I was so excited for this game to come out. I would not say I was bitterly disappointed but this lacks everything that AC2 and Brotherhood had.
Conner as a character was far less charismatic than Ezio, this back story is fairly weak and i found I didn't really care or engage with him in anyway.
All the careful attention to detail in the Italy cities and environments had been sacrificed in an effort to increase the scale of the the US territories The story was far to over complicated and the graphics have gotten worse from AC2. When competing with games such as Halo 4 or 3rd person action like Gears, AC, you have to do better! Also, altering Desmonds face to try and fit with introducing a Native American relative? Not cool. Give us continuity, better graphics and more fluid action. Keep it simple and do what you do best. Need inspiration blow the dust of AC2 and remind yourself what got AC where it is!
This is the last one of these games I will play, no different to the first game in terms of gameplay, still just as frustrating. The combat is mundane and if you get guards on your case it takes forever to lose them, and the controls are clunky - the only plus was the storyline which I was enjoying until I finally got fed up just over half way through.
Avoid this game at all costs, the campaign is massively dragged out by pointless missions, tons of cut scenes, forced path missions and tutorials. Even the assassination missions force you down a certain path and allow no freedom at all. The characters and story line are poor and uninteresting. The modern day sections are even worse and most of which may as well just be a cut scene, in fact the last hour of the game consists of running to cut scene to cut scene which is about as fun as slamming your head against a wall repeatedly. I won't ruin the ending but I will say that it is incredibly disappointing, unrewarding and doesn't answer any questions. The only decent part of the game is the multiplayer which is essentially the exact same as in Revelations or Brotherhood with some extra features. Avoid this game at all costs.
I was seriously excited by this game before playing it. They have revamped the control system to make it more simple but i found it made the game harder and i was pressing buttons from previous games, why change it? The world is huge and you can explore it all however this makes it very hard to get lost in trying to complete all the side missions. Being able to climb and freerun through trees is a nice touch but its not really essential apart from a few missions. The storyline is hard to follow with the present being confusing and not really linked into the past also with it being wound around an actual historical event and I wasn't really drawn into it like previous games. Also as i said so many side missions going on all over the place. Overall there have been some nice touches added to the game but it feels like they've trying to pack too much into it and not concetrated on the storyline really. Worth a play for fans of the series but previous games are more fun and I don't know how the price is as high as it is.
A stunning story, and excellent graphics, cant save the game from pretty frustrating gameplay elements (lock picking), and terrible fighting mechanics. my rating loses 1 star for these reasons. Taking command of a warship and fighting toe to toe with huge gunships is amazing though, and the game is worth playing for this element alone.
I loved Assassin's Creed 1 and 2 and had high hopes for this one. Read a lot of great reviews and expected a lot, unforuntatly it didn't deliver. Clumsy gameplay, it's hard to get your assassin to jump where you want him to go. Stealth is almost non existant and far too many scenes and clips, if I wanted to watch a film, I'd put on a dvd. People disappear and reappear randomly. Very disappointed. I will admit though, graphics are great as are the multiple kill moves. 2 stars is being kind i think :(