Update: Ancient Magus & Assassins.

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:Recommended Gaming post, this time on a PC game.
  • Thursday: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!

10 thoughts on “Update: Ancient Magus & Assassins.

    1. I understand why some people find the AC games boring and I’ll be going into what frustrated me with Assassin’s Creed on Friday; but at the same time, there is a lot of potential in the series and at times the developers do seem to listen to the players. This particularly hit home when I played Assassin’s Creed 2, as a lot of the issues with the first game are fixed in the sequel. Was there an AC game that stood out as being the worst for you?

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      1. Well I havent played them all nor completed them. I placed ac 1, brotherhood and origins. I didnt like them both except for Origins. If im really honest maybe I like Origins mostly because of the egyptian settlement haha. But the game is awesome as well!

        What I didnt like about the past ac games was the clunky movements and the 1000+ cutscenes where you walk 5 steps and get another cutscene all the time haha!

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      2. I’ll be honest out of those three you’ve played, in my opinion, Origins is the best one. AC1 is repetitive and Brotherhood is full of filler activities, making it longer than it needs to be. I completely understand what you mean about clunky movement but that does improve with the later games.
        The Assassin’s Creed games I would recommend playing are AC2, Black Flag, Synidicate and Origins.

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      3. I will try them out as soon as I have money and time to play them haha. Thanks for the recommendation. I think i wont be playing black flag because I dont like the on sea parts, which is a big part of the game (at least I think so)

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  1. Looking forward to reading your First Impressions post on the Ancient Magus Bride. I have it in my Crunchyroll queue but haven’t started it yet, so it’ll be great to find out what someone else thinks before diving in.

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    1. I probably write that post next week, after I watched a couple more episodes. It was only after reading Karandi’s and Weekend Otaku’s reviews on the first episode that persuaded me to watch it, but so far it seems to be a great anime!

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