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The following article is massively out of date.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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Assassin’s Creed Sails Again

Edward Kenway in Assassin's Creed 4

Just a quick post here, as it’s fast becoming traditional for me to at least mention every new Assassin’s Creed game. Last week, Ubisoft announced the latest title in the series – Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag.

Or, as Lewie Procter would probably call it, AssBlag.

Today, the hype machine whirred into second gear, with the release of the first trailer. More thoughts after the break, along with the trailer itself.

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Assassin’s Creed: Revelations Trailer

I don’t normally just post trailers, but I think you’ll understand why I posted this one. Make sure you watch in fullscreen HD, if you can:

Assassin’s Creed games really do seem to get cooler and cooler with each iteration. I suspect they may one day become so cool that they form some kind of Coolness Black Hole, utterly destroying the universe.

Righting Some Digital Wrongs – Has Ubisoft Seen The Light?

Earlier this month, Ubisoft announced that the upcoming PC version of Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood will not feature the same DRM system as Assassin’s Creed II.

Yes, of course, this is a good thing – the old system was completely unfair, and drove away a lot of customers, losing many more sales than piracy alone would have done.

But let’s not be too hasty with the celebrations. After all, AC:B will still need to have some form of copy-protection – Ubisoft wouldn’t have it any other way. Can this new system really win back the hearts, minds and, most importantly, wallets of those who didn’t purchase ACII because of the DRM?

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