Quick Thoughts: Assassin’s Creed III Main Game And Liberation

Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed franchise has been weaving a complex and history changing story that just seems to grip so many people that no matter how many complaints you might hear from people about the gameplay or whatnot, they all line up on launch day. It’s an alluring series and everytime we get a new character we play as, we jump on it. Assassin’s Creed II did so well thanks to not only the change in scenery but also thanks to Ezio. Assassin’s Creed III is going to do amazing thanks to Connor. Liberation? It should be the same.

We’re knee deep into these games for review but we felt that we should let you in on where we’re headed in terms of our opinions. Both games are more than worth a look at with buyers. While I’m sure no one doubted that with AC3, Liberation deserves some looks, too. Let’s check them both out.

Assassin’s Creed III

Assassin’s Creed III is an ambitious story. It tells not just one story, but three. Across two games the secret history of America’s revolution comes to light. So far, it’s been pretty interesting on all three fronts.

The main game is doing more than its fair share of keeping me interested. I’ve read online that some people are getting disenchanted or bored with it due to the beginning. I’ll fill you in that the first 5 sequences are not what you may expect. If you haven’t found out yet due to keeping away from spoilers or not picking up your copy yet, be prepared for a surprise in how this game starts up. To be honest, I found it to be pretty awesome. If you’re a fan of the Assassin’s Creed story so far, you’ll really enjoy what Ubisoft did here.

Aside from that, the game has no issues picking up at sequence 6 and beyond. Assassin’s Creed III is no doubt the best game in the series in terms of quality, gameplay, and content. The colonies and frontier serve as a great game world and one that Ubisoft put much love into.

This review will be done by Cassidee but I had to chime in here with a Quick Thought to say that so far I’m having the most fun I’ve ever had in an Assassin’s Creed game. Take that as you may.


Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation

This is a side story that occurs around the same time as Connor’s. Aveline’s story here is very interesting as we are not playing through Desmond’s experience in the Animus. This is some random Joe Shmoe who bought a historic figure’s experience and that person just so happens to be part of the Assassin order. You’ll see Abstergo propaganda during the game which is a great addition to the game that shows you the approach this company takes regarding history.

Does that all mean that Aveline’s story isn’t important? Well, not exactly. It won’t ruin your perception of the Assassin’s Creed storyline or make you not experience the full AC3 storyline since Desmond isn’t in it. However, Connor does make an appearance in Liberation and that at least acknowledges that Aveline’s adventure and mission is a part of this lore.

I wouldn’t play it for just the story, however. Liberation is a full Assassin’s Creed experience on a mobile device. Ubisoft did a great job in translating the kind of features, game world, and content we are used to seeing on the consoles and having them all on the Vita. I’ve read reports of game breaking lag but I have yet to have any issues. The game will slow down a tad in parts, namely when flying about the city’s ledges and building faces and facing over ten enemies at once but never anything that made the game unplayable in any sense.

I will be reviewing this game soon but I’ll tell you now that if you’ve been waiting for a Vita adventure after Uncharted: Golden Abyss, you should look towards Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation.