The original Assassin’s Creed appeared in 2007, with a concept and storyline completely unique that sent Ubisoft’s brand into orbit and beyond. Exploration, free-form running, and the stealth of a blood thirsty assassin, Assassin’s Creed brought something new and fresh to the gaming industry.
However, arguably, the most intriguing surprise was the modern day aspect with protagonist Desmond Miles. Now 7 games later, the storyline has moved extremely slowly in this regard with modern day Assassins continuing the war against the Templars. Desmond Miles’ death in Assassin’s Creed 3 completely changed the modern day of the franchise, slowing it down further.
It has come to the point where the plot has been stretched too far, too complex, and even the largest fans of the Assassin’s Creed franchise are having difficulty pulling strings together. Ubisoft have confirmed that there is an ‘end’ to the overall plot, but after Assassin’s Creed Unity’s lack of revelations, it is difficult to understand how Ubisoft will keep their fans interested.