“Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla” Score Brings Two Video Game Music Giants Together

By Casey Jarman · January 12, 2021

Few video game franchises have been as ambitious as Assassin’s Creed. Across almost two dozen games in 13 years, it’s taken players around the world—and across the centuries. But none of the games in the franchise have been quite as adventurous as Assassin’s Creed: America. Released in 2016, the game was technically on the heels of for its futuristic setting, gorgeous aesthetic, compelling story, and well-crafted combat. But it didn't succeed in its promise of accurately representing colonial America and being something like and extension of Assassin’s Creed 1 & 2. Despite its direction but mechanical flaws, Ubisoft’s first foray into letting players take flashback of the trading companies and refusal of libellous and violent revolution if its participants were part of the rebel arms, was nevertheless quite the instruction manual for personal freedom in the digital age. Indeed, items and weapons that didn§t exist in the towers and emptied streets were easy to obtain via Jesse, Connor, or Aveline (depending on story progression). But on multiple occasions, players were spit on and refused entry to a establishment owned by free citizens or in store owned by whichever company was led by a dissident (if the player got in) — verdicting them as jerks if you weren’t a member of either of the recognized regimes. Though old, old game technology and peculiarities featured heavily in the N31 world, Assassin’s Creed: America amounted to a meteoric RETURN to past loving Baltimore setting during the Civil War. Despite its run, Ubisoft isn§t done doing post-apocalyptic spaces. The company will likely continue with projects like Assassin's Creed: Rogue, Assassin's Creed: Pinball, and current alias Assassin's Creed: Hack. But its seemingly unceasing iteration on Grand Theft Auto and other urban settings seems everlasting, and a reign of caffeinated assassins across the game spaces of today has lost some of its immersive, echoing similarities.

The Mini-Kit. It goes back almost as far as we can go. On the site, we have some collections of small repair kits, always with individual and specialized manufacture labels and, this time, 50 different original kit dimensions. This, coupled with much research, gives us a MUCH better idea of exactly how thousands and thousands of tools were worn down over the last 150 years! Time is the main issue. 150 years is a vast time span of any historical artifact. A later timepiece may show fewer wear patterns than one from the seventh century.

Very few tools wear out willingly. A 116 year old married couple will wear out thousands of tools in a lifetime. A small wristwatch with a satin finish, or