Assassin's Creed 3 Video Game Review
This is my disclaimer of a spoiler alert. If you haven’t played Assassin’s Creed 3 or Assassin’s Creed 2 then please don’t continue reading, I may ruin the story for you.
Connor is the result of a Templar and Native American sexual encounter. He isn’t the first product of sleeping with the enemy. If you remember the Altair story, then you know he sexed up a Templar woman which resulted in an offspring. I was honestly a little nauseated by the Templar and Native American union in AC3 but maybe that’s just me. The result was a pretty awesome cat, so I’ll forgive the writers for that indiscretion.
I have loved all the Assassin’s Creed games but I can honestly say that this one has been my favorite so far. There are things that I love about Assassin’s Creed 3 and there are some things that I like. So here we go. For starters, I would have liked more Connor and less Haytham. I almost gagged when I won the “How do you like them apples?” trophy. Charles Lee is now a what?
The combat system has drastically improved on all these games since the first AC game was released in 2007 (it seems like it’s been longer than that). The fact that you now use two hands, your head and feet in combat makes all the difference in the world. Playing this game gives me a greater appreciation of what people must have gone through when they first settled here from across the pond (the Atlantic Ocean).
I love the hunting, gathering and crafting aspects too. It helps make it all more believable and adds depth to the story. I also love the fact that you are now rewarded for certain accomplishments at maximum notoriety. It took some effort for me to receive the Jaeger Bomb trophy, but I finally got it done and now I don’t think twice when my notoriety elevates. I have actually elevated my notoriety in the frontier to the maximum and the Jaegers came out there too. I didn’t even think that was possible but it happened, and this was after I have already completed the main story.
I love the fact that Ubisoft pays homage to the Assassins that came before Connor by giving us the opportunity to earn Ezio’s and Altair’s outfits. Either money seems to be more difficult to earn or things are more expensive in this game than they were in AC2. I rolled the credits long ago but have yet to purchase everything that’s available to me. Another plus of this game versus AC2 is the collectible maps. I have like one to two feathers left to collect in Assassin’s Creed 2, and I know I will never find them.
A note to all who have yet to start AC3 or are still in the early stages, start crafting as soon as possible. There are weapons and ammunition pouch upgrades that can be crafted and will really come in handy. The one I really like is the second pistol holster which can be crafted. Make sure to equip the double barrel pistol once you craft the second pistol holster. Doing so will allot you 4 shots before reloading, Nice!
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So where do we go now that Desmond is dead? Who are we going to enter the animus through? Are we going to get a back story on Haytham? I for one am a little curious as to how a Templar got eagle vision and a hidden blade, or was that simply an effect to make players believe we were guiding an assassin. Is there going to be an Assassin’s Creed 4 and how are we going to get more time with Connor? I believe it's pretty clear that AC3 was going to be our only encounter with Connor. We still have a couple of wars left to look through, such as the War of 1812 and the Civil War. I am led to believe that the Civil War will be era in which another game is rooted, simply because we have the ability to craft an Abraham Lincoln sword in Assassins Creed 3 (foreshadowing?).
Obviously Connor won’t be the assassin in that story because he will be too old. Perhaps Connor’s son or grandson or one of the assassins in the guild will have children to carry on the legacy. There’s certainly no shortage of possibilities. The timeline we’re on seems to have been accelerated and there are a lot of missing years between Ezio, Altair and Connor. If the timeline accelerates too fast then we’ll be equipping machine guns in our repertoire of weapons which would be too unbelievable.
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