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A groundbreaking game with a few flaws holding it back 0

Assassin's Creed is a game about a man named Desmond (That's right, not Altair) who is caught up in a crazed science experiment, for the pursuit of figuring out the past of Altair, an assassin who lived in the year 1191 A.D. How are they going to discover this through a present- day bartender? Well, the mad scientist has discovered that people's memories are stored in their DNA, and that Altair is an ancestor of our Desmond. Believable? Not a bit. Do you mind, or do you just wanna stab someone? ...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Delicious visuals, strong storyline, a definite must play. 0

Hard to really comment on the game to a sufficient level without giving too much of the storyline away for those who have yet to experience the majority of the game, but I'll give it a whirl. The majority of the game is set in 1191, during the third crusade in the holy land. You play the character Altaïr, an assassin after an artifact that the Knights Templar are searching for. Your initial assassination attempt goes awry, and you're sent back to your master, stripped of your rank, and are taske...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Postcards from Damascus 0

Assassin's Creed: Director's Cut Edition (PC)[review originally posted on the Adventure Gamers forums]So I finally had a chance to play this, specifically the PC "Director's Cut" version which is different in its greater variety of side-missions (adding Rooftop Race, Merchant-Stand Destruction, Archer Assassination and Assassin Escort).I loooove the exploration. I like how intuitive the Parkour is, allowing you to focus on being awesome rather than having to think about the steps required to ach...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Steal. Fight. Kill. Run. Rinse and repeat after use. 0

Assassin's Creed has a well-developed story than most games in the same genre. You play as Altair, but you are actually his ancestor, Desmond Miles. Using a machine that allows Desmond to view the memories of his ancestor, Desmond can view the events Altair went through to uncover mysterious artifacts and defend them from his organization's rivals, the Templers. Story:The story progresses very well from start to finish. There are some major plot twists, but instead of letting the player revile i...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Assassin's Creed Hits High On Target 0

Originally printed Friday, November 30th 2007 in the Technique student newspaper and written by myself. I have posted this primarily because there were no reviews for this game, and because I still despite the repetitive tasks think this is pretty sweet game. Even if it now happens to be the weakest within the series. But hey, this is a reflection of what I thought back in 2007 when the game was initially released. This article also contains all of my old typos....so feel free to nit-pick.  A de...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

GTA: Equine 0

Developer – Ubisoft Publisher – Ubisoft Platforms – PC (Steam or Disc) Release – 11/05/08 You know a games going to be good when it puts a warning label when its booted up. Assassin’s Creed a nice disclaimer mentioning the game is made by a multicultural team of different faiths. Translated it says “We can be as racist or stereotypical as we want because we are only insulting ourselves” Assassin’s Creed is completely crazy. The story is all about a bartender called Desmond in the future who m...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Free Running Through the Holy Land 0

Assasin's Creed is a game with a great story, great locations, a good set of gameplay mechanincs and but a few minor annoyances.The game features two inter-linked story arcs: one set in the near future, and another nearly a thousand years a go. The main story (from an overall plot perspective, not the story most heavily featured) has your character Desmond captured by a scientific research organisation. There intentions are to use a device call 'the animus' to access your genetic memories (memor...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Repetitive but Innovative, Visceral, and Highly Entertaining 0

Assassin's Creed is a beautiful game. Sure it's somewhat repetitive but almost all open world games are. Sure it's somewhat derivative, sure the writing isn't particularly interesting and the plot predictable. But the gameplay is just so damn fun and visceral that it's hard to care. Speaking of derivation, it will only take a couple of leaps off ledges or a couple of climbs up a building for anyone to realize that the basic mechanics of the game is very similar to a previous Ubisoft franch...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Great LOOKING game, great STORYTELLING game, not such an ORIGINAL 0

********************WARNING: SPOILER ALERT!!!!!!!!!***************************I have to say...AC was a good game, but I cant give it a better score than this. It tells a good story, but repetition settles in early.Story: 5/5Without a doubt, the game has an amazing story that mixes real history, with fiction. (Im sort of a medieval history buff so i understood A LOT) The game takes place in 1191 AD during the Third Crusade and September 2012 (Present day). The game has you in control of Desmond M...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Close your eyes, you're dead. 0

In the gaming world there are a couple of different game types that you will notice. There are games that have some of the most mediocre graphics of its time but deliver in every other category. Then there are the games that have gorgeous visuals but seem to fail in one or more of the other categories. Assassin's Creed resembles the likes of the latter. That doesn't mean that the game isn't worth playing, because it is.The story isn't as mind blowing as Ubisoft probably hoped it would be – with ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Innovative take on stealth-action gameplay provides solid fun! 0

