When most gamers read the words "Assassin's Creed," they often think of the adventures of ahandful of Desmond Miles' ancestors. These men include Ezio Auditore Da Firenze, Altair, and the Kenway family made famous in the games prior to the release of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

When Michael Fassbender was announced to play the starring role in a film adaptation of one of Ubisoft's biggest flagship series, the reception was generally positive. Coming from such notable roles as Erik Lehnsherr/Magneto in "X-Men: First Class," David in "Prometheus," andLeiutenant Archie Hicox in "Inglourious Basterds," his fame almost rivals the video game he's bringing to the big screen.

The history of movies based on video games is not good

In the early days before anyone had even heard of "Assassin's Creed," movies based on Video Games were often hated from the start. "Super Mario Bros." still stands as one of the worst, having a story and characters which barely have anything to do with Nintendo's video game. "Mortal Kombat," though being technically a remake of Bruce Lee's "Enter the Dragon," was watchable but far from great. "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider" followed the source material a little more closely, but it was too much flash and action, and not enough story.

Even today, we have movies which barely have anything to do with their video game sources, with a few noteworthy exceptions. "Silent Hill" and its sequel maintained a creepy vibe which fans generally appreciated, and "Prince of Persia" was watchable, possibly due to being made by Disney. Ubisoft's long-running seriesabout ancestors saving the world from Templars could be the most ambitious and story-packed attempt yet.

If 'Assassin's Creed' succeeds, it will be a benchmark for future films of its kind

Gizmodo doesn't think Ubisoft understands what the appeal is to gamers, due to what the latest trailer shows. This might be indicated by how much "Unity" was slammed, and the general lack of sales for "Syndicate." Though enjoyable for less demanding gamers, these titles eventually became an indication that Ubisoft is stuck in a proverbial rut.

While there does seem to be a mysterious and interesting story behind the film, the "Assassin's Creed" movie trailer released today appears to deviate a bit much from what the video game was like. It keeps many signature elements such as the "leap of faith" from tall structures and the mostly concealed wrist blade, but there is still a bit too much of a focus on the popular music like the last one.

Ubisoft's upcoming film could be better than the trailers indicate, and fans eagerly await the chance to see for themselves.

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