Assassin's Creed **POSSIBLE SPOILERS**

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  1. Smasher

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    I bought Assassin's Creed at lunch.

    I was able to play for about 30 minutes before I had to go back to work.
    It certainly started out in a completely different direction than I thought.

    Anyone else get it?
     
  2. DaggersRage

    DaggersRage Autistic bastard.

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    My roommate said I'll have to wait till christmas. Shucks.

    But I know what "direction" you're talking about.
     
  3. Smasher

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    I stayed away from any reviews or "webisodes" or whatever so it was a nice surprise. I'm doing the same thing with Mass Effect.
     
  4. Scrappy

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    After all the hype I'm probably just going to rent it or wait until my friend gets it from Gamefly or whatever he has.
     
  5. seven

    seven RIP Poopers 4-1993/5-2008

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    I grabbed it yestaerday, I knew somewhat about the twist just based on speculation and an interview a voice actress had done.

    So far I'm enjoying it a lot. My friend couldnt sleep so he played and cleared out one whole area in one setting and now hates the game, complaining that its repetative. I've seen such in reviews but most any game can be considered as such and completing a large chunk of the game in one setting will highlight these issues.
     
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    I heard the game is long, huge, and hard to control.

    Truth?
     
  7. seven

    seven RIP Poopers 4-1993/5-2008

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    So far it is huge, the cities can be massive. No Idea on length, but like most open natured games you can avoid a good chunk of it and still get to the end.

    I think its pretty easy to control once you get used to it. It takes a while to fully wrap your head around it and comes much easier once you opress your instict to manually jump.
     
  8. shifty02

    shifty02 Greetings Programs

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    I got it today and I'm LOVING it!
    I already knew about the "plot twist" from the Assassin's Creed comic I got from Ubisoft's booth at EGS in Mexico City last month.

    The cities are MASSIVE and from what I understand the game is about 10-12 hrs long.
     
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    I think Gabes post over at Penny Arcade explains a lot. It certainly explains my friends failure with the game. All he was doing was rushing through it mission to mission, he still claims it would be super repetitive if he played it at a more casual pace, but it hasn't gotten very repetitive for me.
     
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    shifty02 Greetings Programs

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    Gabe was right on in his review. This game is frackin awesome!!
     
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    What's the plot twist? Spoilers please. Is this game related to Prince of Persia?
     
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    bought it earlier

    havent tried it yet

    [but i will soon :3]
     
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    SPOILERS

    It starts out in modern times -or possibly the near future.
    The whole adventure thus far is envoked by accessing a person's genetic memory through a computer called the Animus.

    Each adventure sequence is you reliving a memory.


    SPOLER FREE ZONE

    I played through the first actual mission last night.
    I see a lot of the reviews give it a 7 and talk about the repetetive nature of it, but so far I love it.

    It has the most realistic human crowd I have ever seen in a game, and it took a little while to get used to the fact that you only jump in context to where you are, but the jumps themselves are awesome.

    I LOL'd the first time I jumped off a building and I heard someone in the crowd say "Why would anyone do that?"
     
  14. McBradders

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    The game is fucking... wow, just wow.

    Beautiful too.
     
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    I just played it for the first time. The opening of it is a big WTF?? But so far I love free running and jumping. Love the citizens comments on me when I start climbing a wall... I kinda feel like Spiderman with no web powers. Spider-Assassin! I made it to Damascas, saved a few citizens, met the Assassin guild leader, eavsdropped on a few conversations. It is a hell of a lot of fun. The move through crowds like butter was a pain in the ass to learn. I failed it about 10 times before I got it in training. But now to do it, it rocks. Pickpocketing is a bitch still, but I love it! This game is awesome!
     
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    i'm caving...
     
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  18. Smasher

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    I got sucked into some Halo last night so I did not get to play as long as I wanted, but this is one awesome game.

    I feel like I am playing a movie.
    How did this game not score higher?
     
  19. McBradders

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    Because there is no such thing as good game journalism.

    Read Gabe's frontpage post regarding it.
     
  20. Deefuzz

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    That was a good post, it made me think twice.

    Though it is hard for those of us who have no rental service, when they don't put up a fucking demo.

    Thank goodness for Gabe and Tycho
     

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