Assassin's Creed III -- The Tyranny of King Washington
23 April 2013
Conclusion: The Tyranny of King Washington is made to the highest standards, but also overpriced for what it is. Though the new powers refresh and reshape Assassin’s Creed III’s gameplay, most of the locations and missions here are overly reminiscent of what we’ve seen time and time again in the main campaign, and only towards the end does the story really come into its own. It would be a much easier recommendation at half the price.
Pros: New powers refresh the gameplay, High production values, Story eventually pays off
Cons: Overpriced, Doesn't do enough with the setting
Excerpt: Assassin’s Creed III is the final episode in Desmond Mile’s trilogy of Assassin’s Creed games. Following a bartender who unwillingly finds out he is an Assassin who is due to save the world, Assassin’s Creed III seeks to close the story arc laid out in the previous four games and considering just how much has happened at this point, it’s a little bit disappointing to see no catch up story told for those who might not have played the game previously.
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. Get the Wii U version if you always hated pausing to check the map. Avoid it if you’re into multiplayer, unless you have a group of friends ready to play with you.
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. That could prove to be a problem for some folks because the game is the first installment in the long-running series to arrive on a Nintendo console.
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 war between the Assassins and Templar continues in the newest outing, Assassin's Creed III .