"The Assassin's Creed series and I have a bumpy relationship. I liked the first game a lot, flawed though it was. The second game, however, evolved the gameplay so tremendously that after I had beaten it I declared it one of my favorite games of all time.
After that, Ubisoft saw dollar signs, and a duo of quick and dirty pseudo sequels were released. While not bad games, they stuck to the formula so closely that they retroactively diminished my enjoyment of Assassin's Creed II. I was Assassin's Creed'd out. What I wanted was a true sequel. A game that pushed the series forward the same way the second did."