A deserving end to one of the finest character's in the gaming world.
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Developer: Ubisoft Montreal
Platform: Xbox 360
Released: November 15, 2011
The visuals for Assassin's Creed: Revelation's are some of the best I have seen in a video game series and from the detail to every single piece of land scape and to every single non-playable-character's and the detail to a much older Ezio just looks superbly done very well and that is just the tip of the iceberg for this game series as a whole ans with every sequel and expansion to this series you get to watch these visuals get a little better as it grows and the cut scene's in this game are just amazing to watch in this game and as they are in every game in the series and the capture to every motion from all the non-playable-character's in the game to make them look like they are their own individual are miraculous to see in this game and the whole series and in this installment of the game you have a new local to explore in the game it is called the animus Island which is a very impressive looking and the fine detail this piece of work that went in to it as you get to explore it from time to time as Desmond and the final part of the visual beauty is when you get to go through the land scape of Musyef as you did way back in the first game as Altair, But the main bulk of this game's local takes place old Istanbul, Turkey or what it was called way back in the day Constantinople and all it district's are just pretty damn breath taking.
Oh and one last thing and at some points in this might come of as to be really glitchy or seem like they are having frame rate issues, don't worry it is kind of part of the game when synchronizing to a new chapter or in this game's case a new memory. So in short for the visual for this game are just great they always are in this series and for this game they just a bit better this time around and they are just superb.
So now for the audio for Assassin's Creed: Revelations is out standing as it always is the series with the great sound that are all around you in the environment to echo's of talking from over the city land scape and at time's it just make's it feel like you are Ezio walking the streets of the old Constantinople and and every sound in this game is just great to hear even when you parachute from a tall land mark or a tall tower you can just the wind go by your hear as you slowly make your descent down on to a roof top or the splash of the water as you jump in to it and the great sounds that your blades make as you assassinate that guard or your target it just make it feel that much more satisfying when you are playing this great game.
Now you got the voice over work in this game and as always it is just as great it was in the last couple of installments in this series and you should find great as well if you have played the other games in the series and you should know how great the voice over is in this game and the other games in the series. The musical score/ Sound track for this game is just magnificent as it always has been in the series just plain amazing and in my mind it just keeps getting better every time and with every installment in the series. So in short for the audio for this game is just plain spectacular as always.
The gameplay for Assassin's Creed: Revelation's is pretty good and with some improvement and some new gadget's to use to make your running along rooftops and escaping guards and more fluent and also this game seems to have gotten a bit harder when taking one some of the other harder guards, but still for people the are familiar to this series it should be cake walk. So some of the new thing you get to have in your arsenal is a hook blade which allows you traverse the city lot more fluently by jumping on to ziplines and even jump from one roof top to another and if you think you can't make in some area in the city you can just tap the be button has you are mid air if you feel you might not make the jump and your hook blade will just grapple on to the ledge of the house or a building and you get to craft all kinds of bombs with bomb crafting and you can make from bombs like cherry bombs that will distract near by guard's so you could get by them and smoke screen bombs that will allow you disappear with no trace or even take out a bunch of guards while in the smoke and you can make bombs that can disorient the guards and even kill them like a regular grenade and for all these bombs that you get to craft they are really fun to use.
The single player has a lot for you to do and explore and even have some new thing to do in the like a mode that is basically a tower defence mode where this mode is new to the game and yes it kind feels out of place for this game but they are optional to do their are like one or two that tie in to the story. So the if you just want to get the story over and done with and I'm sure you will do exploring of the city and if you do ar do not the story should run you about just over 15 hours or so and to go for everything this game has to offer will probably clock you about 30 or so hours to get everything done and maybe less then that. So you get to play through this game Ezio, and when you unlock enough memory chips you unlock some platforming memory puzzle type things as Desmond which is in first person view and kind of feel like a mix between Mirror's Edge and Portal and these can be a little pointless but they tell you more about Desmond's role and who is and what he is about when you go through out the game as Ezio you fave to find (spoiler alert) some hidden keys to unlock a vault and as you find one of these key you get to play as Altair as it entwines both character's together for this finally with Ezio. So in short for this game single player is just pretty awesome to play as Ezio, Altair and even as Desmond even though his part in these game are a little pointless at time's but it was better in this installment, but for this it is a great experience.
The on-line for Assassin's Creed: Revelation's is actually quite better then what I played of it in Brotherhood and in which I was a little turned off by the on-line for the that installment of the series from the little that I've played from it and but with that said I have seem to like like the on-line a little more this time around since they added a great team mode that is in my mind similar to capture the flag and this mode I'm talking about is called chest capture which you have one team that got to defend the chest so the attacking team does not get them and the capturing team can only stun the defending players. So the on-line split up between free-for-all type match's and team objective like the one I just mentioned Chest Capture where I believe it is one of the new mode's, Artifact Assault is where both team's try to capture each other's artifact and which ever team score's the most wins, Manhunt is where yo have one team that try's hunt down the other team as they try to hde from the other team and not get killed and you have Escort where both teams take turns escorting and defending (NPC) V.I.P's.
Now the Free-For-All modes and you have Simple Deathmatch which is it's own mode by itself, Deathmatch, Corruption which is similar to well Halo: Reach's Infection where you have three rounds to either if you are the corrupted player capture all the other players and if you are not the corrupted one you have to try and not get corrupted, then you got Steal the Artifact where you have to hold to a artifact for a long period of time with out giving it up to another player, Wanted where you try and kill your assigned targets and try to avoid being killed by your pursuers and the last mode for you to try is Assassinate which is where you identify and acquire and assassinate your target and as you try to avoid other Templar's. So in short for the on-line for this game is that it had me hooked this time around with some of the modes and it can be pretty addicting to play this game on-line.
The overall for Assassin's Creed: Revelation's is and as it always as awesome as the last game and with every game in the series it seems to be getting better every time. So this game even better visuals, the as the last game, the audio is superb as ever as it always is in this series, The single player is just as great as the last game with some lame and optional moments and the On-line is way more addictive this time around with some great new modes and unlockables. So this game is really worth the dough and if you are into the series you owe it to your self to have this in your collection and for some of other people who love game's you need to at least give this game a try. So great from you guy's at Ubisoft Montreal.
9.5 out of 10