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  • Summary: The Colonies, 1775: A brave your warrior fights to save his homeland. But what begins as a struggle over territory turns into a journey that will transform him into a Master Assassin - one that will forever change the destiny of a newborn nation. Assume the role of Connor, warrior son of aThe Colonies, 1775: A brave your warrior fights to save his homeland. But what begins as a struggle over territory turns into a journey that will transform him into a Master Assassin - one that will forever change the destiny of a newborn nation. Assume the role of Connor, warrior son of a Native American mother and British father. As the colonies draw closer to revolution, you will dedicate your life to the freedom of your clan, becoming the spark that ignites the revolution into a full blaze. Your crusade will lead you through blood-soaked battlefields and crowded city streets, to the perilous wilderness and stormy seas. Always know where your enemies are with a larger, more expansive overhead map at your fingertips. Easily change your weapons on the fly to vary your combos without ever stopping the action on-screen. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. Nov 25, 2012
    100
    The Wii U version of the title is practically the same as the other console versions, but unlike Wii U ports that originally came out months ago, it's possible that prospective buyers have still not purchased it. If that's the case, the Wii U version is as fine option as any, but those who have the game have absolutely no reason to buy it again. Still, forgetting its a port, Assassin's Creed III is the best game in the Wii U launch line-up and should be a must-buy for those yet to experience its incredible adventure.
  2. Nov 28, 2012
    91
    In more ways than one, this fifth installment (of the core console franchise) feels like the definitive Assassin's Creed experience.
  3. Dec 1, 2012
    90
    The same experiences we've enjoyed on other consoles, keeping all its strengths and weaknesses. There's little use of the GamePad, but Ubisoft didn't want to force the experience.
  4. Nov 22, 2012
    85
    Although it hasn't reviewed the bugs or added important things, Assassin's Creed III is still a great sandbox adventure, with lots to do and a powerful story. One of the best Wii U titles for Christmas.
  5. A massive, lovingly crafted game that's stuffed with things to do, but the limited GamePad functionality and linear mission design are disappointing.
  6. Dec 6, 2012
    80
    The Wii U version of Assassin's Creed III is still great, but the lack of cool features for the new GamePad has to be noticed. A number of frame rate issues and some bugs are enough to judge this version of ACIII the less impressive out there.
  7. Dec 4, 2012
    70
    Combat is incredible, and the cities of Boston and New York deliver some of the strongest open-world gameplay you'll experience this generation. And yet, it's still an extremely uneven experience, even if the strong gameplay outlives the issues to make for a solid package.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 43
  2. Negative: 4 out of 43
  1. Dec 24, 2012
    10
    This game totally rocks. The graphics maybe the same as the 360 and ps3, but with this versions what you see is what you get. On the Wii U,This game totally rocks. The graphics maybe the same as the 360 and ps3, but with this versions what you see is what you get. On the Wii U, the map and horse calling is on the gamepad. But only on the Wii U can you play the game on the gamepad and not just the t.v.
    Some people may say you can do this on the 360 or ps3, remember the Wii U just came out and its up to the developer how they handle the games.

    This is a must buy on the Wii U
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  2. Oct 17, 2016
    10
    El juego no es tan malo, ni siquiera es decepcionante, es cierto que se nota algo debajo de otros juegos de la franquicia pero al ser elEl juego no es tan malo, ni siquiera es decepcionante, es cierto que se nota algo debajo de otros juegos de la franquicia pero al ser el primer Assassins creed que jugué me pareció bastante divertido, interesante y por supuesto gráficamente bello, la versión de Wii U usa el gamepad y esta bien optimizada. Expand
  3. Apr 18, 2015
    9
    Please note that this is going to be an unbiased review of Assassin's Creed III as I have not played any other of the titles in the series.Please note that this is going to be an unbiased review of Assassin's Creed III as I have not played any other of the titles in the series. With that out of the way, here's the scoop:

    Assassin's Creed III's gameplay could be divided into two sections: stealth and combat. You'll often find yourself sneaking around enemy camps and forts our simply not wanting any soldiers to see you and then taking them out silently with one of the game's many weapon options. Long-range projectile weapons and close-range melee weapons are both available. I found myself using the projectiles often and only used melee if I had to...which brings me to the combat. The combat is a bit confusing to learn but once you get the hang of it, it's fluid and simple. There are a lot of different enemy types so you'll never find yourself fighting an easy rookie soldier.

