posted by seebro (ESSEX JUNCTION, VT) Feb 24, 2013
Member since Dec 2008
As a fan of this entire franchise, I found AC3 to be much more involved than previous releases. With the addition of the Frontier region, no longer are you trapped in boring city-scapes. The graphics in the forests are absolutely amazing as are the environmental effects (fog, rain, lightning, thunder, swamp mist etc). And with a region like Frontier, hunting wild animals and using them as a resource becomes a necessity...which is both fun and challening.
The coolest addition to this game are the naval missions. I've not read much about the naval aspect of this game, but let me tell you, captaining your own ship against British warships on the (sometimes) high seas is amazing. Graphically and functionally speaking, this is by far the most realistic naval action I've seen on the Xbox. There's nothing more terrifying than seeing the main guns of a British Man-o-war light up just before a volley of cannonballs smash into you broadside. So cool!
The only reason I don't give this a 10 is because there are some minor bugs...like jumping off a rock and falling endlessly into the empty space of the earth below. Seriously, WTH is that all about??
Regardless, this game is amazing and I highly recommend renting or owning.