Average User Score: 8.3Oct 20, 2014Yes, this game is predicated on a lot of T&A, and by a lot I mean it's 70% of the game. However, check your inhibitions at the door causeYes, this game is predicated on a lot of T&A, and by a lot I mean it's 70% of the game. However, check your inhibitions at the door cause it's quite a lot of fun. The game can fall into repetition if you stick to just the fighting, but there's also a lot of customization for each character, lots of things to buy and collect (clothes, accessories, music, art) and you can gamble to get more lingerie.
The fighting itself is fun and not as simple as you may think. You use two buttons to attack, a dash and a jump. You could just stick to hitting square all day long but it pays to do launchers, charged moves, and aerial raves. You can also transform in two different ways, you can do a Shinobi transformation which grants new combos, super attacks and more power (it can also refill your life) and you can also go frantic, which is you tearing off your clothes going down to your underwear giving you unlimited combos and high power with the tradeoff of low defense. There's also a parry system which I've had little success with, but it is pretty chaotic in the game and it's hard to time the parry. I'd say the actual one on one fights vs a boss is the best part, they can be very challenging and you have to change up your strategies in order to come out the victor. Of course the main goal in each fight is to strip down your opponent, even getting them totally naked. It's not required to do but it seems to be what the developers had in mind as your end goal.
Though it's fun to battle, it can become boring when fighting hoards of enemies for extended periods of time, and the camera is possible the biggest fight you'll have in the entire game. I also wish that combo lengths and stripping your opponent gained you more money and XP at the end of each battle, as is it seems that getting a grade of "A" is done by beating the level as quick as you can taking as little damage as possible. There really isn't much incentive to do the big combos or strip your opponent other than because it's there to do it.
As a game on the go it's perfect, this is meant to be played in short bursts, a couple missions each sitting. I think for that it's very successful, extended play times just highlight the problems.
If you're not easily offended (or easily embarrassed if you play it in public) this game is a lot of fun, but just go in expecting fun fights with a ton of fan service.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.9Nov 16, 2012I've been playing AC since the start, I had issues with the first game but liked the assassinations. AC2-R had an enjoyable locations,I've been playing AC since the start, I had issues with the first game but liked the assassinations. AC2-R had an enjoyable locations, assassinations, characters and story. Aside from some glitches and bad decisions (like the tower defense game in Revelations) AC has been pretty steller. Why then is AC3 such a disappointment? It starts out very very slow, and while i get the idea of it it never quite plays out the way it's suppose to by the end. There's also a secret M. Nights style twist around sequence 3, which never really worked for me cause the characterization changes drastically from that point just to make it work. There are a lot of Father and Son themes throughout AC3 but it feel like it ends up getting glossed over instead of being the forefront theme that they intended it. The gameplay is pretty good but the end sequence really showed that the free-running they developed is not meant for on foot chasing, as Connor can't even slide over a few boxes just 2 feet above the ground, and he tends to run on the worst path possible. The good thing is that it looks great, sounds great, has a lot to do and is generally fun to play. The story though is all over the place, I never really felt like an assassin as my motivations were constantly in flux. My favorite part of the game were the sea battles, which made me wish it was a pirate game and not an AC game. There's also issues with finding all of the missions as not all of them pop up unless you get close to them, which is inconsistant with the ones that do pop up when you buy a map or sync from a high place. Finally Desmond who is the "main" character pretty much gets the shaft in this game just like all the others, and really who gives a crap about all that since they've done a terrible job of making you care over the course of 5 games. Overall it can be an enjoyable game but be prepared to curse at it over the course of playing though it.… Expand