Assassin's Creed helped bring Ubisoft to the consciousness of a
new generation of gamers as one of its first titles it launched on
PS3 and Xbox 360, as well as Windows. It's core mechanic of combining
open-world free running with stealth and combat has remained largely
unchanged throughout the multiple sequels since, as well as being
recycled in similar titles, such as Watch Dogs.
There were 2 major problems with the series opener. A miserable
protagonist that took himself too seriously, and clunky combat that
frustrated many gamers.
Assassin's Creed 2 fixed both of these points, giving us the more
charming and light-hearted Ezio and a more refined combat system.
Some fans argue the Ezio games are the pinnacle of the collection,
while others believe 3 and beyond continued to improve the mechanics,
but either way, it started with key improvements made in 2.
Additionally, 2 also managed to use a more exciting setting,
introduce more side quests and challenges for when the assassinations
got too samey, and it's spin-offs retrofitted more story for Altair,
making him the Master Assassin we all love today.
Writer, aspiring author, and I won't stop travelling until I've seen it all. Whilst I might take a break now and then to rant about politics or muse over philosophy, I'm not afraid to roll up my sleeves, buckle down, and spend some solid hours gaming!