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Fun, but repetative. Gamepad essential.
on 1 February 2010
Overall a good game, there is fun to be had by simply moving around the gameworld. Action gets quite repetative though, you will find yourself using the same moves again and again, and the sandbox appearence hides an essentially linear game. The storyline is a little cliched, but to be fair, if you're going to find a secret Templar conspiracy anywhere, it'll be in the holy land at the time of the crusades.
I would strongly recommend playing this with a gamepad (the xbox 360 usb pad for instance, though my Xbox pad with a modified cable worked well) as this is very obviously a console game; the controls and menu system haven't been optimised well for the pc.
I did finish it, and overall I had a good time, but it's worth considering forking out the extra for the sequel. If you've only played the sequel and are considering this for backstory, be aware that backstory is pretty much all you'll get; you will find the game much more limited.