As a die hard fan of Assassin's Creed, I was really looking forward to Assassin's Creed 3. With a different setting and main character, I was very hyped up for this game. But unfortunately Assassin's Creed 3 is a step back in the series, and will most likely be the last game I ever get hyped up for.
PROS: The naval battles are extremely well done(best part). The graphics and environments are really impressive. The combat is very fast paced and fluid. Although I'm not a big fan of multiplayer, it hasn't changed very much so if you enjoyed multiplayer in previous games, then you'll most likely enjoy this one.
CONS: At launch the game was filled with bugs and glitches, many were game breaking and forced me to restart a mission several times throughout the campaign. Chances are they've been patched but it's pretty clear that the game was not polished at all. Many of the side missions and activities felt pointless as they offer very little in rewards, even the naval missions. Connor is dull and uninteresting, the least likable assassin so far. The story missions are medicore, I was really looking forward to the american revolution scenario, but most of those set piece battles were a complete let down. One of the most important gameplay aspects of the series was the rooftop climbing, and sadly it was diminished in Assassin's Creed 3, as you will rarely climb rooftops in the campaign. The ending to Desmond's story was terrible, it felt rushed and anticlimactic, for someone who has been following the story since Assassin's Creed 1 came out, I expected more.
OVERALL: Assassin's Creed 3 is not a bad game. But it definitely isn't great compared to the previous installments. For every step forward this game took it took two steps back.
posted by stewie_gamefly (TUSTIN, CA) Jan 29, 2013
Member since Jan 2013
I played AC2 and enjoyed it, but just couldn't get into it with this one. Game controls felt sloppy and went in its own direction. I did like the ship battles, those were tight. I personally didn't like the whole idea of crafting all these items and didn't get vested into the story line. Graphics were good and it has all the ideas of a great game, but it started to feel like a hassle to continue this game after about 10 hours.