Assassins creed 3: should I buy it?

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#1 Posted by shamguy4 (38 posts) -

I was thinking of buying assassins creed 3, but I have not played since I played assassins creed, the first one.

I was ok with it and I played it through to the end but I found it a bit boring. It was very very repetitive. I felt that while the world was huge, the missions were very small.

You pickpocket, eavesdrop, and kill a few people that are not hard to get to, and then assassinate a main target, then run back to the base. You do this over and over and over till the game ends. I beat it within days. It was a bit stale.

I was hoping I would have to infiltrate a huge building or something that took long and more asassiny-ish and missions that were longer and different.

Is asassins creed 3 the same thing? Or has the gameplay changed?

#3 Posted by shamguy4 (38 posts) -

thanks for the link!

actually... I like when things are not as free, in the link you sent me it says something like this:

"One single mistake can cause to start all over. In a mission, I blew up an armory in a castle and jumped out through the castle walls. But when I was out, the mission started from the beginning. So you are not free to do what you want."

this to me is actually good. It means strategy. Im not crazy about the free do whatever you want.

I think my problem with the first game was the side missions and the main missions were so similar I felt there was no main missions. Just that certain side missions moved the game forward. Im not a lover of side quests. I dont make sure to play every ounce of a game but thats what assassins creed feels like to me...

A game with tons of side missions and running around doing little things to advance it forward.

I need big missions that involve going through many phases. dont get seen or start all over is one of my favorites. (splinter cell)

#4 Posted by GuckuTheKing (1 posts) -
You are free to explore the world, climb the buildings, jump around and other things but you are not that free during the missions. There is a way to complete every mission and game doesn't let you complete them with another way. That's a little annoying for me actually. In this game, side missions make you feel like thay are not relevant to the story but they are fun. Like I said before, don't expect many changes, but I think you'll enjoy it. If you are not sure about playing Assassin's Creed III, I suggest you to wait for Splinter Cell: Blacklist :)
#5 Posted by kaiserdisco (22 posts) -

yeah AC1 is extremely repetitive. Luckily theyve changed the series a lot for the better. I personally think that this is the best one yet and in my personal opinion thinks that it deserves game of the year. Im sure youve no doubt heard that the game contains a significant amount of glitches, and yes it does. However, there is nothing over the top horrible at least that i expierenced. The worst of it is you'll see the occasional person's mouth not move or a deer stuck in a wall.

But back to the question at hand. Yes this game is an absolute must buy. I would highly recommend that you play AC2, brotherhood and revelations first because you will enjoy the game a lot more especially the desmond story. They actually all come in a trilogy set for $40 bucks.

#6 Posted by Saladin__7 (116 posts) -
Before you play Assassin's Creed III, get a copy of the second one. It is quite good.
#7 Posted by cbb1018 (86 posts) -
well me and you are like the exact opposite of each other actually. lolol i have played every AC except for one but i love them all the stories are great and the gameplay is phenomenal and although AC3 has its moments its still one of the best games that came out this year. Im sure if you have $60 to spend you will be making the right choice by picking up AC3.
#8 Posted by cbb1018 (86 posts) -
and i do also recommend buying the other ones first otherwise you wont get the modern-day part of the story.
#9 Posted by assassincool (3 posts) -
if you think ac3 is borin ur wrong! ac3 is one of the most interesting games,me ,my friends and a lot of ppl love it it lacks stealth like in the ezio trilogy but its a fun game to play i suggest you first buy ac2 and acb theyre steatlhy and awesome but after his ac3 should be on ur list!
#10 Posted by Dschadir (98 posts) -

The Desmond (modern) part is what I DON'T like about these games. Here you are minding you're own business, climbing buildings, sneaking up on people, assassinating 'bad' guys somewhere in the past and then you are suddenly looking for power supplies in some warehouse in modern times. It totally breaks the experience for me.

#11 Posted by blackjoann (34 posts) -

I didn't play previous Assassins, but AC3 was great. I really liked it so I can recommend it!

