Review by Bloom
"Great game... with varied flaws."
This game has to be one to note. It takes Assassin games to a average level, really. It's got some unique features, and some bland features. It's a fickled game to me. (Sorry for the spelling, writing fast here)
Storyline - 8/10 - The story is rather... uh different. Its something you wouldn't really see coming. At first I thought it was a game set back then, in old times - with swords and arrows- but it's actually old and futuristic game. It's all about going back in time, through your memory, this is possible with the exception of a machine. The whole goal is: A company is using you to go back in time - through your ancestor's memory - to find something. The story is rather deep, and something I can play with - but most people will think otherwise. To sum it all: The story is okay. Nothing really unique, but it's something you can roll with.
GamePlay - 7/10 - The gameplay is rather unique, I must admit, and is something that I've never really played before. You using both stealth and force to swiftly eliminate your assassin targets. You will use the enviroment ALOT to get away from all the trouble you can get in in the game. You can use haybails to hide away from enemies, and you can blend in with the cities populace to thwart the AIs that run after you. The fighting is basic, and fun at times, the kill animations are fun to watch, and never get old - and tossing guards off the cliffs are one of the funnest things you can do. The bad thing is that the many guards you face, get very repetitive after a while.
Graphics - 8/10 - Graphics are a pretty sight in this game, and get more and more better through out the game. The animation, and fluid motion of enemies react with the enviroment, and show the great detail of picture. From the canyons, to the cities, and from the crowds to the cutscenes- each of these are very nicely done.
Sound - 7/10 - Sound in Assassin's Creed are rather nice. It takes from movies and all, and puts you right htere into the action. All the music, and sounds are great, and plummit you into a great experience. Sometimes the citizen voices, and re-used actors are all the same, but other than that the sounds are great.
Lasting Appeal - 4/10 - After you beat the game, you can pretty much re-do all the Acts that you've completed in the game. You can also collect flags, and markers that are hidden through out the large cities and countries.
Rent or Buy: Rent.
Assassin's Creed is a great game, and is very unique in a good way, and also a bad way. It can vary to the player, and what they like - as with all games - but it really is a great experience.
This game gets a 7/10.
Reviewer's Rating: 3.5 - Good
Originally Posted: 11/05/08
Game Release: Assassin's Creed (US, 11/13/07)
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