3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Once you get past the graphics.....,
This review is from: Assassin's Creed (Xbox 360) (Video Game)
Okay, okay - so it looks visually stunning and climbing over buildings across large cities is good fun. But once you get over the initial novelty what you're left with is a game that could have been so much more.
Firstly, the twist in the game is revealed very early on, but unfortunately it's a twist that only serves to slow the game down in the long-run.
As a result, the gameplay aspect seems to have taken a huge setback at the expense of the graphics; you climb a few towers, scan the area, jump into a conveniently placed hay-stack and play through missions that mainly seem to consist of eavesdropping, pick-pocketing, beating someone for information and rescuing distressed citizens. It all becomes quite repetitive after a while.
What was potentially a candidate for game of the year seems to been a product of hype, with the first installment merely a setup for the inevitable sequel.
Beautiful, but disappointing.