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GF Rating
8.1

7302 ratings

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GF Rating
5

Fair

A Bit Overrated, But Not Completely Horrible

posted by Ziggers (PUNTA GORDA, FL) Jan 30, 2013

Member since Jan 2011

11 out of 17 gamers (65%) found this review helpful

So, I felt the game was a bit overhyped and wanted to give a balanced review of the game. So here is what I think:

The Good:
- Beautiful landscapes and rich environments
- Interesting story that integrates with historical events
- Hunting / tracking was a nice addition, I like playing as an Native American
- Naval combat is the best part of this game
- Cool finishing moves

The Bad:
- Story is interesting, but can be a bit slow in places (prologue is very long), bad ending to the game
- Cities are too big IMO, lots of similar scenary
- Horses are pointless, navigating them across the landscape is clunky
- The bad guy is more likeable than your character

The Ugly:
- Glitches will have you frustrated
- Combat is un-inspired and is not fun (rinse and repeat the same moves)
- This game is pretty lacking in the assassinations
- For all options in the game, tutorials are practically non-existent leading you to just figure it out
- Crafting is pointless
- Tons of side missions that are all boring with little to no reward (fetch feathers, fetch trinkets, go here, go there => not fun)
- Most weapons are basically the same which makes earning them pointless (I used the same two weapons the majority of the game)
- You could take out the entire British army single handedly if they'd let you
- Worst fast travel system in about any game I've played. You will be running FOREVER between locations that are too far apart
- Checkpoints are bad in this game
- Why no waypoints in the present day?

Overall, I didn't enjoy this game very much but it's not a completely horrible game. I wish they would created another game that was dedicated entirely to the Naval combat because that was actually quite fun. Everything else had me fairly bored and I was just wanting to be over. If you are an AC fanboy, you'll probably be writing a 10/10 review... but I just don't see what all the fuss is about. I've beaten AC 1, 2 but just didn't care for this.

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GF Rating
5

Fair

humongous letdown

posted by ATLOO1 (SUNNYVALE, CA) Nov 15, 2012

Member since Oct 2011

11 out of 17 gamers (65%) found this review helpful

laundry list of complaints:
under utilized setting, terrible ending, not fun, meaningless time wasting "side missions," game stopped being about assassinations and more about linear hand holding following NPCs, dullest character cast yet, the game struggles to run at a playable framerate, not open ended with constant desynching for trying your own path, tree free running is less open, historical cameos were cheesy and obvious, ubisoft wants to take your money with in game transactions, and I couldn't get through more than 6 hours so I returned it and youtubed the ending for a much better use of my time.
The game itself is just another mark on the declining pedigree of the series and I hate to say it went from breathtaking AC2 to its mediocre sequels and then THIS.

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GF Rating
5

Fair

same old same old

posted by ryrybubasdad2 (YUKON, PA) Nov 14, 2012

Member since Oct 2012

4 out of 6 gamers (67%) found this review helpful

I Loved this series of game from the first one and the 2nd but there all the same now just diff story lines which dissapointed me because when i heard about this game it was suppose to revive the series but it dont it is the same old stuff. I was hoping that this game would make me fall in love with this game but it was totaly not that. I gave it a 5 because i still love the game it use to be. if u never played these game then give this game a try but if u have played the others then just dont wast the money good rent because u can send it back any time but dont was ur money even if it is used.

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