Assassin's Creed III set to be epic game of this generation

Oct 30, 2012

Exhilarating new Assassin's Creed game shifts the action to the American Revolution

Assassins Creed III

What you need to know
French-Canadian game developers Ubisoft release the latest instalment of their historical action-adventure video game series,  Assassin's Creed, this week. Assassin's Creed III sees the ongoing story of the Assassin-Templar war intersect with the American Revolution.

As with previous instalments, it takes modern-day hero and series protagonist Desmond Miles back into the lives of his ancestors - this
time, a character called Connor Kenway, a young half-English, half-Mohawk man propelled into the revolution when his family are attacked.

The release of Assassin's Creed III will coincide with a PlayStation spinoff Assassin's Creed 3: Liberation, featuring a female French-African assassin in 18th century New Orleans.

What the critics like
Bigger than Ben Hur, this could be the defining epic of a generation of console games, says Tom Meltzer in The Guardian. The developers have really "flexed their cinematic muscles". It's "gorgeous, rich, intelligent and exhilarating", with a combat engine that "turns every little scuffle into a fluid John Woo masterpiece".

The November issue of Italy's official Xbox 360 Magazine, quoted in Gaming Everything, praised Assassin's Creed III's visuals, combat
mechanics and immersive environments, awarding it a perfect score of 10 out of 10.

The landscapes are dazzling, it's full of challenges, and the sound is Outstanding, says Javi Andres on Meristation. Set to be a  bestseller and "one of the biggest blockbusters of the generation".

What they don't like
Players who have got their hands on the game early have reported a number of bugs, says Peter Chubb on In Entertainment. But they
weren't really meant to be playing the game yet, adds Chubb, and Ubisoft's Day 1 software patch "should help to rectify these bugs".

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I'm gonna be getting this game tomorrow for Xbox 360, so how do you get the patch? Is it a downloadable thing?

When you play the game for the first time, if you're connected to XBOX Live it will prompt you to download it when you first boot the game. :)

Nice PR worik. How much are they paying you to say this?