The conclusion of Desmond’s story…
Assassins Creed has become Ubisoft’s biggest franchise this generation. The original had a lukewarm reception but that didn’t stop it from growing into something special. Assassins Creed 2 cemented the fact that the franchise was here to stay. Two off shoots of where you play as the lovable Ezio helped keep the franchise in mind while work on Assassins Creed 3 began. Was the sequel we have all been waiting for worth the wait, or is this a franchise past its prime?
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Assassins Creed 3 is a big game. There are tons of collectibles to find, side missions to do, games to play, and animals to hunt… and that only scratches the surface. You will be more than happy with the length of the game’s single player portion. It doesn’t seem like the fact that there is a fun multiplayer component on a separate disk took anything away from the single player story. You play as a new assassin, Connor. I will avoid talking about him anymore in order to avoid spoilers. Those who have been waiting for the ending of Desmond’s story will find what they were looking for. The story has an ending, no painful cliffhanger to keep you wanting the next game here. I am excited to see where the story goes from here. The game takes place in both the year 2013 and the American Revolution. The liberties Ubitsoft took with history are interesting and kept me engaged throughout the campaign. You come in contact with several well-known figures of that era and it is fun to see what they were like in a fictional world.
The game runs beautifully most of the time. There are some weird pixelated shadows on characters faces at times but it never pulled me out of the experience. There are minor glitches in the environment, which is to be expected due to the nature of the size of the world. The voice cast does a great job and it was fun to hear dialogue that is reminiscent of an interesting time in American history. The technical issues were never big or annoying enough to make me want to stop playing.
People will probably have mixed feelings about the ending (NO SPOILERS HERE) and that is what makes this game so interesting to me. Ubisoft told the story that they wanted to tell and they did a good job of doing so. The gameplay is nothing new and if you have played past Assassins Creed games you will have no trouble being comfortable in this world. The combat a little too simplistic, with only a counter and strike option given while in battles but the assassinations more than make up for it. There are some really cool animations as well. Climbing buildings and running on roofs is as fun as ever. Why change something if it isn’t broken.
Assassins Creed 3 lives up to the hype in almost every way. The story is great, multiplayer is fun and you will get tons of hours of entertainment for your money. I am very interested to see where the series goes from here. If you are a fan of Assassins Creed you need to play this game. It took me about 25 hours to finish the story and that’s because I didn’t go out of my way to do everything the game offered. If you are looking for a great action game to invest in for the holiday season AC3 is definitely one of the best choices you can make.
Gamerfuzion gives it a 9/10