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ET Warrior
11-15-2007, 01:42 PM
So, this game came out a couple days ago, picked up my copy of it yesterday, and played for about half an hour this morning before work.

So far? Awesome. Super awesome even.

I love the controls, the story is already starting to really engage me, graphics and sound are both stellar.

Discuss.

BongoBob
11-15-2007, 02:02 PM
Broke + Too many good games coming out at the same time = sad Bongo :(

Monkey Mania
11-15-2007, 02:50 PM
I heard it gets repetitive in the second half of the game.

BongoBob
11-15-2007, 03:11 PM
Your mom gets repetative in the second half of the game :p

Commander Obi-Wan
11-15-2007, 04:50 PM
I'm totally gonna buy this, since the game looks stunning.

But, can't play it without a 360, so I'll have to play it at a friend's house or somethin'.

Monkey Mania
11-15-2007, 05:29 PM
Your mom gets repetative in the second half of the game :p
LOL, you'll see.

Lightsaberboy
11-15-2007, 06:29 PM
how big is Kristen Bell's role in this game?

TiE23
11-15-2007, 08:27 PM
This game probably has the most confusing ratings schism ever in gaming. Either they give it a 9+ and call the story amazing, ideas wonderful, fighting fun, missions entertaining, and voice acting just fine. Then they have the other crowd full of 7-7.5s calling it extremely repetative, the graphics glitchy, the voice acting horrible, the story disjointed, the fighting easy, and the twist incredibly lame.

I have no ****ing idea why these people don't like this game as much as others. And saying it's repetitive is like saying shooting guns gets repetitive in Halo 3. I don't experience any of this repetitiveness, whenever I'm in a fight I have fun, sure it's easy- but not in "gosh, I wish these guys would stop throwing themselves on my sword," but in a "hah-hah mother f*ckers, I can take all of you!"

I think the graphics are great. Even with a HDTV I don't mind any of the "glitches", yeah, sometimes the textures won't gracefully switch from un-detailed to detailed, but it's easy to ignore- and the game still looks great.

I think so far this game is great. I'm about a third of the way through the game so far and I don't feel like it's getting old at all. I personally play the main quests indirectly, so I may be enjoying it more than the normal joe. I go around helping people, randomly assassinating guards and getting into chases, beat up random people on the streets, and all sorts of weird things.

At this time I'd give it a solid 9.3, and I'm enjoying this game more than any other I have in a while. The other site... a 7.0 is Manhunt 2, 7.0 is a Tomb Raider remake, 7.0 is a bleh game. This is not a bleh game, and I'm completely baffled why critics aren't giving this game more love.

Darca Lar
11-15-2007, 10:46 PM
how big is Kristen Bell's role in this game?
That's right I forgot, she's the female scientist, right? I'd say it's quite big based on how the story is progressing so far where I'm at. The game is really awesome! I love the graphics, soundtrack and the combo system and acrobatics are really cinematic and done quite well. The only problem is that every now and then the camera is behind piece of wood construction during a fight after I do a counter, so I have to move the camera out of the way, but it's not really that serious...

swphreak
11-16-2007, 01:58 PM
I rate the game awesome out of 10.

I'm a third of the way through the game, and it's super awesome.

The controls are perfect. The low socring reviews I've read complained about the controls begint to complicated. It's not that hard.

Combat is better than I expected, but I think it could be better. There really needs to be a seperate button for throwing knives. I want to swing my short sword at the guy in front of me, not throw a knife.

I think AC will be the first game I'm actually going to complete everything. I'm doing all the side missions, hunting Templars, and searching for the flags. I'm also going to give 1000/1000 Achievement Points a try.


I like how everyone on my Friend's List is playing this game. :p


It's going to be a shame to put this aside for Mass Effect if I haven't beat it by then.

Sabretooth
11-16-2007, 10:30 PM
A friend of mine got Assassin's Creed (he also got Crysis earlier). He said he gameplay is great and all, but the guys who made the game have managed to hide the game's real story from every gameplay video there was. The real story is so unbelievably cool, it puts every other released in the last five years to shame.

That has built up the hype for me.

TiE23
11-16-2007, 11:47 PM
I seriously love this game so ****ing much.

