I am about 98% done with the game....and the only word that comes to mind is, 'really?'. Revelations, while a stunning game visually, has truly fell short of its potential. A fan of the series, I had a tremendous amount of enthusiasm to play out the stories of what have become two very enigmatic characters.
While the game has remained somewhat true to it's premise. I was surprised to see that much of what made the game fun in the previous installments have been removed. Contracts, basically gone. Ezio is left to completing just the story line. While he goes about looking for books and fragments, what is lacking are the opportunities to go after evil doing priests, nobles and the like. Having the ability to choose was far more fun than what we are left with now....completing Assasin training missions. Boring. The 'defend the den' mini-game is pointless and tedious. As are the levels on the island where we must restore Desmonds memory. I miss the horses as well as being able to sell collected items in the shops. Ezio also pretty much stays in one area...a fairly small map compared to previous games.
This game definitely needed more than a year of development. It eels rushed and cobbled together and is not a shining example of what this series is capable of....to see that you need only turn to brotherhood.
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The difference stereoscopic 3D makes is so substantial I couldn't possibly play without it. In 2D it looks exactly like brotherhood (vomit) and in 3D it looks like AC2 but better! Oh and screentearing is nonexistent, yay! If you're a hardcore fan of the series AC: R is a thing of beauty, especially in stereoscopic 3D.