posted by AltimitEin (SPRINGFIELD, MO) Nov 20, 2012
Member since Nov 2012
gamers (50%) found this review helpful
The game is solid and the story line is superb, don't get me wrong, but this game is loaded with bugs.
Getting stuck is still a constant problem, quests randomly wont finish due to AI problems and you have to reload from last to fix it. Quests with companions are still loaded with terrible AI and the horse riding (which seems to be a bigger focus in this game) is still non-responsive and clunky.
Play it for the story, don't get your hopes up. The same problems that plagued the last games are still there.
"Assassin's Creed III" moves the series from the Old World to the New, and that move primarily proves to be a good one. The environments are varied and well detailed- from deep forests to small settlements to the larger cities. 18th century America is nicely recreated and is a joy to explore. Moving about has been simplified, making it a breeze to move across the trees and rooftops. The graphics are well done, as is the voice acting. The story does take a bit to get going (those looking to play as Connor need to be patient, as it takes about 5 hours of gameplay to get to him), but once it does, it becomes quite engaging. The parallels between Connor and Desmond are nicely drawn, and the main story alone should take you at least 20 hours to complete. But this game has so much more to do than the main story. Included in these side missions are naval battles, and they're quite fun to play. You still recruit assassins, though it's a bit different than the last two outings. Gone is the Tower Defense, which many won't miss. Those who enjoy the hunting aspects of "Red Dead Redemption" should find those in this game equally enjoyable, and there is a nice variety of critters to find. Controls work well for the most part, though there is the odd slip here and there. It's not a perfect game- as with all open world games, there are glitches, but most were cleared up with a day one patch released by Ubisoft. It didn't clear them all up, but more may be on the way. I didn't encounter anything game breaking, but others may have a different experience. There is multiplayer, though I haven't played it yet, so this review is on the single player only. And then there's the ending. Much like "Mass Effect 3", the ending is going to be divisive. Some will hate it, others will like it. I don't want to say too much here, to avoid spoilers. I was fine with the ending, though I felt it could be better. Even with the ending being as it is, the journey there is well worth taking for fans.