As humans, we are obsessed with our own history, determined to learn as much as possible about our origins and the important events that have shaped who we are today. Why? Because there is so much that we don’t know, and we absolutely hate not knowing. Also, we just love a good story.
In the entertainment world, this obsession becomes a narrative of events that are shaped and adjusted to fit a particular narrative, ranging from the orientation of events to action, the insertion or modification of well-known characters. to fit said scene, or the attempt to convert the story into a hero. story to please the masses.
But movies or TV shows can’t go any further than the interactive appeal of video games, where even more rules can be bypassed or broken entirely. Do you want Leonardo da Vinci to make weapons for the Assassins? Sure why not! What if the Nazis won WWII? Can do and while you’re at it, have them build a zombie army. Anything goes, especially if it makes it more appealing to an audience that’s constantly desperate for something new and enjoyable, or just curious about what could have happened.
So here are 10 games that subvert our own story to fit weird and not always wonderful storytelling ideas. Do not discuss them with your history teacher: it may not go well.
From 1337 to 1453, the kingdoms of England and France fought for control of the larger regions of Europe. The bloody 100 years war that lasted more than a hundred years (but we will not blame them) gave birth to the national identities of France and England and marked the end of chivalry and feudalism as we called him. But we probably remember the appearance of the French heroine, Joan of Arc.
Bladestorm: The Hundred Years’ War, the 2007 action strategy game developed by Koei, is loosely based on the above if it was a full anime with a good appearance and a typical story arc. good against hero.
Various timelines are linked and the story itself is largely written to fit the developer’s vision, and it’s no more obvious than the mission that got you to save Joan of Arc. History will tell that Joan was handed over to the English and burned at the stake, but Bladestorm heroically makes you storm a fort and save her.
Still, that doesn’t hold the candle in Bladestorm: Nightmare, a semi-reboot of the original released in 2015 that told an alternate tale of Joan leading an army of dragons and goblins in a Game of style war. Thrones for the throne.