While slow to start this game has gentle and normally amusing tutorial into its game plan which seems much less contrived then anyother AC game since 1. It has a fair number of bugs but the new controler layout allows you to play much more agressivly then in previous AC games allowing you to take the offense often against your foes not just counter attacking mindlessly. The largest flaw I find in the game is the ending (no spoiler) I found it a great let down the likes of the orginal AC a contrived "to be continued" sign over it not the smooth ending of AC2 or Revaloutions.
My opinion honestly
Gameplay: 9/10 (too many bugs to overlook for the 10)
Story: 9/10 (slow to get into but strong)
Combat: 10/10 (fluid assassin combat)
Secondary Content: 6/10 (numerous but often annoying)
Multiplayer: 10/10 (perfect!)
Overall a strong game which I hope is patched up through downloads.
This game was exactly what everyones been writing. The good and the bad. Fantastic scenery to the point that I gave it an extra point just for that. Too much tutorial and the story wasn't well executed by the gamemakers. Gameplay was frustrating at times. Mostly I had a great time. Assassins games are still one of the better lines of games so I would suggest playing the others first there better.
posted by logic90 (FORT WALTON BEACH, FL) Nov 4, 2012
Member since Jul 2012
gamers (58%) found this review helpful
all the fanboys of the genre say it is great and awesome. sadly they are wrong. there are glitches and bugs everywhere, it really ruins the game. the company rushes to have this game out before the dec 21 2012 prophecy date and clearly lacked proper testing. there are tons and tons of glitches, too many to post, one is the main character has two spikes on his back under his backpack, clearly the makers did not care enough to fix the 3D model and felt it was fine being covered by a backpack, even though the spikes poke out of the backpack. the fighting sequences are bugged out also, put a man on the ground with your hook? want to stab him in the back while he is on the ground? to bad you just kick and stab at him like he was a standing person then you get killed. have an enemy highlighted that you want to hook? too bad! the hook is going to the guy next of the highlighted one! not the big guy with the axe that you have highlighted and need to put down to kill that chops your head off because you hooked the wrong guy. did you throw your huge axe at someone and it got stuck in their head? do you want to quikly grab it from his skull? too bad! you pick up the dead body it was stuck in and get killed. chasing after a guy who stole your treasure map? almost got him! oh wait you fell in the water and are now stuck under a wooden pier bobbing up and down through the wood, or maybe you forgot to slide under fallen wood during that chase and got stuck halfway between it twitching like you are having a seizure. did it take you a long time to clear out a fort? ready to blow up the powder cache, kill the captain and raise the flag! too bad! the game has glitched and wont let you! i guess you will have to reload your last save point and do it again! there are tons more glitches and bugs that make you repeat missions over and over and over until you are ready to throw the controller at the screen. it really is terrible how they killed this game. it needed more testing. terrible