Though understandably simpler than later offerings from this franchise, AC is
a very enjoyable play.
Set against the rich historical backdrop of the Third Crusade, the game
weaves real historical events and figures into a fantastic narrative, telling
the story of an age-long conflict between the secret orders of the Assassins and
the Knights Templar.
The game-play revolves around stealth assassination, free-flowing exploration
and collection quests. Once the controls are mastered the action flows
beautifully, with enjoyably challenging platforming sequences and a smooth but
satisfyingly bloody combat system.
The game-play suffers from repetitiveness, in that the structure of most of
the missions is very similar though the finer details vary. Similarly,
acquisition of collectibles becomes somewhat tiresome after a while.
Whether you blaze through the game in a weekend, or spend a couple of weeks
hunting down collectibles, the game looks great and plays well. All in all it is
a good introduction to the series, which builds on the core elements with each
Trophy hunters beware, the PS3 version offers no trophies even for the