Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Assassin's Creed (PC) Release!!! See the preview

Assassin's Creed: Director's Cut Edition For PC finally released!! Here I give you a little preview.

When I found the theatrical cut of Ridley Scott's Kingdom of Heaven to be decidedly average, the director's cut was a completely different story, a surprising piece of work that managed to transform a flat film into one of my favorites.

So it is fitting that a game likely influenced by Scott's movie was also similarly improved by its own director's cut. I still can't claim to be a frothing fan of Assassin's Creed--Jade Raymond, bless her, is a far cry from Ridley Scott--but there is no doubt that, provided your machine can run it smoothly, Assassin's Creed: Director's Cut Edition (PC) reigns supreme over its console forebears.

And yet, the game is essentially the same in ported form. You still play as Altair, the angsty third-person assassin taking orders from a secret society of trained killers. You are still faced with carrying out nine murders, moving from town to medieval town, leaping across rooftops and dispatching various enemies that stand in your way. You still must sit through long, belabored cutscenes between each chapter of the overwrought story. It's still not quite as fun as it should be.

And while I wasn't wild about the console versions of Ubisoft Montreal's Assassin's Creed, to my surprise, the few additions made to the PC version partially alleviate my main complaint with the original: the dreadfully repetitive investigation sequences.

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A major annoyance in the console version, players must perform tiresome investigations before being allowed to destroy their primary targets. Consisting of exciting activities, such as sitting on park benches and following old men down alleyways, these tasks were typically a drag, like being made to watch an episode of Murder She Wrote before playing Grand Theft Auto. The rest of the game didn't justify the amount of boredom thrust upon the player.
Minimum system requirements:

  • Processor: Dual core processor 2.6 GHz Intel Pentium D or AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ (Intel Core 2 Duo 2.2 GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+ or better recommended)
  • RAM: 1 GB Windows XP / 2 GB Windows Vista
  • Video Card: 256 MB DirectX 10.0-compliant video card or DirectX 9.0-compliant card with Shader Model 3.0 or higher (see supported list)* Sound Card: DirectX 9.0 or 10.0-compliant sound card (5.1 sound card recommended)
  • DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0 or10.0 libraries (included on disc)
  • DVD-ROM: DVD-ROM dual-layer drive
  • Hard Drive Space: 8 GB
  • Peripherals Supported: Keyboard, mouse, optional controller (Xbox 360 Controller for Windows recommended)
  • Supported Video Cards at Time of Release:
    • ATI RADEON X1600*/1650*-1950/HD 2000/3000 series
    • NVIDIA GeForce 6800*/7/8/9 series
Interest? Of course, this is one of the best game ever made!!! For whom doesn't have PS3 or Xbox 360 this is your great chance !! Try Assassin's Creed: Director's Cut Edition!!


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