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AirRon_2K7
11-13-2007, 01:19 PM
Well, as it stands here it is:

Kudos to BenC88 (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/personal?x_myspace_page=profile&u=6731049495) for the original list.


1. Game Informer-- 9.5/10 (http://www.gameinformer.com/Games/Review/200712/R07.1106.0938.00452.htm)

2. Famitsu-- 37/40 (http://www.joystiq.com/2007/11/02/assassins-creed-nabs-37-40-from-famitsu/)

3. Game Pro-- 5/5 (http://www.gamepro.com/microsoft/xbox360/games/reviews/146308.shtml)

4. Games Radar-- 10/10 (http://www.gamesradar.com/us/ps3/game/reviews/article.jsp?articleId=2007110813222743003&sectionId=1000&releaseId=20060502162716256014)

5. Yahoo! Games-- 4.5/5 (http://videogames.yahoo.com/events/assassins-creed/assassin-s-creed-review/1169412)

6. Game Trailers-- 9.1/10 (http://www.gametrailers.com/player/27754.html)

7. 1up-- 7.6/10 (http://www.1up.com/do/reviewPage?cId=3164320)

8. Game Spy-- 4 out of 5 stars (80%) (http://xbox360.gamespy.com/xbox-360/assassins-creed/834669p1.html)

9 IGN--7.7/10 (http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/834/834676p1.html)

10. GameSpot 9/10 (http://www.gamespot.com/ps3/action/assassinscreed/review.html?om_act=convert&om_clk=gssummary&tag=summary;review)

11. IGN AU 8.7/10 (http://uk.xbox360.ign.com/articles/835/835134p1.html)

12.Megamers 9.3/10 (http://www.megamers.com/xbox360/review.php?game_category=9&article_id=2043)

13. Power Unlimited (Magazine) 99/100


Overall Average-- 9/10

Penny Arcade on (http://www.penny-arcade.com/2007/11/14#1195073220) Why Assassin's Creed is getting poor reviews.

*updated 11/20/07 (20/11/07 http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif)*

<span class="ev_code_RED">*Thanks AirRon_2K7 for the update. Sticky Away!*</span>

AirRon_2K7
11-13-2007, 01:19 PM
Well, as it stands here it is:

Kudos to BenC88 (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/personal?x_myspace_page=profile&u=6731049495) for the original list.


1. Game Informer-- 9.5/10 (http://www.gameinformer.com/Games/Review/200712/R07.1106.0938.00452.htm)

2. Famitsu-- 37/40 (http://www.joystiq.com/2007/11/02/assassins-creed-nabs-37-40-from-famitsu/)

3. Game Pro-- 5/5 (http://www.gamepro.com/microsoft/xbox360/games/reviews/146308.shtml)

4. Games Radar-- 10/10 (http://www.gamesradar.com/us/ps3/game/reviews/article.jsp?articleId=2007110813222743003&sectionId=1000&releaseId=20060502162716256014)

5. Yahoo! Games-- 4.5/5 (http://videogames.yahoo.com/events/assassins-creed/assassin-s-creed-review/1169412)

6. Game Trailers-- 9.1/10 (http://www.gametrailers.com/player/27754.html)

7. 1up-- 7.6/10 (http://www.1up.com/do/reviewPage?cId=3164320)

8. Game Spy-- 4 out of 5 stars (80%) (http://xbox360.gamespy.com/xbox-360/assassins-creed/834669p1.html)

9 IGN--7.7/10 (http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/834/834676p1.html)

10. GameSpot 9/10 (http://www.gamespot.com/ps3/action/assassinscreed/review.html?om_act=convert&om_clk=gssummary&tag=summary;review)

11. IGN AU 8.7/10 (http://uk.xbox360.ign.com/articles/835/835134p1.html)

12.Megamers 9.3/10 (http://www.megamers.com/xbox360/review.php?game_category=9&article_id=2043)

13. Power Unlimited (Magazine) 99/100


Overall Average-- 9/10

Penny Arcade on (http://www.penny-arcade.com/2007/11/14#1195073220) Why Assassin's Creed is getting poor reviews.

*updated 11/20/07 (20/11/07 http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif)*

<span class="ev_code_RED">*Thanks AirRon_2K7 for the update. Sticky Away!*</span>

b-busher
11-13-2007, 01:21 PM
I added all the reviews on this forum and on gamestats the average is 8.

Dvlos56
11-13-2007, 01:22 PM
It doesnt have IGN's 7.7 or that gamespy is 3.5 out of 5, which is like an 8/10. Also Eurogamer gave it a 7.5/10

knife_X
11-13-2007, 01:22 PM
Well reviews should be taken lightly. Cause there are different people reviewing and some are not gonna like the game no matter what! I`ve seen many praise the story and some butchering it. I dont know if they are to dumb to understand the story or not. But the average review is good no matter what!

unnamedninja
11-13-2007, 01:25 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">2. Famitsu-- 37/40 </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Good enough for me.

iPlunder
11-13-2007, 01:27 PM
I have been following this game for so long. It's just really disappointing to see the negative reviews. I even had a counter running for this game. It's so sad now that i'm having second thoughts. I'm easily amused. So i guess this game could be good for me..

AirRon_2K7
11-13-2007, 01:30 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Dvlos56:
It doesnt have IGN's 7.7 or that gamespy is 3.5 out of 5, which is like an 8/10. Also Eurogamer gave it a 7.5/10 </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Whining....

NorthernAvengeR
11-13-2007, 01:31 PM
Michael DonaHOE, the reviewer for 1up(works at EGM) has no talent tough. The 1up network has a lot of skilled people, but Donahoe needs to be fired. He's great at making an *** out of himself in videos, but that's it.

b-busher
11-13-2007, 01:33 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by iPlunder:
I have been following this game for so long. It's just really disappointing to see the negative reviews. I even had a counter running for this game. It's so sad now that i'm having second thoughts. I'm easily amused. So i guess this game could be good for me.. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Sadly I have to agree with you.

all_seeing_1978
11-13-2007, 02:59 PM
Just remember guys that the reviews are most generally positive. Those that aren't usaually put too much emphasis on the little nit picky stuff. My advice is to just get the game, play it and then make your own minds up. That in mind, I am taking the day off work tomorrow and picking it up. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

IHS_Spitfire
11-13-2007, 03:00 PM
Thank god someone had the sense to make one of these threads.

AirRon_2K7
11-13-2007, 03:03 PM
It was me xD

AND Something I did... got stickied... not locked xD

But a tip, Reviews are opinions... Reviewers, are people with a magnified opinion. But if the game isn't available to you, then reviewers are a good way to get info... but don't base your judgement completely on the opinion of a few men.

membernametaken
11-13-2007, 03:11 PM
Nice... just saw Gamespot's review... now, I am really on the fence about whether I should rent it or just buy it.

all_seeing_1978
11-13-2007, 03:14 PM
not taking anything away from air ron but didn't I just say that?
P.S. Just buy the game man like Ron said sometimes they are picky. If you want the game buy it dude.

Warrior-Within2
11-13-2007, 03:16 PM
IGN:

These big open worlds, which are fully interactive, do come at a severe cost on PS3. There is considerable texture pop-in and noticeable framerate issues. Playing back-to-back with the 360 version, it's obvious that Ubisoft did not devote enough resources to the PS3 edition. The framerate is considerably worse, so much so that it begins to affect gameplay in the later levels.

Gamespot:

There are few differences between the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions. PS3 owners are blessed with a slightly more solid frame rate, although the 360 version features a little more contrast in the lighting, so it's pretty much a wash. But regardless of which platform you go with, you'll have an amazing and unforgettable game.

membernametaken
11-13-2007, 03:31 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Warrior-Within2:
IGN:

These big open worlds, which are fully interactive, do come at a severe cost on PS3. There is considerable texture pop-in and noticeable framerate issues. Playing back-to-back with the 360 version, it's obvious that Ubisoft did not devote enough resources to the PS3 edition. The framerate is considerably worse, so much so that it begins to affect gameplay in the later levels.

Gamespot:

There are few differences between the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions. PS3 owners are blessed with a slightly more solid frame rate, although the 360 version features a little more contrast in the lighting, so it's pretty much a wash. But regardless of which platform you go with, you'll have an amazing and unforgettable game. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I was just going to post something about that... this is really crazy. I have a 360 and a PS3 but I have no idea which one to get, now. I really want to get it on PS3 since I have no games for it, yet... &gt;.&gt; ...but, those two comments have completely thrown me for a loop.

What should I dooooooo????!!!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/bigtears.gif

spazzoo1025
11-13-2007, 03:35 PM
A word to everyone: the Games Radar, 1Up, and Gamespot reviews contain spoilers.

I think I like Gametrailer's review the best. It tells both sides of the review

Astalder
11-13-2007, 03:51 PM
I've been playing games a long time, and I've read a lot of reviews (I started making sure I read up on a game before I bought it over a decade ago when it started being MY money that was spent). Assassin's Creed was one of the several games coming out this fall that I bought a 360 for.

That said, the reviews I've seen have been quite fair. Many of the criticisms I'm seeing are perfectly legitimate flaws that make this game good, but not great. A average score of say, 80%, is not a criminal act on the part of Ubisoft, and if you're up in arms over something like that then you haven't been gaming long enough or aren't old enough to have a sense of studio history.

This game is probably going to be a rental for me, with hopes that either #2 or #3 will be a keeper. I've been here, done this before, with a little game called Splinter Cell Double Agent.

Here's where I think AC needs to improve in the franchise if they want to earn the 10/10's and 5/5's so many people think they deserve.

1) Methodology. For a deadly assassin there's simply not enough assassination in AC. You're more of a murderer than an assassin, one that's just really good at running away from the cops. The Hitman franchise pioneered playing an assassin years ago. Missing from AC are things like stalking a target till he goes to sleep, climbing up his tower and planting a snake in his room. That's the kind of creativity that's missing, and that's why AC is getting slammed with "repetitive" comments. A set of huge cities where your targets are simply in standby somewhere waiting for you to trigger a one time, always the same, sequence of events is not good enough.

2) Blatantly stupid guards. It's not a matter of how long you should have to hide to get away from the guards, it's the fact that if you engage in the chase (due to a lack of methodology options) and a guard sees you go up a building, he shouldn't be walking around your little curtained alcove oblivious to the idea that you might be hiding there.

AC, in theory, is a hybrid of the platforming of Prince of Persia, the in-crowd sneakiness of Splinter Cell Conviction, and the deadliness of Splinter Cell/Hitman. It only really achieves the first one, that's where the gameplay falls short. Doesn't mean it's a failure, it's doing well in reviews, not horribly, and hopefully down the road we'll see Editor's Choice production quality in AC2/3 (and no doubt forum goers will love the reviewers then).

