Assassin’s Creed 3 review round up

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Happy backstab day guys (WHY GEOFF? WHHHYYYYYY?!)! The third core chapter in the Assassin’s Creed franchise is officially out today, waiting for you to jump in and engage in some historical combat. And it looks like the game is a winner so far.

The reviews are trickling in, and it looks like Assassin’s Creed 3 is a definite step up in terms of gameplay, similar to the effect that the first sequel had on the original. Visuals, story and scope have been praised, while common complaints centre around a tepid first act that drags on, a few visual bugs and a cluttered multiplayer system. Here’s the numbers, from the world wide web.

Edge was quite happy with the game, slapping a score of 8/10 on it and saying that “ACIII cuts back on Revelations’ limper additions (there’s no tower defence here) and adds substance of its own, including a brave new world.”

NowGamer was a little less kind though, likening the game to a Metal Gear Solid experience, explaining that “Assassin’s Creed 3 is more story than game, the entire experience streamlined into a string of cut-scenes pinned together with you doing little else but holding left trigger and pushing forward.”

Meanwhile, Joystiq was constructively positive, as they scored the game with three and a half stars out of five, saying that “Assassin’s Creed 3 is the kind of game that’s just good enough to make you wish it was better.”

It’s mostly positive so far, but still an interesting mix of opinions from the more reputable outlets so far. But hey, the game will still sell well on this side, reviews be damned. Let us know what you think, after you’ve tinkered with it for a few hours.

Last Updated: October 31, 2012

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