It comes as no surprise to Assassin’s Creed fans that the newest release, Assassin’s Creed III, is even more visually stunning than its predecessors. Packed with activities that are designed to keep players busy and enthralled for hours, the game is simply another success for its creator, Ubisoft. This Assassin’s Creed III review will provide a basic overview for new and experienced players.
This Assassin’s Creed III review starts off with the storyline. The third installment of the Assassin’s Creed series sees the continuance of the war between the Assassins and the Templars, but the scenery has changed. In this game, all of the action takes place in 1700s-era America, and the scenery consists of wide open plains as well as the streets of Boston and New York. This is a big change from the Renaissance Europe that was featured in the last installment, and its wide streets in the towns of Istanbul and Rome. Players assume the role of Connor Kenway, who is half Native American and half Briton and serves to stop the Templars with every breath he takes. Players will likely notice that this character is quite dull when compared to his predecessors.
Basic Game Play
Next in the Assassin’s Creed III review is basic game play. Holding true to the Assassin’s Creed theme, players are able to set up literal economies on their personal estates. By allowing loggers, trappers and other craftsmen to place shops on their property, players can find nearly anything they need within reach. Players can purchase items, barter for items, and even craft many different goods from the materials they are able to pick up in these stalls and shops. No Assassin’s Creed game would be complete without collectibles, so players can rest assured that there are lots of trinkets, feathers, treasure chests and more to keep them on the hunt throughout the course of the game. Pubs and gaming can provide an excellent breather from the incessant combat.
Like previous installments, Assassin’s Creed III is filled with beautiful free-range environments, and all of the mechanics needed to enjoy them freely. This Assassin’s Creed III review team found that the environment was put together well and visually stimulating. Everything is perfectly built. For example, while the streets of Colonial America are wider than the streets in games before, the developers made sure to incorporate trees between the rooftops so that they can be spanned with relative ease. The frontier itself is vast, and though it differs from the environments to which many Assassin’s Creed players have likely grown accustomed, it is easily learned and players will soon feel right at home.
While it is possible to spend more than 100 hours traversing the American countryside and cities, those who stick to the storyline and play through only the main quest should be able to finish the game in about 20 hours. However, players who are new to the Assassin’s Creed series may take a little longer due to the need to learn the controls, how to combat and how to move from place to place safely. This game also carries a high replay value because the action is never the same twice. This Assassin’s Creed III review predicts that players will likely enjoy coming back to this game again and again.
Overall, players who are familiar with the Assassin’s Creed series will find this game a wonderful addition to the other two in the series. Newcomers will likely be fascinated, but they may have some trouble understanding the main plot and storyline. This Assassin’s Creed III review ranks this game highly among this year’s releases for the Xbox 360.