To get a 5/5 from me AC would have to let me kill and run (check), kill and fight (check), kill without ever being identified as the attacker (not check), attack the target in multiple locations in a multitude of ways (plain view of the public, dark alley, bedroom, etc). I'm not even asking for a real stealth mechanic, as none of those items require that, but the ability to sneak into a meeting and put a knife in a target's back, and then sneak out, would be an example of going above and beyond (oh, and it would actually be demonstrative of what we saw in one of the many trailers).

I was hyped for AC, I'll be sure to rent it enough times to 1000/1000 it, though not till after Mass Effect probably, and I'm looking forward to the next one. Hoping they can pull off some of the basics the next time around.

PS. The GameSpy review was 3.5/5

Tela
11-13-2007, 05:01 PM
Despite what some of the worse reviews have said, I still think the game looks awesome, and deffinately worht the money I spent to pre-order the limited edition.

bkwhopper03
11-13-2007, 05:12 PM
Think of it this way...the guys reviewing just sit there and try to get through the game as quickly as possible so that they can give a review...

the way i see it, they dont take the time to enjoy the game the way its supposed to be enjoyed...the object is not always to just beat a game as they do...your supposed to take your time, go screw around every now and then, come back to the mission, etc. etc...

im taking work off tomorrow for this game as well...cant wait!

cooldude6681
11-13-2007, 05:19 PM
Metacritic (X360) (http://www.metacritic.com/games/platforms/xbox360/assassinscreed)
Metacritic (PS3) (http://www.metacritic.com/games/platforms/ps3/assassinscreed)

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acfan2007
11-13-2007, 05:34 PM
All the reviews in my opinion have been good. The IGN one was a bit of a shock to me I'll admit, but it's IGN.

The review I based my purchase of AC on was Gamespot. Anyone who's been gaming a while knows Gamespot reviews are top notch. If the game is good, they will let you know. If the game is bad they will tell you straight up.

I've been following AC since it's beginning and I'm not worried about one bad review in the midst of many well written ones.

Gamespot gave AC a 9/10. It's a great game hands down and it would be a shame if I didn't I experience it for myself.

You guys need to quit being so picky and enjoy the game for the things it does right and also remember they will probably make a sequel. Which means improving upon those things and eliminating the things that aren't so hot.

I for one appreciate all the hard work done by the AC team and will thoroughly enjoy playing it when I pick it up tomorrow.

xtremboarder17
11-13-2007, 06:16 PM
http://www.gametrailers.com/player/27754.html

Mercs_Assassin
11-13-2007, 06:22 PM
I used to like IGN like 3 years ago they were great, but let me tell you they have gone way down. They seem to always give the higher ended scores to the games that are well known franchises or that give lots of advertising for there games. Like that POS game Stranglehold. The only fun or new thing was the massive destruction. That wasn't new or innovative, definately nothing revolutionary, but it got an 8.0 - 8.5. What the Hell! It sure gave plenty of advertising for its game though. Another big problem with them is they so often give these great previews for games.... then when they come out give them trashy scores. They are a well known group of reviewers and are well respected, however there opinions are often to diverse. I definitely appreciate their AU reviews a lot more for their fairness. IGN is a mix bag, you never know what to expect from them. Unfortunately their opinion holds a lot of weight because they have the financial and popular backing to be the well known reviewers they are.

The bottom is ever since next gen systems hit the market they've gone way down in my opinion. They are a mix bag of opinions, great for information on games though, but no longer their opinions on games. It's to bad, but I wouldn't believe anything they say. Go with the majority, on this one guys. Don't let IGN get to you. They are good for info only.

Ubisoft Montreal you guys did a fantastic job, I've seen hours of gameplay footage over and over for Assassins Creed and the only thing that could be more fun than watching the game is playing it. Go Jade and Patrice. And thanks Jay, so sorry about all they put you though on the IGN boards thanks for all your info over the long wait for this fantastic game which truly takes a "leap of faith" for the gaming industry.

Malarky_103
11-13-2007, 07:02 PM
ok...ovbiously this isnt the correct forum but i cant find the Q&A. if anyone can answer me for this one. whats the name of the song in that AC video (the one where they say "god knows your lonely souls") i really want to find that song, i really like. if you cant answer then tell me where the Q&A forum went cause i cant find it. thanks.

-=Malarky=-

Malarky_103
11-13-2007, 07:04 PM
and yeah...congrats to all who worked on this game. i havent even played it yet but im planning on not going to school tomorrow to just play it. this game is going to be amazing and i cant wait to get my copy of it. congrats to all and thanks again for making this amazing game. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Tela
11-13-2007, 07:26 PM
The song in the trailer is "Lonely soul" bu Unkle

techarin
11-13-2007, 07:35 PM
RE IGNs review... I read up until I saw this:

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">
Lasting Appeal
It could take anywhere from 10-15 hours to complete depending on how thoroughly you explore the world. There's no reason to come back for seconds.
</div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Ummm... "no reason to come back." AC has to have one of the best replay values in a game. There's the one video of the assassination of the slave trader. I've seen at least 3 ways to beat that mission. So it seems IGN has completely missed the point of the open gameplay.

Re the other reviews. They seem to be within the 8-9/10 range which sounds about right. It's not the best game out there but it's definitely new ground and I'm sure lots of fun. I have no regrets about buying a copy (now I just have wait for me pre-order to come in).

insane1111
11-13-2007, 10:42 PM
Gamespot now has their video review up as well. http://www.gamespot.com/video/930278/6182851/assassins-creed-video-review

AirRon_2K7
11-13-2007, 11:44 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">This game is probably going to be a rental for me, with hopes that either #2 or #3 will be a keeper. I've been here, done this before, with a little game called Splinter Cell Double Agent. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yeah... you obviously don't know anything about assassin's Creed... literally nothing

anyway, thanks to those who posted links and stuff... I'll edit this in a second (Giving me enough time to watch gamespots video review http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

quarmby2007
11-14-2007, 12:34 AM
Seems to me that Assassins Creed is like Marmite.
You either love it or you hate it http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
And I love it! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

MiniAssasin
11-14-2007, 02:28 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by insane1111:
Gamespot now has their video review up as well. http://www.gamespot.com/video/930278/6182851/assassins-creed-video-review </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

omg at the dude mashing a nife into someones back repeatedly rofl

Karl_93
11-14-2007, 04:42 AM
hey airron, u should probably add-
Game reactor (mag) 9/10
dunno if its only scandinavian but it doesn't seem to be mentioned anywehre else

Exassassin
11-14-2007, 05:35 AM
The Australian IGN just gave Assassin's Creed a 8.7. They actually love the game:

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">If you took Prince of Persia and tossed in elements of Hitman and Shadow of the Colossus, the end result would look something like Assassin's Creed. In a lot of ways, the formula behind Shadow of the Colossus holds up well against Assassin's Creed. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Closing Comments
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Closing Comments
Do yourself a favour; play Assassin's Creed for yourself and make up your own mind. Chance are, if you go in with an open mind and lowered expectations, you're going to walk away very satisfied on most fronts. Regardless, it's an adventure that, for all the self-important dialogue and forced morality, is unquestionably worth your time - particularly for fans that can differentiate between action/platformers and stealth/RPGs. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I have no idea what that Hilary was smoking for the 7.7 IGN review.

This is what AU IGN has to say for the 7.7 score:

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">- First things first - at IGN, when the US, UK and AU teams all review the same game, our opinions tend to be fairly close. Sure, there's usually a few points difference here or there, but it's not a huge margin. Which is why our Aussie review of Assassin's Creed is so interesting when compared to our overseas brethren. While they liked it, we loved it. In our most humble, convict opinions, there is so much that the game gets very right that it sometimes makes other elements that tiptoe the generic line stand out a little bit more. It's not perfect - there are issues and points that will either get under your skin or not - but it never fails to entertain throughout. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Nuff said.

BenC88
11-14-2007, 05:44 AM
hey airron are you from gamespot and in the Assassin's Creed Union. I am apc2007 and i posted this exact same thing, in the same order, i dont mind i just want to know.

AirRon_2K7
11-14-2007, 09:26 AM
Yeah, dude I took it from you originally, sorry man. It was originally a quote with your name and what not... but after it got stickied I was a bit cruel and took your name out... sorry 'bout that. I'll ermm.. credit you at the top of the page.

^_^

Updating now. . .

tomwigley
11-14-2007, 10:28 AM
I played it today for a few hours and in all honesty i wasnt as blown away as i thought i would be.
That being said it is still an awesome game. Personally i just think its been hyped up a little too much.

AirRon_2K7
11-14-2007, 11:11 AM
Get off the forums &gt;.&gt;

[/sarcasm]

chayangel
11-14-2007, 11:12 AM
yeah and ign uk gave it 6.6 go figure

AirRon_2K7
11-14-2007, 11:15 AM
6.5... but I do think that IGN reviewers are a tad... FPS manic... especially since Gamespot give the game a totally different review.. literally completely different.

6.5 is a terrible score, and I'm starting to wonder how badly IGN can over exagerate... 4.0 for gameplay is something stupid...

chayangel
11-14-2007, 11:17 AM
nope sorry au is differnt to uk and there uk review is up with 6.5

http://uk.xbox360.ign.com/articles/826/826605p1.html

mind you how can i trust this they say they played it for 2 hours but then at the end they say it has 15 hours but how do they know if they only played for 2 hours

Exassassin
11-14-2007, 11:18 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by chayangel:
yeah and ign uk gave it 6.6 go figure </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Australian IGN gave it an 8.7 and the UK gave it an 6.6 - It's kind of weird, that this game is having such a mixed bag of reviews. I tend to agree more with the reviews from Gamespot and AU because they said it's fun, the story is great, and it doesn't get boring after 12 hours. The US IGN review guy hated the story henceforth he gave it a 7.7 score. I will definitely buy this game tomorrow evening and I know for sure that I will not be dissapointed.

chayangel
11-14-2007, 11:20 AM
i think this game is gonna be heavely mixed and you will hate it or you wont simple. if you love prince of persia i think you will like assassins creed and if you dont like prince then dont bothe rplaying lol

AirRon_2K7
11-14-2007, 11:22 AM
WTH chayangel, ermm... what do you know about AC...?

But I agree, you play a game for 2 hours.. that isn't even enough to finish it... let alone pass a reasonable judgement on it.

AdZ_676
11-14-2007, 11:31 AM
The mixed reviews this game is recieving reminds me of the reviews Just Cause was recieving. Personally i loved that game so did uk ign but US ign didnt.. guess it comes down to whatever floats your boat.

Despite the bad points i figured this would be the case for AC, netherless im still willing to give it a shot as these open world games appeal to me most.

