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Mass Effect - Xbox 360
Mass Effect - Xbox 360
Offered by Budget Video Games Inc.
Price: $15.59
154 used & new from $4.99

5.0 out of 5 stars As close to perfect as a game can get, August 2, 2010
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
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Before I played Mass Effect, I had no idea what type of game it was. As I loved Bioshock due to its Karma system, a friend of mine recommended me Mass Effect and now that I have played through Mass Effect 2, boy am I glad that I was recommended this game. So what is so special about Mass Effect.....

CHOICES/KARMA SYSTEM: In this game, you will have to make so many at many different levels and each choice you make will give you positive, negative or neutral karma and will have MAJOR impact on the game's story, missions and gameplay experience. You can be a paragon of justice or a renegade who gets the job done with whatever means necessary. Best part, you don't have to be either good or evil throughout the game, should you choose you can make both positive and negative karmic choices throughout the game. A lot of these choices will be made by simply having conversion with plethora of people in the game; however, you will also make choices by your action and type of character you choose.

MAKING YOUR OWN CHARACTER: In Mass Effect, you can be male or female of any ethnicity or color. In a lot of games you are stuck playing a character that you may not like. Not in this game. In this game, you can be any type of character you want to be. Furthermore, you can also choose class of your liking for your character. For example if you love different types of weapons, you can be a soldier. If you like sci-fi psychological powers, you can be biotic. You are a hacker, then you can be tech. And again, what you become will have great impact on your gameplay experience.

CREATE YOUR OWN TEAM: Along with your main character, you can also controller two other characters. Again, you can choose who those two characters can be. You can have a good looking female soldier, a tech specialist quarian, a violent krogan, a tactical turian, a biotic asari or a cyborg. Again who you have on your team will greatly affect how much you get out of your mission and outcome of your mission.

WEAPONS AND POWERS: As mention in above section, yourself and your allies can be from various classes and each weapon, armor and power you can use is upgradable. Throughout the game you will come across plenty of variety of weapons and armors (depending on how much you explore), each with their unique advantages.

OPEN WORLD GAMEPLAY: In this game, you have plenty of galaxies to explore. You can travel from galaxy to galaxy, landing on different planets as you wish. Plenty of missions and exploration. Just loved it.

VEHICLES: You have a vehicle for different planet exploration. So along with third person shooter gameplay, you also have access to this vehicles to search different planets for resources and blow your enemies into bits.

GREAT RPG EXPERIENCE: Leveling up can become addicting, especially since you have control over what particular traits you want your character or allies to have improved.

AMAZING STORY: It is possible to get side tracked by side missions, but the main story is freaking awesome and somewhat suspenseful.

GREAT REPLAYABILITY: The game was about 50-60hr long the first time around for me. If you play as paragon, you would want to play it again to experience the story as a renegade and vice versa. Especially if you decide to go after the achievements, you will be playing this game over and over again.

As for cons, the game does have some glitches and combat doesn't feel as smooth as I would like, but that will not bother you as this game has so much fun to offer you. If you like RPG, star wars and shooters, this is the game for you.


Batman: Arkham Asylum - Xbox 360
Batman: Arkham Asylum - Xbox 360
Offered by DealTavern
Price: $18.90
141 used & new from $2.05

5.0 out of 5 stars Batman fans will love this..., July 23, 2010
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
This is a very unique game. You don't just go around and beat the crap out of everyone. If you have seen recent batman movies, that is the type of experience you will get playing this game.
It has element of stealth, use of cool gadgets and awesome takedowns. And graphics.... JUST WOW. I don't even have to convince anybody one that. Plus, I also liked the story. The only setback I see, you have to like Batman and the way he takes care of business to like this game.
Briefly,
Pros.
-Awesome Graphics.
-Great story
-A true Batman game
-Great gadgets
-Love the stealth elements
-Awesome Batman bosses
-Decent duration (especially if you go after Riddler's puzzles)
-variety of gameplay(stealth,fights, puzzles, gadgets etc)
-A great experience overall

