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Since I see AC games posted here quite often I have a general question regarding the games.
I did not play AC games except for AC Black Flag and even that I did not finish 'I will get to it one day..'.
Back in the days when the first game was new I did not really like it so I pretty much skipped all of the games after that.
Question is, does the games connect at any point like do I have to play them in a certain order or it doesn't really matter?
I have some of the older ones+Black Flag/Unity/Syndicate since those were free but sometimes I see Origins and Ody on sale and I was considering buying them.
I'm just wondering cause if I do decide to play most of the AC games then thats a lot of gametime, maybe by the time I get to Valhalla the GPU prices won't be as bad as now.
Not that I don't have enough backlog games already but adding AC to the list would definitely give me enough games to play this whole year.
To be honest, I played AC since part 1 (on PS3) and back in the day that game really presented an utterly AWESOME story that could really go super deep and be interesting the whole way through. But somehow this turned into a marketing dream where every installment is just another time frame with random events that are somehow related. Another part of the reality is probably that the first installment was... well, pretty critical of religion. Basically, you could say they shat all over it - albeit implictly. Town criers, the motivation of your enemies and how they express it, everything can be connected to it in some way, its an overarching theme and its also integral to the story itself. It gives the game a soul that perhaps only the next sequel somewhat preserved, but only because of its main character being a well crafted personality, it carries the parts that are missing otherwise coming from part 1.
Play the first one, really. Its slower, but many little details are done so incredibly well, the pace is never a drag. Just look around and enjoy things. Even back then it looked the part but the attention to detail was arguably higher. This slowly devolves into repetitive crap and everything slowly turns into a map marker as the sequels progress. But in the first one, most of it isn't actual gameplay, its just there. The city's alive without being there just for you. The first game isn't chock full of side quests either. Every thing in the city is there just to support the big assassination missions really, and screw around with random mechanics. There is no farm, there is barely any progression tree and collectibles are scarce. Its GTA on foot, sandbox fun with a dozen superbly crafted missions to go through.