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Assassin's Creed III: Liberation Review | IGN

IGN: "ACIII: Liberation gets assassinating on the go, but the game misses the chance to be something special." (Assassin's Creed 3: Liberation, PS Vita) 7.2/10

cnote00  +   1127d ago
i hate ign reviews
SonyNGP  +   1127d ago
Now now. There's no need to be butthurt.
Nimblest-Assassin  +   1126d ago
I agree with this review

So far liberation is a good game, but there are flaws to it.

The personas are forced on you and you can not choose which one you want often. Aveline is a forgetable character compared to Ezio, Altair and Connor

The multiplayer is a joke

Its assassins creed on the go, but there are problems in it
guitarded77  +   1126d ago
@ Nimblest-Assassin

Sure there are flaws, there are flaws with every game, but ACL is beyond ambitious for a handheld game. I'm not gonna argue the 7.2 score, but Greg Miller does say that while it looks good, it won't be confused with AC3 on consoles, which shows Greg's mindset in the review process. Obviously it won't look like AC3, but it's limitations should be taken into consideration for what they are, not compared to another game on far more powerful hardware.
wages of sin  +   1126d ago

You would have a point if Sony wasn't billing the Vita as providing console gaming on the go. Furthermore you're acting upon the assumption that he didn't take those "factors" into consideration. Unless you have proof the contrary that's your best guess.
JoGam  +   1127d ago
They gave the other version a 9 I believe. Or was it 8.5?

Anyhow...Still getting this and Most Wanted on Vita.

@ GametimeUK...Are you serious? You make no sense and everyone agreeing with you. Vita HAS (FACT) great game available already. So what IGN gave AC3 a 7.5 but who is IGN? The end all be all? Fraid not. Its people like you who has this industry Phucked up!
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TheRealSpy  +   1127d ago
What, exactly, did they say in the review that makes you say something so generic and pointless?

this is the honesty i was looking for before dropping 40 dollars on a game i wasn't sure i wanted.
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-Gespenst-  +   1127d ago
The review makes good points. Deal with it.
Xof  +   1127d ago
Is that so? But, see, even if that's true, I'm not going to read. Nor will I read any other IGN reviews.


Because I've read many, many, many reviews on IGN that failed to make any legitimate points, often berating games for their subject matter or nation of origin.
LOGICWINS  +   1127d ago
^^So why are u even here in the 1st place if ur so adverse to IGN reviews?
rpd123  +   1126d ago
True. I agree with a lot of them too. Avelines story is pretty weak. Whereas in AC2 and AC3 we get to see what motivates their respective Assassin's and see them mature and grow, in Liberation you're just kind of thrown in there.
TheTwelve  +   1126d ago
Nah. Don't need to deal with it. I bought it and am playing it, instead. IGN is off this time. --- 12
WeskerChildReborned  +   1127d ago
7.2 isn't bad.
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   1126d ago
From IGN, 7.2 is average/ok. That's the way I view IGN's scores.
Nimblest-Assassin  +   1126d ago

7-8 is good

ACL is a good game, not great
DivineAssault  +   1127d ago
im not going to ign for reviews on anything vita anymore.. I bought gravity rush & liked it, they bashed it.. I bought retro rampage & liked it, they bashed it.. I bought SFxT & liked it, they bashed it.. This will be opened in 5 min & ill like it, they bashed it.. Nope, i wont take their opinions on anything anymore.. since they gave AC3 on consoles an 8.5, this is roughly a point behind so i know its good.. i guess unless its a nintendo game, COD, or Halo, it sucks..

