posted by bluejew (BEVERLY HILLS, CA) Mar 24, 2013
Member since Mar 2013
if you're renting this on gamefly then you're only getting it to continue the story of Desmond as he travels though his ancestors' pasts. That being said, this is a great game. Placing the next leg of the journey in the American Revolution is awesome. You get to walk through the cities of Boston and New York as you track down the Templars. I think the cities could have been adjusted a little to either be smaller or make the "fast travel" system more user friendly. All you really need is a horse though and you move pretty quickly.
The advertisements talked about him walking with our Founding Fathers, but he only really talks to Washington, and you see Ben Franklin for a short bit, but thats it. They added a few twists when it comes to Connors family which makes for a more complex character. Everyone who talks about Connor says he is a wimp, and whines all the time, I disagree. I think he is young and confused about the path he is taking. Its also hard to write a character that can live up to the fun and carisma of Altair and Ezio Auditore from the previous games. He wants a safe place for him and his people to live, and chooses the side of the Assassins to make it happen. It is a lot of fun and worth the rent if you enjoyed the other games.
I hope that in Assassin's Creed 4 they have a longer story and less side missions b/c there are a ton in this one! and they are time consuming...
posted by dragonsghost226 (NAPLES, FL) Mar 24, 2013
Member since Oct 2012
maybe i'm the only one who had this problem but just in case...... after receiving the game there were problems. it would freeze the screen and force me to have to reset. originally i thought it was my system,but i played several of my other games just fine for hours. so i told gamefly about my problem and they immediately shipped another copy without hesitation. This by the way was outstanding of them as they didn't even wait for me to send my copy back. But it unfortunately did not solve the issue and i was forced to send the game back again and await the arrival of my next game. I am very disappointed in the game itself for this reason. And the only reason i gave it a 3 instead of a 0 is because of gamefly's remarkable response to my problem and the limited playability that i did have plus some very amazing cutscenes. i wish i could have played more.
ACIII is not only my favorite AC game released, but is easily one of the best games I have ever played. From the historically accurate details to the improved battle system and the most in-depth, meaningful story so far, I urge everyone to give this game a shot. I had some of my good friends try the game (some who had never played any of the AC games) and even from a few hours of gameplay, loved it so much that they had to get it themselves. Truly remarakble game making.