The game looks good, but the story is just terrible. Connor is a terrible character. I liked the gameplay, but they added too much. The fun part about the previous ones was where stealth actually mattered and you had limited resources to work with. In this game unless you're supposed to not be seen it's better to just run in and kill everybody. Don't even get me started on the naval missions. It may be worth a rent, but do not buy it.
posted by Gh0st0fR3mus (LIVE OAK, FL) Feb 13, 2013
Member since Feb 2013
AC3's biggest and only real flaw is that it is one of those games that all too often seems to 'almost' cut it, yet leaves you with a bit of disappointment and yearning for more at every turn. I've heard the phrase "jack of all trades, master of none" a thousand times, and this is the best example I've seen to date. The combat system is well-conceived, but you're overpowered and armed like a colonial war tank. The story is well-written, but the delivery lacks fine-tuning and seems like pointless gibberish at times. The economy system is intuitive, but it doesn't have a lot of real practicality regarding gameplay. Most of the side missions might seem meaningful.... if half of them had any in-game explanation. Problems like this persist throughout the game. Generally, one gets the feeling that Ubisoft may have simply tried implementing too many features without the ability to bring any to their full potential.
Ultimately, the game almost got it right, but after 5 years of development and gameplay in the franchise, it just doesn't feel like enough. If you're a die-hard AC fan, you'll probably want this game in your collection, otherwise, definitely rent before buying as you may find that it feels unpolished: it simply doesn't deliver as promised.
I have to say that out of all of the assassin creeds to date.. This one was by far the most forgettable.. This game is plagued with bugs. They should of waiting another six months to release. The story is good for desmond. But connors story is kinda meh. The idea of this game was great but poorly implemented in my opinion.