I always find it interesting when reviews from different publications seem to vary wildly on a game. Usually most of the publications don’t vary wildly between scores. But with Assassin’s Creed, there seems to be quite the split.
On one hand, you’ve got Game Informer, Games Radar and GameSpot saying that Assassin’s Creed is one of the best, most engrossing games we’ll play this year.
On the other hand, 1up and IGN are pretty down on Ubisoft’s big holiday release for 2007.
Now IGN and 1up aren’t saying that Assassin’s Creed is terrible, they just aren’t putting it in the lofty territory of 2007’s bigger releases like Call of Duty 4, BioShock and Halo 3. They’re both saying that it’s good, but the other three sites are saying that it’s outstanding and an experience not to be missed. I still plan on buying Assassin’s Creed this week, but I have decided to get the regular version rather than the collector’s edition copy. I usually trust the EGM/1up people more than anyone else, but in this case, I do think that it’s going to be a subjective thing. One of the things I enjoyed the most about Prince of Persia was the ability to be this agile bad ass and I’m assuming I’m going to enjoy the same thing about this game, even if it does get repetitive.
I put up a poll on the front page about the reviews and which media outlet you trust the most when it comes to reviews.
Oh and by the way, the demo for Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune is pretty damn cool. The controls are almost identical to Gears of War and they completely fixed the enemy AI and hit detection. Plus, it’s a ton of fun to climb up ledges and traverse the jungle. The final game might not be nearly as good, but I’m actually pretty excited for this game now. I might wind up owning more than just three PS3 games finally.