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Assassin's Creed: Director's Cut Edition
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Product Description

Assassin's Creed redefines the action genre. 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 A.D. 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. Next-gen gameplay - The proprietary engine developed from the ground up for Xbox 360 allows organic game design featuring open gameplay, intuitive control scheme, realistic interaction with environment, and a fluid, yet sharp, combat mechanic

  • Experience exclusive PC content
  • Be an Assassin! Plan your attacks, strike without mercy, and fight your way to escape.
  • Realistic and responsive environments - Every action has its consequences. Crowds react to your moves, and will either help or hinder you on your quests.
  • Dedicated historical accuracy, from the models of the in-game cities to the weaponry to the portrayal of actual political figures who died or disappeared in the year 1191.
  • Experience heavy action-blended with fluid and precise animations. Use a wide range of medieval weapons, and face your enemies in realistic swordfight duels.

Customer Reviews:

  • Please do not buy this game
    The best games have the power to take you into another world; one that is richer and stranger than your own. It may be fascintating, beautiful, or frightening, but when you enter into it you feel that you are really there.

    Building this world often starts with the graphics, and Assassin's Creed cannot be faulted here. The effects are gorgeous, and the textures and details are wonderfully rendered. But if this is to be a properly immersive experience, where you, the player, become part of the world, then the interaction and gameplay become just as important, and it is here that Assassin's Creed fails so abysmally.

    The basic character controls are stupidly, pointlessly, clumsy, and making the character do what you want becomes an excercise in keyboard-punching frustration. The tasks that your character has to carry out are infuriatingly hard, not out of any inherent difficulty, but because of the ridiculously obstructive game mechanics.

    As well as the simple difficulty in controllng the character, many of the assignments that you have to carry out are deliberately set up to irritate you. When trying to follow a man in order to pick his pocket, beggars will accost you (but not him) and refuse to let you go. (They want money. The game system doesn't let you give them money.) Random deranged lunatics will stand on street corners and block your passage (but never anyone else's).

    Many of the little details that seemed so convincing to start with soon become annoying. The street-corner preacher that you walked past in Damascus is also there in Jerusalem, saying the same thing over and over again. The suspicous guards, who are alerted when you walk too quickly, seem like a vivid detail to begin with, but when the game's ludicrous plot forces you to walk past them again, and again, and again, it soon gets tiring.

    The character that you control has lots of special moves. He climbs like a cat, and can clamber up to the highest tower in the city, where he can scan the streets below for activity. The first time he does this, it is genuinely breathtaking, as the camera suddenly pans around the assassin, perched on hie eyrie. The tenth, or the twentieth time (becasue you have to do this in order to fill in your map) it become pointless and tedious.

    If all of this is beginning tonsound irritating, bear in mind that you will have to do it over and over and over again, as you continually return to one of the three game cities in order to carry out yet another misison that is a bit harder, but basically the same, as the last one.

    I genuinely wanted to like this game. I am fascinated by the period, and I loved the idea of mingling in the throng of a crowded Middle Eastern street. But the truth is tht Ubisoft spent a lot of time on designing the scenery, and no time (and even less thought) on designing a real game.

    Yes, the game has its scenic moments. But for every time that a dusty flock of pigeons rises into the air as you crawl across the rooftops, there are dozens of stupid, contrived and frustrating exercises that will quickly drag you back out of the game world, and leave you annoyed and angry in front of your keyboard.

    Ultimately, a game has to be played, not looked at, and the gameplay is so terribly, terribly, bad that nothing else really matters. It is, as I say, a shame, because I wanted to like the game, but that simply isn't possible.

    Please do not buy this game. Please do not buy this game because you think you can handle a few annoyances for the sake of an interesting world. Please do not buy this game becasue the graphics look good and the trailer is spectacular. Please do not buy this game becasue you love the Middle Ages, and you think that any game set there cannot be all bad. I bought this game for precisely those reasons, and I was brutally disappointed.

    Please do not buy this game....more info
  • The PC is not the Xbox!
    When the PC version of this game tells you to click the "green hand button" (or something like that), you'd suspect that this game might have been directly ported from a console version. That is, without even changing the instructions on what key to push or which mouse button to click. The game might be the best thing that ever happened to computer gaming, but the controls on the PC version make it a nightmare.

    Not only that, but even the character's movement is something I'd expect to see on a console (like PS2, Xbox, etc.) - really weird and difficult to manage.

    I could gripe about the controls for days on end, but the bottom line is: if you want to play this game, buy the Xbox version, or if you already bought the PC version, buy an Xbox controller for Windows. If both of these options are unacceptable to you, like they aren't for me, shelf the game and keep its icon on the desktop as a reminder to read reviews before purchasing potentially frustrating games.

    Such a shame....more info
  • Assasin's Creed
    Graphics are beautiful except for the color. The save gave is terrible in that there is none until you complete each mission which means you waste hours trying to get through a section starting over each time you fail....more info
  • WOW!!!
    This game is AWESOME. A definite must buy. The only enhancement request I would make is give the player the ability to use bow and arrows or crossbows. The throwing daggers were a nice substitution, but bow and arrows would've been nice. Regardless, I still loved it....more info
  • A Good Concept
    I've never really understood the hate for this game. While yes, it requires a monster PC to play wonderfully this game is wonderful in that, concept.

    Frankly, the game is good looking. We aren't looking through the sepia and grey lens of Fallout 3 so I personally see it as a nice change. Between the three cities (Jerusalem, Damascus, and Acre) we see a slightly diverse city-scape. Each is unique but ultimately the same. The game ran perfectly for me on Direct X10 so no complaints there. But I will mention I had to add a +widescreen 1 command into properties to have it run properly on my duel screen setup.

    Each of the assassinations require you to perform a repetitive few tasks to move on. While they are redundant the assassinations allow for a more free environment and requires patience and strategy.

    This game requires a good PC, and for an experience like mine I will record my specifications:
    -Intel Core i7 920
    -ASUS P6T Deluxe MoBo
    -ATI Radeon 4870 1 GB
    -1 TB Western Digital Caviar Black 7200 RPM
    -Windows Vista Ultimate...more info
  • Sweet Game!!!
    This game is awesome!! Didn't think much of the ending at first but then realized it is a trilogy. Can't wait for the next one to come out....more info
  • Pretty Good!
    My PC definitely can handle the requirements of this game.

    There's really nothing bad to say about this game. I did see the anti-piracy software disclaimer on the back of the box though. No biggie.

    I'm reading other reviews about SecuRom. I don't think those reviews should be viewed as a "game" review. People want to read how the game is, not what anti-piracy program gets installed onto your PC. Plus if you're not doing anything illegal, then there's no worries in the first place.

    People mentioned about limited activations. I didn't have to install or re-install my PC so that's not a problem for me. Plus my CD/DVD Rewritable drives work fine. Backing up of my files to DVD didn't caused problems.

    The game is awesome! graphics were awesome! I had all the settings to the highest. Breath-taking views. But there's a few gripes which did make me yawn a bit:
    - After a while it gets monotonous. You walk slow, you climg, you kill, you jump into a haystack, repeat steps again. (yawn)
    - Wished I can save that part of the game. Like if I am in mid-mission, I would want to save then go to bed and start where I left off at. Currently I have to quit out and restart the mission all over again!

    Overall the game is fun. ...more info