You're prob correct, I usually never play as a female if given a choice I play as a white male, but alexios is so bad it hurts hearing him in cutscenes lol. I rather take Kasssandra eventhough it's more unrealistic.Events not playing out as they did in history that I don't remember anyway are hardly the same thing. This is a fundamental, pervasive, behavioral truth with centuries of precedent along with contemporary reinforcement from personal observation. It messes with me every time i see it done in a historical context. Never bugs me with future based stuff, and contextually works with contemporary. It also depends on style and if it's trying to be somewhat grounded or not. AC games definitely try to work the angle of fitting it in a more believable setting so it just sorta falls apart. I've never been a fan of the "it's not real so you can do what you want" argument. Sure, you can do what you want, but if you want people to buy what you are selling to them narratively, there are certainly ways that work better than others.