Assassin's Creed is a historical third-person action-adventure game which was released late last year for the Xbox 360 and the Playstation 3 to mixed reviews from the general gaming public. The game has finally made its transition onto desktop PCs with a few additions in the form of a Director's Cut Edition as well as enhanced graphics to take advantages of the PCs computing power. However, most of the less-desirable aspects from the console versions that were responsible for the negative press ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

While repetitive this game's gameplay and story make it worth it. 0

If you've heard of this game before, you'll probably know the concept. You Explore three massive cities finding out about your assassination target and the killing him. You have to kill 9 targets throughout the game and by the end you'll have pretty much know exactly what to do each time, but there's enough variety that you won't get bored unless your the impatient type. The gameplay consists of three elements, free running, combat, and hiding in the crowd. While all three of these work quite we...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Artistically an achievement, but not for everyone. 0

 Assassin's Creed is one of those games that can impress anyone simply by a picture or a video, the amazing visuals come with an excellent and intriguing story. There are two stories happening at the same time, one takes place in the year 2012 when a bartender named Desmond Miles is kidnapped and forced to be the subject of tests for a company, basically one of his ancestors was an assassin and they are doing tests with his DNA to search for remains of memory from this ancestor. The other story ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Assassin's Creed holds it's own, but it is no marvel. 0

Released in 2007 and developed by Ubisoft Montreal, Assassin's Creed provides a fun adventure that is sure to leave it's mark in the minds of those who partake in it. It is unfortunately marred by a number of faults, but it remains a promising game with quite a few mechanics that work well.The story is about a twenty-something bartender named Desmond Miles who has been kidnapped for unknown reasons by a shady mega-corporation called Abstergo Industries, who have forced him into a machine called...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Remember the Creed 0

Assassin's Creed is a game experience that I will always remember. I will always remember first seeing this game at my cousin's house. First seeing the awesome looking combat, beautiful graphics, and badass of the main character. It was the game that convinced me on getting a 360. Its just a shame that a lot of the things that I will remember, aren't necessarily good things.I have started this game so many times I can remember all the dialogue from the beginning of the game word for word. Not b...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Where nothing (and everything) is what it seems 0

Assassin’s Creed is a third-person, Third Crusades-inspired, conspiracy-laden, sandbox-styled, stealth-oriented, action-filled, anti-religious, virtual reality simulating, preachy adventure game. As far as I can tell, Assassin’s Creed is the first third-person, Third Crusades-inspired, conspiracy-laden, sandbox-styled, stealth-oriented, action-filled, anti-religious, virtual reality simulating, preachy adventure game ever made, so I’ll give the game credit for that. We don’t get too many games w...

4 out of 5 found this review helpful.

"Nothing is true,Everything is permitted." 0

This game,has been talked about a lot before it was released.As usual, the proud PC owners got it after the console owners because the world seems to run around like this nowadays ... nevertheless I expected much,i say, from this game and Ubisoft ( and the guys from Ubi Romania ) did a great job...I can proudly affirm that this game is one of the best games i played... now let's see why... Graphics are an important part of videogames nowadays... in fact if game X has less shaders than game Y,th...

4 out of 5 found this review helpful.

Good, but with plenty of problems. 0

Assassin's Creed is a great game that due to a few small technical problems is held back from being the ambitious experience it wants to be.It looks amazing visually. The animations for the main character are very intricate and detailed, and this detail is consistent with every other person you come across throughout the game. Outside of the animation, the ancient Middle East atmosphere that the game is set in is extremely immersive. The first moment that you gaze off into the distance from the ...

3 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Next step in acrobatic gameplay. 0

Assassin's creed looks like it was based on a movie, or a very good book, maybe it's because there are hell lot of cut-scenes, or maybe because the story is so great- The main plot is about Edmund, a bartender who's ancestor was an assassin during the crusade set in Israel, the Holy Land (my home, to be more exact). while playing you switch roles between Edmund (whom you will not see often) and Altair. so mainly after some quick tutorials you will be sent doing some assassinations (after all, i...

3 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Souless and Unfun 0

This game is as soulless and unfun. It is repetitive, shallow, and frequent cut scenes only highlight the unlikable characters. Still curious? Borrow the game and complete the first assassination mission. I'll wait. Done? Okay, you've now seen everything the game has to offer. Did you like that long ride to the first city? Did you love the investigations (sit on a bench and listen overhear, walk real slow and press b to pick pocket)? Are you thrilled at the thought of climbing up 10 view points...

2 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Kill the Assassin! 0

When I saw the first gameplay of Assassin's Creed, I was so excited that I was minutes away from soiling myself. I bought the game as soon as I could, and boy was I glad that I'd bought the game. Why? 'Cause it's fucking wonderful, that's why! The graphics are fantastic, the music is epic and the feeling you get the first time you scale a building is beyond imagination. Suffice to say, after playing it for 5 hours I was happier than a kitty chasing a leaky cow. It's a shame, then, that this feel...

