I’m hoping that, by now, you listened to The Cake is a Lie podcast yesterday that unpacked rAge 2015. One of the things we chatted about was a new game that is soon to be launched: Assassin’s Creed Syndicate. The reason I’m excited about this game is that it gives you the option to choose between two main characters. The main characters are twins and one of them happens to be female. The Lara Crofts of the world are characters I relate to and ones I want to be.
Evie Frye is my new inspiration.
Evie is the twin sister of Jacob Frye in Assassin’s Creed Syndicate. Along with her brother they head up The Rooks, a gang that takes over a post industrial revolution London. While I haven’t had a chance to play the game I’ve been told that the developers have created a character that isn’t simply a generic in female form. Evie’s reactions reflect her gender (because we do react differently to men in certain scenarios) and I like that they went with a brother sister relationship for the main characters as opposed to a romance. Evie also leans towards a more stealth like fighting style as opposed to brute force. So you won’t be watching the game thinking, no ways that skinny b**ch took down that dude with a sucker punch. The more I learn about Evie the more I wonder what it would take to be an assassin. I’ve come to the conclusion that these three are a must have:
1. Sneaky weapons
Assassins need to get in and kill without being seen. Evie’s weapon of choice is throwing knives. My hand eye co-ordination is off so I’d go with poison. I’m also going with poison because I just had a manicure and I can’t bare the thought of breaking a nail when it catches on my ninja stars. Judge me all you want, I’m taking an active interest in having good looking hands because I couldn’t be arsed to curl my hair.
2. Street smarts
You need to be smart to be an assassin. Mainly to outwit other female assassins. I’m not too worried about the men. You know why? I’ve watched some of the Assassin’s Creed Syndicate game play and spotting Evie jumping from building to building is sometimes impossible, yet the rest of the The Rooks (incidentally male) are all over the damn place. Assassins shouldn’t be seen! Amateurs!
3. A rad hood
You need to stay hidden and your face must not be memorable. This means to successfully be an Assassin you need the perfect hood. Evie has the outfit down pat.
I found this Evie replica hoodie online and then I sobbed into my tea because I want it so badly. Between this and my poison I’m pretty much guaranteed to be almost as good at this gig as Evie (typed very tongue in cheek).
For the first time since starting Tech Girl I’m giving away a prize that I really don’t want to. You see it has the rad hood, the goods to help with those street smarts and the sneaky weapons. It may very well be the coolest prize we’ve given away and if I could keep it I would have.
This week you could win the ultimate Assassin’s Creed Syndicate hamper which includes:
An Evie figurine from the Ubisoft Collectables range
Replica Cane from the Ubisoft Collectables range
A small Assassin’s Creed Syndicate T-shirt
A small Assassin’s Creed Syndicate Hoodie
Branded Drink Coasters
Branded Checkers game
Let’s be very clear, this is my dream prize so I’m not handing it over easily. The first thing you need to do is comment below and tell me, could you be an Assassin and why?
The next thing you need to do is show me your sneaky Assassin skills on Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat or Facebook. So post on those social networks, impress us and make sure you let me know you’re doing it (it’s not sneaky but tagging might work just FYI).
Entries close on the 22nd of October. Only entries from South Africa will be accepted. I’ll choose the three best entrants and then hand it over to a panel to vote for the final winner.
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