So after wrapping up Assassin's Creed 1 last night (vary good ending), since it was part of a Steam promotion, I got 4 other games with it, Call of Juarez, Rainbow Six Vegas 2, Far Cry 2, and Assassin's Creed for 7 or 17 dollars, I forgot. Point is that normally Assassin's Creed itself retails for 15 to 20 dollars. So why not spring for the entire thing right? Well the only good part of the deal was Assassin's Creed. I have not even installed Rainbow Six or Juarez, but just finished playing a bit of Far Cry 2.
In the game your a guy (you select which guy) who is hunting a arms dealer selling to both sides in a conflict. Also you have malaria, and though some events, your having to play off both sides, doing missions, just to have a chance to assassinate the arms dealer.
After playing it, I feel like I have malaria in real life. Outside the shooting, which is standard, driving, opening doors, talking to people is makes me feel sick. The Missions are meh and the NPCs are buggy. In addition, I spent 30 minutes looking for a door that the game made so dark, I thought it was just a wall.
But for 2 minutes something awesome happened, I was driving and I was ambushed. I actually enjoyed the realistic point of this initially. When moving, at any time, in a war-zone, you might get ambushed and owned. But then something happened.
At the next area with minimal building I was ambushed again
Way to kill a good concept. Now each time I see buildings, I am anticipating a ambush and it takes all the fun out of getting out, surveying the surroundings for enemies.
I might come back to it some day, but for now, I'd rather just wait for Assassin's Creed Brotherhood to come out then play this game again.