Assassin's Creed III Review | IGN

IGN: "Huge but inconsistent, Assassin's Creed III is an impressive adventure that succeeds in most of what it attempts."

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nrvalleytime2155d ago

This review is quite solid - glad to see that IGN really covered this one well.

-GametimeUK-2155d ago

I think IGN are generally bashed a bit too hard for their reviews. I am going to give this review a quick watch, but I doubt it will make me buy the game at launch.

papashango2154d ago

not so much a solid review but more like a safe review.

Revelations got a 8.5 also. all the other AC reviews from IGN are within a .5 or so difference

GrieverSoul2154d ago

Red the review and liked it!
But the one thing I want to know isnt talked about. I dont want spoilers or anything like that but I want to know if the trilogy ends or not. Just that! Is there closure to Desmond´s story or not...

nan02154d ago

I'm depressed. This game looks like a HUGE let down. WTF was that about killing bears and wolves? What is this monster hunter II? Why is every game making snow orientated environments? Ever since skyrim, borderlands 2, ACIII, and 15 other games are all snow based.

Your personal assassin crew look like coal miners, the whole native american way is so different than the philosophy of the assassins. It's just stupid. I hate the fact that they had to make the boston city FOUR TIMES bigger than it was in real life. Wth? They should of never made a colonial era, or if they did ONLY A SMALL PORTION OR DLC OF IT. Not a whole game. It looks so stupid to see an assassin running around a battle field with people in european suits lining up to shoot.

I don't know whether to cry or play Benny Hill's Yakety Yak (youtube it) and laugh at "connor" running around in an emo hoodie killing guys who belong to bioshock infinite and dishonored.

A person who adored the assassins Creed,

frelyler2154d ago

Yes, how dare they take source material and make it a little different for their game. How dare they not be historically accurate and provide a history lesson while being a VIDEO GAME at the same time. You do realize jumping into a hay bail from 10 stories up would kill you correct? Oh, but it's okay to ignore that fact. Also the "emo" hoodie you are referring to was in the original AC which by your own statement you adored. I don't get people sometimes.

princejb1342154d ago


you do know is a fictional video game right

have you tried programming before?
it is very difficult to make snow look the way it is and actually move and act like snow so it is a great achievement for developers

" killing bears and wolves", the fans wanted something a little different since most the assassin creed games get a bit repetitive after a while so yea why not add bears and wolves lol

nan02153d ago

Frelyler I think it's stupid to FORCE a period of time that obviously CAN NOT support a true environment for a game/assassin. They could of made it a PSP title, like they did recently about the swamps in southern USA.

I'm not talking about fantasy (which this game obviously has) I'm talking about exaggerating things for no reason. ACI and II had full thriving cities that were 1000s of years old in some cases with great detail and art. Now we have flat roofs and people walking around in lame coats and a guy who sticks out like a sore BIG TOE not even a thumb. Atleast Ezio had similar apparel to the people of his time and Altair as well.

Makes no sense for a nature loving Indian to put on European clothing and run around a british style battlefield (they didn't use those tactics, atleast not until later in the war and most of the time those "stealth" tactics weren't used on the field but in the woods and unsuspecting places)

nan02153d ago

prince justin bieber 134, so the cure to "doing the same thing over and over" is "Hey! Let's grab a bear and stab it! then grab a wolf and stab it! That's the cure to repetitive gaming!" is the way to go?

It's just a skyrim rip off. I can't believe an indian is playing hop scotch in trees in a renaissance suit.

BTW frelyler the "emo" hoodie in ACI and ACII were relevant *and also many people worse the same thing in ACI other assassins remember? Same with ACII) however during the revolutionary war NOBODY looked like that. This time period is just grimey, dirty, bleh.

There's so many better choices that could of been chosen. Ancient Egypt, Japan, Babylon, are just three easy ones that had thriving cities and tons of mysterious aspects to them.

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Pintheshadows2155d ago

It sounds like AC3 could of been a stone cold, open world masterpiece if it was allowed just a little more time in the development cooker.

I have no doubt i'll enjoy it though. At least Ubisoft has shown that they aren't afraid of trying to change things up in their flagship franchise.

Bumpmapping2155d ago

Nice my copy should be here soon.

KingOptimus-X2155d ago

IGN's Black Ops 2 review better not be over this score.

uwazir2155d ago

they are two different types of games so cant really compare but regardless of that you know all COD games will get 9s and above even though they don't change a damn thing

KingOptimus-X2155d ago

Im not comparing, looking at the latest reviews from IGN it looks like they are trying to make sure COD gets a 9 over everybody.

LOGICWINS2155d ago

^^Ummm...who cares? U dnt like the way IGN does things, then ignore them.

papashango2154d ago

Activision heavily promotes their games through IGN so to expect them to risk future ad revenue is crazy.

Here's the thing. The safest bet in the gaming industry is Call of Duty. Simply because it sells so much it's safe to give them a 9 because no matter what you or I think. They can justify the score by saying "well millions bought it so its well deserved." They then please The Activision PR team, they get their exclusive access to future Activision titles and swag bags. A few months later the next annual cod title is confirmed and the process begins again.

-GametimeUK-2155d ago

CoD doesn't even get amazing reviews. I don't know why people go on about this. The previous Black Ops game scored an 8.5 from IGN. Still a great score, but it isn't the "omg CoD gets 10/10" score that everyone rants on about.

Assassins Creed is another game that gets milked on a yearly basis too.

Gordon_Shumway2155d ago (Edited 2155d ago )

@KingOptimus-X: And why is that? Do you really think COD needs help with sales or something? Oh, that's right..according to N4G, when they give COD high scores they're being paid off...when they give a vita game a high score they are gods.

LLJAF2155d ago

I think call of duty will get a better score from IGN. Simply cos CoD has far too much of a hold on the gaming press. Receiving favours from publishers has always been there, if you get my meaning.

AzaziL2154d ago

The only CoD worth 9.0 and above was the first Modern Warfare which was the last big leap for the series. Now if BO:2 can compare to previous iterations in the same way CoD4 did, then it'll be worth a high score.

Needless to say, my expectations aren't high since being letdown by every CoD title since 4. Not to say they were bad games either, just nowhere near the improvement to the series that CoD4 was.

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vikingland12155d ago (Edited 2155d ago )

I don't play call of duty. But people are allways bashing it. Why can't people see that millions of fans actually love the game and leave it at that. OT the only downside to the game according to the reveiwer is that it's inconsitant? Thats ok I guess.

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