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Assassin's Creed 3 Reviews


Dee Yun Dee Yun: (contact-deleteme[at]-deleteme-direman [dot] com) 2012-12-20 08:45:15

Assassin's Creed 3 Reviews


Those first two captions are from actual AC3 reviews. They must've gotten a different game than me.

I'm not saying it's a BAD game. Using the Dire standard, it's solidly a Rank B game. It's enjoyable if you don't mind the flaws, of which there are several:

It has persistent technical issues. The game structure gives you way too much busywork that has no bearing on the central plot or themes. The story within a story narrative that started off so intriguingly has leaped completely off the rails; it reminds me of Lost when the writers had zero idea where they were going.

But these game reviewers would have you believe that it's a masterpiece. The second snippet I excerpted in the comic was from a review that broke the embargo date; perhaps it was trying to draw traffic. The other reviewer must have extremely low standards regarding storytelling.

That third line, is of course mine. I felt left out of the hyperbolic cream fest, and wanted to participate.

Assassin's Creed 3 is worth playing as long as you temper your expectations. Given the anticipation followed by the furor of accolades slathered on it by the press, it turned out to be my SINGLE MOST DISAPPOINTING GAMING EXPERIENCE of the entire year.

David Vargas David Vargas: (dave-deleteme[at]-deleteme-squishycomics [dot] com) 2012-12-20 14:52:54

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