Assassin’s Creed Creator: First Game Is The ‘Purest’

Patrice Désilets, creator of the Assassin’s Creed franchise explained why he feels the first game in the series is the purest and why it surpasses other entries in the series.

In an interview with Edge, Désilets – formally of Ubisoft – reveals why he feels so strongly about the first Assassin’s Creed: “I like the first Assassin’s Creed because it’s the purest one. There’s a bunch of stories that you can have, but it’s all in your head. You have to create your own adventures.”

AC Altair

“Whereas in Assassin’s Creed II,” Désilets continued, “we created the adventures for you and you’re following them. For me, the first one is an amazing toy. The second one is the real game with rules and missions and it’s really precise. But personally I like the poetry of the first one. It’s pure.”

“With Assassin’s Creed, our problem was we never actually asked anyone to do it. Most of the players just pass by those setups, but in Assassin’s Creed II, we had a mission for all of them,” he added.

Assassin’s Creed III will release on October 30 for PC, PS3, Xbox360 and Wii U.


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  1. I think there is a reason he is not with Ubisoft anymore. His statement didn't make sense. The first game while an intro to the series of hint of what was the to come actually had the most rules. There was always something you had to do before you could assassinate a target and it was extremely repetitious. And I don't see how he is saying the adventure wasn't created in the first game by the developers.

    Don't get me wrong I enjoyed the first game when it came out and thought it was great but the first and most noticeable thing was the repetition and it did get old rather fast. Whether it was the purest, probably as it was the first one and as strange as this might sound, the most innocent.

    • Couldn't agree more. The story of the first one was great, especially when speaking with Al Mualim in Masyaf, but other than that, it was very repetitious. I am of the opinion they should redesign the first game and give it the same amenities that the other games have had (horses in cities, economic system, offensive combat, etc). Keep the same flow of the game but add those side adventures that made ACII and AC:Brotherhood awesome.

      • No they shouldn't and won't. They explained the additions to certain things in the later games with the functionality of the animus. Like swimming for that matter. Could you have imagined how hard traveling Venice would have been if you couldn't swim. People never would have finished the game. The Animus had been upgraded so it allowed more things to take place. The first game should stay as is because Revelations we got to play with Altair more and learn more of his story. It was nice.

        • The water issue doesn't make sense. I understand it is a game, but what is so drastic that swimming couldn't have happened in ACI? It was the dumbest thing in the world that you would de-sync if you fell in water, the same with other people in the other games. They couldn't swim in Renaissance Italy? It would not be a big issue to have templar towers, economic system, better combat, etc added to the first game. The core story would stay the same, and they could improve upon the tiny aspects to make it a better game.

  2. The first Assassin’s Creed was my favorite part! I played all parts of the franchise and i still enjoyed the first the most. I agree it was the ‘purest’ but maybe in a diferent sense. They kinda overdid it with the other parts, too many things involved which weren’t relevant. Sure the other parts had some advantages over the first, but the first part stuck to the core of the story.

    And for the repetitive problem, yes it’s true, it was all the same missions, but if you got into character it would be very interesting, the Templars, the Hospitaliers, the Teutonians, the history, it can be really interesting if your main goal isn’t gliding over the game, or just the main story… If you look at it like that, assassinations are repetitive too, track, kill, escape, repeat :P oh and maybe Altair as my favorite character contributed to me loving the first part xP haha

  3. My only negative of the first game is that if you go in the water or jump in it, you die. That was stupid.

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