posted by dossmeister (OLIVE BRANCH, MS) Feb 20, 2013
Member since Feb 2013
I could not even give this game a chance. I wasted 3 hours of my life playing through the opening sequence and the first few 'missions'. It was terribly slow! 90% of the time was spent watching cinematic events, and the time you actually get to do something, you're mostly just following someone somewhere, or doing some small mundane task.
I heard the game gets good towards the middle and end, but I couldn't make it that far. I mailed the game back before I could even get to any good parts...
Great game. I was little worried at first because it is a lot different from the original ACs but once I got the hang of what I needed to accomplish and when, it was very entertaining. I would recommend this game to those who like first person games that require the player to solve puzzles or give you options to branch out on your own instead of following a singular path to reach the ultimate goal. Would have been a 10 but I prefer owning the shops rather than transporting and trading goods.
I've been a fan of the entire series, so I was eagerly awaiting this installment.
Almost immediately I was hooked. After playing Brotherhood and Revelations, this one actually felt like a sequel to Assassins Creed 2. Instead of slightly building on the previous installments and throwing in a new story, it felt reworked from the ground up. It was different enough to not feel stale.
Unfortunetly, I kept running across small minor bugs. In themselves they didn't pose a problem, but I began seeing more and more of them. Sometimes I would encounter a few of these bugs on the same mission.
The biggest issue I cam across was after fast traveling the camera was detached from the player. Based on the mini map my character would walk around and move, but my camera would be placed somewhere random on the map.
The next biggest Issue I cam across dealt with my assassin recruits, sometimes when I would call them to assassinate someone, they would get stuck on other NPCs, or random objects. This happened to me almost every time I called them during the first half of the game.
All in all I still loved the game, I just wish it was more polished.