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: To many Americans there is a mystical quality to the years of the American Revolution: the men and women who participated in the founding of America shed blood and tears as their lives were torn asunder in the name of something greater than themselves. Their names have become as legend, their beliefs and positions hotly debated by different political factions as the years have progressed, and society changed with that progression.
Pros: Gorgeous environments and representations of famous places and figures take the center stage here. The voice acting also deserves a nod: Assassin's Creed 3 features some of the best performances in a game in years, though the actor for Connor seems less than enthusiastic at times. Ship-to-ship combat is a welcome addition, and adds an extra element to pull players in. Some of the best sequences in the game take place on the water. The attention to detail is stunning, ...
Cons: Despite wonderful visuals, Assassin's Creed 3 stutters, has graphical hiccups that affect gameplay, and has some of the worst anti-aliasing problems this side of the Playstation 2. A large number of glitches threaten to render the game unplayable, most of which should have been fixed by a rather large patch at this point. Some of the historical events here feel contrived, with the Paul Revere sequence ending up perhaps the most grievous offender. The "Desmond story", ...
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: 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. While the game doesn’t take full advantage of the console’s dual-screen functionality, ACIII still offers Wii U owners a lengthy, story-driven action-adventure that is difficult to put down once you’ve become invested in its dramatic narrative that continues the franchise’s...
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 .
Excerpt: Despite being deeply flawed, 2007’s Assassin’s Creed was a damn fine example of the current console generation’s potential, one that was achieved in the subsequent Ezio trilogy. But unlike its predecessors, Assassin's Creed III was a game that had few flaws to fix, no big problems to correct, and no gameplay mechanics to reinvent.
Pros: Convinient use of GamePad screen, Remote Play support for TV-less gameplay, Complete version of the game
Cons: Sometimes muddy textures and shadows, Even more glitches than the other versions, Multiplayer servers are empty