Friday, April 20, 2012

Assassin's Creed: to Damascus

I started this five years late in the early hours of this morning. It's a game I've always fancied playing, but have never had as a priority and had never seen cheap enough to warrant a purchase. In the GAME closing down sales I picked it up for £3; while sitting up with Nicholas I have the time.

The controls are occasionally awkward, with an unhelpful camera, as was the case very often back at the start of this console generation. I've died twice due to the camera swinging around meaning that I ran straight back at my attackers. Fortunately, dying isn't a massive issue, and the fluidity of movement generally makes up for it.

Indeed, one disadvantage of playing a game so long after its release is that there are many things you would expect to be included which aren't, or are a bit rough. The map is a little clunky, distances are very long, and riding a horse is more hassle than just running everywhere.