Average User Score: 6.8Nov 22, 2012This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. ...Continues from previous comment:
What I didn't like:
- The LAG: It is the first thing you notice when you start playing the game, do not lie to yourselves guys, this games lags, and it does it horribly. How can this happen in 2012? When you get to Boston or New york the game is almost unplayable, all immersive feeling towards the game you might have achieved absolutely breaks up when you see that painfull, unforgivable lag.
-The glitches:Unforgivable Ubisoft... glitches in this game are a bad joke.
- The fight system: somethings are better, the blood is great, but i HATE the camera; character seems so far away when you're fighting and you wish you cold just look closer. Besides, you get a feeling of "Arkham city" with this new fighting system, one button magically blocks the attack, and then you can counter. If that was the intention, let me tell you that Assassin's Creed never needed to copy or imitate another game's fighting system... well, that's how I felt when playing it.
- Too much running: The missions were like: Frontier to Boston, Boston to frontier, frontier to New york, New york to frontier, Frontier to homestead, homestead to frontier, frontier to boston, and so ON, it was like they were forcing you to go through the world over and over for you to see how wonderful it was, or using fast travel everytime, but there's no fun in that either...
- Besides the incredibly BIG setting, you feel limited at times. I wish I could haev thrown the tomahawk, wish you could choose between leaving the hood on or off with a button, felt limited when switching weapons cause it took too much time for example to pick the horse to be able to whistle and call it. Thought the round weapon invetory system of previous games was easier to use.
- Too many cutscenes (spoiler): If you have beaten the game, you know that you don't kill the bad guy, you watch Connor kill the bad guy in a cutscene... what's up with that?? - Atmosphere: You never feel quite as "inside the game's world" as with previous assassin's creed games where setting and music and graphics combined perfectly while pulling you into the middle of this incredible world.
- Short story: From Brotherhood on i have always felt these games are way too short. Being able to explore and hunt for hours or have a lot of fun in multiplayer shouldn't compensate for a short story.
- Desmond: since revelations he is getting uglier. Looks like a completely different person.
-Horses: It has always bugged me that you can't go faster when horsebackriding inside a city or town, it is ridiculous. Same with not being able to run inside some taverns, it is way too frustrating to have to walk slow because the game wants you to.
What i liked about AC3:
-New running system: Feels more real to run with connor, and it is great to jump between trees.
-The frontier/Homestead: running through the open field is a charm, you fell free, in contact with nature, away from the noise of the cities and the guards chasing you. It's where I usually hang out when i've had a stressful day.
-Naval Warfare: In one word: AWESOME.
-Animals, children: Everything feels much more alive and real when you put animals and children in it. Previously we got to see only adults and horses...
- Seasons: the depth of snow is great among other cool things about having seasons. And also the rain and thunder is a really good addition to the series.
- Character development: I agree game starts painfully slow, but it is cool to see how Connor grows up and becomes an Assassin. Although you feel like it is a proggressive development, in the end you feel like you become an Assassin way too fast when you're told "Ok, you can wear the suit now".
-Peaking through corners: great! only thing left is being able to crouch and move more stealthy.
-Everything about the landscapes, cities, forests, trees, grass, houses, fences, sky, water... too bad it lags like hell.
-Locking system: well it's not a great improvement but i like to run sometimes with the close camera, gives it another 3rd person perspective.
-Blending: great job with this, it's so much simpler to blend almost anywhere.
There might be other things I'm forgetting right now, but as for now I hope the patch Ubisoft is offering fixes all that it says it will, and I also hope it helps a little with the excessive lag, which is what bothers me the most about this game.
Thank you for reading, waiting for AC4 now.… Expand