Maybe I got a little cocky after finishing Dragon Age: Origins and the first Mass Effect. I had ventured outside of my comfort zone of turn-based RPGs and thought I could handle another game along the same lines. My son’s copy of Assassin’s Creed II was just sitting there begging for me to try it. I remembered watching him play the original and thought it was a very cool looking game. I liked the visuals and the story concept was intriguing. I loaded the game into the Xbox and headed out once again down the path less traveled (for me anyway).
I liked it. Another very different game than I was used to but I was having fun. Played for about 6 hours and was hooked. I’ll admit there were times I had to start an area over after failing but it wasn’t frustrating. I figured out what I did wrong or what I missed the first time and continued. I also really liked the story and felt I was missing the first couple of chapters. I went out and bought the first game. Now, don’t get me started on this topic but the reason I had to buy it was my son’s habit of trading in games to help buy a newer game. I wouldn’t mind it so much if his sister and I were already done playing.
Anyway, the original Assassin’s Creed seems a lot harder than the sequel. I find myself re-playing a lot due to my inability to make it work. I’m not really that far into the game. I realized last night I don’t ‘get’ the fighting mechanism. Maybe I’m too use to the button mashing from Dragon Age or the rapid fire trigger action from Mass Effect. The timing required just doesn’t seem to get from my head to my fingers.
I won’t give up on it. I want to play this game. I want to see how the story goes and then continue the sequel I started. Going to take a break though. Hopefully when I try again it will ‘click’ for me. If it doesn’t, Final Fantasy XIII will be out in a couple of weeks or I can go get Mass Effect 2.