Assassins Creed: Revelations
.Being a person of questionable sanity when it comes to the Assassin’s Creed series, trying to view Assassin’s Creed Revelations from an unbiased point will be difficult. I have loved the Assassin’s Creed series from the moment I murdered that civilian in the cave as Altair in the first game. But professional obligations — shut up, I am professional — demand it and so I shall do it. Assassin’s Creed Revelations is a 3rd person, action-adventure sandbox game with stealth elements developed and published by Ubisoft. It is the fourth major installment of the series and is supposed to bring the legendary assassins’, Ezio Auditore and Altaïr ibn La-Ahad, stories to a close. It will also most likely end with yet another massive cliffhanger that will force its captive audience to throw more money at Ubisoft in anticipation of the next game — those clever buggers. The Assassin’s Creed series has yet to put out a game that doesn’t leave on a cliffhanger, and although I have not finished Revelations yet, I am quite certain this game will not break the moneymaking tradition.
In Revelations, you play Ezio Auditore da Firenze — mostly. There are parts where you get to relieve the memories of Altaïr through Ezio, but for the majority, you will play as our dashing Italian protagonist. Ezio, who is getting a bit fed up with no answers about his prophetic life, journeys to Masyaf: the Assassin stronghold from the first game. Looking for answers in Altaïr’s library, he finds the place guarded to the teeth by Templars who welcome him with arrows, blades, and death. Not to be perturbed, Ezio quickly kills them all and continues looking for the fabled library. Unfortunately, he finds it locked behind a door that is apparently harder than steel. But then I thought that if the Templars could mine all the way down to the library without problem, why couldn’t they simply mine around the door? But I guess we abandoned logic when in Assassin’s Creed II, Ubisoft explained that the human race was created by cosmic space aliens who all died in a sun flare. Whatever the matter, the door needs five keys called the Masyaf keys. A conveniently placed nearby worker tells Ezio that a certain Templar captain possesses a journal that helps the Templars hunt down the keys. Ezio quickly goes to find the captain and after a little bit of stalking, killing, a “high-speed” carriage chase, and falling off a cliff, Ezio learns that the Templars have found one key and are closing in on the rest in Constantinople.