Assassin's Creed III (NA)
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.
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.
Good, but not the besttrainiac12 | Nov. 6, 2013 | See all trainiac12's reviews »
Although this game is awesome in all of the right ways, it does fall short in some categories. The combat is mainly block and counter, which has been the norm for the series, but I was hoping to see something new develop along with the time settings. The frontier is awesome in every way, although I wish that the climbing system was more open than a set path. One of the features I am really happy about is the naval mechanic. I could spend hours on end piloting the Aquila. Sailing feels realistic in this game, having a supply of missions to last hours. All together, the package is amazing- but not worth the original sixty dollar price tag. If you haven't gotten this game, get it now. 30 Dollars is definitely worth this game.
Better than expectedSimao20 | Oct. 10, 2013 | See all Simao20's reviews »
I hadn't heard many good things about Assassins Creed 3, that it took too long to get into which is a fair point but I enjoyed it. The task Ubisoft had to do was to make us forget about Ezio and take in a new character which isn't easy nor did it exactly succeed. Ezio was a very compelling character but Connor felt like there could have been more to his character. The gameplay is obviously very good and even adds upon from the previous games, even if the AI isn't the strongest around, its an overall great experience. However, it isn't very optimized for PC or at least AMD cards like I have. The framerates weren't always that good, could barely get more than 30 on average which was frustrating as there wasn't many options to help with that.
A lot of effort put in to fall short of the Ezio trilogymugaro | Oct. 8, 2013 | See all mugaro's reviews »
Pros: The graphics continue to improve from the previous AC games. The story is overall interesting, a lot of interesting characters from history with alternate takes. While it starts out slow, it picks up after a while and has some interesting plot twists and action. Give some credit for the ambitiousness that this game was aiming for. The ship battles, the different fighting and gun mechanics, hunting, tree climbing and scaling on uneven surfaces, the scenery are all pretty nice.
Cons: Connor, the main character, isn't even 1/10 as interesting as Ezio Auditore or Altair. The most interesting characters are the bad guys, the good guys are pretty forgettable. There is a lot of missed potential with the story. Some important historical characters don't play as big a role as I thought they would. The story starts to get really interesting toward the end, but they take a very confusing and disappointing turn with a huge amount of wasted potential for what could be edge-of-the-seat thrilling. The real life story with Desmond isn't that interesting or fun.
Overall, if you're a fan of the previous AC games, this is worth playing through, albeit at a discounted price, just to see a continuation of the overall story that has been told through 5 games. Give Ubisoft some slack, they were clearly trying to hit a homerun as hard as they could but just came up empty in a lot of areas.
Assassin in the New Worldivangroznyi1 | Sept. 12, 2013 | See all ivangroznyi1's reviews »
For some the decision of moving Assassin's Creed to North America was a heresy, for some it was a revelation. I think it was not a bad decision as it allowed to move off the beaten path and try some new things. In Assassin's Creed III the player controls a Native American protector of his land and folk. And in the background there is the American revolutionary war, that the player will eventually get to experience, and even get involved in as a member of the Continental Army. Even the arsenal of weapons is suited to this new setting and character, who will get to use tomahawks, bows and guns of the period. For everybody who liked Assassin's Creed, even if they might be tired with Ezio, the game is surely an entertaining choice.