Assassin's Creed III is Pretty, So Says Mr. Stewart!
By Joseph Christ on August 3rd, 2012 (8 comments)
Ubisoft is all excited about the new Anvil Next engine they're using for Assassin's Creed III, and they're making Rockstar-esque trailers to show it off.
Now one thing about these 'graphics and technology' videos is that they never really tell you what system they are demoing on. Of course, they're going to go with the best, most powerful, system out there so you can almost be sure they're going to choose the PC to show off the games' bells and whistles. If that's your platform then dream away my friend. If not, then you might want to scale back your expectations a tad.
Either way, Assassin's Creed III is going to be a pretty game and I do like the small touches -like weather effects- they are adding to give the world more tangibility. Also, is anyone else getting a bit of a Hans Zimmer vibe from the soundtrack?
I still want to see more though. I want to see how the quest structure is setup, I want to see how the skill system works. Are there more radiant encounters than we've seen in past Assassin's Creeds? Just how big are these world areas? Am I going to be running from tree-to-tree only to hit animaginary Animus wall just as I'm getting the feel for it?
I'm sure I'll find out, especially since this will be the first AC I've played in the past few releases, but I'm expecting a lot more out of Assassin's Creed now. Especially since it's had a good long while to find its way.
Joseph Christ is the Reviews Editor and a Podcast Personality at 4Player. Specializing in reviews, editorials, drinking, and saying inappropriate things about gaming franchises that are beloved by millions, his satirical and sometimes edgy style offsets a more serious and penetrating substance lurking below the surface. He is also the host of the Cocktail Time Podcast. You'll follow his Twitter if you know what's good for you.
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