The Time Machine: Where Assassin’s Creed 3 Went Wrong


The following article is massively out of date.

It’s a big ol’ rant I wrote well over a year ago on Assassin’s Creed 3, fresh off the back of having finished it. Despite having spent quite a lot of time on it, the half-finished article has been my drafts box for ages, mostly because finishing it would’ve involved going back to play more of the game, and I’d had quite enough of that.

Recently, though, I’ve been playing a lot of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag which is, thankfully, really quite good. I then remembered that I’d written a good thousand words or so on how much I’d disliked AC3, and didn’t want them to go to waste. So, before I write up my thoughts on AC4, here are those ancient words, tidied up and made all presentable like those Christmas decorations you’ve been using for a few years too many.

Get ready to party moan like it’s 2012!

Cue wibbly time-travel effects…

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The Xbox 180, And Five Reasons Why It Doesn’t Matter

XboxOneI’m afraid I can’t take credit for that title – it was all over the Internet well before I got around to writing this piece. But it’s true – Microsoft has pulled a full reversal of pretty much all of their most hated policies regarding the Xbox One. Gone is the requirement to check in once every 24 hours. Gone is the fee for playing used games. Gone is the region locking, which would’ve meant that the Witcher 3 devs couldn’t even play their own game in their home country of Poland.

So everything is fine now, right? The Xbox One is just another console now, not really that different from the PS4, right?

Not quite.
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