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Assassin's Creed 3 vs Revelations: A Visual Comparison -- How Much Has The Series Evolved?

"The Assassin's Creed franchise has come a long way since it's inception with the original game set in the Holy Land back in 2007. We already have taken a look at each of the four canonical titles (and AC3) in our retrospective series, in terms of what they brought to the series, but just how different will the latest game, Assassin's Creed 3 be from the previously-latest game in the series, Assassin's Creed: Revelations? How different will the game be visually?" (Assassin's Creed III, Assassin's Creed: Revelations, PS3, Xbox 360)

ab5olut10n  +   784d ago
so many ads on this site they play over one another. don't bother.
Nimblest-Assassin  +   784d ago
Adblockplus son!

Anyways... anvilNEXT is not a frostbite 2, or a ND engine

Its a gameplay engine
-GametimeUK-  +   784d ago
It's amazing how little AC changes. It gets released yearly, makes minor changes and the gaming community accept it.

CoD on the other hand gets released yearly, makes minor changes and the gaming community tear it to bits.

Assassins Creed is a fun franchise, but its entertainment value is starting to wear thin for me.
grailly  +   784d ago
so many people I know skipped brotherhood and revelations, that's why you see less complaints. Only fans buy AC yearly
Cam977  +   784d ago
I get what you're mentioning there. If they don't take a years break after III then I can see it going extremely stale as a series.
Baka-akaB  +   784d ago
You are not even making sense there imo .

A few exception asides (basically maybe the upcoming BO2), beyond those minor changes , it doesnt even bother truly updating its graphics . There are even eps that looked a bit inferior in graphics to the original MW (like world at war), with the trade off of displaying more objects and particules .

Of course it should be teared apart and criticized . Even most sport franchises actually update vastly their graphics and gameplay once every 2 or 3 games . Fifa actually even introduced a new and never seen before physics and collision engine last year .

The comparison with AC isnt even valid and in Cod's favor . AC1 and 2 are vastly different in gameplay , content and graphics . the spin offs far less so , but still introducing new big elements like mp , basically a second game released alongside Brotherhood .

AC3's engine is different in scope and graphical details , and there is an abundant of gameplay changes while keeping the game's spirit .
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-GametimeUK-  +   784d ago
You don't make any sense either imo
Basically you are saying that you can keep putting out the same game every year as long as you update the graphics?
You talk about AC's inclusion of MP, but you're forgetting that CoD adds new features with their instalments too.

Theatre Mode, Combat Training, Zombies is basically a game in its own right for many.

Updated visuals do not make it okay to pump a franchise out every year with minimal differences. CoD should have updated by now, but even if it had better graphics all the "gamers" would still moan about the gameplay.

Assassins Creed should not be held at much of a higher standard because gameplay wise it is the same thing year in and year out.
Baka-akaB  +   784d ago
If you wanna pretend that's what i'm saying , cool.

My point is that even sports franchise , usually accused of milking stuff make the effort of updating the graphics , when they dont improve the game and add stuff as well . That's at least common courtesy and standard practice till this gen .

COD hasnt added much in comparison to many franchise gameplay wise , even if some new modes deserves their just praises , and yet dont usually even bother updating its graphics .

of course it should be judged in that aspect , given other standards .

"You talk about AC's inclusion of MP, but you're forgetting that CoD adds new features with their instalments too. "

No i'm just saying that AC went from a full sp game to adding a mp game to its franchise with brotherhood .

"Assassins Creed should not be held at much of a higher standard because gameplay "

Except it's not the same gameplay and content wise ... and is and should be held in higher standards , as it keeps going above them , at least for numbered eps .

So Cod had more modes over the years and new weapons ... good , cool even . Who doesnt ? And didnt it still look the same most of its release since MW ? Well yeah .

How is it keeping up with the usual standards then ?

To me the comparisons between the two franchises dont even fit , given the enormous gap of changes and works within AC compared to current Cod . Seems just like bitterness and attacking randomly a franchise with numerous games to me .

Of course a franchise will retain it's core and not always revolutionize itself every new game ... that's the point . But there is a fine balance to have between additions and change for those , and still the tradition of actually improving the tech and graph for those franchises . It's not even a either graphics or new gameplay , but if you can't have both , usually studios strive for either .
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-GametimeUK-  +   784d ago
Still digging your hole there I see.

"COD hasnt added much in comparison to many franchise gameplay wise"

From CoD3 to CoD4 they added the perk system which has totally changed a majority of games online since everyone seems to be including this system.

"Except it's not the same gameplay and content wise ... and is and should be held in higher standards , as it keeps going above them , at least for numbered eps ."

Here is where you get destroyed. Assassins Creed adds just about as much as CoD does. I play AC2 and Brotherhood and they are the same aside from a few features... Sure I can recruit Assassins, but it doesn't add much. Just bells and whistles. In AC:R they added a hookblade! Who cares? This is just like CoD adding motion sensors in Black Ops.

And then you say AC is different in its numbered sequels and the spin offs less so. Here is the kicker... The last true numbered CoD game was 4. According to YOU it is okay until CoD5 is out.

There you have it... Game, set and match = GametimeUK as usual.

Assassins Creed is VERY similar every year and so is CoD. I would say they change about as much as each other every installment.
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Baka-akaB  +   784d ago
". Assassins Creed adds just about as much as CoD does."

Nope but let's get over it and agree to disagree .

"According to YOU it is okay until CoD5 is out.
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Only if you dont read the post . I never mention what's ok or not when numbered or not . You're lacking arguments clearly and making stuff up , when my points remains the same , weither you agree with them or not .

"Assassins Creed is VERY similar every year and so is CoD."

I'll repeat it isnt and you'll keep repeating it is , without either side ever agreeing . But apparently you're winning the internet . here's a virtual chuppa chup mate .

You picked a franchise spawning multiple release that actually change it's graphics along new content and features .

Cod at best add new features so far . It's not the same , as much as you wanna charlie sheen your way into winning a presidential debate .

Anyway game set and match for you indeed , i'm slipping into a coma with that pointless convo .
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ghostman123  +   784d ago
AC3 is as different from AC2 (and in turn Revelations and Brotherhood) as AC2 was to the original. It's a true evolution to the series that, yes, we haven't had since the second game, but this one IS a lot different. I know, I've been playing it for the past day.
KUV1977  +   784d ago
You do realize that ACIII has a completely new story, right? Arguing that it is the same game is like arguing that any game in any genre is released because they are all fundamentally the same with a few tweaks here and there. Yet the AC series has always been benefitting from a great story and thus a new entry is completely justified. It is like arguing to not see another action movie in the theatre because it's all been done before: 'people talking, walking, fighting; stuff standing around, exploding' why bother?
chukamachine  +   784d ago
Same engine isn't it, just different artwork.

I'm guessing these games are pushing the ps3/360 anyway.

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