There’s a new apache (sorry, couldn’t resist!) on the way for Assassin’s Creed 3, promising to fix a number of the games remaining bugs. It comes as preparation for the history-bending “Tyranny of King George Washington” DLC that’s headed to the console versions of the game next week.
Life just isn’t fair. There are a great number of very real injustices in this world; Metallica losing to Jethro Tull for best heavy metal album at the Grammies; Ben Affleck being snubbed for the Oscars; Bafana Bafana losing to Mali in a penalty shootout and the fact that the Jersey Shore ever existed. It’s time to add another; the rather disappointing Assassin’s Creed 3 has outsold Far Cry 3 by nearly 3-to-1.
Personally, the biggest disappointment of 2012 for me was Assassin’s Creed 3. A game ham-strung by too many ideas, an unlikeable protagonist and an ending that failed to capitalise on five years of hard work. As a game, AC3 was average at the end of the day. But as a core entry into the Assassin’s Creed franchise? It was terrible. Still, the game sold bucket-loads across platforms and much like with previous titles in the series, it’s getting some DLC. DLC that will turn you into Bravestarr.
In an interview featured in the latest issue of OXM, Assassin’s Creed 3’s mission director Phillipe Bergeron detailed how co-operative play was going to be a core mechanic in Assassin’s Creed, until Ubisoft abandoned the concept.
Every year, the fine folks from South Africa’s most prominent video game retailer BTGames host a clearance sale, giving gamers a chance to pick up a host of games, hardware and peripherals for a steal. This year is no different, and the sale kicks off tomorrow. We’ve got the details – but we’re only allowed to share a teeny-tiny bit of what’s to come.
I don’t know why it is, but games, almost universally, seem to have terrible endings. The last few games I’ve completed have all disappointed with their conclusions; ZombiU is a fantastic survival horror with an unparalleled sense of tension – all of which gets pissed away in the final moments. Far Cry 3 is an amazing open-world experience, that builds up to…nothing – and the less we say about Assassin’s Creed 3’s abysmal denouement the better.
We all watched it or experienced it in some way. There was a large countdown clock in the office, ticking down to the time when Geoff would stop drooling on us and get the game. When it arrived he disappeared, hiding in his gaming cave, barely noticing the bits of food we tossed in for him. Then the wailing and gnashing of teeth started. Like for many of us, Geoff was having a hard time adjusting to the disparity between his expectations and the game itself. While it wasn't a rubbish game, it wasn't the pinnacle that he was lusting after, the crowning glory, so to speak. Phallic implications aside, what did Ubisoft achieve with the game on the Wii U?
Multiplayers are dominated by shooters, whether it’s on console or PC. But what makes a great multiplayer? Everything: from latency to good map layouts, potential for league play or pure addiction. This year, we’ve seen some top notch multiplayers release, the best of them being…
I know what you’re all going to say and NO it’s not Far Cry 3 okay! 2012 has delivered a great many nerdgasms with its awesome line-up of visually stunning games and not just on PC (looking at you Master Race). The best looking game award goes to...
The last couple of Assassin’s Creed games were pretty fantastic. that sort of thing has an effect on the perception of quality in future titles bearing the series name. It’s no surprise then that many, many people bought the very latest Assassin’s Creed.
We’re about to make one lucky person’s weekend a little better. It’s time for us to announce the winner of our awesome Assassin’s Creed 3 Master Race Edition competition. That lucky person, who wins a special edition of the game, including a bunch of really slick things from Ubisoft’s secret Ubiworkshop stash. Is it you? IS IT?
I know some of you will hate me for this post, because you’re banking on a low number of entries to ensure your own victory – but tough! We’ve currently got 3 competitions running on the site at this moment. Here are their details
Assassin’s Creed 3 is one hell of an ambitious game; perhaps too ambitious. Despite the purported 3-year development time, it’s quite a bit of a buggy mess. I like the game enough – but perhaps I might’ve liked it more if it wasn’t, in some ways, fundamentally broken. Good news is it’s getting fixed.
We recently gave away a pretty swanky Assassin’s Creed 3 Join or Die bundle to one lucky PS3 gamer. Did you think that we’d forgotten about ye of the glorious master race? Of course not! In fact, we’re giving you guys an even bigger bundle – filled with all sorts of cool stuff from the Ubiworkshop.
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way…”