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Submitted by ResidentEvil92 1202d ago | review

Meristation-First Review for AC3 8.5/10

Meristation Review for Assassin's Creed 3:


Following lessons by masters Altair and Ezio, Connor brings key new features to the Assassin's Creed series. Naval battles and leafy wilderness areas full of animals and tall trees fit nicely with the well-built historical setting of this American Revolutionary War. Wide and spectacular, only marred by inexcusable bugs, reduced draw distances, a slow-paced beginning and several AI flaws. (Assassin's Creed III, PC, PS3, Xbox 360) 8.5/10

Snookies12  +   1202d ago
Reduced draw distances? That's kind of disappointing... Wonder if that might be better on the PC version? I dunno, I have all the others on console though.
wastedcells  +   1202d ago
Might be because of the landscape or the level of detail compared to the other games. I dont read spanish tho lol.. Guess we will see in 2 days!
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Snookies12  +   1202d ago
Yeah, I do realize this game looks much better and there is a LOT going on in it. Still, one of the main things I loved about the AC games, was getting up on the tallest tower and overlooking the entire landscape.
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lociefer  +   1202d ago
i really hoped on the + side that the ending provided closure, cant really escape the feeling that they're gonna pull a mass effect 3 on this one
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Campy da Camper  +   1202d ago
@snookies. I am sure it will be fine. When you are up high you do not have all the rendering that goes on at ground level, i.e., people walking and stuff.
Nimblest-Assassin  +   1202d ago | Helpful
Considering meritstation gave
AC a 7.5
AC2 an 8 (best in the series, imo)
ACB an 8.5
ACR an 8

and now AC3 an 8.5, the game is great.

They are usually around the mid to lower end in the reviews

I have it, and I love it... I actually liked the slow pace of the beginning

The game is great so far
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YodaCracker  +   1202d ago
Thanks Nimblest-Assassin, that really puts things into perspective.
MikeMyers  +   1202d ago
Nimblest-Assassin, thanks for putting it all in perspective. The games looks very good.
Crazyglues  +   1202d ago
@ Nimblest-Assassin

Oh thanks, for putting things into perspective.

Because before that I was starting to think 8.5 might be a little low for what looks like it's going to be an epic game.

So now thanks to your detail explanation I see that in-fact they have given it one of the highest ratings for any of the AC Series...

so consider me back super excited.. Can't wait to get this...

I wish ratings would include what a site gave previous games, just so gamers can judge how they tend to score..

(Awesome Job Nimblest-Assassin..)

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TheFinalEpisode  +   1202d ago
I never trust early reviews from unknown sites....
We'll see soon
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ResidentEvil92  +   1202d ago
That site is not "unknown"

It is a big site in Spain.
LOGICWINS  +   1202d ago
Unknown? Meristation has been doing reviews for years.
mt  +   1202d ago
so It has to be 10 so you could trust the review ?
TheFinalEpisode  +   1202d ago
@ResidentEvil92 & LOGIC
Unknown to me, never heard from it before and I'm not from spain
When did I say that?
A 10 from a site I don't know would mean nothing to me, however this lower scorce actually has me worried because early reviews are usually high...
I don't how you came to that conclusion at all
LOGICWINS  +   1202d ago
"A 10 from a site I don't know would mean nothing to me, however this lower scorce actually has me worried because early reviews are usually high..."

You don't consider an 8.5 a high score? Yeah..I give up.

Tainted Gene  +   1202d ago
let me hop on the bandwagon.....

"cmon, Meristation is a well know game site thats been around for years. How do u not know that?!?! Typical N4G scrub"

So how was that? Am I cool know?
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Jio  +   1202d ago
I can't wait for this and Assassin's Creed Liberation!
Bumpmapping  +   1202d ago
Good review can't wait for my copy tuesday.
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cyberninja  +   1202d ago
I' m not a fan of franchise, but this game looks really good.
TheDopeFiend  +   1202d ago
I've not played all of them, I skipped Brotherhood, I think I forgot about it and before I knew it Revelations came out, i'll be sure to get this though
cyberninja  +   1202d ago
I'm thinking about trying to get into world of assassins once again.
ResidentEvil92  +   1202d ago
For Comparison sake,

AC2 8/10
AC: Brotherhood (La Hermandad) 8.5/10
AC3: 8.5/10
camel_toad  +   1202d ago
Good point.
The_Infected  +   1202d ago
Reduced draw distance in AC3. That is one of the many reasons we need next generation consoles.
DigitalAnalog  +   1202d ago
That is, if you want current gen games with next gen hardware. What makes you think this issue won't be repeated next gen? As long as the platform is closed, expect more limitations like this no matter how powerful your system is.

