gamers (85%) found this review helpful
Assassin's Creed Revelations is the best title to come out of the series so far. The detail of constantinople is breathtaking, along with Masayaf that we get to return to with Altair. The first game was lacking quite a bit and I'm very happy Ubisoft told Altair's story once more in Revelations. Revelation's ties up the plot nicely and the characters are much more interesting then in previous releases. The only bad thing I can say about it is that there is not as much new as I could have hoped for, and the den defense part of the game is a bit tedious. Repetition seems like the formula in these games, but I can look past that when it comes to Ezio's amazing story.
+Interesting Gripping Story
+Returning to Altair's story and tying up the plot
-Den Defense and Repetitive sidequests
posted by cheeko2222 (MIFFLINTOWN, PA) Nov 19, 2011
Member since Nov 2011
gamers (75%) found this review helpful
Assassin's Creed Revelations is an eye popping gorgeous game. The story is brain bustingly amazing. There is so much right about this game, and then there is some wrong in this game.
There can be lags when you're climbing up a building and jumping up onto the roof from the side. The frame rate isn't the greatest, just like most of the other Assassin's Creed games. When you circle the camera around Ezio or Desmond or even Altair, that's right, you finally get to play as Altair again, the screen looks as if some of the picture is jumping apart. I can deal with that, but some people would end up having a stroke, those are the people who are obsessed with Assassin's Creed games and wanting them to be perfect.
They capture Ezio's age perfectly. The fact that he's somewhere around 50 now is the fact that in some of the cut scenes after you jump up a building or run after someone, Ezio is out of breath. It's a perfect feature to the game that ups the scoring, the fact that they have some realism in it.
Definitely a good game with the story and the graphics, but they should really consider a better engine for the sanctity of the frame rate.
I am about 98% done with the game....and the only word that comes to mind is, 'really?'. Revelations, while a stunning game visually, has truly fell short of its potential. A fan of the series, I had a tremendous amount of enthusiasm to play out the stories of what have become two very enigmatic characters.
While the game has remained somewhat true to it's premise. I was surprised to see that much of what made the game fun in the previous installments have been removed. Contracts, basically gone. Ezio is left to completing just the story line. While he goes about looking for books and fragments, what is lacking are the opportunities to go after evil doing priests, nobles and the like. Having the ability to choose was far more fun than what we are left with now....completing Assasin training missions. Boring. The 'defend the den' mini-game is pointless and tedious. As are the levels on the island where we must restore Desmonds memory. I miss the horses as well as being able to sell collected items in the shops. Ezio also pretty much stays in one area...a fairly small map compared to previous games.
This game definitely needed more than a year of development. It eels rushed and cobbled together and is not a shining example of what this series is capable of....to see that you need only turn to brotherhood.