Im not saying the review is terrible but dont judge it based on console standards cuz its a handheld
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Gamesgbkiller  +   1127d ago
I'll buy the game then i'll see the review !
MattyG  +   1127d ago
They didint bash Gravity Rush, it got a 7.5 this isn't school grading. A 7.5 is a good score. And as for ACIII's 8.5, an 8.5 is great. Just because it isn't a 9 doesn't mean its a bad game.
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Sanquine90  +   1127d ago
Call of duty get's a 9;)
Kingthrash360  +   1127d ago
So u think gravity rush is a better game than ac lib?
Blastoise  +   1127d ago

Give it a rest. I'm sick of hearing about Call of duty. It has no relevance.
Sanquine90  +   1127d ago
Downvotes.. Pff people do not see that this scares potential buyers. Most people think games who earned a 9 is a good game and below is bad.
Qrphe  +   1127d ago

But it's the truth, to IGN, COD and FIFA are quality titles every year.
andibandit  +   1127d ago
The game isnt as good as it was hyped up to be....get over it
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Ron_Danger  +   1127d ago
Says the person who played and already beat it so they have a valid opinion on it...
CalvinKlein  +   1127d ago
I wasnt that hyped for it but I got it and it is closer to the console AC games than I had ever imagined possible.

Id review it as a handheld game and so far Id give it a 9 easy. Find me another open world game on handheld that is even close to as good as this game besides gravity rush. You wont.

edit- The game has flaws but I can easily get past them for what this is, and actual console-like AC game on the VITA. The worst thing about the game is the framerate that dips sometimes and the forced touchscreen parts. Maybe a patch could help the framerate but its playable always and smooth sometimes.

There is some good use of the touchscreen tho such as selecting weapons or my favorite, touching the mini map in the bottom left to bring up the full screen map.

Some of the flaws of this game are just flaws of the whole AC series so they shouldnt expect something different. Ive only finished the first 3 AC games but this is just like the console ones. Its got journal pages to find that tell the story of her mom, treasure chests that can sometimes be tricky to get, the same free running and climbing of the console game, even the tree stuff of AC 3. Its got the same combat from the console games with cool takedowns and weapons, the same viewpoints to climb, piles of stuff to jump into with hay that falls off no matter what kind of pile it has it all.

The persona system is ok and has some parts I dont like, like not being able to climb when the lady, but it is also good because it changes up the gameplay and you get to have 3 different wanted levels for each disguise.
It doesnt have multiplayer but I didnt like it anyways so I dont care. It is also less money than the console versions so I dotn hold it against them.
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Anon1974  +   1127d ago
I think DivineAssault is on the right path here. In order to find a review site you can use, you find a site that lines up with your tastes. If you find a site that continually bashes games you enjoy, then why would you use that site to help you with your purchasing decisions? You wouldn't. Find a site that you agree with more often than not.

Personally, as much as I tend to detest Gamespot for some of their questionable management decisions over the years I generally find that these days I'm in agreement with their game reviewers. I'll use a combination of Gamespot and Metacritic to help make up my mind. I've always found IGN hit and miss.

Something I see they've added to metacritic is an option to see how the reviewer you selected generally reviews compared to others. Is a reviewer harder on games then others or will they give anyone a pass? I find that interesting. Just for comparison, according to Metacritic, IGN generally scores 4.2 points lower than average.
Fez  +   1127d ago
There's a difference between liking a game and trying to objectively review one. With a 7.2 they obviously liked the game too, but you can't just not tell people about the negative points of a game e.g. framerate, story... nor can you tell people about the bad points and then not lower the score.

Cannot believe you think 7.2 means a game sucks.
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   1126d ago
It's not that 7.2 means it "sucks", it's that it's average. People want to pay for above average games. Nobody wants to settle for "meh, nothing special, but it ain't bad/doesn't suck." People want to settle for "good" when it comes to spending their money.

