Posted: May 18
Compared to Assassin's Creed II, this game is unexciting and bland. It's really disappointing as the first entry for the series.
+ Having completed Assassin's Creed II and subsequent games in the series, I can say the whole plot behind the Assassin's Creed franchise is great and well designed.
+ Various weapons and fighting styles, use hidden blades and swords to strike down foes.
+ Free climbing and running, you can scale walls and buildings. A lot of the environment can be interacted with.
- Constant crashing on the latest GPU's (late 2014), GTX 970 4 GB, to the point of being unplayable.
- The game world seemed really dull during my brief playthrough. It's quite bleak and lacks a lot of colour. The controls were also an abomination.
- Graphically it's nothing fantastic. Even during release it was arguably poor graphics for its time.
- For a game about assassination it's surprisingly lacklustre when it comes to the act itself. It's not really a stealth game, there aren't many creative ways to carry out assassinations...it's just odd. Assassin's Creed II struggled with this as well, but it was far more fun and interesting, so I can forgive it.
- Constant repetition with menial tasks, like eavesdropping, interrogation and pickpocketing. Boring.
- Pause interface is obstructive and annoying.
Overall Score 4/10
In my experience the games in the Assassin's Creed series are decent but have never had that 'wow' factor. Assassin's Creed is probably the worst, and well worth skipping. Starting with Assassin's Creed II is your best bet. You won't miss out on much of the vital story anyway, and you'll save yourself from this painful game.
It's definitely not good, or anywhere close, but it's not horrific at the same time (although it's close). It's just ehh..very, very bad.