The word from Next Generation's man onsite at this morning's Microsoft conference is dismaying - Assassin's Creed is looking bad. And, having watched the walkthrough on video we can see what's worrying Next Generation's frontline-camping chap.
It did look bad. The enemies that were killed on the roof were floating in the air. The concept and the story of the game seem to be okay.
That's just a DEMO, the game still in development and this issues are normal, in the beginnig we also see replicated characters as they say but that's stuff to be tunned after, apart from that issues the demo is funtastic and the game worth the money just to let us explore the cities, great work.
I suppose they should add Aladdin's magic carpet and the game will be more fun?
Is the PS3 the lead platform?
If so, maybe they are having trouble translating the AI from one format to the other.
I don't understand why MS would show a buggy demo and create this kind of negative press.
If the PS3 demo is just as bad then we may indeed see more delays.
my favorite part of the demo was during the fighting when the girl said "look how realistically the AI reacts", and all the soldiers stood there while each one was knocked to the ground and stabbed one at a time.
@DADO - When I looked at the demo, there was one guy pushed from the roof that fell to the ground. And one guy killed that floated in the air, or became hung up on the ledge. Why would you say "Enemies" as if this incident happened on more that one occasion?
@HowarthsNJ - Can any opportunity to blame Microsoft for something pass without you taking advantage of it. UBISOFT is the developer of the product. Why would you blame Microsoft for showing it. UBISOFT showed it, if you are going to put it that way, then MS and SONY should not have showed it, since it is on both platforms. Come on man, don't blame MS just because you're a hater.
@jromao - I agree with your comment completely.
Also, I am yet to see a game where the AI is 100% on point, you can always find some type of glitch. You know what because there are not humans, it is AI. Don't forget that as you get caught up the this nextgen dream that everyone seem to go overboard with.
They build special demos for E3 separate from the game build
The sad thing is I think if this was demo'd during the sony convention, the ps3 would've been pounded with insults..."the cell's power buwahahahaha the AI is so stupid so the cell is stupid hahahaha". At least it looks like the smart people realize this is a multi-platform...and a demo
That was painful. Not good at all. That explains the delays though. Looks like they need another one.
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GRAW 1 & 2 both had lots of bugs and glitches, Rainbow 6: Vegas has some bugs and glitches but are minor and now you got this, especially since AC was looking soo promising.
I was just thinking about this and I agree. I think Ubisoft is overrated as a developer.
I also agree. The quality of Ubisoft games seem to have been going down lately. Everyday they are becoming more and more like EA.
I thought the trailer looked fine. The game isn't even finished yet so it's unfair to start criticising [sp?] it. I'm sure the gameplay will be unique and entertaining, although, I hope they include more than one finishing move...
As for the Jug walkers, yea, there's quite a few of them but I'm sure that won't be the way it is in the final release. I'm guessing they included them to fill the town with more characters. If they are in the final release then, damn, these developers have some problems...
However, I've been very disappointed with Ubisoft over the past few years. What really bugs me is that they are a large 3rd party and produce quite a few games for all platforms. I'm contemplating not supporting Ubisoft anymore since most of the games released by them tend to be poor quality in my opinion. Unfortunately, EA takes Ubisoft's place if I do this...I'm starting to weep...where have all the great quality games gone?
And yet you are hyping Haze to be better then Halo 3? LMAO
Edit - Ok sorry then. Anyway I saw Haze today and it looks ok almost like a Far Cry HD game. It should be a fun game but match Halo 3 don't think so.
Ubisoft is a publisher NOT a developer.
Haze has nothing to do with Assassins creed.
The games are being made by two different companies.
Both published by Ubisoft.
But whatever, they're overrated as a publisher AND a developer.
