The Redemption's varied missions and new powers are a lot of fun, but the predictable ending is a big disappointment for the series.
25 April 2013
Summary: Assassin's Creed III: The Tyranny of King Washington - The Redemption is more entertaining and action-packed than the sluggish second episode, The Betrayal. The story moves at a rapid pace, the missions are full of variety, and evil George Washington is given the face time his villainous character...
Pros: Large variety of missions, Bear power is a blast to use, Washington is back and meaner than ever
Cons: Disappointing ending, Overabundance of enemies makes exploration difficult
What The Infamy promised, The Betrayal fails to deliver due to a glacial pace, repetitive missions, and an inconsistent new power.
5 April 2013
Summary: There's that classic problem with trilogies: after the intrigue and excitement of the first instalment, the follow-up must wrestle with moving the plot forward in a meaningful way, while avoiding those grand revelations so often saved up for the third and final entry.
Pros: Lots of side missions and collectibles
Cons: Inconsistent targeting for eagle powers, Plodding storyline, Dull characters and dialogue
As if the lure of an evil founding father weren't enough, The Tyranny of King Washington ups the action with enjoyable new abilities and a stimulating plot.
20 February 2013
Summary: It's one thing to turn a great founder of the United States into a maniacal super-villain, but quite another to have him pulling pistols and busting caps with the kind of aggressive swagger typically reserved for Tarantino characters.
Pros: New wolf powers add a neat twist to the action, Evil George Washington is a great villain, Intriguing story, Lots of hidden collectibles and secrets
Cons: Mission types remain largely the same as previous games, Not enough screen time for George Washington, Feels as if it's been stretched out for further episodes
Conclusion: Another great game worthy of an epic series. If you weren’t a fan before I’d still suggest at least renting it to see if the new ideas hold your attention. The story alone is worth the price of admission, even if the ending leaves much to be desired.
Excerpt: The Wii U’s launch line-up included a number of triple-A ports previously released for other platforms, and chief among these titles was Ubisoft’s highly ambitious sequel Assassin’s Creed III.
Excerpt: Developer and publisher Ubisoft brought this generation of gaming one of the best franchises ever when it introduced players to the universe of Assassin's Creed back in 2007. Since then, the series has spawned 6 different titles and featured a handful of protagonists, and the story of the ongoing...
Excerpt: In case the Roman numeral in the title didn’t already make it obvious, Assassin’s Creed III probably shouldn’t serve as your introduction to the ongoing story that is told within the Assassin’s Creed franchise.