WARNING: This blog is kind of a spoiler for those who haven't played the first and second games, so unless you want to see the story in its full summarized glory, then stop reading and leave this blog post.
Strength, speed, agility, stealth, parkour and bad-@ssery.
These are the qualities assassins have. They have preserved it through many generations and still in the modern era, they walk among us.
Welcome everyone to my blog. This time we will talk about the Assassin's Creed Franchise and how it has turn some chapters of the world upside-down.
In 2007, Ubisoft gave us their new IP (intellectual Property), Assassin's Creed which actually became a huge hit, and has literally, turn world history upside-down, **** with our beliefs, an screwed our ideologies.
The game is set in a lot of timelines, but the main story is set in 2012, a few days before December 21, 2012, the prophesied Mayan Date for the End of the World. It is centered around Desmond Miles, an assassin who escape in his child years and became a bartender for rich people in big parties. He then again became an assassin to save the world and stop the Templars, sworn enemies of the assassins who are currently portraited by Abstergo Industries, the modern day templars. Technology was already vast in the game and the proof was the Animus, a machine that helps you relieve the memories of your ancestor because in this game, people are banks of their ancestors, so we also have the genes and memories of our ancestors and if we have the way to unlock it (via the Animus) then we can relieve it.
To summarize the events of Assassin's Creed I, Desmond was abducted by Abstergo Industries tio undergo the Animus project, under the codename Subject 17. During this time, he was let say forced to relieve the memory of his ancestor,Altaïr Ibn-La'Ahada Syrian Assassinduring the Middle Ages and, mentor of the Levantine Assassins. With Altair, Desmond relieve the life of an Assassin in the Middle Ages, where Crusades are usually around. Abstergo And Desmond also got a glimpse of an artifact called the Apple of Eden, a very advanced object capable of bending the minds of people and other powerful stuff.
To be hoenst, AC I was pretty much deja vu for all of us since it was all the same routine. Tail this guy, beat him in a secluded area, steal something from this guy, go and get permission to kill, kill, leave, then go to another city or district. Seriously, the only thing different in this game was the Introductory Session (aka the tutorial), the part where Altair breaks all of the tenets, and when he battles Al Mualim.
Next is Assassin's Creed II, and the next 2 expansions of the storyline, Brotherhood and Revelations. To summarize this, Desmond escaped Abstergo Industries with the help of modern day Assassins. He now relieved the life of Ezio Auditore da Firenze, an Italian nobleman who had a happy life turn grim. In the whole storyline of Ezio, we see him mature from a little bit spoiled nobleman, to the mentor of the Italian Assassins. In II, we see his early life as an assassin where he fought with Rodrigo Borgia, better known in history as Pope Alexander VI (this is no joke, a Pope was actually a templar in the game) for the vault, which stores an artifact, an Apple of Eden. In Brotherhood, it follows up to where ACII left and continued from there. Ezio goes to Rome, and free it from Borgia influence, while in the process, become the Mentor of the Italian Assassins in all of Rome. Lastly in Revelations, its now finishes the Ezio story, where he helps the assassin's guild in Constantinople to fight against the Byzantine Templars and also try to get all of Altair's Masyaf keys in oredr to get access to the Library underneath the Assassin headquarters in Masyaf.
What did ACII gave us? Well ACII gave us a breather from that deja vu and gave us a living world. That's right. A living world. It is because we don't see a civilian ask help from a guy in a hood and ain;t even afraid from that guy. AC Brotherhood and Revelations gave us the multiplayer option, where we hunt and kill fellow players. Although ACII had barely any noticeable flaws, Brotherhood and Revelation although successful, just became to familiar. It's as if you know what will happen next. But the biggest let down in Revelation that I think only a few people would understand nwas that cliff hanger ending. I mean there was barely any revelations there. Sure it unfolded how the "Those who came Before" died, but still, since the first game, we already knew they almost became extinct with mankind due to a major catastrophe. More of us got even more confused. But even with these downsides, ACII series has pulled it off and made the franchise even more popular than ever.
Lastly, let us talk about the next and probably the last game in the series. Hopefully it isn't the last game in the series, but if it is, then I hope this would be the grandest of all the grand Assassin's Creed games. ACIII coming out this October 31, 2012 will feature a new hero by the name of Connor, a Native American (and eys I call them Native Americans because calling them Indians kinda seem stereotypical) who lived in the time of the American Revolution. Thanks to Gamespot Trailer Rundown, I got a good sense of what the plot is all about and what could possbily happen, but since I don't want to spoil anything (except the first entries in the series) then I won't spoil anything.
Well that is it and this has been a very lengthy blog, I hope you guys enjoyed reading this as much as I enjoyed making it.
Next time, I make a Diablo blog.