Cons
-You have to be a Batman fan to enjoy the game to its true extent
-Beating the thugs can get a bit redundant

A must buy


Assassin's Creed II - Platinum Hits edition - Xbox 360
Assassin's Creed II - Platinum Hits edition - Xbox 360
Price: $13.56
220 used & new from $2.99

5.0 out of 5 stars USED TO BE A HATER, July 23, 2010
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
YES, regardless what people say I HATE THE FIRST ASSASSIN'S CREED. EXTREMELY REDUNDANT AND UNREWARDING. Yes, I uncovered all the secret emails and even then I found the story to be horrible. JUST HORRIBLE.

Anyhow last year AC2 comes out. I hear that they made massive improvements. Six months pass its release price is reduced by half and I had a gift card. So I decide to give it a second chance.

I have to say I am quite impressed by AC2. Why?

- MUCH BETTER PRESENTATION.
The game does a very good job in terms of explaining the character development while putting you in the front seat. Unlike 1st one it is not like you just go kill and get an upgrade, go kill and get an upgrade. The game takes you through so many events, each contributes to your motive, your thinking and your ambition as a character.

-VARIETY OF WEAPONS AND GADGETS
As you may have seen in the commercial, this game features Leonardo de Vinchi. This genius will make you some really cool weapons and gadgets (double hidden blades, poison blade, pistol, flying machine etc.).

-THE ELEMENT OF CURRENCY
Having monetary system in this type of open world game truly adds motives to the different activities in the game. You want to upgrade your weapons, your fort, well you need money. How can you get money? By performing variety of actions, such as stealing, assassination, beating up cheating husbands, investments (YES INVESTMENTS AS IN BANKING INVESTMENTS), racing etc. etc. NOW THIS IS WHAT I CALL VARIETY. In the 1st Assassins Creed it was just like steal document, evedrop or collect flag which was pretty boring. Like first many of these events are OPTIONAL. So that is a HUGE PLUS. If you don't want to waste time feebling minor things. You have options to do so.

-VERY INTERSTING MAJOR SIDE MISSIONS
Won't spoil, but there are two major secret items you can uncover by exploring very nicely designed HUGE SECRET AREAS and PUZZLES.

-YOU CAN ACTUALLY UNDERSTAND THE STORY
Hated the first one. You could understand why you needed to kill people, but could not connect the dots as clearly as you can in this one. LOTS OF LOTS OF EXPLANATIONS PROVIDED should you be interested.

-GREAT MUSIC and DECENT FACIAL MOVEMENTS AND VOICE ACTING
pretty self explanatory.

With this lowered price, it is a must buy.


PROTOTYPE - Xbox 360
PROTOTYPE - Xbox 360
65 used & new from $6.34

4.0 out of 5 stars Great game but comes with flaws...., July 23, 2010
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: PROTOTYPE - Xbox 360 (Video Game)
If you have watched trailer for this game, we can all agree this game looks awesome. Since I like open world games, I decided to give this one a shot. After finishing the game on normal difficulty and finishing about 90% of the total missions (~20-25 hrs) below is what I thought about the game.

PROS.

POWERS ARE AWESOME: Just as you may remember from the trailers, you get access to a variety of weapons. These include but are not limited to claws, hammer hands, a whip lass, sweet a$$ blade etc. Along with weapons you also get access to defensive powers such as shields and cocoons and special powers such as thermal and infection visions and morphing capability. Best part here is most of these powers are upgradable giving this game an RPG type characteristics and promoting the player to complete more missions and get more points

ACCESS TO WEAPONS AND VEHICLES: Other than powers described above, you also have access to military weapons such as rifles and rocket launchers and vehicles such as armored tank and fighter chopper. Like your powers, you can also upgrade your skills to use these weapons and vehicles effectively.

CUTSCENES ARE SPECTACULAR: I can't say much without spoiling here, but cutscenes are nicely designed and are fun to watch.

