Battling the Backlog is a series of reviews for older games we never got around to finishing.
When the first Assassin’s Creed was released, I wasn’t sure what to think. We were told a story of Desmond Miles, a kidnapped bar tender who held the genetic memory of his ancestor, Altair. Desmond had to relive Altair’s memories to unlock some dark secrets from history. The exploration of the Altair’s Middle Eastern world was brilliant. The animations, art style and combat all seemed pretty great. Despite all of this, the game didn’t manage to fulfill it’s potential. With repetitive missions and an overall dryness to it’s story, the game didn’t do as well as we all had hoped.