Guys, I'd love to spend an hour crafting a deep, engaging story about why my hair hurts this week, but honestly I'm too absorbed in Assassin's Creed to give this whole thing much thought. One of the true joys of a gig like this is that instead of half-assing your work because you're fictionally sick, you can just honestly say "I'm half-assing things because I have to go run across a series of rooftops, dive into a bale of hay, then emerge to stab an Arabic warlord in the neck."
The only way the game could be better if it was actually an adaptation of Léon. As much as I've always been a vocal opponent of pedophilia, nothing goes better with wholesale slaughter than sexual tension with a 12-year-old Natalie Portman (double points if she's covered in grime). I've been e-mailing Ubisoft daily with my plot ideas for Assassin's Creed 2, but after I sent the storyboards for the, uh, "romantic interlude", I think they got a little creeped out.
I never should have included that duck ...
Whoever decided to put a tilde over the "n" in the word Piñata is a dick.
Hamza "CTZ" Aziz:
Also, despite Rev's review, I picked up Assassin's Creed yesterday. It's got minor technical flaws, but otherwise that was the best 60 bones I've spent since Guitar Hero III. Take the open-world freedom of Grand Theft Auto, the joy of merely running and jumping found in Crackdown, and the fun in methodical killing found in Hitman, wrap it all in a trés original double-plot line exploring the Crusades and Futuristic morality, and you've got a game that I'm going to be playing for months.
Almost forgot, I also played Rock Band, Mario Galaxy and Contra 4, but those apparently didn't warrant a mention.
How many of you went gay for Galaxy this week? My guess: all of you.
It is late. I am full of second-run turkey and ginger ale. The fireplace behind me is crackling out its last and the snow is piling up outside. Good thing there's plenty of warm game systems to keep us all toasty this holiday...more
There's no reason for the above image other than my own personal amusement. Carry on. Destructoid played games during the last 7 Earth-standard days. You would refer to this specific quantity of time as a "week" and we do the...more
Mind not that there exists such a thing as a "behind-the-scenes" interview for a commercial. If that has to be a thing, let them all have Conan O'Brien in them. We played games at Destructoid during the last week and we're itching to tell you all about it. Keep reading and you'll find out what the best console audio visualizer is. The answer may surprise you.more