Nothing is True, Everything is Permitted
Assassin's Creed is, if not a perfect game, a perfect experience. Have you ever seen a movie where something was wrong, like acting, script, etc, but you still felt completely immersed and sucked into it anyway? This is what Assassin's Creed is like. As a game, it's good, but as an experience overall, it's fantastic. You are Altair, 12th century Assassin during the Third Crusade. You are assigned to take out nine authority figures who are exploiting and manipulating the land. But the storyline is so much deeper than that. It slowly snowballs, getting bigger and bigger, more immersing, drawing you in more with each cut scene, until you can't put the controller down or tear your eyes from the screen until you see it to the end. That's how good it is. But, even if the game has such a great storyline that gives great reason to play, the controls, interface, and game itself must be good. Thank goodness they are. The control scheme is perfect, and it makes climbing walls and free running an amazing experience. Also, once you master the learning curve for counter kills and fighting, you'll OWN every guard that draws their sword against you. The only minor flaw in this game is the repetition of the same kind of missions over and over again for each assassination target. Thankfully, it doesn't start to get old until the final target. Also, once you beat the game, (12-15 hours), there is still so much more to do. If your more action oriented, you can fight all the guards who are harassing citizens (it gets you achievements if you save all needy citizens in a city). For the exploratory types, finding flags hidden in every nook and cranny of the cities is great, and will also yield achievements. Overall, this game is a must-have. Or, if you know you won't want to go back and play more, a very worth-while weekend rent.
its a awesome game it makes you think and actually makes you take your time to find out stuff in the game its a awesome game.
I think it is awsome
It is the best game I have ever played and I think it would be even better if it was for Xbox 360 Kinect
this game is really fun but confusing, i got that game a week ago and probably havnt even done 10%! but then i got stuck and i also got bored of trying so i'm going to get the 2nd one because i heard its the best in the series
playable, but worst in the series
i live the ac series but 1 was slow, and had lame missions. If your gonna get into ac start with 2; now that's a game
A Great Stepping Stone for the Series
Four sequels later and looking back, the first entry in this series is a little out of place. The gameplay is different, the story is fairly simple this early one, and the combat is basic and fun to toy around with. This title served as the stepping stone to set Desmond's journey into motion, and honestly it's a very solid made game. Some of the elements become repetitive like gathering information and tracking the target. The only complaint I really have is the incredibly difficult puzzles that come with the extra content that reveals the secrets of the story, but with the internet this isn't even a problem. I recommend this game for anyone looking to get into the series or to fill a gap in the story for someone who has played any of the sequels, all in all a solid title.
Everybody loves assassins creed right? Well i guess so this is an alright games i still havent beat it but im pretty close i havent beat it because to me its kinda a slow paced game unless u are in a city doing a misson of some sort that why i gave it a 7 because it could be a little better but i would recommend the series to everybody.
The storyline of the game is one of the far best I ever seen. It immediately pulls you in. The dialogue are so well written that their meanings makes you ponder throughout the game. The gameplay is fun to the extent it does becomes very repetitive. The vocals of the NPC kind of get annoying after hearing the same dialogues countless times, such as the ones for the beggars you run into the game. My favorite part of the game are the cut-scenes that always makes me jump up closer to the screen.
This is a fun game to comeback to after you play the sequels just to tie in all the storylines.
ITS THE WORST GAME EVER
ITS THE WORST GAME EVER YOU CANT EVEN RUN BECAUSE THEY TRY TO KILL YOU THE STORY IS SO MESSED UP AND I MADE A MISTAKE BUYING IT
Good, for how old it is.
I first played this back when it came out, and I enjoyed it. About a year ago, I rebought it in hopes of finishing it. A good game, graphics and combat are good for what it is. It's not the "best" of the series, as many will say that AC2 and up is better, but you can't compair games that are 6 years appart. The game started horrable for me, as you can't use "counter kill" until the after the first assassination? The side missions do help in the sequences, but are not fully required. You CAN kill civilians, granted it hurts you, but once you beat the game, you won't suffer that penalty. There are flaws (Oh no!) like you can't swim, or the fact that you leave the animus after each sequence, which was a turnoff after AC2 came out. Graphics aren't to bad, granted it IS an old game, so you can't go in thinking it's going to have AC3 graphics and be a perfect game. It's a great starter in the series, and I do recomend it if you never played the series, or just want to kill time and templars.