Reviews and Problems with Assassin's Creed: Revelations
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10 January 2013
Summary: Despite starring in three Assassin’s Creed games in as many years, Ezio hasn’t worn out his welcome with me. Revelations doesn’t deviate drastically from the formula established by Brotherhood, but I still love the stealth, intrigue, and action at the heart of the series. The city of Constantinople is a worthy successor to picturesque settings like Venice and Rome, and the accompanying narrative resolves many of the lingering mysteries in a (mostly) satisfying way.
Conclusion: Who are you kidding, you know exactly what you’re going to get with an Assassin’s Creed title. If it wasn’t for the disappointing Den Defense mode that gets forced on you and the lack of some deep conspiracy storytelling, this title would compete with Brotherhood as top in the series.
Conclusion: AC Revelations is a great finalization of the Ezio story, the emotional ending that is amazing. The building upon all the fighting sequences and methods, the addition of bombs, and expanding upon the idea of assassins coming to your aid and helping you in your battle is done very well by Ubisoft. The graphics and sound design is top notch making this game one of the best. The music for the game is moving and matches up well with the story that is being told.
Summary: Unfortunately, for me, " Assassin's Creed Revelations " has been the dullest game in the series to date. Whilst I actually enjoy the new climbing mechanics, this game has too many other problems. I’m not a fan of many of the multiplayer tweaks, whilst there are now too many gameplay types in the single player. It’s also shorter, and very annoying that the Desmond sequences are locked away.
Conclusion: Revelations gets what it needed to get right as far as the fans go, and should ride that to plenty of sales. However if you weren’t interested in previous versions, the changes made probably won’t change your mind. If you liked the series but are more lukewarm about it than I am, then take this score with a grain of salt and maybe adjust it down a bit.
Conclusion: Instead they want us playing 1st person block jumping instead of 3rd person Ezio doing fun missions. Sorry Ubisoft, I appreciate the achievements and all, but this is a big swing and an even bigger miss, than I could have ever anticipated. Crap DLC... And don't even get me started on the fact that the total gamerscore of Revelations after the DLC's is 1490?
Excerpt: I won’t spoil the story for you, but if you’ve enjoyed the narrative up to this point, you’ll get wrapped up in the plot all over again here. And if you don’t care for the story the platforming and combat is as satisfying as it has ever been. I don’t know if there are big changes planned for Assassin’s Creed III , but so far I don’t think the series needs it.
Pros: Small changes that keep things fresh
Cons: Largely an iterative experience, if that bothers you
Summary: Assassin`s Creed Revelations holds true to the franchise, adds in some new things to continue evolving the gameplay and brings back the masterful interpretation of what multiplayer can be. This is a worthy title that fans of history, the Assassin’s Creed franchise, RPGs, action games and even first-person shooters should be looking at acquiring.
Conclusion: Concept: Conclude the tales of Ezio and Altaïr in a dramatic adventure through Constantinople
Graphics: Detailed cityscapes and intricate animation work continue to maintain a high standard for open-world games
Sound: Another excellent soundtrack accompanies the smartly acted dialogue
Playability: Basic navigation and combat controls are stronger than ever, but some features and minigames are awkward to manage
Entertainment: Even with some iffy new ideas, Assassin’s...
Conclusion: For a game with the suffix 'Revelations', there are surprisingly few to be found here. Still a solid and immensely enjoyable game, Assassin's Creed: Revelations nonetheless fails to instil the same level of excitement that previous games in the series managed to muster, reheating many of Brotherhood's mechanics and throwing in a few half-hearted features for good measure.