BenC88
11-14-2007, 02:34 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Yeah, dude I took it from you originally, sorry man. It was originally a quote with your name and what not... but after it got stickied I was a bit cruel and took your name out... sorry 'bout that. I'll ermm.. credit you at the top of the page.

^_^

Updating now. . . </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

lol i dont care, i was like wow this guy thinks just like me............ creepy lol.

Cheezyb3an
11-14-2007, 03:26 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by chayangel:
i think this game is gonna be heavely mixed and you will hate it or you wont simple. if you love prince of persia i think you will like assassins creed and if you dont like prince then dont bothe rplaying lol </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

hi, i was waiting fot this game ever since it was first shown and ive got lucky, because although i think they can can get in trouble for it, the shop i get my games from sells games normally a day earlier, but because im a regular, they told me yesterday that they had it in, so i bought it. and i can tell you guys that it hasnt come out of my xbox 360 yet! it is a really really good game and yes you are right, if you dont like prince of persia then it might not be your thing but ill just say that it is still quite a bit different. well lets put it this way, even my girlfriend came upstairs and sat there watching me play it! she said it looks really good and i nearly fainted! lol. and the one button combat thing is not so bad as people are thinking. id give it a 9.5 out of ten. to anyone not believing that i have it, i will record a vid on my phone right now and send it to you, just let me know :-)

gwi-lo
11-14-2007, 03:28 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Dvlos56:
...or that gamespy is 3.5 out of 5, which is like an 8/10. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

funny...

bkwhopper03
11-14-2007, 07:46 PM
sooo yeah....i just finished playing for 8 hours straight, taking my sweet time...got two assassinations out of the way. Seriously loving this game, im doing all of the little side missions too.

like i said before, take your time and you might actually enjoy the game! i give it a 10/10...it was really hard to put the controller down (even to use the restroom)

jay___j
11-14-2007, 09:26 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by membernametaken:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Warrior-Within2:
IGN:

These big open worlds, which are fully interactive, do come at a severe cost on PS3. There is considerable texture pop-in and noticeable framerate issues. Playing back-to-back with the 360 version, it's obvious that Ubisoft did not devote enough resources to the PS3 edition. The framerate is considerably tworse, so much so that it begins to affect gameplay in the later levels.

Gamespot:

There are few differences between the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions. PS3 owners are blessed with a slightly more solid frame rate, although the 360 version features a little more contrast in the lighting, so it's pretty much a wash. But regardless of which platform you go with, you'll have an amazing and unforgettable game. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I was just going to post something about that... this is really crazy. I have a 360 and a PS3 but I have no idea which one to get, now. I really want to get it on PS3 since I have no games for it, yet... &gt;.&gt; ...but, those two comments have completely thrown me for a loop.

What should I dooooooo????!!!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/bigtears.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Oh Man... I'm right there with you!!!!
I just got a PS3 and don't really have many games for it, although I've had a 360 for like 1.5 years.

We need more feedback comparing the two versions in a non-biased manner!!!!

Liquid-Skin
11-15-2007, 02:06 AM
regarding the framerate issue... which review is telling the truth?

I'll be getting assassin's creed for the ps3 but now I'm worrying about how the game will play if it really does have bad framerate for the ps3 &gt;_&lt;

W1res
11-15-2007, 07:31 AM
I was seriously thinking about not purchasing this straight away after some of the reviews, maybe waiting to get it cheaper.

The article by Gabe at Penny Arcade seems to have made sense of everything for me:

www.penny-arcade.com (http://www.penny-arcade.com/)

unbiased5
11-15-2007, 12:42 PM
Here's a review that's telling the truth---

I waited forever to get/play Assassins creed and picked my preorder up and opened the box despite the weird reviews it was getting(which scared the s**t out of me). Anyway it seems my hunch which I've long posted on other forums of "what if this game turns out sucking despite the way we all want it to play" has happened. Ubisoft can you send me topless pics of Jade Raymond to make up for the utter waste of money I spent on this game considering it does, indeed, SUCK.

that concludes my little story, hope you liked it...

AirRon_2K7
11-15-2007, 01:15 PM
well, you're a dirty pervert, and if your being sarcy then you fail... you're not funny. Other than that, enjoy your game.

pietjevlip
11-15-2007, 01:38 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by W1res:
I was seriously thinking about not purchasing this straight away after some of the reviews, maybe waiting to get it cheaper.

The article by Gabe at Penny Arcade seems to have made sense of everything for me:

www.penny-arcade.com (http://www.penny-arcade.com/) </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Nice one... I'm a slow paced player, wanting to "never skip anything"... so I should be freakin' out about AC... which I would be doing right now, if it would be 2008...

bissettm
11-15-2007, 02:31 PM
just got the limited edition FULL pack (comic etc) 1 of only 3 in gamestop in my area. Gonna play it all weekend
Yes I know its not supposed to be out until tommorrow, but....

unbiased5
11-15-2007, 02:51 PM
@AirRon

Give me a break amigo, your the one still suckling at Assassin Creed's t*tty. I saw some things you've posted and it's rather clear to me you like inferior games. Also concerning Jade Raymond, maybe if they focused on the game instead of showing off that she was the one involved with it, it would actually not insult my intelligence.
The AI is so bad that I find myself stratified and NEVER wanting to come down from the spires or risk intermingling with the mindless zombies that inherit the streets of the three cities.

Prince of Persia and shadow of the collossus are both SUPERIOR games considering that letdown that is assassins creed.

All they had to do was make some of the buildings actually enterable, the voice acting better, and the citizens and social scene less like wandering through a pit of lost souls and more like actual, real, people, or even more like THief characters and the game would have succeeded.

All of the great things of this game are slapped in the face by its shortcomings(it insults your intelligence killing and fighting the populace).

To sum up AC to me is like one of those cakes you buy at the grocery store that have completely over the top and disgusting icing(the worlds and altair's climbing and movements), mixed with the absolute worst cake youve ever had in your life(the targets/ believability) of the game.

Such an awesome game shouldn't degrade its own main character into a zombie murdering homophobe.

Replace ALL the citizen's voices with the moans and groans of zombies and I would be more inclined to follow the story as atleast then there mentality would match there real ingame actions and credibility.

This and my previous post atleast have let me vent alittle on my dissapointment on what could have been my favorite game ever.

Until then If I want an assassin game I'd rather play Theif(i know this game isnt AT ALL related to theif), but despite its next gen tendencies AC feels more like Angel of Death VS 1 billion zombies than a believable experience to me.\

I knew I shouldnt have opened the box now I lose like 40 bucks on trade in.....

ps pardon the grammatical errors.

AirRon_2K7
11-15-2007, 03:13 PM
I'v never actually posted on these forums what games I play, so before you comment on that... at length. Again. I suggest you realise that while YOU don't like it, others do. ZOMG u lose 40 bucks... get over it. You like zombie games, fun.

You're intelligence is around that of a zombie anyway, since you've just said that Prince of Persia is a better game. No. That is your opinion. That isn't fact. don't come onto the forums acting all high and mighty, writing one line paragraphs, and presenting your opinions as if they've come out of the big book of facts.

I think theif is one of the worst games that I've ever been forced to play, yet you seem to think that it will give you some sort of sexual reward if you mention it enough. Or maybe Stubbs the zombie will munch your reproductive organs, since you mentioned 'zombie' at least 5 bloody times. It really doesn't matter, you're entitled to your opinion. But you don't back it up with fact, just your opinion, don't try and say otherewise.

unbiased5
11-15-2007, 03:20 PM
OMFG YOU are such a ******. Incase your mind cannot grasp certain things, I was saying zombies in a derogatory manner and a comical one at that.

I am quite certain after reading first mine and then your reply to mine, everyone else who may be reading can also detect your low intelligence.

Tears of pity for you my friend.

AirRon_2K7
11-15-2007, 03:23 PM
Oh sorry, it was so.. not funny, that I didn't realise the humour. Carry on sir, but you ARE entitled to your opinion.

BUT, before you say that I'm a bit unintelligent, how about you check your spelling/grammar.

unbiased5
11-15-2007, 03:29 PM
Can you honestly tell me that while your playing the game and fighting and playing amongst the depths of the cities(the realm of the mindless AI), that you actually enjoy and perhaps respect the presence of the games citizens and they aren't detrimental to the game's downfall?

Maybe you just feel like they are meat for your virtual talons but to me there not even as fun to kill as mice.(not literally speaking, incase you can't tell the difference)

I'll move on when I feel like it, and post as I feel like it.

unbiased5
11-15-2007, 03:43 PM
Here's a couple more complaints that I'll bundle under what you term my "opinion."

I play games with ultra hi-end professional studio headphones and can detect every single audio discrepancy that exists. AC has some pretty good audio mixed with some lauphably horrible audio which REALLY annoy me in games considering sound is soo important to the overall effect. The best games of all time have had one thing in common, the greatest and highest quality audio as well.

I've also had to manually turn off my Ps3 4 times so far from the game completely crashing all of which have been during combat, but thats probably a ps3 but still no excuse.

I'm sorry to be such a hater, but this game has got me all hot and bothered inside. I'll unplug for a while.

coastermaniac12
11-15-2007, 05:08 PM
I have to say I was very impressed with Assassin's Creed. I have been taking my time, getting a feel for the game and controls, seeing the sights, ect.

While some claim there are some programing flaws, I have yet to see a frame rate issue or "locking up" of the game. It's fight system took a little bit of time to get used to, however it is much better than I saw in videos of it. I also love how interactive the enviroment is, climbling is so much fun! I have yet to complete an assassination in the 3 hours I have played, but it doesn't bother me since all the other elements are extremely fun.

It seems to me that people who happen to be saying it is repetitive also haven't ventured into the other parts of the game.

One thing I wish was implemented is more unique AI, especially in terms of fighting. The soldiers seem to hit you with the same attack, occasionally using a hard blow. It also seems way to easy too, you can just back into a corner when low on health and deflect one guy's blow until you are full again. While they did seem to make it more overwhemling, there still seem to be loop holes. They could have implemented a factor were the AI decides to climb something and catch you off gaurd by diving onto you or have them counter-attack you. Just something to change up the somewhat repetitive nature.

