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.
Overall, this seemed like the best game so far. I did, however, miss Ezio terribly. Connor was definitely good though. The gameplay was by far the best of all the games, but there were still some technical gameplay glitches that drove me bonkers (for example, several times I'd go to shoot someone no matter how many times I press the shoot button it wouldn't shoot...reload the game and it would shoot just fine...err).
I say it was the best so far simply due to its vast scope. There were times I could forget the main mission for hours while I was occupied with side missions and other tasks. I particularly loved the naval missions. They perfectly fulfilled my Sid Meyer's Pirates craving I'd been having lately. It operated almost the same as the battle missions in that game, which was awesome. I also liked the upgrade method in this game, allowing one to craft their own upgrades to increase item carrying capacity rather than purchasing them from shops as in previous games. As a matter of fact, I liked the way they simplified the shops into just one shop selling everything. I thought it made the game too easy when they removed the need for medicine by having Connor heal faster than Wolverine. I found myself jumping off buildings without a care in the world because I knew he'd be healed two seconds later. I really liked the upgrades to the fighting. There are a few double kill moves that were added that look sweet! All in all, the graphics were amazing and the game looked incredible. Its gameplay is really smooth and varied. At one point in the game I found myself looking back at all the different stuff I'd done in the game so far. I definitely liked the switch to a more modern, and more familiar time, but I have to admit that I miss the ancient middle east already. I wonder if it wasn't too fast of a jump in time. We'll see. It looks like this series can go on forever. I welcome it as long as the story doesn't get all ridiculous like the Matrix trilogy ended up doing..