Just saying.
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Ult iMate  +   1126d ago
Just to prove your words
Neckbear  +   1127d ago
"And it shall pass that the reviewer can't get off level one. And he shall not care for the game, or want to play it for more than 20 minutes. But lo, he shall be fearful of the software company dropping advertising, and missing him off the free crate of beer list at Christmas, and he shall tremble and quake mightily as all rival outlets have given it a high score. So he shall give it a score low enough to dissuade potential buyers, yet high enough to pacify the software people. And that score shall be the NUMBER OF THE BEAST, and it shall be 72 percent".
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Sanquine90  +   1127d ago
Just what i was thinking:D
-GametimeUK-  +   1127d ago
Will I ever find enough reasons to justify purchasing a PSVita? I want one so bad, but it just looks like developers drop the ball on every single title they decide to release on the system.
Eazy-Eman  +   1127d ago
Wait until Persona 4 Golden comes out. It'll be a stellar game
Ron_Danger  +   1127d ago
I'm picturing Stewie Griffin slowly squinting his eyes and asking "are you retarded?!"
Adva  +   1127d ago
So you think developers dropped the ball on Vita?
What about Rayman, Uncharted, Gravity Rush, WipeOut, Fifa 11 (the release game, not the new one), Need for Speed and many more. Heck Liberation isn't a bad game, it's good. Not excellent, bug good. What else do you want from it?

Sure there are bad games in there like Resistance, and soon CoD, but that doesn't mean all the other good games are bad.
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-GametimeUK-  +   1127d ago
Rayman is brilliant, but it lacks Coop on the vita. Uncharted looks solid. Gravity Rush didn't score highly, but I hear it's amazing. Wipeout simply isn't for me and neither are most sport titles.

Uncharted and LBP are the 2 stand out titles for me. What do I want from it? Okay, let me tell you...

PSP had God of War, GTA, Monster Hunter, Final Fantasy 7 CC, Metal Gear Solid: PW and other great games with unique versions build for the PSP. I want to see these sort of games on Vita before I buy one.

And developers have dropped the ball... Call of Duty could have been impressive and it seems all the vita is at this point is a bunch of PS3 games on an inferior device so they have to take content out. I want my fave franchises and I want the games to build from the ground up specifically for the system.
DigitalRaptor  +   1126d ago
@ -GametimeUK-

So essentially you're batting on a moot point.

God of War: Chains of Olympus - 2008
Crisis Core - 2008
Peace Walker - 2010

The majority of those excellent games came out 3-5 years after PSP came out. Monster Hunter and GTA were excellent games that came out in the PSP's first year, but as far as I'm aware Rayman Origins, Uncharted, and Gravity Rush are all great games that have come out in the Vita's first year as well.

So there you have it. Why have the standards that have applied to every platform, not apply to Sony?
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Ultr  +   1127d ago
Gravity Rush mate, that one is out of this world...!
saimcheeda  +   1127d ago
The point i want to make too
Vita isnt selling well and games like uncharted and assassins creed are needed to push the system but whats the point if we're not getting the quality expected? The PS3 has become successful because of its quality lineups and that is exactly what the ps vita needs too.
Christopher  +   1126d ago
***PSP had God of War, GTA, Monster Hunter, Final Fantasy 7 CC, Metal Gear Solid: PW and other great games with unique versions build for the PSP. I want to see these sort of games on Vita before I buy one. ***

Not in its first, let alone second, year...

