Assassin's Creed Reader Review
At First Glance:
Assassin's Creed has always been a side story to me. I was never really going to buy the game, becouse it looked to linear. But, after taking a read at some reviews from experts. I realized that the game had alot of potential.
Without spoiling any twist's in the game, i will tell you the main plot so you know what to expect, and most of all look forward to in the game. Assassin's Creed took me by suprize from the start. You dont start off in the old days of jerusalem. Instead, a really nice twist to the genre.
Ubisofts's unique take on assassin's creed is special, and never forget that.
You start in the modern world, or even a bit more into the future. You are a 21 year old bartender, who wakes up lieing down on a machine face up.
Looking confused he gets up, only to be confrunted by an old science type guy, who gives him the choice to live or die. The game would be very boring if it ended there. So, just like any other guy he said that he would like to live. But then the bartender asks the sciencentist why hes here, and who he is. While the science guy never tells the bartender his name, he tells him that he and his partner are conducting experements to see if the can see other peoples memory throught this machine. All this is being told to you, as you lie down on this machine, witch is a hard bed made from metal, that has little points for where your spine would be when you lie on it, and a holder for your head.
While you lay on the machine, a visor covers your head. Then you go in to a first person view, and the visor seems to be a type of screen, you can look around and can even get up from the machine, witch for me gives the effect of reailizem, like you dont have to do what the game tells you to do. While all of these cool things are nice, do not expect this too be a free-roem type game like GTA IV becouse it is not that in any way, even thought it has side missions.
So, while your lying on the bed with the visor covering your head, the old guy tells you that he can go in to your ancestors memorys to. So the whole game is based on you being a in a type of comma, where you get to controll the memorys, and thats basicly what you do in the whole game.
After, you get told all this you go throught a small tutorial teaching you how to play, and all of the gameplay. While there is no SIXAXIS for the PS3 version, there is a great deal taken advantege of with the game graphics.
For example, when you stand on a view point and hit the synchronize button, you get this beautiful landscape view that is truly breath taking. With no frame-rate issues at all, that makes it seem almost impossible.
The tutorial teaches you how to walk throught crownds without making people drop what there holding, and how to run.etc
First Part of the Game:
Once the tutorial is finished. You get throughwn into the real game, witch you are an assassin. You start off in a cave with 2 of your alies. They tell you that they are trying to kill this king figure, who is over there. While you try to get to him, they teach you how to climb laders and buildings as an extra tutorial.
You get there, and he is has some troops with him. you try to attack him, but he grabs your arm and stops you. He throughs you into this wall, and you go crashing throught. Now by now, you would think you are the worst out of all of your alies. But, as it turns out, a whole bunch of sticks and rocks cover the whole that you where throughn through, and you are safe from your enemy.
What about your alies? If you listen intensivly, you can here them being killed on the other side of the wall, making you feel the the lucky one who escaped. As you try and follow what they tought you, you end up being fast-forwarded again and again, and this happens allot in the game. This is just a way of getting you to your next big story, if you cant travel there.
What do you do in the Game?:
The main thing this game focuses on, is having someone you need to kill, completing picpoceting and eas-droping missions, and then killing a bunch of troops to get to your main target. This repeats 9 times in the game, and is what the game is based on.
Ubi said that the gameplay is like your a puppet master, and altiar(you) is you puppet. This is a nice fresh concept that performs well, but somtimes can me more confusing then simple. Yett, this is not a revolution, more like evolution.
This is a amazing game, while there are some falts here and there. The pros kill the cons. This is a must have for most people, but for others, it just dosent cut it. Sure, you can rent the game to play it. But you will be missing out.
8, This game bit-off a little too much hype then it could chew. "Great".
8 / 10