Review by Diddies
"Asssassin's Creed Review!!"
Assassin's Creed will be one of those games you should buy just to say you have Assassin's Creed. But it is one of those games that you might not finish because it is so repetitive. You do the same thing over and over again. This game does have some of the most beautiful environments you have ever seen. Not just being a good-looking world, it has smooth controls of running across the rooftops and around the cities. The story however is so complex and boring you stop paying attention and when you try to get back in it; it is to late. No doubt you should own this game on any console or PC.
I can't go into words on how the environment just acts to you. The people of the town see you running up walls and across rooftops, and they stop and react to you and stop and stare.
You play as a character called Altair who in an assassin in the 12th century in the cities of Jerusalem, Damascus, and Acre. Each city is constructed so beautifully and is hand crafted so perfectly from streets to rooftops. You will see women carrying jars or vases on their heads and if you run past them you will knock vase off (if your trying to get away from some). If your trying to sneak you can and you'll walk and just gently push yourself passed them without knocking anything over. Drunk guys walking around town pushing you out of the way gets annoying but is funny at the same time.
Like I said earlier the world is beautiful and the shadowing (which is this gens most important thing). Shadowing from everything including your robes that you have on to the trees swaying back and forth to the vases laying on the ground. You can jump from rooftop to rooftop with ease. You can even run up walls like you see in Asian movies which we have all wanted to do.
When you click onto some on the tallest buildings, you will hear the wind rustling and the birds humming and also the dogs in the distance. Some of the most exciting parts of the game have some of the best classical music from a orchestra. The music is great.
Now to the story or should I say two stories. The first story consists of you being the assassin which is confusing and so complex and boring. The second story is of you in modern day. You are a person where these scientists have kidnapped you, and they say your ancestors are assassins in the 12th century. So they say that the story is in your memory. So they log into your memory (which when they do this is the assassin part where you play as an assassin) and want to study and learn of the assassin ways.
You will assassinate nine men throughout the story. But not all of them seem that bad. The story is ended with a state that their will be a sequel which I heard this game is going to be a trilogy.
You will start out doing missions like pickpocketing which sounds fun but really isn't. Listening in on a conversation and getting information. Listen on a guy talking and then follow him to the shadows and beat him until he tells you the information you need. Like I said earlier you will start with this the entire game, but you'll end like this also. Like I said earlier. It is SO repetitive. But one good thing is that as the game goes on is that it gets harder because the town people start to recognize you and know who you are and the guards are more aware. So committing these crimes get harder and harder.
The fighting is fun but kinda fake. Say you are fighting multiple enemies you will be actually on fighting one because when your fighting all of the others stand there waiting on you to finish your fight with the other person. Maybe every once in awhile you will have someone from behind you try to get you. The fighting is so easy because if you want to, you can just stand their and press the counter button and kill them instantly which looks pretty cool by stabbing your weapon through them.
Even when you're done with the game you can still have a lot to do. Their are hundreds of flags scattered throughout the entire area (in cities and in between cities).
This game could take you about 20 hours if you just beat the story but if you want all the extra stuff try about 50 hours. It's a long one.
But overall it's a game to have for your collection and just to tell people you have it and when people ask about it you can say you have beat it and can say it is boring and overrated.
Reviewer's Score: 7/10 | Originally Posted: 02/12/09
Game Release: Assassin's Creed (US, 11/13/07)
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