Cool stories of things that happened in just half an hour of time in Acre:

I just got into a huge fist-fight between me and around 6 thugs. I had a lot of trouble taking them on until I started thinning out their numbers by grabbing them one by one. Well, after a while there was a crowd gathering, even the guards! And finally I took out the second to last and the last one ran off. I looked around at the 5 unconscious thugs (you can kill them when they're on the ground if you want) and then ran off to the last one. After a short run down an ally I did a tackle move and realistically sent him sprawling into a pole (realistic rebound and everything) - in that moment I swung around and landed a huge right hook right on his chin, spewing out blood into the camera.

Then later still I ran around and came into an area with a Templar Knight- the baddest guys in the game, but he hadn't seen me yet. This place I'm in is sorta downtrodden, bunch of drunks walking around, one of them was bothering me but I tried to ignore him. So my brother tells me that I could throw a knife at the knight for an easy kill. So I throw one... right into the drunk, so I take a "health" penalty for killing him as I try my hardest to stay alive as this knight starts tearing my ass apart. So I try to climb up a wall and get knocked down with rocks. Get hit a couple of times and try going up a ladder nearby- suddenly a guard on the ladder kicks my face and I fall down into the pile of guards and templar. I then run for my freaking life like no other time. I get close to getting away just to get spotted again, it keeps going until I run into a dead-end alley... with a Templar knight at the end of it. So I decide it's going to end here and start fighting off two templars and about a half-dozen guards in a small area. A crap load of fun!

I decide to start a rescue fight differently (where guards are harassing a person and you save them, like a medieval Spiderman) Instead of doing a leaping jump assassination on the first guy, I walk up to the highest ranking guard and quietly assassinate him, before the guy next to him fully realizes and before he takes out his sword, I start to TOTALLY destroy him with 4 sword hits in less than 2 seconds. I mean, my brother and I were both taken aback at how bad I killed this dude, and so I pause it... very cool idea because Altair was in the middle of a cool sweeping pose as a guard was falling to the ground, his feet in the air, would have made a great screenshot...

And before that I did another cool thing, a beggar lady was annoying me so I grabbed her and threw her off a 10-12ft drop onto her back in a somewhat secluded area. As she was trying to get up out of boredom I stabbed her as she was down. The area I was in was a sort of low-end market place in Acre, there was a could drunks and one guard. For some reason everyone was cowering in fear of me, but the one guard who was there was doing nothing for some reason, so I assassinate him and have fun beating the **** out of all the civies, kinda evil, but this ain't ****ing Fable.


My opinion review:
I've only gotten 4 out of the 9 assassinations and I'm taking my time on purpose and I'm having a lot of fun. I think the problem with the low ratings was like this: AC isn't all about tracking the big targets and killing them. I'm pretty sure that due to time constraints the reviewers had to rush through the game and finish it. Rushing through this game's main quest would be like rushing through Morrowind/Oblivion or through Grand Theft Auto. Those games would easily get really annoying if all you did was missions. Hell, I'd go insane if I had to do any GTA missions as fast as I could.

This game is already in My Top 10 Games of All Time List, and I've played a lot of good games in my day. I have Orange Box, CoD4, and Skate.- and I still like this game better.

New idea: This game is a lot like Skate. You know, you basically skate around the town, having fun pulling tricks and ****, but you only get into story stuff every once in a while. It's the same for Assassin's Creed. But instead of tricks, you kill and beat the **** out of random people. And instead of contests, you assassinate the main targets.

swphreak
11-17-2007, 08:41 AM
Has anyone had technical problems?

I seem to get a disc read error in Kingdom while riding my horse and attacking a group of soldiers. It's always in Kingdom, on the horse, attacking soldiers.

I've also had the frame rate take a huge dive once, but I'd been playing for a long time. My 360 was probably struggling to keep up. Gave it a couple minutes to cool off and resumed.

___________________________

I was bored last night, so I decided to walk my way to Acre and massacre any guards that got in my way. It was pretty badass. After I kill a bunch of guards in a small area, the rest will scatter and run away. I even fought my way through the city gates.

You pretty much have to fight defensively until you unlock more offensive moves. I usually switch to the short sword and go to town. It seems like its counter moves are more deadly.

Commander Obi-Wan
11-17-2007, 12:00 PM
...WHY? OH, WHY?!?! DOES MY XBOX 360 HAVE TO BE BROKEN RIGHT NOW?!?!

My ****in' box that I'm suppose to send it in hasn't arrived either. :/

I need to play this game real soon.

BongoBob
11-17-2007, 12:09 PM
Why don't you do the towel trick until it arrives?

It's not a permafix, but it would get you some AC goodness.

