Excerpt: At its best, Assassin’s Creed: Revelations will make you feel like an untouchable assassin during times when things were still simple, but at its worst, you’ll get a sense of déjà vu, kind of like you have been there before, killed that guard before and clambered up this building before.
Excerpt: It happens every time. Every time I see footage and screenshots of a new Assassin's Creed game, I get excited. I get hopeful. Here's the strange thing though - I've strongly disliked pretty much every Assassin's Creed game I've played up to this point. There's just something about it that never struck me as fun. But still, each year, I'm hopeful that this will be the Assassin's Creed that changes my mind. This year - I was right.
Summary: Assassin's Creed: Revelations tells a perplexing story, but its well-developed characters and fully-realized settings redeem its irregular pace and partially disjointed design. The thrilling action the series is known for remains, but takes a back seat.
Pros: Fully-realized environments, Great character development
Summary: Even the greatest heroes can't live forever. And so it goes for Ezio Auditore di Firenze, who finally steps aside to make room for new champions in Assassin's Creed: Revelations. This is another quality entry in a quality series, and it unleashes you in a visually stunning re-creation of 16th-century Constantinople.
Pros: New movement options keep the platforming joyful, Brotherhood recruitment has been nicely fleshed out, Gorgeous, vibrant world with a lot to do, Fantastic soundtrack, Emotionally fulfilling ending
Cons: Tower defense isn't fun, Desmond sections aren't fun, Disappointing main story
All will be unveiled: an Assassin’s Creed Revelations review
14 November 2011
Excerpt: The highly-anticipated return to the world of the Assassins is here, and promises answers to your questions… albeit not all of them. You return again as Ezio Auditore da Firenze, a now-distinguished old man, but still a spry Assassin and mentor of the Assassin Order. Your story this time takes you from Masyaf to Istanbul (or was it Constantinople ?) and back, meeting new friends and recruiting more assassins to your cause along the way.
Review: Ezio Takes On The 'One Last Job' With Splendor in "Assassin’s Creed: Revelations"
14 November 2011
Excerpt: As a special treat in our review, check out the above video Complex Magazine put together featuring Rakim, the famous MC that blew you away in the 80s and keeps it real in the current day, and our own Video Games editor, Tina Amini .