So I got Assassin’s Creed when it first came out because I thought it was going to be down right amazing and I had been waiting for it for more than a year.
After about the 4th assassination I realized just how bad the game was. It basically took the assassination formula which consists of climb tall building, do 3 mini games, kill guy with no skill requirements. Then you repeat that formula with out modifying it in the slighted 9 times. How absolutely boring!
So I just dropped it and didn’t finish the game. I did however buy Assassin’s Creed II hoping it will be better but due to life being crazy I never got around to playing it and it’s still in it’s wrapper. So finally I decided to get around to it, but first I would finally beat Assassin’s Creed I. So I load it up again and begin blitzing through all the boring missions, remembering just how annoying the free running controls can be at time.
Finally I come across the final assassination and up until now, the assassinations are stupid. You are supposed to gather a bunch of intel and use it to plan out your attack and do it all “assassiny”, however that NEVER works! All you end up doing is trying to sneak, getting discovered, ignoring the guards, walking up to the target, stab in face, listen to speech and run away. Eventually I just gave up the trying part. Except now the stabbing in the face is absolutely mind bindingly difficult. Until this point combat has always been hold R1 and press Square. Now it’s you just die. Took me about 50 attempts, 1 controller casualty and sacrificing all the belief I have my anger under control.
Anyways, he (spoiler alert: actually a she) is now dead and the “end game” begins where you get all the story twists and what not. Except it’s all predictable and the final game play has NOTHING to do with being an assassin. You walk along a straight line path, fight a group of enemies, rinse and repeat. Just holding R1 and pressing Square again. The main story is repetitive the end game is repetitive. I think Ubisoft made 1/100th of the game and then stuck it in a magic looper and made the rest of the content automatically.
Basically, this game was so bad I am afraid of playing the second one, but I must for I have spent money and I must pray the AC series redeems itself.