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  1. Dec 15, 2014
    6
    ¿Es o no un buen port? La pregunta va ligada a muchos aspectos sobre varias categorías que son muy extensas para recoger, por lo que llegare al grano diciendo que es ambas... Vemos un juego con un fraseare colapsado con respecto a sus contrapartes pero que gráficamente esta al nivel y ofrece ciertas facilidades, por lo que le dare en términos generales un 6 por que es un buen juego, pero¿Es o no un buen port? La pregunta va ligada a muchos aspectos sobre varias categorías que son muy extensas para recoger, por lo que llegare al grano diciendo que es ambas... Vemos un juego con un fraseare colapsado con respecto a sus contrapartes pero que gráficamente esta al nivel y ofrece ciertas facilidades, por lo que le dare en términos generales un 6 por que es un buen juego, pero un regular port. Expand
  2. Oct 27, 2014
    7
    Assassin's Creed III has some very notorious flaws, the most obvious one is the tedious and boring it can be. The whole Assassin's Creed experience is here, with some interesting themes from the American Revolution, but the lack of interesting things to do, lots of bugs and other annoying things are just disappointing. Even so, Assassin's Creed doesn't fail to give you 20 good hours of gameplay.
  3. Apr 5, 2013
    7
    The Wii U version of the game is surprisingly exactly the same as the other versions, for a newly launched console that is impressive. After playing the other versions, I am impressed with how the port turned out. The game in general though doesn't live up to what most wanted. The gorgeous graphics and enormous environments are an absolute blast to look at and explore. However even withThe Wii U version of the game is surprisingly exactly the same as the other versions, for a newly launched console that is impressive. After playing the other versions, I am impressed with how the port turned out. The game in general though doesn't live up to what most wanted. The gorgeous graphics and enormous environments are an absolute blast to look at and explore. However even with some day 1 patches and other patches over the past couple months, the game still plays very roughly. While the free-run works slightly better than it did, trying to get it to work out in the frontier up in the trees is even more finicky than up on the rooftops. Combat is basically attacking and countering over and over again until everyone's dead. Sure you could probably do some cool tricks, but most are pretty context sensitive. Missions feel like they weren't play tested, many times I was at a complete loss as to what to do. Multiplayer on the Wii U version is still pretty dead, not a whole lot of people play it compared to the Xbox and even Ps3 versions. Overall the games presentation is a massive step forward, but the gameplay has some issues to work out in AC4 Expand
  4. Feb 7, 2013
    7
    Amazing graphics, great start for the game. But its still got the same old issues as any other game. And i really dont like connor. Hes whiny, and a bit stupid if im honest. I got really bored and shelved this game until i got nothing better to play, and thats going to be a while concidering the stellar catalouge of games out atm.
  5. Nov 29, 2012
    7
    Well. I've disliked all of the AC series since after the second one came out. Why? It's C.O.D., but with a better story and game play. They just kept taking the same graphics, same physics, and well, same everything and re-releasing it with a continued story, a new map and a few new weapons. Now, I love the story of AC, so that puts it at 5/10, and I gave this one two extra points becauseWell. I've disliked all of the AC series since after the second one came out. Why? It's C.O.D., but with a better story and game play. They just kept taking the same graphics, same physics, and well, same everything and re-releasing it with a continued story, a new map and a few new weapons. Now, I love the story of AC, so that puts it at 5/10, and I gave this one two extra points because of it having a more interesting plot, and well, I freaking LOVE the naval battles. Now I'm not saying the AC series is bad, it's just repetitive and doesn't deserve a ton of respect for recycling the same game. Expand
  6. Nov 27, 2012
    5
    this game is the same as on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 only shows the map and the goal and no more, is equal in every way than the other consoles
  7. Jan 18, 2013
    0