The next Splinter Cell is looking ace and both Rainbow Six: Vegas and Ghost Recon 1 & 2 were amazing games. I think Ubisoft usually deliver games with top notch graphics and tight controls (R6:Vegas has some of the best controls to date in a fps). Almost every game has it's glitches, though I have never encountered glitches big enough to disturb the gameplay in any of Ubisoft's latest games. I think all this criticism is uncalled for, there are much worse developers/publishers out there that deserve it more.
games have bugs sometimes. Now it`s not like it was buggy all over the place. Just one bug where the ennemie stayed static. Note that the game is not finished yet.
ubisoft made game that looks sh!t
Whats even worst is that it is coming out with alot of other big games this fall. It will get lost in the shuffle. The should of dropped it this summer without a demo.
It's not all bad though. The acrobatics looked good and smooth. It looked like a too early to show demo but with some improvement it might be ok.
WOW..........now thats a real shocker, dis was definately considered AAA material. Not to say that it still wont be, but thats still unexpected.
seeing the video on t.v/internet it looked great. Idk what he is talking about...
at the very first start of the demo when he is on the top looking around you will notice that the windows and other things are popping off on the homes and then when he kills an enemy he stays in the air. oh by how the girl react nerveus(when those things happens) when she is speaking you will know it didn`t go very good for them
It looked good to me! A few bugs, but it's not done yet. I guess we'll see...
that what u get for dev on multi-platforms!!
I mean why couldnt they stay with Ps3 or was it 360! and focus 100% on just the 1 system...oh well I guess money drove them! I knew it go wrong somehow...hope the finish product can fix all of that ...but if it won't then damn!
the good news is did you listen to the developers when they were playing it, they laughed which means they are aware of those bugs and will hopefully fix them before it ships.
ouch and here i was waiting for this game with reall hype:(
What i ment was when they release the games and we eventurly finds some bugs/ glitches. they can always Give and Update to the game in other words Make a patch we can dl to remove those bugs. but i dont think it will be nessesery cause this game will rock belive me!
Oops xD i replied to the wrong person. i apolegies to you my man
I think i looked pretty damn good . sure its some glitch its just demo . they will ofc remove all of this bugs when the game comes out. and they can always send out some patches for the game.. Is pretty damn nice that everything is interactive. and you find your own way to kill or ecsape from ppl. im looking forward at this game.
I know what u guys r saying but not all games can be good in the finish product...the idea of this game is very good tho but not all great ideas turn out good...i guess we have to wait and see the final product
How are they going to 'patch' the game on the 360 core systems? Don't patch a game to get it to a release state. Delay the game and fix the important bugs.
this game has lost ALOT of hype since its gone multi-format. The drive for the devs to make it superb may have been lost. I don't really hear much of this game anymore. I hope it turns out good though, it has the potential to
it's not that chick spoiling everything... q:
women have a way, you know, to spoil everything.
will check the video and comment. but i still feel it's a great concept! (((:
I still like the concept of this game, but they have quite a bit of work left.
N4G is supposed to be about news, not one mans opinion.
N4G better start filtering out some of the crap that makes front line news or else people will start boycotting it and go back to Digg or somewhere else.
Seems like every second "story" is a load of crap, speculation or just plain fanboyism.
Get it sorted.
Little glitch with the body but it is a work in progress.
Personally I find the odd bug acceptable in an early demonstration, and to be fair the basic elements are falling into place nicely. I think they may have been under pressure to demonstrate it at E3 despite possible protest.
But then i'm probably inclined to buy anything Jade Raymond is demonstrating.
I had such High hopes for this game... now.. I MIGHT rent it.
It is so full of things that should not happen. Seriously. I mean look at the video again..
@ 34 seconds - Watch the windows pop onto the building behind him. "pop" "pop"
@ 1:02 - He jumps into the hay from 100 ft up.. and the hay does not move at all!! it only throws a LITTLE bit of straw in the air.
@ 1:12 a girl looks like she was punched by him, but he did not touch her AND she reacts to the hit before he does!
@ 1:15 Exactly the same thing happens.
@ 1:19 You can really notice how ALL of the characters are wandering aimlessly in circles and bumping into one another.. like lost blind people.
@1:30 a big guy walks right into you like you did not exist at all.. I swear all the people in this game are blind.
@1:50 - this is more of a personal taste thing - the glowing people are annoying. Is there a better way to point out people you can speak to?
