posted by dgolightly519 (PRESTON, ID) Nov 26, 2012
Member since Oct 2011
gamers (83%) found this review helpful
Don't take Ubisoft's word for it, get it and see why it is the best version of the game. This would be a 10 review if not for the fact that it freezes after long periods of playing (upwards of three hours).
It time for a history lesson – sort of. In Assasin’s Creed III, you play as a guy who uses some sort of strange device to go back in time and assume several roles of characters during the Civil War. The purpose of the visits is to get information regarding some high-tech wall whose secrets are there to be uncovered.
Most of the game you will be in the Civil War era, and you are given several tasks – like free some slaves, battle certain armies (or companies), perform assassinations of important leaders, play hide and seek with kids (what?), and so on.
This game is one of the better looking games for the WiiU so far. I really liked the way the graphics are laid out no matter which era I’m in.
As for the controls, they take some use getting to, but it’s no hard. You just have to remember that guns in the Civil War era take some time to reload after every shot. But this game does not use the touch screen of the WiiU Game Pad – which makes it almost identical to the PS3 or the Xbox 360 version. If you’ve played either of those versions, there isn’t much incentive to play this version.
And as with some of these sandbox type games, the choices you have can get so large that it can get overwhelming. Later on in the game, I was wondering where I am supposed to go in order to advance the story line.
This may force players to buy the strategy guide – or sift through many YouTube videos.
But this is one game that fans of action adventure ought to try – if they haven’t played the other versions of this game. Assasin’s Creed III is a definite rent, and a possible buy.