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Assassin’s Creed III: Commander of the Seas

Assassin’s Creed III: Commander of the Seas


Assassin’s Creed III: Commander of the Seas

Assassin’s Creed III is a lovely title in many ways, but for me, there is one thing that stood out the most. It’s great to see Boston and to jump from rooftop to rooftop in New York, heck, it’s even fun to hunt in Assassin’s Creed III. However, there is nothing I’d rather do more than command my own vessel and take to the seas. Being able to control a sailing ship and engage in battle throughout the Atlantic is amazing, and it looks amazing as well.

Never, have I had so much fun with something that is pretty much a side part of the game. These are side missions that you get to play and they are so incredibly entertaining. The missions can feel fairly easy and simple at first, but once you get further along, you’ll come across bigger enemy boats with more fire power and you’ll have to be way more strategic in executing your maneuvers. Also, before you head out on missions, should you have enough money, you’ll be able to purchase upgradable parts for your ship. This will certainly help when dealing with the enemy with an insane amount of fire power. The videos below will give you a perfect example of some of that fire power those enemy boats can pack.

Another thing that makes these missions a lot of fun is engaging in battle in the midst of a huge storm. This increases the chance of miss-firing shots or just having them go straight into the side of a wave. Also, during battle, as you will see in the video below, you have to be aware of your surroundings. If a rogue wave is forming and coming at you, you will need to turn into it; otherwise it will swallow you up and cause a lot of damage. It was an incredible challenge the first time I dealt with those high powered enemy ships. I’ve had tough challenges before, losing too many friendly ships, but this was the first time I kept experiencing ‘game over’ as I dealt with the higher powered enemy ships and an occasional rogue wave at the same time.

The controls are not overly complicated when it comes to handling your ship – it’s very simple actually, but the execution of the gameplay is addictive and fun. It ends up being very challenging and oh, so much fun, especially when sailing into a huge storm. This is something that I would actually love to see more content for in the future. The battles are engaging and entertaining, whether you are dealing with clear open waters or stormy seas with rogue waves. I love pulling up directly beside an enemy ship, firing my weapons, and witnessing the huge explosions. Heck, it’s even fun to ram your ship into another… whatever it takes to win on the open seas!

Here are a few more videos during my time out at sea. How many of you have sailed your way into this aspect of the game? Do you like it as much as I do? Let me know with a comment below!

Assassin’s Creed III – Ship Battle: Ramming An Enemy Boat (Gameplay Video)

Assassin’s Creed III – Ship Battle: When Two Ships Collide (The Giant and The Storm Gameplay Video)

Assassin’s Creed III – Ship Battle (Blistering Dawn Gameplay Video)

Assassin’s Creed III – Ship Battle (The Sea Wolves Gameplay Video)

Andrew Stevens Andrew Stevens is a Guest Editor at FanBolt for Gaming and Technology. He has over 8 years of experience working within the gaming industry which includes time at Bethesda Softworks. His unique view of the industry and passion for gaming can be found within each one of his editorials. Andrew also loves PC gaming and enjoys tinkering with new hardware. He also can’t get enough speed when it comes to racing games and doesn’t mind navigating through swarms of bullets in any shmup. He considers Rez as the greatest game ever. Andrew's opinions are his own and do not reflect the opinions of his place of employment.


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