Review: Assassin’s Creed: Revelations
Assassin’s Creed is one of those series that feels a little bit sickly right now in that Halo/Gears of War sense that the series has run its due course. It almost feels as though the it’s being dragged out a little bit. As a reviewer who is constantly searching for innovation and unique gaming, there are very few series I genuinely fall in love with, playing every instalment a hundred times.
So it is with this in mind that we turn to the latest and final entry of the Assassin’s Creed series: Revelations.
It is by this point in a series lifespan that we can expect to see its full potential. Revelations really does have everything you want from an AC game. A huge vast rich sandpit with a luxurious amount of gameplay variety. And you’d expect this. To be four games in and still relying on the same old assassination-format alone would be simply catastrophic, so it is with welcome arms that I embrace the new features of this game.
You can recruit other assassins, take over enemy hideouts and renovate buildings. The hook blade is tremendous fun when attacking enemies or making your way around this expansive city. The visuals and story telling is the most polished it has ever been. The voice acting is superb, as is the animation and the narrative is genuinely engaging.
The question is though, is it all really enough to warrant you splashing out forty quid? Always a tough question, but one I feel that deserves a big fat YES. You can begrudge the same old ‘you-must-assassinate-man-x’ format however there’s more here than meets the eye.
For the AC fan, it is the epic conclusion to the series, a game that refines its most admirable qualities that gamers adore. And for the newcomer to the series, not only does it have the sublime core gameplay that is so thrilling and engaging, it is also the most perfect version of an AC game available on the market.
This is Assassin’s Creed through and through, but now we have quite rightly reached a natural concluding point not just to the narrative, but the development of the gameplay. It would pain me to hear news of a further instalment as I feel Revelations, as a final entry is exactly right for the fabulous Assassin’s Creed series.
+ Excellent visuals, animation and voice acting.
+ Most perfect Assassin’s Creed yet.
+ The core gameplay is still massively fun…
- …if a little repetitive in places.