@1:55 he walks into a person and gets blocked! he had to back up and walk around them.. what happened to people tripping on you before you even touch them?
@2:07 he is hanging from a wall with nothing to hold onto?!
@2:17 the guard is a manaquin. a blind manaquin
@2:42 THE FLOATING CORPSE!! Even better... his screaming continues after he his dead...
@3:23 Voice acting is mediocre.
@3:50 combat looks boring... and the bad guys each take turns one at a time. seems like all you do is hit x or something when they attack you. Also the glowing really takes you out of the game.
@5:35... did anyone realize that the guy he caught was the guy he was after?? a bunch of random people in the chase glew...
I realize it is a demo.. but it is one small level that was being displayed at E3!!! I am sure this level would have been fully polished. and it releases in Novemeber...
So yeah... it is a rental for me.
I SAID THE SAME BEFORE>. after seeing last trailer I said graphics SUZ so hard , low quality selfshadowing ,many glitchs bugs and so on.. POOR animations and physics (no physics I think ) ..
the artstyle (historical) and concept is amazing , sth like SC:conviction in history .. escape , run , hide.. and so on ,LOVE that (even in driving games like Mostwanted) .
and I love both concept .. hope to see a Bug free game from UBISUX
I feared this might prevail sooner or later because the fighting mechanics look boring as hell,apart from that everything else looks top notch.
i need some positive feedback for E3 discussions please! :)
Once a game is no longer a PS3 exclusive..the sony fanboys start tearing it to shreads and blames it's issues on being multi plat.
who has said that in this thread?
I'm not going to agree or disagree on the fanboy part, I'm sure it is a factor for some people.
However I think there might be truth to some negative effect from being a multi-platform game because it diverts their attention and they can't focus as much. If you look at most of the best reviewed and award winning games each year (except sport games), they were initially single platform games. Some were ported a year or two later, but that's different. At the other end of the spectra, many of the games coming out on all platforms (like movie tie-ins) are usually pretty bad.
I also think that is why first party games (always single platform) are usually among the best games.
Just food for thoughts.
Agree with ya' RealityCheck. Game that are single platform and later get "multi" label for multiples reason don't take the full potential of the console hardware I mean there multiples proof of it out there. The Dev get lazy and want the game out ASAP to make profit from the "hyper" but in the end the game its just a piece of junk or its just a low quality game compare with the other counterpart. Game like this like Jade Raymond said: "This game will be a franchise and nor just one game" need to be good from very beginning or all hope on the "franchise" will lost for good or for bad.
so the game is all set in jerusalem... sorta will be like oblivion i guess? what was the deal with the character bumping into the crowd of people... i feel that the swinging will eventually get really old...
i dont give a damm if this game was ps3 exclusice or not... but i was really on this game and after what i saw today... it make me think twice... it really looked like crap comparing with other games that alllready have in mind! i think it it a good lesson for UbiBastards
you fanboy smake me luagh
THIS is a video of a BETA stage of a game if you really want me to go all fanboyish the video for your'e preshis KZ2 lookedrubbish looks like they have spent amazing amounts of money on the graphics and forgot it was a game??? i do admit it looks god but nothing special not the game that going to make me buy a ps3 dont htink i will se one of thiose for a while
anyway back to assasins creed i think this game looks great just wat was expecting from the game if you were expecting to see something better you obvisuly wernt planning on buying it anyway ther only thing i think is pretty bad is when you counter attack an enemy although it looks fantasimo the othere enemy's just stamnd and watch there friend getting chopped up wen they could easily just poke the assasin in the brain and assasinate the assasin muahahhaa
I'm glad you said that because you're talking about KZ2 looking like "rubbish" and justifying AC because it's a BETA. Well fyi KZ2 was in the PRE PRE ALPHA stage. And by the way of it Ubi seems to be the ones who focused more on the graphics and not the gameplay judging by the demonstration. But in the end I hoping AC is a good game. But as of now It's a rental.
maybe because there trying 2 fix all on a dvd9
they should have focus on ps3 bluray
u cant really cant knocked them for trying
the way Microsoft is throwing away all that money at people
what im saying is they might have been runing out space
that all butthead
At risk of wasting my valuable time explaining something to a halfwit, the game was buggy because it's not finished, not because of DVD9 restrictions. If it looks like this on the 360 right now, it will behave similarly at the moment on the PS3.
