Reviews for Assassin's Creed III
Had a lot of fun playing this game.Zenivo | Sept. 4, 2014 | See all Zenivo's reviews »
This was my first Assassin's Creed game and had lots of fun playing this. I am huge fan of stealth/assassination and open world games, so that is why I enjoyed it a lot too.
I got kind of confused by the simulation thing, because I thought you were really in the time you were in, but it's a simulation. But that only increased how much fun I had.
Sometimes it was pretty hard, sometimes easy, sometimes normal difficulty.
I'm not sure about other Assassin's Creed games, but I heard they're worth playing aswell, which I will probably do someday.
I recommend this game to someone who likes stealth/assassination games, because that is what this game is about.
'Murica CreedSaintKB | Aug. 23, 2014 | See all SaintKB's reviews »
This review contains slight spoilers
Stabby, Stab, Stab.
It may be the weakest in the series, I think that it takes up a lot to set a game in the American Revolution and make it interesting and Ubisoft are yet to disappoint in this assassination outing. The combat system and the free-running has been revamped and is much easier to use, yeah there may be no lock-on any more but really it makes sense as a design choice.On that note the combat animations look awesome and the double counters are pretty awesome as well.The stealth is a bit clunky at times but the AI has been improved so they aren't as dumb as before but can be tricked pretty easily for some pretty funny mishaps and it feels much more hectic being chased as well.
The setting ultimately lets the game down though, with too many god damn trees, which make the free running confusing and also it becomes hard to tell when guards will and wont stop you when your perched up there waiting for your next kill nor are the building high enough to be awe inspiring. The characters are great except the main character Connor who is unbearably arrogant and I swear at one point I wondered what he offered for the creed or even why he was an assassin plus the tutorial is like a couple hours so get ready for a long journey, and don't think its going to be a super interesting journey either because the story lost me most of the way and I just killed whoever they told me to to get to this Charles Lee guy who Connor seemed more interested in than Fan girls to Justin Beiber.
But in the end it's still a good addition to your Creed Collection
- Combat has been improved
- Looks Great
Characters are pretty engaging
Except for the idiot of a main character
- Setting choice wasn't the greatest
- Long tutorial sequence
An All new Game, All new Hero, Still as refreshing and Fun? No.khawaja07 | Aug. 1, 2014 | See all khawaja07's reviews »
Assassin's Creed III features an All New hero in shape of Connor Kenway, a Red Indian who is peacefully living with his mother in his village when all of a sudden, things go extremely wrong and just like Ezio & his family, Conner along with his village suffers the wrath of the British Templars. The game is set in Colonial America before its Independence. You are left as the last Assassin in Colonial America and its your mission to avenge your loved ones and not let the Templars succeed in their mission of stopping the Resistance fighters from getting their freedom and Liberating America from the British tyrants! Desmond Miles unlike previous games has a much more important role in this game and will decide how the world faces the monumental task of preparing for the end of 2012! With It, it also wraps up the story of Desmond Miles.
This entry in the Assassin's Creed series is built using a highly upgraded version of the Anvil Engine. This new upgrade helps in extending the open world architecture as a whole. AC III features the biggest Open World, the series has seen so far. It includes a whole jungle full of active Wildlife, you can hunt different kinds of animals, sheathe their skins, etc. You can also build your own Homestead, climb and traverse through trees in the jungle and in the cities. Some new weapons are introduced in the series for the first time, including Rifles, Bows, Tomahawks,etc. Ship sailing and battles are also introduced for the first time in the series and are really well done, you can take control of your own ship, recruit your crew and lead them to victory!
The game itself looks somewhat better than the previous games in the series as it includes an upgraded quality of texture and character model assets as well as an all new beautifully crafted part of the world to play in. However, this iteration feels rushed while it was being developed and because of that, i experienced many gameplay and graphical Glitches.Unlike the previous AC games, Assassin's Creed III is not that finely optimized for PC, it sometimes stutters while you're traversing through its world and the framerate barely stays at 60 FPS and dips all the time.
Overall, Assassin's Creed III feels pretty rushed and an over-hyped title, which doesn't really live up to it. It has some really nicely made parts at the start of the game but as the game proceeds forwards, it becomes worse each time. The ship battles in the seas are pretty fun to play through and are the most well done feature of the game. So yea, buy this game when its in the bargain bin or otherwise don't buy it at all, its up to you.
