Video game review: Assassin's Creed: Project Legacy

Pros: In depth and interactive story, good graphics

Cons: Nothing special about the game play

Rating: Three out of five stars

Assassin’s Creed: Project Legacy is a promotional Facebook game made by Ubisoft. It was created because its predecessors, Assassin’s Creed and most recently Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood.

In Assassin’s Creed: Project Legacy, you play yourself in modern times. You have been enlisted by a Company called Abstergo to help with what they call Project Legacy.

Basically, Abstergo has found out that in our DNA we possess the memories of our ancestors, and they have created a machine called the Animus that extracts those memories.

Abstergo wants you to test this technology using preset memories to see if you are a worthy candidate to join the organization as a full member. They are also gathering a database of history in order to compare it to what the textbooks say happened.

If you don’t know the Assassin’s Creed story, you will still be able to play and understand the game. Part of the fun of the series of games is that you don’t really know what’s going on and why you are re-living all these memories of assassins.

The game system used for Assassin’s Creed: Project Legacy is very similar to games like Mafia Wars. You click a lot of buttons that tell you that you did something. However, unlike in Mafia Wars, where all it says is that you “stole a car” this game gives you a more in depth story to follow.

Every button click reveals a bit more of the story until it is complete. And considering this game is created by the video game giant Ubisoft, the graphics are much better than your usual Facebook game.

Unfortunately, this game really brings nothing new at all to the table when it comes to gaming, and all the button clicking feels redundant after awhile.

However, what would one expect from a promotional game? It’s not meant to break new ground; it’s meant to attract attention to the thing the company is trying to promote.