Assassin’s Creed: A Game Done Mostly Right

assassins-creed-1-altairRecently, 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.

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The Kane Chronicles: The Surprising Awesomeness of Rick Riordan’s Other Mythology Series

Kane-ChroniclesI’ve been writing about Rick Riordan a lot recently, if you haven’t noticed, but I promise this is the last post for… a while. After all, Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer doesn’t come out until October. Anyway, I just finished The Kane Chronicles, Riordan’s Egyptian mythology-based trilogy, last weekend, and while I have high expectations from his books to begin with, I was still pleasantly surprised by this series.

Spoilers for the trilogy below the jump.

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