Assassin's Creed: The best moments of the series

Assassin's Creed: The best moments of the series

Assassin's Creed

Ubisoft has been able to build an extremely fascinating lore for Assassin's Creed over the years, and although the narrative assumptions of the series have become a little uncertain after the Desmond Miles saga, there is no doubt that the franchise is full of extraordinary sequences. of great scenic and emotional impact.

From the beginnings with Altair to the Ezio Auditore trilogy, from the Italian Renaissance to the American War of Independence, from controversial characters to the most charismatic ones, we have compiled a list of the best moments of the series of Assassin's Creed.

Warning, the article is inevitably full of spoilers. We are waiting for you in the comments: tell us your favorite moments!

The leap of faith and the ending of Assassin's Creed

Assassin's Creed, Altair about to perform a Leap of Faith The leap of faith has always been a strongly characterizing element of Assassin's Creed, and in the first chapter of the series it is illustrated for what it is by Al Mualim, master of the Sect of Assassins, who shows his enemies how the fighters of the brotherhood are able to jump into the void making a real leap of faith.

There are two leaps from the original Assassin's Creed that we still remember today: the first ever, performed by Altair together with some of his companions who fail miserably, and the one from bell tower of the Cathedral of the Holy Cross of Acre, the tallest building that could be climbed: at the time, that launch presented itself as a memorable sight.

Among the best moments of the first chapter, however, it is worth mentioning the epic final fight with Al Mualim, who during the clash with Altair talks about the Pieces of Eden and mentions that "poor carpenter" who, using their illusory power, he had turned water into wine. As we will see later, the authors of the series have compared the use of these Fruits to the conquest of power by emperors and saints.

The awakening in the role of Desmond within the Abstergo stands as a an equally alienating moment, given that the history of the present remained completely suspended and without a conclusion while the protagonist could use the Eagle's Eye to see signs and messages left by those who preceded him on the walls.

The introductory sequence of Assassin's Creed 2

Assassin's Creed 2, Ezio and Federico admire Florence Most likely the moment that fans of the series remember with the most nostalgia, the introductory sequence of Assassin's Creed 2 used another mechanic strongly characterizing the series, namely the climbing sessions, to consolidate a fundamental aspect of the narrative, namely the relationship between Ezio and his family, in particular his older brother Federico .

The latter challenges him to climb on the roof of the Basilica of Santa Trinita, after which the two reach the top of the bell tower and there they observe the suggestive panorama of their Florence, with the cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and the Giotto's bell tower in the background. As the notes of the historical main theme of Assassin's Creed start, the two exchange these words: "Nice life ours, huh brother?" "The best. May it never change." "And may it not change us."

The ending of Assassin's Creed Brotherhood

Assassin's Creed Brotherhood, Desmond kills Lucy The story of Desmond Miles, a direct descendant of some Assassin masters who history have come into contact with the Pieces of Eden, is undoubtedly one of the reasons for the success of the Ubisoft series. Well, in the ending of Assassin's Creed Brotherhood this storyline took a decidedly unexpected turn, so much so that it left everyone upset.

Having finally made contact with the famous Apple, Desmond ends up under the control of Juno against his will, extracts his Blade Concealed and stabs Lucy to death, the woman who pulled him out of the Abstergo and for whom he has strong feelings. The event is devastating for Desmond, who ends up in a comatose state from which he will recover only after discovering the truth about the woman, revealed however in an Assassin's Creed Revelations DLC, The Lost Archive: a controversial narrative choice for Ubisoft, but not the only nor the last.

The trailer for Assassin's Creed Revelations and the meeting between Ezio and Altair

Assassin's Creed Revelations, Ezio meets Altair Accompanied by the notes of the song "Iron" by Woodkid, the trailer for Assassin's Creed Revelations presented at E3 2011 is still remembered today as one of the best ever: three minutes of spectacular CG sequences that recounted Ezio Auditore's tumultuous journey to Turkey, at search for the legacy of his Altair ancestor Ibn-La'Ahad, and which plucked the strings of fans of the series absolutely perfectly.

Strange as it is to point to a trailer as one of the best moments of the Ubisoft franchise, the video had the undoubted merit of creating certain expectations towards an epochal meeting, the one between Ezio and Altair precisely, which takes place in the final part of the campaign and reveals a truth that would have moved fans. "No books, no wisdom. Only you, my brother."

Haytham Kenway and the fate of Desmond Miles in Assassin's Creed 3

Assassin's Creed 3, Desmond Miles wields a Piece of Eden Haytham Kenway has become one of the favorite characters of Assassin's Creed fans, although he is in effect an enemy, a member of the Order of the Templars who has therefore betrayed the ideals of his father Edward. However, the thing is not clarified immediately, and so in the early stages of the Assassin's Creed 3 campaign we find ourselves controlling one of the "bad guys" without knowing it, until the surprising revelation during the entry of Charles Lee into the Order.

