So I thought I'd take a (very) short break from playing to write this blog. Why now? So I don't have to do it later when I'm engrossed in the biggest game of the year. I'm not talking Halo3, I'm not talking COD, but the one and only Assassin's Creed. Yes, yes.
Okay, so the start of my day, I was at a friends last night, she went to work this morning and I went from hers to see my niece, who wasn't at home. Turns out my sister decided to stay out last night and failed to mention it to me. Ah, well, I'm not all that bothered. Last night I took my laptop with me, I used to all the time for when she was asleep and I was up and bored. So I was checking my e-mail all day yesterday looking, waiting, for that comfirmation e-mail from game to say that my game had been shipped.
I got it about 4:45pm last night. I checked the status and it didn't say anything. Gutted, it hadn't been picked, packed and shipped in time to be sent to me. I think I might cry... But this is Assassin's Creed, if the game of my dreams can be released, it can be released to me early... as George Micheals sang... Gotta Have Faith.
So through the night I kept checking, got to about 9pm and I was all for giving up on the idea for having it today when POW, it said it had been sent out a little before five. that was one hell of a delayed update, but it meant that I could have my game today... so dancing inside I got on with my night.
I slept amazingly well. I haven't anticipated something more than this since I was a kid and waiting for a new console, which was near enough every year... But I also couldn't believe I slept so well because I have been suffering from insomnia for the last few days. Overcome it though and woke up fresh and alive at 7am. As I said, went to see my niece, wasn't home, stayed and talked with my mum for a while before heading home.
Was sat at my desk, answering forums, boards, e-mails etc. This was about 10am. Essentially waiting for the postman to deliver... Got to about 11am and then I hear the door, ran for it, through the letter box, an envelope in bubble wrap, this is it. What I've been waiting for, thank you GAME. Opened it, took it out, removed the wrapper from it, opened the case and removed the disc, didn't even admire the case for a while like I normally would, straight in the console, aunty trying to talk to me, but I'm shoo'ing her out the room by this point. Don't want to waste nor miss a second.
Start the game, watched the opeining, loved it, wanted to play it, waited, waited, patiently... I can take my time, it's not going nowhere. Started, had a quick run around in the cave, awesome. Okay, where do I go, here, beautiful. Do the mission, fail it essentially, accidently moved the menu up and selected the same mission twice. So thinking I had to do it again without failing this time I replayed the thing, only to realise I'd selected the wrong option. Damnit, okay, so back on track and doing what I do best, being a ninja!
Completed the mini-mission, now onto the next city. Get up high to scout out the place. HOLY HELL! I swear to god, it was crazy. I'm not playing around, probably the biggest city I've ever seen, every single roof you can climb, you can go everywhere in that area, gotta get further to unlock the rest but DAYYYYYYUUUUUUM I'm loving this. Practice my combat, blocking, attacking, god I'm good, to be expected though, I've been waiting for this and I'm gonna be damnn good at it.
The sheer size of the game's world amazed me. The controls are well designed and smooth as anything I've ever played. The fighting is awesome, the stealth I love to death. The story kinda took something away, but I guess they have a point to make, I ain't mad at them.
I talk briefly with Wuch, we express our amazement at this game. We laugh at those playing lesser titles... *cough* Shrek *cough* :D and end the conversation to play some more. This game is good, seriously good, best game I've ever played? Could very well be. We can tell if this is the case by how much I want to play it after I've completed it. I'll tell if I started again tomorrow. Naw, I hope I dont' finish it tonight, I want to savour this moment. Mr Wuch told me this is a series, wow, I'm looking forward to the next already, Why isn't it here? I want to play it now... after I finish this one. Anyway, I'll play it as much as I can tonight so I don't get the urge to miss the Gears game we got planned. I'm destined to play that tomorrow, though don't expect to see me on COD or PGR so much.
Before I go, guess what? I managed to put up a background on my intro. Seriously, how amazing is that? I've never been able to do it before. I had another brainwave, only this one worked the way I planned. I jacked the background code from myspace and removed all the unnecassary code, and it worked fine, and then I just typed what I thought and came up with what is essentially ME, in worded form that is.
The REAL me is playing Assassin's Creed. yeah I'm sounding obssessed, but that's because I am. I LOVE THIS GAME.
hahaahah as matter of fact im playing shrek-its the kids game-thought id play it and get the points. i hate buying games for me and see their look on the faces that ive just spent on me all the time! so haha its an ok game.