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Believe In The Assassins

December 2, 2009 1 comment

Widely hailed as one of the best games of 2007, Assassin’s Creed never quite made it onto my own list of that year’s top games: it was fun, pretty to look at and with an assassin as the main character, the entertainment should have been assured. But this was a game with far too much exposition, simple controls and not enough killing, with the end result being a game that was far more watchable than it was playable and didn’t encourage future gaming sessions. It’s an interesting dilemma as the lines between traditional and interactive media blur, but one that doesn’t necessarily bode well as long as traditional expectations of video games remain.

But this is a conversation that can be held off for another time with the release of the much-improved Assassin’s Creed II, available now on PS3 and XBox 360. Like many recent sequels, this is a game which has improved upon its predecessor and earned itself a place amongst one of this year’s best games. Read more…

Welcome…To The World Of Tomorrow

June 2, 2009 2 comments

electronicentertainmentexpoNope, it’s not a Futurama post, but rather a run-down of some stuff from yesterday’s E3, with some pretty amazing videos.

Day One of the Expo kicked off with presentations from Microsoft, EA and Ubisoft, with some overlap between them, but a whole host of impressive trailers and videos…and some not so impressive.

We’ll start off with the least impressive of the bunch and Ubisoft: Microsoft and EA were both tough acts to follow, but Ubisoft really didn’t give much away. A witty introduction from TV presenter Joel McHale led to Ubisoft’s director’s dicussing their attempts to cross media barriers and offer a multimedia approach: director James Cameron took to the stage to discuss Ubisoft’s involvement in his upcoming Avatar movie and the tie-in game. In what is probably the most disappointing and lengthy discussion ever, Cameron spoke at length about the film’s plot and effect, along with his hopes and expectations for the game…and showed nothing. Read more…