posted by libra92310 (PHENIX CITY, AL) Sep 18, 2009
Member since Aug 2009
gamers (100%) found this review helpful
This game has blown my mind. The story is fun and never boring.The missions take on a simple format. First, you must investigate what the target has been doing and then kill them. While the game is not very bloody, each kill makes you feel like an actual assassin.Graphics are astounding with only the ocasional glitch.Also, you know how every game that lets you ride horses controls suck? This games horse contols are perfect. This game is great and I cannot wait for the sequal.
gamers (82%) found this review helpful
Assassin's Creed is a fun game if you like stalking your prey. The premise is that you are tasked with killing 9 select individuals, people of some import that are generally surrounded by guards. You need to gather information by skulking around, eavesdropping on conversations, picking people's pockets, "interrogating" people, etc. There's a minimum amount of info you need before you'll be able to take out your target, but you can get extra rewards for collecting all the information available. Then it's time to go in for the kill, which you can actually accomplish quickly, quietly, and unnoticed if you plan everything out properly. It's incredibly rewarding to stab someone's neck after tailing them for hours, and then get away completely unseen.
This game is going to have a lot of haters, though. The game looks fantastic, but some people are gonna dog on the controls because they don't want to take the time to get used to them. I admit that it's kinda puzzling and complex at first, but things start to make sense after an hour or so of game time, and you eventually get to the point where it feels normal.
It's kinda strange in a free-roaming sandbox game that there is no jump button. The way you control your character is kinda like just putting him in different modes by holding down certain buttons. There's regular/sneaky mode, run/jump mode, fighting mode, and climb mode. Like I said, at first it really makes you wonder why it had to be so complicated, but after running across rooftops and along wooden beams, you begin to understand how difficult (and not fun) it would have been to accurately time all of those jumps.
Assassin's Creed also has a twist to it, but I won't spoil it. Personally, I didn't like it, so be prepared for the big surprise to be kind of a letdown. There may be some people out there that think it's cool, but I think it was totally unnecessary and detracts from the (presumed) story. Overall, it was fun, and that's all that matters.