I was recently going to pick up Mass Effect 1-3 but it sounds like the third one is a disappointment and worse it comes on multiple discs so I decided not to get any of them. So now I'm thinking about catching up with Assassins Creed. Do you think I should skip the first one, or the first two or should I just wait for the third one and say screw the story? Is the story any good? Please no spoilers, I may still pick these up.
Thanks for all the answers guys! I ended up picking up Assassins Creed 1 & 2 as well as Alan Wake. I am playing through the first one now (am on the fourth assassination) and it is really fun aside from some platforming jank. Based on the advice given here I am going to do the first 2 games back to back, then play Alan Wake to break things up. After that I will pick up Brotherhood followed by American Nightmare and then conclude with Revelations and I will officially be caught up with both the Alan Wake and Assassins Creed games. I may end up diving into Mass Effect afterwords, seems like I am going to just keep my expectations low with the third one. Then again, some of you said to skip the first Assassins Creed and I am glad I didn't.
Hopefully this helps out anyone else looking to catch up with the series.