The first thing a player realizes when they watch the trailer of Assassin's Creed is the masterful artwork involved. It is a real treat to gamers when they begin playing and notice that the graphic and audio quality from the trailer is not missing during gameplay. This game, with both its visuals and catchy 'puppet' controls, encourages players to explore the landscape and become familiar with the characters. Unfortunately once the first assassination mission is completed the game becomes more of a chore to play than an adventure. While the target in each mission is different the investigation process is nearly identical for all them. Also many people might find it obnoxious to trek through every 'city' on the map searching for flags or Templars when it seems they reward the character in no way. There is an awful lot of effort involved in this game. The designers gave this game their all. In the end though it feels like the game requires more effort from the player to be entertained.