assassin's creed mirage

Assassin’s Creed Mirage: A Nostalgic Yet Unique Blend of the Series’ Best

Basim Ibn Is’haq: A Fresh and Complex Protagonist


As the game unfolds, Basim’s character becomes increasingly clear. What stands out is his willingness to serve and help those around him. In many ways, he resonates with Bayek, one of the most underappreciated protagonists in the series. This is evident in Basim’s interactions with street children and his compassionate nature. Much like Bayek, Basim is kind, even without an official title as a protector of the people.

What’s surprising is Basim’s sense of adventure, wit, and humor in Mirage, a significant departure from his earlier incarnation in Valhalla. He offers off-the-cuff remarks, displaying a desire to use makeup for disguises and injecting moments of levity amidst the game’s action.

With Mirage’s emphasis on stealth mechanics, Basim proves to be one of the most adept assassins in the series. His quiet cunning aligns with the likes of Ezio Auditore da Firenze, showcasing a promising evolution of the character.

The main story in Mirage unfolds as a grand investigation, with Basim meticulously uncovering targets and clues, reminiscent of the original Assassin’s Creed. This facet is a thoughtful homage to Altaïr Ibn-La?Ahad, the protagonist of the first game in the series.