Empire Reviews Assassin's Creed

Pushing through high street crowds on a Saturday afternoon or squeezing onto a train packed with scowling commuters, it's hard to imagine how any game could find fun in jostling with a belligerent sea of humanity. But with sprawling ancient cities teeming with life and endless opportunities for mischief, Assassin's Creed shrewdly uses pedestrian gridlock as an ever-shifting backdrop for its diverse challenges and brutal combat.


Well I told you guys that the review was fishy listen to what they have out on their site now that they took down the review.

Assassin's Creed
Please note that the early review of Assassin's Creed that appeared here was published in error. The review contained misleading information about the game's control system which should be disregarded. Please wait for the final, full review, which will be published online on November 16th.

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Scythesean4877d ago (Edited 4877d ago )

in other words no free running like you want instead the game decides when you jump and how. So sad that makes this game lower on my must buy list.

FreeMonk4877d ago

Empire is one of the biggest selling movie magazines in the UK, so somehow I doubt that this is a bogus review.

Empire can be quite harsh on titles when reviewing them. Some movies that have received 5 out of 5 ratings from other sites have got a 4 star and sometimes 3 star ratings from Empire, so I expect other reviews to be a bit more optimistic!

RelloC4877d ago

damn you ubi. damn you.

mighty_douche4877d ago (Edited 4877d ago )

"But as there’s no jump button and your hero will perform most acrobatic moves automatically - Legend Of Zelda-style - the controls strip the game of the visceral thrill of making moves at precisely the right moment like you did in the developer’s earlier Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time, making AC’s most exciting moments feel flat and as if they’re being played by someone else."

this was very disapointting to hear :(

EDIT @ okcomputer, your totally right mate, i was hoping for a game that i could play like GTA, when i wasnt in a mission or on 'free play' i wanted to be able to just run around finding new jumps and challanges to set myself, this suggests to me if your running across roof tops you simply press forward and all the 'skill' is done for you, sure it makes it user friendly but IMO also severly reduces its longevity. shame.

okcomputer4877d ago

Yea thats the part of the review that stuck out to me the most. The evasive moves and freerunning seemed like the best part of the game in the previews. Making all that automatic seems pretty lame to me. Like the devs couldn't find a way to do all the things they wanted to and just put in a bunch of canned animations instead of a solid control scheme. Could you imagine playing prince of persia if all the moves were automatic? It'd take most of the fun/challege out of the game for sure.

iNcRiMiNaTi4877d ago

now im thinking twice about jump button? the first thing i was gonna do was run around the game trying to do some crazy moves and see what i can or cant jumps are retarded.

no jumps kills a big part of what made the game appeal to me

Lucreto4877d ago

From the look here it seems this in new information. I heard it was automatic nearly two months ago from a manager in GAME.

I thinks it will be fine as my timing it poor at best.

jackfatal4877d ago

i am skeptical about this game!!
i'll wait and see the reviews and people reviews!!

Charlie26884877d ago

Same here I think a demo or renting the game might help to persuade me but as or right now I don't know

ATLRoAcH4877d ago (Edited 4877d ago )

This review is questionable.

mighty_douche4877d ago (Edited 4877d ago )

just read the update, not sure why its 'questionable'?

Empire is a very reputable site/company.

ATLRoAcH4877d ago (Edited 4877d ago )

Its not so much the site that is questionable its the timing of the review and the fact bigger more known sites haven't reviewed it yet but somehow this site has it first.Another thing to point out that I thought was weird is this site reviewed Ratchet and Clank and gave it a five star rating.They reviewed Assassin's Creed four out of five stars but yet gave Assassin's Creed game of the month.I like Ratchet and Assassin's Creed it just seems a higher rated game would have gotten their game of the month.

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gamesblow4877d ago

I knew there wasn't going to be a jump button... I knew it! hahaah! I love how everyone is failing to report this bit of info. I remember when everyone was saying how Uncharted didn't have a jump button and it took away from the game and la la lalaal "well it came out to be false, thank god" but this is uncalled for. What a joke.