Saturday, February 16, 2013

All About Dat Ass......assin

Game Mechanics - 1.5/2
Storyline - 2/2
Graphics - 1.5/2
Soundtrack - 2/2
Replay Value - 1/2

 Total Score - 8/10

Dearly beloved we are gathered here today to celebrate the union of my camera and its newly found tripod. Hey guys just kidding; how y'all doing? Welcome to another video game review here with us. Today we take our first crack at reviewing and recording a PSVITA game now that we finally got our tripod that we ordered a while back. Hopefully more of these reviews will be in the future. Without further ado lets get to that ass...

Assassin's Creed III: Liberation is a historical action-adventure open world stealth video game developed and published by Ubisoft exclusively for PlayStation Vita. The game is set between 1765 and 1777, and primarily features Aveline de Grandpré, a female African-French Assassin around the end of the French and Indian War, in 18th century New Orleans. This is the first female protagonist of the series and hopefully not the last. Liberation makes use of the Vita's touchscreen and rear touch pad, cameras and gyroscope. These include Chain Kill combat, and the ability to pickpocket people. By linking the game to Assassin's Creed III, the player will receive an in-game version of Connor's tomahawk, an exclusive character skin, a multi-player character and a complete upgrade of all ammunition pouches. The game uses the same engine that runs Assassin's Creed III, allowing for the same game-play experience as a console release.

What’s Good:
Storyline - Beautifully well written story with plot twists and turns that will have you at the edge of your seat. Diverse cast of characters that are sure to leave a memorable impression in your mind. Most importantly we see a true progression of Aveline as a character and how she journeys and grows on her path to self discovery and acceptance.

Soundtrack - Perfectly matching soundtrack to highlight and compliment that time the game takes place in as well as the various settings you traverse throughout the game. It truly helps maximize the games effect on you, submerging you into the culture and period of time in New Orleans.

What’s Bad:
Replay Value - This game has little to no replay value; die hard fans may want to play again on a higher difficulty or to try and get "full sync" on all relevant missions but that's about it. Couple that with the fact the multi-player experience is an utmost failure in comparison to the type of multi-player experience the console version of the game received.

What Should Have Been Added:
A better multi-player experience akin to the one provided on the PS3 and XBOX 360 and PC would have been good. Also a better monetary system in the game because it is way too hard to make money especially when everything is so expensive.

Final Thoughts:
Hands down one of the top 5 PSVITA games to own. You will not regret playing this game i guarantee it. Ubisoft did such a great job with this installment of the series that it fits so perfectly right at home on the PSVITA. Little motion sensitive actions exclusive to the PSVITA are nice little touches that help you feel even more so involved in the game and the town in general. 

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