As last week I had to work the weekend, I didn’t have a lot of free time. I finally started to watch The Ancient Magus’ Bride on Crunchyroll, yes I finally got around to signing up to Crunchyroll. My very early impressions of The Ancient Magus’ Bride are pretty simple: I appear to be falling in love with it! I need to watch a couple more episodes, but soon I’ll be writing a First Impressions post on it. Other than that, this update is going to have a very distinct assassin theme to it…
What have I been reading?
Yes, I read more Assassin’s Creed novels this week. What? I did warn you guys this was going to be a bit of a themed post. I finished Assassin’s Creed: Renaissance and then promptly moved onto Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood. These books basically cover the events of Assassin’s Creed 2 and Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood respectively. They aren’t poorly written books but they don’t deviate much from the video games, so if you do want to read these novels, don’t expect too many revelations or plot twists. The other book I read this week was a bit of a disappointment. Beauty by Robin McKinley is basically the Beauty and the Beast fairy tale with only minor changes. Now, Beauty and the Beast is my favourite fairy tale and I’m a sucker for retellings and adaptations, no matter how loosely linked to the original story but Beauty felt a bit of a waste of time, I could have just reread the french version and had almost the same experience. If you guys have any suggestions for Beauty and the Beast themed/inspired books, let me know in the comments!
This week, I’ll be finishing off Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood and then I’ll be looking to read something a little different.
What have I been playing?
I finished Assassin’s Creed! One game down, a lot more to go. It may have taken me around ten years but after finally finishing it, I can honestly say Assassin’s Creed was one of the most frustrating and boring games I have played, yet I can see that the game had some potential.
While I haven’t 100% completed Assassin’s Creed, I’ve started to play Assassin’s Creed 2. The plan is that I will slowly chip away at the collectables because if I just sit down and try to collect 420 flags and nothing else, I’ll go mad… or at least madder than I am. I have to admit that going to Assassin’s Creed 2, after playing Assassin’s Creed, really makes you love the sequel. It is such a huge improvement on gameplay and story, which is probably why it is a fan favourite. My plans this week is to carry on with Assassin’s Creed 2 but I may play small chunks of other games, just so I don’t burn myself out on one series.
What am I blogging about this week?
- Tuesday: A Recommended Gaming post, this time on a PC game.
- Thursday: A video game review about Assassin’s Creed. This post will also go up on Upon Completion on Friday.
- Saturday: The X:Men post that should have gone up last Saturday but unforeseen circumstances meant it wasn’t ready in time.
And that was my week! Let me know how your week was and what you’ve been getting up to in the comments below. Talk to you guys soon!