Assassin's Creed Greatest Hits - PlayStation 3
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- Platform: PlayStation 3
- ESRB Rating: Mature
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It looks very good, but some of the game mechanics are frustrating; in spite of a slew of fight moves, the counter is the only one that's useful/needed, making for some shallow combat.
There are some rather bad choices of action buttons, the details of which I'll spare you; the intention may have been greater immersion, by requiring a certain degree of attention on the part of the player, but the effect in my case was frustration leading to quite the opposite.
The missions are essentially consisting of:
(1) run around the city climbing towers or get some hint from city's assassin union rep about location to get info on assigned target;
(2) gather two or three pieces of information through one of three possible avenues: beat it out of someone, steal it out of someone's pocket, get it by killing on behalf of another assassin that will in turn tell you something;
(3) run around the city to find your mark;
(4) kill that mark (in most games this would be a boss battle, here it's easier than step (2) above) and return to your local union rep and then union leader for the pat on the back.
Then take this mission structure, and multiply it by nine, changing the location. Then add two more missions at the end that don't fit this pattern; and just as you start to think "great, finally something different" it's over.
Here's hoping the soon to be released sequel Assassin's Creed II won't just offer more of the same.
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This is a TREMENDOUSLY BEAUTIFULLY GAME. The first thing that grabs you is how REAL the city environments feel. The graphics are just OUT OF THIS WORLD! You will need a very good PC to enjoy their full potential (minimum requirements provided below), but real skies, dynamic shadows, facial expressions and realistically flowing robes are only beginning to describe it! Run on a roof and the other citizens will gather around and comment on your crazy behavior! Throw someone on a vendor's cart and he will come after you complaining about his ruined produce! And the city is alive well beyond your character. If only BIOWARE could take some lessons for its next BALDUR's GATE...
Adding to this is the wonderful sound! From the crowd murmurs and the NTCs cries for help, to the whistling of the wind and the well-chosen background music, a good sound-card and speakers set is recommended to truly enjoy this game. If you have a 5.1 speaker system (I do not) I can imagine the experience to become even more immersing.
As to the gameplay, you control Altaïr ibn La-Ahad ("The Flying One, Son of None"). He is a member of the Assassin Brotherhood that sides, well, with both...sides, during the 3rd Crusade. In a story twist, he is also your ancestor, the game being your/his flashback memories. This is a twist I could do without, but I would guess it lays groundwork for the sequels.Read more ›
The side quests are repetitive but hey, it's the most FUN i have had playing a game in awhile (it's not a grind to play this game). I actually had to restraint myself from getting into fights unnecessarily and assassinating people around me.
The game is a little bit too easy once you've master certain skills.
Minor petpeeve i had. The dude can jump off a 500 ft tall tower, jump around roof tops and doesn't die. But he drowns every time he falls into the water... must be the knives weighing him down.
Beat the game, sold the game, but probably will buy it back when it is $20 used or something.
The Game looks... um.... Dated, but that's not the games fault, they just haven't aged well. They don't look bad at least...
This is the Interesting part, This series kept getting better and better, but here I am looking at its progenitor, the first game. The gameplay was fun (Back when It was Released) it's Different from other open-word games. Although I found that Climbing was a Little on the slow side.
The controls here are different, good.... but different. Basically the face buttons act as "Low Profile" actions whilst holding the Shoulder button and pressing the same buttons act as "High Profile" Moves ( EXAMPLE: B/O would just be a push but Holding the Shoulder button AND pressing B/O would grab and throw someone)
The story is intriguing. The story follows Desmond Miles, A bartender who was recently kidnapped by Pharmaceutical company Abstergo , who reveal that the have some sinister intentions. A scientist hooks you up to a machine called the Animus, A machine capable of reliving an ancestors past. Abstergo wants to find out where an artifact is, the last person to see it? Your ancestor Altair! Altair is an Assassin living during the Crusades. Sound interested?
Gameplay needs work
Game hasn't aged well
Altair is kinda dull ( And a Jerk )
This games only purpose nowadays is to make you appreciate the sequels more. but for what it's worth nowadays.... Go get it!
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One of the most beautiful but boring and repetitive games out on the PS3. I retried playing this game on PS3 but it just doesn't have lasting appeal nor does it have trophies... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Gammon Karn