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1.0 out of 5 stars Assassin's Creed - PlayStation 3, 8 Aug. 2012
= Fun:1.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Assassin's Creed - Platinum Edition (PS3) (Video Game)
Assassin's Creed
PlayStation 3
Rated 15

Stats:
1 Player
HD 720p
Requires a minimum of 1330MB of free hard drive space.

Developed and published by:
Ubisoft Entertainment S.A.

Story:
Desmond Miles gets kidnapped by Abstergo and placed in a system known as the Animus, Desmond has to locate the Apple of Eden by syncing with a past ancestor and in the case of Assassin's Creed, that ancestor is Altair Ibn-La Ahad(a trained assassin) from the Medieval times.

Story review:
The back story actually provides good tid bits of history, that you might not of known about at school, but Medieval is quite a boring setting to lay host to the primary storyline of Assassin's beating his mentor to the Apple of Eden. Desmond's story at the beginning is a bit rushed, sometimes the creators need to lay foundations of a character first, before they go right in there guns blazing, which is what Ubisoft has done right here. However his story is somewhat explained through narration, but I think it's better to visually experience the kidnapping part than to have it explained to me through dodgy camera angles. I must say though, the story on a whole is dull and lacks any real depth or meaning; it's not the case of knowing what's what, but the case of please liven this up with some explosions. Anyway I've found the story to be dreary on a whole; so it's awarded 2/10

Visuals:
Like I mentioned in the other paragraph; the camera angles are dodgy, where you'll barely get a glimpse of the character's face, but it does say to press something when the screen glitches, but I don't want to be faffing when I'm trying to get the gist of the story. The graphics are subtle but not remotely exciting, they're just too bland and don't contain any real texture. 4/10

Gameplay:
Stalk and Kill is all you'll be doing, all day long. It's just boring, you can climb, stab, pray, sit, run/walk & push people, but no real surprising element to be add. When people are pursuing you, it's almost impossible to climb, cos he sometimes comes across dead ends on the wall, which unable him to go further. One question though: how is praying; blending?
I would've thought people would recognise Altair by the clothes he wears, but clearly that's not the case. 2/10

Conclusion:
Don't waste you time on this, it's tedious and boring. There's far more better games out there and besides Assassin's Creed II & Revelations explain Altair thoroughly either through recaps or through extra storlines; but both games don't require you to purchase Assassin's Creed at all. I bought the first, thinking I might understand the story better, but ACII pretty much outlines all I needed to know.
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