|System: Xbox 360, PS3, PC*|
|Dev: Ubisoft Montreal|
|Release: April 23, 2013|
|Screen Resolution: 480p-1080p||Blood, Intense Violence, Sexual Themes, Strong Language|
The best part of Redemption is not watching the scenery, but watching the evolution of our first President as the power of the Apple changes him. I feel as if Ubisoft released the DLC for Assassin’s Creed 3 just so they could tell the story of Redemption. Leading a new revolution to overthrow an oppressive government is a thrill – even if it plays a little shallow.
Overthrowing Washington doesn’t end the story. We also get to witness how the alternate timeline affects Desmond in the main timeline. This is where I have another gripe. Redemption offers players different endings depending on how many Memory Glyphs they find. Ubisoft commits an unforgiveable act by not letting every player experience such an essential part of the story.
Ubisoft has handled the Assassin’s Creed DLC in a less than ideal way. In order to play through the entire Tyranny story you have to spend $30. I can’t recommend spending that much money on six hours of content; especially when most of that content consists of banal, time-filling missions. If you’ve already played the first two episodes, you might as well play the last one. But if you haven’t started yet, don’t bother. Despite being the best of the DLC packs, Redemption offers little to redeem The Tyranny of King Washington.
Date: April 25, 2013