What Dishonored Has On Assassin’s Creed
Honoring The True Assassin
by Nicholas Capozzoli
©2012 Nicholas Capozzoli
Let me preface this piece by saying that I’m thoroughly impressed by what I’ve seen of Assassin’s Creed 3. In fact, I gave it “Game of the Show” honors for E3.
But do you recall the debut trailer for the original Assassin’s Creed, unveiled back at E3 2006?
It’s still the best game trailer that I’ve ever seen, and I vividly remember how amped it made me for a game that I had never actually seen in action.
Remember the scene? A public execution. As a knight at the gallows decries the actions of the accused, a figure appears on a tower high above the crowd. A split second later and he’s gone, vanished in the time it takes for a single ring to sound.
He’s on the ground now, and moving with purpose. He reaches the gallows, and dispatches the knights in a flourish of violent attacks, finishing the leader with a signature leap and hidden blade.
Then it’s off to the races, as pursuing guards struggle to keep up with the assassin’s acrobatic free-running moves. He reaches a church, makes a dramatic turn, then melts away into the crowd with casual ease.
It still manages to give new chills, even six years later.
But you’re probably wondering why I’m talking about an old Assassin’s Creed trailer when this article purported to be about Dishonored, aren’t you?
Dishonored in action: is it good? here
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