I thought that would be an easy bubble kill, looks like someone beat me to it.
and the reason, because it looked like a step back from the previous demo... Well, it really was a step back.
Hopefully it was just a less-polished level, but only time will tell.
you sony fanboys and youre blu ray stop trying talk with sonys's c()ck in ur mouth all the time about blu ray omg i dont even ant to talk about it ---- so u r trying to say that this game is bad becus they are putting the data on a dvd instead of ur special blu ray disc I DONT F * K * N G think so fanboys should not be aloud on this website full stop all there comments should get deleated
you seem to type as if you got something far up your @ss.....could it be MS [email protected]
people are aloud 2 voice they own opinion
The animations were what bothered me , seemed a bit rough in places. The last part of the demo was bad ass though , free running above the dudes head
Now if the PS3 version sucks also then the game is going to suck...
But we have to wait and see the PS3 version. Supposely the PS3 was the lead development platform for this game.
Heavenly Sword is going to kill this game anyway...so this game is already lost....
don't delude yourself. There wont be a buggy version of a game on one platform and a smooth version on another. That's just asinine.
If the AI and Collision detection are bad on one system, they'll be bad on the other.
The only likely differences would be handling the frame rate if one console is slower and dealing with graphics. The underlying logic will be identical.
So unfortunately if the 360 version is rubbish then the PS3 version is too.
THIS IS BETA WE HAVENT SEEN ANYTHING YET AIT TILL THE FULL GAME COMES OUT AND THEN YOU CAN POST YOUR VIEWS OF THIS GREAT GAME TO COME
I will still want to get this game.
Let's all jump to it! You know, if they had been showing the final version of Assassins Creed I could see all of the complaining. But they are showing a pre-release version. We don't even know for sure if it is beta. If you take it for what it is, then it looks good.
Reserve your judgement for when it is released. Right now you're complaining about nothing.
U can kick me off this godforsaken gay ass website for using vulgar language....This post pisses me off....I don't suppose any of you saw Peter Moore accidently pause the game in front of a live audience and in front of national television audience....Do we criticize him?No...We let the guy talk and say his piece and we trust that he's legit in his words?
So the same goes for this tech demo they showed off last night at the microsoft press conference.....Yeah I'm not gonna lie...I knew something wasn't right when the charachter's started wire-framing out....But did any one else pay attention to how much detail they put into the entire city?And a obvious story-line...SOMETHING EVERY NEXT-GENERATION GAME SYSTEM IS MISSING....THE ONLY ONE GOOD ENOUGH TO SAY THAT FOR IS OBLVION....So let's tone it down with the 'it wasn't worth my time'...Cause just like this stupid opinionated post I'm posting about this gay ass post "Opinions are like ass-holes, everybodies got one!"...
but w/ that said, this could change before its release.
If things change we all know it WILL be a great game.
make this happen UBI.
I mean, give them a break, it is just a demo, glitches are to be expected and hopefully everything will be iron'd out.
The opening seen was impressive to me, when it got to the fight scene the graphics did seem (to me) to look a little different, But overall, I would still get this game.
Anyway, maybe all the negative comments will make them work harder, because this is an excellent idea, I would love to see it make triple A status
well if you remember, at the begining Jade says that it is a level we have not seen before (city ) so it could be the case that it is just less polished.
it is kind of sad, all the hype this game got, the raging battle over the fact that this game was so awsome and the 360 would never be able to handle it. then it went cross and all of a sudden nobody talks about it, the game is rubbish cos its ubisoft, the graphics are not all that !
they rushed there demo and didn't really have time to work on it before e3 im sure this game will be great
Are you freaking joking with this article? LOL!
The game obviously had some bugs because they probably had to rush out a demo for E3! Other than some glitches the game looked freakin' amazing.
lets just see the final product.