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What an Experience,
This review is from: Assassin's Creed (Video Game)
I was a little skeptical this game would live up to the hype. Then some diminished reviews came around and I was already feeling a let down. Where could they go wrong? Was my thoughts. Well that didn't stop me from purchasing this game. After 30 minutes I was blown away. All skepticism was gone and I was in Gamer Heaven.
Let me start off from the beginning. Yes there is a plot twist and it's pretty bizarre. Just think that your watching a Michael Crichton movie and it will make sense. Playing in the Middle East several hundred years ago is a different idea. It's hard to say what you could expect with this concept.
So what makes this game amazing. Lets start off with the landscape. It's brilliant and beautiful...Really majestic. You don't understand the scope of this game until you start playing. The world is surrounded by several small villages and three large cities. The only way to travese this open terrain with a horse. Fortunately they are about as easy to find as a car in todays society.
What also sets this game apart is the ability to do what you want when you want. There is no clock on you and your not stuck going into a mission. Everything is open based. The character is amazingly fun to control you can scale tall buildings and make amazing leaps of faith. Climbing up a building that is several stories and then leaping to certain doom is breathtaking excitement. This is what games should be about.
Beyond that is a mission based game. Similiar to Grand Theft Auto in style. You can accept simple missions like pickpocketing and protecting citizens to the more main based assasin missions. You can battle soldiers if you want as you have many enemies but it's not really advised. Following the assasin missions can be complex and involve several steps that make the story very intresting. Obviously a lot of time was put into making this top notch.
For anyone who likes open based games with large environments then Assassins Creed is for you. From the majestic peaks to the clustered cities. This is trully a next gen experience. The storyline and incentive program will keep you playing for many hours. Definately a worthwhile gameplay experience. If you want something to keep you busy that doesn't involve guns go out and get Assasins Creed.
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Initial post: Nov 20, 2007 1:08:26 PM PST
J. M. Fernandez Sevilla says:
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 23, 2007 10:12:45 AM PST
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Y C says:
I agree, it was truly an awesome game, but I thought it was a bit too short. I beat it twice in less than a week. I didn't do all the flags or templar missions though. Also, second time playing, some things get old like pickpocketing or saving citizens. I wasn't even stealthy the second time I played, I was just running around in town killing almost every guard on site :) Once you figure out combos in sword fighting, it makes the game much more interesting.
Posted on Nov 28, 2008 12:09:29 PM PST
El Ray says:
Posted on Feb 18, 2014 10:21:30 AM PST
Sera Sera says:
Robert de Sable was the 11th Grand Master of the Knights Templar from 1191 to 1193, he was also my ancestor. I also think he is one of the "cast" in this game. I hope he is and that my 9 and 14 year olds will appreciate their heritage and if they don't at least that they will love this game.
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