Assassin’s Creed The Fall #1 and #2 were great entries in this limited comic series. So great that many readers were concerned that the writers couldn’t deliver a satisfying end to a three-part series. Does Assassin’s Creed: The Fall #3 tie up any loose ends?
Needless to say that the first two issues of this series are enjoyable and issue #3 is no different, making me want more in the Assassin’s Creed universe from the writers, Cameron Stewart and Karl Kerschl.
The third issue of The Fall picks up roughly two years after #2 concluded with Daniel Cross realizing his higher calling. Daniel is now on a spiritual quest to find the mysterious figure only known as “The Mentor”. Two years is a lot of time and Daniel has changed a lot (so much, that it took me a minute to realize that this character was actually Daniel, himself). The story gets more surrealistic now that Daniel has purified himself and it gives the story somewhat of a religious theme.
Like before, we witness that flashbacks of Nikolai and his quest for the Staff of Eden. Time has passed in this time period as well and the writers have mastered the art of transitioning and intersecting timelines but I couldn’t help but be disappointed with this story arc. I can’t go into detail about explaining why I was unhappy with Nikolai’s piece of the issue, but one thing I can say is that it wasn’t as satisfying as Daniel’s.
Assassin’s Creed is no doubt the best videogame tie-in comic series I’ve ever read. With a shocking end, it explains just why the Assassins are underground during the video game’s present day timeline.
- Great conclusion
- Art is still nice and crisp
- Daniel looks like a chick
- Nikolai’s conclusion wasn’t epic