My Rating: A solid 9.5

Why: I hope Ubi reads these reviews on the forums and implement some of the suggestions in the next few games, such as some more AI movements and animations.

farakh1989
11-15-2007, 06:04 PM
ok ive been playing this game for quite some time now...actualy iv assassinated 5 guys. and i dont want anyone getting hostile with me just a discussion where we can share opinions...ive been following this game for like a year now...watching videoes..reading about it. and i thought it would be a real good game...in alot of ways it has lived up to its potential but minority hasn't..and the minortiy was the features i was looking most forward to. like the AI of the soliders...everyone has to agree with me that in alot of the videos, jade raymond made it sem as if they would be cutting corners, taking shortcuts and tryin to cut you off but none of that happens, they all just follow your lead, and another thing about the soldiers is that when they see me climbing buildings they dont seem bothered at all, i mean in real life they would have been like 'ok, guy ina cloak that iv never seen before, lets go chek it out' AND whoever has the game can maybe relate to me on this, you know when that sign flashes red or yellow indicating that the citezens or soldiers suspicious level. ive learnt to just lwalk by soldiers whther its on yellow or red. they hardly mean anything, when its blinking red i actualy run and they do nothing, sometimes they will but it should be majority of the times. i can relate to wat unbiased5 is sayin, but im not being as negative as him. i still do think that some aspects of the game is good, but those are the things that bothered me the most, i was really looking forward to this game and yet it was kind of a let down. the game is far too easy, jade raymond made it seem that the chases would last for a long time...like you would have to do your utmost to out-wit them, im not joking with each guy assissanated it took me 1-2 minutes average to lose themif not less,, and theres far too many hiding spot which also makes the game alot easier, its a bit repetitive aswel, can anyone who has played the game say anything about the points i made? and please..no hostility

coastermaniac12
11-15-2007, 06:35 PM
Yea, there are to many hiding spots, way too many little garden things on the rooftops.

endo23
11-16-2007, 12:16 PM
I think you definitely have some valid points, guy, but I just think this game will be different things to different people. I like the fact that I don't have to CONSTANTLY evade guards-- if they came after me every time I climbed a wall the game would be extremely tiresome. That said, by the final missions in this game you will be known around the cities and chased constantly/forced into combat, so if that's your thing, don't worry, it's on the way. In the end I don't think AC is anywhere near perfect but I find its world utterly immersive on a level few games achieve-- and for me that's worth the price of admission.

OsirisEG
11-16-2007, 03:47 PM
The game is great; the only, ONLY, thing that bothered me was the continuous repeated speech the civilians would say to you after you saved them...

The story line is great too! Like stated before, it seems as if Ubi is building up the story, to create a sequel.

I eagerly await the next game...
...In the meantime I shall continue playing Assassin's Creed and try to complete as many mini-games/things in the game as I can.

I can see myself playing this game for hours to come, even after completing it...

Thank you Ubi, for creating a very good game!

AirRon_2K7
11-17-2007, 03:28 AM
I agree with the post above me, I'ma stop flaming those who say the game is bad. Simply 'cos I disagree. I love it, seriously love it.

tmug
11-17-2007, 05:24 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by unbiased5:
@AirRon

Give me a break amigo, your the one still suckling at Assassin Creed's t*tty. I saw some things you've posted and it's rather clear to me you like inferior games. Also concerning Jade Raymond, maybe if they focused on the game instead of showing off that she was the one involved with it, it would actually not insult my intelligence.
The AI is so bad that I find myself stratified and NEVER wanting to come down from the spires or risk intermingling with the mindless zombies that inherit the streets of the three cities.

Prince of Persia and shadow of the collossus are both SUPERIOR games considering that letdown that is assassins creed.

All they had to do was make some of the buildings actually enterable, the voice acting better, and the citizens and social scene less like wandering through a pit of lost souls and more like actual, real, people, or even more like THief characters and the game would have succeeded.

All of the great things of this game are slapped in the face by its shortcomings(it insults your intelligence killing and fighting the populace).

To sum up AC to me is like one of those cakes you buy at the grocery store that have completely over the top and disgusting icing(the worlds and altair's climbing and movements), mixed with the absolute worst cake youve ever had in your life(the targets/ believability) of the game.

Such an awesome game shouldn't degrade its own main character into a zombie murdering homophobe.

Replace ALL the citizen's voices with the moans and groans of zombies and I would be more inclined to follow the story as atleast then there mentality would match there real ingame actions and credibility.

This and my previous post atleast have let me vent alittle on my dissapointment on what could have been my favorite game ever.

Until then If I want an assassin game I'd rather play Theif(i know this game isnt AT ALL related to theif), but despite its next gen tendencies AC feels more like Angel of Death VS 1 billion zombies than a believable experience to me.\

I knew I shouldnt have opened the box now I lose like 40 bucks on trade in.....

ps pardon the grammatical errors. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Couldn't agree more. Not to mention the sci-fi backstory which is awkward, distracting and unnecessary. Why couuldn't it be just a historical action/adventure-game? The backstory's so bad it seems almost an afterthought. It's there to make the "puppeteering" of the character more beliavable? Gimme a break. It's a b-movie plot. I just couldn't take the game seriously.

AirRon_2K7
11-17-2007, 07:44 AM
Gah, everytime I read one of those 'the sci fi sucks' posts it just makes me hit my head against a table.

It's the story, without the story, the game wouldn't be very good at all, do we understand that bit? Good.

But it's your opinion, trade the game in if it sucks that badly, but I love it. The sci fi stuff is an obviously good place for a sequel to be based. . .

Dotreri
11-17-2007, 11:56 AM
I don't own this game or even played it enough to really see many of the faults in the game. Though I did play through all of Memory Block 3. I can say that the games controls are odd at first but once you get the hang of them are really solid and easy.

As for the story goes, like any story, it's take it or leave it. Theres no point in wishing this or that should or shouldn't happen. "It would be so much better if they didn't have the sci-fi in it." Yeah perhaps, but it also wouldn't be Assassin's Creed if they took that out.

I don't mean to offend but I'm sorry this isn't elder scrolls or even based on a true story. It's has it's own unique flavor that goes away from the cookie cutter molds. I'm willing to bet that if they told people about the sci-fi aspect of the game right away they would of had less sales because people wouldn't of even given the game play videos a first look. Even I was kinda turned off at first when I heard about it but it works well for the story.

But I overlooked that for the game play; The part of the game that I enjoy above anything else. Without solid game play a game could have the best story in the world but it's going to bust became the game play sucks. So anyways by that I mean you should buy a game for it's game play first and story second. But in this case of Assassins Creed, both are not only fun but interesting.

The Animus, I think thats what it was called, aspect of the game is most likely going to be the spine for the series be the next game be Ninja Creed or what ever. I'm willing to bet that buy the end of the series the story in the present will be far more important that the stuff thats going on in that guys, I don't remember the bartenders name, memories.

If you actually like the game, even a little bit, you should be thinking "Whats going to happen next?" not "This is how I think it should be." Other wise you'll never have any fun with it.

So far I would, in my own opinion, give this game 9.5/10 perhaps even a 10/10.

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">
Originally posted by unbiased5:
@AirRon

The AI is so bad that I find myself stratified and NEVER wanting to come down from the spires or risk intermingling with the mindless zombies that inherit the streets of the three cities.

All they had to do was make some of the buildings actually enterable, the voice acting better, and the citizens and social scene less like wandering through a pit of lost souls and more like actual, real, people, or even more like THief characters and the game would have succeeded. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

A.I.
OK what do you mean by bad AI? As long as they aren't walking through walls or attacking you for walking by, unless they are the mentally ill, I would hardly call that bad AI. Yeah the guys who stumble around while rubbing they heads are mentally ill/crazies.

My only gripe about them is that they only attack you and no one else. As for the beggars only beg for coin when they see your character is understandable. They aren't going to ask people they know don't have any money and they sure as hell aren't going to ask the guards.

Buildings
OK and do what they you got in to a building? Realize peoples homes were only one room? I can understand that it would be nice for this, but really it's not needed for this game nor would it really add much to it. Some of the bigger buildings however would add something to the fun factor. But from what I understand and played you can get into most of the big buildings.

Crowds
Crowds are still a new concept for games right now, to expect anything more than what we have is a little far off. Such as concepts as friends in the crowds, family's, neighborhood watch, individual loyalties, each person actually being an individual.

It will take time to get these in games and is something your going to have to hold your breath for in the future. It will come but once we get a game like this will we actually like it? Or will these concept make the game to hard thus turning it into a second life or just plain out too hard or too random? Well we will have to wait and see.

(EDITED for some slight grammar mistakes.)

AirRon_2K7
11-17-2007, 01:55 PM
Dotreri = A man who speaks true sense.

tmug
11-17-2007, 03:53 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by AirRon_2K7:
Gah, everytime I read one of those 'the sci fi sucks' posts it just makes me hit my head against a table.

It's the story, without the story, the game wouldn't be very good at all, do we understand that bit? Good.

But it's your opinion, trade the game in if it sucks that badly, but I love it. The sci fi stuff is an obviously good place for a sequel to be based. . . </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

agree, it's the story that makes or breaks a game like this. hence the frustration. It's too far fetched and ridiculous, the scifi-genetic-memory-puppeteering part al least imo. but good for you if you can enjoy it. already returned mine. such a shame, I thought these guys knew how to make an engaging game (judging from POP). I get and appreciate that they've tried to make something fresh and innovative, but I feel this time they've stumbled on their own ambition.

witchking77
11-17-2007, 05:51 PM
Just as I expected.

There are poor reviews out there for this game that say the following :

1. The enemy AI is very poor. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif
2. Instead of forcing the player to figure things out on his own, the player is handheld throughout the game making it repetitive. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif
3. The game only takes 15 hours to complete for $ 60.
4. The optional side quests to find flags is not worth the time. No sense of accomplishment there whatsoever. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif
5. The optional side quests to free captives is not worth it either since the people grateful for these deeds just stand there in one spot.

Now,
The game does have several things going for it which are very important :

1. Some of the best animation and graphical detail ever seen in a game. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif
2. The voice acting is also very good. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif
3. Solid game control.
4. Decent storyline.

I heard someone mention that the developers were likely forced by management to release the game for this holiday season. Allegedly, the developers would have been able to address the game's shortcomings if they had more time.

Chk this review out :
http://www.gametrailers.com/player/27754.html

I'm on the fence about whether this is worthy of being included in my video game library or just a game to rent.

I have to admit that the developers did some great work on the graphical detail of the game.
The game had huge potential.

nucka
11-17-2007, 08:46 PM
I didn't have much hope for the game after I saw the first demonstration. It was extremely clunky. The February06 Game Informer article had me very excited, but my hype died the moment I went to view the gameplay for myself, and decayed moreso with each new demonstration, and I've hardly followed it since e307, so please don't accuse me of being overhyped or having any unrealized expecations, such as it not being "the ultimate stealth game" or "the first truly next-gen game". That being said, this is my review.

