Ubisoft announced it was 9 years ago this month when they first revealed Assassin's Creed to the public on May 2nd 2006.
Everybody says that if you can pass the boringness of the first one, the sequels are much better. But after so much milking of the franchise, I don't even want to try it. Especially after the disaster called AC Unity. Not my cup of coffe.
I played 25% of the first one back when release and got bored, feel it too repetitive, give it to my GF, and she loved it and played every game :P
It's premise was new and exciting. The first had a decent story that helped to reduce the feeling of boredom so a lot of people looked past it (myself included). It only improved from there with the next few titles (AC 2 and it's sequal titels). From 3 onwards it just got a bit ridiculous and I've sworn off them now.
Aside from some odd glitches I really enjoyed Unity.
The second one was by far the best in my opinion
Yeah AC II was the best and will be i guess, Blackflag was good after that but wont call it an assassins creed game..
2 is my favorite. Brotherhood and Revelations were really good too, but 2 was something special.
Assassin's Creed II is easily the best entry. Exploring around renaissance Italy was amazing. AC3 was a disappointment, AC4 was cool. Never played AC Unity because I'm tired of them milking the franchise but I heard pretty bad things about it. Maybe if they do a new one in Feudal Japan, they'll catch my interest again.
Yes I feel like playing as a female assassin in feudal Japan or something along those lines would be interesting enough for me to dive back in.....either that or being able to play as a modern day assassin in the streets of new York as a young Hispanic or African american male would be kinda cool. Ya know shake it up a little.
I really enjoyed 4, but it was also the least "assassin-y" of any of them. 2 is probably the best overall, and Ezio was the best character as well.
I don't know why people say that AC 4 was the least "assassiny" Edward started off only joining the assassins for money, then when he realised he did wrong he actually learnt more about the creed in a short space of time than any other of the assassins. Also, when it comes to gameplay, there were Templar Hunts, Assassination Contracts, Templar ships to kill etc People think that it was less "assassiny" as it was pirate based but in reality there were more stealth missions than in AC 3 and many of the missions gave a more open ended structure. Thats just my opinion anyway :) I agree AC 4 was a fantastic game. AC 2 + AC 4 are epic!
It's because of the amount of time spent on a ship out weighed the rest making it "feel" more like a pirate game than an Assassin's Creed game. Naval was something introduced with AC3 (they were testing the waters - no pun intended) and the feed back they got from testers was enough to feature it more in the next game (AC4). I would say that what they introduced in AC3 was definitely perfected in AC4 as going back to AC3 the naval portions are just clunky in comparison. Unity gets a bad rap because of its performance issues that took over 4 patches to straighten out. Performance issues aside, Unity was actually a perfect revisit to the style of Assassin's Creed games such as AC2, AC:B, and AC:R with less emphasis on the "future" portion of the game/story (it's there but definitely minimal in comparison to the Desmond story arcs of previous Creeds). I personally like all the Creed's for various reasons, but AC3 is definitely at the bottom of the list because of the changes they made; it made stealth almost impossible (the AI was sometimes impossible to loose to shake off your notoriety), but more annoying was the ludicrous required and optional mission objectives that FORCED a single approach to each mission. All the other games including AC4 and Unity were much more open in this regard. I would have a tie between AC1, AC2, AC4, and Unity in my list of best Assassin's games again each one being good for differing reasons, but not necessarily making them that much better than the others. AC1 will always hold its place if not just for nostalgia. AC2 was a game changer as it introduced a lot of changes that are now the norm (non-auto-restoring health for example) - Brotherhood and Revelations aren't included as they only had tiny changes over AC2 and are more or less the same game. AC4 brought in perfect Naval battles that were just never ending fun for me. Unity was just a perfect trip back to the days of the Ezio series, but with way more detail and a $%^&-ton of AI characters on screen (so much so it makes previous Creed games seem like barren wastelands with their paltry dozen or so people on the screen at once).
Brotherhood or black flag. The worst would be AC3 and unity
I don't think Unity is the worst. After several patches, the game is far better overall. The first game is the worst in many terms, though I enjoyed it back in the day. I, however, found that human shield has been removed from the game, and it was a disappointment.
Brotherhood for sword combat, Black Flag for overall game
AC 2 and AC 4 for me. AC 1 for the best setting.
Shadow of Mordor was the best Assassin's Creed in those whole nine years! It's funny to think that Monolith kinda of took Ubi's concept for AC and did - in their first attempt, no less - what Ubi couldn't do in almost ten years! Seriously though, Black Flag was my favorite AC. But this franchise became very much 'meh' to me. Didn't even bothered with Unity, and from what I've heard, I've dodged a bullet.
There are definitely Creed like elements in Mordor, BUT if you have played ANY of the Arkham games a majority of the inspiration comes from there. I'm thinking mostly from the battle perspective. While the platforming aspect (traversal, running, etc.) follows the same control scheme as Assassin's Creed the entire crux of battling borrows almost its entirety from the Batman Arkham games (reversals, chaining, specials, etc.). Also Mordor's Nemesis system is pretty unique in and of itself. Unity is not bad. It just got a bad rap from the performance problems at launch which as of the latest patches have been sorted out for consoles completely. Some isolated PC setups may still have issues but there are workarounds in most of those cases. If you do play Unity on PC make sure to have a really good proc, memory, and video card to handle all the details in Unity.
I would say SoM was inspired by both Arkham and AC. Yeah, the combat is all Arkham, but everything else reminds me much more of AC than Arkham. Even the character animations looks like the ones from Ubi's game. Not to mention those watch towers you have to climb to unlock the map. After Arkham/SoM's free-flow, AC combat seems boring as hell. That was the main reason why I skipped Unity. I don't get it why wouldn't they (ubi) just add it to their formula. Also, I don't know if there was any significant changes to stealth in Unity, but untill black flag, it was just ridiculous to mention stealth and AC together in the same sentence. Mordor doesn't do stealth brilliantly, but again, it puts AC to shame. Ah and, IF I was ever to play Unity, it would be on PS4. It's nice to know is all good now, performance wise.
9 years, 4682 games in the series. Wait! They've just announced another one. So that's 4683, now. Oh, here comes another one. That's 4684. Wow, two more have been announ...no, wait, made that three more have been announced. That's 468... Wait! There's been a few announcements....
None of them.
I still love AC: II the best. Ezio's origin FTW.
Black flag for me.
Black Flag was my favorite
its been 9 yrs, so how many AC game did we have like 8? this rehash comes out every year. cant blame them. if people by it even if its not much difference between releases, why not? i have a filling the going to bring back prince of persia and milk the life out of that too. i dont even get why people even buy something that could have been an expansion pack for cheaper. but this is the age of paid dlc, paid p2p online gaming, paid unlockables, rape with no lube. this gen is going to be real dirty. watch bookmark it. last gen was the setup to see how much gamers are will to bend. this gen is going to be full rape with no lube. they no all they have to do is feed yall fire to keep the fanboy war going and rob yall why being distracted. gotta love the new age gamers
i love assassins creed games more because of its art and graphics with new gen they can show us old beloved cities and thats enough for me
I played every single AC game ever relased, and the first one is still my favorite by far nothing even come close it beside the 2nd one which was great as well but not as good as the first one
Assassin's Creed II and Brotherhood will always be my two favorite's of the series. It's hard to pick just one of them though, cause those two for me rocked. But yeah, when I finished AC3 I was really disappointed. But I'll admit, AC:IV was actually really good imo.
Brotherhood was the best imo, basicly it was AC 2 + very innovative multiplayer and training other npc assassins
Assassin's Creed 2, Brotherhood, and Black Flag
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