I played Assassin’s Creed a bit earlier this year. A game that had huge potential, but got a bit monotone after a while. Animations were brilliant, atmosphere was brilliant, game controls were alright. But after a while it became repetitive and lost its charm.
Yesterday, hoping Ubisoft would take what was great about Assassin’s Creed and add a bit of variety, I set myself back in the recliner with the PS3 DualShock controller.
Fair enough, to begin with, it was slow. But then, colour! Set 200 years later than the original Assassin’s Creed, it takes place in 15th century Italy. The dialogue and story is vastly improved. Graphics are a bit better, especially seen in non-player-characters’ clothes and gear. Animations are the best you can get. Seriously. Yesterday I’d played Star Wars: Force Unleashed, and when playing Assassin’s Creed 2 later that day, I thought to myself: “Why couldn’t Darth Vader have had this kind of animation? Vader deserves this animation!”.
Assassin’s Creed 2 is the best PS3 game so far, no doubt!
And yes, I’ve played Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. No competition in my opinion.
(Tagged “Computers”, “Games”, and, as I feel it very much deserves it, “Art”)
Some monsters are said to feed on ones fear. If so, I could probably power a small monster town with my fear of heights. That said, I am still fascinated and awed by this video.
The Burj Dubai will be the tallest building in the world when it is finished January 2010, towering 818 meters (2650 ft.) into the air.
And for those of you who feel shite when riding elevators: the colossus will also feature the world’s fastest elevators, doing 18 m/sec (40 mph)!
This cool grotesque lamp is made by Kyouei Design, which has a good few pieces of art well worth a look. The prices aren’t too steep either, this Liquid Lamp ships to Europe for €196 (NOK 1650).
The lamp is made of thin iron plate, painted red and white. Also available in full white, which says “lamp is melting” rather than “someone is seriously dying”. For some, this is radical enough.