Believe it or not, entrepreneurial business simulators have the potential to teach us an abundance of useful life skills. You learn very quickly that punishing the virtual population (by refusing to build toilets, revelling as customers throw up on your rides, closing the park early etc.) that there is a direct correlation between your actions and your profit, mainly if you treat these people poorly, you will lose money and your theme park will fail.
In the Assassin's Creed series you are presented with well known time periods and famous historical figures and given a fantastical spin on them. Regardless of whether you learn anything about the period, the overriding message in the games is to question authority, stand up for yours beliefs and defend the innocent...with stabbing.