Assassin's Creed is less a game and more a staple part of our gaming diet at this point, or at least, it was.
Either you'd gorged on every release since 2007, initially couldn't get enough of them before slowly trying to quit, or you've dipped in here and there - regardless, everybody tends to fall into one of these three camps; such is the love/hate relationship that came with an ever-present, annually-released franchise. Well, Ubisoft are finally abating from the relentless release schedule they'd brought upon themselves, taking their foot off the mass-market gas pedal for who knows how long.
Confirmed earlier in February 2016, not only will there not be a 'proper' Assassin's Creed this year, but with their focus being on Watch_Dogs 2 and The Division, it could be multiple years until the series is back on store shelves. Oh, but don't think we're not still getting Assassin's Creed 'things'.
2016 is the year the first movie adaptation is supposed to release, there's already the final instalment in the side-scrolling Chronicles games on PS4, Xbox One and PC, and Ubi have just licensed 'Last Descendants', a book spin-off aimed at the Hunger Games demographic. Assassin's Creed isn't going away quite as much as you may think, but what better time to take a step back, take stock of where we are, analyse what went well and what went wrong? Let me know your own top three in the comments below...