Assassin's Creed is an interesting franchise. The first game, though generally well-received, wasn't the critical darling that Assassin's Creed 2 was. Assassin's Creed 3 saw positive reviews but fans were torn, then Black Flag was spectacular, but things started to go downhill afterwards until Origins reinvented everything.
Despite any ups and downs in hype, anticipation or quality, the Assassin's Creed games have always excelled in one regard: each game lovingly and painstakingly recreates historical locales. Be it Florence, Alexandria, Havana or Paris, these games always take care to craft these worlds with immaculate detail. Walking through the streets of a city that has been all but lost to modernity is a gift that Assassin's Creed gives us better than any other developer.
They also try to fold in some of the social and political history of a place. Some people -- certainly not the author of this list, but SOME PEOPLE -- passed their high school history tests about the Italian Renaissance because they skipped school to play Assassin's Creed 2 for 11 hours straight, picking up some historical knowledge in the process. SOME people...
Now that the franchise has found its footing though, where -- and when -- else might be in store?