Games are like parents in that they love to tell us we’re insignificant. And one of the easiest ways they can do that is with the inclusion of a precursor race in the deep lore. These beings are a humiliating reminder that we were created as a side project by some ancient, impassive alien intelligence that barely remembers doing it. On the sixth day God created man; on the seventh He accidentally sat on us. 

This list, then, is a celebration of our shitty celestial parents. It includes races who planted the seeds of creation then decided to trim when we were in full bloom, and omniscient creators who somehow inadvertently made the one thing capable of destroying them, a bit like the story of Perilaus and the brazen bull, only with incompetent space insects.  

The least cool of our precursor races, largely because of how boring their floaty robe aesthetic is. (Image credit: Ubisoft)

5: The Isu 

Assassin’s Creed

An Isu from the Assassin's Creed series.

(Image credit: Ubisoft)

Isu first appearance:
Assassin’s Creed II

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