January 13, 2008
Assassin's Creed DS Details & Screens Emerge
It's been known for quite some time now that Assassin's Creed was coming to the DS, but would it just be a port of the next-generation assassination game, or an all new game itself? Details have begun to emerge and it appears as if Assassin's Creed in handheld form will prove to be a somewhat new experience.
The game is being developed by Gameloft, a studio widely known for their mobile phone games. This version of Assassin's Creed is set prior to the console versions of the game, and will still include acrobatic moves, stealth assassinations, interrogations, sword fighting, and combos; all in a 3D environment. You'll also be able to use the stylus for interrogations ... whatever that means or entails (that should be interesting).
I personally was a huge fan of Assassin's Creed, and despite the repetitive gameplay, found it to be a great game. I hope the DS version of the game isn't too watered down and simply trying to sell based on the now-known Assassin's Creed name. Either way, I'm sure I'll be giving it a shot; how about you?
Posted by Steven Mills at 6:30 AM
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Personally I'm not rich and hold very little interest for hand helds. And i hate it when a console game gets a side adventure on a hand held. I hated it with kingdom hearts. I love ACs story so I'm glad to see i wont be missing much since its set prior to the console version.
Yes, I'd definitely consider it! If it was a decent game in its own right, that borrowed some of the key gameplay elements from its big brothers on the next gen consoles, I'd buy it. I missed out on AC since I lack a 360 and PS3, but I love and adore my DS (Zelda is captivating me at the moment), and know it has what it takes to deliver a top notch game experience in the palm of your hands.
I can understand people who rubbish hand-held platforms... but for the most part, their opinions are based on ignorance. Sure, if you've never played a good game on DS, it's easy to see, based on hardware specs and the sort of titles that sell on the platform, that they're vastly inferior to consoles or PC. But to me, and countless others, handheld games can be every bit as engaging as their console cousins, if not more so. Plus, you can't play your 360 when you have to 'drop the kids off at the pool'. And if you can, I am very, very jealous. :-D
So, in closing, the DS has the hardware to make a 3D Assassin's Creed handheld game work. If they do it well, it should be quite an excellent game, and another DS game for which I will happily part cash.
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