Or you can just opt for the pc version.
The_Infected  +   1202d ago
I could do that but it cost to much for me and i like playing on the big screen not at a desk. I know there is Steam Big Picture Mode but then I'd get run all over in FPS games since most would be using mouse and keyboard.
R6ex  +   1202d ago

PC + Steam = Next Gen.
MeatAbstract  +   1202d ago
Marcus_Fenix - Wireless mouse and keyboard + DVI to HDMI lead + DAVE table from IKEA = PC gaming from couch. Simple.
Qrphe  +   1202d ago

Lol, I play my console games from the comfort of my desk on my monitor
justintime57  +   1202d ago
This site's reviews for other AC games are as follows:

Assassin's Creed - 7.5

Assassin's Creed II - 8

Assassin's Creed Brotherhood - 8.5

Assassin's Creed Revelations - 8

While this site is good and credible, they aren't the biggest of fans when it comes to AC (compared to the average reviews these games hold: 81, 91, 90, 80.) I'm sure ACIII will get higher reviews in the coming days.
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Kal853  +   1202d ago
The Google translation is hilarious.
FarCryLover182  +   1202d ago
Pre-order CANCELLED!!!!! 8.5 is just not acceptable.

I joke, I joke. Buying this day one.
Outsider-G  +   1202d ago
Great review. Can't wait to play it on Wednesday.
Brian1rr  +   1202d ago
I just can't wait until tomorrow midnight
Brian1rr  +   1202d ago
The lowest score it got its from multiplayer. Which is something I see as a bonus, its not really why I buy the game.
Conzul  +   1202d ago
Review translation: Game is awesome, bugs are many.

Hope Ubi patches the AI and bugs fast.
first1NFANTRY  +   1202d ago
my mate has an early copy and we could not believe how many bugs we have counted so far. why is it so hard to eliminate these bugs? you'd think after the first AC they would have learned a thing or two.
MostJadedGamer  +   1202d ago
Because Ubisoft refuses to delay AC games. Starting with AC2 Ubisoft basically decided they are never going to delay a AC game again. They will simply release it in whatever condition it is in. AC2 had the worst AI of any video game this entire generation, and was missing sequences 12, and 13, and should have been delayed 6 months.
Relientk77  +   1202d ago
Great score, Assassin's Creed III is so close now
R6ex  +   1202d ago

Still 23 more days to the PC version.

Guys, don't short-change yourselves with the low-res consoles version.
BushLitter  +   1202d ago
I also decided to go with PC version for the same reason, but am now regretting it. I JUST WANT TO PLAY IT!!!!
Chucky2003  +   1202d ago
i have to agree with the negative points at the end,the game has a lot of bugs,but it was surprising not to have them,its a big game,and about the AI,i died a few times while fighting,mostly because i still don't get it how to take a human shield when they are shooting at you,but i like the combat a lot,looks more fluid ,better fighting animations,overall its a great game,but i;m not impressed by the series anymore,after so many games i'm starting to get bored and i just want to finish the story faster
optimus  +   1202d ago
I also have the game and one of the things that is getting on my nerves is that the notifications they give you on screen about what to do (such as using a human shield) don't last long enough for you to read...i was only able to read the beginning which said something about pressing a button just as they're about to shoot you...i later did it by accident by pressing B near an enemy...

Also, the main notifications that appear on screen cannot be read in "recent entries" which sucks cause sometimes it's useful information...they could have taken a page from Rockstar in that department.
BlaqMagiq24  +   1202d ago
Not bad. Can't wait to pick up my preorder.
josephayal  +   1202d ago
AC3 is Perfect, I give this game a solid 7 out of 10
DivineAssault  +   1202d ago
its the highest score they ever gave an AC game so thats a good thing..
Spenok  +   1202d ago
Has anyone ever heard of this website?
Qrphe  +   1202d ago
Spenok  +   1201d ago
Hmm. I frequent this site (N4G of course) daily, and I don't think I have ever come across and article or review that this site has ever done before. Oh well lol.
jd666  +   1202d ago
This was the 1st AC i'd preordered and I'm loving it personally
Npugz7  +   1202d ago
I almost guarentee there will be an update for some of the bugs when you start it up so I wouldn't worry about it!
bryam1982  +   1202d ago
A videogame website from spain? They have internet access ? Where's spain locate? Are they latinos? Never heard of this website in my life so their reviews are not important TO ME
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GamerzElite  +   1202d ago
my score 7 out of 10, Assassin Creed 3, Not as good as previous games. Worst game of Assassin Creed series. Already played.
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