"Assassin's Creed is a beautiful, exciting experience that will stay with you long after you finish it." - GameSpot
"_ offers a unique mix of action and exploration that deserves to be experienced._" - IGN
Assassin’s Creed is the next-gen game developed by Ubisoft Montreal that will redefine the action genre. While other games claim to be next-gen with impressive graphics and physics, Assassin’s Creed merges technology, game design, theme, and emotions into a world where you instigate chaos and become a vulnerable, yet powerful, agent of change.
The setting is 1191 AD. The Third Crusade is tearing the Holy Land apart. You, Altair, intend to stop the hostilities by suppressing both sides of the conflict.
You are an Assassin, a warrior shrouded in secrecy and feared for your ruthlessness. Your actions can throw your immediate environment into chaos, and your existence will shape events during this pivotal moment in history.
Realistic and responsive environments: Experience a living, breathing world in which all your actions have consequences. Crowds react to your moves and will either help or hinder you on your quests.
Action with a new dimension – total freedom: Eliminate your targets wherever, whenever, and however. Stalk your prey through richly detailed, historically accurate, open-ended environments. Scale buildings, mount horses, blend in with crowds. Do whatever it takes to achieve your objectives.
Relive the epic times of the Crusades: Assassin’s Creed immerses you in the realistic and historical Holy Land of the 12th century, featuring life-like graphics, ambience, and the subtle, yet detailed nuances of a living world.
Intense action rooted in reality: Experience heavy action blended with fluid and precise animations. Use a wide range of medieval weapons, and face your enemies in realistic swordfight duels.
Next-gen gameplay: The proprietary engine developed from the ground up for the next-gen console allows organic game design featuring open gameplay, intuitive control scheme, realistic interaction with environment, and a fluid, yet sharp, combat mechanic.
*Supported Video Cards at Time of Release: ATI RADEON X1300-1950 / HD 2000 / 3000 series NVIDIA GeForce 6600-6800 / 7 / 8 / 9 series
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AC1 was a good game. It wasn't perfect. It had a lot of flaws. However, the concept and vision of the game had incredible merit. Altair, while underdeveloped, was an amazing protagonist. The setting during the Crusades was incredible and interesting. The story was engrossing and probably one of the best Ubisoft has ever done. I'd rank this game just below AC IV and AC II. If you have played AC or are looking to become a fan of the series, this game is an absolute must.
This game introduces us to an amazing story that takes place throughout history. The development of the main character was really well done and the way the pulled all the strings of the story together was really interesting to follow. My only gripe is that the missions were not completely imaginative with the same formula basically repeated 9 times throughout the game. Do 3 things, do 3 more if you want to and then kill someone. It is a little repetitive but its good fun and Altair became the legend.
The first Assassin's Creed has a lot of history to it (literally and not literally). It brought to life a franchise that would later become a fan favorite. One of those games everyone knows (think Call of Duty). It was a time where there was no cash grabbing from franchises, so every game received some true love from the developers. This first game introduces the mechanics for which the franchise would become known for: the parkour-style of climbing building and running through towns with very fluid movements; the assassination of targets with your signature Hidden Blade; and of course, the Leap of Faith. However, it's not without its problems. The first Assassin's Creed is widely known to be very, very repetitive, and that's true. When you get kinda close to the end, the game becomes a chore, so you'll probably play like 20 minutes before stopping to come back again latter. It also has very long and unskippable cutscenes, and I mean that. VERY long! Today, the first Assassin's Creed is obsolete. Every game after it is so much better it's just not worth it to come back, unless you play it first or you really want to know how it all started, given Altair, the protagonist of this game, is such a key point in later games.
This game is so underrated. The combat is very advanced for its time. It's fluid and the animations are brutal. It's worth noting that in earlier segments of the game, the combat can actually be quite challenging (a rarity for Assassin's Creed games). Despite the combat being great, there are many opportunities for stealth if you're good enough to not get caught. It's also worth noting that the graphics are still good to this day, and with some tweaking with the graphics it can easily look like a modern game. The game really shines during it's assassination segments. After you've collected enough information on your targets, you can make a plan based on that information and attempt to kill your target. Each assassination is very different and each target adds to the complexity of he story. The only con to this game is that it's extremely repetitive. If you want to 100% the game, you'll be required to collect 420 flags which takes a very long time, even with a guide. The games missions leading up to the assassinations are more or less the same and they may get old for some. Luckily the PC version has more mission variety than the console version. In short, if you enjoy the Assassin's Creed series or action/stealth games in general, this game is incredible.
This game was the first one I experienced on my PS3, and it's obvious why the saga is so successful. Action, stealth, parkour, history, story, everything this game touches is gold. Don't be fooled, this game is quite old now, but it's as enjoyable as the current ones!
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