There’s a lot of faux outrage surrounding the outcome of a forced storyline involving the main characters from Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey in the DLC titled Legacy of the First Blade. The DLC features a fixed story where Alexios or Kassandra has to hook up with another NPC and make a baby to carry on their lineage. Some people got angry at this because a small pocket of people wanted their Kassandra to be a man-hating lesbian who didn’t need no man… nor a baby.
There are some people angry over the revelation that Kassandra got knocked up with a kid, and apparently some people are have a conniption over it. If you need to see exactly why everyone is getting worked up you can check out the video below from xLetalis.
Basically if you’re playing as Alexios he hooks up with the daughter of the original Assassin, Darius. If you’re playing as Kassandra, she hooks up with the son of Darius. It’s to start a lineage of Assassins.
As reported by a number of outlets, some groups – mostly the LGBTQ gamers – are angry that their gay Alexios or lesbian Kassandra hooked up with the opposite sex to produce a kid, since that’s the only way to continue a lineage, according to actual biological science (something that Leftists usually deny in a fit of rage).
There were some others who were simply angry that Alexios and Kassandra hooked up with people that they didn’t even talk to or romance through their playthrough, which made the sudden relationship thing seem contrived and poorly written out.
This anger managed to reach Ubisoft, who in turn issued a statement on their forums on January 16th, 2019. The community manager delivered the message on behalf of creative director Jonathan Durmont, who stated…
“Reading through player responses of our new DLC for Legacy of the First Blade, Shadow Heritage, we want to extend an apology to players disappointed by a relationship your character partakes in. The intention of this story was to explain how your character’s bloodline has a lasting impact on the Assassins, but looking through your responses it is clear that we missed the mark.
“Alexios/Kassandra realizing their own mortality and the sacrifice Leonidas and Myrrine made before them to keep their legacy alive, felt the desire and duty to preserve their important lineage. Our goal was to let players choose between a utilitarian view of ensuring your bloodline lived on or forming a romantic relationship. We attempted to distinguish between the two but could have done this more carefully as we were walking a narrow line between role-play choices and story, and the clarity and motivation for this decision was poorly executed. As you continue the adventure in next episode Bloodline, please know that you will not have to engage in a lasting romantic relationship if you do not desire to.
“We have read your responses online and taken them to heart. This has been a learning experience for us. Understanding how attached you feel to your Kassandra and your Alexios is humbling and knowing we let you down is not something we take lightly. We’ll work to do better and make sure the element of player choice in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey carries through our DLC content so you can stay true to the character you have embodied throughout.”
People still weren’t happy about the response and continued to complain about how hamfistedly the whole romance was handled and the childbirth thing.
The TL;DR of it is that now a bunch of Social Justice Warriors get a taste of what it feels like when a character gets forced into turning gay for virtue signal points. Not so fun when it happens the other way around, is it?
There’s a pretty good editorial about this kind of Social Justice activism ruining gaming over on the Russian gaming site Goha.
I doubt this will create any sort of self-awareness or reflection in the crowds perpetually angered and offended at everything, but I can’t help but smirk at seeing people reel and whine because a character was forced to become canonically heterosexual after the media and a bunch of other people were pining for the character to be a hardcore lesbian.
I guess Ubisoft gamers now know how Soldier 76 fans felt after he was forced to drink the Gay-torade.
(Thanks for the news tip Skullomaniac)