DECENT VARIETY IN MISSIONS: Different missions will require you to use different powers and skills differently making them interesting. Majority (~60%) of the story missions are well designed and will keep you engaged.

GREAT FREE ROAMING EXPERIENCE: I love how you can roam around the town and massacre enemies with different powers. For such experience, I can't think of any other game.

CONS.

STORY IS RATHER WEAK: You get to see most of the story by completing main missions and remainder of the story by absorbing targeted individuals. While it has some shocking suspense, the story is portrayed rather abruptly and if you don't absorb some people at the right time, you can be really confused what the hell is going on.

ABSORBING ENEMIES IS PAIN IN THE A$$: At first it feels cool, but after 2 hours, it becomes horribly redundant. The major way you can replenish your energy is by absorbing enemies and by the time you finish the game, you will hate absorbing the enemies over and over and over again. Also for some reason, every time you die, it only replenish half of your health, the rest you have to gain by absorbing a single enemy at a time.

ENEMIES LACK VARIETY: Your enemies are military personals and vehicles; infected humans and superhumans. While it is initially fun massacring them, after about 4-6 hours, it becomes terribly boring face them over and over and over again.

BOSSES ARE HORRIBLE: This is my biggest complain. They give you so many awesome powers; however, other than one particular boss, I found rest of the boss fights really dull. A lot of these bosses will have you fight the same enemies over and over again. JUST TERRIBLE.

SOME MISSIONS ARE JUST HORRIBLE: Later on in the game, there are few missions that will make this experience very miserable. A good example is you have to destroy certain machines in later on mission. These machines are in an area covered with deadly gas and under strict military surveillance. It took me a long while just to distinguish these machines from other structures in the area and afterwards it took me a while to destroy them thanks to aiming system in this game. There are other missions similar to this that will get you confused.

THE LOCK ON SYSTEM IN POORLY DESIGNED: Using different military vehicles is great; however, it is difficult to lock on certain targets with these vehicles thanks to poor lock on system in this game. Right analogue stick is used for both changing targets and changing camera view making lock on very difficult. A good example is the mission I described in the above con.

THE GAME HAS GLITCHES: It truly breaks my heart to say this, but I encountered terrible glitches. You are capable of using one offensive and one defensive power at the same time. I am fighting the final boss and what happens?? I can't first use any of them. I die. Afterwards I can only use one power (either offensive or defensive) at a time. And when I use defensive power, I can't use the offensive one. I tried turning on/off system, restarting from previous check point, nothing fixed the glitch. While I was still able to finish the game with this glitch, it made things terribly difficult. JUST TERRIBLE.

All and all for what this game allows you to do (powers and vehicles), it is a great game; however, its flaws prevents it from being enjoyable at times. I think they had great concept in mind, but failed to execute it properly. However, if you are bored and feel like just free roaming in an open world and massacring enemies, THIS IS THE GAME FOR YOU.

As for Prototype vs Infamous, INFAMOUS ALL THE WAY. Why? Check out my Infamous review on Amazon.


Assassin's Creed - Xbox 360
Assassin's Creed - Xbox 360
Offered by MOST WANTED
Price: $13.74
236 used & new from $2.74

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Very disappointed...., July 23, 2010
= Fun:3.0 out of 5 stars 
I have loved Prince of Persia-Sands of Time games on PS2 and since this game looked similar and some people were speaking highly of it, I decided to give it a shot. After finishing the game and unlocking >80% of the secret emails, here is what I thought of it.

PROS.

ACROBATIC ABILITIES: Like in Prince of Persia games, this is one of my favorite aspect of this game. Climbing buildings, jumping from roof to roof, taking leap of faith etc. can be real fun.

OPEN WORLD: I truly like open world games. Between three major cities, there are plenty of open world exploration you can do. My favorite part was to get on top of tall buildings and just admire the beauty of the well designed cities.

