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POSTED 10/12/16


ASSASSIN'S CREED: THE EZIO COLLECTION

Ubisoft



My name is Ezio Auditore da Firenze. You betrayed my family. Prepare to die.

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.

You 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.

If 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 bananas...

take me back to the start...

 



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