Penny Arcade defends Assassin's Creed, Feels sorry for reviewers with low scores

Penny Arcade writes:
"Imagine what an open ended sandbox title must look like to a reviewer especially right now. How many games do they have piling up on their desks? A game like Assassins creed isn't meant to be played under a deadline. You shouldn't be trying to beat it as fast as you can so you can move on to Mass Effect or Mario Galaxy. As soon as I gave myself a deadline all of a sudden I understood all their complaints. It was like a fucking Escher painting. I had put myself in their shoes and suddenly the landscape flipped and I could see games from their perspective. In the end I wasn't angry at them for their bad reviews. I actually just felt bad for them."

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MK_Red4931d ago

Penny Arcade FTW! Seriously nice and good points. This game indeed shouldn't be played quickly and under a deadline and if some reviewers couldn't enjoy the game, it's their loss not game's fault.

Jdash244931d ago

completely agree,

great find btw

MK_Red4931d ago

Thanks :)
But the credit for finding this superb article should go to rgun who tipsed the story.

riqued4931d ago

The damage has been done, I don't see myself buying this game. Penny Arcade didn't actually say whether the side mission are repetitive or what.

MK_Red4931d ago

riqued, that's not the point. As Penny Arcade said, this game is about the experience and one that should try to enjoy it simply for itself rather than to finish it ASAP and getting ready for the next game like Mario or Mass Effect.

Gamespot-equals-EGM4931d ago (Edited 4931d ago )


EDIT: BTW, this guy (Gabe) is full of crap. The big difference is he didn't spend $60 of his own money to play this game so he could sit back and be very, very open minded about this game.

BUT if a person has to actually spend $60 of their own money to buy this game (instead of it being paid for by their employer) then people are usually much more critical and much less forgiving. Big difference.

rgun4931d ago

Thanks for the kudos, MK_Red.

SharpeNoir4931d ago

MK_Red's Assassin's Creed defence force! I'm also really really excited about this game! I like its new setting, I've always enjoyed reading about the Crusades (former History student) but haven't had a chance to live them, Assassin's Creed is giving me that chance! I must say thought I am pretty surprised with the really inconsistent reviewing of this game. The only explanation I can find is that its just going to be lost on some people who don't find the concept or the subject interesting enough to play through and appreciate, while others are simply going to fall in love with it. It's exactly the sort of game I'm going to appreciate, definitely from what I've seen so far! Therefore I will defiantly be buying it on Friday when its released here in the UK. It looks fantastic!

MK_Red4931d ago (Edited 4931d ago )

Thanks for superb find and tip, rgun
Specialy kudos for you :)

"MK_Red ====> the one-man Assassin Creed Defense Force
lol, I don't agree with your comment (Because none of reviewers pay for games but they do talk about games with that in mind) but gotta agree that was a good one.

SharpeNoir, thansk for the great comment :)
We're ACDF!

judd4930d ago

If there was such a thing as the Assassin's Creed Defense Force, I'd want to sign up. I've been telling all my friends to ignore the bad reviews. I am loving this game.

Tuesday, I played from 6pm until 3 am, then yesterday I didn't get home until 8pm, but started playing right away and played through 3am again. Both times I had to be up at 7am, but I didn't care - this game is just that good. So, I have logged 16 hours and just assassinated the 6th target. I have spent some time exploring, and I have to say the replay value should be pretty high. The only thing I wish they added was a total percentage of completion stat for the game and tracking for how many assassinations and other kills you had.

I am playing the PS3 version and one of my friends has the X360 version, and I have to say they both look great. A little bit of screen tearing here and there in both, but neither makes that big of a difference. No framerate problems on either. It's great that everybody (that doesn't listen to the idiot reviewers) can enjoy this game. All in all, I would give the game a 94 out of 100. The 6 points is for the screen tearing.

sectionz4930d ago

6-8 hours of this game is good .. i really cannot see myself enjoying 20 hours of it since after the 6 mark its starting to be really sameish .. the only reason they are defending it is because they are personally involved .. AS USUAL WITH THEM .. they never attack something they are politically close too .. hows that for balls.

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CRIMS0N_W0LF4931d ago

That is an intresting read.

TheMART4931d ago

Interesting to say at least. That could actually be the reason why the reviews are so different

LSDARBY4931d ago

I actually agree with this twat

TheMART4931d ago

Well even you tard may agree

MK_Red4931d ago (Edited 4931d ago )

We have finally something that we can all agree. Kudos to Penny Arcade for the intersting article and kudos to you for cool comments.

power of Green 4931d ago (Edited 4931d ago )

Didn't mean to agree with you. -bubbles for you.

I don't agree about reviewers being rushed because of ME and Mario but I do agree the number of games in general is causing systematic grading thats hurting games. Would have been an spot on" opinion if it wern't for them blaming specific games rather than the amount of them.

solar4931d ago (Edited 4931d ago )

lmao!! i havent heard that word uttered in years. bravo! and i agree that you agree he is a twat. bubbles!

edit: lmao! i wasnt even talking to you pog. ::rolleyes::

ElementX4931d ago

It's pretty f'ing sad when saying "twat" earns bubbles.

power of Green 4931d ago

I think he was being a sheep and did not see the minus symbol in front of the word bubbles in my post. J/K

InMyOpinion4930d ago

I bet some reviewers will try and rush through Mass Effect as well. Would be a waste of good gaming. I've played it a bit and I found myself just walking around the spot where you first land for about 15 minutes. Looking at the amazing surroundings and searching for upgrades. A tip is to turn of the grain filter, although it gives the game a certain mood it looks better without it. I bet that when you land on the first mission it will take at least 30 seconds until you actually move your character. The beauty of the game is mesmerizing.

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Hapimeses4931d ago (Edited 4931d ago )

Great find, and a great read. Thanks for posting that MK_Red (and tipping it, rgun). I agree with Mart /et al/ that this may indeed be a primary contributing reason to the wildly divergent reviews for this game.

Personally, I'm quietly looking forward to it now.


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