A great game that everyone should play, with the only downfall being the HEAVY dose of repetitive missions.
secretnoob wrote this review on .
Very good game, great voice acting by all major characters, the combat system is incredibly easy to pick up and makes you feel amazing when you accidentally fall off a roof, aggro 10 guards, but kill them all with a combination of counters and overpowing whacks. In combat you have a choice of a few different weapons, with each its own strengths and weaknesses, and, more importanly, animations for killing blows.
Running across the roof tops is a blasty, and reminds me of the old Prince of Persia days. Its very smooth with little punishment for falling, everyone just thinks you're really weird. But why shouldn't they? You're wearing a white robe, with a white hood, and holding a sword, wait...why's he have that sword out? Oh well, I'll just keep carrying this water jug on my head.
The assassin-y part is incredibly fun. The feeling of gathering information about the target, his tendencies, history, background, and where he'll be, feels necessary and doesn't feel too redundant. Then the actual killing sequence, where you make sure you don't get noticed before jamming a knife into the target's neck is INCREDIBLY satisfying when done right, though it can be very difficult. But that's what makes it all the more amazing when executed properly (get it? Executed? Bwahaha). Though how the targets continue talked after I sliced open their neck is beyond me.
The biggest downfall is repetitive-ness. Though each mission is different technically, you go to a combination of 3 cities, 3 times each in rotation. By the third visit to each city, I began to grow weary and hoped for the end of the game, which is never good. But the house jumping and combat kept me playing, which is good.
Also Lucy totally wants me. It's a secret. Don't tell.