3 Assasinations fun short lived.misterbloke87 | 24/08/2009 | See all misterbloke87's reviews (4)Yes first up it has to be said that this is a fantastic game, with a great story line. Its not often that you become immersed with the story being told, and enjoy your characters growth throughout. Assassin's Creed delivers just that. However with some many positives within the game (see practically any other review here) people seem to neglect to discuss the negatives.The combat system within the game is exciting to start with, releasing awesome combo's, and killing legions of soldiers with slow motion cinematic and fanciful acrobatics. But this become increasingly repetitive, there is only so many people you can kill in the same way before you get a boring sense of daji-vu.Most of the game centres around your characters carefully planned assasinations (no surprise there) and getting away scot-free. However you can just as easily take on a legion of 20 soldiers single handed and slaughter them all without much practice, this is due to the games maximum of 3 on 1 fighting, meaning that you character can only fight a maximum of 3 soldiers at once, whilst the rest line up and wait there turn to be victim to your awesome parry and slice technique. This seems to stray away from the games premise as a care sneak assassination game, like that of Thief or Splinter Cell series and more like a platform beat em up alla Streets of Rage.My final niggle with the game was the repetitive climbing to the top of lookout points to get your next game objectives (even though when you first suicide dive from the top it is strangely exhilarating) and constant saving of citizens (although this is some what of a side task it questions your moral value if you don't help.)Overall as I stated at the start this is an excellent game, but not perfect, even when leaving out the fact that you can't skip the cut scenes, there are still a multitude of things that make it one of those games that you can only tolerate is short bursts.