Product Type: Ubisoft PC games
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Nearly the perfect game
Assassin's Creed (PC)
Member Name: bhayanid
Assassin's Creed (PC)
Advantages: Great gameplay and amazing graphics
Disadvantages: Gets repetitive
I am not really a guy that plays games on computer, due to my love of the playstation and their excellent games. However after being given this game as a gift, I was eager to try it out. Of course I stumbled upon a problem that my laptop was not powerful enough to buy it, but I was in the process of buying a new computer anyway. Once my powerful system was bought I popped this CD in and the fun started. I will come to the specs needed later.
Initially once you start the game you have a short tutorial mode which just teaches you the basic controls. Like how to wield your knife and walk through a herd of innocent people without making them drop whatever they are carrying. The background story is that evey person can access the memory of their ancestors and they have a reasoning for this which isnt worth explaining here. Basically you access your ancestors assassin roots through a concept called the animus. It is like something out of the Matrix where you are linked up to a machine and can go into a virtual world, where you are then in control.
So one in this world you have to report to your master who sets you missions to assassinate different people. To complete the job you have to do some investigations first and reach high view points so you can see surroundings and hence eventually find the right person to kill. After completing each job you get more skill and hence become a much more powerful assassin.
The gameplay is awesome at first. You can run along rooftops in free running style and hang of ledges and it all feels so natural. The swordfighting seems great as well and there are different combinations as well as the options to handfight, silent kill or use throwing knives. However after a while you do realise that game is a bit repetitive and you are essentially doing the same thing every mission. This is the only downside to the game and if it was not for this and they added a bit of variety it could have been one of the best games ever created for me. I do highly reccomend that you check it out though.
Now I need to tak about the specs first, which you have to consider when purchasing any game for the PC. Remember these specs are just minimum and ideally you will have a little bit higher for comfortable and smooth gameplay.
The proccessor is dual core 2.6Ghz and 2gb ram is the minimum that is needed. The video card has 256mb of ram. If this sounds like a foreign language you then go to the website www.systemrequirementslab.com and it will check your system specs against any popular game and give you a quick analysis of whether your system can run the game or not. Thanks for reading.
Summary: Hopefully Assassins Creed 2 takes this to the next level.