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WeView Verdict: Assassin's Creed Revelations

Rent in Peace.

Here’s a game that, although being a big fan of the franchise, has sat on my shelf waiting for me to return to it and pick up play where I left off – arriving at Constantinople. I don’t know what tore me away from Assassin’s Creed Revelations so early in the game, or why I haven’t made the effort to return to it yet. Perhaps some of you will have some insight as to why Revelations didn’t grab me and consume all my free time like the previous entries have.

In our review, Blair heaped on praise. Just reading back over sections of his review makes me feel like an idiot for not dedicating more time to this.

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.


Buy my game or I'll shiv you.
That sentiment was echoed by NazzyQ, who said he loved the game’s setting and scenery before admitting that “Revelations recycles a lot of gameplay mechanics” although he finishes by confirming that “it successfully immersed me in the time period and setting. And at the end of the day, that’s what AC is about for me!”

Unfortunately, the rest of you seemed to have been a bit deflated by the game. The overall feeling is negative, although most forgot to give us their recommendation.

RocketSOL was first to leave a comment, saying that he “thought Revelations was a bit poor” and that he “just wanted to finish it to say I had seen the end as I felt it dragged a little bit”. Doomsday619 agreed although he did say that he “can’t wait to see what happens in the next game” so Ubisoft must be doing something right, overall.

Micky17 said that he was generally bored and disappointed by the single player game but he “always liked the multiplayer portion since it was introduced and really enjoyed it in ACR”

Despite the general feeling of negativity in the comments, there were three recommendations to rent the game and three recommendations to buy it, with only one person explicitly saying it should be avoided. So we have a hung jury, split between a rating of Buy It and a recommendation to Rent It.

Kris is away for a few days so I’m taking on WeView responsibilities. Let me know if there’s anything we haven’t done that you’d like to see for tomorrow.

23 Comments
  1. philzy85
    Member
    Since: May 2010

    I bought it but wish I had rented it.

    Comment posted on 02/04/2012 at 13:09.
    • MICKY17
      Member
      Since: Dec 2008

      Feel exactly the same way.

      Comment posted on 02/04/2012 at 13:40.
  2. Mundham
    Member
    Since: Feb 2011

    Space Marine please!

    Comment posted on 02/04/2012 at 13:13.
  3. wonkey-willy
    Member
    Since: Jan 2010

    love filmed this and gotta say it was boring.
    you could see where ubi were trying to take the series but really just didnt impress me enough.

    Comment posted on 02/04/2012 at 13:14.
  4. colmshan1990
    Member
    Since: Apr 2009

    Do Journey. It strikes me as a very love/hate game.
    Can’t be too many in between.

    Comment posted on 02/04/2012 at 13:46.
    • BadBoyBoogie
      Let There Be Rock
      Since: Mar 2009

      Seconded!! I still can’t make my mind up about whether to get Journey or not, so I’d certainly be interested in a future WeView for it.

      Comment posted on 02/04/2012 at 15:34.
    • jikomanzoku
      Member
      Since: Jan 2010

      Great suggestion Colm. It will make for an interesting read.

      Comment posted on 03/04/2012 at 18:27.
  5. MICKY17
    Member
    Since: Dec 2008

    I really hope Ubi are back on form for AC3, as ACR was a bitter disappointment. Has there been a Mass Effect 3 WeView yet or is it too soon?

    Comment posted on 02/04/2012 at 13:47.
  6. alpherah
    Member
    Since: Feb 2011

    Loved AC:R, second fave over AC:B, although I appear to be an oddity as most prefer AC:2 it seems.

    Comment posted on 02/04/2012 at 13:55.
  7. stueeeee
    Member
    Since: Jun 2009

    a GTA 4 one yet? if anyone can remember it…or inFamous 2?

    Comment posted on 02/04/2012 at 14:10.
  8. cc_star
    Team TSA: Writer
    Since: Forever

    Rented it, but wish I’d caught the ebola virus instead.

    The worst loading screen & unskippable cutscene, sorry errm game I’ve ever played

    Comment posted on 02/04/2012 at 14:16.
  9. cam_manutd
    Member
    Since: May 2010

    Final Fantasy 7 :)

    Comment posted on 02/04/2012 at 15:23.
  10. Origami Killer
    Member
    Since: May 2010

    Still yet to get this. From the verdict Im waiting for a serious price drop until i do get it.

    Comment posted on 02/04/2012 at 17:15.
    • Mickey2010
      Member
      Since: Jan 2010

      I could only play for an hour or two mate! the worst of the series for me even the first outing is better in my opiion.

      Comment posted on 02/04/2012 at 18:16.
      • politicalanimal
        Member
        Since: Mar 2012

        not a patch on 2 or Brotherhood

        Comment posted on 02/04/2012 at 20:09.
      • Origami Killer
        Member
        Since: May 2010

        Not good news :/ Only want it for the story of which I dont know what happens yet, so if anyone wants to PM me the story of revelations ill give it a miss lol.

        Comment posted on 02/04/2012 at 20:13.
    • Nate
      Member
      Since: Apr 2010

      Once AC3 is released it should drop down to around the £10 mark and it is easily worth that tbh. While not as good as the last few, which have been stellar, it is still a worth play if you enjoyed the others. The production values do feel a bit lower and more rushed unfortunately, and I think that is a lot of the problem.

      Comment posted on 02/04/2012 at 21:44.
      • Origami Killer
        Member
        Since: May 2010

        Maybe Ill take the plunge then, cant go wrong with a tenner.

        Comment posted on 02/04/2012 at 22:38.
      • Origami Killer
        Member
        Since: May 2010

        I meant then as in october btw

        Comment posted on 02/04/2012 at 22:39.
      • Mickey2010
        Member
        Since: Jan 2010

        May drop before then! £14.99 in my local gamestation yesterday pre-owned but the MP is nothing to write home about!

        Comment posted on 03/04/2012 at 01:59.