Gamers love to challenge themselves. Some like to earn platinums, others like to complete games in the shortest time possible, but there are also those whose dedication is hard to quantify, and the game itself doesn't reward them for it. A player by the handle Hayete spent 9 months playing games from the Assassin's Creed series (without spin-offs). He did not get hit a single time in the process.
A madman's idea
But why would anyone do that? For fun. As Hayete wrote in his post, the idea was born when he was playing Assassin's Creed Odyssey, completing the game at 100%. It's worth noting that the challenge he took on isn't the first to involve completing a game without taking damage.
As he mentions in his post, before starting the adventure with AC games he managed to complete two other titles in this formula - Grime and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.
He started the challenge in 2021 and completed it yesterday, after nearly 950 hours spent in front of the screen.
"April 2022 - I made it! It's been about nine months since I took on the challenge. Brotherhood and Syndicate completed on Full Sync [an option that unlocks additional missions - ed. note], and every game in the trilogy on highest difficulty level," wrote Hayete in his post
After such a time spent with the Assassin's Creed series it's no wonder Hayete decided to share more than just his success in the self-imposed challenge. He also decided to pick out the best installments in various respects. There was also an overall summary, in which Hayete selected the best part of the series in his opinion - it is Assassin's Creed Odyssey.
- Best stealth game in the series: Assassin's Creed Unity
As Hayete stated, despite the fact that the game lacked a few mechanics from previous instalments, it elevated AC as a stealth game to a very high level.
- Best story: Assassin's Creed
"Although overall, this game comes last for me, I think the storyline of AC 1 does the best job explaining the concept of Assassins."
- Worst story: Assassin's Creed Unity
The user considered this installment as a wasted potential that left more questions than answers. Although, according to him, Assassin's Creed Rogue is neck and neck with Unity.
- Best music/OST: Assassin's Creed Revelations
- Best combat system: Assassin's Creed: Valhalla
Hayete's biggest concern when it comes to combat was the stamina mechanic. Too chaotic combat and inadequate timing can leave the player vulnerable, he says.
- Most aesthetically pleasing combat: Assassin's Creed III
"I mean the way the animations are presented in combat and the overall look of the character. For me tomahawk in AC III and the animations associated with it are simply amazing."
- Best world aesthetics: Assassin's Creed Odyssey
According to Hayete, Ubisoft's vision of ancient Greece is one of the most beautiful game worlds ever created. The same goes for the DLC, which does not differ in uniqueness from the base game.
- Most believable world/environment: Assassin's Creed Unity
"So many little details and small things in the game world that NPCs deal with in Unity, makes the world realistic and believable."
Hayete also chose the gadget that proved to be the most useful in the entire series - it's smoke bombs. The best protagonist according to the player is Ezio, and the most bugged installment Assassin's Creed Syndicate. If you want to take a closer look at the whole summary, you can do it here (there is a lot to read).
At the end it's worth mentioning that Hayete documented his adventure on his YouTube channel. You can watch a playthrough from each game, which the player included in his challenge.