Assassin's Creed 3 (Game) Review

Assassin's Creed 3

Released: 19th November 2012
RRP: 39.99
Publisher: Ubisoft
Available on: Playstation 3, XBOX 360, PC
Rating: PEGI 18

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Assassins Creed is one of the biggest and best game series available. The games look and sound fantastic and the mix of historical settings are superb, so its with eager anticipation that I approached Assassins Creed 3.

Following on from Jerusalem and renaissance Italy, the third game in the series moves events forward a few hundred years and across the Atlantic to 1770's America. The game is set in the midst of a bitter civil war and the characters and settings are all historically accurate and what you'd expect from a game set in colonial America.

For this third game, the series introduces a new character, Connor Kenway, who introduces the player to a whole new set of skills . For anyone who knows the series, the Desmond sections are still included and are better this time but the real highlight is traveling back in time and exploring the game's beautifully realised worlds.

Assassins Creed has always had stunning visuals, but they're even better this time around. It takes some getting used to at first as they are so different to anything else from the series, but the forests, small towns and city of Boston all look superb! The characters also look fantastic and the animations are so realistic, they're often breath taking. The game's soundtrack is also superb, in keeping in line with the series exceptionally high standard of audio.

The game's story is very good but does take a little while to get going, mainly due to the slightly lengthy tutorial. However, anyone new to the series will benefit from this and once the game gets going, it really does keep you hooked. As well as tackling the usual Assassin's Creed style missions, the game builds on the property owning aspects of the previous titles and making money from renting out buildings almost becomes a game in its own right.

A special mention must be made of the simply stunning naval battles. They look absolutely amazing - the water actually looks and moves like water - and they're great fun to play through. Easily one of the game's highlights for me.

As usual Assassin's Creed doesn't disappoint and anyone who has played any of the earlier games in the series will be more than happy with what is on offer here. For those new to the series, buy this but also purchase the previous games as they are all well worth playing.

Overall, Assassin's Creed 3 is another quality title in the series and is a must have game for 2012.

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