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You Know You're Addicted to Assassin's Creed When...

You Know You're Addicted to Assassin's Creed When...

Now, not many of you know this but I am very addicted to Assassin’s Creed. I’ve played all, yes all, of the games and I also have the symbol of the Assassin’s Creed on my wedding finger. You know the branding when Ezio’s sister joins the brotherhood? Well, I have that as a tattoo -- now, some of you may think ‘why has she done that to herself?’, well I liked Assassin’s so much that I wanted to feel like I am part of the Creed, I even have the fleeces to prove it.

What got me addicted to Assassin's Creed? Well, it was my husband's fault. He played, I believe, the first and second one, and I stole the controller and managed to complete both before he did. I wanted to play them over and over again, and the addiction grew when they brought out more of them.

The first time I heard Altaïr’s voice I thought ‘not bad’, and the more I played with Altaïr the more addicted I got. It grew when they brought out new characters - for Ezio it was like ‘I must have a thing for Italians’, but then the games kept coming with different voices.

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With Black Flag’s character Edward, I liked his voice only to later be obsessed when he appeared in Constantine, which again got me excited to replay Black Flag. What can I say he’s got that type of voice that makes a girl excited…

Throughout the AC games, I thought to myself that they couldn't bring another game out better than Black Flag, even with Liberation HD or when Rogue came out. Now Rogue, I think, was the very first Assassin’s game that I wasn't too keen on neither it or the main character - don’t get me wrong I played it a few more times and the game itself I grew to like, but the character not so much. I think it's because he ended up having the Assassin’s disliking him so much they wanted to hunt down and kill him.

By the time I played Rogue a few times, another AC game came out called Unity (it came out the same day, but I didn’t have a PS4 until later). Again, I wasn't too sure of it at first -- the character himself was kind of handsome, and I was interested in the storyline, but I must have only played this game twice -- maybe I need to play it more to get to really like it?

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The last AC game of all, which I really enjoyed was Syndicate because it has twins in it. Seeing Jacob in the trailer was attractive and being based in London, not far from my hometown, it made me think what it would really be like to be an Assassin exploring London. Oh, and we can’t forget Evie -- now she is a cutie and I think it was them freckles that made her cute. The pair were just so funny where they had a love/hate relationship, or more sarcastic really, because Evie focused on what she wanted to achieve and Jacob would just be more the “I’m going to the pub” type.

Long story short - I like the voices.

Anyways, here’s a list I compiled of “You know you're addicted to Assassin's Creed when....”:

  • You think you’re near enough invisible when you put your hands together in a praying fashion.
  • You think jumping into a bale of hay will rid you of all your problems.
  • When you climb to the roof of your house and survey your street.
  • You are covered in scrapes from attempted shortcuts up walls.
  • You climb to a high building thinking you can do synchronization and then jump flying into a hay cart.
  • When you imagine you have a hidden blade up your sleeve.
  • When you start dreaming you've met one of them.
  • When you keep saying the oath (nothing is true, everything is permitted).
 
You Know You're Addicted...
Anna Duncan

Anna Duncan

Staff Writer

May very well be an assassin with a wrist blade and everything.

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AStevenson
AStevenson - 08:34am, 14th April 2017

Looking through your check list, I have a strong feeling I might have to join the ranks of the addicted when it comes to Assassins Creed. I wouldnt say that the voices attract me to the games, I am a very big fan of story and attention to details when it comes to games and Assassins Creed. All the games, because of the historical accuracy in the settings and the amazingly immersive stories that Ubisoft has come up with ticks all the boxes for me haha. But you have left one point off your list.....Going about my daily life knowing that others don't now that I am indeed an Assassin. And regarding your tattoo, I have also looked into getting the insignia forever inked, but the problem at the min is, where haha. Enjoyed reading.

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