To start with, the game is gorgeous. Beautiful. It's quite clear that years of painstaking attention to detail were invested into the visuals, especially the city and the way Alteir interacts with it. The hub is quite lovely at a passing glance, and Alteir's movements are shockingly seamless. The kills are also highly stylized and impressive, from Alteir's pouncing maneuver to his brutal counterattacks. Some of the high points from which you are able to view the city can truly leave you breathless and unwilling to venture into the grimy pits of hustle and bustle below. One complaint is the occassional pop-in and slowdown in the 360 version, which I've read is far worse on PS3. Not a big issue on the 360, but definitely very annoying. Also, the animations for standout NPCs, such as beggars, drunks, and monks, aren't especially convincing, almost stooping to the level of the obvious functional transitions and automations present in many Rockstar games. Regardless, as far as graphics technology, this game is second only to Crysis and Call of Duty 4. The artistic side of the visuals primarily strive for realism, so even though it's no Bioshock in the art realm, the style is so perfectly realized through the visual presentation that it really doesn't need to be compared to the imaginative designs of other recent games.

The voice acting is spot-on, save for Alteir's actor. Let's not kid ourselves; no, it's not the accent. Ubisoft has a decent excuse for that. The issue with the voiceover for Alteir is that it is very forced and unconvincing, and really detracts from the grace of his character. Silent, he is an incredibly admirable, fiercely insinctive and intelligent warrior, but as soon as he opens his mouth, he's as likeable as any Final Fantasy 10 character. The music is likeable and fitting, but also scarce, which wouldn't be a problem if the atmospheric sounds weren't so lacking, and this really hampers the livelihood of the city itself. A convincing city street would feature far more interaction between NPCs and massive amounts of idle chatter specific to individuals, and while I certainly don't expect any game to parellel real life, given the game's other technical feats I think that Ubisoft could have pulled it off. You'll hear comments from townsfolk but not nearly enough to convince you that they aren't just a bunch muted drones.

While there are vast amounts of character models for the random crowd NPCs and they function rather well as a moving group of people, they never really seem to have any purpose in life or awareness of each other aside from their deliberate avoidance of collision with other NPCs. It's not until Alteir does something outrageous that they seem anything but mere cattle. The ambitious crowd stealth mechanic certainly works, but the crowd itself would have been far more convincing as lobotomy patients in a mental ward. The guard AI also took a severe blow to fit in with the game's cheap mechanics. You can easily avoid guards by hiding in one of the game's many deliberately placed hiding points, and while it's great to not have to sit and wait through two 99-second alert phases, the guards are too easily discouraged to give the "chase" element of the game the tension it needs. Worse yet, as soon as the alert phase ends, the guards forget Alteir's crimes altogether. Perhaps if the combat weren't as easy as it is, the gameplay would have some final thread of hope, but alas, foes rarely attack in full force and resemble the AI of classic arcade beat-em-ups, attacking one at a time and watching their allies fall under the brutality of Alteir's superior fighting skills, thanks to their apparent lack of any training whatsoever. While this combat system isn't exactly broken, it detracts from the overall experience because, even moreso than the chase sequences, it offensively undermines the intelligence of the gameplayer. Immersion is an important factor in gaming, and in sacrificing all believability for the sake of creating merely functional gameplay, Ubisoft has successfully obliterated what little enjoyability there is to be found in the real meat of Assassin's Creed's gameplay. The most fun you will get out of this game is easiliy in the exhilirating acrobatics, but they do not play heavily into the progression of the game itself and, much like Grand Theft Auto 3, your excitement at the unprecedented freedom will eventually wear off before you must suck it up and explore what the game is really trying to offer you, except in this case, it's really not much. It's depressing to see that for all the effort that went into bringing the interaction with the city to life, so little went into the interactions with the NPCs.

The cinematics, like the graphics, are often striking. Some of the in-game cutscenes are truly on par with the most epic of films, and watching them from the crowd's perspective is a very nice touch. The story itself is very hit-or-miss and the sci-fi element may or may not play to Ubi's advantage in the future (no pun intended) iterations of AC, but here it seems to exist only to give the game length and complicate its plot for the sake of seeming intelligent, unique, or innovative. This backstory certainly works, but it's ultimately unecessary, and many gamers would probably prefer that this effort were channeled into the gameplay. The game also becomes very tiresome before its anticlimactic ending because every element is introduced within the game's opening hours. Every assassination mission is fundamentally identical with little surface variation, but if you don't mind monotony and can get around the massive shortcomings of the gameplay, I recommend picking it up.

There is no multiplayer to speak of, but like it or not, Assassin's Creed wasn't really designed with multiplayer in mind, and that's alright. Perhaps there will be downloadable content in the future, but no one is expecting much yet.

Assassin's Creed is at times an incredible and revolutionary game, and at others a big flop. I'm not sure as to exactly why Ubi wasn't able to fully realize the unprecedented ambition of Assassin's Creed, but I can't say I blame them. The elements that excel, truly excel, and the elements that fail do so by design. These piss-poor components seem to have been thrown together with haste, perhaps out of fear for how long it would take for this game to live up to its full potential, or for an overall lack of resources, but who the hell knows? Regardless, it seems impossible that with the dedication it took to design the world of Assassin's Creed that these same designers aspired so low when creating the equally important inhabitants of that world. Despite my sympathy, I can't excuse the overall mediocrity. Sometimes unmatched, sometimes unbelievably stupid, Assassin's Creed may be a glimpse into the distant future of great gaming, and I highly recommend it as a rental. With perhaps another year of effort, there's no telling how remarkable this game would have been.

tandar17
11-17-2007, 11:34 PM
another review at http://www.craveonline.com/articles/gaming/04649096/4/assassins_creed.html

9/10

teamgamer
11-19-2007, 03:36 AM
I found the game very good... Until I got to my 4th assassination and then I just said... Ok? Such a great plot twist? I already figured it out its not that great man... I found the entire thing repeitive and the attacks and all the same thing... Counters and combo's could be better. Not saying im anyone to judge but after you play it for 2 hours you'll understand what I mean...

pietjevlip
11-19-2007, 05:32 AM
The biggest game-magazine for Netherlands and Belgium, called Power Unlimited, gave it a 9.9...

AirRon_2K7
11-19-2007, 09:41 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by teamgamer:
I found the game very good... Until I got to my 4th assassination and then I just said... Ok? Such a great plot twist? I already figured it out its not that great man... I found the entire thing repeitive and the attacks and all the same thing... Counters and combo's could be better. Not saying im anyone to judge but after you play it for 2 hours you'll understand what I mean... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Playing it for over 20 hours and I don't see what you mean.

And wow pietjevlip... 9.9? What stopped the perfect 10?

pietjevlip
11-20-2007, 08:40 AM
Super mario galaxyhttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

and, to correct myself a bit: it wasn't 9.9, it was a "99%", just the way they measure...

I don't know why it wasn't 100%, I didn't read the article... they didn't put that online... stupid dutch buggers actually... but there reviews are mostly accurate... and I'm not flaming Dutch people, cause I like myselfhttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

about accuracy, these guys usually play a game cause it's fun, and you can read that from between the lines... Not like, "I need to do a review", but more like "Guys, whatever happens, remember this: WHEN WE GET OUR REVIEW VERSION OF ASSASSINS CREED, IT'S MINE!!!"

It's always fun when I "accidentally" get my hands on an edition of the magazine... maybe I'm gonna get this one just for the AC reviewhttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif, then I'll put up some translated quotes...

AirRon_2K7
11-20-2007, 08:45 AM
Yay, sounds cool... 99% is awesomeness. I like this magazine, all I need to do is learn dutch... how hard could it be?

pietjevlip
11-20-2007, 08:50 AM
It's commonly ranked as the third hardest language on earth... just behind icelandic and some other language I forgot about... good luck with it... The only strict rule about it is that every rule has it's exception, except for that rule http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif, which means the rule is the exception to itself...

That's why Dutch people usually pick up other languages more easilly... we've had a hard time with our own one already, so everything else is just easyhttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

But yeah, I like the magazine too... as in: one of very few not-free gaming magazines I'd ever subscribe to... and that is, ranked between three PC-only magazines...

Rabbo_Hood
11-20-2007, 02:47 PM
Power Unlimited review = 99/100 (Dutch gaming magazine)

pietjevlip
11-20-2007, 03:03 PM
ehm, yes, that's what I said...

Edit
Gamer.nl, dutch games site: 8/10

Rogue4152
11-22-2007, 06:38 PM
add x-play 5 out of 5

BravemanCZE
11-25-2007, 04:10 AM
Average ranking in Czech Republic (http://www.hodnoceniher.cz/XBOX360/akcni/assasins-creed-x360.html)
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Squeetard
11-25-2007, 11:58 AM
This review nails it for me.

Why Assasin's Creed fails. (http://blog.wired.com/games/2007/11/review-why-assa.html)

rxanjinxc
11-28-2007, 09:14 AM
I swear, people can't sit back and appreciate a beautiful piece of art. All these people nitpicking every little detail are a lot of pessimistic sorts. Chill out, all these 'points' or 'Too many People! too many hiding spots! erh...GAME GLITCHES! The Story is off." Stop living in your shallow 4x4 cubic solitude of trite and cliche 'standards' already. This game is revolutionary and if you truly fail to see that then chances are you are impatient with the game rather then sitting back and absorbing this well done piece of work.

The ONLY thing that is predominantly noticeable that is SLIGHTLY negative would be the repetition at time. But if you took the time to ENJOY the game and think about other means to accomplish a task then you'd be alright. Fricken have fun with it, punch a beggar in the mouth right in front of a guard and talk **** IRL as you have Altair looking at him after you decked the poor and hungry!

Just enjoy the game, even though video games create the world... you STILL have to use your imagination, not everything is handed to you.

Ghost_131
11-29-2007, 06:31 PM
Spot on review IGN! Three cheers for Hilary Goldstein!

AirRon_2K7
11-30-2007, 01:25 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Ghost_131:
Spot on review IGN! Three cheers for Hilary Goldstein! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Really? Well, since he has probably the worst rep of all reviewers... lyk evar! maybe that's a tad flawed. He even had to pull out part of his review, too bad you couldn't appreciate the full truthfullness of it all... I suppose they have to limit how much BS they type http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

stix489
12-02-2007, 10:05 PM
I bet you the guys at IGN got bribed by the Mafia! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

ScytheOfGrim
12-02-2007, 11:03 PM
You mean:

The Maphia

... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

Major Association of Pixies Harmonicaly Invading the Atmosphere


... &gt;_&gt;

Stupid pixies...

Tela
12-02-2007, 11:05 PM
What's with the pixies?!

ScytheOfGrim
12-02-2007, 11:15 PM
They're... pixies... &gt;_&gt;

They're evil...

They tell you a riddle, then run away.
So if you think you know the answer, you can't find out if you're right because they ran away...

Bloody annoying...

Tela
12-02-2007, 11:17 PM
Sounds annoying, but... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

stix489
12-02-2007, 11:31 PM
Oh HEY Tela...long time no see!

