements and the impending release of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. So, its almost fitting to start a new section with a movie adaptation of the video-game series. The movie lasts about 20 minutes and follows the most widely recognized Assassin in the series – Ezio Auditore da Firenze.

But first, some background. Embers is an animated short film which was first bundled with the game Assassin’s Creed: Revelations. Created by Ubiworkshop, it follows Ezio in his old age after he retires from the order. He lives an idyllic life with his wife and children till a stranger arrives and changes what remains of his life.

Its not bad for as movies go and certainly could have been worse, but its not exactly perfect. The animation in itself is adequate, but the voice acting could have been better – at least in the case of the Chinese Assassin Shao Jun. Above all, its best to watch the movie after you have a reasonable amount of knowledge as far as the games are concerned.


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