Give it time.
chrisarsenalsavart  +   1127d ago
Coming from the guys that gave pokemon black and white 9.1.
And stating they were expecting domething special that is downright bullcrap if you ask me.
pokemon hasn,t change since the gameboy color and they gjve 9.1?
kopicha  +   1127d ago
their sfxt review proves it all. giving negative remarks on something that another game have done worst yet it got a 8.5 and sfxt did better but gets a 6.6. In any case, i dont give a shit about them even giving this game a 1/10. most importantly is the person who buy it must enjoy it. their review means nothing to someone who actually enjoy the game.
FanMan  +   1127d ago
i know greg miller has cancer and im not trying to be an ass, but god do i hate his narration and voice for video reviews
Kingthrash360  +   1127d ago
Truth is I called ign's bad review, they've been doing this for a while now. They don't like the vita. Just look at the complaints and the inconsistencies in the scores, gravity rush 7.5? So gravity rush is better? Pokemon b&w 2 9? That game still has not upgraded for years. Madden vita 6 madden psp 8? SfxT vita 6. Sf4 iOS 8? I can go all day, I read in the review that its fun and that's all I need btw I own it and Its smooth good fun I give it a 8.9 personally. I recommend it and if u miss out on it then u have missed a vita gem, over a bad review from a site that has something against the vita.
Nac  +   1127d ago
I have the game, and as someone who purchased the copy(and wasn't sent a free review copy) I can definitively say it is worth picking up.
CommonSenseGamer  +   1127d ago
Are the framerate issues as noticeable as the review pointed out?
evercast  +   1127d ago
It does have the frame rate issues, and I have witnessed multiple NPCs walking through buildings which made me laugh. But none of that makes it a bad game. I'm enjoying it quite a bit. its portable assassins creed! If you like AC at all and have a vita its worth picking this game up.
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Nac  +   1125d ago
Not as noticeable as they make them out to be.
cmpunk53  +   1127d ago
Much much better than ac psp thats for sure and this is the best of all Ac spinoffs but it did came out a bit short. They made a terrible job in optimizing the game but its still worth it.
GraveLord  +   1127d ago
A shame all these reviewers are comparing it to the console versions. The whole point of the game is for to be played on a Vita. It's a mobile Assassin's Creed game.
oONinjavitiSOo  +   1127d ago
Six hours in and the game is pretty dope! Sure there are some super tiny issues. But for a handheld I'm extremely impressed!
josephayal  +   1126d ago
AC3, Overall it's not a bad game But
AC2 is the best AC eva
kB0  +   1126d ago
Exactly 1.2 points more than I assumed IGN would give this game.

They rate most Vita games around 6-7, they seem to only give high Score to unusual games by the looks of it.

Dokuro got a 8.8...I'm sorry its a really interesting game with amazing art direction, but the controls are frustrating at times and the difficulty is all over the place.

This game is a solid 8-9 on Vita, especially considering how comparable it is to home consoles.


I feel for Greg Having Cancer, but I don't think it should really make us feel sorry for his work.

I feel sorry Greg not what Greg does.

I hope he overcomes Cancer though!
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MasterA  +   1126d ago
Do publishers make money out of Vita games? The market seems too small for viability.
medziarz  +   1126d ago
did the publisher make money on Darksiders 2, Sleeping Dogs, Kingdoms of Amalur? The market seems gigantic...
Soldierone  +   1126d ago
Are people forgetting this game is on a handheld and not on a home console? ....Seems to be an issue with a lot of Vita games.....
Ult iMate  +   1126d ago
They seems to remember that only for Nintendo handheld games.
I can imagine their awe if ACL was on the 3DS.
The hypocricity.
TheDivine  +   1126d ago
I seem to remember RE Revelations being compared DIRECTLY to RE5 as was The Mercinaries. It held up to that standard (actually surpassed it overall as one of the best RE's). Seems people (Sony included) hyped the Vita as a ps3 in the palm of your hand and now those same people are saying wait wait but its a handheld so we dont expect as much. Hypocrits. Nintendo 3ds games stand up to their console counterpoints despite the graphical limitations.

I think this game tech/graphic-wise seems fine (minus said framerate issues). Im stoked to have it on the go. Its good enough for me but being on the Vita is not an excuse to fall short. Theres no reason this couldnt have been better than AC2. Graphics doesnt make a game as RE Revelations vs RE6 proves.
Jihaad_cpt  +   1126d ago
well said sir. God why do people expect so much from the Vita but hardly anything from the handheld?
TiberusX87  +   1126d ago
The journalist makes some reasonable points, but it doesn't feel like the game is being reviewed as a Vita (handheld) game. I get the impression this title is being treated like a PS3-to-Handheld port, which it is not. I would prefer it if the reviewers kept this in mind, we get that these games will not reach the same technical achievements as a console game.

All games should be reviewed based on their respective platform and within their genre.
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TristanV1  +   1126d ago
Just because Greg Miller hates it doesn't mean it suck. i hate Zelda ocarina of time but alot of people say its the best game ever. so what im saying is 1 or 20 reviews don't matter.THE END
b-dash  +   1126d ago
If there is a gap between the user score and Metascore ,I always trust the user scores.
As a result it is always correct.
I am referring to the reviews of the people that enjoy the game.

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