After a personal search of multiple months to find a specific collector's item, we found it online for a good price in a reliable online store. Convenient, yet the question remains why we purchase and collect collectables from games. After some research, there seem to be several different reasons why gamers collect game related items.
Vineyards and wine play a crucial role in the opening sequence of Assassin’s Creed – Odyssey, but there are non-alcoholic alternatives to this drink. To honour the god of wine Dionysos, we produce our own grape juice that you can share and drink with your friends. If you have never drunk a homemade grape juice, you are missing out.
As soon as technology made it possible, game developers turned their linear and story driven games into open world adventures. Over the last years, these open worlds have grown more detailed and much larger, but are they becoming too overwhelming? A lack of direction can make them more difficult than they should be.
Are you at a disadvantage if your colour perception of the environment in a game differs from the colour spectrum of other gamers? Being a colour blind gamer is certainly a lifelong struggle. You lose your ability to utilise one of your senses properly and this has also a negative effect on your gameplay experience.
History is being told through a variety of different media. Books and literature are just a few of the many possibilities storytellers have in our society. The largest interactive franchise based on historical events is without any doubt the Assassin’s Creed franchise, but what is the impact of these games on our contemporary society?