Make Your Own USA HistoryLordAristocrat | July 31, 2014 | See all LordAristocrat's reviews »
Assassin's Creed franchise returns again. In the third part of great assassin series developers from Ubisoft bring us to the USA of the XVIIIth century. Main hero - Connor Kenway or simply Ratohnhaketon, son of Englishman Haytham Kenway and Native American Ziio, fights for the United States freedom against British expansion. The war becomes a great opportunity for European Templars to spread their influence in new land and Connor decides to stop the evil order. Storyline is excellent and it makes you to return to AC III again and again (unfortunately the ending of the game is not so cool as fans want to see - thanks to the limited time of creation the developers had to reduce final missions). The graphic level of new AC is amazing: faces, buildings, motion, forests, sea, rocks - everything is very and very awesome! (slight drawback is a small height of buildings, but we must understand that the USA cities of that time wasn't very large). Gameplay has changed: controls become more comfortable, appeared some new opportunities such as climbing trees and rocks, archery, conning a ship, playing games (chess and checkers), hunting animals, fast city travel. I also want to distinguish AC III: Lorne Balfe made real masterpiece and main theme is unbelievably cool!!! You realy enjoy playing this game, (IT'S AWESOME!) AC III is an excellent game which can become a great addition for real AC fan and players who prefer third person games.
Disappointingly mediocre.PrimalHunter779 | July 30, 2014 | See all PrimalHunter779's reviews »
After playing previous games in the Assassin's Creed series, I was hoping for a game that breathe fresh life into the franchise, instead of rehashing old mechanics. This is not that game. Assassin's Creed III has series protagonist, Desmond, entering the Animus once again to don the boots of his Native American ancestor, Connor. To be frank, Connor is a boring character. He lacks the charisma of Ezio, and he just doesn't feel relatable to the player in any way. His scenes feel like a rehash of Ezio's revenge story in Assassin's Creed II, and it feels clumsy and uninspired to start off his character in this way. His voicework is serviceable at best, and is a disappointing stepdown from Altair/Ezio. Connor's father, Haytham, (who you play as for the first two hours of the game) is FAR more interesting; he's sassy, he's got swagger and he's a a complex character. I know why we can't play as him for the whole game, but it's pretty disappointing to go from him to a generic action hero like Connor. The story meanders from one historical moment to the next, doing nothing for the plot except catapaulting Connor from one memorable historic moment to the next. It's as if the developers were so keen to imply Connor had been a critical part of history, that they had forgot to weave a convincing story in between. The gameplay barely differs from previous games. The few additions (tree-climbing, and hunting) feel tacked on and aren't really necessary for the main game. Hunting is useless and unrewarding, and lacks the depth found in games like Red Dead: Redemption. Also, while it's nice to be able to climb through trees in this game, the developers have not made it easy with a mouse and keyboard. With that said, Connor is more mobile than the characters in previous games, and the movement system is much better. Combat is also a bit better this time, but it's nothing more than mashing the same button to stab one foe to the next. Variety in sword-play would be much appreciated. The only worthwhile addition to this game is the naval combat. These quests were genuinely thrilling, and were the only truly breathtaking moments of the game. I'm more keen to play Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, which seems to make more use of this innovative game mode. Graphics/visuals in this game are solid, but it lacks the colour and vibrancy that were prevalent in the Assassin's Creed games set in Rome. While I understand that the location for this game is not exactly a vibrant environment, it would be nice to see a bit more creativity shown with the visuals. Assassin's Creed III is not a bad game. It simply fails to be interesting due to the rehashed mechanics, generic story/characters and lack of innovation. Naval combat was thrilling and new, but this series needs something more if it's going to thrive along with other franchises. 6 / 10
My favourite Assassin's Creed Game Yet.alanmaz567 | July 3, 2014 | See all alanmaz567's reviews »
The game is gameplay is fun because of the many way you can kill your opponent, the game supports the use of an xbox 360 controller. The Requirements are not too high but they aren't low either. The graphics are good. The Storyline is really well written and around 8 hours long. The multiplayer is pretty much dead, but if you wait long enough to find a match, it would be worth the wait. One thing i didn't like about the game is that you are pretty much unstoppable, every counter attack is a 1 hit kill and you have allot of Health throughout the game which make it harder for the opponents to kill you. Overal the game is fun, you should try it out.
