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Assassin's Creed III
Platform: PS3, Xbox 360
Reviewer: John Wellfare
FEW video game franchises can claim to span such
a vast period of world history as Assassin's Creed.
The first game in the series was set in the Middle
East during the Third Crusade. The second game and
two subsequent spin offs jumped forward to Italy during
the late 15th and early 16th centuries. Assassin's Creed
III takes another step forward, dropping players into the
east coast of North America in the years leading up to
and during the Revolutionary War.
Players primarily take on the role of Connor, a
part British, part Native American new member of the
Assassin order taking on the familiar Templar enemy in
the New World.
The series' defining hallmarks -- historical context
(with plenty of poetic licence), vast open worlds, fluid
hand-to-hand combat and the ability to scale buildings
and free run parkour-style along rooftops -- are all pre-
sent in the third iteration.
The building-climbing/parkour element of the game
has been significantly upgraded, with Connor able to
climb cliffs and trees and even run through the tree tops,
leaping and swinging from branch to branch. This is an
essential inclusion given the open game world includes
an expansive wilderness.
It's clear Ubisoft set out to stretch the capabilities of
the current generation of consoles with AC3. The game
world is vast, encompassing New York and Boston as
well as a huge swathe of surrounding wilderness. The
developers have filled the world with inhabitants -- cities
are truly crowded, some big battles of the Revolutionary
War are represented with thousands of soldiers and the
forests are thick with trees and teeming with wildlife.
The world is so rich and interesting, sometimes it's
nice to take a break from the main story and spend a
day exploring the wilderness.
Even if just playing the essential story missions, the
game is long, almost tediously so in the beginning with
the first few hours given over to a lengthy prologue, but
once the world opens up and the story gains momentum
players will come to appreciate this detailed intro.
There's very little to criticise about AC3 -- it does
everything well. There are a few occasional glitches, but
these are rare compared to most open-world games (I'm
looking at you, Skyrim). Overall a thoroughly entertain-
ing and engrossing experience.
A revolution in gaming
Latest entry in Assassin's Creed franchise leaps ahead of predecessors and sets the bar high for open-world games
the cities and
players with the
ability to explore
every inch of its
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