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Assassin's Creed: Revelations Review

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tad2008 28th November 2011, 11:11 Quote
I played the first one and found it such a grind that I never went on to play any AC since. A friend had played it and said they had thoroughly enjoyed it and that it was worth playing for the twist at the end, that in itself was hardly revolutionary and most definitely an anti-climax. Playing the assassin role was fun for a while and the graphics and stomach churning height perspective at times made AC bearable to play.

Perhaps my expectations are simply to high but this looks like another game in the series to avoid for me, though others may well enjoy it.
kenco_uk 28th November 2011, 11:32 Quote
I haven't tried the latest outing, but AC2 has certainly been the pinnacle of the series for me so far. I'll be buying this one shortly as I'm interested in how the story pans out.
noizdaemon666 28th November 2011, 12:00 Quote
I've still got Brotherhood to finish. Stop bringing out new games before I finish the old ones!!!!
Journeyer 28th November 2011, 12:40 Quote
I'll be getting this for x-mas I think.
I enjoyed the first three greatly, and am really looking forward to this one.
goldstar0011 28th November 2011, 13:15 Quote
Just started this, I was looking forward to ground breaking changes however it's not BUT I enjoyed the previous games and story and will play this to get the ending (just like am watching the Twilight movies, I just want to see how it ends)

IMO AC2 is a 3 part game hence no major changes, am expecting more from AC3
mikewd 28th November 2011, 14:31 Quote
Storyline was always stupid, plot was always linear and required you to perform menial tasks to progress, missions were always repetitive, but people still bought it and loved it... if they could just improve on these things instead of adding irrelevant mini-games.

And I wish they'd stop with the white markers to say where you go each time. It used to be fun to find that hidden scalable wall or broken fence.
yassarikhan786 28th November 2011, 14:33 Quote
I just completed the first one, so I have a long way to go before I play this.
goldstar0011 28th November 2011, 14:50 Quote
I'm not keen on the first mini game i got to, you place men on roofs and barracade the ground, boring and didnt feel like AC at all
Adnoctum 28th November 2011, 15:01 Quote
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Originally Posted by goldstar0011
...just like am watching the Twilight movies, I just want to see how it ends...

Um...happily?
It is a generic adolescent romantic saga (I'm being factual, and not hating in a trollish manner), and they can only end one way; after facing various trials and tribulations that test their feelings, the central characters pull through with their love strengthened, and end their days in the manner of all princes and princesses - happily ever after.

I've seen the first 20mins of the first movie. During that time I used the "Skip 30sec" button on my PVR remote some ten times, then I used the delete button. I have not socially engaged in discussion of plot points or whether Bella should end up with Edward or [insert the obligatory generic romantic-triangle character foil], nor have I engaged in trolling forums with derogatory twinkly Twilight comments, and beyond a girl arriving at a new school and a pale boy creepily staring at her, I know nothing of plot beyond movie trailers on TV.
So someone shock me to the core and tell me I'm wrong regarding how Twilight ends.
kingred 28th November 2011, 15:08 Quote
Having nearly completed Revelations for me it seems its a step in the wrong direction, with brotherhood being the pinnacle of the series. Being a fan of asscreed I am glad to see how it jumps between the 3 story lines, and only wish the game didn't crash when starting the Desmond sections.
Adnoctum 28th November 2011, 15:08 Quote
On topic again regarding AC games, this is yet another series on my gaming "To Do" list that I never seem to get around to actually doing even though I have AC and AC2 in Steam ("Keep off me Steam Sales, you damned filthy apes!").
I will get around to it, I promise. After I've finished Skyrim...and there is Rage...and I keep forgetting about...
yassarikhan786 28th November 2011, 15:11 Quote
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Originally Posted by Adnoctum
On topic again regarding AC games, this is yet another series on my gaming "To Do" list that I never seem to get around to actually doing even though I have AC and AC2 in Steam ("Keep off me Steam Sales, you damned filthy apes!").
I will get around to it, I promise. After I've finished Skyrim...and there is Rage...and I keep forgetting about...

I'm the same. I took me a couple of months to finish the first AC. It wasn't hard, it was just that I played it like once a week because I got occupied with other games and forgot about it.
Da_Rude_Baboon 28th November 2011, 15:27 Quote
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Originally Posted by tad2008
I played the first one and found it such a grind that I never went on to play any AC since.