Commander Obi-Wan
11-17-2007, 12:12 PM
Why don't you do the towel trick until it arrives?

It's not a permafix, but it would get you some AC goodness.

I'm thinking about it, but I'm busy until Monday. I might try it then.

ET Warrior
11-17-2007, 07:35 PM
I just finished off my 3rd target, and am currently starting my investigation into the 4th.

I LOVE this game. I agree with Tie, I think it got repetitive for people who were trying too hard to just finish the game, but where it really shines is the sandbox feel. You've got yourself a pretty big city to wander and do what you will in. I'm not sure I'll ever tire of diving across a gap in rooftops and jamming my assassin's blade into the throat of an unsuspecting archer on the other roof.

I also take great joy in the simplicity of sidling up behind an unaware guard in the middle of a busy street, murdering him, and then just slipping away into the crowd unnoticed.

I read a few reviewers who complained that while you could accomplish your assassinations and escapes in varieties of ways, it was easiest to just pull our your sword and go nuts. While it may be easier, I think it's an awful lot of fun to lead a chase through the city, clambering up buildings and ducking through alleyways to throw off your pursuit, or occasionally luring the guards up onto a rooftop just to fling them into a crowd of people below and watch everyone freak out and create a pretty awesome scene of chaos.

GeneralPloKoon
11-18-2007, 12:59 AM
i'm going to rent it cuase there is too many games coming out, And Mass Effect I must have!!!!

TiE23
11-18-2007, 01:10 AM
I took a long 22 minute recording of Assassin's Creed using my Gamebridge. I'll try and edit it and upload it before I go to bed if I can. I just mess around in Acre, doing all kinds of crazy stuff.

Also, I just got done with my 6th kill. I'm taking my sweet time. I actually am looking forward to playing the game a second time for the targets.

swphreak
11-18-2007, 11:13 AM
I just had a pretty cool unexpcted moment. I was hunting target 8, and unfortuntely the roof archer I killed decided to fall forward off the roof. I guess a body flying through the air attracted attention, and people freaked out. The target starting running away, but a vigilante grabbed him. So I jumped off the roof, and stabbed him.

TiE23
11-18-2007, 12:37 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VW9aWI8BHY

I experience all kinds of stuff in 10:06. Throwing off Archers, beating up drunk guys, getting into fight fights, getting into be fights, fighting a dozen guards on a little boat, and climbing the highest point in the game (I think).

Mike Windu
11-18-2007, 03:17 PM
Since I don't have a 360 and have no reason to play this game, anyone mind telling me the main plot twist that happens 5 minutes in, and the reason for the weird tech schemed stuff that goes around characters?

Use spoiler tags. :D

P.S. I've heard the quests are the most menial part of the game, such as eavesdropping and pickpocketing, etc. All in all I expected this game to be like any other action title and going off reviews it looks like it...

TiE23
11-18-2007, 03:29 PM
The best way to get a taste is to read the positive reviews, for some reason the other reviewers just didn't have a good time with this game. While everyone I talk to just adores this game.

And the spoiler:
We find out that you are Desmond Miles, 25 yearold bartender who looks exactly like Altair but is in the year 2012. You're basically a prisoner in a Matrix-like simulation experiment as you use a complex system called the "Animus" in the form of a table. Essentially you're playing your ancestor's life, and that Ancestor being Altair. So Desmond is of the same blood as Altair while this company called Abstergo forces you to look deeper into Altair's life. There is a woman named Lucy (Kirsten Bell) who is pretty nice and there is a Scientist named Vidic who's a dick, sorta like the Scientist from HL2 EP2 but with a white-version-of-Eli-Vance kind of look.

swphreak
11-18-2007, 04:14 PM
Just beat it. There is totally going to be sequel. That was one heck of a cliffhanger. I've read people comparing it to Halo 2's ending.

I wonder if Assassin's Creed to will take place in the real world?


I was hoping to get the conversationalist achievement, but I must have missed something.


P.S. Sit through the credits for 50 gamer points.

Mike Windu
11-18-2007, 04:38 PM
Hah. Called that spoiler. (for the most part)

RoxStar
11-18-2007, 05:03 PM
I wish they would have just....


Let us play as a Medeival person dammit! no sci-fi necessary!

GeneralPloKoon
11-18-2007, 09:11 PM
hey, scifi and medeival stuff is pure awesome-ness

Maxstate
11-19-2007, 03:07 AM
Seems like prince of persia without a linear level progression, but with the same old moves, same combat, same controls and same feel to it.

