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8/28 - Change of Heart: Assassin's Creed

    In the gaming world there are very few games that make you feel all sorts of ways. For me the most recent series to do this to me is Assassin's Creed.

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    Never have I hated a series so much that I thought it deserved no sequels, to enjoying the followups with all of my heart. Let's start at the beginning for me.

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This right here is one of the worst games I have ever had the displeasure of playing. What made this even worse is that not only was it my first PS3 game, it was my only for a few months. I found Altaïr to be an extremely boring and bland character. Never have I hated benches as much as I did after this game. When Assassin's Creed 2 was announced I was in complete shock that this crappy ass game got a sequel. The series was dead for me. As I stated in a previous blog, I tend to impulse buy when my brain gives in to deals. Fast forward about year ago and a killer deal showed it's ugly face and I figured as a collector since I own the first I need the rest. The games were bought but never played till last November or near that. I chose to play part 2 against my better judgment.

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Somehow this game took all of the evil feelings I had for the series and made them go "poof". I felt that this game improved from the first by at least a million times if not more. The biggest appeal was not playing as Altaïr but as the more lovable Ezio. The boring was replaced with a funny character that grew as the series grew. From revenge to an assassin master, Ezio grew. Something not many video game character do. After AC2 I jumped into Brotherhood. 

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While the story was not as enticing as the one in AC2 it was still a great story nonetheless. In this game you see Ezio grow even more as well as reestablish Assassins in Rome. I found a lot of appeal in the Christina missions. Living through experiences that help a character grow. In both AC2 and Brotherhood I have found myself wanting more of Ezio's story. 

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I am currently not playing Revelations. I chose to play something else in order to grow the urge to play more in order to enhance the experience. Despite owning all of the games I am still going to make a pointless but wanted purchase.

I have no need for this but I will still get it and it will probably never be opened. That's just how I roll. So I must show appreciation towards Ubisoft for being able to turn crap into gold and introducing me to a great character with a great story. I don't care about Rayman so I still like you guys.

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