With the sequel due to be released next month, the price of Assassins Creed has fallen to just £8.95 on The Game Collection. This is the cheapest deal currently available according to price comparison – although they only have 19 left in stock at the moment so it might be a good idea to get in there fast on this one.
Although no one could deny that Assassins Creed features some of the best graphics on any Xbox 360 game, it’s just a shame that the whole thing gets let down by repetitive gameplay. Unfortunately the missions just aren’t varied enough and always consist of having to go through the same old pre-assassination build up. You either have to follow a target, pick–pocket someone or eavesdrop on a conversation.
This means that although you’re initially awestruck by the graphics, and convinced this is shaping up to be one of the best games you’ve ever played, it doesn’t take long before you start to get fed up with the repetition. However that is not to say the game is a complete let down, on the contrary, the way in which the designers have recreated the 12th century cities of Acre, Damascus and Jerusalem is simply stunning.
The narrow, winding streets which team with yelling traders, monks, soldiers - even lepers – give Assassins Creed a sense of authenticity and life rarely captured so well by a computer game. The combat system is also a lot of fun – although after you master the counter attack move you can literally take on armies of crusaders. Although £35 might be a little steep, at £8.95 this is an absolute bargain, so get in there while you can.