The Assassin’s Creed Universe Is Broader Than I Realised…

The Assassin’s Creed Universe Is Broader Than I Realised…

I’m a huge fan of the Assassin’s Creed series, but even I was taken by surprise with this video – a broad look at all the different types of media and stories running through the entire Assassin’s Creed universe.

To an extent I’ve always sort of ignored the hokey storyline in Assassin’s Creed and just enjoyed the incredible core mechanics of the series, but I’m a sucker for a broad sci-fi universe.

I never in my life thought I’d bother reading a novel based on a video game, but maybe I’ll give this Assassin’s Creed one a bash…


  • You… You ignored the storyline in Assassin’s Creed? (Imbed that if you can please)

    If a game has a story I always pay attention. No point getting to the end and not understanding why you’ve just done what you’ve done for so long.

    • If a game has a good story, I pay attention.

      Most of the time I just say “meh, plot!” and move along. A lot of the story telling in games is just plain bad. Assassin’s Creed is no exception, I know enough to understand why I’m doing what I’m doing but there’s no level of caring or attachment to it.

      • See I’m completely different, if a story can’t draw me in then I don’t care about gameplay, especially when it can be as unrefined as Assassin’s Creed is at times.

        If I want gameplay not story then I’ll be playing a multiplayer game.

      • I’m kinda the same especially nowadays since most games tell one tiny sliver of a 10part story

        I wish we could go back to the old days where we didn’t have entire games whose sole purpose was to set up the next game

        Something the assassins creed series is definitely guilty of in it’s more recent incarnations

      • Assasins Creed has a great story its amazing how many secret little details are hidden in these games, obviously you were oblivious to it all…

  • The story in AC1 was a bit bland, I can understand glossing over it a bit. But once you start playing AC2 you’ve got no excuse for not following Ezio’s story (Desmond still sucks).

    then after Brotherhood you’re like OMG WTF DESMOND WHAT and I’m itching for Revelations because WHO CARES ABOUT EZIO WHAT’S GOING ON WITH DESMOND AND LUCY AND SHAUN AND THAT OTHER CHICK?

    • Because I play in such fits and starts it took me forever to realise that the angry one-armed dude in Jerusalem was actually your partner at the start of the game. I was seriously like “why is this guy such an a—hole?” for the first two Jerusalem missions!

  • DON’T Do it!
    Admiral Ackbar says: “It’s A TRAP!”

    The book is terrible, it doesn’t really fit into the universe well.
    Its worse than some of the trashy detective books my mum always buys me for xmas!

  • The beauty of the concept is that it has the potential to be in so many different historical periods.

    I’m a huge fan of the series, looking forward to seeing what they do in the future.

  • The thing that stops me playing is the absurd number of games. I don’t wear to start, I’d feel like I was missing out, and I seriously doubt the story can carry them all.

  • Assassin’s Creed II is one of the scariest games I’ve ever played. The narrative is rich, although the characters are pretty hokey, as Mark said. The real quality is in the subject 16 puzzles which had an incredible amount of political commentary and depth to the game. They are scary – when you decipher them everything clicks into place as you discover this political conspiracy. You feel like locking your windows so those “in” on the conspiracy don’t come trying to kill you. Incredibly, incredibly well done.

  • I still wish they hadn’t gone with the whole SF framing narrative for these games. It pulls me out of the setting completely and final ten minutes or so of Brotherhood, I’m completely uninterested in that element. IMO it would be a stronger series of games if you had different generations of Assassin uncovering a conspiracy theory etc inside their own timeline, without the Animus crap being involved and without ‘rewarding’ me for finishing sections of the fun game by making me play the shitty one.

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