Finally. Finally, a game that’s really starting to push the envelope of the next-gen systems.
Assassin’s Creed was released today, for the PS3 and the 360. I’ve been playing it — very slowly — for about four hours now. The thing is great.
It’s an 3rd-person open-ended mission-based game centered around the Crusades. Well, mostly. I don’t want to spoil anything in this game. If you want to spoil it a little and read a real review, try reading Gamespot’s review, linked from here (this is for the PS3 version).
Gamespot gives it a 9 out of 10 and Assassin’s Creed deserves it. I’ll leak one small thing from the review that doesn’t spoil anything; the introduction — “Assassin’s Creed is a beautiful and exciting experience that you’ll remember for years to come. “
I think this one goes right up there with the Grand Theft Auto series. You’re going to love this game. For the love of God, at least rent it.
I’d write more, but I have got to get back to playing it.
Bottom line: Assassin’s Creed is the first game that is really announcing, in a loud voice, that the next generation of console games (and consoles, period) have arrived. After this, good games are going to start coming out fast and furiously (including Grand Theft Auto IV, although that keeps getting delayed…).