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I remember the first time I played Assassin’s Creed. I loved the character, the beautiful graphics and the whole style of the game. I loved that it was historically accurate and the amount of detail put into every building, character and costume. It was just an awesome game, and I played it incessantly, in every free moment of time that I had (and I had a lot more free time in those days).
I used to play a lot of Ultima Online, and before that I played Baldur’s Gate I and II, Neverwinter Nights, Diablo 1 and 2, and Guild Wars. My favorite character type has always been a rogue/assassin type. I play chaotic good, no matter what game I’m playing, and Assassin’s Creed really played to that love of hiding in plain sight, hiding in the shadows, sparing the innocent while punishing the wicked, and protecting Number One.
Now of course, Assassin’s Creed isn’t a totally open ended game, so there was a little punishing of the innocent here and there, but not enough to turn me off of the game. The graphics are gorgeous, with amazing and realistic attention to detail put into each building in Damascus, Jerusalem and Acre. The landscape, combined with the soundtrack, really makes you feel like you are Altair, stalking through the streets to achieve your goals. The NPCs (non-player characters) react to you, expressing fear, disgust or amazement with your actions (depending on what they are).
Suffice it to say, I truly enjoyed playing the first Assassin’s Creed. Sadly, I have not had the chance to play the sequels yet, but I spent a short time looking through the Assassin’s Creed III screenshots and game information, and although I rarely sit down and game like I used to, I’m feeling a deep down desire to immerse myself in the world of Assassin’s Creed again.
I might just have to kick David off the Xbox 360. He’s been playing Batman: Arkham City for days… and I think it’s my turn to escape from reality for a little while.