gamers (64%) found this review helpful
Just finished this game and thought I'd give it a review. The story is entertaining and original. It is a breath of fresh air to play a story that takes place in the revolutionary war. However, the ending of the game (in my personal opinion) was disappointing. Extremely disappointing.
As original as the story was, it isn't strong enough to compensate for the irratic game controls. I cannot count how many times I was running to catch someone in Boston or NYC (or was running away from a group of angry redcoats), only to have the character unexpectedly cling on to a ledge or climb. The button used to run is also the button one uses to climb buildings and such. This is most frustrating when trying to complete a mission that is either timed or relies on the chase of a character. This happened so many times that I nearly grew tired of the game and sent it back. Alas, I hung in there to finish it, again to an subpar ending.
The game is a breath of fresh air, but the game controls are extremely frustrating. Add to the fact that the ending was awkward, and it equates to a disappointing game that didn't measure up to its potential.
Amazing visuals and fighting animations but..this is easily the slowest of the AC storylines. So much so that I couldn't make it past Sequence 4. Too many cut scenes, too much loading time and too many redundant mission quests. AC2 is still the clear champion of the series. They should have stopped there.
gamers (62%) found this review helpful
When the game loads, the sounds and sights of the 18th century bring you into a world of excellence. Attempting to address the American Revolution, UbiSoft does a fantastic job of bringing it to life. But, when you actually play as your assassin, UbiSoft falls back onto the AC1 standards, and leave you bored and longing to replay "Red Dead Redemption" when you want to hunt animals.
Everything except the actual gameplay of Conner is amazing in this game. But, when you play, you get bored very fast. In fact, you'll get so frustrated by its repetitive "fetch quests" that you'll wish you just played another game.
Meanwhile, Conner and the other "Character" you play as are as boring as they come, completely failing in the narrative portion of AC3. Ezio would be ashamed.
Overall, if you like AC, then I would rent this. But, if you are just checking out the hype -don't. Go play AC2, and YouTube AC3. It will save you time and stress.