IGN gives Assassin's Creed 7.7 (Xbox 360) and 7.5 (PS3)

If you play Assassin's Creed for an hour, you will probably think it's a fantastic game. But as Assassin's progresses, its dual storylines and repetitive quests begin to grow tiresome. There are so many great individual elements, but they are lost among the myriad of poor decisions from Ubisoft Montreal. Wasting the big twist on the first five minutes of gameplay is a tremendous mistake, but not nearly as damaging as the ill-conceived assassination investigation quests, which get old fast. The exploration aspects of Assassin's Creed and the combat are both plusses in my book. But those two elements are only a small part of the whole. And most everything else in Assassin's Creed is mediocre.

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Pika-pie4930d ago


They gave HS 7.0 and I thought that was great so I still may pick this one up.

Just wish there was a demo.

Gamespot-equals-EGM4930d ago

I'm not going to read the actual review (too lazy for that) but the video review was good and he brought up good points (for and against the game).

Gametrailers review was also good but they gave the game a 9.1.

So it looks like this is the type of game you definately want to rent to see if its a purchase or not. $60 is a lot of money to waste if you end up not liking the game.

MK_Red4930d ago (Edited 4930d ago )

What? They gave 8.5 to graphics? What more should a game have to get 9 and 10s... I'm kinda disappointed in IGN. Also the person in video review sounded like they'd give it 5 or something like that.

It says exploration and the combat are great and plusses... What? Didn't other reviewers said combat is not good? What is going on here? Reviews are really mixed. 2 of the reviews I saw said combat is not good and now this one says its good.
Still, compared to other games that got 8s from IGN and others, 7-7.9 is unfairly low for AC IMO.

chester4930d ago

in theory, i definitely agree. but i'll wait until i buy it and play through it to come to a conclusion. there's no way i'm not getting this game though. i absolutely can't wait.

sectionz4930d ago

all of those video reviews sound like the sky is falling .. they are not rock stars they just review games i guess.

Gamingisfornerds4930d ago (Edited 4930d ago )

They probably retracted points because of the tearing/pop-in and frame drops. You can have all the pretty graphics in the world, but if it isn't polished properly, it looses it's shine a bit.

Also, art is subjective. Metroid Prime could score a 10 for graphics because of the artistic achievements, even if it's on an "inferiour" platform, technically.

Btw, have you beaten the game yet? If not, then you cannot claim the game deserves a higher score. Atleast, not if you want to rate it in an objective manner.

ThaGeNeCySt4930d ago

Graphics - 8.5

but Halo 3 (which I love) got a 9.0 in graphics

I know it's all opinions but c mon... it doesn't take rocket science to see that Assassin's Creed has better visuals & better animations.

MK_Red4930d ago

Are you serious? IGN actually gave 9 to Halo 3's graphics!? Wow, looks like I have to remove IGN from my trusted sites list which only leaves me with GameInformer and GameTrailers.

power of Green 4930d ago

People were impresssed with the unmatched HDR lighting.

power0919994930d ago

I agree with you there. It really is very nice in game.

However to get a score based on one facet seems a bit odd to me. Overall graphics should be what is used to determine the score.

Not just one feature.

jASSon 3604930d ago (Edited 4930d ago )


you are suprised that halo 3 got a 9 for graphx?. Halo 3 is probably the best looking FPS of this generation. Gears is still the overall best looking game of all time, even a yearlater. But Halo 3 with its use of the HRD lighting and undeniably perfect character models are only possible on the world's most powerfull console.
so why did the PS3 version get a 7.5?. Probably worse framerate and ugly textures, just like every other multiplat game. if the ps3 version never was made then this game really would have shown a hint of what the 360 is capable of

EDIT: you guys need to get with the program. CoD 4 does look pretty good, but it is another matter of being multiplatform. the game would have really shown more of what the 360 is capable of if IW didn't screw the 360 community by puttin it on the ps3 also. It shows that their resources where tapped out by the fact that the 360 version doesn't even look any better than the ps3 version. its a great looking multiplatform game, but doesn't compare to what 3+ years of working solely on the 360 gets you. thats halo 3 of course LOL!. HRD lighting, terrific sound, and the character models do look better than CoD 4 too. better friendly AI as well. the AI in cod 4 is teh suck because they had to code it first for the cell (it is harder to work on). that ruined it on the 360 also because it was too expensive to do it all over again. thats why in Cod 4 you see friendly AI not moving much or doing anything. Of course in Halo 3 you somtimes see a friendly shooting at random rocks and bushes, but that is the fog of war confusing them. it makes them more realistic, its like there scared LOL!

and UT3 won't come close to Gears. its already confirmed that the PC version of Gears only looks slightly better, and that is only because PC moniters support higher resolutions (TVs only go so high, so that is all the resolution they needed to put into the 360 version of gears). Ut3 is being designed with the cell in mind, which holds it back altogether. Mark Rein said that they had to slow down the PS3 version because the PS3 can't run it well

ShiftyLookingCow4930d ago

you guys need to read the review. Halo 3 framerate and quality was somewhat consistent. Framerate and Quality for COD4 was superb. According to IGN, AC has problems(many texture pop-ins, framerate issues-esp with the PS3 version in the last third of the game). Though Assassin's Creed still looks really fun to play.

Captain Tuttle4930d ago

Apparently it's got some framerate issues.

Unfortunately my gut was right on this one I think. I always had a bad feeling about it.

CRIMS0N_W0LF4930d ago

Halo 3 Best Graphics ? Are you kidding me?
Orange box which is an old game port is more graphical.

Bioshock is WAY MORE graphical.


power of Green 4930d ago

Who keeps dissagreeing?, I'v read many Halo 3 reviews and lots of people loved the over all look for what Halo is. The HDR Lighting and overall look brought it all together. Halo did not get low graphical scores across the board.

sonarus4930d ago


I seriously hope you are joking about halo 3 graphics. i have halo 3 and the graphics suck. I would compare the graphics to haze and i think graphics suck. Near perfect character models. i truly hope that thats not the best this gen of gaming has to offer. I do agree gears has pretty much the best graphics to date but UT3 graphics will surpass it.

Tryst4930d ago

360 ftw - you truly do have sh!t in your eyes

Valik214930d ago




you are so stupid and blind, get your head out of the billy's hairy ass and judge the things with an open minded view.

Who says that ps3 or 360 is SHI.., is a loosers.

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Chabbs04930d ago

they gave the ps3 version a 7.5, dropping because they only gave 8 instead of 8.5 for graphics.

jASSon 3604930d ago

PS3 fans are used to that by now LOL!!

ShiftyLookingCow4930d ago

explanation is in the review. While I dont think the overall score is fair, dropping .5 points for the graphics is fair if what IGN says about PS3 version is true. It looks like Ubisoft rushed this game and didnt let devs do their job. Kind of sad(esp when seeing the GameTrailers HD review).

snakeater34930d ago

they gave a lower score for graphics on ps3 because now they know, after seeing ratchet and uncharted, what the ps3 is capable of (ie grphx unattainable on the xbox360)and the reviewers are expecting more of sonys machine. other than that, both versions look identical. the only difference is that assassins creed on 360 is a wow compared to, say, halo....and the same assassins creed on ps3 looks meh compared to uncharted . so there you go

darkwing4930d ago

i'll wait for the sequel