This game is rated M for mature, and is played in 3rd person view. This game is categorized as a “historical fantasy,” and is an action adventure. With sandbox game play it offers free roam of the city Rome. There are 5 main sections of the city to explore. The areas are the Vatican, downtown, Tiber, country, and antique. I’d say my favorite area was downtown, because of the crowded, darker, hidden feel. I enjoyed the stealth and blending features in this game. Each area has its own missions and goals for you to accomplish. With over 20 hours of game play, and even more hours of multiplayer material, this game is sure to keep you busy for a while.
In this new Assassins Creed you play your same character from the previous games. You escape to Italy, specifically Rome, and your main goal is to reestablish the Assassins Brotherhood. With sweet assassination skills, and stealth abilities you must find and assassinate several “evil leaders.” As you play through the game you can save civilians from harassing guards, and you can actually earn their trust. These civilians can join your party, and you can send them on missions. Your civilian companions can die on missions, and once dead, you will not get them back. You can also take your party members with you on missions.
In the multiplayer part of the game, you and your friends can get put in a section of Rome and battle each other. You are each given a mission to assassinate another player, and the last player standing wins. This is the first Assassins Creed to offer any form of multiplayer content, and before release this game won a “game of the show” award.
With sweet graphics, and awesome combat play, I’d definitely say this game is worth buying. Game graphics vary depending on which system you’re playing on, but all in all they are good. The sound of the game was also nicely done. The music and sounds fit very well with the game play, and add an edge of your seat feeling.
This game has obviously already hit stores. The official release date was November 16, 2010. It is available for PC, Xbox360, and PlayStation 3. Most stores sell this game for $59.99 in PC version, and $49.99 in Xbox360 and PS3 versions. Because the game is rated M, you must be 18 years of age or older to purchase.