Assassin's Creed 3 Review (Non Spoiler)
This is my personal review on Assassin's Creed 3. It was released on the 31st of October in Britain and was made by Ubisoft. It is the 3rd game with a number in the trilogy however there were two others following on from 2. This review will have no spoilers but will give my insights into the game.
Assassin’s Creed 3 is the 5th game in the Assassin’s Creed series. Although this may seem surprising, after number two there was Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood and Assassin’s Creed: Revelations. This game is, undoubtedly, my favourite in the series. One of the things I really like about Assassin’s Creed is that they almost seem as if they are telling you a story instead of giving you a game with impossibly difficult challenges and boss fights. There are sections in the game that do give you a fair challenge but it is also possible to avoid most of the fights because of the game’s stealth aspects. Even if you do get in a fight it is fairly easy to simply just run away if you feel, however I always seem to want to kill as many enemies as I can.
This game definitely has a very slow start, with the game only becoming what I felt was “proper Assassin’s Creed” after a good few hours of gameplay. However, the plot is very good throughout the whole game, with, something that I have been waiting for in an Assassin’s Creed game, several different plot twists. You think something is going to happen, then something completely different happens. This is good for building an enjoyable storyline that keeps you interacted as I find that I lose interest with a game when I can successfully predict what happens next at a regular basis. I was so into the game that I had a 10 hour straight session on it.
One of the things I was dreading about Assassin’s Creed 3 was that everyone was saying that guns were going to become a huge part of the game. I liked the first one when you had throwing knifes as the only ranged weapon and with the hidden gun introduced in the 2nd one and how every guard seemed to have a gun, it almost seemed as if, for me, Assassin’s Creed was losing its charm. I always liked how it was all melee. It was something different to all of the Call of Duty games and the Battlefield games. However, I found that the emphasis on guns was very little and I made it through the game very rarely using the gun, mostly sticking to the other ranged weapons that the game offered you.
Sigh... The Bad Parts
The worst thing about the game, I would say, is that the stealth almost seems broken. It made no sense to me how you could walk up to a guard and stab him and whilst he was being stabbed he would be able to summon help. The main issue is that I think that Ubisoft have not really upgraded the system a whole lot and what was great 2 years ago almost feels outdated now. This is easy enough to avoid however, because in most cases being super careful is almost always enough and with the brand new ability to whistle, it makes singling out guards a lot easier, except for when you whistle and a whole battalion comes marching towards you! Overall the game is fantastic and with several of the features that I have enjoyed from the previous games still there, I am finding it easy to forget the mockery that Revelations was. This Assassin’s Creed is by far the best for me.
The online is very similar to what it was previously, which is not necessarily a bad thing, with the main addition being Wolfpack. Wolfpack is the brand new cooperative game mode that is being released and I have played a few games of it and it is fantastic. As long as you don’t come up with a bunch of trollers it is fine. Basically in Wolfpack you have to kill several AI controlled enemies. If you get a certain number of points within the time limit you advance to the next sequence. The aim is to get to as high a sequence as you can. This is easiest with friends as you can coordinate your kills for bonuses but is still enjoyable with people online.