When it was first announced, Justin Kurzel’s ambitious $130 million adaptation of Assassin’s Creed starring Michael Fassbender as the Assassin, seemed like it might break the mold for video game movies. Kurzel’s previous film MacBeth earned him considerable prestige. And practically the entire creative team and half that film’s cast came along as well. Why then is Assassin’s Creed one of the most disappointing video game movies we’ve ever seen? Randy Isbelle and Jens Dietrich discuss.
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Every two weeks, Jens Dietrich and Randy Isbelle get together and discuss a video game that they are both playing. Think of it as a book club for video games. The two will break down the game in every aspect, from gameplay to story, side characters to bosses, music to the atmosphere, and more.
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Randy Isbelle is a fan of platformers and sports games mostly but enjoys games from almost every genre. He’s also a lifelong New York Jets fan as well. Randy has a history of writing reviews for various websites and has a collection of over 2,000 video games. The dude knows his stuff. When he’s not writing or playing games, he’s spending time with his two children.
Jens is co-host and editor of the podcast Chapter Select and an occasional contributor to Video Games 2 the MAX. While he grew up on 90s PC adventure games and flight simulators, nowadays his preferences have shifted towards Soulslikes, JRPGs, and weird kusoge.