I love the Assassin’s Creed series. I love the history and some modification of it, the fiction (and theories), the renowned gameplay during that time and the concept that they implement to the series. But the characters is always amazed me.
Start with the first game, Assassin’s Creed where the main character, Desmond Miles (his story is seriously ridiculous & dumb but never mind) needs to get into the Animus (the genetic memory machine) to discover the Piece of Eden (mystic artifacts) via his ancestor, Altaïr ibn-La’Ahad, a member of the Assassins in the Crusade War (more precisely, the Third one).
(Left : Desmond Miles. Right : Altaïr ibn-La’Ahad, classy robes.)
Then, come another Desmond’s ancestor and this time, it’s from Italy. Ezio Auditore da Firenze, a man from Renaissance era who at first seek for revenge for the death of his father and his two brothers before he seek for justice of his people (of course it’s Italian) and answers for his creed (in this case, the Assassins).
Unfortunately, the next installment, Assassin’s Creed III and Assassin’s Creed IV : Black Flag quite disappointing me. Yeah, the American Revolution (please Google it if you don’t know) and the Golden Age of Pirates (like uhh, Pirates of the Caribbean?) is interesting but it doesn’t fulfill the concept set by it’s first game, which is the spirit of the Assassins. It’s feel like a game title the Assassins but the feel, the soul is not the same.
(Ratonhnhaké:ton/Connor, with his tomahawk and Edward Kenway, his grandfather and a pirate)
Fortunately Assassin’s Creed Unity , the latest series trailer amazed me. Not only because it is set during the French Revolution (Google it again) but it’s Paris man! Minus the Eiffel Tower, everything is just there like the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Bastille (not the English band). It’s concept reminds me of the Brotherhood & III but it’s larger and better.
(Arno Dorian, his robes is fine, just not too promising like the game)
Well, kudos to Ubisoft for releasing the series every years (seriously Ubisoft?) and trying to improve the series ever since. But please, don’t overdo it unless the series will become repetitive and ultimately, boring.
*Nothing is true, everything is permitted*