TOOLS FOR ASSASSINATION: As the title of the game implies, it is about assassinating targeted individual and to do so, they give you some pretty good weapons. My favorites are hidden blades. Loved taking down enemies with them.

STORY: Have to say, the game has somewhat confusing, but never the less decent story. Can't tell you much without spoiling it.

CONS.

EXTREMELY REDUNDANT MISSIONS: I was expecting they will challenge you with variety of assassination mission, however, most of them are exactly the same. Unfortunate part is they are also very easy. So the first few assassinations were fun; however, after that I was bored to death killing the targets same way over and over again. And difficulty only increases slightly from initial missions to later missions.

EXTREMELY REDUNDANT CHORES: In order to get your mission, you have to do some chores. These chores are EXACTLY THE SAME IN ALL CITIES. By the time you finish the game, you will hate them.

ANNOYING CHORES: Some chores involve annoying task like collecting the flags. HATE IT, ABSOLUTELY HATE IT.

LIMITED VARIETY IN WEAPONS AND UPGRADES: They have few different weapons and upgrades for these weapons, but I was expecting more. Much more.

LIMITED VARIETY IN ENEMIES: There are very few different types of enemies in the game. Again, I was expecting a lot more.

ANNOYING CHASES: So after you assassinate someone, you get chased by the guards, very understandable. If you get caught in public doing something stupid, you get chased, acceptable. Initially, all of these didn't bother me, but as the game get more and more redundant, these chases started to annoy me more and more. What was fun before, became torture now.

WATER = INSTANT DEATH: What the...?? You are master of so many different weapons and skills, but you can't swim!!!! This would not be a problem if some missions and assassination required travel over the water.

To me, Cons easily outweighed the Pros and what was supposed to be an enjoyable experience, turned out to be a great punishment. SO I REGRETTED GETTING THIS GAME.

Now while it falls the scope of this discussion, Assassins Creed 2 is a completely different story and a great game. Check out my review for it should you are interested.


Bioshock 2 - Playstation 3
Bioshock 2 - Playstation 3
Offered by Chachi Toys
Price: $10.50
227 used & new from $2.92

5.0 out of 5 stars Why are people so disappointed?, July 23, 2010
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
I did not buy this game on the day of its release, as so many people were complaining Bioshock series lost its magic in Bioshock 2. The Rapture city doesn't feel as novel anymore. But now that I have played through with it TWICE, I have to say these folks were dead wrong. Yes, the city, some of the villians and gameplay are similar, but that is why this game is labeled Bioshock 2 and not a new IP. Either way below are the pros and cons for the Bioshock2

PROS:

-CHOICES, CHOICES, CHOICES: One of the aspects, gamers loved about the original is how you have to make choices in terms of litter sister throughout the game and how it affects the ending. In this one, they have taken a step further and improved this choice system. Not only for little sisters, but also for some other things you will have to make choices. This choices will affect the story (dialogues, cut scenes and ending) to a great degree and add decent replayability to the single player mode.

-MYSTERIOUS STORY: The story is suspenseful. It is not as good as the first one, but is still pretty good and will really drive you forward in the game. If you played Bioshock 1, it is certainly a plus; however, certainly not a requirement. Even if you did not play the original, you will be able to understand most of it.

-AMAZING UNDERWATER VISUAL ANG GRAPHICS: The city looks as stunning if not better as Bioshock 1. Better yet in this one you get to play UNDERWATER. While it may not sound as thrilling it truly adds great deal of feeling to the gameplay experience.

-PLAYING AS BIG DADDY: Initially you will be somewhat confused, but this gets to be real fun. You can still use plasmids as in the original, but you get access to heavy duty weapons as you are playing as big daddy. I won't spoil much for you but YOU WILL LOVE THE SPEAR GUN :)

-NEW WEAPONS, PLASMIDS and TONICS: In this game, you get access to all the cool plasmids from the original, but you also get to use some new mysterious plasmids and tonics. Expecially, if you decide to go for good ending, you will get some really cool plasmids. As for weapons, you will just love the big guns. Trust me on it.

