This is fair to outstanding; each actor delivers their lines very well. The only problem I have is that there are but a handful of sayings when you rescue a peasant or complete a side-mission of that ilk. The same voice actress used for the same damn peasant really irritated me and it only added to my annoyance over the repetition in those missions. It wouldn't have been hard to add several more lines or at least make them more interesting.Music
Jesper Kyd of Hitman fame brings the score to Assassin's Creed to life, he has done an outstanding job and the music really adds to the game.Glitches, not the in-game ones
There are some physics bugs, the odd camera hiccup especially in combat. It uses a kill-cam from time to time and that can often get blocked by a guard's ass as they stand in the way watching in horror as their friend dies. I'd have liked to see that myself too, but the guard's metal glad ass was in the way!
The camera can also get caught on a wall, yeah; the invisible camera that should be intangible too…can get caught on a solid object.
Falling into the void? I've had this happen only once, and I'm led to believe that it's if you have a second controller plugged in. Actually, there is one place where it will happen no matter what you try if you have a second controller plugged in. I suggest playing the game with only one controller.
Right near the end of the game, your last target, out in the Holy Land you'll find that you'll be asked to chase him down. On your horse, you ride and ride and suddenly…fall into a void. You'll die and then respawn as two Altair's; this is a bit of a problem from then on, since you can't actually fight without the Altair's killing each other. How this bug got into the retail I will never know, but it's a game breaker if you've left a second controller plugged in.The last strike
So, with all this said and done. I found the game fun, I got right to the end and watched the credits, I know a lot about the story after piecing together the bits and clues from various emails. I'm curious about the second game and I dearly want to see it made. I'd have also loved to give AC 9.5/10 or something but even though I think it's an amazing and fantastic game, breaking a lot of new ground in the free-roaming genre its game-breaking bug and general repetitious nature have given me pause for thought.
I'm still in love with the Leap of Faith!
I'd still recommend it as a great next-gen title, with superb graphics and fantastic animation.
Hopefully Ubi can deliver something superlative for the sequel!