AS­SAS­SIN’S CREED III RE­MAS­TERED

Bangor Mail - - The Game Review -

Plat­form: PC, Xbox One, PS4 ★★★★★

AS­SAS­SIN’S Creed III Re­mas­tered is a prime ex­am­ple of the dangers of re­mas­ters.

On the one hand, it’s re­fresh­ing to re­visit an es­tab­lished and clear-cut episode in the global con­flict be­tween Tem­plars and As­sas­sins, back be­fore the more re­cent Odyssey and Ori­gins ad­ven­tures pur­sued new di­rec­tions.

The hard­scrab­ble world of Colo­nial Amer­ica is a fer­tile set­ting (though the clumsy sto­ry­telling is fre­quently crudely pieced to­gether), even with­out the grandeur that de­fines the se­ries.

But up­scaled and re­vamped vi­su­als can’t coun­ter­act the ab­sence of modern game­play re­fine­ments that hit home, from the slug­gish park­our or lack of flu­id­ity in com­bat, to the wooden and dis­tract­ing an­i­ma­tion. Re­viewed on Asus ROG G703G.

The last word: Even fond mem­o­ries can’t out­weigh the dated game­play.

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