-NEW ENEMIES and BOSSES: I don't want to spoil it so I will just say big sisters will make you wet your pants.

-FOUR ALTERNATE ENDINGS: Again refer to choices section

-EPIC MULTIPLAYER: This game offers a very unique multiplayer. It was a wonderful break from games like Modern Warfare 2. The modes such as capture the little sisters can be fun. Just wait till you play as a Big Daddy. The power you get will truly be intoxicating. Oh did I mention you can use very different plasmids than single player in multiplayer mode.

My only complain for this one was instead of focusing on multiplayer, they should have just focused on single player and made it longer. Don't get me wrong , it will still take you a while to go through it (8-12hrs depending on how much you decide to collect).

In summary, to me, Bioshock 2 lived up to the standards. It was enjoyable and has a great replay value.


Bayonetta - Playstation 3
Bayonetta - Playstation 3
Offered by MOST WANTED
Price: $20.15
107 used & new from $12.95

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Heck&Slash 2010. Period., July 23, 2010
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
I am a huge fan of Devil May Cry game and heck&slash genre. Since Bayonetta is created by Hideki Kamiya, the creator of the original Devil May Cry and the inventor of the heck and slash genre, I felt obligated to try Bayonetta out. Simply put, the game just blew my mind and here is why.

-EXTREMELY DEEP AND ELEGANT COMBAT SYSTEM: Just like devil may cry games, this game has amazing combat system. You will be amazed by how many different types of combos you can pull of using hand to hand as well as weapon combats. Furthermore, as you master these combos, you will enjoy this game more and more. Normal and difficult modes of this game are mainly designed for people who take joy in mastering and exploring different combos and use them to punish enemies; however, if you are a button masher don't worry. Easy and very easy mode will take you through the game, performing various combos by the taps of the same button.

-LODS AND LODS OF WELL DESIGNED WEAPONS: In this game you have access to 11 or so special weapons that are specifically made for Bayonetta throughout the game and 4 or more special weapons you can unlock by meeting certain requirement. You will also have access to 7 or more enemies weapons. You can equip two sets of weapons at the same time so there is a lot to experiment by pairing different weapons to punish enemies.

-EPIC BOSS BATTLES: To me a game is no good if it does not have good bosses. Fortunately this game has plenty of awesome boss fights. God of War and Devil May Cry games are my favorite games of all times because of the boss battles, but some boss battles in Bayonetta even goes beyond any God of War or Devil May Cry game. Unfortunately, I can not tell you about some of the most spectacular boss battles without spoiling the experience.

-VARIETY OF ENEMIES: So many games these days have the same enemies over and over again. Not Bayonetta though. It will start with some relatively easy enemies, but as you further progress in the games, the enemies will get stronger, harder, faster and more interesting. Again, can't tell you more without spoiling the content.

-AMAZING SUMMONS: With difficult enemies and bosses, you need strong moves to finish them, right? No worries, Bayonetta can summon 10 (if not more) ridiculously powerful monsters from Hell to finish off your opponents. As you progress further and further into the game, Bayonetta will summon more and more stronger monsters. Believe me there is no better way to finish a battle than annihilate your opponent using these creatures.

-SPECTACULAR LEVEL DESIGNS: Different levels/stages in this game are very well designed. Most game you are standing on flat land from beginning to the end. Not in Bayonetta though. You will be walking on the walls, running on the ceilings, jumping from a chunk of a land flying in space to other, surfing in the ocean and everything that you never imagine a game could make you do. THE BEST PART HERE, the camera angles changes accordingly, so it doesn't confuse you and allows you to make the best move possible. I just loved the whole experience.

-TRANSFORMATION ABILITIES: Being a witch, Bayonetta can transform into lightning fast panther, elusive bats or flying crow. These transformations are extremely useful in the combat. Being able to transform into bats right as an enemy hits you to evade his attack, JUST PRICELESS.

