gamers (90%) found this review helpful
Okay, let's be clear. This game IS good. Especially if Handheld gaming is your primary gaming experience.
This game has TONS of content to keep you busy. Decent (but not great) graphics. Good gameplay, etc.
You really can't go wrong with the fact that it's a legit Assassin's Creed experience, in the palms of your hand, on the go.
But... if you're only able to play in small chunks, or would rather be hooked up to your TV and console, this game isn't going to hold too much of your attention. At least not for long.
It's a long game, so, it can feel like a chore at times, especially being a handheld.
It has some cool ideas, letting you choose between different personas... but whoever thought the "lady persona" was a good idea should be fired. Yeah, disguise is nice, but it goes COMPLETELY against the Assassin's Creed experience. You can't free run, you can't fight well. It makes traveling feel sluggish and boring. None of those experiences are enjoyable. Stealth is always a big aspect of the series, but that was not the way to do it.
If you've got the time, and Portable gaming is your Main thing, this is a great game for you. But it's a bit of niche group. For the Vita, this is a must buy. However, should you also own a console, chances are you're time will be taken up with ACIII and other Heavy Holiday Hitters to spend any time on this.
posted by pswilliams986 (ROCKY POINT, NC) Nov 6, 2012
Member since Oct 2011
gamers (67%) found this review helpful
This game introduces a disguise system. You only play as an Assassin like a third of the time. The other 2/3 you play as a "slave" or a "lady." It's the same character just in different costumes, yet as a lady persona your character is completely unable to climb buildings or really fight at all. The slave persona handled a bit better, but it doesn't make sense that Aveline becomes limited physically after putting on a dress rather than her typical assassin uniform. That would normally be a minor complaint not worthy of knocking off points for, however playing the lady persona is a complete bore. The game is amazing when it's playing like it's console counterparts (when you're a slave or assassin persona) but the lady persona really drags it down for me.
The story is also kind of boring. The dialogue is so basic and uninteresting and the characters are nothing special. Where does this even fit into the canon? It's never answered in the game.
It's definitely worth playing because it delivers a decent Assassin's Creed on the go, just don't expect it to be anywhere near the quality of Assassin's Creed ll or lll
there have been a handful of little glitches, including issues with the "face the camera to the light" feature, and a few others. also issues with random markers on the map that i have had to turn to google to figure out. Also the "counter" option while fighting is terrible, fighting has always been a blast on all Assassins C games, especially AC3 for console, but this one is no fun, you have to tap the button at exacly the right time or you are screwed, and it is seriously like a split second. Also i love the different personas, but i hate having to take down the noteriety on all of them seperately, you almost have to make one of your other personas notorious in order to remove the noteriety from the others. I gave it a 10 though cause it is the best game i have ever played on Vita or PSP, and the storyline and other gameplay is just awesome!