#12 Posted by hyperterric2004 (1 posts) -
I like Assassins Creed 3, however Assassins Creed 2 and its continuing parts (Brotherhood and Revelations) are still my favourites. Ezio's character is just engrossing. Personally I would buy Assassins Creed 2 first before playing Assassins Creed 3.
#14 Posted by CraZkid37 (457 posts) -

The Desmond (modern) part is what I DON'T like about these games. Here you are minding you're own business, climbing buildings, sneaking up on people, assassinating 'bad' guys somewhere in the past and then you are suddenly looking for power supplies in some warehouse in modern times. It totally breaks the experience for me.

Dschadir
The entire point of the series is because of Desmond's story. There can be no experience in the animus without the overall driving story of whats happening modern day. That's part of the beauty of the games. Like others have said, you should really start with Assassins Creed II. You WONT be disappointed. They fixed whatever was seen as wrong in the first, made it better and then added a TON more to make it probably one of the best turnarounds from a developers standpoint. I think it even won an award on here for best comeback or something, didnt it? Regardless, I was a huge fan of the first despite whatever repetitiveness. I didnt mind it at all. But objectively speaking, the 2nd game set the standard for this series. Of course though, following it with Brotherhood and Revelations would be good to go through to keep up with the overall story.
#16 Posted by GameGazersDen (9 posts) -
thanks for posting this. I have asked this question a lot my self
#17 Posted by TheDarkWolf86 (302 posts) -

I was thinking of buying assassins creed 3, but I have not played since I played assassins creed, the first one.

I was ok with it and I played it through to the end but I found it a bit boring. It was very very repetitive. I felt that while the world was huge, the missions were very small.

You pickpocket, eavesdrop, and kill a few people that are not hard to get to, and then assassinate a main target, then run back to the base. You do this over and over and over till the game ends. I beat it within days. It was a bit stale.

I was hoping I would have to infiltrate a huge building or something that took long and more asassiny-ish and missions that were longer and different.

Is asassins creed 3 the same thing? Or has the gameplay changed?

shamguy4

Assassins Creed has changed in certain areas. You still have the side missions and the pickpocket missions, etc. I played a couple of side missions relevent to the main story and moved on. It was a great game don't get me wrong, but it still held the same premise to the repetive nature that was offered in each installment. Now, with that being said... It is still a good story. It does offer a few things the other stories didn't. I personally loved the naval battles! Like every game out there, just be opened minded and stick with the story. You will enjoy the experience. If you focus on side missions and completing every single trophy, you will not enjoy this game!

#18 Posted by wkp63 (15 posts) -

[QUOTE="shamguy4"]

I was thinking of buying assassins creed 3, but I have not played since I played assassins creed, the first one.

I was ok with it and I played it through to the end but I found it a bit boring. It was very very repetitive. I felt that while the world was huge, the missions were very small.

You pickpocket, eavesdrop, and kill a few people that are not hard to get to, and then assassinate a main target, then run back to the base. You do this over and over and over till the game ends. I beat it within days. It was a bit stale.

I was hoping I would have to infiltrate a huge building or something that took long and more asassiny-ish and missions that were longer and different.

Is asassins creed 3 the same thing? Or has the gameplay changed?

TheDarkWolf86

Assassins Creed has changed in certain areas. You still have the side missions and the pickpocket missions, etc. I played a couple of side missions relevent to the main story and moved on. It was a great game don't get me wrong, but it still held the same premise to the repetive nature that was offered in each installment. Now, with that being said... It is still a good story. It does offer a few things the other stories didn't. I personally loved the naval battles! Like every game out there, just be opened minded and stick with the story. You will enjoy the experience. If you focus on side missions and completing every single trophy, you will not enjoy this game!

