Assassin’s Creed 3 was another success for Ubisoft as the game featured many of the aspects that fans of the series love but also adds new gameplay as well. One of the largest updates to the game was that of naval combat. The Naval Combat allowed for the player to take control of their own ship and engage in battle with other ships. Something is not yet seen on Assassin’s Creed or any major game series for that matter.
The majority of the game takes place during the American revolution following the main character Connor who is being played in the Animus by Desmond Miles. Connor is of Native American descent on his mother’s side and was raised in his tribe. He is the son of another main character Haytham Kenway. Haytham is a Templar and is an enemy of Connor later on in the Game.
Although the game held up to the high expectation there were a few downfalls. The first major one was the tutorial. Once you get into the animus you play as Haytham for quite some time. It’s a little frustrating to play as the villain when you just want to be an assassin. I believe that time of gameplay could have been used to further Connors Character. The game takes place over several years so there would have been time. The other major complaint I have is the lack of play. It seemed like I was only getting started when I realized that I had already killed half of the targets I needed to finish the game. I loved the game but there just wasn’t enough of it.
Overall the game was superb and kept me interested the whole way through. I look forward to getting to play the next game in the franchise and see where they take it next.