-WITCH TIME: Another great feature of the game. Dodging an enemy attack at the right time slows time and gives you upper hand to punish the enemy making the gameplay so much more enjoyable.

-VARIETY OF GAMEPLAY: While majority of game is heck and slash fighting, you will also be doing cool things like riding bike and other things (really don't want to spoil it more). At the end of each level, you will get to play mini game called Angel Attack. This keeps the gameplay experience fresh and prevent the game from being redundant.

-DECENT STORY: While it is not the strongest element of this game, it has fairly decent humorous story. Under most scenarios due to cultural differences, sense of humor is very different in Japanese games from the Westen games. Honestly for me though, different jokes in the games made me laugh hard. Cinematic were decent and if you want detailed version of the story, there are plenty of documents you have access to throughout the game.

-PLENTY OF UNLOCKABLES AND GREAT RE-PLAYABILITY: There are a lot of accessories (helps you with combat), combat moves, characters, weapons and costumes you can unlock in the game by spending halos you get from defeating enemies. Plus, there are hard and extra hard modes to the game. It will be difficult if not impossible to unlock everything on your first playthrough. Good thing here is you can keep all the things you have unlocked and use them when you play the game again and unlock more awesome items. This truly adds replayability value to the game.

Now like many of you the first time I saw Bayonetta, I was like what the hell is this creature? After playing this game, it totally makes sense to me. She is designed in this particular way because she is a witch and to appreciate the beauty of this design, YOU MUST PLAY THIS GAME.

So all and all this game will make you go through the experiences you will not see coming and before you know it, it will get you addicted. BELIEVE ME, I JUST FINISHED IT FOR THE FORTH TIME.


Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
Offered by DealTavern
Price: $18.90
213 used & new from $4.47

5.0 out of 5 stars Convoluted story and mind blowing gameplay, July 20, 2010
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
For those who don't know, Hideo Kojima, the creator of the Metal Gear Solid (MGS) series, is one of the best if not the best game directors out there. With creation of each new Metal Gear Solid game he has pushed the gaming experience to never before achieved heights. Metal Gear Solid 4, his latest game, will take you through an experience that you will never forget. So what is so spectacular about this game?

THE CHEMO-SUIT: As you know MGS series has been greatly about stealth. In this game, you get to use an awesome new suit that will take stealth to the next level. With this suit you can merge with surroundings in a way that will practically shock you. It is just impossible not to fall in love with this new gadget.

VARIETY IN GAMEPLAY: While stealth is a major element, it is NOT REQUIRED through out the game. Should you like you can just go around shooting your enemy on the whim. Now this will make the game a bit more challenging, but the good thing is the game allows you to have a choice. In this sense MGS separates itself from other stealth game such as Splinter Cell where stealth is absolute.

WEAPON CUSTOMIZATION: In this game not only you get to use a whole wide variety of weapons, but you can also customize them according to your likings. This truly adds to the gameplay experience and makes the campaign more involved.

AMAZING STORY: The great thing about Kojima's MGS games is he will set them in the current conflicts occurring in the world and relates them with the stories of individual characters in the most detailed way possible. The best part is he is really good at connecting dots. So as you progress through the story, he will make you curious about many events and towards the end, he will connect them and answer you questions in most satisfactory manner possible.

VARIETY IN ENEMIES: Yep, you will be facing a great different types of enemies in this game and taking down or passing through them will require you to use different strategies. This prevents the game from being redundant like most games these days.

RIDICULOUS BOSS BATTLES: I truly want to tell you how awesome the boss battles are; however, I don't want to spoil anything for you, so you will just have to play the game.

VARIETY OF AREAS/LEVELS: You will be traveling through war-torn cities, woods, snowy mountain base and many more awesome places. Again really don't want to spoil much.

