ASSASSIN'S CREED: THE EZIO COLLECTION
name is Ezio Auditore da Firenze. You betrayed my family. Prepare to
The single player campaigns and associated DLC of
arguably the three greatest stories from the rather expansive
Assassin’s Creed catalogue – the three involving stealthy
Renaissance period assassin Ezio, duh - are gathered here before us
today on one disc (or several sectors of a hard drive if you go the
download option). At this juncture many of you are likely winding
into a whine about last-gen remasters. Fine, go for it, but we’re
going to get on with things, for we’re happy to accept them. They’re
kinda like CD hits compilations for the 21st century.
want story information? We’ve already reviewed
Assassin’s Creed II
here. We’ve already reviewed
Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood here. We’ve already – shit,
why didn’t we review Assassin’s Creed Revelations?! Umm,
vault, artefacts, stealthiness...
Between the three games
it’s basically a sunrise to sunset history of the man who was Ezio –
except it kicks in after his childhood as that wouldn’t have made
for a particularly interesting game. Despite the less inspiring
overarching modern day Animus stuff, the stories are as gripping as
ever, the characterisation is still epic, gameplay’s as good as it
ever was and the graphics – well, uh... If all you care about is
graphics then this isn’t the set for you. But hey, the viewpoint
bits look especially lovelier.
To help complete the picture,
the three playable episodes are topped and tailed by short films,
which basically serve as prologue and epilogue.
you’ve never experienced the life of Ezio then this is a bargain
buy. If you did and you’re just too lazy to boot up your old console
then yay compactness, and sometimes it’s nice to revisit things that
brought us to where we are now.
Sunrise, sunset. Sunrise,
sunset. Cats in the cradle and the silver spoon. Yes, we have no