Ok ive finally finished the game. in my opinion the story was..slightly confusing but i got the jist of most of it.
Story:You are an assassin in the future called Desmond or as the industry called you 'Test subject 17'. You have been kidnapped as you DNA holds something this company wants. Apprently it holds the momories of your ansestors. Placed on the macine known as the Animus you begin your journey through these memories. however as your subconcious will not allow to go stright to the memory they need you have to be eased through to it.
Your ansestor's name is Altiar. He is part of the assassins guild or today known as the 'Haishihin' (apologies if misspelt). Apon embarking on a mission given by the master 'Al Mulhaim' (again apologies if misspelt i will correct later)
you and two other assasins search for a treasure known as 'the piece of eden'
only to find out you was beaten to it. on the way however you do not follow the creed of the assassins. and get caught leaving the other two assassins to get caught. one died the other escaped with the treashure. Apon returning to Masyef the person you are caught by followes and tries to attack. you repel their attact only to be stripped of your rank because of your actions.
To regian your ranks you are given a task of eliminating 9 people of whom are said to be faults in the 'New world'.
With every kill a piece of the story is revealed and it becomes clear that these peoples intention was not of their own but of higher ranks. they were following. These people were known as templars. each with their own cause to creat the new world under the rule of the templars.
Back in the future you find out the world is still being poisned by templars. the company huilding you are in is run by them.
After you eliminate the final person..of whom was the man who caught you, he reveals al musliam is infact the 10th templar.
With a vengence you return to kill al, finding he has enslaved all people with the piece of eden you attempt to confront him and after a bloody battle remove his life.
The piece of eden is actually but one of many. it reveals at the end a map of where every piece around the world is. by this time you are int he memory the future templars needed and that prepare to set out to get these pieces.
The story ends when you see mysterious markings all over the walls and floor.
This leaves much speculation as to what will happen next.
Has anyone worked out what these mean yet?
I think it relates to somethign in japan.
Also if an assasins 2 was to be made i believe it would be desmond with lucy and vidic, going to each artifact. and when you enter the area your memory activates and traces back to Altier goin in this place looking for these artifacts. and every memory holds a clue. as to where the artifacts are. once you get to the artifact as altier you return as desmond and recover it where you believe it to be. however using 'egal vision' there is also a hidden message which as the game goes along will revel more of the story and whats behind it.