30 June 2017


Assassin's Creed Revelations
(Reviewed on PlayStation 3 & Xbox 360)
Total Game Time: 30-40 hours in total
Dates of Play: 11 March 2013 - 15 April 2013 (PS3) & 17 March 2013 - 08 April 2013 (Xbox360)

Story - 9.5/10
Gameplay - 8/10
Graphics - 9/10
Innovation - 8/10
Playability - 7/10
Music - 8/10
JR's Rating: 8️⃣ (8.4 out of 10Awesome)
"Revealing the Ancestry of Assassins"

➕ 16th Century Constantinople
➕ Altair & Ezio
➕ Bomb Crafting
➕ Zipline Assassination
➖ Desmond Sequences
➖ Tower Defense Mechanics

This is the first out of the many Assassin's Creed games that I ever played. Assassin's Creed Revelations brings us a not so confusing storyline between three generations of Assassins - Altair, Ezio and Desmond. Ezio (16th Century) is in Constantinople in search of relics that would bring him back to Altair's era (12th Century). Desmond, in sideline however, is in the present day set to reminisce his ancestry. Majority of the game takes you to Ezio Auditore's storyline, where you fight Templars who are controlling various regions of Constantinople where during that time a struggle to inheritance is happening between Prince Ahmet and his brother Selim. In this game, in comparison to its precursors, you get to craft bombs with varying effects and kill enemies through a zipline assassination with your hookblade in addition to your traditional hidden blade. Set in the Renaissance era, Assassin's Creed Revelations presents an astounding Constantinople complete with its real-world landmarks - Hagia Sofia, Galata Tower, Topkapi Palace, Bayezid Mosque and the Hippodrome (to name a few). The story for me seems at some times convoluted especially when Desmond is placed in the picture (his sequences are also a waste of precious time); however, playing alternately between Ezio and Altair was fun and worth investing your time and attention as they are well thought of. The Assassin's Creed version of GTA San Andreas' Gang Territories - the capturing of areas controlled by Templars - is in itself unique and fun but I hated the mechanism of defending your area against the Templars when they recapture it. The story is good, the zipline assassinations are cool, bomb crafting and collecting treasures is worth my time, and the landmarks are beyond astounding but the lackluster Desmond sequences and tower defense mechanism are a bummer and a let down. Assassin's Creed Revelations is an amazing game, to say the least, in presenting its most iconic characters in a story that isn't forced in the beloved series. I find this as a personal favorite among the games in the series.

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Time Published: 30 June 2017 (9:00 PM)

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