Zero Punctuation: Assassin's Creed

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Assassin's Creed

This week on Zero Punctuation, Yahtzee gets stabby with Assassin's Creed.

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lol - n1...i have this on PS3...couldnt agree with u more! :D

Couple of good funny moments, good review.

Still don't think I'll pick it up until the price drops though.

All the hype was what caused the mass e-rioting to occur over the game...Ah well.

basicly...a pretty game with some gameplay issues...

Yahtzee is apparently very excited about this review.

Haha, great!

The ending was perfect. I'd give a suggestion for what to review next, but then I'd be a hypocritical twit.

'It's actually fun!' The double-middle finger = priceless.

Kane and Lynch next!

Tear down Gamespot, Yahtzee!

Having not picked up this game yet (having made the wallet-sensible decision to wait until I'm at least almost done with Mass Effect for adding another game to my shelf to collect dust) I was really hoping we'd see an Assassins Creed video this week.
The review confirms everything bad and good I've heard about this game and has the benefit of being, in my opinion, the funniest review thus far.

Besides which, playing Mass Effect has honed my tolerance for eternally repeating sidequests that still somehow contribute to an awesome whole down to a needle-like point, so I now feel fully prepared to deal with this game.

Insightful in parts, but there are many flaws I feel were missed. I think perhaps the reason that some people are so overly negative about the game is because of how terribly overhyped it was. Still, very funny video (I love the references to Birmingham/Tescos/Branston Pickles etc that the review is peppered with).

D: REVIEW MUUUEEEEEEE!!

just kidding, great vid, I don't understand what started the hype with this game anyway..

HYPE = BAD. VERY BAD!! (worse than non logical fanboys? <.< >.>)

so, just never go to any game websites again, no preview videos, no magazines and you'll have the best gaming ever because everything will be a sleeper hit to you :D

I like it!

It is somehow appropriate that a game about sneaking around and stabbing people should be reviewed on the Day of the Ninja. Awesome.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zPy1AgMvE8

Bfox:
D: REVIEW MUUUEEEEEEE!!

just kidding, great vid, I don't understand what started the hype with this game anyway..

HYPE = BAD. VERY BAD!! (worse than non logical fanboys? <.< >.>)

so, just never go to any game websites again, no preview videos, no magazines and you'll have the best gaming ever because everything will be a sleeper hit to you :D

Also, avoid word of mouth hype (real life fanboys) and television ads.

In short, stay indoors, live by yourself, and read books.... yeah, right.

Jeeeeees... I was so hoping for another obscure review so I could watch all the prepubescents squirm with angst. I pray this wasn't a caving-in to pressure; but still, it was funny as hell.

Yahtzee is the funniest person i have ever heard. He should do stand up or something. The kina guy i aspire to be.

aeonite:
It is somehow appropriate that a game about sneaking around and stabbing people should be reviewed on the Day of the Ninja. Awesome.

I hope he reviews Spore on the Day of the Triffids.

Heh, good review and funny one too, actually, one of the best reviews Yahtzee has so far (in my opinion).

I heard about those beggars and heard that they where annoying as hell too. Didn't knew about the lepers though.

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Lolz "Ye Olde Mosh Pit"

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Brilliant!

Loved it, thank you for reviewing this game. Great fun to hear about this game.

I vote for Mass Effect next.

Hmm I wonder if having a vote system on next weeks review would be good for the site? I'd love to see what everyone else wants to see reviewed.

Lol i love this guy so too the point but he made an error at one point in PopWw u dont run around to Linkin Park the songs are done by a band called Godsmack XD

totaly agree with everything said here, especially the bit about the FUCKING leper crazies who caused me to fail a mission at least 20 times

Last week's review seemed a little off, which I attributed to his pseudo-vacation and jet lag.

Ladies and gentlemen, HE'S BACK!

Funny as always. Now review 'Game X' or maybe 'Game Y'. After all, we pay your salary with our free forum accounts! [sarcasm] Sigh. It makes me wonder how many of these Yahtzee "fans" ever read his updates on FR...

The descriptive part of your review is at odds with your overall feelings about the game. Given what you said it sounds like a profound drag at nearly every turn. Yet you say you liked it. I don't understand your having given it something of a thumbs up given your comments.

I was expecting the comment about telling you what to review to be somewhere at the beginning, not in the end credits.

The review as a whole isn't my fave one so far, but the ending sure is. (and wow, I made an account just to say this?!)

The distances between the cities don't make sense, no. The piles of hay and the rooftop balconies don't make sense either. Neither does the combat system, with how you only get attacked by one man at a time. But none of this matters to me simply because the game is a shitload of fun. I actually enjoyed the combat, though. Perhaps I like sword combat too much, but the countering is extremely satisfying, and the way Altair moves just makes everything much more exciting. Sure, it's extremely tedious in the beginning, but after I got most of my abilities back (another part of the game that doesn't make sense. How can you lose the ability to tackle?) I found myself starting fights with groups of guards just so I can kill them. Ubisoft created a large, living, world and, sure, you're forced to make your own fun because just doing the missions is extremely repetitive, but I've spent 12+ hours playing the game and I can tell I'm going to be replaying Assassin's Creed for a long time.

It's like a mini Grand Theft Auto, except with boring missions. Even after I finished the GTA games I still kept playing them for months afterwards. Assassin's Creed has the same basic formula, except it's set a few years before the typical GTA game.

It's always a treat to see the issues I have with a game illustrated in stick figure form and coupled with well placed humor.

Zero Punctuation has become the highlight of my Wednesday. Thanks Yahtzee :D

I give this review three thumbs up.

Nicely reviewed once again Yahtzee. I found the best way to deal with the sword battles was to try to make them feel as realistic as possible (a somewhat futile attempt, I know) by using as many different combat moves as possible, in order to make it not just slash slash slash counter slash slash slash counter. Actually throwing in random knife throws and step hits and combo kills, as well as grabbing and throwing off ledges helped make the sword battles more fun.

Also, it is a lot less fun to use only the long sword. Using the short sword and the hidden blade makes changes it up a bit. Use the hidden blade for counters only to see new ones, including putting the thing right into the side of enemies' heads, and use the short sword for quick combos and some of the coolest looking counters.

You are probably done with the game now, but that was my take on the combat. Also, I was surprised you didn't mention anything about how weird it was to have hundreds of flags strewn about the ancestor's memory. That was kind of puzzling to me.

yet another awesome review, lovely the whole, why cant i slap around the lepers n beggers bit. great stuff

I found that assassinating the lepers and beggars made me a much happier person and I feel I was cleaning up the streets.

That or I kept to running at full speed across rooftops.

Great review as always. The use of Yakkity Sax was particularly hilarious.

That was good. I know I tested my hidden blade out on the beggars on occasion. The combat certainly could be more fun with the short sword-though I think my utter favorite move was running, jumping into a guard, and burying the hidden blade in their neck.

But I think I'll get a lot of play out of this game.

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