I can understand where OP is coming from. Several years back I as super into the games just from the concept alone. I played every game from 1 to 4 without a second thought but now I don't want anything to do with them. Got real tired of the formula and any story bits that take place in the present bored me to death. My favorite one is 4 only because of the pirating stuff. Nothing to do with the assassin stuff. AC games have a lot of flair but imo there are so many other stealth game series that are more enjoyable. I must say though I enjoyed the hell out of the multiplayer of these games.