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First Impression.

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So I popped it in yesterday for a couple hours. My first impressions are this:

 

1.  The game is gorgeously done. Especially the snow!  There are some minor graphical glitches but I can get past that and just think they are funny.

2. Desmonds character model looks weird to me. It seems they change his look every game.

3. Althought the begining is a little slow to me, I was also a pleasant surprise.

4. Navigating menus is a little confusing at first but  I got the hang of it shortly.

5. Love meeting historical characters and listening to some of their ramblings!  Ben Frankline on why being with older women was hilarious!

6. Combat is simple to learn but takes practice to get good.  Reminds me a little of Batman Arkham City.

7. Camera angles can get a bit wonky sometimes, but manageable.

8. Horses are back! Enough said

 

This is just impressions after only 2ish hours of play but it looks very promising!

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Oct 31, 2012

I'm still getting used to the controls and movements after 4+ hours of gameplay. 

Graphics are excellent, much better than I was anticipating. 

My one issue is the navigating menus. Hard to get used to, for me. 

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Oct 31, 2012

There is something about Connor's attitude that I dislike. Maybe he will grow on me but so far he is my least favorite Assassin.

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I love it so far, and I'm only halfway through Sequence 2. Game lasts long, combat is fun, graphics are beautiful, soundtrack is of an epic scale and story is well-crafted so far. I really don't see why IGN and other reviewers find so many faults in this game, yet trash like COD gets by every year.

My personal GOTY for sure.
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I love player navigation. There are a few hiccups (like this little gem I found yesterday: <a href="http://s1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc518/Malcolm_Nolasco/?action=view&current=C9213DFF-F6EB-4042-BC..." target="_blank"><img src="http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc518/Malcolm_Nolasco/C9213DFF-F6EB-4042-BC23-9FCE68B98459-4646-..." border="0" alt="Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos" /></a> )

But it's an improvement. Movement seems more natural. I love how you can cut left and right now.

Graphics are great.

Horses could have been done better (trust me, I've lived on an equine farm for 21 years and counting)

Fighting was a bit tough to learn, but now I can counter-kill basically everything with ease now.

Ps. I LOVE THE BOW.

Pss. That is a complaint. The bow apparently uses armor piercing rounds >.> shot an arrow at a redcoat and killed him, AND the 2 people in line behind him.
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Nov 1, 2012

There are definitely some noticeable frame rate drops and graphical mis cues.  Particularly in the shading department. Minor things but just enough to make me go "well that's noticeable" regularly.  Game is still gorgeous though.

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Nov 1, 2012
HUNTING IS AWESOME.

Reminds me of red dead >.>
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Nov 1, 2012

I loved every installment of this series.  Based on your first impressions I'll be picking a copy up tomorrow right after work!

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Nov 2, 2012

DEVRO_ wrote:

I loved every installment of this series.  Based on your first impressions I'll be picking a copy up tomorrow right after work!


Make sure you tell that to Ubisoft!  Maybe Ill get a commision!

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Winscar_Shinobi wrote:
HUNTING IS AWESOME.

Reminds me of red dead >.>

A little yes. But better in every way in my humble opinion. Especially not having insanely long cutscenes when skinning an animal.

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