re: When you start a new game series...(Posted by sicboy on 12/29/12 at 10:14 pm to Mr Gardoki)
Just depends really. I played maybe an hour of the first Assassin's Creed and hated it. Never bothered with the story, but 2 was an amazing game. My first Splinter Cell was Chaos Theory, though. I know the first 2 were good games themselves, but when I tried to play the first one, it annoyed me that there were certain features not available.
If the earlier games are pretty old, I have no problem looking up the story so I'm somewhat caught up.