Wednesday, September 07, 2005
When in Rome...
I've been playing this game for a little while already and I'm hooked. This is one of the best games I've played in a long time. I love the look of the game overall, the characters, the diversity within the game play. It's great.
It's got lots of stealthy info gathering missions cut it with some awesome fighting. The Gladitorial battles are tons of fun. You get to hack and slash your way through everyone in sight, gain the love of the crowd so they'll throw you weapons and food, you can even pick up limbs that you sever from your ememies and use them as weapons (or pick up a freshly severed head and hold it up for the crowd).
The info gathering missions can be a serious test of patients but they're a nice break between fighting. There's lots of pressing against walls, peeking through key holes, sneeking up behind people and knocking them out to steal their clothes, and lots of listinging in on important conversations.
My only real complain with the game is that there isn't much for actual combos when you're fighting. The most you get is one maybe two, but then the moves that are available you you seem to work pretty well.