It’s hard as an adult when it comes to your birthday. Some people still get you gifts, others don’t, some don’t know what the hell to get you, and some get it completely right. This was one of those times when it was the right gift. I was watching this game since it was released that it was coming out, but I was also unemployed and knew that buying a $60 game was not a good idea, and was eager to see how the Desmond story would wrap up after Assassin’s Creed: Revelations. Anyway, I was super excited when I got this one for my birthday so that I didn’t have to fake smile my way though and do the usual, “this is just what I wanted,” while I think to myself, “why the hell would you think I wanted this?” Even though it was a wonderful gift, I never finished it. Keep reading to find out why.
Because Ezio’s story was done with Assassin’s Creed: Revelations, but Desmond’s was not, the franchise needed a new characters. That’s where Connor comes in. Taking place during the American Revolution, as Connor you get to explore Colonial America. Connor becomes involved with the whole Assassin’s order when Templars attack his Native American village. Like every the Assassin’s before him, he’ll try to take down the Templar order in a battle that is never really won while in the present day Desmond has the Apple of Eden and has finally reached The Temple of the First Civilization.
I scurried off the play this game the moment I got it because I was super excited. A new Assassin’s Creed game! It has to be better than Revelations right? Right? Wrong. After playing for a few hours I found this game to be extremely boring even with the surprise that Desmond had an ancestor who was a Templar, that you get to play for some part of the game, who then had a son, Connor, who became an Assassin. Huh? The whole thing just made me roll my eyes, not to mention the timing of this game as well as the ending. I powered through this game and finished, but I never went back for the trophies because I just couldn’t. I thought Assassin’s Creed: Revelations was bad, but at the time this one takes the cake and hits the top of worst Assassin’s Creed games ever. It was just a boring story line that had a wasted era. This could have been such an amazing game since it was done during the American Revolution and you get to explore Colonial America, but no it was just one big bore.
Remember that time when…. Everyone thought that the world was ending in 2012 because the Mayan calendar ended? This game came out around that time and it totally ties into this whole theory which is just sad. Apparently the world didn’t end, just like every other time it was supposed to and in the game it’s all thanks to Desmond. I felt this ending to Demond’s story to be worthy of a lot of eye rolling as I sat there and watched the ending play through after hours upon hours of playing this game.
As you can see from the picture above, I did a decent job with the trophies for this game. Out of the original 51 trophies, I was able to get 29. Not bad because I wasn’t even trying with this game. My main point was that I just wanted to finish it because….REASON’S! (<- Borderlands reference, kudos to those who got it, shame for those who didn’t.) There was a bunch of DLC added on for this game making the total trophy count climb its way up to 65. As you can see though I am missing a bunch of trophies for doing a bunch of things, like playing the multiplayer because I never even played the multiplayer for this game. I was actually waiting for a friend at the time to play the multiplayer with, but long story short we never played the multiplayer. Because of my distain for this game, I also never purchased the DLC and didn’t get any of those trophies as well.
Probability of this game getting played again…3 out of 5.
Surprising right? I basically said I hated this game yet it gets a 3 out of 5 on my playability scale. What the hell? With the new Assassin’s Creed game coming out, it makes me want to go back and play the Assassin’s Creed games that I still have. I know a stupid notion that probably won’t even happen because I basically have no time, but it’s nice to think that I might just have some time before to go back and play through the 7 Assassin’s Creed games that I own.
Now it’s your turn. Were you also let down by this game? By the ending of this game? Or maybe you actually enjoyed the game and thought it was the best game in the series. Let me know in the comments section and next week I’ll tell you about one of my freebie games that I never finished. This one was Quantum Conundrum. I thought this game was pretty amazing, but I still never finished it. Check back next week to find out why.