While I prepare to take on the much larger and more detailed game that is AC2, I wanted some opinions from you guys. There are lots of games out there, but those similar in mechanics to AC are on a small list. The ones I thought of that are closest to my heart are the Dishonored series.
The first two games revolve around hostile takeovers in the city of Dunwall, and the third is about finding a cult god and taking revenge on him. Just like in Assassin’s Creed, there is a lot of parkour, a lot of sneak elements, and a list of people you hunt down. The major difference besides fantasy and history settings in these two game series are not insignificant though. In Dishonored, you have magic, given to you by a cult god called The Outsider. On top of that, there is a morality system. The more death you bring, the worse the world is and the harder it is to play. The world is undergoing a plague in the first game, and although the other two games technically don’t have that, they manage to keep the dark, grotesqueness of it in tact throughout the series.
I find the series to be much darker than AC, but that’s just my cup of tea. Even if you kill no one at any point, the world is a dark, foreboding place. The multiple endings are entirely in your control and only the ‘good’ endings leave this atmospheric game feeling a little less dim. If you’ve played Dishonored, let me know how you feel about it. If you have any games that remind you of an aspect of AC that you particularly like, let me know.
Also, as a treat, here’s a picture of my cat. His name is Taco. He is old.
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