From a series that built its franchise on impeccable historical fiction comes the newest installment of action-adventure, and the writing is outstanding as per usual, but it takes FOREVER to get going. I also felt like I was watching way more video than I was playing a game. There are also gaps technically, like a long sequence in which the facial animation on one of the characters just stops completely. These things do not keep you down for long though. After you get past the infernal prologue, you fall into the main character and the game finally gains traction. You play as Connor, a young Native American man who is chosen to join the cause of the Assassins, a now almost defunct group in the colonies. He has in him the blood of a strong Native woman, and the very leader of the Templars. He must bring the legion up from the ashes and restore the Assassin’s Guild to its once former glory and protect the people that raised him.
Visually, the game is impressive as always. A new weather engine gives a more authentic look to the seasons of New England. Blinding rainstorms are harder to walk in, and deep snow will change the way you navigate terrain. Since the timeline advances forward often by large chunks of time, it gave creators an opportunity to show all of the advancements in the weather environment. All of the kinks in the freerunning have been ironed out, as moving around the map is almost flawless. No more of the pain associated with jumping off of a ledge in the opposite direction that you pointed the analog stick, falling to your death, and having to start the segment all over again. These improvements are noticeable, and make the game a joy to play.
Assassin’s Creed III is typical, execution of an incredibly intricate and wildly entertaining story. It took me too long to get into it, and I think that a lot of gamers will give up on this one before it gets going. If you can stick it out through the first 10% of the game, the remaining 90% will be a blast!
i purchased this game with a new ps3. i figured eh ill play it then trade it in. i had played all the other assasin creed games and despised them. once i began playing i eally enjoyed it. this game truely made me a fan, and i will be going back and replaying the others.