Assassin's Creed III : The Tyranny of King Washington Episode 1 Review
2 April 2013
Excerpt: Downloadable content is always most successful when it takes a game and characters that you know well and puts them in a new, ideally implausible setting – like Red Dead Redemption’s Undead Nightmare, or Borderlands’ Zombie Island of Dr Ned. (It doesn’t have to involve zombies, but hey, that’s clearly been successful so far.) One-off “what-if” stories work best as bite-sized experiences, and DLC is ideal for that.
Conclusion: Assassin’s Creed II transforms a middling action game into an intriguing and consistently entertaining open-world adventure. Based on this game, Ubisoft Montreal should run a clinic on how to iterate a franchise and if the series continues in this vein, the next installment will take aim at Rockstar’s best efforts. The experience is layered, unique, and shows an incredible attention to detail.
Conclusion: Making promises is far easier than actually following through on them but BioWare delivered and Mass Effect 2 is a tighter, better looking, better playing, more stable gaming experience than its predecessor. In addition to its improvements it adds onto an already well thought out universe with a stunning adventure that requires us to once again save humanity from a terrible otherworldly threat, all the while making tough decisions that impact the game world around us, as...
Excerpt: Late last year Assassin's Creed divided opinion more than any other game in recent memory. While some hailed it as a true next-gen gaming experience, others felt it was little more than a simple gameplay concept wrapped in stunning visuals. Our opinion fell somewhere in-between, with the fairly repetitious gameplay being the main reason Assassin's Creed isn't the breathtaking experience it could have been.
Conclusion: If you can get past the game's mission-based structure and lack of replay value for the common gamer, you'll find an epic tale of betrayal and intrigue in Assassin's Creed that really shouldn't be missed.