I can’t wait for Assassin’s Creed to be Assassin’s Creed again

I credit the original Assassin’s Creed games as one of the series that really got me into gaming. I had dabbled in all sorts of titles previously but when I started taking gaming seriously, I turned to the preowned section of UK retailer GAME. It was here that I could buy quite a few titles with the little pocket money I was getting, and the AC series was readily available so I binged them all up to Assassin’s Creed 3 pretty quickly.

I loved these games. They had great stories, just enough collectables to keep me entertained and eventually even a multiplayer mode which I still mourn the loss of. But now, Assassin’s Creed isn’t really Assassin’s Creed, is it? Those with the knowledge of the series will understand what I mean, as the games underwent quite the transformation after Syndicate. The games up until then were stealth games with action elements. Syndicate tested out the brawling style of combat with Jacob Frye, while Evie’s style was more traditionally assassin-like, and then Ubisoft went off the deep end with combat systems. The next three games Origins, Odyssey, and Valhalla are almost incomparable to their stealthy cousins. Loud and angry, running into a fight screaming was basically encouraged.

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