From the Review:
"A few years ago, Assassin’s Creed appeared on store shelves. The game told the story of Desmond Miles, who used a machine called the Animus (not entirely of his own volition) to relive part of the life of an ancestor: Altair Ibn-La’Ahad, an assassin. Born into a sacred order of killers bound by the Assassin’s Creed*, Altair aided his “family” in the upholding of choice among people; a right that was being threatened by an opposing order called the Templars, who were interested only in control of the human populace.
Eventually, Desmond managed to escape (Assassin’s Creed 2). He was taken in by another group who had their own version of the Animus. Using their technology, Desmond accessed the life of another ancestor: Ezio Auditore da Firenze. An Italian nobleman, Ezio witnessed the death of his family and became an Assassin first out of revenge; later, he realized that he actually had a higher purpose. His adventure continued in Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood, where he fought in the war against the Templars as a master Assassin, training others to take up the cause. Brotherhood also included a fantastic multi-player mode.
Now we reach the final chapter in the lives of both Altair and Ezio in Assassin’s Creed: Revelations. How does this game fare in a series that has done nothing but gain momentum so far?"