After many month’s of anticipation,Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed III is finally out on the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. Unfortunately, PC gamers will have to wait until the 22nd of November to get their hands on this one. Assassin’s Creed III continues Desmond Mile’s journey through the Animus as he follows the memories of his ancestors, fighting against the Knight’s Templar in an effort to prevent a cataclysmic event predicted to happen on December 21st, 2012.
As with previous Assassin’s Creed titles, Ubisoft has done an absolutely masterful job of blending a video game with history and producing a game that is both fun and factual. Out of all of the Assassin’s Creed games, content wise, this has got to be my favorite of the series as it deals with the Revolutionary War, one of the most important (and my most favorite) parts of U. S. History.
Set in the late 1770’s at the beginning of the American Revolution, you follow Desmond’s ancestors through the game as you assist lead historical figures like George Washington and Benjamin Franklin, as well as taking a trip down a path in history with historically accurate depictions of Boston, Massachusetts and New York City, New York. The Animus Database also does not disappoint with its factual tidbits that, while remaining historically accurate. The amount of detail that has gone into making this game as historically accurate as possible is truly a marvel in and of itself for this game. Even the level of detail in uniforms goes beyond my wildest expectations for a video game.
While being heavily based on true historic events, Ubisoft also does a wonderful job of blending in fiction with fact, making an almost plausible storyline taking place within history. While I wish I could go into full detail on these instances, I really do not want to give readers any spoilers, as I feel this is a game that is best experienced, rather than one that is read about!