tl;dr – The sense of freedom and style of the world made Assassin’s Creed my favorite videogame franchise.
Whenever I ask my friends who their favorite videogame franchise of all time would be, a lot of them will mention Mario, Zelda, Metroid, Halo, Call of Duty or even Beyond Good & Evil (if you’re a hipster, in a I like it before it got big kind of way), but somehow, and out of nowhere, Assassin’s Creed stuck on me.
You see, I’ve always had a fascination with stealth games. From Tenchu to Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell to Batman: Arkham Asylum from 2008, I’ve always loved playing in the shadows. I like to be absorbed in this environment where the only way to proceed is by performing a calculating set of moves, as if a cleverly disguised chess match. To be able to see the enemy without them seeing me, my hair is standing on end just thinking about it.
Living in the shadows
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