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Assassin’s Creed 3 day one patch “highly recommended”, fixes 44 issues. Review at 4pm

Assassin’s Creed 3 is getting a day one patch that fixes 44 known issues many of them game-breaking bugs. Here’s the full list with spoilers hidden. Our Assassin’s Creed 3 review will be up at 4pm.

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DigitalAnalog1848d ago

Wow. I really hope this type of mentality doesn't pass through other games. Secondly, I hope the reviews DO JUDGE the game on it's pre-patched state to prevent them from taking advantage post-gold period tweaking bugs.

HarryMasonHerpderp1848d ago

You're right it should be reviewed before the patch.
People still tend to forget not everyone is online and are stuck with whatever gets released day one.

Bercilak1848d ago

That's ridiculous. And I agree that reviews *should* take into account bugs that are in the game on the release date.

DigitalAnalog1848d ago

Wow, why so many disagrees. Do gamers NOT want the game to be judged in it's buggy state and overlook these (what could be) possibly game-breaking issues?

Oh, I see. The Skyrim/Bethesda defense club got their panties in a twist.

HenryFord1848d ago

Well - I actually think that people just think different. I don't think that a lot of people (including me) 'hate' Day-One patches, and so they simply disagree with you. But hey - way to handle criticism and different opinions...

I DO think however that reviews should mention the bugs prior to the patch simply because some people don't have internet and they can be warned prior to ordering/buying something.
I also DO think that people should have the right to return buggy games, regardless of the released patches. If it hits retail and is so buggy to the point of game-breaking, people should have the right to a refund.

GTAIV being my prime example (on PC, of course):
Me and my friend bought it day 1. He installed it, was unable to start it. I installed it from his disc after that, afraid that I'll void my refunding rights by opening the box. It started on my PC (which was new at the time, a very powerful rig), but it ran soooooo bad, that I just went ahead and gave it back (I shared the refund with my friend, though). I felt completely screwed. This is why I pirate in the first place. If the game is well executed and in my opinion worth it, I buy it shortly afterwards (Current prime example for me being Dishonored - pirated it, loved it, bought it - still on day 2)

DigitalAnalog1848d ago

"Well - I actually think that people just think different. I don't think that a lot of people (including me) 'hate' Day-One patches, and so they simply disagree with you. But hey - way to handle criticism and different opinions... "

I would have no qualms with this had my original statement was addressed in that manner.

But I was CLEARLY trying to infer that this "day-one" patch is not the standard "oh-that's-an-annoyin g-glitch-I-can-totally-get-over -with" issue but rather how they can use this to ship the game earlier than intended and then use the remaining "time" to fix giving the false impression that the company is doing a service to the gamers.

MrGunny941848d ago

I think this should have been implented with the game itself, because there's still many people that don't always are connected to the internet via there consoles...

This should have been in the GAME! Ubisoft this was a mistake many people are not connected to the internet with their consoles

Atleast they Patched but still it should have been in the game already...