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Assassin's Creed: Revelations
2 September 2013
Summary: Ezio, Ezio, wherefore art thou Ezio? After the sprawling adventures of the young Italian in Assassin's Creed II and the slightly less grand adventure chasing the Borgias in Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood , we can finally say goodbye to the now grizzled and milked-for-all-his-worth Renaissance-era Adonis.
Assassin's Creed Revelations Review for PS3, Xbox 360
12 August 2012
Conclusion: I kept wanting to love Assassin's Creed Revelations. I also kept expecting the game to "click" like previous installments in the series, but it just never happened. In the end, Revelations mostly feels like a step backwards that was probably rushed to market just to satisfy the need for a yearly installment. I wouldn't be surprised if other fans of the series might feel the same after spending some time with the game. The good thing is, just by the very nature of the...
Conclusion: The bottom line? If you have any intention of playing Assassin’s Creed 3 to see where Desmond’s story is going, you must play through Brotherhood and Revelations. Whether or not Ubisoft Montreal have painted themselves into a corner is up for debate, but the series has certainly taken some interesting turns. Assassin’s Creed Revelations will satisfy those who are looking for more of the same but if you’re expecting some major innovations, prepare to be disappointed.
Excerpt: Assassins Creed: Revelations is an aspirational game. Tasked with tying up three separate storylines each with their own era and leading character, only a handful of game studios could have pulled it off. Thankfully, Ubisoft is one of these studios- no matter what storytelling challenge they set themselves, they always seem to overcome it. If only by hurling every possible idea they have at it until it crumbles into submission.
Excerpt: Ezio's back and this time he's a silver fox, scarred and somewhat wearied by years of rooftop antics. Unfortunately, with Revelations, the Assassin's Creed series also seems to be showing some signs of age and it's the player who may begin to weary of the whole affair. The latest in Ezio's adventures takes us to Turkey and the sprawling hubbub of Constantinople.
Excerpt: Before I write anything else, let me just note that you probably shouldn’t play Assassin’s Creed: Revelations unless you have first played through at least Assassin’s Creed II and Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood . If you have also played the first Assassin’s Creed (which is also included on the disc if you pick up the PlayStation 3 edition), that’s even better.
Excerpt: The Animus is gaming's greatest get-out clause. Invisible walls, erratic NPC behaviour, narrative inconsistencies and technical snafus can all be explained away by the fact that you're merely experiencing a (mostly) sophisticated virtual reality simulation. If guards are attacking you despite your notoriety being zero, well, that's just a bit of dodgy Animus programming. And if Niccoló Polo is refusing to follow you because he's busy hovering above a rock?
Conclusion: We really have been spoilt this year. With the release of Revelations, Ubisoft have finally turned their initial concept into a truly unmissable game. Pulling the narrative together alongside some vital gameplay additions, this is the best, most complete Assassin's Creed title to date. In the space of four years, the series has turned it's infantile expectation into a showing of maturity and extreme class.