Assassin's Creed I
�is my favorite game in the series. There, I said it. Before you leave in horror, I agree, it isn't the best game in the series. That honor likely goes to�II�
, but nonetheless, for me,�Assassin's Creed
�is my favorite. It has an undeniable charm that, in my mind,�II�
Sure, later games tweaked, fine-tuned and altogether polished the gameplay and structure of the game, but in the process it lost the mystery and inherent freshness that the first entry in a series brings.
Nonetheless, this game is terribly flawed. It fails to execute on so many ideas, ideas that were half-baked, ideas that were fleshed out, improved and made altogether more enjoyable in the game�s sequels. Yet I still can�t help but have a sweet spot for�Assassin�s Creed
, the game where it all started.�Assassin's Creed II
�is perhaps the purest and most complete incarnation of the franchise, but there�s something intangible about the first game that I can�t truly put to words, something that wins me over. This was the first next-gen game I played, and I�ll always have a place in my heart for those great moments, those great memories.
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