Spanning the time period of the American Revolution between the years 1753 to 1783, Assassin’s Creed III should now have all what it takes to be one of the most successful games of 2012.
For those who aren’t familiar with the Assassin’s Creed series, here is a quick summary: The Assassin’s Creed series is action-adventure / historical fiction / stealth video game in an open world where you play Assassins. Usually, you’re completing assassination of public figures within the game. The games are presented in third-person perspective and there is heavy emphasis of stealth and jaw-dropping parkour-style moves… and killing of course.
Earlier Assassin’s Creed games have received more than decent reviews and now that the developer has decided to give the series another go, here are few things to anticipate in Assassin’s Creed III:
The main character.
While we don’t have too much details of the main protagonist, we do know that the main character is named Connor and he has both British and Native American heritage. His mother being Native American and his father English.
We also know that Connor’s story is not like Ezio’s tale of revenge. Connor’s is all about justice. One detail about Connor’s past is that his town was burnt down when he was young, but who did that is not known.
It is always a good thing when characters have fleshed out storylines. We shall see how well Connor carries this burden.
Faithfull to the game’s theme, you will also carry native American Tomahawk.
In addition to regular stealthy weapons such as the classic Assassin’s hidden blade and bow and arrows, Connor has dual pistols that are really considered weapons that make some noise. In addition to those, muskets are also usable and so are the smoke bombs that can be used to flee crowds. You can also drop money, but we were talking about weapons here.
Faithfull to the game’s theme, you will also carry native American Tomahawk. We all know that Tomahawk = awesome. Right?
Details of the world.
In Assassin’s Creed 3, the world is split into three areas: Boston, New York and the Frontier. A big part of the game is set in the Frontier region which is the forest area of the game and it is said to be about 1.5x the size of Rome from Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood.
you will also get to meet famous names such as Benjamin Franklin or George Washington
Here, the details matter. They especially matter in an open world game such as this. In Assassin’s Creed III, you will encounter multiple types of animals, including different kind of dogs, bears, deer and wolves. Bushes can be used to do the sneaky stuff.
The latest addition to the game has been the sea, or ,more specifically, The Caribbean. In Assassin’s Creed III you can control the big ships and participate in good old sea fights.
In addition to outdoor forestry regions and sea battles, you will also get to meet famous names such as Benjamin Franklin or George Washington and you’ll be seeing events such as siege of New York, which is always fun. I think.
I’m not sure about you, but weather effects have always been important to me in games. I’ve seen many perfectly good games ruin the atmosphere with poor renditions of rain or water.
Assassin’s Creed III promises a good amount of weather effects. There is a weather system which features snow, rain and the sun. So we can expect to see piles of snow that replace carts during the winter periods. We’ll see footprints, blood, and stuff like that in the snow as well. It is said that winter and summer periods in the game make a big difference.
The weather in this case, ice, will also limit the moves that are available in combat. Oh, and did I mention that muskets won’t work in the rain.
Cross-link benefits with Assassin’s Creed: Liberation
Now that E3 confirmed Assassin’s Creed 3: Liberation, an Assassin’s Creed title for the PlayStation Vita, we’re eager to see how AC3 and AC3: Liberation work together. By cross-linking VITA and PS3, Assassin’s Creed players will receive unlocks, but it remains to be seen what other features will be present. PS3 owners will also receive some exclusive content, but we don’t know what.
By now, despite its no. 3 in the title, the Assassin’s Creed series has now matured enough to bring the best out of the series. If Ubisoft will fix the ‘flaws’ that were present in the previous games, then Assassin’s Creed III is a game that should not be missed. Now, take a look at these pictures.