I agree. Even back when I first popped in AC1 for the first time and I was walking around in present day I thought...wtf?
They could have simply had the Assassins and had all the secrets passed down through the Assassin order and had showcased their fight with the Templars rather than being someone now playing as an ancestor. I think the series would've been a lot better this way and Desmonds parts were basically worthless. Everyone played to play as Altair, Ezio, Connor, etc. --- PSN: Stanimal032 Now Playing: Assassin's Creed 3, Borderlands 2
Without the Abstergo part of the story, This game just falls under every other ancient era platformer games like Prince of Persia, and God of War which I find somewhat boring.
AC would just be another Hack n slash game with a typical storyline of whatever era it's set in.
The ONLY reason I even got into AC was because of Desmond and the animus; and the fact that the war between assassin and templar still goes on in present time; and of course the gameplay tops it all off.
The stories of the ancestors played more like fillers for me, and just the fact of intertwining many different stories together set in completely different eras just makes the AC story alot more different than any other game.
Seriously though. If this game was purely historical, I wouldn't have ever considered buying it; just because I've already had my share of those kind of games. --- You started getting shot at when you made yourself a target
I liked the abstergo stuff, the sci fi stuff... What I didn't really like was that whole "First Civilisation and the end of the world" plotline...
Having the modern Templars under company named Abstergo and using their assets (including animus) for world control is great. I don't even mind there being artifacts from the First Civilisation... But it moved into the "too much about first civilisation" territory instead of focusing on the Modern Templar vs Modern Asassin plotline...
I would also agree with this. --- PSN: Stanimal032 Now Playing: Assassin's Creed 3, Borderlands 2
yeah, I guessed the Desmond and bleeding effect stuff wasn't so bad, but the whole first civ thing was kind of stupid.... --- -"Crescit amor nummi, quantum ipsa pecunia crescit" PSN : TAXLORD ; why don't you like my PSN???
Yeah gotta say I liked the whole abstergo sci fi stuff especially when you were listening to subject 16's commentary during the puzzle sequences in AC2. Listening to him at night in the room by myself were some of he most freakish moments I have experienced. I loved how they tried to hint that the apple was somehow involved in some way throughout history like with Nikola Tesla ect. I dunno I just thought it was really smart.
Nope I prefer the 2012 part. The ancestors are just a side story to the real theme.
Although a lot happened to the 'current world' world in this one, too much was glossed over at the very end which left me with feeling like no real progress was made. --- Current trophy hunt: Disgaea 4 35/51 | Dragon Age: Origins 26/55 Darksiders 43/43 | Skyrim 51/51