The Tyranny of King Washington is an episodic single-player downloadable content for Assassin’s Creed III which explores an alternate reality where George Washington has become a dictator that must be overthrown. It’s plot is wholly unique and an admirable stab (pun) at crafting a story that rivals the first game, but does it have all what it takes to prevent that inevitable gaming boredom?
Asssassin’s Creed: Tyranny of King Washington – The Infamy DLC
The Tyranny of King Washington: consists of three planned episodes – The first is Infamy a separate storyline that exists independent of the main campaign. I’ve always been intrigued by the alternate history genre and it’s “What if?” possibilities it provides so I was very pleased to spend a few hours of my time experiencing what would happen if George Washington went mad. Time to boot up the game and accompany Ratohnhaké:ton (Connor) on his hunt for Washington and his lieutenants!
I’m delightfully surprised to see Ubisoft rewriting history rather than simply tweaking it a bit to deliver a few more hours of gameplay.
Unlike the usual white robes you’ve become accustomed to seeing in the main game, you’re now draped in wolf skin and equipped with a bow and a machete. Luckily for you, Connor remembers his previous skillset so you won’t have to re-learn all the things from the main game. Additionally, on your journey you will learn a new power which will allow you become invisible for short periods of time. This is a nice little trick, with its own unique qualities and adds a nice flavor to the DLC.
This new alternate history DLC for Assassin’s Creed 3 is a breath of fresh air compared to what we’ve seen previously and I’m delightfully surprised to see Ubisoft rewriting history rather than simply tweaking it a bit to deliver a few more hours of gameplay. Unfortunately, even though The Infamy DLC is the first part of three planned episodes, it feels quite short. You’ll able to finish the DLC in around three hours.
Should I buy it or not?
With the setting providing such potential, I sure hope that the future episodes provide more gameplay hours because the alternate history based story alone is worth it. If you’re fan of the series and enjoy alternate history genre, then Assassin’s Creed 3: Tyranny of King Washington – The Infamy is worth the money.