Disappoints me in every way

User Rating: 3 | Assassin's Creed III X360

After Brotherhood, which was just a weak knock-off of Assassin's Creed 2, and Revelations, which was just a mess, I didn't have much hope going forward. I think the yearly cycle clearly rushes these games and the addition of the multiplayer messes everything up. The first two games were so great because all they had to do was focus on delivering a great single player experience. Adding a multiplayer, which isn't even that good, complicates things and divides resources and makes the entire game mediocre IMO. And Assassin's Creed 3 is very much mediocre.

The story starts off interesting enough playing as the father of the main character, Connor, but once you take over as Connor, the game kind of hits a wall. He's a pretty typical character and isn't the kind of person you can rally behind and stay interested in. And neither are his supporting cast of characters, All of which aren't memorable in the slightest. And the story never really takes off once you become Connor, It just kind of stays in the same mundane place from start to finish and it's so disappointing.

And I think a big reason why is that the missions aren't just short but they're the same objective over and over again. No variety, No fun or excitement. It's the same thing repeatedly and it's boring. And it doesn't help that to make up for the short campaign that the game is filled with needless collectables that do nothing for you (aside from getting achievements) and are simply put in there to waste your time on a game that you shouldn't even bother picking up.

Another big thing that annoys me is how inconsistent the platforming is in this game. Yes, It's a lot better than it was in Revelations (which was the worst) but it's still pretty bad. It doesn't feel fluid at all and it's nowhere near as fast paced as it could be. Same goes for the combat. They did nothing to fix the combat, Nothing to make it more interesting to play and that's disappointing to me as well. You have to evolve at some point in order to keep the game fresh and they have yet to evolve this aspect of the game IMO.

Overall: 3/10
Assassin's Creed 3 continues the trend of bad A.C. games. Forgettable characters, Needless collectables and gameplay that is more troublesome than fun. I couldn't even make it 10 hours into this game before giving up on it completely.