Posted: March 23
The problems exist in this game that exist in most Ubisoft games because they are the undisputed masters of bad PC ports. This had really bad performance when it first came out and they did a little work on it and now it runs fine, but surely not on max settings. A couple of the settings can't be maxed or else the problems skyrocket because it is still somewhat of a unoptimized/poorly programmed mess. The controls are not great either. My guy very often will parkour up, over, onto or around things that I do not want him to, and the movement is not programmed well. Just to name a couple, once I strangled a guy near the edge of a plank on a ship and my guy just kept automatically slightly moving forward after the strangle and did a weird glitch bounce right off the plank and fell far down into the water. I killed a guy another time and still got detected because my guy automatically dragged him into the open while strangling him. These are just a very, very few examples of the underwhelming control scheme this game offers. But it does not detract too badly from the gameplay and this game mostly is a really fun experience.
AC games are pretty fun. My favs being this, IV and Revelations. This has slightly better controls and combat than Revelations. For running/climbing you just hold right button on the controller and run and he automatically parkours around like a champ. In combat you don't have to hold right button to be in combat stance, in Revelations you did. The two things I miss that were in Revelations were territory control mini battles and being able to buy buildings. Neither very important, but fun. 3 makes up for that by putting in naval ship combat and holy crap is it fun. So awesome and spectacular looking to be fighting ship battles like something right out of a movie. The highlight of AC3 though are the melee combat kill moves. Very cool and there are lots of different kill animations. Oh and the game has awesome graphics, some of the best.
The ending completely sucks. All this work for such a garbage ending? Thanks! When the game ends after a ♥♥♥♥ bag of an ending, the credits roll and last over twenty minutes and are unskippable. This is unacceptable and uncalled for and Ubisoft should know better because nobody gives a ♥♥♥♥ about or will remember specific names of people that worked on the game. After the credits, it gives you the option to play more in the epilogue. It tells me about some pivots and how to triangulate them but gives no other information so I am not sure why I am doing what I am doing. It was just overwhelmingly boring so I just quit.
Ubisoft usually can't port games from console worth a f--k, but this was ported much better than AC4 was more recently. That was a ♥♥♥♥ing disaster that had performance problems up the ♥♥♥ for tons of ppl. Assassin's Creed games are some of the most fun games ever made and 3 is my second fav AC game so far behind 4 which is even better. 8/10