Reviews and Problems with Assassin's Creed: Revelations
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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.
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.
Summary: Overall, Assassin's Creed: Revelations is still wildly entertaining, despite the gameplay being for the most part a fairly predictable affair.
Pros: Refined control scheme makes this the most fluid, free-running Ezio, Combat is enjoyable and satisfying, More choice than any previous AC game, with more ways to move around and more variety in combat
Cons: The storyline isn't easy to follow, Desmond sections and tower-defence mini-game add little excitement
Excerpt: Assassin's Creed: Revelations tears me up inside a bit. So many of my emotions were toyed with throughout my time with the game that, by the end, I honestly couldn't tell if I loved it or hated it. I admit that I love the Assassin's Creed series and have since before it was cool (I thoroughly enjoyed the first game in spite of its many flaws), and I confess that I'm more than happy with an annual release as long as a game is good.
Excerpt: is my favorite new franchise of the generation. The beautiful combination of expansive open-world environments, general freedom, and the flowing free-running mechanic that works extremely well has always kept me in my chair. And while the latest entry is just as addictive, just as technically accomplished, and just as fulfilling, there are some odd drawbacks. And they bug me.
Excerpt: 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