    Exploring the huge open world is a big part of the game. You can go from Boston to New York to the vast frontier to the homestead the main character stays at. While the two cities look nearly identical to each other, the frontier offers free running and hunting opportunities. It always gives me a sense of satisfaction during "free running" whenever I make the leap to another tree. In my opinion, free running is a great addition to the game. Hunting was much easier to learn than I had expected it to be. It's not something I'll do everytime I boot up the game but it's nice that it's there. In the homestead, you can complete missions in order to expand the property and open more shops. These missions help the colonial American world of ACIII feel more lively and lifelike. It's a really nice touch.

    New to the series are the naval missions which take place in the sea. You control your ship, the Aquila, through treacherous storms or calm seas while battling Templar foes. Like most other things in the game, it's a bit tricky at first but I found myself really enjoying blasting other ships (and in some rare cases, forts) to pieces with the ship. The ship is a bit tough to control and it can be a bit confusing to learn how all of the sails work and such, but I still really liked the naval gameplay and battles.

    The game has an intricate story with very relatable and well developed characters. The game offers possibly the best story I've seen in some time. I like how the game makes you think if you're on the right side or not. Unlike most, I don't think the game gets off to a slow start and I rather enjoyed the introduction. The GamePad is put to great use here as both a large map (which is very useful) and something you can use to keep track of your health, weapons, and notoriety as well as call a horse at any time with your horse whistle.

    There are, however, a few things I didn't like about the game. Everytime you start up the game (as well as when you're fast traveling to other areas), you have to sit through an incredibly long loading time. It can get really annoying when you want to get back to the gameplay. Also, the game does lag a bit at times and while it's normally not distracting, I did find the lag sometimes messing up my jumps. Lastly, during the story mode, the game will randomly cut to Desmond Miles' storyline (a modern-day Assassin). I found these sections to be a bit of a drag and while I do know that he is pivotal to the overarching plot, I wish it didn't just randomly cut into the engaging story of the main mode.

    Overall, Assassin's Creed III is very enjoyable and fun despite having a few minor issues like loading times and (sometimes) unresponsive controls. The story's engaging, the combat's fluid, the naval missions are fun, and everything in the game is basically a blast.
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  4. Jan 25, 2013
    8
    AC3 brings a lot to the table with new mechanics, an amazing over world, a fun hunting distraction, and the WiiU version is just as good asAC3 brings a lot to the table with new mechanics, an amazing over world, a fun hunting distraction, and the WiiU version is just as good as any other. Being able to play on the Gamepad is a blast and with so much to do, you'll appreciate being able to play it in bed. Expand
  5. Feb 12, 2014
    8
    Not really what I wanted after beating AC4 last week, but I beat the game in only a week, so that's saying something. A great game, but not aNot really what I wanted after beating AC4 last week, but I beat the game in only a week, so that's saying something. A great game, but not a perfect one. Expand
  6. Mar 12, 2016
    7
    Pros:
    -off screen play
    -the game looks good -challenging to do a stealth focused run -fun gameplay Cons: -pop-in for things in the
    Pros:
    -off screen play
    -the game looks good
    -challenging to do a stealth focused run
    -fun gameplay

    Cons:
    -pop-in for things in the background for an older game
    -not as good as AC2
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  7. Mar 16, 2019
    0
    is that game really finished ? it have so many bugs even if its programmed like a 1995 game

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