The stealth in Assassin's Creed sucks, and here's just a few reasons why

"Imagine yourself as a stealthy assassin or thief right now. You’re wearing a hood, you’ve got an impressive arsenal of concealed cutlery under your robes, and you’re athletic enough to give Michael Phelps a run for his money.

Now, imagine being unable to crouch. You also can’t press up against walls in order to hide from enemies. Also, you only have two speeds you can move at; you can walk forward at the brisk pace of a man strolling through the park, or you can sprint for your ever-loving life, making sure your every footstep is loud enough to turn heads at a nightclub. The guards who patrol the installations you regularly intrude upon have the eyes and ears of an owl on crack but the memory of an Alzheimer’s patient. Did I mention they have telepathy and can inform every guard within a mile radius of your presence? Also, those aforementioned installations often have only one door you can enter, which is usually heavily guarded by forces you have no chance of sneaking past or e...

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Root1978d ago (Edited 1978d ago )

You can't even crouch...there's a start

I mean, for example, Far Cry 3 had better stealth and that was a first person shooter.

SilentNegotiator1977d ago (Edited 1977d ago )

It's "stealth" the same way a zombie shooter gets called "survival horror" by all these young gamers.

Doesn't mean those games are "bad".....just not quite what they're called. It's a shame not to see real strong stealth and survival horror games these days :/

Bathyj1977d ago

Farcry is a fantastic stealth game. Thats how play it. I just cant believe you cant drag bodies.

Agheil1977d ago

You can't believe that for FarCry 3? Cause it is possible

Kenshin_BATT0USAI1978d ago

It's funny, ever since Jade Raymond stopped working on Assassin's Creed (after Assassin's Creed 2) The series began to suck, like a lot. It was no longer about assassinating or stealth tactics. Damn shame, a series with so much potential lost.

aLucidMind1978d ago

I don't recall AC1 or AC2 being stealth-oriented and I just played through them, and I'm the type who goes out of his way to be stealthy in just about every game I play if I have that option. Brotherhood had more orientation around stealth than any of them but even then, it was not very much.

bluetoto1978d ago

yea, I was just thinking to myself that the series has NEVER billed itself as a stealth game. It's an action game, why would anyone expect anything else?

Kenshin_BATT0USAI1978d ago

Stealth tactics, not stealth. Two different things.

admiralvic1978d ago

@ Bluetoto

Because when you use the term "Assassin", you expect some level of stealth. There isn't much more to it than that.

SilentNegotiator1977d ago

Jade isn't going to go out with you just because you defend her, Vashlion; you can stop pretending like she was important to AC's development. lol

bluetoto1977d ago (Edited 1977d ago )



"a murderer, especially one who kills a politically prominent person for fanatical or monetary reasons."

Didn't know they had added stealth as a requirement to the definition, just sayin.

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Dark111978d ago

Assassin's Creed is overrated anyway so no big loss here.

jaymart2k1978d ago

She's working on the new splinter cell.

360ICE1977d ago

The first Assassin's Creed didn't have any stealth at all. Or Stealth tactics.
In fact, the franchise has been getting more stealthy (with the exception of AC3), it's just that he stealth is too easy and too stupid.

The online mode has some alright stealth though. If you just run around and jump people that hardly gets you any points.

RickHiggity1976d ago

I don't recall AC1 and 2 playing all that differently from eachother.

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-Gespenst-1978d ago

I wish these games were a lot more stealthy. I don't think the controls would lend themselves well to it though.

You should be able to crouch though, it's ridiculous.

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Mutant-Spud1978d ago (Edited 1978d ago )

Assassin's Creed wouldn't suffer from a more linear, level based approach like other action games, so much of the present format is just filler anyway. I can see people wanting more stealth options, I personally use a ranged/stealth approach in most games where there's a choice but the best stealth games have that relentless forward momentum Hitman, Splinter Cell even some RPG's and FPS like Skyrim or Crysis and FC3 can be played that way .The AC series lacks that momentum despite it's controls and character development being very much focused on becoming an unstoppable killing machine, there's too much to get sidetracked on and it dilutes the experience.

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