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How Critical Is Historical Accuracy In A Historical Video Game?

Striking a balance for the benefit of the player.

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There are tons of incredible historical games, full of lessons about the past. The vast majority, however, are not 100% historically accurate. Historical accuracy is often impossible to achieve in complex games like Assassin's Creed Origins, Kingdom Come: Deliverance, and Rome: Total War. Often, efforts to be accurate come at the expense of inclusivity and even the ability to create an enjoyable playing experience.

In GameSpot's video above, Dave Jewitt explores some of the most iconic historical video games. Speaking to those game's creators, he discovered that many of them prioritize authenticity over accuracy. The games they create must feel authentic to the era they're set in, without overly compromising key aspects to the game's enjoyment by players in the name of historical accuracy.

This has sometimes come with controversy. As Dave discovers, criticism of Kingdom Come: Deliverance emerged because the game fails to include any non-white characters. While the game's designers defended their decisions as merely accurately reflecting the time period in medieval Bohemia, the decision was perceived as being alienating to some players. On the other hand, Assassin's Creed Origins depicts young boys and girls attending school together, something that would not have happened in Ancient Egypt. The game's historical mode explains the choice as prioritizing the diversity of its players over historical accuracy rooted in sexism.

History texts themselves are fallible, rooted in and open to interpretation. So how important is historical accuracy in the games we play, if they come at the expense of a diverse group of players' ability to enjoy the game? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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“Authenticity over accuracy” is very confusing even after watching the video. Sounds catchy, but not very accurate, hehe.

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The aliens in the AC series weren’t historically accurate.

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It depends entirely on the purpose the game was created for and also what sort of audience it is catered too. Once that is established then the criticality can be measured accordingly.

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The importance of a game's historical accuracy really depends on what you're trying to deliver with your game. If you want realism, accuracy, and the like, modern politics must be pushed aside entirely. There is no room for worrying about "offending" people. History happened. Parts of it were brutal, sick, and downright unbelievable, BUT it is FACTUAL! Games nowadays can not deliver historical accuracy because they're too busy tending and catering to the thin skinned individuals who don't want to come to grips with the fact that these things happened. They see it as a way of glorification of bad things, not education. It's important to know about what REALLY happened in any historical event. Unfortunately, our society has become so enveloped in dividing themselves into categories instead of coming together as one so no games will allow a single viewpoint to be acceptable anymore. They haveto build their project around politics and feelings more than expression and art.

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@jayskoon93: Actually Mafia 3 was quite good with historic accuracy.

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So historical accuracy is only acceptable when the cast looks like the cover of a modern day college pamphlet?

That little clip from the history "lesson" section of Origins where the team admittedly deviated from historical record to "not prioritize historical sexism over inclusive gameplay" is the most demeaning thing you can say to your audience. So the team thought the audience isn't intellectually capable of understanding that in ancient Egypt, girls weren't included in classes? I mean, at least the narrator points out that it's inaccurate, but still. At this rate, we should start using Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter to teach kids about slavery. As long as the message is there, history can be anything we want it to be!

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@lionheartssj1: What's the problem with prioritizing a fun game over historical accuracy? They could have had everyone in the game speak their native languages the entire time, and you just read subtitles, but they felt like we'd enjoy the game more if we could understand the characters.

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@Mogan: I liked how they did that for Far Cry Primal, but a lot of people didn’t like the game (including the subtitles). So it is unlikely that they will try something like that again.

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@gamer112696: Oh yeah, they did do that in Primal, didn't they. That's kind of a neat touch, but I think after a whole game of reading subtitles, I'd probably have wished they'd just recorded a bunch of accented English. : p

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@Mogan: I would say there's nothing wrong with it, but trying to pass it off as an educational tool when they're openly falsifying the information presented because they're afraid the audience couldn't handle the true, known history, is insulting. I'm glad they didn't use native languages, as it does help the game aspect of it. That's where authenticity may be a better term in the context of gaming. However, when we can no longer talk/present history, especially in a purported educational tool, without intentional adherence to the truth we run the risk turning truth into something that's relative.

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@lionheartssj1: From what I've seen, the part where AC tells you what was historically accurate is in the guided history tour mode, while the non-accurate representation was in the actual game mode. It sounds more like they're clarifying, "Hey, we made our game a game, but we want to make sure you understand what actually happened back then, since this is the mode we're saying is supposed to be historically accurate and educational."

I don't think there's anything STOPPING Ubisoft from presenting Egyptian schools as the segregated institutions they were, but they're choosing not to for the sake of making some players more comfortable. Which is the same, to me, as making characters speak accented English instead of their native languages.

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Well, since they went ahead and put up Assassin's Creed here as an example, historical accuracy is obviously totally unnecessary! There's no way that George Washington would have consorted with the likes of a lowlife throat-cutter in fancy garb who smells like energy drinks and Axe bodywash!