Speaking of surprises, Assassin's Creed 3 marks the end of the Desmond Miles saga and the story linked to the prophecy of the end of the world in 2012. The epilogue of the character is sad: he is given the opportunity to choose whether become the new messiah of a devastated planet, who would have to start from scratch and then repeat his mistakes, or whether to sacrifice his life to prevent imminent destruction and thus save billions of people. Desmond has no doubts and his story ends.

Evil Blackbeard and the ending of Assassin's Creed Black Flag

Assassin's Creed Black Flag, Blackbeard and his monologue "If a man behaves as a fool, only fools follow him! But if he looks like a devil ... everyone will obey him ", says Blackbeard played by the great Francesco Pannofino in the final stages of the Assassin's Creed Black Flag campaign. This is the episode of the series preferred by many people, probably due to the pirate theme being faced for the first time and the focus on travel and battles at sea.

Like it or not, Blackbeard is also the protagonist of the game's finale, when Edward Kenway and his allies get together one last time to toast his memory as well. It is in this situation that the protagonist of the game meets for the first time the daughter he had from the relationship with Caroline Scott: in the closing sequence we see Edward and the little girl traveling around England and, in a post-credit scene, going to the theater in company. also of his other son, Haytham.

Shay betrays the Brotherhood in Assassin's Creed Rogue

Assassin's Creed Rogue, Shay faces an Assassin Assassin's Creed Rogue is undoubtedly one of the less famous episodes of the Ubisoft series, not least because it was released on PS3 and Xbox 360 when PS4 and Xbox One were now available, getting a remaster only a few years later. However, it is at the same time a very special chapter, the only one in which for the whole campaign we actually control a villain, Shay Cormac.

Disappointed by the attitude of the Brotherhood of Assassins after a mission that led to a real disaster, Shay returns to the Davenport Estate and steals an ancient manuscript with the intention of delivering it to the Templars. Pinched by Achilles, the now ex Assassin shouts: "We are responsible for the death of innocents and the collapse of the city. This mad lust for power ... ends here!" The frantic chase that follows ends with the apparent killing of the protagonist, who returns to the scene after a few years, lined up on the side of the Order.

Aya becomes Amunet in Assassin's Creed Origins

Assassin's Creed Origins, Aya and Bayek Assassin's Creed Origins is the first chapter of the new course of the series, featuring RPG elements and a revolutionized combat system, but also a renewed focus on "discovery" linked to exploratory mechanics. At the same time we are talking about an episode with thick characters, who in the end have to make a difficult decision.

Bayek and Aya, the unfortunate spouses who have carried out their mission of revenge against the Order of the Ancients , they must assume a leading role of the Occult and therefore they separate. "This Creed will be all that the world will have immortal", says the woman. "I gave up all the love I had. I abandoned, I killed. Now I am the Occult known as Amunet."

Kassandra returns in the ending of Assassin's Creed Odyssey

Assassin's Creed Odyssey, Kassandra in the present with the Staff of Hermes Trismegistus The last trilogy of Assassin's Creed has finally seen the return of a plot that develops in the present and which has as protagonist Layla Hassan, a former employee of Abstergo who becomes part of the Brotherhood of the Assassins at the request of William Miles, Desmond's father. After reliving Kassandra's adventures in ancient Greek times in the Assassin's Creed Odyssey campaign, Layla meets the Spartan warrior in person for the first and last time.

The Staff of Hermes Trismegistus kept Kassandra alive for two thousand years, but it's time to give it up. "I've fought numerous wars now. I've watched too many people die. I've traveled from one end of the Earth to the other. This belongs to you now." Once the staff is handed over, the warrior's hair instantly turns white and she collapses to the ground. "Earth, mother of all things ... chaire" are his last words.

Layla's fate in Assassin's Creed Valhalla

Assassin's Creed Valhalla, Layla It is now evident: the protagonists of Assassin's Creed in the storylines that take place in the present are not lucky, quite the contrary. After receiving the Staff of Hermes Trismegistus from Kassandra, Layla is unable to handle the power of the artifact, which makes her aggressive enough to kill her friend and companion Victoria of hers. Distraught and exhausted, in Assassin's Creed Valhalla the woman returns to the Animus to relive Eivor's memories and discover the truth about the demise of the Isu.

The tracks lead her to visit the Yggdrasil, a supercomputer created by the Isu to stop the great catastrophe but inaccessible to ordinary people due to the high amount of radiation present in the environment. Deceived by a projection of Basim, Layla enters the simulation but in doing so she drops the stick and, deprived of her protection, she dies.

Her conscience continues to exist, however, and together with an entity called the Interpreter , which could be what remains of Desmond, decides to stay in the system to analyze the probabilities of every possible future to find a solution to the ineluctable fate of the world. "I owe it to those I have hurt ... and to those I love."

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