I got the pack of them all on Steam a while ago, but I've heard so much bad stuff about the first one. Should I even bother myself with it or just jump into 2+Brotherhood?
Should I even bother with Assassin's Creed 1?
I really enjoyed the first one at the time. It's repetitive, but it's all optional. I would plow through the story of 1 and 2 and then go all out in Brotherhood.
A lot of the negativity comes from the fact that Jeff and Ryan remember it being worse than it actually was. They tend to look back on games as being pretty shitty even when they were decent.
The first one sold 8 million copies and spawned a huge franchise for a reason. It is by far the worst of the three, but it does a good job of setting up the story and introducing the basic gameplay. Definitely worth playing if you own it.
AC 1 burned me out. After S ranking that game, I never even bothered with AC 2 or brotherhood. A decision I'm thinking about changing.You can get AC2 deluxe edition on PSN for 10 bucks if you have a PS3, well at least it was 10 bucks about a week ago when I got it, I think it was on sale or something.
It's not as good and very repetitive, but it offers a totally different experience then the later games. You're not just a witty lad who's climbing all over buildings because he can, it's a much somber and fully realized location and mood that the later games can't pull off.
It's a very repetitive game and not much fun to play.. If you're trying to get into the series, I'd definitely start with it though, because it makes the second all the more impressive.
But I'd play through the first quickly, skip the side missions and any optional crap, or else you'll likely be completely burned out before you move onto the second game.
I was just wondering about AC1 recently as well. Never played it, but am curious. Aren't there hidden flags or something to collect in the game that adds more depth to the story? How necessary are these?
Completely optional. They are not even justified by the plot. The feathers in AC2 (and Brotherhood, IIRC) do have a background explanation, and you needed them to get a certain item in AC2, but they are still just collectibles.
If you critical path the first one, it may take you around 7 or 8 hours to finish it. It's not a long game if you just do the minimum required to advance the story. I S-Ranked it and loved it. Besides, it'll make you realize how much of an improvement AC2 is over AC1 :P
I thought it was a pretty decent game. The side quests/investigations get fairly repetitive pretty quickly, but each assassination mission is unique enough to warrant some interest. Match that with largish open world, and a nice set up for the conspiracies that are further elaborated on in the later games, and I think you'll have a entertaining experience.
Also, playing the first game will make you appreciate everything Ubisoft fixed/improved upon in AC2 that much more.
I enjoyed it.
I am actually not enjoying brotherhood because I am a little bored with roof climbing and stuff and the story doesn't really interest me. Maybe it is cause everything the bomb squad said pumped me up and now I am expecting too much.
But about AC1
It is true it is repetitive. Still visually stunning and the wall climbing and stuff is almost the same as AC2. Combats a little worse.
Jump in, play the first. Wait a month play the second. Wait a month play brotherhood.
All B+ to A games imo. Something abour brotherhood just isn't clicking for me though.
Man this game is rocky on Steam. I am using the Xbox wireless sync for the PC and the buttons are all messed up. On top of that, you can't even remap them to their proper spot because the remap function doesn't recognize me pushing the triggers.
Wow, how do devs get away with this? Kind of wish I had the 360 version now.
i just finished it, thought it was great. its a little repetitive sure, but I also didn't try to play through it in one sitting.
i played the pc version and the added mission types help curb the repetitiveness of it. also didnt have the control issues @Gnomicidal is talking about. used a wired 360 pad and everything seemed fine.
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