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@tgwolf: wow, way to customize your character on AC3.

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@streamline: Wait till you see my TES character...!!

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If the game wants to be accurate, it matters, although most people wouldn't know the difference. Most of the time, fun (which may vary person to person) should prevail.

Edit: Oh, after watching the video longer, this is political agenda driven. Nevermind. So sick of politics.

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As long as it can push agenda's then not.

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The older the time period the less Historical Accuracy matters to my mind. But I think Historical Accuracy is more important in terms of more recent events. Ironically I think games like COD WWII and BF1 have more of a requirement to be accurate than a game like Kingdom Come: Deliverance. Because modern history is more accurately recorded. But they ignore it in favour of their version of fun. Games a game at the end of the day I suppose.

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Excellent vid, best Gamespot FP content in a long while.

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Not really sure. But if the aspiration is specifically authenticity, then yea, I see no reason to re-write history unless it's mechanically logical to the game itself. Total Wars real-time battle last about 10 minutes with a 2 thousand troops, max that's not reality, but... within the content of the game, it works and it least gives you an impression of the spectacle of war while remaining fun to play.

When it comes to Kingdom Come Deliverance, Very much against the likes of Resetera where they purposefully go all out attempting to portray the developer as a racist or ban anyone of an opposing opinion. That's not a debate, it's progressives attempting to dictate the industry with an iron-fist.

I think for the average consumer, when they buy a game like Kingdom Come Deliverance "will this have black people" is probably a non-existent thought. Yet we've reached a point where sites like Eurogamer will go into a borderline hit-piece attempting to make it an issue when there really isn't enough historical evidence to support it, and it wasn't the intent of the developer to deviate from it in the first place. Yet, he's suppose to compromise, or else.

Games can, and should be more diverse. But re-painting history and attacking people for attempting to present reality is more comparable to Heinrich Himmler than Martin Luther King.

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@uninspiredcup: I think even in fictional games based on real-world themes, authenticity is important. The Witcher, for instance, is a dark fantasy fiction but has roots based on Eastern and Northern European politics and folklore. CDProject Red caught a little bit of hell for not having more people of color in the game, but the truth is, not a lot of people of color existed in the environments from which the Witcher takes inspiration.

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@uninspiredcup: Well put

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"So how important is historical accuracy in the games we play, if they come at the expense of a diverse group of players' ability to enjoy the game? Let us know what you think in the comments below."

I think there is an audience who wants historically accurate games and I don't think they would want politics or even some societal consensus to erode that. Of course concessions have to be made for monetary or technical reasons but I don't think that if a game is aiming to be historically accurate you can expect the creators to make it less accurate by doing something other than what they think (based on their research) is most accurate. That would negate the point of the game.

Of course not every game needs to be historically accurate and you can use some historical accuracy to enhance the authentic feel of the game. I don't think a game like Assassins Creed tried to be as historically accurate as possible and then of course, they had more leeway.

In the case of Kingdom Come: I haven't seen a single person say they didn't want to play the game because there are no non-white characters put into this game for their own sake, but rather because they feel others are being hurt by this and they have to stand up for it... Which is quite an assumption to make on their part.

But I have heard quite a few non-white people say that they don't want people of their skin color put into every game for the sake of it, and that they would think less of such games.

So I would personally sooner assume the opposite is true: That by forcing non-white people into every historically accurate game, it would sooner come at the expense of a diverse group of player's ability to enjoy the game, and I think they made the right call there.

You could also argue that historically accurate games are not meant for people who prioritize seeing certain skin colors put into a game for the sake of it. There is likely a market for both and they don't necessarily mingle. (To me the idea of caring so much about the character's skin colors sounds borderline racist.)

It is also by far the most historically accurate game out of the few mentioned here. And it shows how effective and important that accuracy can be for a game, imo. (You can basically see how every house and stable is build and the castles are the only accurate castle designs I have ever seen in a game. And even the locations of buildings and how your characters uses the shield to shield off the swordarm made me smile.) 'A number of historians' will always disagree. There is nothing in history that historians all agree on. I can find us a historian who denies the Holocaust. The video almost seems disingenuous by making that sound like an argument. The changes to the nudity of statues in Assassins Creed in order to have less angry parents knocking at their door is a very different concept, isn't it? Regardless of whether Assassins Creed is pertaining to be historically accurate (because the main campaign definitely isn't.) It's not like parents are afraid their children will (not) see certain skin colors as much as they are afraid of their children seeing nipples.

Let's put it like this: If Assassin's Creed was meant to be a historically accurate game then I would actually be upset if they censored statues and such.

