Fang Talks

There's a little bit of hipster in all of us.

So I played Assassin’s Creed III yesterday. It was pretty good.

I didn’t play a lot, but I really liked how open the world felt. You could go places, interact with people in a ton of different ways. You could walk through town and then suddenly attack some dudes and they’d come chase you whilst the AI of the townsfolk adjusted itself, some running away, some cheering for your efforts.

But then there was the movement. Oh God, the movement. Yeah sure it’s all fine and dandy, and the free-running is really cool, but you don’t actually do anything. You just hold a button and point the analog stick in the general direction of your destination, and your characters performs all the crazy jumps, ledge-grabs, summersaults and slides, all by himself!

It would’ve been really good (like seriously you have no idea) if they took the detailed “you do it yourself” controls from Mirror’s Edge (a game which is all about free-running, basically) and put them in Assassin’s Creed. That way it would actually require some skill and practice to escape a large mob, given there’s sufficient nifty escape routes and all.

Other than that, the game’s pretty cool. Some plot elements are just retarded (some people have really thick plot shields), but at least it teaches you stuff about history? I didn’t play it long enough to learn much new, but I think they put some effort into making sure it’s historically accurate.

Oh and you can take the wheel on your boat!
~ Fang

Comments

  • 11/01/2013 (12:10 AM)

    It’s a pretty good game. Definitely agree with you on the platforming mechanics.

  • 10/01/2013 (4:32 PM)

    I really like it. I also get a kick out of the fact that you can play board games against NPCs. There’s a picture floating around of AC3 where the guy’s playing checkers and the caption says “I spent $2000 building a high end gaming machine so I could play f***ing checkers.”

  • 10/01/2013 (2:47 PM)

    I want to say my kids played this and liked it. My son always plays an evil character so whenever he walks into a town or whatever the townsfolk attack him. I should probably keep a careful eye on him LOL

  • 10/01/2013 (11:41 AM)

    I’ve heard decent things about Assassin’s Creed, never got around to playing it though and honestly, I have enough games to play already as it is.

  • 09/01/2013 (10:46 PM)

    I still haven’t gotten around to playing AC3, but it shouldn’t be long given how much I enjoyed 1 and 2. I didn’t think there was much of a difference between the free running in Assassins Creed and Mirrors Edge, if anything it felt better in AC because I didn’t die 20 times trying to jump to one pipe. About the only difference is that you have to time your jumps and position yourself. It didn’t bother me that much.

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