posted by RdSWaZH3r3 (FRONT ROYAL, VA) Nov 2, 2012
Member since Dec 2011
gamers (58%) found this review helpful
I've been a fairweather fan since the beginning. I loved AC1 when it first came out. I played it top to bottom 3 times. Having loved the first one so much I was thuroughly disappointed that the next few installments never really roped me in like the 1st one. I never finished #2 & I never touched the next 2. I'm not finished with the 3rd one yet but its finally roped me the way the 1st one did. I love the time in history. I love the open world layout. I even enjoy the combat system. I've read about everyone raving about the graphics but I don't find them all that much improved. Don't get me wrong, the game is B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L! I just don't see a huge improvement like all the reviews are saying. This is BY FAR the best installment of the series. If you couldn't get into AC before but wanted to, then this is definitely the game for you. I've even already ordered all the others in the series to just watch this story unfold from beginning to end, purely because of this one.
Great time in history for the setting.
Great story, keeps you hooked in.
Improved combat & motion
Graphics are good.
UPlay Passport (Code Needed For Online Multiplayer, $9.99)
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 (52%) found this review helpful
Unlike, the children that have been writing reviews to this game, mine will be truthful and not fanboyish at all.
First of all....The story and fights are great. Both have kept me very entertained. Unfortunately, the gameplay not so much. It is very obvious that this game was rushed because you will encounter a handful of bugs in the first hour in the game. I've had people disappear, my character launch into the air by just standing there, getting stuck between things and my ship did a full front flip in the middle of battle. Simple things that should never happen. While the game is still good...I do not think it is worth the current 59.99. At tops this game is worth 39.99. The main character is arrogant and rude at times he shouldn't be. Some of the Founding Fathers have been turned into a joke. The villains are a been there seen that in the last game. Nothing new has been brought to this game. Multiplayer has been revamped to make it easier in finding games. Other than that, it is still extremely atrocious when editing things. If Ubisoft would have let the game what it was when the 2nd one came out, this game would have a chance for game of the year. All it is now, is a way to waste time, while waiting for something else. It was a great series but now it is just in the middle. That is my personal opinion but everyone should take time to read it.