Assassin's Creed III Review
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Assassin's Creed III Box Art
System: Xbox 360, PS3*, PC
Dev: Ubisoft Montreal
Pub: Ubisoft
Release: October 30, 2012
Players: 1-8
Screen Resolution: 480p-1080p Blood, Intense Violence, Sexual Themes, Strong Language

All of these things come beautifully coated with astounding visuals. The environments are lavishly detailed, right down to the etchings on the sides of the wooden buildings. Characters move fluidly and, for the most part, convincingly. Frame rate issues, screen tearing, and various other technical snafus happen so infrequently that they’re hardly worth mentioning. However, there are a couple graphical glitches that won’t necessarily ruin the game, but they might cause some unintentional laughter. During a couple cutscenes, for example, characters would be speaking but their mouths would not move. Additionally—and very rarely—weapons and various other things (including enemies) would be left floating in the air.

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The voice cast for this entry does an amazing job. Couple this with the impressive score and sound effects, and you have an experience that rivals that of several Hollywood blockbuster films.

This is really the magic of Assassin’s Creed III. At times, you feel yourself deeply immersed in the video game elements, but at a moment’s notice you’re transported to an experience that rivals most feature films. I think it’s safe to say that players will come away from this game satisfied. In fact, the next installment—if there is one—will have some incredible shoes to fill moving forward.

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As I said in the beginning of this review, I fully intended to be “tricked” by this title. However, with such an engaging storyline, refined combat, and content that perfectly complements the time period, Assassin’s Creed III is a revolution, not only to the series, but to the genre itself.

By
Matt Walker
Editor-In-Chief
Date: October 30, 2012

RATING OUT OF 5
RATING DESCRIPTION
4.8
Graphics
Absolutely gorgeous!
4.8
Control
Solid fluid controls make this one of the best in the series.
4.8
Music / Sound FX / Voice Acting
Beautiful music, wonderful voice cast, who could ask for more?
5.0
Play Value
Much like its predecessors Assassin’s Creed III is full of stuff to do. For whatever reason, I found myself more inclined to want to do the random side quests than I have before.
4.8
Overall Rating - Must Buy
Not an average. See Rating legend below for a final score breakdown.
Review Rating Legend
0.1 - 1.9 = Avoid 2.5 - 2.9 = Average 3.5 - 3.9 = Good 4.5 - 4.9 = Must Buy
2.0 - 2.4 = Poor 3.0 - 3.4 = Fair 4.0 - 4.4 = Great 5.0 = The Best

Game Features:

  • As a Native American assassin, eliminate your enemies with guns, bows, tomahawks, and more!
  • From bustling city streets to the chaotic battlefields, play a critical role in the most legendary events of the American Revolution including the Battle of Bunker Hill and the Great Fire of New York.
  • Experience the truth behind one of the most gruesome wars in history – the American Revolution.
  • Introducing the Anvil Next game engine, the stunning new technology that will revolutionize gaming with powerful graphics, lifelike animations, immersive combat, and advanced physics.

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