Amongst the sweeping locations and confusing storyline, Assassin's Creed creator Patrice Desilets doesn't forget where the Ubisoft franchise came from. In a recent interview, he fondly remembers the first game, suggesting it is the best of the lot."I like the first Assassin’s Creed because it’s the purest one. There’s a bunch of stories that you can have, but it’s all in your head. You have to create your own adventures," he told EDGE.
"Whereas in Assassin’s Creed 2, we created the adventures for you and you’re following them. For me, the first one is an amazing toy. The second one is the real game with rules and missions and it’s really precise." "But personally I like the poetry of the first one. It’s pure."
"But personally I like the poetry of the first one. It’s pure."
The first AC title tried to provide players with an open way of approaching targets for execution. It's something that enabled Ubisoft to tell plenty of mini stories, many of which users could miss.
"Out in the kingdom, with your horse, there are so many places with little setups with Crusaders where you can tell a story. When you get close to Damascus, there’s a guy on a stage and he has 35 soldiers in front of him. If you kill him, they all chase you. I played that and it became my little story."
Do you agree with Desilets? Was the first Assassin's Creed game the most pure? Has the series been corrupted since then? Let us know.
Assassin's Creed creator believes AC1 is the "purest"
25 March 2013 | By Nick Akerman