Gamespy Reviews Assassin's Creed. 7/10 "Ubisoft's Creed may be awe-inspiring, but is it worth following?"

Assassin's Creed is a bloody dive into a beautiful world of warriors and the assassins who hate them. Beautiful animation, stylish low-saturation graphics, and city-wide chases are all fundamentally wonderful in Creed. There really isn't another game quite like it. Unfortunately, there isn't another game with issues quite like Creed's, either. Assassin's Creed tries to be a stealth game, an action game, a stealth kill game and a platformer, and to innovate in each category. But for each amazing step forward, Creed takes a half-step back.

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CRIMS0N_W0LF4930d ago

um reviews that gave it 7- said its short?

shmee4930d ago

reviews ranging from 9 to 6 for AC

I am simply confused. I expect the same for Mass Effect. I think that game will also get many 5/6 especially from European reviewers

Marceles4930d ago

Nah Mass Effect is too eagerly awaited and the hype train is moving mighty fast for it...ME is definitely getting guaranteed high marks.

These reviews are so confusing, but I've already preordered it and have no plans to cancel. Even if it's an average game, I think it'll be a cool experience. Seems like everything has to be so "innovative" and "next gen" these days...2 terms that are definitely overused

Assassin4hire4930d ago

either its a 9.5 or 7.0.... thats a big difference

MK_Red4930d ago

Agreed, scores are either between 9.1 to 9.5 or 6.7 to 7.5. The only exception is Pro-G's 8.

PS3 Limps on and on4930d ago

last night I went to bed thinking Assassins Creed was a masterpeice. And this morning I woke up to find out the game is a bomb. Kinda of a surprising.

tethered4930d ago (Edited 4930d ago )

Well its only kind of a bomb because its getting some really good reviews too.

Games Radar
With its riveting story, beautiful visuals and surprisingly lifelike world, Assassin's Creed is an incredibly deep, enjoyable game that kept us addicted from beginning to bizarre end.

Game Informer
Its stunning visual style, high concept story, and wildly open level design are like nothing else, even if too much repetition begins to frustrate in the later hours. It’s a game people will still be talking about five years from now.

The first half of Assassin’s Creed is a truly clairvoyant experience. You’ve never played anything like it. The sagacious story, incalculable crowd interaction, and unprecedented freedom to traverse the environment how you choose are landmark moments. Over time, repetition rears its ugly head, combat becomes a necessary routine, and dimwitted foes snatch you out of the third crusade and remind you that you’re playing a game.

Yahoo! Games
Assassin's Creed is a solid enough game to overcome its awkward plot device. It doesn't much matter why you're in the situation you're in. What matters are those wonderful moments when you're sitting on a tower overlooking one of the most gorgeous cities you've ever seen in a game, and you know it's all yours to play in.

Don't get me started on the ending. This pretty much nailed the coffin shut on the game's fate as a good but not stunning title. You'll have to experience it for yourself, but it simply didn't deliver what it should have. It left me wanting more, which Ubisoft may well see as job done, but gamers don't buy games with the hope that they're completed within the next few years; they want a conclusion straight away.

It attempts a lot of ambitious things and it almost succeeds at every one. But it's apparent that these grandiose ideas may have been a little too much to master the first go-round. But hey, at least the groundwork is laid for a killer sequel -- right, Ubisoft?

Wow, From 100 to 70.

I'm still going to pick it up tonight though, along with a new PSP.

Maestro4930d ago

Assasin's Creed = Disaster of the year

power0919994930d ago

However I think Lair owns that crown.

I didn't think it was a bad game, but most everyone else seems too. :(

TheTwelve4930d ago

Nah. We need to see some 4 and 5 scores to say that.---12

Milkman5414930d ago

Nude Pics of Jade Raymond then it would be 9+++ scores...

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