Assassin's Creed III (NA)
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The American Colonies, 1775. It’s a time of civil unrest and political upheaval in the Americas. As a Native American assassin fights to protect his land and his people, he will ignite the flames of a young nation’s revolution.
Assassin’s Creed® III takes you back to the American Revolutionary War, but not the one you’ve read about in history books.
- As a Native American assassin, eliminate your enemies with guns, bows, tomahawks, and more!
- Join the Continental Army in a war for our freedom. With your comrades at your side, hunt down the British redcoats through chaotic city streets, and engage in full-scale military assaults in the wilderness. Experience the real war that shaped our nation.
- Experience the truth behind the most gruesome war in history: the American Revolution.
- Introducing the Anvil Next game engine, the stunning new technology that will revolutionize gaming with powerful graphics, lifelike animations, immersive combat, and advanced physics.
A little too much to handle at times...damienjameswebb | Feb. 21, 2014 | See all damienjameswebb's reviews »
I did like the enhanced gameplay and story depth.... but there was just too much stuff to do there was an almost GTA level of over complexity in regards to extra stuff you can do. the assassin's games to me are much better when it's focused more on the story, i didn't like getting sidetracked by managing your estate. Assassin's 2 was probably the best use of estate management in the fact that it was a simple, straitforward way to make extra money to buy weapons, ammo, etc. AC3 just never got close...
in any case, this is still a good game. the free running is fluid, and the story is really intense and makes you wanna keep playing. it has some flaws, but it's still worth playing (especially for the sailing parts).
Rather Pointlesschataolauj | Jan. 23, 2014 | See all chataolauj's reviews »
Other than the you playing as Desmond and doing all these things outside of the animus, this game is kind of pointless. The beginning of the game was pretty good, but as you keep on playing, you feel like you don't really want to play anymore; you feel like playing only to see the ending. Conor's personality made the game worse than it already was. Conor never really made his own choices throughout the game. He basically listened to his father or the old, black dude (don't remember his name). His point of view is pretty stupid compared to Altair's and Ezio's, but I guess Ubisoft was trying to make Conor different from them. It's still worth a buy, but only for a lower price than what it's currently priced at.
More interesting story from a North Americain.sergebelanger22 | Jan. 21, 2014 | See all sergebelanger22's reviews »
In this one, you play as Connor, a metis who wants to save his village from the British and gives freedom to all. This is the first time that the action goes on this side of the Atlantic. It feels very different to run in Boston and New-York, compared to what we are used to (Constantinople,Jerusalem, etc...). It feels refreshing to see French and English soldiers fighting in this series. There is a small recap at the beginning of the game, but you might want to read more on the story before starting if you care about the story. If not, you will miss a lot of reference throughout the game.
There is not a lot of new weapons though. You use your tomahawk, but it is used more or less the same as the other weapons. The combat is pretty much the same as before, however some combats will be harder than before.
A new addition is that you can craft some items to either sell them of offer them to specific people in order to complete side quests. Speaking of this, there are a lot of side quests which lengthen the game by 3 at least. Most of them at least gives you a little something, so you may want to do them. Just do not get all the feathers. This is the only thing that should not be done in my opinion.
The part with Desmond is still weird, but the end needs to be reached with him or you will miss a big part.
They added naval missions which are very fun. You really feel like you are having the power when you sink the other vessels.
They also added hunting. You can hunt deer, beaver, etc.. I did not really care about this, except to complete some side quests.
There were few bugs encountered, but only once it was an issue. I was stuck in a waterfall and I died. Other that that, the bugs are only cosmetics, so I do not really mind.
In the end, AC3 needs to be played for the story and for all the stuff that it contains. It really looks good forward.
The American Revolution, retoldmugaro | Dec. 20, 2013 | See all mugaro's reviews »
I give Ubisoft a lot of credit for taking a big risk and trying to innovate from the Ezio trilogy while still staying true to the series. They were trying to hit a homerun, but fell a little short.
The voice acting, the story, the controls, the main character are all not as good as in the previous games. It is much less involved, less interactive than before. It's a 12 hour movie where you occassionally have to use the controller. The controls aren't as tight so it makes it frustrating a lot of times. The combat was changed, and a lot of it was not for the better. The sequences on the ship are not that fun either.
But it's still very interesting. While it starts out extremely slow, it gets a lot better toward the halfway point. Good story, some good plot twists. There were some confusing moments, so even the story isn't perfect. The Ezio trilogy didn't do very many plot twists & surprises, so it was cool having them return to that like they did in AC1.
Recommended if you enjoy the AC series.
Classic Gameplay, Amazing World, Dwindling StoryPatofilio | Nov. 15, 2013 | See all Patofilio's reviews »
ACIII continues the story of Desmond's assassin ancestors, this time taking is back to the time of the American independence, a very different place than the other games.
First of gameplay, it's still AC, combat has been improved, it is much more fluid now, however sometimes it can be confusing and there are still times in which you will end up hitting a guy you don't really want to hit. Parkour has been greatly improved, definitely much more fluid and easier, being able to finally climb trees is a plus and a fun way to navigate the amazing landscape. Hunting and sailing are also fun activities, but the game doesn't really delve too deep in them.
Now the story, this is the difficult part, because it starts out pretty good, the prologue is probably one of the longest I have ever seen, introducing us to amazing new characters, even the first few parts of Connor's story are pretty good, but then it all starts going down, with tha game becoming nothing more than just a common quest for revenge, with Connor showing no emotions or signs of any learning at all. A drastic way to compare it would be to do so with Anakin Skywalker in the prequel Star Wars films. The setting had a lot potential, with great characters to choose from, but in the end the story really begins to go down. There are couple of redeeming moments in the end, but nothing as good as the first few hour.
Regardless AC3 is a pretty good game, definitely a must for AC fans, exploring the world around you is definitely the best part about it all, and although the story does seem to dwindle after the half mark it is still good, just don't expect anything mind blowing.