2 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Assassin's Creed is a thorougly enjoyable romp. 0

 Assassin's Creed is the kind of game that is more fun than it has any right to be. It features an absolutely implausible story that infuses historical events with sci-fi conspiracies and tons of other heavy-handed plot elements. It's also a fairly repetitious gameplay experience, featuring one-note missions that never really gets interesting and you might run into the occasional glitch and visual oddity from time to time. It's so amazing then that Assassin's Creed still manag...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Murdered By Hype 0

When Assassin's Creed was first circulating screen shots around the web, I liked what I saw. Not since Tenchu on PS1 had I had a decent chance to be an assassin in a game, and never before one during the Crusades. I rushed out to pick up my preorder and pop it in my 360. I couldn't wait to be an Assass-  Why the fuck am I in the future? Desmond? I wanted to be Altair! It goes down hill from there.  Unfortunately for me, that was the first few minutes of the game. Minority Report-like setting aid...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Check out gamefury.net for more reviews. 0

Assassins Creed was scheduled to be Ubisoft's next franchise after the Prince of Persia Trilogy. Everyone was excited, adventure lovers and fans alike. There wasn't a reason NOT to be excited, for this was to definitely spark off something immersive and innovative for the genre. Unfortunately, in my opinion Assassins Creed doesn't continue the success of the Prince of Persia Trilogy and is an overrated game but there are plenty of solid despite dragged on areas of the game to be had.Assassins Cr...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Not quite what I expected 0

This game is fun and all but only in the beginning. Later on however it gets really repetitive and story is really really boring. Wait! ... Hold up !!! its in the future ! ?!?!?! Story: Hi, I am Altair and because of my ignorance you are forced to play this whole game and kill some really important villains as an order from the boss. I feel sorry for the developers who were really that lazy to the extent they did not bother improving the story while others worked their ass off on the visuals an...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Keeps some of my interest 0

Great game, but after awhile it gets pretty boring. Its the same stuff over and over again but in different towns. I love the way you can throw daggers, have special moves and much more. Also I love how you can do a silent assassination i have played many games hoping that it was possible. I hope to see more out of Assassin's Creed two. But all in all good game. Just looking for a little more out of it....

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

It could have been such a legend... 0

For some unknown reason,there are not many games featuring the Holy Land in the time of the crusades.Maybe religious reasons,maybe not,but the certain thing is that Ubisoft announced back in 2006 that they were working on a stealth action game placed in the Holy Land,& also showed us an awesome trailer.I was happy too about it,but when I saw that the producer was Jade Raymond...a girl,I started being...you know,sceptical about the game.The concept would mix elements from the Hitman ,Splinter...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Fun, original, beautiful, one time thing. 0

I loved this game when i got. I ended up playing for 2 days straight and beat the story mode just to realize i missed some achievements. So, me being the achievement whore i am went back and played it again. Once you beat it your basically done though. So i'd suggest that you rent it....

0 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Silent but Deadly... and other fart jokes. 0

I remember last fall, the colors on the trees, everybody going ape-shit over this Halo 3 game that looked only a little better than Halo 2 did but had 4-player co-op which was the appeal of the original even though Perfect Dark on the N64 had a two player co-op but only with the RAM expansion which was included in Donkey Kong 64 but more necessary for a game made by this company Factor Five that had to do with Star Wars and I remembered the commercials for this game that I'm writing the review f...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

R-E-P-E-T-I-T--I-V-E 0

When i first saw this game at E3 I was stoked it was one of my most anticipated games of the year it was innovative and had some incredibly stunning visuals. I waited about a week after it was released and decided to rent it. And what an awesome decision that was. Good:Has a cool sandbox feel to itStoryline  was well done but could have had more added to itVisuals are great especially when you climb towersThere are alot off inovative aspects not seen in many games.Bad:THE MOST REPETITIVE GAME I ...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Amazing Game; Assassin's Creed 0

I am not the person who spends hours on games but when i picked up assassins creed i could not put down the controller. The game play is not hard to use, fighting in the game is excellent and probably the best i have every seen. I found that the difficulty was very simple and there should have been different difficulty's included. I really liked how the city's looked and know that the developers put alot of hard work into making the city's alive. The story line is also a great one, i was always...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

An over-rated game with not enough depth. 0

Assassins Creed is an engaging game the first time you experience what it has to offer. Clearly the best part of the game is the movement of which Altaïr is able to complete, as he can leap and move in ways similar to the activity of 'Parkour'. The movement of Altair is fantastic, especially when watching him crookedly climb upwards to the top of a building or running across the roofs of houses to escape the guards of the city. This is undeniably the strongest part of Assassins Creed as it ...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Definately a Rental 0

