Summary: Assassin’s Creed is one of the most intriguing, fresh, fun, and absolutely impressive games to come to the Xbox 360. The presentation is stunning and the gameplay will hook you and not let you go for hours at a time.
Conclusion: Concept: Retread familiar gameplay with a new story of an assassin fallen from his perch
Graphics: Only available on last-gen hardware, Rogue still manages to present some impressive environments
Sound: Voice work and music are strong, but you’ve heard some of these tunes before
Excerpt: There are a few things that you need to know if you're considering buying Assassin's Creed Liberation HD. The game is a re-issue of a PlayStation Vita game released at about the same time Assassin's Creed III appeared on consoles.
Excerpt: The year is 1765, and we are introduced to Aveline de Grandpré of French African descent. Abandoned by her mother and taken in by a wealthy merchant family, Aveline is trained in the arts of an assassin by a rather interesting and unlikely mentor, and in a time of unrest and on the verge of war we...
Excerpt: Aveline de Grandpré isn’t the first Assassin’s Creed hero to come from a privileged background, but she’s certainly the first to exploit it so ruthlessly. Liberation HD represents multiple firsts for the series, actually: the first female protagonist, the first handheld game to be ported to XBLA,...
Pros: + Wonderfully novel, engaging tie between main character’s background and gameplay; fascinating look at a different kind of colonial American life., + Superb voice-acting; notably fluid freerunning.
Cons: - Sense of story completely fragmented; use of personas could go deeper; sparse on side activities, particularly for an Assassin’s Creed game., ? Anyone else shipping Aveline and Gerald?
Can’t Quite Make the Leap | Assassin’s Creed: Liberation HD Review
New Gamer Nation
22 January 2014
Conclusion: Luckily, this game is priced at $20 USD, and that makes it a little more reasonable to commit to a purchase. The only people who will enjoy this game are the people who love the Assassin’s Creed franchise and want to experience all of it.
Conclusion: Assassin’s Creed: Liberation HD is an agreeable adventure that die-hard fans of the series are certain to enjoy. Those who look upon Black Flag as the reinvention of an ailing franchise are advised to leave their expectations at the door however, as this is a grounded affair similar to the AC titles...
Conclusion: For a multitude of reasons, Aveline is the kind of character I’d like to see more of in gaming, and watching her flounder through this game all over again hurt. I wanted to see her tale succeed, but Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD is just too lacking in too many areas to make it happen.
Pros: Cool main character
Cons: Inconsistent graphics, Choppy story, Boring missions, Persona system