I'm 100% anti-racist but that does not mean we have to push developers to present certain gradations of skin colors in all their games. It would mean quite the opposite. And the sooner people get this the better: You don't fight racism with more racism. Because that is the most undesirable of solutions to someone who is truly anti-racist like me. Don't make the color of people's skin matter. If we find a company or a person who is selecting people based on the color of their skin or to whom that matters so much beyond practicalities, that is when you ask "Why does that matter so much to you?" You don't repeat their mistakes.

Don't force employers to be picky about the color of the skin of their employees (to the people against white-washing), don't force developers to be picky about the color of the skin of their characters, but focus on them being people each and all no matter what color. That's true anti-racism. Not the anti-racism that the moderators at Waypoint and Resetera go for by trying to be the bigger racist to really show them. Or by shutting down discussion with people who have a different opinion. That's not anti-racism, that all works against anti-racism. The moment you can't discuss something you already lost the argument. (The very same happens and applies to anti-sexism. And I am 100% anti-sexist too.)

And if you disagree with me I love to hear it. I don't shut people out of a conversation and as always and as with everyone I can be wrong about things.

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Editing on the phone is a pain. “Way.” Not “best”

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How is depicting female children taking a class in ancient Egypt “inclusive gameplay” ? None of those children are the player character and I can’t think of single best the composition of NPCs in that class could affect the gameplay. If they actually gave a shit, they wouldn’t try to hide the fact that classes in the region were, and continue to be, limited to males

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Whenever I hear about people complain about a lack of diversity in a game like Kingdom Come, my first thought is Russian trolls. Did anyone other than people writing in the comments section of Reddit or Steam - someone like an actual journalist who's not white male - make this complaint?

For every post complaining about lack of diversity in Kingdom Come Deliverance, I would bet my bottom dollar there are ten complaining about SWJs trying to ruin Kingdom Come Deliverance.

This sort of thing was the bread and butter of those Russian troll farms in the last election. They even got people to go to fake events.

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@dmblum1799: I'm Asian too, I know that they starTed off with noble intentions but sometimes they take things too far and it can become a joke.

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If I want an authentic experience, then why would I want diversity? I'm asian myself, and I certainly did not expect to see any asian people when playing Kingdom come. I would even go as far as to say that I'd be insulted if my race would be included just to please me and people like me. It would feel like pandering, the reverse of being authentic. And that's very patronizing.

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@Iemander: ikr it can be so mocking

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@Iemander: Luckily the gaming industry isn't as prone to saboteurs like other industries. If a journalist or some sjw demands something the games studio generally ignores them. Too expensive to put in the effort to add something trivial and the people buying the games ignore the opinions of said journalists/SJW's... Like look at well Kingdom Come Deliverance sold despite the stupid controversy for not including black people lol.

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I' sorry, but Assassins Creed Origins showed Egypt as predominantly black and brown society. There were no asians and white folk were mostly shown as antagonists. How is that inclusive? Shouldn't they shown Egypt as multicultural society, with big representations of all races if they really wanted to be inclusive?

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@AdrianWerner: That's not true. There are plenty of greek and Romans in the game. You didn't play the game, did you?

There were no Asians in Egypt in the 1st century bc.

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Kingdom Come was so historically inaccurate that the Chech government decided to put the game in schools as a history teaching aide...oh wait..

What's messed up is this all started from some sjw who posted photos of the 3 wise men, and Egyptians from bible scripture painted by 14 century Chech artists and used that as proof that there were black people in the 10 square km location of KCD.... And sjws and journos bought it up hook line and sinker. These people hate America, hate the west, and have no idea of what life is like outside their urban enclaves. Usually places like San Francisco, where identity politics and Marxism reign.

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If it's a historical game then it needs to be accurate for the most part. If a game like KCD is taking place in a remote part of Europe, I want to live it with that culture for the time I am in the game. If I am in the Warring States period of Ancient china, I don't want Europeans or Africans, or anyone else in that settings, and I don't want 4th wall breaking current day sentiments either.

I want it to show life as it was to some extent in that time period while also making the game fun. KCD did this. I also want the architecture and environment to be simulation like if they are going for that historically accurate setting and game.

Or you can have a game like Nioh that takes a real story and adds myth and legend from that culture, I love that.

Only sjws want "everyone to be represented in every game". Can't stand that types of bs.

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I think it's pretty important, at least from a perspective that if a game takes us back to a particular time in history than that's awesome. Only SJWs give a sh!t otherwise.

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"Inclusivity" is a false goal. It completely falls apart under any level of scrutiny, and can literally be lobbed at any game, movie, book, or other form of media and always find a target. No work can ever be inclusive enough or diverse enough unless it features all Africans or something ala Black Panther (which is the opposite of diversity).

