With Assassin's Creed III finally out for all platforms, it's about time we looked under the hood. Is this game a revolutionary, or just sidenote in videogame history?
It's been a long time since I found myself bubbling with excitement in front of the screen, or my thoughts drifting to a game when I'm going about my everyday business. The kind of experience which warrants that type of reaction, is for me what separates a great game from merely a good one. I was unsure if I'd experience this feeling with Assassin's Creed III; it has some pretty big shoes to fill: After the success of Assassin's Creed II and it's expansions (I say expansions, but they are really full games in their own right), and with the responsibility to wrap up a story five years in the making, there is a lot that could have gone wrong, and plenty of ways to let down a hyped audience. And while it's true that Assassin's Creed III has it's flaws, it has gone beyond my expectations in it's efforts to improve upon it's predecessors. The result is, beyond a doubt, a great game, and I am bubbling in front of the screen once more.