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Assassin's Creed Revelations (PC)

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Genre: Action & Shooter / Video Game for Windows Vista / Windows XP / Windows 7 / Release Date: 2011-12-02 / Published by Ubisoft

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      21.05.2012 11:29
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      The same as Assassins Creed 2 and Brotherhood, but still fun

      Let me start off by saying that I have played Assassins Creed games on consoles before, this was the AC game I played on PC. Also because this game is part of a series I will assume you have played the previous games.

      Assassins Creed Revelations picks up a good number of years after the events of Assassins Creed Brotherhood. Now the leader of the Assassins, Ezio Auditore travels across the ocean, to Constantinople (Istanbul in the modern day) to retrace his ancestor, Altairs final days.
      The gameplay of Revelations is essentially the same as previous Assassins Creed games. Using free running, you sprint around the rooftops of Constantinople avoiding the guards. You receive missions to hunt down and kill various targets with the multitude of weapons and gadgets you receive while playing. The two main additions to gameplay features are bomb making and a different way of capturing districts from the Templar Enemy. Making Bombs gives you more tactical options, with smoke bombs to hide in, shrapnel bombs to damage guards and bombs that splatter fake blood to confuse guards. In Revelations, now when you capture a district you are required to play a "Tower Defence" styled minigame. While its an interesting feature, it soon becomes boring and repetitive.
      One difference between console and PC versions of revelations is obviously the controls. At first it was frustrating to use keyboard and mouse rather than a controller to move Ezio around, I soon became used to the concept and by the time I had completed Revelations, I actually preferred using a keyboard and mouse to using a controller.

      While there has not been any massive changes in the graphics in comparison to Assassins Creed 2 and Brotherhood, the difference between Assassins Creed on Console and Assassins Creed on a high end PC was surprising. As always the models and facial animations isn't the best, but the view of a Constantinople from one of its highest landmarks is amazing. And as always I am astounded by how many individual NPCs (Non Player Characters) can be on the screen at once, without a drop in the games performance.
      I have mixed thoughts about the story. Ezios story is well told and I feel that it is a fitting conclusion and wraps up enough loose ends. The same goes for Altairs story. However Desmonds story is a bit confusing and the only part of it that really matters is the final few minutes. I also have mixed thoughts about the characters. Even though they were interesting at the time, I felt that many were forgettable simply because I did not care about a character that only makes an appearance in this game. Why should I when I know this is the final game that is focused on Ezio and Altair? They will never be seen or heard from again, so why should I develop any emotional attachments?

      Unfortunately I cannot tell you much about the multiplayer of Revelations. I did not enjoy the multiplayer of Brotherhood and this is much of the same. If you like that then I am sure you will love it but it is simply not my thing. Assassins Creed will stay a singleplayer game for me.
      My final thoughts on Assassins Creed Brotherhood are this, if you are a fan of Assassins Creed, get it. Because of various major plot elements, you will be lost at the beginning of the next game without playing Revelations. However if you have never played an Assassins Creed game before, I suggest you start with 2. Even though the game features characters from the first game, it is not required to play it, you will understand what is going on, especially if you read up online first.

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