IntroductionTwo Assassins. One Destiny. Let's Play Assassin's Creed: Revelations
A third Ezio game?
It is. 2011's Assassin's Creed: Revelations is the third entry into the Ezio Trilogy, following Assassin's Creed II and Brotherhood. Like the previous two titles in the series, it stars Florentine Assassin Ezio Auditore da Firenze as he continues the battle against the Templar Order. While the main character is Ezio, Altair, from the first entry in the series, stars prominently and is an important part of the final arc of Ezio's life. Altair was the first game's protagonist, and this game ends his storyline, as well as Ezio's.
In 1511, four years after ending the Templar control of the Papacy and the Italian peninsula at the end of Brotherhood, Ezio travels east to Masyaf, Syria, on his quest to uncover the lost secrets of the legendary Altair, at his hidden library under the old Assassin fortress there. Ezio quickly finds he must head to Constantinople, where he uncovers a new Templar plot to undermine the Ottoman Empire, which is friendly to the Assassins and is on the rise in southeastern Europe. Ezio will find himself involved with new friends and enemies, in a brand-new setting, as he struggles to find the meaning behind both his own life and the purpose of the Assassin Brotherhood.
So why are you doing Revelations?
Even after the release of Black Flag, Revelations remains my favorite Assassin's Creed. Constantinople is a jaw-dropping city, in both its size and beauty, and the mix of Islamic and Greek influences in the city gives it a character I think no other city in this series has been able to match. The music is also fantastic, a product of the combined efforts of Lorne Balfe and Jesper Kyd, who had been composing for this series by himself before this game. While the Desmond plot isn't great, the storylines of both Altair and Ezio have a lot of heart and are resolved nicely, and this game gives you a chance to see Ezio not only as an old man, but as a Mentor who is worldly and wise, while still having the playful side that he had as a teenager in Florence.
This game is Ezio at his best as a character, and why I'm more than happy to show it off. This LP will be a 100% synchronization run, where I'll show off the entire game as I am able, in addition to the DLC. If there's enough interest and I'm technically able to, I'll try to arrange multiplayer matches to show off the fun multiplayer mode of the game. But, my primary focus is single-player content and that will be given priority above all else.
How will this LP be presented?
Unlike my previous threads, this will be a straight video LP. I'm hardly interesting enough to carry a video by myself, so as things allow, I'll bring along any and all who are interested in commentating on videos with me. The extremely generous Geop has offered to do additional historical content for the thread, in the same vein as the history segments in his LPs for Assassin's Creed I and II. I would ask you all give his videos as much attention as the videos for the LP itself, as his previous Assassin's Creed threads have more than proven himself a master at this.
The game itself acts as if you know exactly what happened at the end of Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood (if you're not, you'll know about 5 minutes in what happened), and you are generally familiar with this series' Assassins vs. Templars plot. All Creed plot points and story up until the beginning of this game don't need to be spoiler tagged, but any talk about what happens in this game or in future ones I will request be in spoiler tags.
Table of Contents
- Part I: Cold Open
- Part II: Nova Roma
- Part III: Byzantium
- Part IV: Of Bombs and Assassins
- Part V: Following the Footsteps
- Part VI: An Assassin in Sultan Beyazid's Court
- Part VII: The Hunt Begins
- Part VIII: The New Byzantine Empire
- Part IX: Tales from Constantinople
- Part X: Mistaken Identity
- Part XI: No Turning Back
- Part XII: The Master Assassins, Part 1
- Part XIII: Escape from Constantinople
- Part XIV: Desmond's Journey
- Part XV: The Lost Archive
- Part XVI: Old Boss, New Boss
- Part XVII: The Master Assassins, Part 2
- Part XVIII: Bombs Away
- Part XIX: End of the Line
- EX Update: Everyone's A Winner
- Part XX: The Revelation
- Part XXI: Labored and Lost