Assassin’s Creed: Revelations is the latest release in the Assassin’s Creed franchise by Ubisoft. The story line picks up from the previous release, so it’s better if you have played the older versions. Let’s take a look at the game play and changes in this version as compared to its predecessors.
Assassin’s Creed: Revelations – The Game
The story is a continuation from the previous Assassin’s Creed games and the catch-up video provided in the game doesn’t quite seem to match to the experience of having played the previous games. The game play is restricted to a single city – Constantinople, featuring some recognizable landmarks. The protagonist in the game is Ezio, who seems to have improved tenfold as an assassin in this game. The story line, surroundings and face details have been greatly enhanced in Revelations, though the game doesn’t really reveal the entire story line. A sneak peek at “Assassin’s Creed: Embers” will give you little idea of the next instalment.
Changes in Revelations
The game almost entirely takes place in the city of Constantinople, where there are no horses to ride around and the collectibles gameplay has been scrapped. The hidden blade has been replaced by the hidden hook blade, which makes wall climbing and other parakour stuff all the more easier and faster. Also, as Ezio, you learn the craft of bomb making; a skill which is used at the gamers’ will mostly and is not really very useful. Also, any areas of the map captured by you will need defending against the Templars who will try to steal it back. This tower-defense style is like a mini game and has been introduced for the first time with Revelations. A few First Person side quests have also been added, in which you play as Desmond on an “Animus Island”. Multiplayer mode has also been reintroduced with Revelations.
The pluses and minuses of Revelations
Quite a few substantial upgrades have been made to this new interesting non-compulsory gameplay. Great detailing has been put into the graphics and the main storyline as a befitting closure has been provided to Altair’s and Ezio’s stories. The characters have been provided with really good voice-acting and the lip syncing has greatly improved. Multiplayer game play has improved features and is less laggy than before.
As for the cons, the game does give a feel of repetitiveness. Also, Ezio’s improved abilities render the game a bit easier and less of a challenge. But the pros definitely outweigh the cons, and you get your money’s worth in this game.