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Submitted by Lavalamp 568d ago | review

Assassin's Creed III Review | Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine: "The game is astonishingly dedicated to ruining the series' fiction, wasting as much of the player's time as possible." (Assassin's Creed III, PC, PS3, Xbox 360) 1/5

Daavpuke  +   568d ago
Well, I bit the bullet and gave the story a hit, since I don't believe it should necessarily be considered flamebait to write a harsh review on a well-known game.

Now, the review does seem extremely odd to me. It's not just the styling that smushes everything into 1 paragraph or the writer's inability to predict proper punctuation. He has a strange contrast between having a decent lyrical style and not knowing how to handle it; I have no idea why. It is more in line that the review is more of a constant, almost detached berating of the game with little argument inside. In clarity, most of the points illustrated boil down to: "This isn't the old Assassin's Creed lore. What's this new thing?"

Such as this one: "It isn't much of a spoiler for me to reveal that the first few hours of the game center around an entirely different (and irrelevant) protagonist" - Because Desmond is somehow not that in the previous games?

Or the stark contrast it has between calling the game too short and then saying: "Assassin's Creed III is encumbered with an abundance of horrible, boring side quests that exist only to waste the player's time. Most of these are lifted from previous games, where the collectibles, territory acquisition, Brotherhood recruiting, and so on were naturally implemented instead of forced" - While implying earlier that Relevations does somehow NOT do the same. It has a tower defense element and micromanagement system, of all things.

Calling for the naval battles to have their own dedicated game was the final nail. Though if I can assume this is meant as a non-dedicated AssCreed game, then perhaps. But it would be weird to have an AssCreed title to a game that has very little of both words, no?

I just hope they change the site style though. That spacing is terrible. Well, inexistent, but that is quite bad.
ajax17  +   568d ago
Trolls gotta troll
Mocat  +   567d ago
Looks more like your the troll, people have diffrent opinions, deal with it.
ahronith  +   567d ago
No, when an opinion is so far on an opposite end of the spectrum, it is no longer justified as just an opinion, but becomes a trivial and controversal piece for whatever the writers reason may be.
ajax17  +   567d ago
No game that polished deserves a 1/5, period.
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lociefer  +   568d ago
well its not the best one of the series but also its not a 1/5 , just had to be ''that site''
MrAnderson  +   568d ago
Under the words "read full review" at the top of the page, is the name of the website, click on that, then give it a "WTF" and "No" for "story quality" and "liked this website?" vote it down people, it's just trolling for hits.
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0pie  +   568d ago
AC3 isnt a goty or the greatest game ever... but giving a 1/5 is just dumb.
Anyway, its juste another obscure/unkown website provin that we shouldnt give too much attention to these websites...
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PhoenixRising37  +   568d ago
I know of a site that wanted some hits!

SLANT MAGAZINE!
ZBlacktt  +   567d ago
Guy gives it a 1 to get hits on his story... Meanwhile in the real world. The game was up for the GOTY award.
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