Whoa, thank you very much for the thorough reply!
Koa wrote:If you care about the present day story line at all, you need to play through Brotherhood, Revelations, AC3 (<< super important), and Black Flag (also important). The present day storyline since those titles has fallen off the wagon.
I admittedly never really got into the present-day storyline, but in this case, I'm glad for that... I've heard mostly negative things about AC3, so I don't mind passing on that one.
Koa wrote:If you don't, I personally think Ezio's triology is worth finishing. I enjoyed Brotherhood for its setting but truthfully I did not find the story as compelling (although I did watch the entire walkthrough a year before I played, but it was also what convinced me to buy all the current AC titles). I have a soft spot for Revelations. The plot wasn't stand-out, but it was special in its own way. Perhaps it is because it was Ezio's last game. The ending and the soundtrack are the best in the series, though I argue that the soundtrack is behind Syndicate's.
Interesting... I'm definitely going to check if I can just use my brother's cd (and hopefully DRM-free) versions, and if not, check if I can find a good offer for those.
Koa wrote:If you don't mind a less traditional assassin setting, Black Flag is more along the lines of what you are looking for. It's still one of the best and most cohesive playing experience I have had out of all the AC titles.
I think this and your further elaboration pretty much convinced me to play Black Flag when I find the time (and money) to. So nice to read that you played it for 100% too; I love games that make it enjoyable to aim for that completion. Definitely got me curious, and now that I've got a new graphics card I am sure I'll be able to get the game to look fantastic on my computer as well. I've never owned any non-Nintendo console, so can't really judge on the Playstation front, heh.
Koa wrote:On the subject of multiplayer, it's worth checking out.
Never been much one for competitive multiplayer in games such as Assassin's Creed, but you mentioned a team mode, so who knows? Shame about the community, but I guess that is kind of inevitable when new games get released without something to refresh it.
Koa wrote:I had to deal with uPlay a lot because of multiplayer. As far as uPlay goes relating to singleplayer, it's not that bad. Granted, the interface might differ on Steam (and if I recall correctly it did). All you really need to do is unlock cool extras with uPlay points.
Yeah, I've mostly read things about cloud sync suddenly failing and deleting people's saves, on top of some login bugs that made it impossible for people to play. I've never been too thrilled by uPlay's DRM, and it admittedly did/does play a role in my hesistancy.
Thanks again, though. You've definitely managed to get me more excited about the games, heheh. <3