Average User Score: 6.8Feb 7, 2013Seriously... I haven't been able to finish this game. It is one of the least entertaining things Ubisoft has spat out lately. Boring, boring,Seriously... I haven't been able to finish this game. It is one of the least entertaining things Ubisoft has spat out lately. Boring, boring, boring... This used to be a sandbox game about stabbing people and climbing interesting buildings. Now it is a game about building villages, chasing pigs, sailing and making some crappy caravans (who the hell created that mechanic??). Cities? Gone. Interesting fight system? Gone. Everything that used to be fun in AC2 and Brotherhood gone. Yeah... The frontier setting looks nice but it gets old pretty quick when every single mission requires you to run to the other end of the map. Not to mention bugs. The one that was VERY annoying for me was that the fighting style didn't change when you switched from tomahawk to dagger. It was hilarious to see Connor HACK his enemies with a dagger in hand. I mean... who the f... let this thing out of QA?
It is quite disappointing to see Ubisoft fall so hard on it's face on this one. This was supposed to be a crown jewel but it FAILS completely to live to it's hype. All the good things from AC2 were wasted and it is very obvious that a different team did this piece of crap.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.8Oct 21, 2012A very good homage to the Thief trilogy. Involving world, interesting story, dark vibe. Coming a bit short on the gameplay - the protagonistA very good homage to the Thief trilogy. Involving world, interesting story, dark vibe. Coming a bit short on the gameplay - the protagonist is WAY too much powerful. Some of the abilities make the game a walk in the park, but the story and surroundings make up for it and you want more and more. The "chaos" mechanic is buggy and the ending doesn't depend on the major decisions you have made during the game, but on a simple kill count. That was a bit disappointing (it gave me a "bad" ending while sparing almost all of my major targets). I'm an explorer and it took me over 10h to finish the game so the length is very decent. Overall a great, great game. Sincere recommendation.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.6Feb 22, 2012First of all: this is not a game. Not in 100% at least. It is something like Heavy Rain meets Devil May Cry. And not the better parts of DMC.First of all: this is not a game. Not in 100% at least. It is something like Heavy Rain meets Devil May Cry. And not the better parts of DMC. The story is quite interesting and more serious than it may seem in the beginning. Keeps you occupied. It kept me going for three hours straight on the first run and I must say that not many games can do that right now. That is a good recommendation. However the fighting parts feel a bit sluggish and repetitive. Forget about great combo moves and prepare yourself for a lot of button mashing. Only the boss fights require a bit of strategy. All in all it is a very good title that is trying to present something new - a focus on the story in an action title. When I saw the first trailers I was afraid that they would not be able to transfer all this action into the actual game-play and to my surprise they haven't tried to do that. They left it in the cut-scenes and QTE and that is really fine (I don't like QTE by the way). It is an interactive anime with lots of adrenaline and I really like it. I recommend it.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.5Feb 9, 2012Very good, solid and intriguing. Never played the first part though. The gameplay is fun, darkness powers are awesome and the gore is veryVery good, solid and intriguing. Never played the first part though. The gameplay is fun, darkness powers are awesome and the gore is very satisfying. It may be a bit short but I saw shorter titles. The story is good and interesting. It has nice little twists and a great, dark atmosphere. I truly recommend this game. Had great time playing it. Fun, fun, fun.
Plus: GORE, story, mechanics, gives you the feeling you control something powerful, FUN
Minus: a bit short, graphics - however they cover it up nicely with cell shading
Average User Score: 3.1Nov 12, 2011Hello. I signed up to Metacritic thanks to Sledgehammer's developer Glen Schofield and his infamous tweet about the low user score onHello. I signed up to Metacritic thanks to Sledgehammer's developer Glen Schofield and his infamous tweet about the low user score on Metacritic for MW2. Well Glen... here is the thing... there is a simple rule: if You rip someone of for 60$ You should at least get a smack on the face and not a pat on the back. I'm a CoD fan from the beginning. I own every installation - maybe besides CoD 3 - and I'm sorry to say that, but MW3 is truly the biggest rip off of the year. I don't really care for the campaign. I can't see no fun in a 5 hour bot shooting fiesta with a slapstick story, so I'm just going to stick to the MP.
I didn't really expect much from the MP. Maybe some changing environments, some new interesting toys. But no... Sledgehammer changed almost nothing. This is the same game as MW2! Like someone said before: it all feels like a really expensive DLC for MW2! I mean, come on... You didn't even make an effort to make the maps interesting (take a look at Launch from Black Ops and the rocket launch or Moon - IMO changing environments rock). The guns? Almost the same. Upgrade system? Basically the same. Game modes? The same. Oops... sorry... You have added one of the dumbest things I have played lately "Kill Confirmed". I know it's "new and fresh" but why the hell did you put it as part of Ground War? It only forces me to change the lobby every time this mode starts. And there is Elite... You know what? That is the part where You have been most innovative and what happens? You charge me another 50$ for an annual subscription. At this moment I'm restraining myself not to call you names. I believe as an owner of al Your games I should be let in for free, but that is just my opinion. I really thought that You care for your fans, but instead you charge them extra because You know they will want to be part of Elite.
To summarise... I'm no hater, but You have failed me Glen. You have played it safe. MW2 was good but playing it safe with MW3 makes it mediocre and charging 60$ for a DLC... well, that is just low... real low. Battlefield 3 may not be the game of the year, but at least it has moved a bit forward. So a smack on the face for You Sledgehammer for ripping me off and a kick to the butt for making me pay for Elite. I give a 3. It may not be the most honest score (I was thinking of giving You a 4 or 5) but You deserve it. That 60$ could have gone somewhere else.… Expand