So I finally got around to beating AC today. Took forever as the game is long as he’ll. Yes it is repetitive and there are many borings ass aspects of the game but the free running through the gorgeous levels is worth the pain of the story.
Anyway, you go through the first 8 assassinations where you are supposed to be stealthy and sneaky and they work great. Then, all of the sudden, the last assassination turns into an unavoidable royal rumble with 20 guards chasing you all over creation and a giant sword fight ensues. This repeated itself for the last hour and a half of the game. Each segment dropped all stealthy assassination stuff and turned into 10 on 1 sword fights. This is extra maddening because the rest of the game doesn’t prepare you for mandatory free for alls so when you have to fight 10 templars at a time, 7 or 8 times before the end it gets aggravating since the combat is so terrible to control in crowded spaces. I must have died 30 times during the final fight with Robert trying to kill all the fucking knights first.
Now I admit the standard sword fighting never really clicked with me and I’m sure there are others who found it terribly easy but why did the game completely change focus like that in the last act? Dumb as shit.
Started AC2 tonight. Much better game so far but AC1 was good for it’s time.