If you've read my previous posts you know that I have been playing Assassin's Creed. I knew that my mom was getting me Assassin's Creed II for Christmas, and I also knew that my wife was getting me games for my birthday, so I wanted to beat the game before today (which is my birthday).
Friends, I met my goal. Yesterday, at like, three thirty, or something, I beat Assassin's Creed I. The game was good. I will say that it got a little monotonous. The game rests on the premise that human DNA carries the memories of ancestors. "The Templars" catch you, the offspring of an assassin, and put you in a machine that makes you relive his life. I wouldn't call this a spoiler, but it might be, but they are looking for "The Apple of Eden," which is a ball that gives the holder great power, and The Templars hope to find where it is through the memories of your ancestor.
Apparently, your ancestor only did like, six things: Pick pockets, eaves drop, beat information out of people, save citizens from guards, and climb on high buildings to get a look around. It's a lot of fun doing those things, but it gets old when EVERY city makes you do each of them. And you have to do them several times in each city's districts. It was a great game, but I know why my buddy hasn't finished it... Apart from the monotony, the story is really good. The ending is a little odd, but I think it will lead into the next game, which should be good. In general, I know why Gamespot speaks so highly of it. Consider it recommended.