Hey everybody, long time no see. Sorry I haven't blogged much lately, I've mainly been busy with college and life. Just thought I would share my thoughts on Assassin's Creed Revelations, which I just got.
First, some quick impressions. Released a year ago, Revelations is often referred to as the weakest game in the series. After finally playing it in preparation for AC3, I'm going to have to agree. Revelations tries to add what was already started two games ago but most of its additions are rather....."meh". Other than the hook blade, which makes climbing less of a hassel, there wasn't really anything too interesting to write home about. Bombs are cool though, but I rarely used them. Parachuting is pointless, and ziplining is just ok.
The worst additions are the new modes they tried to add. The first being den defense, a mediocre tower defense mini game that feels so out of place and tedious that it's a chore to play. The other are these Desmond sections. It's like a puzzle segment set in a first person. Think Portal only boring and not nearly as fun.
My last complaint is the story; most of it is pretty weak, which is a huge disappointment considering it's the Assassin's Creed games. Desmond's story is once again, kind of boring and not a whole lot happens. The same could be said about Ezio's story only that story kind of has purpose. The best story of all is Altair's as it's the most interesting and the missions are the most fun in the whole game, too bad they're so short. The story is ok, but it just feels like filler.
Still, it's not a bad game. The gameplay is still solid like the last two and Constantinople looks gorgeous. However, it feels like the weakest AC game yet (yes, weaker than the first) and just feels like filler. For my full thoughts, check out my review below:
I'm still pumped about Assassin's Creed 3 coming out tomorrow though. Hopefully if Hurricane Sandy doesn't get in my way, I can play it by this time tomorrow night.