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Assassins Creed[edit]

There is no mention of the Assassins Creed video game (an adaptation of this novel) in this article. Needs rectifying? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 80.42.36.249 (talk) 16:24, 29 June 2009 (UTC)

Assassin's Creed used elements of the novel as inspiration for its story, but is not an adaptation of the novel. The novel doesn't feature a machine that sends people into the bodies of their distant ancestors. Nor does it feature a conspiracy by a group of historical figures that are secretly working for the Knight's Templar. The novel also involves different characters (Al Mualim is not based upon Hassan ibn Sabbah, but Rashid ad-Din Sinan) and different locations (Arsuf, not Alamut), and a different time period (1192, not 1092). In fact, other than Al Mualim ordering people to jump to their deaths at the start of the game (which is later revealed to be a hoax to scare their enemies), and the fact that both are about the Hashshashin, there is hardly any similarity at all between novel and game. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 195.149.4.142 (talk) 14:49, 20 January 2010 (UTC)

Correct. It is not an adaptation, but it did serve as inspiration for the game. http://www.computerandvideogames.com/148805/interviews/assassins-creed/ In this interview and others the developers have cited the book Alamut as inspiration for the game. The wiki page for the city of Alamut refers to the game as well as other instances of its use in fiction. The first being this book. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Modeapres (talkcontribs) 14:41, 5 October 2011 (UTC)

Also how can someone with a sane mind can draw parallels between historical Suleyman I (then only a governor prince) of Ottomans and the fictional Ismaili Suleyman? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 85.103.216.195 (talk) 10:22, 19 January 2012 (UTC)

But I think we can all agree it was the major source of inspiration. 109.182.102.44 (talk) 14:45, 2 May 2012 (UTC)

Copyright[edit]

Does anyone knows if there is still any copyright protecting this novel? If so who is its holder? Edbm (talk) 01:31, 26 October 2012 (UTC)

"nothing is true; everything is permitted"[edit]

Since the article makes a lot of this, perhaps it would be worth mentioning that the quote is mentioned much earlier by Friedrich Nietzsche in On the Genealogy of Morality (1887)? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 82.181.186.154 (talk) 10:42, 15 November 2017 (UTC)