Recently, I saw that an Assassin’s Creed movie is in the works, and while I’m hopeful for its success, I can’t say I’d be surprised if it did poorly, considering how bad other game-to-movie adaptations are. Nevertheless, the trailer reminded me that I had an unplayed copy of Assassin’s Creed III lying around. I put it into my PS3 and sat down with the intention of enjoying what I’d heard was a great game. Unfortunately, starting with the third game made me realize that I had no idea what the hell was happening, and I had to know, because the movie looks awesome.
As such, I found a wonderful walkthrough video series of the first game on YouTube, watched it to the very end, realized I needed the game for myself, and dove head first into yet another fandom.
Spoilers for the first Assassin’s Creed up ahead.