    This is a great game, but its without a doubt, the worst in the series. As a stand alone game, it feels more like a GTA sandbox than an AC one, with a protagonist of grayish morality that works with many factions (Assassins, Templars, British, Patriots), without developing a significant bond with any of them, each one represented by a set of quirky or interesting NPC that give you anThis is a great game, but its without a doubt, the worst in the series. As a stand alone game, it feels more like a GTA sandbox than an AC one, with a protagonist of grayish morality that works with many factions (Assassins, Templars, British, Patriots), without developing a significant bond with any of them, each one represented by a set of quirky or interesting NPC that give you an errand, even the "traitor figure", the one that is friendly at first, introduces you to the world, betrays you and is confronted in the end (Dimitry, Gary, etc), can be seen in Charles Lee. To this, one must add the more horizontal focus on the game and the fact that the horse is your main transportation method. ENVIROMENT and SETTING: the colonial period as a setting is a bad choice, since firearms have been introduced in previous games, the time period brings nothing new, the architecture is the same in both Boston and New York, specially when it comes to viewpoints as they are the same goddamn church, and the only variation is the mast in beacon hill. The frontier can feel claustrophobic and slow at times specially during winter, since you are surrounded by vertical elements that you cant always climb. There are places that look gorgeous, like the fields of New York, but the game doesnt encourage their exploration, they are dead space. Even as a history element, it could be argued that Desmond and company must search in america because they are pinned there, but they seem to change locations with ease. MAP: the map has its problems, as certain mission only show up when discovered, and it is difficult to distinguish an explored place from an unexplored one. COMBAT: The main innovation is regenerative health and the different strategies for different enemies, however health only goes up outside of combat, and most enemies can only be attacked in one way, leaving no room for variation of combos. WEAPONS: Unlike previous AC games, most weapons are unlocked since the begining for you to buy, in the end you realize that the best weapons are acquired early on, and are even cheaper than most of them. Your FISTS are FREE and are EQUALLY EFFECTIVE. STEALTH: The AC franchise is known for the ability to blend in the crowd, but in this installment all the variety introduced in the last 3 games seems pointless, when your are chased by guards and decide to hide in a bench, well, or haystack, one will always stay behind and search your hiding spot, eventually finding you if you dont kill him, and if you do the others might see you, thus making it more effective to just kill them all in place. You can cross through whole buildings to evade platoons, but chances are there is another one on the other side, and such places require you to stop and look for them. You can pass near "Vigilantes" to stop them, but they are few and far in between. Only one NPC is required to blend. The detection rate has gone up so climbing rooftops can be hard withouth alerting the whole city. SHOPS: Since AC 2 there have been plenty of different shops each with its own merchandise, however in AC3, they all share the same inventory, and have to be discovered by entering them, all the shops in the world are basically one. SIDE-MISSIONS: These are the core gameplay of a free roaming game, and its where AC3 fails hard, as they interconect and the pacing of their introduction render some pointless, mainly due to relying on the crafting system which really only progresses with the story, for example Almanacs must be chased after, normally with a conga line of red arrows, collecting them unlocks RECIPES with high requirements and when you craft them they are DECORATIVE INVENTIONS, that you cant use in any way. Overall, the unlocks consist in outfits, but most of them dont carry the Assassin theme. In summary it feels that they build the game around the crafting, hunting and naval mission systems, rewarding you with the activity itself rather than a final prize. STORY: This game learned nothing from its predecesor, having instead 3 protagonists, the intro confuses more than anything and only shows how little development Desmond has, his sections are walking from one cutscene to another, where the delivery come from an obviously evil "ghost"?, they made the terrible mistake of using a character from a tie-in comic as a pivotal one, mr Cross, whose appearence is sudden and everyone seems to know him, and a lil' wiki check on him only comes up with better material for possible games. Haytham and Connor's history is disjointed and shallow in importance, the first one isn't the antagonist, an exists solely for a plot twist in the begining and to reinforce the templar/assassin dichotomy, as for the latter, he shifts both his alliance and his hatred of his situation so much that he just seems hateful for no reason. Collapse
Metascore
85

Generally favorable reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. Jan 15, 2013
    88
    Almost identical to the Xbox and PS3 versions, but limited GamePad features are disappointing. [Feb 2013, p.75]
  2. Jan 8, 2013
    85
    Assassin's Creed III sure as hell provides one of the best gaming experiences so far on Nintendo's new console. Despite some technical issues the recall value and the hunt for Templars once again round out a great game.
  3. A massive, lovingly crafted game that's stuffed with things to do, but the limited GamePad functionality and linear mission design are disappointing.