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Assassin's Creed 3 (Xbox 360)(2CD)

Platform : Xbox 360
4.1 out of 5 stars 488 customer reviews

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  • Platform:   Xbox 360
  • PEGI Rating: Ages 18 and Over Suitable for 18 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 18. By placing an order for this product, you declare that you are 18 years of age or over.
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  • Release Date: 31 Oct. 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (488 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,183 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

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Assassin's Creed III is a third-person Action-Adventure game in which players take on the role of an assassin hunting remnants of the ancient Templar order, hiding in plain site against the backdrop of the American Revolutionary War. The game is the fifth overall release in the Assassin's Creed franchise and the first to include significant use of firearms. Features include: an all new assassin character, a link to the modern Desmond Miles character from earlier games, gameplay spread over decades, naval combat, Native American weapons, new physics, animation and weather systems, and intense multiplayer featuring new characters.

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A Revolution in Assassins

The American Colonies, 1775: A brave young warrior fights to save his homeland. But what begins as a struggle over territory turns into an extraordinary journey that will transform him into a master assassin - one that will forever change the destiny of a newborn nation.

Connor lying in wait for an unsuspecting red coat in Assassin's Creed III
Master a new assassin in a story set in the American Revolutionary War.
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You are Connor, warrior son of a Native American mother and British father. As the colonies draw closer to revolution, you will dedicate your life to the freedom of your clan, becoming the spark that ignites the revolution into a full blaze. Your crusade will lead you through blood-soaked battlefields and crowded city streets, to the perilous wilderness and stormy seas. You will not only witness history... you will make it. Set against the backdrop of one of the bloodiest Revolutions in world history, prepare to be drawn back into the centuries old battle between the Assassin’s Order and their sworn enemy, the Templars. Unleash lethal new skills and experience a stunningly realistic world created by Anvil Next, a new engine that redefines gaming. Welcome to an entirely new chapter in the Assassin’s Creed saga.

Key Game Features

  • A New Master Assassin - As Connor, a Native American assassin, unleash your predatory instincts to stalk your enemies and devastate them with new weapons including tomahawks, rope darts, firearms and more.
  • Ignite the Fires of Revolution - Fighting from Lexington to Bunker Hill, you are America's first highly trained master assassin. Incite the revolution by working behind the scenes alongside historical icons like George Washington, Benjamin Franklin and more.
  • Explore a Brave New World - Pursue your enemies through massive environments, from bustling city streets to blood-soaked battlefields, and into the far reaches of the American frontier.
  • Stunning New Design - Experience the power of Ubisoft-AnvilNext, the new engine designed for Assassin's Creed III. Revolutionary physics, animation and weather systems deliver unprecedented realism, while a whole new combat system delivers more intense, gut-wrenching battles than ever before.
  • Conquer the Seas - Take command of your own naval warship and send your enemies to a watery grave.
  • Intense Multiplayer - The acclaimed multiplayer system returns with a host of refinements, including all-new characters, maps and modes to deliver the most compelling online experience yet.

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Command of your own warship.
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Move through the trees.
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The good:
- beautifully realised colonial America
- smooth freerunning
- satisfyingly vicious combat
- improved hiding mechanic

The bad:
- patchy control mapping
- unclear freerunning signposts
- awkward combat mapping

The ugly:
- boring protagonist
- contrived plot
- tutorial lasts 3-5 hours - way too long

Let's start with the great things about this game. If you want to stop reading after that, then you haven't got to wade through the numerous negatives to get here.

Improvements are pretty practical, and very welcome. The ability to crouch in long grass/bushes is long overdue, as is the ability to hover at the edge of a wall/surface for a kind of 3rd-person tactical view. Your assassin can also whistle whilst in hiding to distract guards away from key locations, and in general it all feels a bit more tactical than before.

Pre-Independence America is also absolutely gorgeous; wide sunlit roads in Boston, fields of grass glowing in the sunset, the vast, snow-filled frontier. This game looks amazing. Fling yourself from tree to tree (if you're like me, you're singing Monty Python's lumberjack song right now), branch to branch, cliff to cliff, in the most organic freerunning mechanic yet. It's also huge - a big sandbox playground to practice your parkour to your heart's content.

Combat is also satisfyingly visceral and punchy, though not without its flaws. We'll get to those later. In general, when it works, combat is a lot of fun and allows Connor to flow from one enemy to the next as a killing machine. Badassery, pure and simple. And a lot of fun.
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Having previously played and loved the other games in the series, I looked forward to this as a shift from the norm but still keeping what made the others great...and it does this...eventually.

The main issue this game has is the horribly long hand holding tutorials. For anyone who's played the series before, having to play for almost 5 hours before they take off the stabilisers is incredibly tedious and I very nearly gave up as I was quite bored.

However once it lets go, the story comes to life, the action increases and the game becomes a quality entry that is well worth playing. Just keep with it!
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So, here it is folks, after 9 months of waiting since the reveal trailer was released, we finally get to see AC3 in all its glory. We've seen the E3 trailer, we've watched the gameplay, and if you're a true AC fan, you've played all the previous games hoping to see this awesome story come to a head.

So you pick up where we left at the end of Revelations - Desmond an co. outside the Grand Temple. Once inside, Juno makes Desmond relapse into a state where he has to be put back into the animus and relive the life of one of his ancestors - Haythem Kenway. Personally I find Haythem to not be much of a likeable character, but he does have some great lines which make you smile. After recovering a strange key, Haythem is set on a journey to America to find the temple, believing that the key in his posession will unlock its entrance. He helps save some tribes-people that live on the land, hoping that in doing so, they'll return the favour by showing him where the temple is. As you'd have it, one of the tribes-people (Ziio) shows him the entrance, once after Haythem kills an English Commander that is. In doing so, Haythem and Ziio form a strange bond and eventually they fall in love, making way for the ancestor we all wish to see - Connor Kenway!

From the start, you're introduced to the new mechanics of the game, all of which have been completely revamped - the controls for instance, which have changed considerably from previous AC titles. The visuals are absolutely mind-blowing, one thing that caught my eye especially was the open sea. (The water - it actually looks like water!
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Lets start this out honest from the get go, I've been a huge fan of the Assassin's Creed games for a number of years with the original title, starring Altair, being the thing that made me buy an Xbox in the first place. The graphics were gorgous, the gameplay addictive and there was just so much you could do including figuring out which tactics suited your style of play better whilst you were running (or riding) through a landscape that took your breath away.

So when we heard about the second title starring Ezio, I was more than up for the challenge of moving on to Renaissance Italy, they'd increased the landscape, they gave you more abilities and they also worked on giving the player more gameplay with meticulously researched buildings and the ability to swim (you wouldn't believe how many times poor old Altair drowned whilst I was trying to get some of those flags) with steadily increasing options with additions including guilds and building up your finances through shop purchases. It was innovative, it brought a purpose to collecting money and of course tied it all up with a storyline that was hard to let go.

Then we hit the third outing, this time with Connor Kenway, (birth name Ratonhnhaké:ton) taking the player to the American Colonies during the Revolution. This time, a whole new set of skills, a selection of new weapons with the player managing their homestead to earn finances as well as my favourite part of taking to the High Sea's in your own ship, fighting it out with cannon.

Add to this a top notch storyline, a lavish new fighting style backed up with so many choices to make and you know its something epic, but I've yet to mention one thing, the scale. You thought the other games were big?
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