If you do skip Revelations, at least look up what happens with the story, and watch AC: Embers to get the ending of Ezio's story. Revelations is a good game if you ask me, but the other ones are way cheaper now.
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GameNerd1994 posted... Thanks. It's like asking the question as to whether one should start watching Doctor Who from the First Doctor, or the Ninth Doctor relaunch...for those of y'all who happen to be Whovians.
I personally liked the first season, but I know alot of people started watching recently.
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You've got plenty of time until AC3 comes out and they're all cheap, so might as well start at the beginning. If you want to do them all, buy ACR new and it comes with AC1. Might be a little cost savings there.
That being said, I did read an article a while back that said that they're making AC3 accessible to newcomers - and it would surprise me if they didn't include a segment on what happened in the previous games.
As for people's talking about Revelations... it really was a completely unnecessary filler title - in fact, it was never supposed to be a full AC game, it was originally planned as a 3DS title (called Lost Legacy), and there wasn't supposed to be an AC title released in 2011.
Nothing really happens in Revelations that's important to the overall plot of the series (or at least, nothing that couldn't have been told in a DLC for Brotherhood). All the new stuff in it (both items and gameplay concepts) was poorly thought out and/or unnecessary. The characters are all pretty flat and undeveloped, as well, and Ezio has overstayed his welcome (don't get me wrong, I liked Ezio, but to derail the series just to make more games with him was completely unnecessary).