I'll need to try it before I can give an opinion that isn't a cynical jab.

edit: holy **** my grammar sense is tingling; fixed and made milder.

Ratmjedi
11-19-2007, 03:50 AM
Just beat it. There is totally going to be sequel. That was one heck of a cliffhanger. I've read people comparing it to Halo 2's ending.

I wonder if Assassin's Creed to will take place in the real world?


I was hoping to get the conversationalist achievement, but I must have missed something.


P.S. Sit through the credits for 50 gamer points.

It's a Trilogy so for theyre gonna be to sequels. I just wonder if the next one is going to take place controlling Desmond or if it goes deeper by bringing in another assassin.

Here's a link that speculates on the next two games and what all the writing means when you finish the game.
http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=175552&site=xbw
:lsduel: :duel:

golemrowan
11-19-2007, 07:24 PM
wow......... i need a ps3 or 360.

PoiuyWired
11-19-2007, 10:16 PM
I wish they would have just....


Let us play as a Medeival person dammit! no sci-fi necessary!

Agreed, maybe changing the era this time and go Resonance? Leonardo here i came, and he ain't a turtle.

Well, as with all things, more ways of fun random destruction is welcomed, just don't add stupid things to the game like putting poisonous rice on the floor.

Plus, we don't need a modern day type assassain game, we have hitman 2.

Darca Lar
11-20-2007, 09:19 AM
Yeah, I just beat it too, and there better be a sequel. And does anyone know about that stuff at the end? What's it mean? Really confused about that...

Ratmjedi
11-20-2007, 05:23 PM
Yeah, I just beat it too, and there better be a sequel. And does anyone know about that stuff at the end? What's it mean? Really confused about that...

Go up a few posts to my last one. I posted a link that should answer all your questions.

:lsduel: :duel:

Darca Lar
11-20-2007, 05:54 PM
cool, thanks. I'm gonna try and decipher some of this other stuff.

TiE23
11-20-2007, 10:03 PM
I spent two hours putting this together. Watch this and I promise you'll love it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdtBws7lRBg

GeneralPloKoon
11-20-2007, 11:56 PM
nice vids TiE!!!

Darth Groovy
11-23-2007, 11:19 PM
My store won 8 free copies of this game for being top seller of this title in the district. I am supposed to get my game in about 3-4 weeks. Let you know how it is then!:p

Seph
11-24-2007, 12:56 PM
I'll sum it up in 5 words, Best thing I've ever played

It really is amazing

Lightsaberboy
11-24-2007, 01:03 PM
whoa, the producer Jade Raymond's pretty hot.


not that that'd have any influence on whether or not I get the game. just sayin'. >_>

Seph
11-24-2007, 01:25 PM
whoa, the producer Jade Raymond's pretty hot.


not that that'd have any influence on whether or not I get the game. just sayin'. >_>
I know right, just throwing it out there

Det. Bart Lasiter
11-24-2007, 03:54 PM
whoa, the producer Jade Raymond's pretty hot.


not that that'd have any influence on whether or not I get the game. just sayin'. >_>Why would you not want to purchase Jade Raymond's Assassin's Creed (by Jade Raymond)?



http://i17.tinypic.com/7xy5rx3.jpg

TiE23
11-24-2007, 06:09 PM
Jade Raymond was the producer (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Game_producer) of Assassin's Creed. She saw over the development, an important position, but that doesn't mean she made the game. She's a pretty face for the game but she doesn't demand all the credit. Though she can program pretty well.

So Assassin's Creed wasn't made by *counts* 35 Jade Raymonds and a bored looking Korean-Canadian (?) woman.

Edit: If you made this pic Jmac, it's pretty darn good, looks like it took awhile to do.

Det. Bart Lasiter
11-24-2007, 07:07 PM
Jade Raymond was the producer (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Game_producer) of Assassin's Creed. She saw over the development, an important position, but that doesn't mean she made the game. She's a pretty face for the game but she doesn't demand all the credit. Though she can program pretty well.

So Assassin's Creed wasn't made by *counts* 35 Jade Raymonds and a bored looking Korean-Canadian (?) woman.
Thank you for letting me know TiE23 I shall make note of that.


How was she by the way?

Darca Lar
11-24-2007, 08:53 PM
Jade Raymond was the producer (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Game_producer) of Assassin's Creed. She saw over the development, an important position, but that doesn't mean she made the game. She's a pretty face for the game but she doesn't demand all the credit. Though she can program pretty well.

