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MeAltairLol
09-07-2009, 12:19 PM
AC2 is set in 1486, right?

Well according to this article (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rialto_Bridge), the bridge started construction in 1588.

Yet, we see it in one of the screenshots. Why is it in the game?

MeAltairLol
09-07-2009, 12:19 PM
AC2 is set in 1486, right?

Well according to this article (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rialto_Bridge), the bridge started construction in 1588.

Yet, we see it in one of the screenshots. Why is it in the game?

Cpt_Yanni
09-07-2009, 12:22 PM
In 1588 the construction of the bridge (that we still can see today) started (the one in stone) ... From the centuries before it was known that there was always a wooden bridge at the same place... Because the wooden collapsed often, they decided finally in 1588 to make one in stone that we still can see today...

Quoting from your own source:

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">The development and importance of the Rialto market on the eastern bank increased traffic on the floating bridge. So it was replaced in 1255 by a wooden bridge.[2] This structure had two inclined ramps meeting at a movable central section, that could be raised to allow the passage of tall ships. The connection with the market eventually led to a change of name for the bridge. During the first half of the 15th century two rows of shops were built along the sides of the bridge. The rents brought an income to the State Treasury, which helped maintain the bridge.

Maintenance was vital for the timber bridge. It was partly burnt in the revolt led by Bajamonte Tiepolo in 1310. In 1444 it collapsed under the weight of a crowd watching a boat parade and it collapsed again in 1524. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Edengoth
09-07-2009, 12:22 PM
"The magic of video games"
This has been discussed before in some interviews with Patrice Desilets. http://www.joystiq.com/2009/06...tor-patrice-desilet/ (http://www.joystiq.com/2009/06/10/interview-assassins-creed-2-creative-director-patrice-desilet/)

"For example, we had a big debate at work about the Rialto Bridge in Venice.

Oh?

Rialto Bridge, historically, at the time of making our game, wasn't wood, it wasn't the bridge that you can see now in Venice. That was in 1586, if I remember correctly. So, it's roughly 100 years later. They were talking about doing the bridge like that, but all the political people couldn't agree upon how to make a bridge, and that's why it was still in wood -- and we are making it in wood. We could have taken the decision, saying, "Oh, let's do the bridge and everybody understands or sees or knows that." But what's the point in going there and saying we're historically accurate if we're not? But other times, you know, the flying machine never flew."

UchihaKarasu
09-07-2009, 12:24 PM
Actually the bridge was rebuilt several times
It was first built as a pontoon bridge in 1181 but because it became so important to marketing, it was replaced by a wooden bridge in 1255. It was then partly burnt in the revolt led by Bajamonte Tiepolo in 1310, in 1444 it collapsed then again in 1524 and was built out of stone in 1591

MeAltairLol
09-07-2009, 12:49 PM
Ah right, cheers for the quote from Patrice http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif