Assassin’s Creed has been a franchise that has been in constant flux. When Ubisoft released Assassin’s Creed II, many fans were enamoured with Ezio’s charm and wit, amongst other things. Not content with letting this character suffer the same fate as relatively underplayed Altair, Ubisoft made him the focus of the next two games, Brotherhood and Revelation. And while the pages have since turned on Ezio’s time in the series, Ubisoft have been trying so desperately scramble to create a character as appealing, as cheeky and as popular as Ezio. It makes sense then, given the characters become a poster boy for the franchise, to choose the games he features in when selecting from Assassin’s Creed’s very storied history. Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection is that collection.
Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection includes Assassin’s Creed II, Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood and Assassin’s Creed: Revelations with all their respective downloadable add-ons. While the quality of the downloadable content is inconsistent, there’s still a lot of content on here for a rather reasonable asking price. Each game focuses largely on Ezio Auditore da Firenze, the most popular assassin in the franchise. And while all three games are included, only the single player components are, the series’ surprisingly solid multiplayer is completely absent.
But there are also some residual storylines that follow characters like Desmond Miles and Altair Ibn-La’Ahad. The short film, Embers, which concludes Ezio’s story is also included. The Ezio Collection makes sense here as it chronicles Ezio’s life from beginning to end, but those who aren’t well versed in the Assassin’s Creed universe will play these and be either disappointed or confused that there’s not even video packages to sum up the storylines that are dropped or concluded in other games not included in this collection. It’s admittedly a small and minor issue but one that’s worth mentioning.