Assassin’s Creed III is the third entry in the long-running–no, wait. It’s the fifth, you have to count the Ezio trilogy. Okay, so it’s the–no, wait. What about all the spinoffs? Should we count all the PSP and DS games? There were some iOS and browser-based ones too. So, what, it’s the eleventh game in the series? Regardless, in this long-running, increasingly oddly numbered/named series, Assassin’s Creed III introduces a new character in the Animus and brings a conclusion to Desmond Miles’ story. Whether you love or hate the guy, it all wraps up here amidst 2012 doomsday prophecies, Templar conspiracies, and Revolutionary War era America. The game wound up being a mixed-bag of good and bad features. It was so mixed that it was hard to clearly differentiate discrete bad and good points. Thus, I’ve eschewed our traditional format and combined the columns into a single Like/Dislike feature.
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