posted by ModernAlchemist (CARLSBAD, CA) Mar 23, 2013
Member since Mar 2013
As someone who was captivated by Ezio and the story of his trials in the streets of Italia, this game fell flat from what I had hoped for. I still enjoyed playing it, but it was nowhere near the enjoyment I got from the Ezio trilogy. I attribute this to too much forest, not that interesting story, and a kind of "whatever" mission set. It had its moments, but overall, I wasn't super impressed.
The short and sweet of it is: Assassin's creed has a formula of gameplay that will work with almost unlimited settings/time periods. The formula itself is excellent, so this game still got a 7 from me. In most other respects, I think this game failed.
If you haven't played Assassin's creed before, don't start with this. If you have played all of them and loved them, this is worth playing, but don't get your hopes up.
So I was pretty psyched when I started up gamefly to play all the game I've missed lately. Assassins Creed III being one of them.
I started the game with a fury playing it quick and hard getting to roughly the halfway point in one day before I started getting tired of the control issues, (as with all assassins creed games) terribly vague mission connectivity, and a hard to swallow overall story arc. Don't get me wrong I was still having fun, but my pace was slowing.
The Conner story was great, getting to take part in some iconic american historical events was fantastic. However after about the halfway point I got tired of him asking "Where is [SPOILER]?" every 5 seconds.
Im huge into story in games, and the assassin's creed series has been pretty good. In this game however, I feel like the writers of the Desmond story line kinda shrugged and said "We have no idea where we want this story to go" and as a whole it drains on the player as they are left saying "why?"
The final chase scene was excruciating. Frustration on a whole different level. When it wasn't control issues, it was the fact that at no point does it indicate how you are supposed to get past each obstacle. You will need to take a trial and error approach to it. (be prepared to die/fail alot)
all in all its still assassin's creed which is good, but not the best in the series. I'd say try it, but if you are a completion-ist Id say "Good luck"