Reviews for Assassin’s Creed® Revelations – The Lost Archive
Backstory DLC.Kokuei | Feb. 14, 2014 | See all Kokuei's reviews »
The reason you would want to play this is not about the gameplay but the backstory. You might recognize the gameplay because it is set up exactly the same as "Desmond's Journey". The game DLC was made by Massive Entertainment whom which is a subsidiary of Ubisoft.
This instance focuses on Subject 16 or Clay Kaczmarek; the person being examined before Desmond. You learn about his life and what occurs after he entered Abstergo.You also get to see the reasoning behind Lucy.
You also receive minor perks to the main game and multiplayer. The best part about it is the new dungeon lair "Vlad the Impaler Prison" which is both cinematic and fun to play.
If you're a fan of Assassin's Creed and you would like to know more of the story; this is a must play.
A Little Bit of Everythingbwrussell | Jan. 10, 2014 | See all bwrussell's reviews »
The main "attraction" in this DLC is the additional free running / puzzle sections that expound on the pasts of Subject 16 and Lucy. These sections are essentially more of the Desmond sections from the main game. I'm not sure that is what people really wanted as they were merely tolerable in the game. If you're interested in adding some depth to the Desmond lore then you might find this interesting or if you enjoyed the game play in the Desmond sections.
On top of that they have sprinkled in a little of everything on top. Single Player Skins: These are merely cosmetic changes and do not effect the game in any way. Capacity Upgrades: Nice I guess but you can upgrade them pretty far already so not a huge change. Vlad the Impaler Prison: This is an additional challenge dungeon. Beating it gives you Vlad's Sword. Multiplayer Characters: These are essentially cosmetic from what I can tell. They each have their own weapons and animations but none of that actually effects gameplay.
In the end this pack is probably not worth full price but when on sale it does add some actual content. It's just a matter of deciding if it's content that you actually care about.