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GF Rating
5.7

671 ratings

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

Watch Altair dance!

posted by Vignirsson (SANTA CRUZ, CA) Feb 10, 2008

Member since Nov 2005

20 out of 23 gamers (87%) found this review helpful

Or at least watch him apply rhythm to the human body in an attempt to get information out of them!

The game takes place before the events of Assassin's Creed, at about the time when that game starts. The premise is amusing if anything because this game shouldn't technically exist in the story itself.

Gameplay is rather basic, run along the 2D style level with a few #D moves thrown in, button mash to jump, button mash to fight, press the right shoulder button to walk slowly, so on and so forth. If you have played Assassin's Creed, then you know the drill.

However, to pickpocket, you must scrub the lower screen of black and try to move the item out of the bag with surgeon style accuracy. To get information from someone, you must follow rhythm styled movements like Elite Beat Agents. These things feel really tacked on and somewhat annoying, but they want to give you something more than just push buttons, I can get that.

Graphics are pretty amazing for what they pulled off. It certainly isn't matched up against Assassin's Creed, but it does give PSOne quality graphics and that is a good thing for this system.

Quality of the game is just... lacking. Granted, I am not a huge fan of the original Assassin's Creed, I can get the gist and the vibe from the game itself and the story it is trying to tell. This is just a vain attempt to try and cash in on a prequel.

If you NEED to get your Altair on or your head will explode, I would say go ahead and knock yourself out. However, this isn't going to do anything for those people who might not enjoy the parent game and it certainly will not attract new users. For hardcore fans only!

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GF Rating
4

Weak

Pretty Bad

posted by rbdoherty (CRANFORD, NJ) Mar 12, 2008

Member since Mar 2008

3 out of 4 gamers (75%) found this review helpful

I rented this game with quasi high hopes but was met with choppy graphics and very repetitive game play. First and foremost the game utilizes the stylus very poorly so you have to switch often between the touch screen and the controller, very annoying. There is only an option for one saved game at a time and there is no way to save left or right handed functionality so you have to answer whether you are a lefty or not every time you pick a pocket. The story line seems forced and underdeveloped. It seems like with a bit more development this game could have had potential but instead it just kind of looks like something that was slapped together.

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GF Rating
7

Good

i think its pretty cool

posted by turkey08 (OCALA, FL) Apr 22, 2008

Member since Sep 2006

2 out of 3 gamers (67%) found this review helpful

the game is actual pretty fun in fact i thought the game would suck but after playing it was actual good. The only problem i had was when u went to the next level like from easy to normal you couldn't get more blue orbs. I also didn't like that you couldn't go back to old levels. But besides that it is a pretty fun game

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