Assassins Creed was one of the most highly anticipated games of 2007. I will start by saying that it doesn’t live up to all the hype and to me is not an “exceptional” game but in today’s console gaming world even high budget, heavily promoted games like this will come across as “regular” when put side by side with other great games like Bioshock, Halo 3 and Mass Effect (I recently started playing this ^_^).
Story and Experience
The game follows the ancestor of Desmond Miles who is kidnapped and brought to an unknown facility. The ancestor of Desmond is named Altair aka “the flying one” and the main game begins in the 12th century during the heights of the Christian crusades in the middle east. Three huge and uniquely designed cities, Jerusalem, Acre and Damascus are where most of the game takes place as Altair goes around assassinating targets while slowly unfolding the story. I don’t want to get too much into detail but by the end of the adventure there are enough twists in the story and other interesting developments that make me really like the story of this game. This game is a true next generation experience, the sound, graphics and presentation are of the highest quality. The busy streets, engrossing battles, interesting dialog and originality of this game does well to engross the player into the game.
Real Life Infidel
I for one really enjoyed when the guards and other characters in the game shouted “Infidel” at Altair while doing various actions because Infidel is the my gamer name and my friends kept calling me Infidel with a 12th century middle eastern accent whenever they saw me playing the game. Check out this game – rent it, buy it or borrow it, it’s kind of short but worth the experience and from the way it ended I know there will be a sequel.