Paying tribute to social justice doesn't enhance a game in any way, it doesn't sell copies and it doesn't win any awards. What it does do is ward off the Kultural Kommissar Klique, narcissistic self-appointed inquisitors who are only looking for though-criminals to bolster their own virtue and status. "Look at me, I'm calling out racists, I'm so woke."

This article is the problem. You are the problem. You should be ashamed to write this, and gamespot should be ashamed to publish it.

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7:53 to 8:18 Wow... nothing more needs to be said, really... Judging by that one clip, this is a seriously slippery slope...
The only people I ever see talk about this are overtly politically correct white people from the likes of California and London. And because of their constant banging on about inclusion in European history, we now have so-called historical shows aimed at kids created by the BBC depicting "black Celts" fighting against the Anglo-Saxons. Before long, anything historical about Europe will be a multiracial haven with no sexism, no racism and everyone lived in absolute peace with no war. And the funny thing is, then the same white people who keep banging on about this will then complain by writing articles such as "Why doesn't *insert name of game* dictate racism and sexism in any form?"

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@DuskStrider: The real danger there is that the most important aspect of history is to warn us not to repeat the worst mistakes. And by hiding those mistakes it makes it all the more likely that another wave of racism and sexism is upon us. It's completely counter-productive to a progressive society, that they pretend to care so much about.

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@DuskStrider: Are you serious? I knew the BBC was compromised but not by that much. This convergence is too much! Man I miss the 80s, 90s, 2000s, hell even early pre 2014 2010s.

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"How Important Is Historical Accuracy In A Historical Video Game?"

That's entirely up the the creator of the video game. If the creator of a video game puts importance on historical accuracy, then historical accuracy is pretty important.

"As Dave discovers, criticism of Kingdom Come: Deliverance emerged because the game fails to include any non-white characters. While the game's designers defended their decisions as merely accurately reflecting the time period in medieval Bohemia, the decision was perceived as being alienating to some players."

And there's nothing wrong with that. If you're put off and cannot find enjoyment in a game because it doesn't include x race or x number of races, well, that's actually rather sad, petty, and pretty racist of you. You are not the targeted demographic, no one has to cater to you.

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Personally, I don't care what color the main character I'm playing as, is. That doesn't affect my gameplay. Anybody that gets "offended" playing a different color or sex character needs thicker skin and needs to get out more. I don't think any guys were offended playing as Aloy, from Horizon, but yet a lot of women get offended playing a man. But if you can give a choice of the character (race or sex), that's probably the safest way not to piss off any bed wetting racists and/or sexists unless the script was written for a specific role.

As far as historical accuracy, they should never claim the game is historically accurate to begin with. Not to mention, each country has their own version of history or propaganda. So just don't make the claim, then you can change whatever you want. The game should be fun over accurate. Nobody plays games for a history lesson. You can make your game as authentic as you like, but there really isn't a marketing reason to claim it's historically accurate, so using accurate backdrops and set pieces is fine. Just make the changes necessary to make it fun. And if people get offended, oh well. Life throws much tougher situations your way than what game characters look like.

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@Vodoo:

Great post, agree completely. I don't care if the protagonist is male or white or not. I love both HZD and ACO and the stories wouldnt be the same with white male characters.

ACO may not be 100% historically accurate, but it's a great world they created and it makes you want to understand more of Egyptian history

I am interested to understand if they made the women in ACO less attractive on propose? Aya looks attractive, but other women in the game look a bit odd?

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@barcaazul: Aya maybe physically attractive but her attitude, as the game goes on, and the way she treats her husband makes her just as bad as the villains, in some ways. If they make a game where I have to play as her, I will skip it. As much as i love origins, that lady is not a good character. I couldn't play someone who I would be wanting to die during the game. That's just me, I couldn't stand her as a character, and it has nothing to do with her being a woman, just the attitude.

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Yeah I was talking about how they appeared generally, they seem to make NPC'S looking a bit ugly, not sure if it was on purpose.

I'm probably not far enough in yet then, sure she is more interested in the causes right now and maybe I've not seen enough of Aya to take a dislike to her

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Even if there are elements in history that would offend the sensibilities of the past, they should not be censored or downplayed because of contemporary sensitivities or even political correctness.

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When it's something fantastical or even somewhat satirical (I.E. Wolfenstein), have at it. But when it comes to putting the player in the shoes of a soldier in an actual war that actually happened, especially recently in the big picture (I.E. CoD: WW2) then I'd say historical accuracy should be of importance.

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I can assure you that nobody buys a game just because their race is in it, they buy the game because its good, you have some people on the internet who like to create controversy so they will pick a game apart to find something to complain about then ignite their social media followers to make a big deal about it, this is not reflective of gamers who actually buy games to play them.

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@hardcoregamer1: I agree 100%. If a choice of game character is a problem in your life, you need a new life.

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@Vodoo: Or just skip the game. You are not forced to play.

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