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Most of us Assassin's Creed fans are waiting eagerly for Assassin's Creed 3 to come out!! Some of us keep searching for new stuff about it, others just started to play previous Assassin's Creed games to get ready for it, and others just keep reading old info over and over again. And others do all 3 of them (like myself), Assassin's Creed (AC) is just a series of games that goes to another level, Action, Adventure, Real Life Historical Events, Stealth, Open world and Drama are in the games. You fall in love with the maps, get addicted to play just killing guards or doing the side missions, in Brotherhood, you went to the heavily guarded areas to call your fellow assassins to kill them, and you or either sit back and watch them slaughter the guards, or join the fight. Almost everything about the games is fun, I know in Revelations, the tower defenses was difficult and in AC1 the empty kingdom was also a little boring to travel after you had your funs with it, but it doesn't kill the game at all. The uniqueness of Assassin's Creed are these:
Parkour and open world: There has never been a game (that I know off) before Assassin's Creed that featured Parkour and open world at the same time, and I don't think there was a game with Parkour at all. The free running was smooth, the ability to climb buildings and performing leaps of faith to bale of hays was amazing.
Combat and gameplay: The combat was impressive, most of the times you felt like a bad ass killing multiple guards by yourself, in brotherhood, if you was getting your ass kicked, you could call your fellow assassins to give you a hand. The gameplay, as I explained it in the first uniqueness was the fact that you could do almost anything you wanted, climb buildings and all the movement etc. But also buying the factions for your benefit, the courtesans help you blend in and if there was a patrol walking nearby, they would just take them somewhere else, or you could command them to distract them. Thieves and mercenaries assist you in battle and you could command them to steal their purse and guards would go after them, or make them fight and you could sit back, and watch them fight. In AC1 you had the wandering scholars and the vigilantes to help you out, Scholars helped you blend in with them as one of their own, so the guards won't recognize you, and vigilantes hold them off, for you to escape.
Story and locations: The story of Assassin's Creed is a fascinating one. Set in 2012 Desmond Miles, is a guy with a lot of important ancestors, and there is a machine that can make you and others see their memories with the DNA in you. So the story of the ancestors are brilliant as well. Altair Ibn La'Ahad, Ezio Auditore Da Firenze, and Connor Kenway (Ratohnhakéton) are the currently known ancestors. Altair was an assassin who was born in the brotherhood and raised to be an assassin. Ezio is the son of an assassin, Giovanni Auditore, and when his father and two brothers were executed, he looked for a way to avenge them, and then he met the assassins, and became one, and fought the templars till his final days. Connor is a native american, that got his village destroyed, and started to fight for justice, and along the way he met the assassins. Along their histories, they visit the most beautiful places you can explore, the cities are amazing, and in AC3 you can explore the wilderness, which looks fantastic and cool. Most people fell in love with some places and Rome was a huge city, but beautiful indeed.
Fiction mixed with reality: People that have played all the AC games know that, the game is set historical time periods, and it mixes a little fiction side to it. In the crusades, there was indeed a group of assassins called Hashashins, and had struggle with the templars, but unlike the game, they used to assassinate for their benefits, not for freedom like the assassin's in Assassin's Creed. Historical people like King Richard, Leonardo Da Vinci and George Washington appear in the games.
Characters: Characters also make the game unique. Beings like Lucy Stillman, Shaun Hastings made you feel for them, Hastings always criticizing you and Stillman saved your life from abstergo, also Dr. Warren Vidic made you feel some sort of hatred to him. Most players interacted to these characters, and even with more of them.
This is the uniqueness of Assassin's Creed (more or less) I don't know about you, but the third game looks promising for me, and I am so excited that I even wrote this post. Its a special series that differentiate from other games, makes you feel different when you play it. I say that the Assassin's Creed franchise will be historical in real life, like series of Lord of the Rings.