Assassin's Creed Review
- Posted December 8th, 2007 at 06:31 EDT by
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Despite some notable faults, Assassinsâ€™ Creed is an amazing experience, delivering the perfect amalgam of story telling and immersive gameplay. With the chance to take control of a 12th century assassin, this is a gaming opportunity that simply cannot be passed up.
- Great story
- Superb graphics
- Historical accuracy
- Repetitive gameplay
- Freezing issues
- Mediocre voice acting
(continued from previous page) ...a majority of the problems, Assassin's Creed still freezes from time to time.
On the other hand, one thing that we were personally was impressed with was the historical accuracy within the game. We're not saying that there was a guy named Altair going from city to city assassinating 12th century influential leaders, although if there was then more kudo's to Ubisoft, but we are saying that the most of the names used during the time period are accurate.
Love it or hate it, you can't deny that Ubisoft Montreal did an excellent job with certain aspects of Assassin's Creed. The graphics, the story, and the city designs were amazing and while they are some minor flaws with the game, they are nowhere near enough to not warrant a purchase.
- 2:03am EST - December 8th, 2007
seriously, the voice acting in Final Fantasy X was the worse crap I've ever heard. I wanted to rip my ears off everytime I heard the characters speak.
- 2:03am EST - December 8th, 2007
- 2:37am EST - December 8th, 2007
A really great game only thing that could have been better was the movement are a little ps2 like with things like the horse. Besides that though the overall game is a most buy.
- 3:22am EST - December 8th, 2007
you put historical accuracy as a pro? are u kidding me?
- 3:23am EST - December 8th, 2007
get this game. afterr tis i cant wait for assasins creed 2 which there definetly will be because of the ending of this game. youll know what i mean when you finish. its weird all those markings.
- 3:42am EST - December 8th, 2007
Guys, Assassin's Creed! Apostrophes! (main page).
- 3:57am EST - December 8th, 2007
This game sucked so badly!
- 4:11am EST - December 8th, 2007
Where can I find the patch???
- 4:45am EST - December 8th, 2007
agree with Clarky_psu. it sux that u had do the same mission over and over again just in different cities.
- 5:48am EST - December 8th, 2007
Ughhhhhh... more undeserved praise.
- 5:54am EST - December 8th, 2007
@hactek: The patch automatically downloads and installs when you boot up the game.
- 6:02am EST - December 8th, 2007
whats wrong with you guys the game was amazing despite freezes itis 9/10 10/10 if freeze issue was resolved
- 6:49am EST - December 8th, 2007
Although it's a visually awesome game, and the roof/building running is near flawless I'm only giving this a 7.
Why? Because of the sheer lack of things to do.
You can ride a horse, sword fight, stealth kill, hide in some hay, sit on a bench, mug someone, interrogate and eavesdrop. Oh and climb things.
And that's about it. For the whole game. And it's the same tasks over and over again. Once you have completed the first two or three challenges there is a desperate lack of originality in what follows. Basically the game tries to be a historical mix of hitman in an open-ended grand theft auto city scape. And GTA is as far as they should have looked for gameplay. Dozens of sub-games to keep you happy. New original stuff cropping up all the way through the game.
Someone else commented on the forums about the fact that he can't duck. And while this doesn't spoil the game it would have been a sensible thing to add. Assassin, trying to hide. Hmm let's duck behind this wall. Nope, can't do that.
How about stealing someone's clothes? Nope.
How about concealing the body? Nope.
How about swimming - no, cos that would just be silly.
Don't get me wrong, this isn't a bad game. The gameplay that they have provided is highly enjoyable. The fights are superb and you can relish performing a counter-movement with your sword and wasting an opponent with one blow.
If you have a fear of height, this game will have your stomach clenching when you perform death defying leaps from the top of a minarette.
The plot is tight and intriguing, infact it kept me playing the game far further than I expected to, after being dulled by the repetition.
Hopefully ubisoft will pick up on people's comments and improve the next one even more. I'd be more than happy to try again with some improvements.
- 8:57am EST - December 8th, 2007
It took you guys this long to beat it???? What ever, thanks for the review. Even though it wont help me, because i beat it about 2 weeks ago. But im sure some people were waitng for the review.
- 9:02am EST - December 8th, 2007
Wow. Good thing someone put spoilers right in the first paragraph for someone who HASN'T BOUGHT THE GAME YET! Thanks for the spoiler warning, Phil...
Now I have to go somewhere else to find a spoiler-free review. Great...
- 9:04am EST - December 8th, 2007
Yes the first paragraph is a huge spoiler!!!!
- 9:22am EST - December 8th, 2007
A spoiler? You find this out within the first 5 minutes of the game.
- 9:27am EST - December 8th, 2007
Nieset game in so long
- 9:28am EST - December 8th, 2007
i thought the voice acting in FFVII was the worst in history
- 10:47am EST - December 8th, 2007
I liked Wintee's review better,guess I'll be renting
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