Do I have to play the sequels to understand this one?

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User Info: D_I3igI3oss

D_I3igI3oss
4 years ago#1
I know this is one of the most hated questions around because it's silly starting a game mid-series, but I tried playing the first, and was ridiculously bored at the combat, so my friend said to just skip to this one. I looked around wiki, and this one has a completely different character from the games in the series, so I wanted to know if it was mandatory to play the rest before this one. And if it is, can someone give me a quick summary on what to know, just a few bullet points or whatever would suffice.

User Info: dotsnacker

dotsnacker
4 years ago#2
Read summary of AC1, then buy the Ezio Trilogy(includes AC2, ACB, and ACR... which are the order the games came out in). AC1's story is decent enough, but as you said, other things make it boring. AC2 and on are much better.

Besides, the story in these games continue from one to the next, so it's a good idea to play them in order if possible.
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User Info: najzere

najzere
4 years ago#3
The story is unintelligible no matter how many AC games you play, don't worry about it.
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User Info: KazuoMitarashi

KazuoMitarashi
4 years ago#4
1. This game has no sequels. Only prequels.

2. The AC games have very little relation to each other story wise outside of Desmond. This is mostly because Altair, Ezio, and Connor live so many years apart from each other. Even still, the Ezio games hardly have any relation. He's just older in each one. If you plan to understand Desmond's story though, yeah, you'll want to play them all. Otherwise, they're fine as stand alone games.
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DemonReacher
4 years ago#5
Mate dont even get ouf of bed anymore, its just not worth it.
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User Info: EricCrapton

EricCrapton
4 years ago#6
najzere posted...
The story is unintelligible no matter how many AC games you play, don't worry about it.


Pretty much. The series just becomes a bigger mess with each passing game and the writes are clearly waaaayyyy out of their league when it comes to trying to write a cohesive overarching plot.
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User Info: zenandi

zenandi
4 years ago#7
It's a bit like LOST.

Even if you watched the whole dang thing, you still wouldn't have a clue.

User Info: xXsabbathXx

xXsabbathXx
4 years ago#8
There is a small summary of the past games at the very beginning you start this game.

It should be good enough.

User Info: ajmrowland1

ajmrowland1
4 years ago#9
najzere posted...
The story is unintelligible no matter how many AC games you play, don't worry about it.


Not really. Unless you're just counting connor's side, the story connects well to the other games and I have no problem with it.

Even the ending is intelligible with a little insight.

User Info: D_I3igI3oss

D_I3igI3oss
4 years ago#10
Thanks chaps!! Time to play ACIII, hopefully the gameplay is better than the first.
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