Tela
12-02-2007, 11:33 PM
Pfft! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

stix489
12-02-2007, 11:37 PM
Meh...I'm bored! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

lostassassin123
12-05-2007, 12:28 PM
Add ZeroPunctuation review here http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
It doesn't have a score but....wait....he said he liked it....
it must be something like:
ZeroPunctuation - liked
LoL
Seriously, do it! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

sozay33
12-11-2007, 05:07 PM
Some ideas for Assassins Creed and sequels


1.You can swim
2.Rocks thrown at you don't knock you off
3. More challenging climbing, get tired while climbing and can lose grib on hard climbs and jumps from tops of buildings to ledges at different heights.
4. Better/ smarter AI and multiple enemies attack at once not always 1 at a time.
5. Different weapons, crossbows, bow and arrow, rope, poison.
6. Disguises for Altair, change into guards uniforms, Agent 47 hitman stuff.
7. Civilians doing daily sh**, shopping eating, talking, fighting
8. Different civilians for different cities, saying different sh**.
9. Missions need to vary upon different cities and also have side short missions in countryside.
10. Bribery, rope and different disguises to enter cities and castles.
11. More weapons movements during combat, not just counter moves.
12. Enter various rooms in cities, shops and stores, and windows on second floor.
13. More creative assassinations, stealth kills, strangulation, poison to kill.
14. Not so much talking when you kill targets.
15. Random hangings, executions throughout cities.
16. Ability to kill , drag bodies, hide bodies
17. A little more blood on the ground when enemy falls,
18. More informative map with better zoom for assassinations.

19. More interactive stuff to do in cities.

The game is very good and fun to play these are just some ideas.

ScytheOfGrim
12-12-2007, 05:28 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content"> Some ideas for Assassins Creed and sequels


1.You can swim
2.Rocks thrown at you don't knock you off
3. More challenging climbing, get tired while climbing and can lose grib on hard climbs and jumps from tops of buildings to ledges at different heights.
4. Better/ smarter AI and multiple enemies attack at once not always 1 at a time.
5. Different weapons, crossbows, bow and arrow, rope, poison.
6. Disguises for Altair, change into guards uniforms, Agent 47 hitman stuff.
7. Civilians doing daily sh**, shopping eating, talking, fighting
8. Different civilians for different cities, saying different sh**.
9. Missions need to vary upon different cities and also have side short missions in countryside.
10. Bribery, rope and different disguises to enter cities and castles.
11. More weapons movements during combat, not just counter moves.
12. Enter various rooms in cities, shops and stores, and windows on second floor.
13. More creative assassinations, stealth kills, strangulation, poison to kill.
14. Not so much talking when you kill targets.
15. Random hangings, executions throughout cities.
16. Ability to kill , drag bodies, hide bodies
17. A little more blood on the ground when enemy falls,
18. More informative map with better zoom for assassinations.

19. More interactive stuff to do in cities.

The game is very good and fun to play these are just some ideas. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

20. Change the main caracter.
21. Change the setting.
21. Change the game.

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

Do you see where this is going?

1. Why do you want to swim? There is not point to swimming, plus, all games that have swimming in them have pretty bad swimming functions.
2. Oh, well then, why should the NPC's throw rocks in the first place?
3. Getting tired while climbing will kill the fun in AC. And you can jump from buildings to ledges...
4. Did you play the last mission? Now think about the multiple enemies attacking at once.
5. The hashashiyeen never used crossbows, bows, ropes or poison. They stuck to blades, and nothing else. No long-range weapons whatsoever.
6. This is not an RPG. No disguises.
7. The first relatively decent suggestion.
8. That already is in effect.
9. Secong decent suggestion.
10. Oh, yes, Altair is filthy rich, he can just waltz in and bribe anybody he wants.
11. What more do you want? Counters, grabs and combos. I don't think there is anything else that you can add to the equation.
12. Why would you want to enter shops and stores? This is not an RPG. Don't expect to find a Phoenix Down being sold.
13. How much more creative can an assassination get? Stealth kills exist. Strangulation... are you serious? Who would prefer strangulation over a good stab in the face? Poison... ugh...
14. And when do you want the devs to put the story elements in? Pray tell us!
15. Third good suggstion.
16. You can kill. Why would you want to drag and hide bodies? You're part of the hashashiyeen, they never concealed the fact that it was they that killed.
17. Why not?
18. What else do you want displayed on the map? How high you are from the ground? Zooming in... not really all that useful when you have Eagle Vision.
19. Wow... NPC and architecture interaction is not enough...

Thank you for your ideas, and thank you for putting them in the wrong place. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

There are tens of threads that have space for your lovely ideas. Use them.

I love you too.

stix489
12-12-2007, 05:53 AM
OWNED. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

lostassassin123
12-12-2007, 08:09 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by ScytheOfGrim:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content"> Some ideas for Assassins Creed and sequels


1.You can swim
2.Rocks thrown at you don't knock you off
3. More challenging climbing, get tired while climbing and can lose grib on hard climbs and jumps from tops of buildings to ledges at different heightso
4. Better/ smarter AI and multiple enemies attack at once not always 1 at a time.
5. Different weapons, crossbows, bow and arrow, rope, poison.
6. Disguises for Altair, change into guards uniforms, Agent 47 hitman stuff.
7. Civilians doing daily sh**, shopping eating, talking, fighting
8. Different civilians for different cities, saying different sh**.
9. Missions need to vary upon different cities and also have side short missions in countryside.
10. Bribery, rope and different disguises to enter cities and castles.
11. More weapons movements during combat, not just counter moves.
12. Enter various rooms in cities, shops and stores, and windows on second floor.
13. More creative assassinations, stealth kills, strangulation, poison to kill.
14. Not so much talking when you kill targets.
15. Random hangings, executions throughout cities.
16. Ability to kill , drag bodies, hide bodies
17. A little more blood on the ground when enemy falls,
18. More informative map with better zoom for assassinations.

19. More interactive stuff to do in cities.

The game is very good and fun to play these are just some ideas. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

20. Change the main caracter.
21. Change the setting.
21. Change the game.

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

Do you see where this is going?

1. Why do you want to swim? There is not point to swimming, plus, all games that have swimming in them have pretty bad swimming functions.
2. Oh, well then, why should the NPC's throw rocks in the first place?
3. Getting tired while climbing will kill the fun in AC. And you can jump from buildings to ledges...
4. Did you play the last mission? Now think about the multiple enemies attacking at once.
5. The hashashiyeen never used crossbows, bows, ropes or poison. They stuck to blades, and nothing else. No long-range weapons whatsoever.
6. This is not an RPG. No disguises.
7. The first relatively decent suggestion.
8. That already is in effect.
9. Secong decent suggestion.
10. Oh, yes, Altair is filthy rich, he can just waltz in and bribe anybody he wants.
11. What more do you want? Counters, grabs and combos. I don't think there is anything else that you can add to the equation.
12. Why would you want to enter shops and stores? This is not an RPG. Don't expect to find a Phoenix Down being sold.
13. How much more creative can an assassination get? Stealth kills exist. Strangulation... are you serious? Who would prefer strangulation over a good stab in the face? Poison... ugh...
14. And when do you want the devs to put the story elements in? Pray tell us!
15. Third good suggstion.
16. You can kill. Why would you want to drag and hide bodies? You're part of the hashashiyeen, they never concealed the fact that it was they that killed.
17. Why not?
18. What else do you want displayed on the map? How high you are from the ground? Zooming in... not really all that useful when you have Eagle Vision.
19. Wow... NPC and architecture interaction is not enough...

Thank you for your ideas, and thank you for putting them in the wrong place. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

There are tens of threads that have space for your lovely ideas. Use them.

I love you too. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
I'm pretty bored, so I would just random start arguing with You Scythe http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif
(and protect our new forumer http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/partyhat.gif )
1.The point of ability to swim is not to drown.
2.So the AC world would look real.It could be 1/2 rock damage(A tiny rock can't hurt a trained-from-childhood assassin http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif )
3.No, it wouldn't.Shadow of the Colossus was realy fun with grip meter.And it adds more adrenaline.
4.You didn't convinced me...
5.Next game could be not about "Hashashins"...
6.It could be as a bonus (or DLC) just for fun, like in Uncharted.
7.-
8.The first relatively decent suggestion.
9.-
10.Steal is an option(but although that idea is stupid http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif )
11.It can't be "too many" moves.
12.Shops was an example, and he/she didn't said anything about Pheonix Down.Main point was "Enter various rooms in cities".
13.So You prefer repetetiveness? I wouldn't even bother arguing about that http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif
14.Well.....Scythe is right http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif
15.-
16.The game is not only about Hashashins, don't forget about that http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif
17.-
18.You answered it at Your own.
19.There are no borders to human wishes.
(in fact, You're not a human, You can't understand http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif )
"Thank you for your ideas, and thank you for putting them in the wrong place. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

There are tens of threads that have space for your lovely ideas. Use them." - You just did the same(as did I and sozay33).

ScytheOfGrim
12-12-2007, 09:48 AM
xD

Yay!!! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

1. Hypocrite, you agree with m on just about every point.

THE END. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

And that, my friend, is how you end an argument. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

I did the same... so?
You expected me to post my reply to him in another thread with a more fitting title?

Had he not posted here, I would not have replied here. It all starts at the source. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

lostassassin123
12-12-2007, 10:04 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by ScytheOfGrim:
xD

Yay!!! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

1. Hypocrite, you agree with m on just about every point.

THE END. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

And that, my friend, is how you end an argument. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

I did the same... so?
You expected me to post my reply to him in another thread with a more fitting title?

Had he not posted here, I would not have replied here. It all starts at the source. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif
WTF?!
I feel tricked http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif...
You do realize You scare him/her of the forums?
You need to change Your avatar...
And maybe sig too...
Or press the "log off" button xD
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

stix489
12-12-2007, 04:58 PM
Hey lostassassin...

Just a little tip...you don't have to put a capital Y for you...you can just write it normally!

BTW...Your English is getting WAY better! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif

ScytheOfGrim
12-13-2007, 01:30 AM
lol, my avatar is menacing... isn't it? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Opposite of my light hearted sig though... &gt;_&gt;

lostassassin123
12-13-2007, 05:19 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by stix489:
Hey lostassassin...

Just a little tip...you don't have to put a capital Y for you...you can just write it normally!