MidnightWolfie's ReviewMidnightWolfie | May 1, 2014 | See all MidnightWolfie's reviews »
Hello Ladies and Gentleman! First of all I'd like to apologize to you for a long delay in my review. I didn't have any game for review at first, and I was being quite busy. I bought Assassins Creed III so now I'm able to do a review. So as said before, today I'll bring you a review of Assassin's Creed III!
A bit about the game and developers. Assassin's Creed III is fifth game in the Assassins Creed series, developed and published by Ubisoft. I say that it's fifth game because there were two games before this one that were just explaining the story a bit more.
About Gameplay. Assassin's Creed III is the first game I've played from the Assassin's Creed franchise. But as much as I know each of the Assassin's Creed games has two stories. One set in the present while the other one is set in the past, where you play as one of the Assassins who is in battle against Templars. In the present story you play as a young man called Desmond who is trying to reveal the past so that he could save the future, while the Templars are trying to stop you. And I'll be honest, that story was so uninteresting to me that I just wanted to quit the game when ever it forced me to play as Desmond. Desmond uses one machine to make his mind fly into the past so that he could re-live what his ancestors did before. Before starting to talk about the ancestor story, I'd like to say that I do like what Ubisoft did. When ever you play as Desmond there is never HUD. There is no health bar, there are no warnings when enemy is about to attack, no bullet counts, you can't see when someone is onto you, no map, etc etc. They made it kind of realistic, and I really like that.
Now, about the real game. In Assassin's Creed III you play as an native American who joined the Assassin's brotherhood so that he could protect his tribe. As an Assassin he has a couple of different weapons which he can use and replace. He's got his original Assassin hidden blades, he's got a pistol that can hold only 8 bullets, a bow which he knows how to use since he's a native american, a sword and a tomahawk. In most cases you kill your enemies rather quickly with your tomahawk and hidden blades, so there is really not enough reasons to keep changing tactics and weapons. Pistol is usually a one-hit-kill weapon, but it takes up to five seconds to reload. Five seconds don't seem as much but in the middle of a battle when you're greatly outnumbered, five seconds are already five seconds which you do not have. Bow's strength depends on the target, but it usually takes one to three arrows to kill someone. You can also buy different clothing, but that really does not matter in this game. In case someone sees you as a threat you can just pay a street-shouter, or rip off the Wanted poster off the wall, and you will instantly become incognito
Lets go to movement next. In Assassin's Creed you move pretty much like in every other game, but you hold your right mouse button non-stop. Right mouse button gives you ability to run, jump on things and climb on things. So it really isn't that hard. On the other side, moving through the environment is very hard. You will find yourself running up a wall or a tree while trying to run past it, just because the game thought you would want to climb it. Horse has huge issues with jumping off a tiny rock, so I found myself losing lots of time just getting off the rock and then running by it. Some times your character doesn't react to the environment and doesn't listen to where you make him go. Therefore, you have to find a different route. That, luckily, doesn't happen too often.
In the game there's also an ability to recruit more assassins, and make your homestead grow. You can also make your own equipment or house furniture and then sell it, but in my opinion it was totally worthless. You are just wasting your time when you could just walk into a town, kill five guards and get more money than while making furniture.
Story wise the game is very good. I really liked it and enjoyed it. It wasn't repeatable and it actually felt as if you accomplish something once the game is done. Also the story was quite long, but they managed to keep it interesting. And it's always fun to re-play history happenings, even if they are changed a bit then what they were in the past.
Graphic and Audio. Game's graphic seemed great at first, but then I went to check when did that game actually come out, and now I think the graphic was greatly outdated. The graphic looked like they just transported game from PS3 or Xbox360 onto PC and really didn't put any effort into making it look better. Audio is very good and I didn't mind re-listening to it all the time. In fact, I actually wanted to listen to it as often as I could.
Pros, cons and final grade. Pros: - Awesome story line (the past one.) - Very good looking clothing. - Fun combat. - Big map. - Missions aren't repeatable.
Cons: - The game forces you to play as Desmond, and doesn't let you enjoy the Assassin's life. - Quite bugged. - Feels a little bit too easy. - Doing side quests doesn't feel rewarding. In fact it feels like a time loss.
Final Grade: 7/10
Extra info: I really enjoyed this game, but I have really been awaiting much more from it. It felt as if I am playing a game that was meant to be played by kids who just started playing games. All you do is click two different buttons during the whole game.