Originally Posted by fullofpaint
The first was awful, no arguments here. The rest of the series has much improved gameplay, to the point it's worth just ignoring the first one (IMO). As far as historical accuracy goes, I was never well versed in the Crusades, so I can't remmeber anything off hand. The rest of the series though does a pretty good job of blending together history and it's own fiction.
Yep. Hit Wikipedia for the summary of AC and start with AC2