When me and my dad sat down and played Assasins Creed for the first time we were in awe, [he still is]. And to cut it short the first half of the game is some of the best gameplay i have EVER layed my hands on. But then the second half sets in, the crappy AI bugs, the repetitiveness and the Boss kills SUCK, they say theres "freedom" but if theyre were anyother options to take out a target other than sneak halfway in and kill everything in sight with the overly powerful counter attacks PLZ TELL M...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

This Assassin Hits his Mark, but it May Not be for Everyone 0

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0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A game you'd want to show to none gamers. 0

Assassins creed is quite old now so my review probably won't be viewed by many people (if at all) but I am simply doing this for the sake of practice and enjoyment. Firstly in Assassins Creed you play as Altaïr a master assassin during the third crusade in 1191 AD. Well actually it's set in the near future and the sections of the game set in the crusades are just a simulation that your near future character is playing through using a machine called the Animus. The only reason I can think of for...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Wow... Proper next gen graphics amazing story just wow.. 0

Ok assassins creed is one a game which will be remembered for a long time.Firsly the graphics are amazing, I think its the best graphical game to date, everything from Altair to the massive environment with leaves growing from trees tall buildings which dont lose texture and the many people populating the holy land not many of them copies of each other.The sound in assassins creed is excellent. great voice acting by all the characters, sword fights sound great and realistic, and one cool feature...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Another disaspointing game 0

Assassin's Creed is a game that you will want to play just once :(...and that's really bad,because I waited for a game that will breaks the cliches,but I was very wrong.Yes the game has its story,graphics,sound effects...but the gameplay feels weak.All kinds of climbing,freeruning,sneaking were very cool,but the missions repeat ALL THE TIME.There some people that you have to kill (very important people) and there are 3 cities-Damscuss,Acre and Jerusalem.There is only one guy per city...and every...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Assassins creed may be beautiful but it sucks 0

SO let me just say i reviewd Assassins creed 3 times now and this is how i feel after playing the game alot.So when I was at the store To take the orange box back because it didn't work they didn't have any so they said just pick out another game and I saw assassins creed and i was like hell ya and the clerk said its amazing and i poped it in and my hardrive was screwed up so i sat there with out saving for about 7 hours and was on the 6th mission. so i finialy got something to save the game one...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Being an Assassin could of been more fun... 0

I was so hyped up for this game before its release. I remember watching videos of it and... jade... yeah... The game looked so sweet! But then i get my hands on it and i'm not happy! Why am i not happy? Well... this game didn't live up to the hype. The first 30 minutes of the game are pretty sweet, but then everything starts to get really repetitive. Having to do the same old go kill this guy, go get a feather from this guy, and sitting on a bench to listen in on someone over and over again get...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

The biggest dissapointment of 2007 0

The title pretty much sums it up.This game was awesome at first and I was stoked.The graphics are great and I like sandbox feeling to it. Sadly, after 1 - 2 days of playing i realized..."hey! Didn't i just do clear this mission before?" This is game is so repetitive that I feel cheated.Further into the game the only thing that makes it more challenging is that whenever you are on a mission som retards without shirt come up to you and start pushing you around completely blowing ones cover. It's r...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

It was fun at first 0

Assasins creed is a well polished and great looking game.  But after a couple days of playing it, it got to the point of well i just keep doing the same stuff over and over again, and i didn't feel much need to go further. The gameplay is quite unique the first 4-6 hours and i was truly addicted but towards the end of the game, it doesn't freshen up.  Jumping on buildings and saving citizens can only be fresh, so many times.  After completing the main objectives you are then transported back to ...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Assassin's Creed is an ambitious but disappointing effort. 0

The premise for assassins creed is great, a stealth game set in medieval Jerusalem. if it's done authentically with attention to detail then that in itself could be the makings of something special. Why add American scientists probing DNA strands to trace the lineage of the assassin back to relive his ancestors memories?...I have no idea. For me this clumbsy plot mechanic totally spoils the immersion into the rich game world that is set out before Altair. Then there's Altair himself, why is he t...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

REPETITIVE, BUT STILL GREAT 0

When the Assassin's Creed trailer came out almost a year ago it looked incredible: great graphics, smooth looking gameplay, and a very interesting setting. The game itself had some mixed reviews, and I've finally gotten around to playing it for myself. The setting itself is somewhat misleading, as right away you realize that the main character is actually a descendant of the assassin in the trailer, and you are tasked with unlocking the secrets of his actions. The premise is that scientists have...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Visually stunning 0

I had been waiting a while for this game to arrive and I was not disappointed when it did. My first impressions of the game was that the graphics looked superb, I mean the detail in each city is simply fantastic with the stark contrast of the rich sectors to the poor sectors is simply brilliant. I found the whole intro to the game rather strange but it was soon explained and I quickly became immersed in the detailed storyline. The storyline is quite strange as there really are two storylines w...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

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