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This review is from: Assassin's Creed III - PC (Video Game)
In this installment of the Assassin's Creed franchise, you play the role of a Native American assassin named Connor for most of the game. The story takes place in the era of the American Revolutionary War in and around the northeastern United States for the most part. I've been spending a lot of time with this game since I picked it up, and have been having a great time with it. A few points of interest:
1. The start. Yes, this game starts off relatively slowly, and without even playing the main character Connor. There has been a lot of talk about this aspect of the game, and I would just offer that I believe it absolutely helps to set up the rest of the game and establish the game world. It give you an opportunity to see the new graphics engine in all its glory and appreciate the great voice acting in the game.
2. History. Great pains were taken to create a world that reflects the actual people and places of revolutionary America. Yes, there are some inaccuracies, as there are in nearly all historical fiction. But Boston in the game is based on actual 18th century maps, and the players gets to experience landmark events such as the Boston Tea Party, Bunker Hill, and the Boston Massacre. Not to mention the roster of historical figures, promienent and obscure both, that make guest appearances. There is far more to appreciate than to gripe about.
3. Sea battles. The scope of the game world and the conflict in general is really brought to the forefront in the this new feature of the series. You take control of a ship, moving through what feels like an actual ocean with the superb ship dynamics. The tension and action in these battles is easily one of my favorite parts of the game.
4. Movement and combat. Back on land, the parry and counter dynamics of the combat system have never looked better. Fights feel natural, look great, and are exciting. And the free running movement system as you run, jump and swing across the landscape is much improved over the previous games.
5. Graphics. The new Anvil Next engine used in the game makes everything look amazing. I have experienced a few minor glitches and texture issues, but nothing game breaking. And I expect upcoming patches will help. I am running this game on a high-end gaming rig, though, so I cannot speak to what the experience is on other setups.
6. Multiplayer. Wolf Pack lets you team up with other human players to take down computer controlled targets. Assassinate pits you against other human players. To be honest, these modes are fun, but I far prefer the single player experience.
The latest Assassin's Creed does indeed live up to the tradition of the series.
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Initial post: Nov 20, 2012 6:58:04 PM PST
Jeremiah Wyatt says:
No server issues for you? I've been trying to login to uplay for the past hour, and it keeps saying the servers are down...
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 21, 2012 5:37:17 AM PST
J. Grant says:
Fortunately, no issues for me so far. Hope you are able to get on soon.
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 22, 2012 8:03:56 AM PST
Jeremiah Wyatt says:
Thanks. I was able to figure it out. Just had to troubleshoot a bit.
Posted on Nov 23, 2012 10:48:03 AM PST
[Deleted by the author on Jan 26, 2013 6:25:15 PM PST]
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 25, 2012 8:36:44 AM PST
^Did you mean to comment on a different review? This one is extremely positive and didn't even mention DRM.
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 26, 2013 3:52:54 PM PST
Celestial Fox says:
First of all you don't listen to a negative review you read it... Besides that, I've read bad reviews on this game and none of them rage about how they dislike the game, they are only trying to help people save time, energy and money by staying away from it. It's alright though, you don't have to read any of the reviews anyways. They are not all just for you. You mention that you won't read bad reviews for the PC anymore, you might not want to read reviews for PS3 or XBOX 360 either because it they have the same bugs that the PC has.
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