Assassin's Creed: Origins

By Ubisoft

Rated by Library Staff (not verified)
Mar 3, 2018

The latest in the Assassin's Creed juggernaut, Origins (available for PS4 and XBoxOne) is immediately striking due to the sheer amount of pretty.  The vast expanses of desert, the detail in the cities, the shining pyramids, the stars in the sky...this game is gorgeous.  Happily, it's more than just a pretty face!

The controls are a little bit smoother in this iteration, although you'll still have moments of climbing the wall right next to the ladder you were intending to use.  After this many games, I'm fairly certain that's a feature by now, not a bug.  The weapons/armor system reminds me of

Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff

Rated by Library Staff (not verified)
May 14, 2011


This non-fiction genre book is one of the two biographies of Cleopatra recently published (in 2011).  It tells the life of Cleopatra the 7th, an Egyptian Queen at 18, a ruler for 22 years, a sole female ruler of the ancient world , considered the richest person in the whole Mediterranean, she descended from the tenth generation of the Ptolemy’s - Macedonia Greeks, a dynasty of murderers, and faithfully upheld the family tradition.  Family tradition married her to her younger brother. To keep her empire she later married two men who held the faith of the whole Mediterranean in their hands.