Tag Archives: assassin’s creed

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 [...]

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.

Pirates? Meh. The Tarnished Legacy of Assassin’s Creed, Pt. 2

22 Mar

Despite my many complaints, overall Assassin’s Creed III wasn’t a bad game. It lacked some polish but you could tell effort had been put into it. The world just wasn’t as engrossing as it once was… which would have been forgivable if the story hadn’t been so horrendous. Where do I begin? For starters Connor [...]

Pirates? Meh. The Tarnished Legacy of Assassin’s Creed, Pt. 1

21 Mar

Despite the fact that Ubisoft had declared last October’s Assassin’s Creed III to be the last annual entry in the franchise, it was announced recently that a new game would be hitting shelves this fall, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. The game has generated a lot of buzz due to its pirate setting… and a [...]