Unfortunately the one game you played is far and away the weakest of the series. Once you've done one assassination its just rinse and repeat until the end of the game. AC 2 introduced a lot more elements and much more varied game play and Brotherhood (the best imo) took this even further. I'm replaying AC2 atm and one of the highlights are the assassins tombs, and the crypts in Brotherhood which were huge platforming puzzles much like tomb raider of old. Unfortunately these have been cut from revelations I believe.
ya93sin 28th November 2011, 15:57 Quote
The only issue I ever had with Assassin's Creed was how slow movement is before you fast walk/free run.
I've played Revelations for a bit on a mate's PS3, and I enjoy it, and I definitely can't wait to play it on the PC.
Farting Bob 28th November 2011, 19:31 Quote
This is on my Xmas list for the PC, hopefully someone buys it for me, otherwise a trip into town on boxing day may be in order. Liked the first one (got way to repetitive though), AC2 and brotherhood were great games, liked all the new parts even if it took away from the whole "being a badass assassin" part of the game.
Still enjoy finding a huge crowd of guards and seeing how many of them i can kill before sprinting.
By the end game though its not too troublesome to take on 10 or more as long as there isnt any of those gladiator tough *******s, They laugh at my blocking attempts, but once i found their weakness (attack, kick them in the stomach then hidden blade) they were easier to deal with. Last 2 SP games ive finished on the PC i believe were AC2 and AC2:B.
triprunner 28th November 2011, 19:56 Quote
tried the first one, thought it'd be something along Hitman series set in the medieval times... then you were forced to fight 10 dudes in the middle of the street with 100s of people around... not much an assassin as a insta death fight machine of invicibility... pass
greypilgers 28th November 2011, 20:46 Quote
Interesting. So, if in many ways this differs little from the preceding AC games, what makes this any different in justification of praise or bile than, say, the Modern Warfare series...???
Fishlock 28th November 2011, 21:59 Quote
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Originally Posted by greypilgers
Interesting. So, if in many ways this differs little from the preceding AC games, what makes this any different in justification of praise or bile than, say, the Modern Warfare series...???

Most people have just said how different this is from the first. AC2 adds a little, then brotherhood added more, and Revelations just tops up. The only similarities in the series are Brotherhood and Revelations.

Call of Duty is a massively more successful and popular game than AC, therefore it is going to have a much larger scale of criticism. Plenty of people hate on Call of duty just because it's the 'in' thing to do.
greypilgers 28th November 2011, 23:55 Quote
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Originally Posted by Fishlock
Plenty of people hate on Call of duty just because it's the 'in' thing to do.

I have noticed this. Bandwagons are popular these days.

You speak wise words!

;)
Eiffie 29th November 2011, 22:10 Quote
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Originally Posted by triprunner
tried the first one, thought it'd be something along Hitman series set in the medieval times... then you were forced to fight 10 dudes in the middle of the street with 100s of people around... not much an assassin as a insta death fight machine of invicibility... pass

My thoughts exactly. I was really hoping for something more varied like the hitman series but each assassination pretty much turned out the same and there was never really a reason to be super stealthy when you can kill more people in a minute than solid snake can in a 3 hour video.
greypilgers 29th November 2011, 22:36 Quote
I very much liked the art direction and the story of the games, but found the missions incredibly boring and repetitive. That's not to say these games are isolated in that respect, but for me personally it just didn't quite justify its apparent praise across the markets...
Flexible_Lorry 30th November 2011, 01:10 Quote
Why don't they use the amazing art, architecture, climbing etc... to have a complex simple (yes: complex simple) mission based game where set pieces allow for creative approaches, a la Hitman series and Thief. Tower defense games? puh-lease. That's what my mobile phone is for.
wuyanxu 30th November 2011, 10:54 Quote
Brotherhood has the best addition to the whole AssCreed series: assassin guild, and you can call them to help.

im glad to see Revelation still has it.

to everyone complaining how they cannot do things stealthily. you are not using all your resources. call in assassins or hire people to take out your targets. you can also craft bombs to help. very rarely do you have to engage in open combat when you've got assassins, bombs and people to hire to do dirty work for you.


i guess it's a difficulty curve thing. doing things stealthily (aka Hitman/Thief way) takes a lot of planning and preparation. easy way out is to engage in combat and smash buttons. Assassin's Creed (especially Brotherhood and Revelations, not so much in earlier series) gives the choice of two approaches, if you find yourself always get discovered and engage in open combat, then you are really playing the game on super easy (for brainless console kids) mode.
GregTheRotter 1st December 2011, 22:14 Quote
I guess I'm the only one who wishes they would just END the effing series and stop milking it? It's the same thing every time, a few different weapons, but the same stuff on the whole. Remember how everyone moaned with bioshock 2 being more of the same of bioshock 1? Can't see how people just seem to glaze over the fact that the guys are just milking this cow till it's bone dry and leaving the player with a funny taste in their mouth (sour milk?) that yep, you DON'T get to have an ending to the game that doesnt' make you think you were conned into buying yet another ass creed game. Not saying the games are bad, I enjoyed 2 and 3, but come on, come up with something new or stop making the same game with a different skin?
mikewd 2nd December 2011, 09:58 Quote
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Originally Posted by Da_Rude_Baboon
Unfortunately the one game you played is far and away the weakest of the series. Once you've done one assassination its just rinse and repeat until the end of the game. AC 2 introduced a lot more elements and much more varied game play and Brotherhood (the best imo) took this even further. I'm replaying AC2 atm and one of the highlights are the assassins tombs, and the crypts in Brotherhood which were huge platforming puzzles much like tomb raider of old. Unfortunately these have been cut from revelations I believe.

I know what you mean but I disagree. The key challenges of AC3 and AC2 are identical to those in AC1. You've got to walk around some places, follow some people, climb some things, then kill someone.

All they ever improved was the fighting, the graphics, and the add-ons (AC2 saw more side challenges, AC3 even more).

What I was asking myself in AC3 was, is it worth it? I can complete the game in a couple of days, and when I look back, I never did one single assassins tomb, never used assassin recruits, never bothered buying things, I just followed the exclamation marks and the white markers almost without thinking.

At the end of the day (spoilers) none of these "distractions" have even the slightest bit of meaning with regards to the ending cut-scenes. That's what annoyed me.
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