So I stopped playing these games after AC2. Didn't much care for the way the story was going, didn't feel like spending $60 for more of the same. Now that ACIII's been announced, though, I'm somewhat curious as to where they did end up going with the series and whether I could/would want to get back into things. I would look at the wiki, but those don't always give a good sense of how the story plays out, and I'm lazy.
SO, Giant Bomb, I ask you: Were Brotherhood and Revelations relevant and necessary for playing, story-wise, and do you even like where they're taking the story? Is the sun still exploding for no reason? Are the god aliens still a thing? Does Lucy's face still resemble the Joker's? Just give me the general outline. Haiku's are acceptable.