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This review is from: Assassin's Creed 3 for Sony PS3
Pros: The strengths in my opinion are the new scenery and new things that you can do like the active block and notice of impending strike. The scenery is beautiful at times and a nice change from the European setup. Climbing through trees and using the rope dart are neat. The snowy terrain is interesting but also a pain to run through.
Cons: The story is pretty boring and I can't get into it. It just doesn't flow too well and you aren't too eager to find out what is next. I found myself hitting the "skip cinematic" a lot throughout it. The puzzles are interesting but still don't compare to AC2 or AC Brotherhood. You also can't really call in all of the assassin's at once which I really liked in the last 3 versions. You can just whistle and they will "help you". I also miss the elaborate assassin's shrine adventures that you had to get with AC2 and Brotherhood. Plus you can't really build yourself up in this game with armor or added features, just maps. Also they keep changing Desmond's looks to match the assassin and that is just stupid. In this one he looks like some weird animal with big ears and nose and this lanky awkward posture.
Other Thoughts: I have to strongly disagree with the other reviewer that says this is better than AC2 or Brotherhood. It is still worthy of buying or at least renting because AC is a fun interface. If you have never played the AC series before then definitely buy AC2 and Brotherhood. Brotherhood is by far the best that this series has ever offered.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Assassin's Creed 2 Playstation3 Game Ubisoft
Pros: This is a great game that really grows on you. I played this and then went back to play the original Assassin's Creed and Assassin's 2 was much better. There are a lot of missions to complete, the graphics are great and the story is a real good one. You have a nice selection of weapons and the fight scenes are fun.
There are puzzles in various parts of the game that are fun too.
Cons: The story scenes are quite drawn out and really take up a significant amount of time. There is an out for that though, you just need to play without the story which is an option. The story is pretty cool though so if you have time and patience then I would play in story mode.
The controls are pretty difficult to work and that can be maddening at times when you have to get away or climb a building. There is no real dedicated jump button so you have to hit two buttons to jump (R1 and X) which can be a pain.
Other Thoughts: Definitely a vast improvement from its predecessor Assassin's 1. Make sure to get all of the viewpoints, feathers, missions, statuettes, puzzles in each city. There are cheats to find them using a web search and if you don't do that you could take weeks to get everything.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Kantek MS400 Single Level Height-Adjustable Stand, 17 x 13 1/4 x 3 to 6 1/2, Black
Pros: Not much to this one but don't be fooled by the simplicity of the product. A monitor stand should be sturdy and wide enough and adjustable to the height that you want it.
I bought this stand on another site but my review applies. It is sturdy, looks attractive, is wide enough to fit my 24 inch LCD monitor. It comes with a few adjustable legs which get it to the height that I need it. The stand souls are rubber which don't scratch your desktop. Plus $22 is a good price.
Cons: None. This works very well for its simple purpose of raising your monitor more in-line with eye level and easing the strain on your eyes and back. Ergonomics.READ FULL REVIEW