Well, well, well, the long anticipated Assassin's Creed. Played it, beat it, thought it was great but just one problem: repetition. Now don't get me wrong this is a GREAT game! The graphics are fantastic, the controls are great, and the gameplay is fluid. The storyline is a bit different but after the first couple of missions it starts to make sense. But the repetition is just annoying. The first three missions are great but after that it's the same thing over and over again. The game does try to add some spice to itself with different types of objectives but it falls short. The objectives have all been done before and they usually suck in the other games that have tried it. Now on to a positive note, the graphics. Oh my God! These graphics are so great! I didn't get a chance to play it on my HDTV but even on SD it's something spectacular. The way they lay out the cities and the way they have them looking, perfect! Also, the voice-acting is great! Everything the people say, and how they say it sounds and looks real. The storyline, like I said, is a bit unusual but it works. I think, from the ending, there will be a sequel. In fact, I'd be surprised if there isn't! I won't spoil anything but the way they ended it didn't really answer all the questions and leaves off like the end of a TV show would at the end of the season. The game does take a while to beat, however. If you're like me, you'll want to go for all the side quests (which I did by the way, just to get the achievements) and that will add about 1 to 2 hours of gameplay. The game, without the side quests, will take about 6 to 8 hours to beat. Maybe longer, that's just a estimate. This game is a definite rent but if looks really appealing to you, then definitely buy. Chances are you'd be better off buying it cause you'll probably rent it more than once. Luckily for me, my friend let me borrow his copy. So I'm good there because I'm not going to play it again because I got other games but if it looks really good then buy it. If not, rent it.

-Alex (PDB), Xbox 360 Team

Graphics - 9.5 (sometimes quirky)Story - 9.0 (good but repetitive)Gameplay - 9.0 (laggy and glitchy sometimes)Sound - 8.5 (loud when should be quite sometimes)Verdict: RENT 8.5/10 (only rent because after beaten, nothing to do)

 


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