Assassins Creed Preview
|Assassins Creed Screenshots|
You play as Altair, a disgraced 12th-century assassin with a hit list that includes key figures in the Third Crusade. To be precise, the year is 1191, and gameplay alternates between conflict-embroiled Jerusalem, Damascus and Acre (though these locations open to the player gradually). In classic video game fashion, there's a vast conspiracy which unfolds as the story plays out. History buffs rejoice - according to Ubisoft, the story and environments follow are historically accurate.
Altair will travel the countryside attempting to locate his targets,
and it’s in this way that the game follows Oblivion’s example.
Beautiful environments teeming with life and all in properly brilliant
graphics, rather than Oblivions good visuals spread thin over miles of
terrain. Quite how much freedom you will be given is unclear, but
already we’ve seen the ability to climb buildings for a better
viewpoint and generally explore almost all the aspects of one city,
present in the game.
|Assassins Creed - The Story|
The first game in the Assassin's Creed franchise is set in 1191 AD, when
the Third Crusade was tearing the Holy Land apart. Shrouded in secrecy
and feared for their ruthlessness, the Assassins intend to stop the
hostilities by suppressing both sides of the conflict. Players, assuming
the role of the main character Altair, will have the power to throw
their immediate environment into chaos and to shape events during this
pivotal moment in history.