AMAZING CHARACTERS: Revolver Ocelot, Raiden, Snake, Big Mama and many more (PLUS TWO SURPRISE CHARACTERS THAT WILL BLOW YOUR MIND). All of these characters fit into story very well and good voice actors for them make the game very cinematic, almost like a movie.

MAJOR SUSPENSE: Again don't want to spoil.

DECENT MULTIPLAYER: While it was not necessary, this game has a decent multiplayer. You will probably not like it as much as some other games these days, but it will still keep you busy for months if you get into it.

GREAT REPLAYABILITY: Other than multiplayer, you can play campaign over and over again to unlock many different badges and concur many different difficulties.

So now that this title is GREATEST HITS and selling for so cheap, if you haven't played it already, YOU MUST CHECK IT OUT.


Assassin's Creed - Playstation 3
Assassin's Creed - Playstation 3
Offered by PNP Games
Price: $17.86
203 used & new from $1.95

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTED, July 19, 2010
= Fun:3.0 out of 5 stars 
Verified Purchase(What's this?)
I have loved Prince of Persia-Sands of Time games on PS2 and since this game looked similar and some people were speaking highly of it, I decided to give it a shot. After finishing the game and unlocking >80% of the secret emails, here is what I thought of it.

PROS.

ACROBATIC ABILITIES: Like in Prince of Persia games, this is one of my favorite aspect of this game. Climbing buildings, jumping from roof to roof, taking leap of faith etc. can be real fun.

OPEN WORLD: I truly like open world games. Between three major cities, there are plenty of open world exploration you can do. My favorite part was to get on top of tall buildings and just admire the beauty of the well designed cities.

TOOLS FOR ASSASSINATION: As the title of the game implies, it is about assassinating targeted individual and to do so, they give you some pretty good weapons. My favorites are hidden blades. Loved taking down enemies with them.

STORY: Have to say, the game has somewhat confusing, but never the less decent story. Can't tell you much without spoiling it.

CONS.

EXTREMELY REDUNDANT MISSIONS: I was expecting they will challenge you with variety of assassination mission, however, most of them are exactly the same. Unfortunate part is they are also very easy. So the first few assassinations were fun; however, after that I was bored to death killing the targets same way over and over again. And difficulty only increases slightly from initial missions to later missions.

EXTREMELY REDUNDANT CHORES: In order to get your mission, you have to do some chores. These chores are EXACTLY THE SAME IN ALL CITIES. By the time you finish the game, you will hate them.

ANNOYING CHORES: Some chores involve annoying task like collecting the flags. HATE IT, ABSOLUTELY HATE IT.

LIMITED VARIETY IN WEAPONS AND UPGRADES: They have few different weapons and upgrades for these weapons, but I was expecting more. Much more.

LIMITED VARIETY IN ENEMIES: There are very few different types of enemies in the game. Again, I was expecting a lot more.

ANNOYING CHASES: So after you assassinate someone, you get chased by the guards, very understandable. If you get caught in public doing something stupid, you get chased, acceptable. Initially, all of these didn't bother me, but as the game get more and more redundant, these chases started to annoy me more and more. What was fun before, became torture now.

WATER = INSTANT DEATH: What the...?? You are master of so many different weapons and skills, but you can't swim!!!! This would not be a problem if some missions and assassination required travel over the water.

To me, Cons easily outweighed the Pros and what was supposed to be an enjoyable experience, turned out to be a great punishment. SO I REGRETTED GETTING THIS GAME.

Now while it falls the scope of this discussion, Assassins Creed 2 is a completely different story and a great game. Check out my review for it should you are interested.


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1 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Broke within few weeks., July 19, 2010
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The power adaptor for my mac book pro is rather short, so I decided to get this one (With shipping it cost me about $10).

When I received it, it made my life so much easier. No longer did I have to worry about my power adaptor not reaching to the power source at work, lecture hall or airport. But withing 3 or 4 weeks it fails.

Now I wanted to contact the seller and get my money back, but then I thought for $10, is it truly worth the hassle.
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