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Assassin's Creed: Revelations [PC]





For the first time in this series, a game was not as good as its predecessor.

7.0

Great
Difficulty:
Easy
Time Spent:
10 Hours or Less
The Bottom Line:
"Mixed reactions"

Summary

Revelations was a good edition to the Assassin's Creed story, but was missing good components that made AC2 and Brotherhood entertaining. For Example, going into tombs and lairs to get an outfit/armor was completely left out of Revelations. The only things you could do in Revelations was the main quest/getting Masyaf keys, take out Templar dens, recruit assassins, assigning missions to recruits, and renovate shops. What about the armor-getting adventures, assignments, and Templar lairs? Desmond's story in Revelations lived up to the title of the game, full of revelations. I do think that Altair's story was good in Revelations and came to a satisfying end. Ezio's ending was a bit anti-climatic and disappointing. The best sequence of the game was the final action scene that showed Ezio's true awesomeness.




The singleplayer is on par with the other Assassin Creed titles, but mulitplayer comes into it's own as well.

8.5

Superb
Difficulty:
Just Right
Time Spent:
40 to 100 Hours
The Bottom Line:
"Solid"

Summary

Out of all the enviromental settings in Assassin's Creed, I found this time around to be a bit lacking. I fell in love with Rome and the entire city layout. Constantinople is just too cramped for my tastes, and besides a few spots like the Hagia Sophia there aren't enough landmarks like the Colosseum or other great landmarks. That said, this game is still very enjoyable and fun. The killing moves by Ezio are just drop dead gorgeous, no pun intended. The missions are still great, and almost all of the 100% synchs are possible, unlike in Brotherhood where there were several near impossible ones. Den Defense could've been a good idea, but it just becomes you randomly placing units and hoping that they'll stop the Byzantines. Also, why is the Janissaries never show up during these huge battles and help the Assassin's? I mean, there's a giant freakin' battle in the middle of the street with huge battering rams and Greek fire contraptions? That is a bit...stupid. Also, I don't know if it's a PC problem, but my cutscenes have the problem of the characters saying their words, but then their lips keep on moving, and the noises like sword clanging are in the wrong spots. So, this is still a fun singleplayer, but I like Brotherhood and Assassin's Creed II story wise more.

To be quite honest, I found my money's worth in multiplayer. After years of our gaming industry being suffocated in shooter multiplayer, I can truly say this mp is a breath of fresh air. So unique and innovative, and I have yet to get bored with it. This is one of the few games where you can have a negative k/d and you can still win a match. Also, even if you lose a match you have a great time getting stealthy kills. Smart players who know how to play win this game. You will be at the bottom of the scoreboard if you run around like an idiot, getting only 100 points for your kill.

So, my final take is buy this game. The singleplayer is still fun, and the multiplayer is now one of my favorite games because of the improved matchmaking.






A good game with a great story and great gameplay.

9.0

Editors' Choice
Difficulty:
Just Right
Time Spent:
20 to 40 Hours
The Bottom Line:
"Amazing"

Summary

Assassin's Creed Revelations is a great game. The developers created a good looking city, the monuments were great, there was even a day/night cycle. It was a pleasure to explore Constantinople. The city was smaller than Rome and it would be better if there were more landmarks.

At the beginning I didn't like the story because it was boring. But when I came closer to the end it became awesome, and there were also some sad parts. That was Ezio's story, Desmond's story wasn't fun at all but the good thing is that you can skip his story if you want. Alta´r's story was really good, it revealed many things of his life got revealed.

The gameplay was like the other games, but there were two new additions bombs and the hookblade. The bombs were very useful and I used them a lot. There were types of bombs and you could craft them by yourself. Because of the hookblade you could do a few more moves you can even use it to avoid a fight.

There is a den defense minigame and there is a reason to train assassins to master assassins. The den defense is like a tower defense game. It is very hard and will quickly get boring. Most of the time I tried to avoid doing this minigame. In Brotherhood training your assassins into master assassins didn't have a point. In revelations you can place master assassins in dens so Templars can't conquer the town-district where the den is.

Conclusion:
Some parts of the game are boring like the Desmond part and the den defense. But the game is really worth buying.








Multiplayer saved this game.

8.0

Superb
Difficulty:
Just Right
Time Spent:
40 to 100 Hours
The Bottom Line:
"Great multiplayer"

Summary

Assassins creed revelations is a very 'been there, done that' kinda game. The single player was so similar to the previous that i could not even reach the end to find out how it played out. (I was bored)

If you loved AC2 and ACB then you will love this, there's not much new and there's not much that changes it up too much. If you want to see how the story pans out, then i hear its quite the send off. If you haven't tired of the same gameplay, then you'll be right at home and able to jump straight in. On it's own, it'd get a 6 from me. I'm not saying it's bad, i just think its done its dash.

Moving on..

The mutiplayer on the other hand was well done this time. I wouldn't say it's something that really sucks you in or anything. But many nights i found myself enjoying the mechanics and the multiplayer gameplay. It's nice to see a game where it comes down simply to player skill and patience to win. This is the game to play on nights when you don't have too much time on your hands or you just want to pass some time before work/school or whatever you do. You can play a quick 10-20 minute game and really get sucked into it. Although it doesn't call me back or having me wanting to play or waiting to get home to play.. once i sit down and start, i'm having a whole lot of fun.
It's a difficult to explain, but it's simply a whole lot of plain fun. If you're after a little competition and an exciting way to spend your time. Here it is. Especially if you're familiar with AC but sick of the single player.

I generally find myself playing this in breaks from uni, waiting for my girlfriend to arrive or on down time on MMOs i might be playing. Or hell, if i'm bored **** you know this will change that.

I played less then 10 hours of the single and at least 60 of the multiplayer. My only problem with the multiplayer is that i played it on PC. Seems there is a bigger community on Xbox. But i still always find people to play with relatively quickly and i have fun, so thats all i was asking for.

This has been the most poorly constructed review i've ever written. Sorry about that lol




though not the best of the series(i bet brotherhood was addictive),but it takes the series to a new level,must play!!!!!

9.0

Editors' Choice
Difficulty:
Hard
Time Spent:
10 Hours or Less
The Bottom Line:
"Immersive"

Summary

Ubi soft has done a gr8 job yet again,,but it could not perform another leap of faith with the 4th edition of a legendary series,,,,what i mean is assassins creed 2 was better then 1st,,,n 3rd(brotherhood) than 2nd,,,,,,so what i was expecting was revelations to be better than brotherhood,but it was not as per my experience,,,,,in spite of some good improvements(the 2nd blade that can help to stick to the wall,,,strategic game play,,n my best-playing as both ezio and altair),,,,the game lacked some aura that made it a look a little down to brotherhood,,,,,,,,,,,though overall it was a fine game............
The thing i hated the most was ezio's appearance,,,he was made too old,,,n being one of my fav virtual character,i hated that,,,,esp when they tried to show his affection for sofia,,who was too young for him...........
Overall,i found the game interesting as the climax still draws one to await the sequel that may finally unravel the truth regarding the apple...
The game is a must play Assassins!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
8.0

Superb
8.0
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