Obsessed Much?
Assassin’s Creed

By Jorge Figueiredo - April 3rd, 2010


If you ask any of my friends, they will tell you that I do my best to finish the hell out of games that I like. If you give these same friends a few pints of beer, or perhaps some money, they will tell you that I also have a crazy imagination and that it gets away from me at times.

When I played inFamous, the allure of parkour (like that rhyme?) was strong. I saw opportunities to climb and jump and leap all over the place whenever I walked about the city. I never acted on it, mind you; it was all just flights of fantasy that never passed the confines of my mind (except when I spoke of it to my friends). After I had finished playing the game, the thoughts of free-running died down in proportion to the span of time since I had last stepped into the shoes of Cole McGrath on my PS3.

Fast forward.

To fully appreciate Assassin’s Creed 2, I played through Assassin’s Creed. The thoughts of climbing walls and scampering over rooftops slowly returned. Walking to work became an exercise in planning what I would do if I needed to get from point A to point B very quickly without being seen.

It’s bad enough that I can just conjure these thoughts without too much similarity between Toronto and the world of Ezio Auditore. But tell me, how am I not supposed to have these fantasies when I see something like this (game image on the left; my crappy camera phone snapshot on the right)?

Assassin 2

Good Lord. I have problems.

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    4 responses so far:
  2. By Alex
    Posted on Apr 5, 2010

    Worry not Jorge you’re not alone in this. http://www.themonkeyvault.com/ I intend to check this out sometime soon!

  3. Posted on Apr 5, 2010

    Before you get any crazy ideas, conveniently placed dumpsters DO NOT have the same stopping power as a conveniently placed pile of hay.

  4. And the allure has returned…

  5. By Rebecca
    Posted on Apr 16, 2012

    I’m incredibly late to this, but I just got an Xbox, and it was the first game I bought. And, as you did, this morning I woke up and, for a brief moment, wondered if it would be easier to get to work by streets or by rooftops.

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