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Fun, but starting to get old,
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This review is from: Assassin's Creed: Revelations (Video Game)
I enjoyed my time with AC:R and would recommend it to fans of the series, if just for some of the story content. Still, the amount of familiarity you experience is a little disappointing. You play in a new city, interact with new characters and a "new" story yet I rarely felt that I was doing something that I hadn't done multiple times in the previous games. To put it bluntly, the gameplay is starting to get stale.
Bomb crafting is new to the series and I will be concise. It can be cool at times, but it feels forced and is overall completely unnecessary to succeed in the game, especially considering the vast amount of options you usually have (hiring factions, ranged weapons, calling in assassins). Mediterranean defense returns but once I promoted Master Assassins to guard my dens, I never bothered with it again. "Missions" take only a few minutes and you eventually realize you're spending a lot of time sending your assassins out to do things that don't really affect the game. Den defense never bothered me because I always try to keep my notoriety down (I only had to do one den defense - the mandatory tutorial one).
The multiplayer has been greatly improved over Brotherhood, but it still doesn't have that spark that would keep me playing for more than a week or two. There's still a huge amount of potential here, but AC:R has failed to nail it. You also run into the problem of 3-4 people spending every game blindly running around, causing half of your time to be spent in chase sequences. This isn't the game's fault, but it's still annoying.
Overall, fans of the series will probably get their money's worth here. Revelations is my least favorite AC game, but it's still polished and fun enough to earn my recommendation.