Last year's Assassin's Creed from Ubisoft combined an unusual high-tech mystery, a medieval stealth adventure, and spectacular free-running acrobatics to offer a unique experience. The game is now headed to the PC and looks set to offer all the same high-flying action and challenging stealth gameplay, translated from the gamepad to your keyboard. We took a hands-on look at the early part of the game to get a sense of what you can expect. If you haven't played any of the other versions of the game and are unfamiliar with the story, please be advised that this preview contains spoilers.Though you might've seen early glimpses of Assassin's Creed that showed the hooded protagonist Altair swinging his way through Crusades-era Europe in search of his next target, the game's story actually involves an entirely different protagonist, Desmond Miles--a bartender who was apparently raised to be a career assassin, but who escaped from his upbringing at a young age. It seems that Miles has been kidnapped by a mysterious group that is performing experiments on his psyche because they need to access certain memories trapped inside of his head. Unfortunately, his only choice is to cooperate or die.
I love this game a lot! right now I'm done with Monferrat and the two other guys, and I'm about to move up to the next target but I still can't get over the fact that this game's truly breathtaking in sight, sound and gameplay (despite a lil' repetitiveness), all this with an 8500GT card I could crank up the resolution up to 1024x768 with a lil' OC-ing as well... :) I just watched the TDK trailer again a while ago, and I thought to myself, "damn, wouldn't it be cool to see a Batman game like AC?"
hey guys whats up, this game is amazing even though i haven't played it, but I got a FREAKING PROBLEM - why does it say that i need a procesor thats 2.5GHz when mine is 1.80 2x ? (1.80 * 1.80 = 3.60GHz) mine processor is the twice speed then 1.80... help pleaze - email me at firstname.lastname@example.org thnk u
Played the PS3 version recently, and it is awe inspiring, apart from a few barely noticable glitches. This game justifies the need for a decent dual core and g-card, the game world is definitely alive. I cant wait to get my hands on the PC version (only own a PC :) )
hatefull is right, and there are even articles to support it... That version, was for previewing purposes only, as today is the release date the embargo on that release is also up so we can state that yes in fact it was kind of a crap copy of the game... new full release is much much better
little demo version of this game would be nice to get before buying it on PC, so that one could see how well it runs on you comp. I for one needs one cause i dont understand crap about those numbers :D well i do understand lot from them but you know what i mean :P
the leaked version was a beta or so.. stop saying it crashed because it was not the final build, and some people wont buy it based on what some cheapass pirates said about the leaked version expect a final version with much less bugs in it.
A lot of talk of keyboard and mouse control but doesn't the PC version offer the exact setup for a 360 controller as the Xbox? It doesn't mention that it can be played exactly the same way as on consoles and I think that's misleading. But then, so are most Gamespot reviews :)
If this game will be anything like playing it in Ps3 we will have a good time playing it in the pc :)
i played the leaked version of the game... so far its ok. in the begining i was impresed of the fights, movement and graphics. but later on, after 2-3 missions, the game became way to repetitive. i also expected way to much of this game. preview movies were amazing. i catch myself matching them over and over again:) still, nice release...worth checking out
Watched the videos on youtube and I've got to say this is a masterpiece. It may have it's glitches and crashes but ............masterpiece.
hmm I really want to get this game but unfortunately my computer is not good enough for it. once i do an upgrade ill buy it. i hope Ubisoft has optimized is well.
The game is not released yet. The one people talk about is a nuked version. (you can say beta). Original game will not crash wait for the game. I played the beta version and will definitely buy this game when it is released. I recommend everyone.
@arkadiyk I agree with 100% on that one about Double Agent. Gosh that was a shocking port. I havent played this yet but i watched it heaps of times when my mate was playing it on his ps3. Kinda looked repetitive and boring but an interesting concept. Might give it a go if it turns out to be a good port.
did the ever release a patch to fix the slowdown and such on consoles? i don't have a PC so i can't get it for computer, but was thinking of gettign it for 360 if they fixed it.
Hm-mmm, don't know about you guys waiting but I've been playing a cracked/leaked version of the game. It's pretty impressive, even though its leaked and it has a lot of bugs and stuff. It's worth the money spent on it.
Awesome game which sadly i expected too much from, i thought it will be awesome but all the waiting made me expect too much from it, i got it on PS3 (will get it on PC too because i wanted it on PC but i got sick of the waiting and i bought it on PS3 too:() and i was kinda disappointed, not what i expected, :( if only they would release the games on time and not delay them :(, but anyway a very good game from Ubisoft that deserves a place among their elite :) Prince of Persia (a game that i can't wait for the next series of the hopefully trilogy :D Prince of Persia (1,2,3D), Prince of Persia (Sands of Time, Warrior Within, The Two Thrones) and the future one .... :D) Babak2005: You are partially right but Assassin's Creed is not Dress up Barbie, why do you need new clothes?, the game is already too big and to go search for food every time is annoying, look at GTA SA who actually gives a @*&% about food in it ? it actually bothers me when i have to interrupt a mission something to get food and it's really annoying when you lose muscles because you don't eat (sure it is real but that's why it's a game, to not be real they put a lot in int but still, it sounds great at the beginning but nobody actually wants that) about the weapons part i agree but still those that he has are pretty much enough and you have lots of fun with them. An expansion? :)) you do know it will be a trilogy, right? just wait for the next one which rumors say that it will be with samurais and ninja and another possibility that it will take place in Central America :D if it will be like that it could have the potential to became RPG of the Year :D why not Game of the Year, samurais and ninjas hold very much potential in the zones of assassination, gameplay, story and FUN.
Ahh...can't wait! Damn, I pre-ordered this game months ago! Finally some fine stealth action gameplay!
Let's just have the game and play it shall we ? Coz i am bored of waiting...Enough is Enough! *Waiting since the announcement* The irony of all times is that my machine wont be able to handle it....ROFL!
So.. how much were you paid for this preview? And did they pay you enough for a 90+ review later? How do you expect anyone to take you seriously when you fire a bunch of reviewers for speaking their minds? So the ones that are left now are the ones that have no problem taking money for biased reviews or what?
I hope that they will add some RPG on it just like Oblivion because you are playing same uniform and you can't change it and there is nothing to buy in markets like foods,weapons,...and he never gets tired,hungry,bloody and...Ubisoft should release a expansion pack for this game.
to simboes. this game will be a lot harder to run than fear, expect similar framerates to 40-80ish if you got a close to top notch pc
Okay well coming from someone with a Panasonic Th-50Pz700U and amazing Electrostatic speakers, I don't see anything better about the PC version. For anyone with an available 360 and large plasma television with surround sound system, the PC version would be in fact more costly (ignoring the fact most people may not be able to run the game to the quality required to match the 360 version). To those who can - have fun. This is exciting news for the PC crowd.
my pc plays on absolute full graphics, and i can only run crysis on less than half graphics!!. prob uses the same as FEAR. if you can play FEAR on full, then you can play this on full! ;) cannot wait to get the full game!!!!