Assassin’s Creed 3, an overload of content
As the AC franchise continues this year with Assassin’s Creed 3, it seems that there is an overload of content expected in this upcoming installment, and we want to know whether this will drastically change the game. The most recent AC title, Revelations was not regarded as the best game in the franchise, yet it still done well as a bridge to this next title. Looking at what will be available in Assassin’s Creed 3, we are intrigued to get another perspective with a preview from this year’s E3.
Being one of the lucky ones to get a back-stage appointment for the game OXCGN.com write about the extensive content involved, and rather than try out a specific mission they got the chance to witness the environments of colonial Boston in 1773. In this behind-the-scene demonstration, they were shown the elements of the rain and snow with the new dynamic weather system.
It seems that NPCs have been vastly improved reacting to the climates and moving independently, as opposed to previous titles where they amalgamated into groups of four. Moving cover was also seen in action as Connor swiftly jumps into a moving hay cart and assassinates the driver unnoticed, and adding to this many other changes were experienced large and small. Everything from low crouching in bushes, to being able to view a few thousand enemies on screen at once was seen.
Being able to pass through buildings is a nice touch and animal NPCs is where the amount of content is questioned and what we may come to expect from inclusion of dogs, pigs, etc. New combat skills are just a minor addition, and their opinion is that Assassin’s Creed 3 looks breathtaking and that includes both content and a technical standpoint. In our recent post on maintaining the historical accuracy, we spoke about the lengths Ubisoft have gone to in creating a realistic background to AC3 and the American Revolution. Do you think the amount of content involved in this game guarantees success for Assassin’s Creed 3? Maybe you feel that this game is an ideal way for Ubisoft to bring back AC fans that have lost interest.