A Review of Assassin’s Creed, by Robert Leslie
Let’s talk about assassins. My video game review this quarter will be of Assassin’s Creed 4. I love the Assassin’s Creed franchise and everything it entails. Each game is a wonderful adventure ﬁlled with surprise and joy. This may sound sadistic―because it is a game in which you are an assassin trying to kill speciﬁc targets―but it’s not. The point of each game is not just the killing. It is a game with a story that represents an interesting viewpoint of an event in time.
Assassin’s Creed 3 was about the American Revolution. Assassin’s Creed 2 was about the Renaissance in Italy. They are great for anyone interested in history. The stories are always so well told and engaging. It is the main thing I enjoy about the games. Each new number in the franchise, such as 2 or 3, brings a new assassin to get to know and enjoy in their own time periods. This is really cool and so far my favorite was Ezio Auditore from AC2.
I would suggest Assassin’s Creed 4 to anyone looking to pick up a new game because of its fantastic design. The comment I hear most about the game is how beautiful the water looks. The graphics in these games can be glitchy but look amazing. The new addition to this game that some may ﬁnd cool is the continued use of the ship mechanic from AC3―but it’s used way more in AC4. The ship is used to navigate through the islands of the Caribbean and on speciﬁc naval missions. It is greatly enhanced from the previous games, giving the player more options during combat on the boat. It also allows the character to carry four pistols which is a small improvement to the franchise but can come in handy in a pinch. These games are constantly getting new features to improve gameplay and keep it interesting which is another thing that I love. Also, if you are at all worried about starting in the middle of the series and not understanding what is going on, I can only say don’t. The games by themselves are fantastic and do a good job of teaching you what you might have forgotten from previous games. The game itself is well worth the try, and if you enjoy it I would deﬁnitely recommend trying out the other games from the series. They are great games.
Again folks, as I have said before: this is a Mature rated game, so if your parents have a problem with that please check it out with them. If not then I wish you the best in convincing them to buy the game for you. It really is a great franchise and I encourage you to check even the previous ones out. (They are pretty cheap used, just saying…) But that’s it for this game review, guys. Thanks for stopping by.