GamesBeat: Assassin's Creed III: Liberation can't match the quality of its console brethren (review)

Liberation feels like an unimportant side story in a far more ambitious tale, one that you don’t really need to hear.

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SybaRat2086d ago

Too bad. Sounds like an opportunity wasted.

Conzul2086d ago

This review constantly compares Liberation to AC3 Proper, instead of comparing it to previous Vita experiences. The writer even seems biased against his own Vita, like he's pissed that the game takes advantage of so much Vita functionality.

Don't trust this review, it's absurd.

hay2086d ago

I agree. Reviewer constantly compares and concludes, it's not the proper AC game by being handheld, quote:

"Just because the experience is on a smaller system doesn’t mean that the actual scope should feel smaller as well. Uncharted: Golden Abyss, another Vita game spun off from a popular console counterpart, is essentially another Uncharted game. Liberation is not just another Assassin’s Creed game. It’s less than that."

But I'd agree with the gimmicky argument. The push for Vita's touchpads and motion controls, especially when badly implemented, might result in detracting gaming experience.
I'd personally prefer proper AC game on Vita. That's what we hoped the machine will be, portable PS3.

miyamoto2086d ago

yup I dread for this headline to appear.

but anyways they just want hits so no clicks.

Conzul2085d ago

Funny thing though, he only mentions one instance in which the Vita gimmick fails. For the rest of the "gimmicks", he avoids them simply because he recognizes them as a gimmick.

I think people like this shouldn't play Portable games simply because they seem to think that every spinoff needs to be as good as its origin title.

It's a Portable title - it's not supposed to be long or complex or deep. Sheesh.

SilentNegotiator2086d ago

Sounds more like a bad review.

JeffGrubb2086d ago

The PS Vita is the king of this kind of crappy offshoot.

JeffGrubb2086d ago

To elaborate my point, I mean to say that the Vita often gets spinoffs from bigger franchises from developers other than the studios that made the games popular in the first place. Those developers are also often second tier. At least that's how it seems to me.

I'm not trolling. I'd really love to hear an opposing opinion.

SilentNegotiator2086d ago

It's a cheaper game on a smaller system. It isn't fair for that to be treated as synchronous to "bad".

What do you want? Do you want all of these games to just not be considered for portable systems at all? Would that somehow make things better?

ilgiallomondadori2086d ago

Is it really necessary to come on here and troll for hits for Venture Beat?

murkster-dubez2086d ago

Once again vita is not reviewed as its own console and is compared to home consoles.

Tolkoto2086d ago

It's bad compared to good Vita games then. Is that better?

Did you read the part in the review where Uncharted: Golden Abyss was praised? Or did you just look at the score?

HarryMasonHerpderp2086d ago (Edited 2086d ago )


How would you compare this game to Gravity Rush?
Better? worse?

That had a few mixed reviews and I thought it was amazing.

Tolkoto2086d ago

@HarryMasonHerpderp Gravity Rush is my Game of the Year so far. One of my favorite open world games ever.

Liberation doesn't come close for me.

HarryMasonHerpderp2086d ago (Edited 2086d ago )


I'll take that on board.

Thanks for replying =)

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JeffGrubb2086d ago (Edited 2086d ago )

Double post.

JeffGrubb2086d ago (Edited 2086d ago )

You know who else positioned the PlayStation Vita as a console that is so powerful that it's basically like a handheld home console?


neoMAXMLC2086d ago

After playing Most Wanted on the Vita, I don't think they were that far off from that claim.

These developers just need to put more effort into these sort of titles. =\

Would love to see what a studio like Ready at Dawn could accomplish on this thing.

kopicha2086d ago

what's new? it is always the case of anything Sony, there will be someone bashing it over just anything. Same game as console, people complaining that Vita does not have game. Making 2 different games. People complain it's worst than the console counterpart. I mean seriously.... If they are that good, they will be writing a good game instead of writing game reviews.

Blankman852086d ago

. . .Oh wait, they did! Now people who called it awesome for having teh power of teh ps3 and dual analogue sticks are complaining when reviews point to it being a disappointing experience compared to consoles.
Maybe if VITA got unique games like Gravity Rush more often instead of trying to be a portable PS3, it would have higher rated games and you lot would stop crying bias.

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