Me and AC have a long history together, and it kills me to say, but this title is severely below par. The new hero Connor never hits the same standers as our beloved Ezio. he talks in a flat monotone voice and never has an impotent character development and is above all, a forgettable character. the setting of revolutionary Amarica my have been a good idea when they pitched it, but the meager chapels of Boston and New York can not compare to the to the towering monoliths of Italy from a free-running prospective. The guards also spot you extremely fast if you are on the roof tops and demand you get down or else they shoot with their unreasonably accurate muskets. So its usually easier just to run on the ground. The other major change in the terrain department is the addition of a tree based parkor system via the frontier. To put it simply, it runs like roller blades over the Rockies. in other words it flows like garbage. Thankfully the combat is back and streamlined. Connor flows around battlefield battlefield extremely naturally and the 1 vs 100 mentality works extremely well with this deadly killer. The social stealth systems work well yet are not used to their full potential in this installment. Two new addition were made in the series, one of which is the homestead and the missions. I was actually quite fond of these missions because they seemed to be story focused around the citizens of your "town" and that story actually doesn't suck. The other feature is the naval combat which feels massively out of place because it is actually good. I would recommend this game to anyone who needs to continue the story of Desmond, but otherwise I would pass.
posted by ProGameAssassin (WOODBURY, TN) Mar 2, 2013
Member since Feb 2013
Don't get me wrong, there was a lot of good things about this game. The naval portions were exactly how you would want/expect it to be, and the climbing mechanic is improved. The only problems I have are the story, the character, and the controls. The story was just too linear and to the point, there wasn't any interesting conversations or very many side quests. Connor himself was rather droll and business-like, and reminded me too much of Altair in the original AC. The controls are even more confusing than it was in ACR. Whereas controlling Altair and Ezio had a puppeteering layout, AC3 is set more for specific actions. Which isn't a bad thing, given the complexity and fluidness of combat. Oh, and don't let anyone tell you that you can't fight in the game the way you see it in the trailers. If you practice the combat well enough, you can indeed fight that epically.
All in all, the game is definitely worth a playthrough or two, but I wouldn't recommend paying more than $30 for it if you wanna keep it.
posted by BlaketheReaper (GATE CITY, VA) Mar 1, 2013
Member since Sep 2012
I 'm a huge fan of the franchise so when I started playing this one I was let down don't get me wrong it was a good game with great graphics a amazing story and good gameplay also with a few bugs, but compared to AC 2, Brotherhood and Revolutions it was a let down but like I said it was a good game and much better than the first AC, I sure you'll enjoy it so by all means put it in your Q but if you're a huge fan like I am prepare to be a little disappointed because I was I sadly gave this game a 7/10.