I loved the combat in the PoP games. Especially Warrior Within.
It had moments, but 90% of the time it was just blocking waiting for a guy to stop doing his dial a combo so I could do mine.
The only ones I played was Warrior Within and the sands of time. I didn't play the third one, and I really have no reason to. Looked like they tried to stretch the story as thin as they could. Not that I play games for their story, but it looked like it went completely downhill. Warrior Within got up its own ass trying to be all tough, but it was a lot of fun flipping around solving puzzles and killing bad guys. Also the time travel gimmick helps.
Which if you've all read reviews of Assassins Creed, it also has a time travel gimmick. Thats another reason why I'm considering not reading reviews for games. For one, I hate reading people bitching about a game getting a low score or too high a score. Secondly, I don't like having shit spoiled. Its why I don't read reviews of movies anymore. Not that I like to watch a lot of movies like I used to, but still, if theres something coming out I want to see, I avoid the reviews for it. Not that its a big deal to have shit spoiled for you, this is the internet after all, but it is a bit of a bummer having the big plot reveal ruined by some piss poor jouranlist who thinks review means "describe what happens."
To me, a reivew of a game is simple: How long is it. Whats the gameplay like. Should I skip the boring cutscenes? and How much is it? Thats all I give a shit about really. Most games these days, even horrible ones, look pretty damn good. I'm a happy camper with anything as long as its fun. Comparing The Punisher xbox game to new games like Assassins Creed or Call of Duty 4 will never sway me from the game. You get to beat the dog shit out of bad guys as the punisher. Its basicly a shooting gallery with torture, but its damn fun. I paid 20 bucks for it, and I must say, it was worth every penny. Its probably less than that now. You know what the reviews for it said? It was horrible and repetative. Fuck reviewers. Make up your own minds about stuff guys.
or just take my opinions of stuff. I'm afraid I won't be able to play Assassins Creed or any of the newer games for awhile. I'd assume my girlfriend might buy me something for christmas.
Like I said, from what I've seen assassins creed looks like a fun game. Prince of Persia-ish with vertical Spider-man/Crackdown type of collecting stuff thrown in. I don't like collecting stuff in my games for no reason. Even in the GTA games where you collect stuff to unlock weapons, I still hate doing it. If those flags don't give your guy wings or something really cool, I'll never pick up the first one.