Assassin's Creed III Xbox 360 User Review
Super Gamer Dude
Assassin's Creed III for the Xbox 360 offers players a completely different and unique experience compared to the previous installments. Assassin's Creed III lets players control the hooded character, Conner, through his youth up until his young adulthood years, in which he seeks vengeance. This game also offers gamers an all new kind of gameplay. For example, in Assassin's Creed III players are taken to a revolutionary America in which they may venture through forests or creep quietly among the rooftops. Assassin's Creed III will give players the experience of some of the most epic moments of this time period.
Typically, the player is given details about an object they must find. Objects are found by interrogating people and getting information in any way possible, to eventually find the target. In this specific installment, players are also given a free roaming option that allows them to explore all the many different aspects of the game. The players may try their hand at finding historical artifacts hidden within the game, or even battle British Red Coats. The game spans areas from Boston, MA to New York, and the player will experience a variety of types of terrains including expansive seascapes, leafy forests and so on.
While the player controls the Conner character throughout the game, he can also take on the part of other characters. Because the story is set during revolutionary America, there will be times when the player will interact and battle alongside the Patriots at the Battle of Bunker Hill. After a while, the player will enter the New World era of the game where, he will encounter its beautiful landscapes and scenery. Besides the story and gameplay of Assassin's Creed III, there are also a lot of improvements to the game itself. The game's physics engine has been tweaked, crowds have been reworked to behave better, and the free roaming option is an innovative feature in the series.
The combat physics engine has also been revamped and includes many new abilities and functions for the player to try their hand at. The player may interact with walls and branches as well as customize the elements on the player's HUD for optimum viewing abilities. The combat system is similar to previous systems but with improvements; there are also new combat animations programmed into the gameplay. Just like any other Assassin's Creed there are weapons but the player must visit a shop to swap certain specific weapons like swords or axes.
The multiplayer for Assassin's Creed III also has been revamped to include new features. A new mode called the Wolf Pack Mode allows players to join together to battle NPC's. Of course the standard Assassinate mode is also available in multiplayer also. Whichever gameplay mode is chosen, players are sure to enjoy the new story of Assassin's Creed III, and the gameplay changes and improvements carried out within the multiplayer mode. The game's story will keep the player satisfied and wanting to come back to complete the side missions to learn more of the story.
Super Gamer Dude
Assassin's Creed 3 is here with a huge bang, this game was developed in 2012 by Activision and once again they have come up with the goods.
You take on the role of an Assassin and your mission is to take down the Templars and try to stop the end of humanity, the Templars seek to control mankind and control people who live in the era in which the game is set, the 18th Century, around the time when the American Civil War was in being fought, and although the story is fictitious there are elements within the game which have been based on historical events.
The game is beautiful in construction, the scenery stands out and although there are several slight errors within the game itself, but these are nothing to get too alarmed about. For instance, when you are saddled up on the horse as you visit several places, occasionally the horse will fail to jump over even the simplest of obstacles. There was also an instance of a soldier stuck in a tree for no apparent reason.
Other slight problems with the latest series include the combat situations. During combat we hit a Templar several times with an Axe, over 20 times in fact, and yet he still fights on. One Templar also had an Axe embedded in his head, yet he also continued to fight. I would have preferred an increase in Templars and rivals rather than adopting this approach of making them almost indestructible during the game. However most rivals that you will encounter can be taken down relatively easily with practice.
You also get various weapons including Swords, Axes, Smoke Bombs, and Pistols, as well as others not listed here. You also get hidden blades on both arms, enabling stealth approach killing, mid air combat strikes, and up close and personal attacks. Other in game tactics include timing. One example used in order to successfully eliminate all opponents without being hit relies on the timing of various buttons during combat, which, with practice, really improves the overall experience of being an Assassin.
In my opinion Assassin's Creed 3 is probably one of the best adventure games I have ever laid my hands on, the original Assassin's Creed set the benchmark, and this is no different, it is simply epic and deserves a place at the very top of what the Xbox 360 can achieve.