Assassin’s Creed is a series of action-adventure games developed by Ubisoft. The games received positive feedback from people all over the world. That’s why there is also going to be an Assassin’s Creed movie released sometime in December 2016. I can’t wait! If you’re into readying, you can also check out the books. Since the first game of the series came out, everyone made such a big fuss about Assassin’s Creed. So, what is it that made the game series so great?
The first Assassin’s Creed game was launched in 2007 and is currently available on PlayStation, Xbox and Windows. I think this game is quite refreshing and innovative compared to other game series, because there are two timelines. The player starts the game as Desmond Miles, who is a modern-day bartender. Desmond was kidnapped by a pharmaceutical company. Now, he is forced to go back in time and enter the memories of his ancestor named Altair.
Altair lived during the Third Crusade. The setting of the game is the year 1191 AD and it is historically accurate. The player is able to live Altair’s life while he is connected to a futuristic machine called the Animus. Since the player spends most of his gaming hours in the Animus, you could consider Altair as the main character of the game. What’s really cool about this character is that he has certain abilities that almost seem supernatural. He is able to climb buildings and jump over obstacles very easily. He can also memorize every detail of a certain area by looking around from a high point. Once your map is updated, you can jump from any high place and you won’t get hurt if you land on a stack of hay. You can also use hay to hide from guards. Plus, you can go into stealth mode if you want to blend in with the crowd on the street. All of his weapons are really awesome, but my favorite will always be the hidden blade, because it’s fast, silent and deadly.
Assassin’s Creed follows the constant battle between Assassins and Templars. The Assassins believe in free will, while the Templars want to achieve peace by controlling the population. The two groups fight for an artifact called Piece of Eden that gives them the power to control people’s minds. Altair is an assassin who needs to regain his status by killing a bunch of people. Then, he needs to find the pieces of the artifact. Of course, the story is much more complex and more interesting than that, but I don’t want to ruin it with spoilers.
To conclude, I think this game is worth a try, even if you’re not really into first person games. You can explore a stunning open world or do the quests. I love that there are two stories to discover: one in the present and one in the past. It’s like you’re playing two games at once. Needless to say, the graphics are amazing. Plus, the controls are easy to learn. I only talked about the first one, because that is the one you should start with if you really want to enjoy all of the stories. So, if you haven’t played Assassin’s Creed yet, try it and you will see why most gamers love it!