Assassin's Creed III - Recap Review

What's good

- Connor's story is compelling and well told
- Exciting mixture of Assassin's Creed's storyline with actual historic events
- Fantastic recreation of the US during the American Revolution
- Very large, vivid and believable world to roam around in
- Weather, night-day and summer-winter cycle
- Tons of stuff to do: story missions, trading, crafting, side-missions, etc.
- Surprisingly engaging naval battles
- Good mission variety
- Impressive graphics
- Very fluid, natural character animations and facial captures
- Great voice acting
- Awesome soundtrack
- (Mostly) fluid controls
- Unique multiplayer

What's bad

- Frequent technical issues: graphical glitches, pop-in, weird shadows, lip-synch bugs

- Anti-climactic ending of Connor's story
- Unsatisfying ending of Desmond's story
- Desmond's levels and pretty much his entire character
- Broken or at least too easy combat system: counter + attack = 95% instant kill
- Connor and Desmond are overpowered
- Epic battles sadly aren't nearly as awesome as shown in the trailers 
- Frustrating chasing missions (running and climbing is the same button)
- (Connor's sudden shifts from charismatic to douchebag)


- Not being able to play as Connor in full costume until half of the game is already over.

The Verdict


Assassin's Creed 3 is best described as a mixture of Red Dead Redemption and Assassin's Creed. While the story of Connor's life is exciting to play through, Desmond's parts feel like lame filler and tiresome, unengaging busy work. Ubisoft pretty much perfectly recreated the US during 1753 and 1783 and gives the player a huge world with tons of missions and other content to discover and to spend time on aside from the main missions. While graphical glitches and technical issues appear frequentely and some gameplay aspects make the game either too easy or too hard for the wrong reasons, those issues are somewhat easily forgiven considering just how much love and effort is put into the content and world that AC3 is set in.
It's suprisingly easy to get lost in the world of AC3 and although the overall story is nothing too spectacular to go nuts about, there is a whole lot of content still to be discovered after the the credits roll.

Final Verdict: 8 out of 10

Status: Great!


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    1. I think AC3 was really one of the best game experiences i had in 2012. Whether it's better than any of the other ACs i can't really tell because this is the first AC game i played from start to finish.