Joined: Dec 2009
December 25, 2011 11:16:18 PM
I can't believe I have to talk down about a series that I love to death... but I have to say... Assassin's Creed: Revelations. Talk about a total letdown...
First of all, the story was almost near-nonexistant in this one.
All I knew was that I was searching for the five Masyaf Keys to open Altair's Library, and that Desmond was trapped inside the Animus. Even though ALL of the AC games have slightly unsatisfying endings, but Revelations BY FAR had the most unsatisfying ending out of ALL of the games. Plus, Ubisoft was playing Musical Antagonists, which is one thing I hate to death about ANY manga, anime, or video game. Just when you though that one antagonist WAS the main one, they flip a trump card and show another antagonist. And, as per usual, Desmond is brushed off to the side as if he has no point in the story of Assassin's Creed, even though he's supposedly "the chosen one" out of all of the modern Assassins. Don't get me wrong, Ezio is an amazing character, but can we PLEASE focus on the whole "Abstergo is trying to cause the end of the world" story in 2012? I'd like to hear more about that, rather than Ezio's final, yet lackluster experiences in Constantinople. Also, the whole "Assassin Den" tower defense game is just awful and way too difficult, as well as it just serving a purpose as a filler for the story.
Second, The voice acting was quite mediocre this time around. Ezio's love interest, Sofia Sartor, has a horrible lack of ability to emote whenever it's actually NEEDED. Prince Suleiman's voice is so ungodly boring that I sometimes find myself nodding off to sleep.
Third, the Multiplayer, while slightly improved gameplay-wise from its Brotherhood counterpart, is utterly broken and unplayable to those who want to play stealthily, which is the CORRECT way to play. As per usual, Ubisoft actually indirectly encourages noobtubing tactics such as Rushing (Continually sprinting to kill targets and evade pursuers. Gains barely any points.) and Roofing (Running around above ground level to gain Aerial and Acrobatic kills.) by way of the new Reverse Detection Meter, which is a complete opposite to Brotherhood's Detection Meter. If you wish to play stealthily, good luck winning. As soon as your target gets notices any suspicious activity from ANYONE, they will instantly sprint away, forcing you to either drop the contract, or chase them down and sacrifice an Incognito or Silent bonus that would get you a pretty good kill. Also, defending yourself is nigh impossible, as the two best defensive abilities, Smoke Bomb and Mute, are utterly broken and unusable. I've had hundreds of pursuers walk directly through my Mutes and Bombs, and then swiftly kill me with a free Incognito bonus that they should not deserve.
Now, I'm sure people are going to disagree with me on most of these complaints, but for me, AC:R has earned a 4/10 from me, and is by far the worst game out of the series.
"We are ancient, forgotten warriors in a modern world."- Ben Yoshira, protagonist of my KH fanfiction, Twilight's Call.
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