Assassin's Creed was one of my favorite games to come out in 2007. There, I'll admit it.
Yes, some of the stuff was boring, and yes, I wasn't able to finish the game due to my stolen Xbox 360 and the save file, but damn if that game didn't offer exhilarating moments in an incredibly fascinating world. That's why I'm so disappointed with the change from Altair's Middle Eastern, Crusader's era to Ezio's Renaissance Italy in Assassin's Creed II. Sure, Italy is cool, but there was something really fascinating and unexplored with Altair. Italy just seems blasé to me.
Follow the jump for my preview.
Assassin's Creed: Bloodlines (PSP)
Assassin's Creed: Bloodlines explores a little bit more into the life of Altair and the future's Desmond as he discovers his lineage. Players who are looking forward to Assassin's Creed II will certainly be interested in this game, if anything for the plot. I was told, however, that people who do not play this version will not be left out of important plot elements.
I love how the devs decided to keep the button commands on screen, so that as context changes for each button (and they all were changing frequently), it is easy to figure out what to do. It's nice to see the team really trying hard, and I can respect that. Hopefully the game can be as solid as the original.
Look out for Assassin's Creed: Bloodlines in November.
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