The Assassin’s Creed franchise (from Ubisoft) wowed gamers in both visuals and a unique concept in storytelling with each game receiving much praise and accolades.  Assassin’s Creed Revelations is the latest endeavor in the series that attempts to wrap things up with the lead character Ezio Auditore.

Like the other games in this franchise, Assassin’s Creed Revelations has strong next generation cinematic graphics and a vast open world environment to explore.  ACR has a handful of new elements to this game like being able to recruit assassins to help you in a jam, the hook blade as a new weapon and tower defense-like parts in which you control other units.  The hook blade as a new weapon and as a climbing tool is the most prominent and useful of the new additions while bomb crafting is interesting but feels a bit ‘anti-assassin’ in practice.

The Assassin’s Creed Revelations marketing team has deemed the catch-phrase ‘leave your legacy‘ and the game does a fantastic job of allowing players to experience the world around them, recruit new assassins for the cause and put things in motion that have a cause and effect result.  Assassin’s Creed Revelations will fit nicely into your collection of the franchise with the other titles — I’m not sure if the most recent game has enough to attract new recruits though. 

Probably the biggest disappointment I’ve always had in this franchise was the lack of freedom in combat and this time around things seem even more constraint.  Another issue I had with Revelations is that there’s way too much on-screen text to read – especially annoying is that fonts vary and text disappears quickly.   We’ve provided some sample gameplay for Assassin’s Creed Revelations (played on the PlayStation 3) for you to check out and decide for yourself if you want to sneak or blast your way through the holiday season.

Assassin’s Creed Revelations Commentary Gameplay
Bombs Crafting – Training with Bombs
Tower Defense – Defend the Den
Yusuf Tazim – Hook Blade