Posted: April 21
So, far I have played AC3, AC, AC2 and now AC Revelations. But apart from AC, which was a horrible game, just a next step after Prince of Persia, I think AC Revelations is the weakest point before the Connor's story. I haven't played Brotherhood yet, but I've heard it's the best in Ezio Trilogy.
Don't get me wrong, ACR is a good game, definitely worth the price. The main story is interesting, the combat is smooth, most missions are fun, there are new weapons and tactics, the narrow streets of Constantinopole are perfect for parkour. But the game experience itself just doesn't feel that fresh anymore. I guess, there's just that many AC games that you can play before the excitement starts to fade.
So to sum up the pros and cons...
+ Good main story, but not as good as before or after
+ You are not forced to play as Desmond, if you don't want to, in order to proceed. It's constant Ezio/ Altair experience
+ Combat and camera is working perfectly (it was a big problem in previous parts), so you always jump and land, where you want
+ Narrow streets of Constantinopole are perfect for parkour. You can cross the whole city, without touching the ground. Ziplines are also a nice introduction
+ Some new useful weapons such as bombs, a crossbow and a hook blade. Parachutes are very useful, too
- Income problem is still not fixed. You're short of money in the beginning, and you're millionnaire, when you don't need it anymore
- Only 4 locations (Masyaf, Constantinople, Cappadocia and Maiden Tower)
- Boring side quests (except for Master assasin missions) and grinding challenges. Ultra-boring Desmond sequences, which are basically about Desmond's memories and block building
- Kind of short, compared to other parts
- The game does not introduce all gameplay elements equally well. For example, Mediterranean defense, assasin assignment, assasin promotion, den attack triggers are not explained enough.
I didn't play the MP, but if it's the same as in AC3, I don't even want to try.
My overall rating 7/10.