Assassin’s Creed Revelations Review
Assassin’s Creed Revelations instantly gets you interested and back into the series as you begin your way through the game. It has a beautiful presentation as it provides you with a great surrounding area and beautiful graphics to go along with it. There are a lot of wonderfully done cut-scenes, and some wonderful visuals that include slow motion kill cams as well. They do a great job at capturing that atmosphere and allowing you to really experience the setting of the game. The story is quite interesting and attention grabbing too.
The gameplay in Assassin’s Creed continues to be an art in how to perform and maneuver correctly. It’s not the easiest, and you will have moments of frustration as you get past your own personal learning curve for the controls. They work pretty well once you get them down, and you can really begin to feel like the Assassin that you are playing. There are a great deal of moves you can make and action steps to take. The combat can really be a very cool experience if you learn how it’s played. You will need to be patient, and take this game at a slow pace to really get the best out of what it is you are doing although you don’t technically have to play it that way.
The combat was always something that gave me issues though as I always seemed to struggle with changing my targets and moving towards them after getting myself engaged. If you get yourself in a jam and you are trying to fight off a few guards – then it can end up becoming a little tricky and not the smoothest of combats. I had my moments of impatience and got in a pretty good fight with a group of guards where it became a difficult to get my character to do what I wanted him to. Again, patience and learning the controls will absolutely be key in this game for you to fully enjoy what it has to offer. I had less and less issues once I got myself further into the game and played it more patiently.
You will be given some new features to play with as well in this version which includes a hook blade. The hook blade allows for even more fun exploring as well as additional maneuvers you can perform on people. One of the fun things is being able to hook on to a rope and glide down it from one building to another. Another new feature is bomb crafting which you will be able to use in different ways including causing distractions for yourself.
Online multiplayer is another nice feature in Assassin’s Creed Revelations. It’s set up with a number of random game modes and maps to partake in. After completing a game, it’ll allow you to vote between 3 random maps and gametypes to play in. Gametypes range but the most popular seemed to be regular deathmatch.
Deathmatch online isn’t all about getting the most kills though, as most of the time each player ends up having a similar kill/death ratio. However, the main goal to deathmatch is to perform your assassinations to perfection. You will be given a random target of another player in which you will need to hunt down and assassinate. You could just run around and jump the roof tops to head straight to them and try to kill them. However it makes you visible to your attacker and the person you are hunting down. If you are still successful at assassinating your target, you will only get a few points for poor execution. However, if you hide in with the crowds and slowly make your way around and sneak up on your target, you will then be rewarded with a great deal of more points. Thus, two people could finish a match with both 5 kills and 5 deaths, yet one player could finish with far more points than the other because they played the way the game is meant to be played and slowly hunted down their target.
Online has a good deal of features away from its gameplay including a leveling system and accolades system. You will also be able to unlock new perks for your character to do as you level up giving you a far better way to get around like a true assassin. There are quite a few interesting aspects to playing online that makes it very enjoyable. However, I still see myself getting tired of the online play rather quickly. That’s just me though and my view from playing it online. It’s still a wonderful feature to have in the game and adds additional fun.
Assassin’s Creed Revelations is another must own game for those who liked the previous titles, and those who have an interest in this title and its gameplay. Definitely pick this title up and start climbing your way to the top. But do remember to take it slow and give the controls some time to get use to – unless you’ve played the previous titles, which at that point you will know what to expect. Be ready for a great experience yet again from the Assassin’s Creed series.