Assassin’s Creed III to be released with bugs; Erudito credits for sale, review scores 10/10!


Ubisoft releases the latest edition of Assassin’s Creed albeit with some bugs in the system which requires a patch on first day. But gamers can satisfy themselves with a high quality product which can deliver the goods…

Fall 2012 is beginning with a bang. There is only a day left for the release of the Ubisoft’s latest ‘Assassin’s Creed III’ which would be garnering a lot of votes this season. The game has already gained the top grades in its review by Xbox 360 Magazine (Italy). The story of the latest assassin, Connor takes place during the American Revolution. Now besides the usual settings of the medieval era, it also features a unique and beautiful scenario of dockyards since Navy was an integral part of the times.

The review gives due credit to the naval battles terming it as one of the most beautiful sequences of all time. It also appreciates the combat systems and extraordinary visual and graphical effects witnessed within the game, terming it as a ‘masterpiece’ in its experience. It also states that the game will remain high on the list of gamer preferences for a long duration. The game will see Connor, a native Indian with British lineage battling adversaries amongst bayonets, cannons and knives during the civil war. Besides the interesting combat options which involve a wide variety of martial arts and parkour moves, gamers will also have their brush with history including stalwarts like Benjamin Franklin along with other heroes from the era.

Ubisoft has meanwhile goofed up on its part, releasing a defective version of the game this time around. Gamers would be receiving games which will require a day 1 patch to play it uninterrupted. The game which is being tried out by gamers is being released with the bug which needs a repair first hand. The gaming company has accepted that the bugs are similar in nature to the ones which were part of the previous editions, it still remains a surprise that the game’s developers missed out on this detail till the last minute. The game play details were leaked online before but it is better to go for the real product although not many spoilers in the game play footage for now. The bugs have not disturbed the game’s popularity as is evident from the game’s top notch reviews.

On the other hand, ‘Meristation’, a Spanish enterprise has given it a score of 8.5/10 but whether this minor disparity will bother gamers is irrelevant for now. Also, the Italian magazine terms it as one of the best games of this generation but it  would be facing its competition in the coming two weeks when Halo 4 and Call of Duty: Black Ops II would be battling it out on consoles as well.

There is also news that gamers can purchase ‘Erudito Credits’ which can unlock a variety of game items in spite of the gaming level. Now, gamers can purchase them directly but can win them across the levels as well. Going by the first round of reviews, the game should maintain the tempo for this season which is going to be one of the most remarkable years for gaming.



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Connor Could Be the Greatest Hero of America in Assassin’s Creed 3; All ‘RISE’!

Independence is a very relative term. After all, the freedom that we perceive in our minds seldom can be described in words. July 4 has just passed us by but I am looking forward to October 31, 2012. The Fall promises to begin the era of Ratonhnhaké:ton or the more simpler Connor Kenway, the next assassin in discussion of the Assassin’s Creed series. There are some points to ponder why this Native American is the chosen one, besides the fact that his ‘original’ name cannot be pronounced in one go and has a variety of inspirations including the term ‘life scratcher’. For one, he is not completely black or white in his soul, rather he sports shades of grey with a mixed lineage (British father and Mohawk mother) and a conflict challenging him every step of the way. Besides adding a cinematic rendering to his personality, it adds depth to his character.

Another important aspect of Connor would be his interactions with the nation’s historic figures George Washington and Benjamin Franklin. It is impossible to eliminate history out of the series and the part of history Connor operates in, is one of the most discussed and patriotic moments of this world – a fact well highlighted in the Assassin’s Creed III trailer released recently. Of course, the ‘Rise’ message would be well heard for some time to come considering the slick flick quality of the trailer.

Not to forget, Connor retains the charms of an assassin with his hood and swift moves, samples of which can be seen in the umpteen game play videos of the latest series. Though his Tomahawk moves as swiftly as his concealed knife, the agility seems more enhanced in this new version. Ubisoft shelved any plans for a female assassin fearing this aspect. The move is appreciable when you see the final product. His dominance over the elements of the times is a big aspect which earns him my vote. Be it rushing through the woods, jumping across trees, boulders or even aligned furniture – he manages to do it with ease. And what’s more, he even leads a battleship! In the line of assassins ranging from Aquilus to Ezio, Connor seems to be a more familiar assassin in the series in the ilk. Even if gamers are speculating whether Connor will tame animals or soar like a bird, one can appreciate his stealth manoeuvres which mark the series games.

Now, even if Americans love him for his country and others like him for his mission, one could appreciate his efficiency in carving up his assassin. The blood spill has been mastered by Ubisoft and Connor moves forward with his blade in a more effortless manner creating game legend and marking a new era of better heroes. And yes, if you are able to spot some grey shades in his white, just leave it to Ubisoft to straighten it out for you by the Fall of 2012. For now, welcome the new hero of the decade who will be difficult to fathom by the creative team at Ubisoft.

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