Thanks for the info.
#19 Posted by ColdSwedishViki (20 posts) -
I haven't finished AC3 yet and I have owned it for over 6 months. Have just played 50% of it. I like the first one, Brotherhood and Revelations more
#20 Posted by NationProtector (1609 posts) -
III is focusing toward Americans so, if you are American, or interested in stretched American history, then yeah, but ACIII. And IV.
#21 Posted by Moddey_Dhoo_Man (4 posts) -
The jump between AC1 and AC2 was more impressive. AC3 was a bit underwhelming.
#22 Posted by rui_macedo8 (1 posts) -
AC2 is the best of them all because is the completly different from the the original, thats my opinion, but AC3 has a stupid main character that damage the all game, but that is a game that is very cheap for the amout of gameplay that offers
#23 Posted by IndiaFoodTour (3 posts) -
If you've played first 2 parts, then the 3rd seems a bit of let down. Don;t know about everyone, but I liked first part the best
#24 Posted by charlesnitrotek (90 posts) -

Yes must buy this game, it's stunning I've finished and now looking for assassin's creed 4 black flag.

#25 Posted by Davidwilliam06 (159 posts) -
Assassin's Creed III received generally positive reviews, with critics praising the visuals, narrative, combat style, hunting mechanics, naval missions and Homestead system, while complaining about the game's glitches and some of the missions' prescriptive layouts. Overall, the games rankings varied between 8-9/10 and was well praised by PC Gamer, the official Xbox magazine and G4 among many others. The PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game had some bugs but these were all fixed along with the release of the PC version in 2012. Assassins Creed 3 being an award winning game, I would personally advise you to go for it, you will most definitely enjoy the experience.
#26 Posted by tchurch95 (86 posts) -
[QUOTE="assassincool"]it lacks stealth like in the ezio trilogy but its a fun game to play i suggest you first buy ac2 and acb theyre steatlhy and awesome

They lack stealth but they're stealthy and awesome.
#27 Posted by Davidwilliam06 (159 posts) -
Hello there! I would suggest, like many before me, that you have a go at the first and second so as to have a better idea of the initial gameplay. Assassin Creed 3 is coming in November, you hence have plenty of time to get tucked into the 2 previous games. You will get an answer to your question once youve done that, trust me. All I can tell you is that its a title that surely adds value to its action/stealth gaming.
#28 Posted by DragonHuntress7 (138 posts) -

yeah AC1 is extremely repetitive. Luckily theyve changed the series a lot for the better. I personally think that this is the best one yet and in my personal opinion thinks that it deserves game of the year. Im sure youve no doubt heard that the game contains a significant amount of glitches, and yes it does. However, there is nothing over the top horrible at least that i expierenced. The worst of it is you'll see the occasional person's mouth not move or a deer stuck in a wall.

But back to the question at hand. Yes this game is an absolute must buy. I would highly recommend that you play AC2, brotherhood and revelations first because you will enjoy the game a lot more especially the desmond story. They actually all come in a trilogy set for $40 bucks.

kaiserdisco

Well said. It is a really great game. 

you should play the previou 2 games or at least catch up on the events in between or might be a bit confused by the desmond/first people stuff.

#29 Posted by DragonHuntress7 (138 posts) -

If you've played first 2 parts, then the 3rd seems a bit of let down. Don;t know about everyone, but I liked first part the bestIndiaFoodTour

The first one was my favourite too. Perhaps just because of my love for the third crusade and getting to meet/kill people of history 8)

#30 Posted by EAssassin (0 posts) -

if you love the story i recommend u to buy all AC games ... i think it's great to play AC3,get through the story and then play AC 4 black flag ! it's gonna be awsome

#32 Posted by Ilovegames1992 (14221 posts) -

AC1 was really good when it came out. AC2 was absolutely brilliant when i first played it. After two interludes in Brotherhood and Revelations by the time AC3 came aruond I really didn't care. I just spent 90% of my time holding RT and up on the left analogue. It was pretty boring. And the ending was dull. 

AC4 will be just as poopy. Although i recently replayed AC2 because it was free on XBL and i don't really know if it holds up well.

#33 Posted by questo1212187 (0 posts) -
I've played ac 3...which should I buy now, ac 2 or ac b ?
#34 Posted by questo1212187 (0 posts) -
nvm, google answered me
#35 Posted by thefreakofk (19 posts) -
Go for it. Its different from other AC series