BTW...Your English is getting WAY better! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Thanks ^.^
And I'm putting a capital "Y" in You/Your etc, because I respect a person I'm talking with... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif
Like You or anyone else http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

ScytheOfGrim
12-13-2007, 06:05 AM
You know, that is one of the most intellectual things I have read on a forum. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

You just keep impressing me lost!

xELITEGUNNERx
12-16-2007, 12:30 PM
nice

AsskickQT
12-16-2007, 01:12 PM
what i don't get is the reviewers who say the ending is disappointing id made me curious for the sequel i don't thionk they realize its a trilogie bunch of stupid **** btw Power Unlimited rocks yeah Dutch magazine thats why you guys might not know it =D

Best things i've heard so far for the sequyel :

- let us do different things!!! I did Brain Training on my DS for a reason ok ?! =D
- do not change the story
- more stuff to do in the Kingdom i expected a Oblivion like thing there
- Love the cliffhanger =D
- do not let them swim.. i don't think anyone could actually swim in 1191.. could they ??
- i don't want to enter houses whats in there some crates and old furniture come on... stupidest idea ever...
- let the civilians do more random stuff like engaging conversations and fighting
- make the map in the pauze menu better it's very har to see it ecspecially in the start ( i forgot the name of the little town where you start =S)
- Random hangings and excecutions =D
- let the guards be a little less pissed please at one point i couldn't even run without getting a small army chasing my *** =C

Thats about it i think =D

AirRon_2K7
12-18-2007, 01:38 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">what i don't get is the reviewers who say the ending is disappointing id made me curious for the sequel i don't thionk they realize its a trilogie bunch of stupid **** btw Power Unlimited rocks yeah Dutch magazine thats why you guys might not know it =D </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I think it's because there is no closure to it.

AsskickQT
12-19-2007, 06:37 AM
ofcourse there isn't... it's one big story but ull have to wait for the next part to continue omfg.. stupid reviewers

AirRon_2K7
12-21-2007, 09:48 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by lostassassin123:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by stix489:
Hey lostassassin...

Just a little tip...you don't have to put a capital Y for you...you can just write it normally!

BTW...Your English is getting WAY better! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Thanks ^.^
And I'm putting a capital "Y" in You/Your etc, because I respect a person I'm talking with... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif
Like You or anyone else http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Don't attempt to change the English language, ***** http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

Even though that is really clever http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

Nice one Lost. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

s0hel
12-24-2007, 12:48 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by membernametaken:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Warrior-Within2:
IGN:

These big open worlds, which are fully interactive, do come at a severe cost on PS3. There is considerable texture pop-in and noticeable framerate issues. Playing back-to-back with the 360 version, it's obvious that Ubisoft did not devote enough resources to the PS3 edition. The framerate is considerably worse, so much so that it begins to affect gameplay in the later levels.

Gamespot:

There are few differences between the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions. PS3 owners are blessed with a slightly more solid frame rate, although the 360 version features a little more contrast in the lighting, so it's pretty much a wash. But regardless of which platform you go with, you'll have an amazing and unforgettable game. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I was just going to post something about that... this is really crazy. I have a 360 and a PS3 but I have no idea which one to get, now. I really want to get it on PS3 since I have no games for it, yet... &gt;.&gt; ...but, those two comments have completely thrown me for a loop.

What should I dooooooo????!!!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/bigtears.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I have the xbox 360 version and have not had ANY problems with it. I read about freezing issues with the PS3, but theres a patch for it? Anyway, just my 2cents

jrjoey
12-27-2007, 11:30 AM
any 1 posted this i cba to search http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlpdyvwGe-s&feature=related watch that then u c funny glitch

Schenker93
12-28-2007, 07:55 PM
Just got the game for Christmas, and I really do want to praise the game! For me one of the best of the year, if not the best (sorry Bioshock). I love the gameplay and realism and everything runs very smooth. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif Nearly flawless, the only real issue I had was the repetitivity of the investigations. While they are all fun, I would've really liked to see some variation in the tasks you need to complete. But maybe I am getting ahead of myself. I have only logged in about 10 hours - trying to do everything and hopefully get all of the achievements first time around so I can play through a second time without a care in the world - and have just assassinated Talal, the slave trader. While I love this game, I have heard from friends that you ultimately can't replay levels after a certain point. I am concerned that I won't be able to collect all flags, extra assassinations, viewpoints, etc. by the time it's too late. Can anyone please tell me where I should stop and take the time to collect everything before continuing? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

revoltingbunny
12-29-2007, 11:00 AM
the people who told you that are either stupid or they never finished the game... when u finish the game u can replay and level u want, do anything you desire and even collect all the flags and acheivments tht must be amazing for you http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/mockface.gif

the_assassin_07
01-01-2008, 06:14 AM
Yeah but then you have to listen to Al Mualim for half an hour [/exaggeration]. But yeah you can just load any memory block after you finish the game and then collect all the flags and stuff http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif.

quambo
01-02-2008, 11:19 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Astalder:
I've been playing games a long time, and I've read a lot of reviews (I started making sure I read up on a game before I bought it over a decade ago when it started being MY money that was spent). Assassin's Creed was one of the several games coming out this fall that I bought a 360 for.

That said, the reviews I've seen have been quite fair. Many of the criticisms I'm seeing are perfectly legitimate flaws that make this game good, but not great. A average score of say, 80%, is not a criminal act on the part of Ubisoft, and if you're up in arms over something like that then you haven't been gaming long enough or aren't old enough to have a sense of studio history.

This game is probably going to be a rental for me, with hopes that either #2 or #3 will be a keeper. I've been here, done this before, with a little game called Splinter Cell Double Agent.

Here's where I think AC needs to improve in the franchise if they want to earn the 10/10's and 5/5's so many people think they deserve.

1) Methodology. For a deadly assassin there's simply not enough assassination in AC. You're more of a murderer than an assassin, one that's just really good at running away from the cops. The Hitman franchise pioneered playing an assassin years ago. Missing from AC are things like stalking a target till he goes to sleep, climbing up his tower and planting a snake in his room. That's the kind of creativity that's missing, and that's why AC is getting slammed with "repetitive" comments. A set of huge cities where your targets are simply in standby somewhere waiting for you to trigger a one time, always the same, sequence of events is not good enough.

2) Blatantly stupid guards. It's not a matter of how long you should have to hide to get away from the guards, it's the fact that if you engage in the chase (due to a lack of methodology options) and a guard sees you go up a building, he shouldn't be walking around your little curtained alcove oblivious to the idea that you might be hiding there.

AC, in theory, is a hybrid of the platforming of Prince of Persia, the in-crowd sneakiness of Splinter Cell Conviction, and the deadliness of Splinter Cell/Hitman. It only really achieves the first one, that's where the gameplay falls short. Doesn't mean it's a failure, it's doing well in reviews, not horribly, and hopefully down the road we'll see Editor's Choice production quality in AC2/3 (and no doubt forum goers will love the reviewers then).

To get a 5/5 from me AC would have to let me kill and run (check), kill and fight (check), kill without ever being identified as the attacker (not check), attack the target in multiple locations in a multitude of ways (plain view of the public, dark alley, bedroom, etc). I'm not even asking for a real stealth mechanic, as none of those items require that, but the ability to sneak into a meeting and put a knife in a target's back, and then sneak out, would be an example of going above and beyond (oh, and it would actually be demonstrative of what we saw in one of the many trailers).

I was hyped for AC, I'll be sure to rent it enough times to 1000/1000 it, though not till after Mass Effect probably, and I'm looking forward to the next one. Hoping they can pull off some of the basics the next time around.

PS. The GameSpy review was 3.5/5 </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

its getting slammed with repeatative comments because it is.

Ride your pony to a city talk to guys at the bureau they say get info you go where they tell you eavesdrop off 2 or 3 ppl or interogate which is just follow a guy for half a second after hes done talking and beat him till he talks then you dont get to utalize any of the info cuz its just stroll in fight 20 guards and kill him he gives you another reason to doubt your masters reasoning for the assassination and repeat go back to the guy in home city get one of your "assassination skills" back and your done
rinse and repeat 9 times the game is boring YAWN biggest waste of 60 bucks ever

revoltingbunny
01-03-2008, 07:52 AM
the game is good for th first 3 missions but then, all the same... BUT when you finish the game you can do anything you like from killing civilians to killing over 100 guard to just fool around... personally i would keep killing civilians in masyaf untill they dnt respawn http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/icon_twisted.gif

quambo
01-03-2008, 01:20 PM
theres no variation in the killing though there is no like tricky thing you have to overcome like in some assassinations an unmentioned bodyguard that fights completely different then everything youve fought
and while your killing this suprise the guy tries to run

something like that or just SOMETHING
that stops it from being the same thing OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER killing 100 guards isnt fun cuz you can do it without taking any damage theres no penalties for death.

You cant be captured by the guards

after almost every memory block your awakened from animus and forced to sleep and then sit back in animus cuz its ***ing retareed

Assassin942
01-05-2008, 04:23 PM
What about Hyper Game Magazine? AC was rated number 3 on that and Halo 3 only number 6. Lol.
AC's rating On Hyper Game Magazine was 95/100.

Assassin942
01-05-2008, 04:30 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by quambo:
theres no variation in the killing though there is no like tricky thing you have to overcome like in some assassinations an unmentioned bodyguard that fights completely different then everything youve fought
and while your killing this suprise the guy tries to run

something like that or just SOMETHING
that stops it from being the same thing OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER killing 100 guards isnt fun cuz you can do it without taking any damage theres no penalties for death.

You cant be captured by the guards

after almost every memory block your awakened from animus and forced to sleep and then sit back in animus cuz its ***ing retareed </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

If you got past the first 3 assassinations you would find out that you stay in the ANIMUS FOR LONGER! AND GET TO DO 3MISSIONS OR 4 BEFORE GETTING TAKEN OUT AGAIN! It doesn't matter if you don't get captured by the guards the thing is you can die. And I'm just going to make this real simple for you. EVER LISTENED TO THAT ALTAIR IS THE BEST ASSASSIN TO THE CREED??????? The game draws you in and 80% of the things that Altair does are realistic. I'd like to see you come up with a game better than this. Even though Ubisoft took 4years to make this game. They would of taken another year to proberly finish it but they were under pressure by the gaming community to hurry things up. So yes the game could of improved but it wasn't a waste of $98 bucks. It was well spent in my eyes.