So Assassin's Creed wasn't made by *counts* 35 Jade Raymonds and a bored looking Korean-Canadian (?) woman.
That is a pretty funny photo, maybe they forgot a face.

Lorden Darkblade
11-24-2007, 09:32 PM
I really wanted to play this game but I don't have a next-gen console so I guess I'll have to wait a bit longer...

Monkey Mania
11-24-2007, 10:00 PM
Check this out! LOL *spoilers*

http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/411493

Lightsaberboy
11-25-2007, 02:38 AM
I really wanted to play this game but I don't have a next-gen console so I guess I'll have to wait a bit longer...

yeah, it's gonna come out on PC but not until sometime early next year.

JoeDoe 2.0
11-25-2007, 12:46 PM
The game is good IMO. the ending is a little dull but after it you can continue playing, so its achievement hunting time.

Lorden Darkblade
11-25-2007, 01:32 PM
yeah, it's gonna come out on PC but not until sometime early next year.

Good! Looks like I may be able to play it then...

Darca Lar
11-25-2007, 02:14 PM
Check this out! LOL *spoilers*

http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/411493
That was great! Hahaha!

Fish.Stapler
11-27-2007, 12:17 AM
Was playing this at a friends the other day...I don't know if I can explain the feeling of awesome I had standing at the top of a staircase fighting a train of guards while singing pirates of the carribean music :X.

Lorden Darkblade
11-27-2007, 09:51 AM
Was playing this at a friends the other day...I don't know if I can explain the feeling of awesome I had standing at the top of a staircase fighting a train of guards while singing pirates of the carribean music :X.

Ohh this makes me think I really wants my PS3 >_>

Darth Groovy
12-13-2007, 01:51 PM
Finally got around to playing it, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. In fact, I had a hard time finding a place to stop. Only reason I have not bought it yet, is that I am still waiting on my free copy.

Darth Groovy
12-21-2007, 11:55 PM
Double post...wewt!

Finally got my free copy today!

I love this game so much. It is not what I expected at all, and so much different than anything I have played up to this point. I have a hard time putting it down....like a good book, or a good movie. Awesome! :)

MrWally
12-22-2007, 12:27 AM
Wow. I read the three newest posts and they all include Groovy praising Assassin's Creed.

I should really try this game out.

TiE23
12-23-2007, 05:44 PM
Oh it's good... it's gooood.... gewwwdd.

access_flux
12-29-2007, 10:56 PM
cool! more games in this franchise! awesome :D

swphreak
01-08-2008, 11:04 AM
Just saw this on Kotaku. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q07tonhZre0)

Priceless.

Miltiades
01-08-2008, 03:07 PM
Haha! He looks around to see if someone's near, and then continues. :p

JoeDoe 2.0
01-08-2008, 03:45 PM
Just saw this on Kotaku. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q07tonhZre0)

Priceless.

Altair is scarred fo life...


I'm just playing the game now to get the achivements (flags), but I still LOL when citizens scream when a fresh guard corpse falls

TiE23
01-08-2008, 06:24 PM
Got a new video.

Assassin's Creed - TiE23's Gameplay Fun Time (Damascus) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7buGlUKdXak)

The other two I have.

Assassin's Creed - "Finishing Kills" Music Video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdtBws7lRBg)

Assassin's Creed - TiE23's Gameplay Fun Time (Acre) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VW9aWI8BHY)

Jeff
01-22-2008, 02:21 PM
PC Specs for Assassin's Creed (http://www.yougamers.com/news/17001_ubisoft_unveil_the_pc_specs_for_assassins_cr eed/)

:eek:

TiE23
01-22-2008, 02:37 PM
I have a feeling there will be very limited settings in the graphics other than resolution. This was made a console game first, so this may not be so great.

Miltiades
01-22-2008, 03:19 PM
PC Specs for Assassin's Creed (http://www.yougamers.com/news/17001_ubisoft_unveil_the_pc_specs_for_assassins_cr eed/)

:eek:

I thought I'd be safe for a while when I upgraded, but then this comes up. My PC will be able to handle, though probably just barely.

acdcfanbill
01-22-2008, 11:46 PM
that's just lazy coding, 2 gig minimum when they make it run on a console with 512.

BongoBob
01-23-2008, 05:40 AM
And 12 gigs for a game that fits on a regular old double layer 8 or so gig disk?

Come the f*** on :|