Article written by Kris Lipscombe.
Published on 27/03/2012 at 01:00 PM.
With the general buzz around Assassin’s Creed III, and our preview of the game hitting yesterday, it seemed like now would be a good time to take a look back at Assassin’s Creed Revelations.
This is, obviously, a follow up to our time looking at Brotherhood, although this time the game falls into my “Haven’t played it yet” category. I don’t know why I haven’t gotten around to Revelations really, everything about it looked fantastic and I expect I’ll need to make sure I get some time with it before Assassin’s Creed III launches towards the end of the year.
Fortunately, we did make Blair play the game, and he was good enough to provide a review for us. At the end of that very same piece of writing he gave the game a score of 9/10, which he coupled with some words that went along these lines:
Assassin’s Creed Revelations is by far the best game in the series so far. Instead of becoming a repetitive romp through Italy, once again, it’s the story that was meant to be told ever since Desmond was forced to experience Altaïr’s memories.
It’s a compelling experience that takes what you’d expect from Assassin’s Creed, refines it and then adds some stellar new features. And when it all ends, you’ll experience the closure of old plot threads and the paving of new ones. Until that story is explored in the next game, you’ve still got the rest to get on with – side quests, multiplayer, renovations, recruiting Assassins and much more.
Assassin’s Creed is a series that deserves to live as long as possible if Ubisoft are releasing games of this calibre year after year; Revelations is a brilliant entry into the series and brings so much to the table that it beats not only the other games in the series, but many other games that have released this year or last.
Of course the new features that Revelations brought to the table may not have been for everyone, even if Blair felt they added to the title. The question is did you think they added to the series, or were they just needless fluff? Did you want to see a third story featuring Ezio, or did it feel like it was time for the series to move on?
Maybe you thought they could have rested the series for a year, rather than pretty much completing the move to a yearly franchise.
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