The Elder Blog: Assassin’s Creed

I’m talking about the first game of the series, not the series in general. I currently have it rented from Gamefly. Meant to get Far Cry 4, but they sent me this one instead. Whatever.

Anyway, I originally didn’t like this game because it’s not as advanced as the later games, like Black Flag. I’m used to those controls and everything. I even made a video about how much I didn’t like it. But, as I said in the video, I just figured it was because I was spoiled by the later games.

Well, I’m a little further now, and my views have changed. I am in Acre, Israel (well, present-day Israel), and I just realized that the reason this game seemed so hard for me at first WAS because I was used to the later games, but not in the way I thought. In Black Flag, you could leap into a group of guards and still win. Not so with this game. I just discovered that you have to press R1 to defend. You don’t have to do that in the others. That annoyed me at first.

Until I kept R1 held in and fought five guards. They stand still for a few seconds, then one will attack you, and if you have R1 held in, you will kill them easily. One by one this happened until all but one. The last one surrendered and ran off. That had never happened before.

So this game requires more strategy than the later games. I think I just grew to like this game a little more.


About Trevor Boot

I’ve been officially writing since 2004, when I was 15, but I started writing for fun now and then in 2001, when I was 12. I mostly wrote short stories and poems, but then in 2008, I wrote my first novel, titled Xangsburgh. Before this, my writing never really had any direction. I would just write independent stories that had no connection with each other, so I always had to start over from scratch. With Xangsburgh, I had a fictional city I could base all my stories in, with the stories building on each other. For me, that made writing easier, because now I don’t have to start from scratch every time. I could use Sheriff Brock without having to introduce him every time. In 2011, I realized I really enjoyed taking pictures. Several of my friends would comment that my pictures were near-professional quality. So on top of my writing, I’m also an amateur photographer. In 2014, I published Xangsburgh, as well as a photo book with some of my favourite photos I have taken, and a book of poems I’ve written between 2001 and 2013.
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