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A fantastic experiance; Best Assassin's Creed yet:
on November 4, 2012
Assassin's Creed III, the next yearly update to the Assassin's Creed franchise. One of the questions is: "Is it another money grabber?". Brotherhood & Revelations felt more of a extremely long DLC pack. It tried new thing's, some of them failed (Tower Defense) and some were favored, but made the game to easy (Hook Blade). The story lines were also very linear, and generic. The reason I bring up these faults, is because Assassin's Creed III is a breath of fresh air.
Assassin's Creed III is set during the American Revolution, and you play as a British-Native american. The story line is fantastic, and the visual's are stunning. The new engine can be clunky at times, slowing down the fps, but overall is fantastic. The physics are really great, and are awesome to look at, the facial animations look amazing as well. One thing I noticed clearly was the attention to detail in the eyes.
The story has a good, long, strong setup, and more PLAYABLE missions with Desmond was a nice change. In brotherhood you went around a town, and in Revelations you were restricted to first person flashback like sequences. In Assassin's Creed III you actually get to go to a number of places, including Absterego, and Brazil. Daniel Cross, featuring primarily in the Assassin's Creed's "The Fall" comic book series, as seen in the Absterego cut scenes from Revelation's Multiplayer.
The new aspect's of Assassin's Creed III are fantastic. The hunting aspect has not much too it, but is so satisfying. It's a weird experience because you kill, skin the animal, and turn it into Armour, or sell it to buy more upgrades such as weapons and consumables like arrows and such.
Connor's story line is really fleshed out, and very enjoyable. The soundtrack is fascinating and is well composed, although I was sad to see Jesper Kydd leave. The reins are in good hands.
Although the ending leads onto another addition in the franchise, I am completely satisfied with Ubisoft's new character's, new setting, and new features within the game. I am glad they took 3 years to develop this one as Brotherhood, and Revelations, were coming out, and it shows throughout the game, with good actor's and believable scenarios.
***** - Best Assassin's Creed yet! - Phillip