Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Review of Assassin's Creed: Revelations for XBox 360

This is a guest post by my husband, Chris, who blogs at Spoiler Free Movie Sleuth.
Product DetailsTypically not an adventure gamer, I gave Assassin's Creed: Revelations a shot. I've never played any of the other entries in the series, but from all the promotion I've seen for it, I thought I'd give it a try. Usually I'm a strict fan of first person shooters such as the Call of Duty series. So, there was a bit of a learning curve trying to get used to the controls. This is where I found my first issue with the game. The controls are extremely hard to get used to and  don't use the typical format that I've grown accustomed to. It really made the game unenjoyable for me  with the diverse amount of button pushing needed for basic game play motions. Having to use a two button combination to strafe the walls seemed like a bit much.
I appreciated all the hard work that went in to the graphics presentation of the cut scenes. They did a great job setting up the story and giving a solid background for people that hadn't played any of the previous entries.
However, the beginning scenes seemed to drag on way too long especially for a gamer that is more accustomed to the fast pace of first person shooters. Another issue was the several different types of graphics used in the cut scenes. Some are very easy on the eyes, but others seemed almost unfinished
and not polished enough for a finished product. Yet, I think they did a great job on the actual game play graphics. They flow nicely and are extremely fluid.
While I'm not a huge fan of this game, I'll give them credit for their creativity and ability to successfully introduce the series with a solid foundation in story telling. I knew nothing of this series before I played Revelations. Now, I have a basic understanding of the game's mythology. Yet, the game play controls could have used some serious work.
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