AshKelWin
01-06-2008, 04:24 PM
Nice list.

rwilliston
01-07-2008, 08:51 AM
The game has great visuals and a good feel, running around rooftops and climbing buildings is a lot of fun. Playability is relatively intuitive. But I just can't get over the fact that I paid $60 for something I finished in 12 or so hours of play. And the plot was moderately interesting but not very complicated to figure out. I'd give the game a 7/10 overall with a 10/10 for visuals, 8/10 for playability and a 4/10 for value.
The problem is that there is no experience gained by collecting flags or finishing extra missions. If you want to talk boring then try and go in every nook and crannie in a city and get every flag. If the character advancement was experience based and you got more powerful by playing capture the flag, then it would be worthwhile. But the game only requires you to do the main assassinations to get more weapons so why bother?
For the life of me I don't know why they didn't allow you to redo the game with advanced and uberadvanced settings. Double the number of guards and halve the number of hiding places each time and then see how you do. This would make it a few month project to complete it and much more value for the money. As it is, I'll wait 3 years for the sequel and by then I'll have forgotten the controls necessary to play the game. Then I'll likely decide not to buy another game for 15 hours of graphics and maybe just rent it for a weekend instead.
Other changes I'd make. I don't see the need for climbing a tower to recognize a pickpocket target. I'd allow random pickpocket targets with only a small fraction possessing documents that advance the plot. Just like a thief, most of the time you'd get **** and have a chance of getting caught. I'd make climbing more complicated and requiring more strategy, with some buildings impossible to climb except when a scaffold or intermittent support appears due to work being done. Or maybe you have to use one of those ever prevalent ladders as a bridge between two buildings? Something that would make it more difficult.
Anyhow, perhaps my disappointment results because I bought the game as a weekend time killer and now I've got to find something else. Visually, I'm sort of glad I saw and played it but it's hard to decide if I want to play it again.

AirRon_2K7
01-07-2008, 12:33 PM
People are wasting their breath http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

This thread was for official reviews, not people's opinons.

HotConflict
01-07-2008, 01:27 PM
I love this Game.
Microsoft XBOX 360 and Playstation fans have been enjoying a new game called Assassins's Creed. The game reveals the story of Al-Tair and his missions as an assassin during the time of the Christian crusades.

If you are a fan of the game or interested in the history of the Hashashin, then call into the show and share your thoughts!

http://www.hotconflict.com/blog/2008/01/jihad-over-jeru.html
Join us tonight for the Live Show Tonight.

POP-Culture Monday where we will discuss ASSASSIN'S CREED.

Nomenklatura
01-09-2008, 02:56 PM
By the way, what do you prefer in AC? Doubtless the huge maps!

princemohsenpop
01-18-2008, 02:48 PM
Well, the game has a powerful story and looks like some of these Seventy Two Nations of Islam are revealing themselves.

Miketavion
01-31-2008, 10:43 AM
Assassin's Creed was good for the firt hour, then it got to repetative. Not as good as the Original Splinter Cell!

SicksFeetUnder
02-13-2008, 05:17 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by quambo:
theres no variation in the killing though there is no like tricky thing you have to overcome like in some assassinations an unmentioned bodyguard that fights completely different then everything youve fought
and while your killing this suprise the guy tries to run

something like that or just SOMETHING
that stops it from being the same thing OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER killing 100 guards isnt fun cuz you can do it without taking any damage theres no penalties for death.

You cant be captured by the guards

after almost every memory block your awakened from animus and forced to sleep and then sit back in animus cuz its ***ing retareed </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


I realize it's been over a month since this has been posted, but I'm new here. I know I havent read everything there is to read in the forums (it seriously cuts into my game time &gt;.&gthttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif so please tell me if this has been addressed already.

You are not 'forced to sleep' upon exiting the animus, in fact this is where all your 'real time' plot comes from. Explore your environment fully during the time you are awakened from animus else you miss out. I didnt even notice that you could interact with anything other than the bed and the animus for the first 3 missions (needless to say there was much replaying to be done upon discovery of this /sigh).

Anyways, to stay on topic, I absolutely adore this game in both plot and play. While I agree there is a bit of repetition (it's only a slight understatement &gt;.&gthttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif, I find it doesnt take away from my enjoyment of the game (it's not a crime to be easily amused you know). I'd say AC is a lot like Prince of Persia meets GTA.

"You can't please all the people all the time."

Any attempt to do so is completely foolish. If you have doubts about whether this game will suit your pallet, I strongly urge you to rent it instead of buying it. Another good idea is to make someone else buy it for you &gt;.&gt; think Birthday's people!

My opinions are simply that ... opinions. I welcome critisizm (on spelling, grammar and content) but keep in mind people, it's only a game. If you were foolish enough to buy it before knowing if you'd like it or not, well I wonder who's fault that is &gt;.&gt;

leviwar
02-17-2008, 11:54 PM
my review is the game is awsome! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

webswinger93
02-28-2008, 06:14 PM
It's too repetetive and there is no ground strike animation... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

That's My review.

Wilykit
03-10-2008, 09:26 AM
Well I very much enjoyed the game. Though it was a little Montypython is places..

"There's nobody here but scholars"
"Oh is that a sword at my side? Someone else must have put it there, after all I'm a scholar"
"You know us scholars, we love to analyse blood spatter. Absolutely none of this blood on me is from killing those guards"

It gave me a good laugh and some hours of fun. Can't ask for much more really.

AJ_Rimmer_Bsc
03-13-2008, 03:39 PM
problem is i just dont trust mag/site reviews of games anymore,a bag of goodies,the odd tee shirt and you`ll get a review that`ll make it sound like there will never be a better game made.

i go by "fanboy" reviews,as they highlight all the good parts,and are a bit afraid of the flamer if they lie or over exaggerate the game.

wish there was a demo,even a 5 minute demo,if all the features hinted at for the pc version are there,i`m going to be one happy bunny.

umairnadeem
03-14-2008, 04:29 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by rwilliston:
The game has great visuals and a good feel, running around rooftops and climbing buildings is a lot of fun. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

LOL. I SPENT $0.03 DOLLARS ON THIS GAME (BECAUSE IN MY COUNTRY GAMES ARE MUCH MUCH CHEAPER) AND I FINISHED IT IN 3 MONTHS, SOUNDS LIKE THE BEST GAME EVER... THIS WAS THE BEST GAME EVER IN MAN HISTORY! NEXT GEN GAME! AC ROCKS!

arz1499
03-17-2008, 01:13 PM
you can see some of my videos and review at http://arz1499.gametrailers.com/gamepad/index.php?action=viewreview&id=41159

tell me if you like my review http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif


Well all i have to say is wow. Ubisoft really did make a good game with a story that well have you thinking days after you beat it . i know i do. this game is just genious the plot , story , game play, and all . this game makes you think of whats going to happen like is he going to die , who is the reel bad guy, and whats going to happen to him now.

If you beat the game like me you know the story is crasy but cool. (the only thing i did not see was godzilla killing superman) JOKE but besides that it had it all and i loved all of it ya maybe there are some glitches but for every good thing there has to be one bad thing.

The ending left me in wtf more,more,more . the game ends for a sequel and i know there well be a part 2 unofficial for now . over all this is a smart game if you dont like thinking then you wont have alot of fun playing it just stop reading this and go play some halo 3 mutiplayer and stay stupid but if you do like a smart story then you well see how genious this game really is .9.50/10.00

i loved the game and i hope you do to and if you dont have it go get it. ; )

AssassinsBomb
03-25-2008, 12:13 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Dvlos56:
It doesnt have IGN's 7.7 or that gamespy is 3.5 out of 5, which is like an 8/10. Also Eurogamer gave it a 7.5/10 </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Umm, if 3.5 out of 5 is like 8 out of 10, then you kinda need to add 3.5 together and then 5 and 5. And then you get 7 out of 10. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/1072.gif

asianprince213
03-31-2008, 02:43 PM
reading some of this is definitely turning me off to the idea of buying it for pc. i've played it on a friend's xbox 360 before and liked it. maybe the novelty of free running, medieval combat, and beautiful graphics was what made it so fun, but i don't know if i'm going to enjoy it a week from first playing. if like people say, all the missions are pretty much the same: going into cities, climbing towers, pickpocketing, then beating someone, going to the bureau to get the assignment, go find the target and stab him.

the demo mission was so much better. the guy was making a speech at the gallows and you had to approach under the camouflage of a gathered crowd. it would have been so great if the target moved around the city and paused here and there. for example in the william monteferrat mission i was expecting him to come out of the fortress and attend the hanging, but that never happened. all the targets did was either kill some guy to give you the incentive to kill him, or say something, then go back to a spot and stay there pretty much.

FYTJ
03-31-2008, 03:12 PM
Dear people complaining about the game,
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by AirRon_2K7:
People are wasting their breath http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

This thread was for official reviews, not people's opinons. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Got it? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

Crash_Plague
04-05-2008, 07:24 PM
I just noticed that AirRon never comes around anymore.

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

the_assassin_07
04-13-2008, 03:46 AM
Why do you always figure out things like 2 years late? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

Crash_Plague
04-13-2008, 09:29 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

Wait......when did my cheese get moldy.

the_assassin_07
04-14-2008, 05:21 AM
What cheese http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

sting_0109
04-17-2008, 01:26 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Astalder:
I've been playing games a long time, and I've read a lot of reviews (I started making sure I read up on a game before I bought it over a decade ago when it started being MY money that was spent). Assassin's Creed was one of the several games coming out this fall that I bought a 360 for.

That said, the reviews I've seen have been quite fair. Many of the criticisms I'm seeing are perfectly legitimate flaws that make this game good, but not great. A average score of say, 80%, is not a criminal act on the part of Ubisoft, and if you're up in arms over something like that then you haven't been gaming long enough or aren't old enough to have a sense of studio history.

This game is probably going to be a rental for me, with hopes that either #2 or #3 will be a keeper. I've been here, done this before, with a little game called Splinter Cell Double Agent.

Here's where I think AC needs to improve in the franchise if they want to earn the 10/10's and 5/5's so many people think they deserve.

1) Methodology. For a deadly assassin there's simply not enough assassination in AC. You're more of a murderer than an assassin, one that's just really good at running away from the cops. The Hitman franchise pioneered playing an assassin years ago. Missing from AC are things like stalking a target till he goes to sleep, climbing up his tower and planting a snake in his room. That's the kind of creativity that's missing, and that's why AC is getting slammed with "repetitive" comments. A set of huge cities where your targets are simply in standby somewhere waiting for you to trigger a one time, always the same, sequence of events is not good enough. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Bit of a late response to this post I guess, but since I only just got the game (I'm a PC owner) I didn't see it till now. You're making the same mistake I've seen a lot of reviewers make, both professional reviewers (who should know better) and members of the general public.

You clearly need to do more research. Assassins Creed's story is centred upon a real point in history and real characters. The sect that Altair belongs to is a real muslim sect that actually were responsible for some high profile assassinations in the latter part of the 12th century. The real Ismali's didn't ever assassinate someone behind closed doors, whilst they were a asleep and they never used poison, snakes or otherwise. In fact, Altair expresses resentment when one of his targets uses poison to kill in the story reflecting this fact. No, the Nizari Ismali's always assassinated their targets publically in order to instill fear amongst their adversaries. So actually, I wouldn't change this aspect of the game.

Other aspects are well researched/well done as well, such as the uniforms the soldiers wear being accurate, the fact that buildings are damaged and bodies are lying the streets in the recently conquered Acre etc. etc. These are all things that should be left alone.