Revolution is a theme that is touched upon very often in Assassins Creed 3. It echoes not only in the games setting, which is the American Revolution, but also because the gameplay keeps so many elements of the previous games, yet introduces so much more that the entire game feels like it’s a revolution by itself. Assassins Creed 3 is climactic final game in the critically acclaimed Assassins Creed Franchise. The basic premise of the series is about the main character Desmond Miles who is kidnapped by the billion-dollar corporation Abstergo Industries and is forced by them to use a strange little machine known as the Animus. The Animus allows any human being to access their ancestor’s memories by using their DNA. Abstergo is revealed to be the remnants of an old historical group called the Knights Templar. The Templars force Desmond to relive the memories of his Assassin ancestors Altair, an assassin from the 1100s and Ezio another assassin from the 1400s in order for them to find the Pieces of Eden. The Pieces of Eden are legendary artifacts that are powerful enough to control human minds. It is eventually revealed to Desmond through his ancestor Ezio that the world ended once before killing nearly all of humanity and that it would happen again in 2012 unless Desmond finds a way to stop it.
In order to find a way to save the world, Desmond must go back in the animus one more time. He goes back to the time period of the revolutionary war by relieving his new ancestor Connor. Connor is half Native-American and half–British. When his village his threatened by Englishmen expanding their territory, Connor becomes an Assassin to protect his people no matter what. The story of Assassins Creed 3 is one of the many highlights of the game as you experience the birth of our country from The Boston Tea Party, and to the Battle of Bunker Hill. It’s never been more fun to experience history than through Assassins Creed 3.
Though the story in Assassins Creed 3 is one of the best in video games, It is easily overshadowed by the excellent gameplay. As Connor you are free to explore colonial era Boston, New York, and the forest surrounding both of them. The world is full of things to do. You can hunt animals, stop executions, build a village, and you can even sail a boat and engage in naval combat against other ships. Since Connor is trained in the art of Free-Running, Connor can scale buildings and trees and jump between them with ease. The combat is my personal favorite part of the game. It is just so awesome to see Connor mow through lines of redcoats like nothing. Assassins Creed 3’s graphics look absolutely stunning. This is probably one of the best looking games on consoles today. The controls from the previous games have been revamped and now the game controls as smooth as butter once you get used to it. The games opening sequence in a London opera house demonstrate the beautiful graphics and the advancements in technology from the previous title.
Assassins Creed 3 isn’t just an ambitious game. It is a revolution for the entire series. It somehow manages to improve the foundations of the gameplay, but also manages to add innovate by adding new brand new gameplay elements to that are equally as fun as all the other things that you can do in this game. There is so much content in this game that it is more than worth your money. Assassins Creed 3 is without a doubt the best game in the series, and my favorite game of the year.
My score is 5 out of 5 stars.