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What have I been missing?!
on 27 January 2013
For the last generation I mainly played the Wii, which obviously had some 3rd Party and graphical issues. Sure I had a 360 however I've only ever used it for GTA IV and The Sims... So, only now I can get 3rd Party games like this on a Nintendo console do I now realize what I've been missing. Assassin's Creed III was like discovering HD gaming for the first time and the story and music has had a significant emotional effect on me. The story mode is absolutely massive and the amount of freedom you get is something I've rarely experienced. The multiplayer is also great on the Wii U and the U-Play features also work well.
Some of the best Wii U specific features are Miiverse (being able to post screenshots and ask for help is great.), touch screen weapon/ item changes (oh and being able to just tap the horse whistle whenever I want rather that having to select it from the menu, use it, then go back to the menu to re-equip a weapon saves a ton of time.) Overall the slightly quicker and refined user interface due to the gamepad makes the game much less frustrating. The fact that I could do this with the gamepad (along with the larger map, which helped stay hidden from enemies many times)actually made me refuse to use gamepad remote play or use the pro controller just because the gamepad makes the experience so much better.
One annoyance however, that straight after I bought it, the game reduced a whole £17 of it's price which is just a crazy amount and I feel quite cheated. However for people who haven't bought it yet, at the reduced price, it is a whole lot more worth it.