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Letters from the Front

Alot has happended in the years since Assassin’s Creed III released back in 2012. In 2013, Assassin’s Creed III was overshadowed by Black Flag and since then the franchise has rebooted itself in the form of the RPG influenced Origins and Odyssey. Assassin’s Creed III Remastered brings the 2012 game into 2019 but there’s a lot of crankiness and it’s starting to show it’s age.

Much like Liberation HD, graphics have been somewhat improved but not by much which is a shame as I was hoping Assassin’s Creed III would be rebuilt into the brand new engine that the newer games have. Much like Liberation HD, the resolution has been bumped into 4K resolution on the consoles and although it makes a great difference, it doesn’t make much to be quite noticeable.

Everything in Assassin’s Creed III has come alive to the best of its ability thanks to the new resolution bump. Buildings, Boston’s cobble streets, landmarks, Colonial-era homes, and the outskirts all come to life. Although the graphics aren’t as alive as in Odyssey or Origins it’s the best that Ubisoft could’ve done on this 2012 game as everything is still stiff and it’s hard to miss that both Liberation HD and the main game was specifically built for the Xbox 360 and the last generation of consoles.

It’s not only the graphics show its age but the animations as well. Clothing and hair have been greatly improved but they’ve been placed on the models of the 2012 models which make things clip, facial animations and gestures are stiff, and the eyes of each character are lifeless. I think it would’ve been to rebuild the game from scratch using the engine from the recent games. While the game has been greatly improved, it hasn’t been fixed entirely.

Assassin’s Creed III is a game that its beginning to show its age in literally everything. From graphics to animations down to its mission structure, alike Liberation HD, the mission structure is very dated and you will remember everything down to the chases and it is very repetitive.

One plus is that there is some quality of life improvements like the ability to craft weapons and hiding in bushes amongst other improvements and quality of life improvements. At the end of the day, Ubisoft attempted to bring Assassin’s Creed III into 2019 and its a sight to behold but if that’s what you want. The only main improvement is graphical amongst other improvements but its still a weak remaster, I recommend fans of the series to pick it up but there’s nothing here for you if you already played the game. Stay tuned for my review.

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