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Ranking the Assassin’s Creed Franchise, Part 7

3 Apr

2. Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag I LOVE PIRATES. So this should have been an easy sell for me, but after Assassin’s Creed III introduced me to the most boring Assassin ever and botched Desmond’s present day plotline in the most egregious way possible, I was about ready to ditch my favorite game franchise. Black [...]

Ranking the Assassin’s Creed Franchise, Part 6

2 Apr

3. Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood Other than Black Flag, Brotherhood, technically the third game in the series, still has the best overall gameplay, and its combat is superior to every other title released thus far. It was the first game to introduce chain-kills, which allowed the player to turn Ezio into a dizzying flurry of blades [...]

Ranking the Assassin’s Creed Franchise, Part 5

27 Mar

4. Assassin’s Creed The game that started it all, the first entry in the now globally popular videogame franchise is considered more of a proof of concept than a fully-realized game. Back in 2007, Ubisoft seemed to be testing the waters for a more mature Prince of Persia with Assassin’s Creed, and the game also [...]

Ranking the Assassin’s Creed Franchise, Part 4

12 Feb

5. Assassin’s Creed: Rogue Rogue is the game that straddles the line between the four good and the four bad AC titles. It’s essentially a direct sequel to Black Flag, or rather, more of an expansion pack, and Black Flag had incredible gameplay, so in that regard Rogue mostly excels. It doesn’t add much, just [...]

Ranking the Assassin’s Creed Franchise, Part 3

9 Feb

6. Assassin’s Creed III Before Unity, this was the game that nearly broke the Assassin’s Creed franchise for me. Before it was announced, I had expected ACIII to be set in the French Revolution, like Unity ultimately was, because it seemed like the natural next step after three games set during the Renaissance. The American [...]

Ranking the Assassin’s Creed Franchise, Part 2

28 Jan

7. Assassin’s Creed: Unity Earlier this month I called Assassin’s Creed: Unity one of my favorite games of the year. I have since recanted those comments and redacted them from the site. It isn’t a terrible game, but my enjoyment of it petered out after a week, and it thus seems unfair to hold it [...]

Ranking the Assassin’s Creed Franchise, Part 1

22 Jan

Enough about feelings and life and all that lame shit, let’s get back to what really matters: arbitrary rankings of videogame franchises. Assassin’s Creed is one of my all-time favorites, but I am not a rabid fanboy, which is to say I’m not a total idiot. Thus, my relationship with Assassin’s Creed is a love-hate [...]

Favorite Videogames of 2014, Part 4

9 Jan

1. The Last of Us: Remastered Technically, this was released in 2013, so while Shadow of Mordor was the best game of 2014, this is my favorite. I never regretted my decision to get an Xbox 360, but I was always jealous of PS3 owners for one franchise and one franchise alone: Uncharted. The adventures [...]

Favorite Games of 2014, Part 3

8 Jan

I decided to change this blog from “Best Videogames of 2014″ to “Favorite” because I realized “Best” implies these are what I think were the most awesomest, bestest games of the year, which a lot aren’t. When it comes to gaming, my tastes are even more populist than my movie taste, and gaming is a [...]

Best Videogames of 2014, Part 2

7 Jan

6. Assassin’s Creed: Unity REDACTED This game was boring and annoying. I take back everything I said about it.