History YMMV / AssassinsCreedIII

21st Mar '18 6:01:12 PM Killerikala
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* SidetrackedByTheGoldSaucer: It's very likely you'll find yourself too busy playing mini-games in the Homestead to actually get anything done. Espescially if you're after ThatOneAchievement. This is also a problem for GameplayAndStorySegregation, with a CosmicDeadline looming down and if you do things before the end of the game, then you are essentially playing Fanorona while Desmond and Co need to prevent TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt.

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It's very likely you'll find yourself too busy playing mini-games in the Homestead to actually get anything done. Espescially if you're after ThatOneAchievement. This is also a problem for GameplayAndStorySegregation, with a CosmicDeadline looming down and if you do things before the end of the game, then you are essentially playing Fanorona while Desmond and Co need to prevent TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt.
** Likewise, it's surpringly easy to forget about everything when in [[WideOpenSandbox the frontier]], and just take in the beautiful scenery, hunt either animals or guards, and just explore it. After you beat the game, you can even unlock cheats to alter it's appearance to your choosing. (They allow you to choose between summer & winter, pick the weather of your choosing, and even freeze the day/night cycle, and unlike in ''Black Flag'' and ''Rogue'' these cheats don't even disable saving)
20th Mar '18 4:55:42 PM Killerikala
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* AuthorsSavingThrow: Following some lackluster novelisations of [=AC2=], Brotherhood, Revelations and the first game, ''Assassin's Creed: Forsaken'' is a novel that blows expectations out of the water, largely for being mostly original and expanding on Haytham. It also marked the point where the novels got good, and more importantly, ''stayed'' good.

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Following some lackluster novelisations of [=AC2=], Brotherhood, Revelations and the first game, ''Assassin's Creed: Forsaken'' is a novel that blows expectations out of the water, largely for being mostly original and expanding on Haytham. It also marked the point where the novels got good, and more importantly, ''stayed'' good.good.
** It's a a bit retroactive, but the sequels implied that Connor's life after the game would be full of problems; even some of those who didn't find him to be as interesting as Ezio felt that some of these things were a bit cruel, since they seemed be some sort of punishment for, well, [[ContrastingSequelMainCharacter not being as well received as Ezio was]]. After a few years of the above, [[TheBusCameBack comics not only brought him back]], they also explain that the claims of his life turning terrible were lies created by Abstergo, and [[ThrowTheDogABone that he lived happily with his family until his death]].


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* InternetBackdraft: While not a huge example, the fact that ''Rogue'' was remastered after the Ezio Collection, seemingly skipping this game altogether, hasn't been received well by everybody. Reasons for this include;
** The story set up in the Ezio games ends in III, making it seems that Ubi is more interested in [[MoneyDearBoy re-selling the best-received games]] than remastering them to gain new fans by porting them to more modern systems
** Connor fans aren't exactly fond of how he has been treated in the sequels; He was implied to have lived a pretty bad life and that he died miserably and messily, [[DisproportionateRetribution apparently only]] because some players found him [[TakeThatScrappy dull compared to Ezio]] (Although the recent comics show that he lived happily with his family 'till he died, Abstergo just lied about it). Skipping over his game feels like Ubisoft is trying to ignore his existence
** Out of all the games, it would benefit the most from the upgraded hardware, due to it's glitches, framerate problems and other technical issues, and that the already good-looking Frontier would look even better with improved draw distance and graphics.
11th Jan '18 5:04:47 PM Xaris
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* PortingDisaster: The PC version, on the other hand, is lousily optimized and the city of Boston (among other sections, even as little as pointing the camera in the wrong direction) hard locks at 30fps for no apparently reason, regardless of the hardware it's played on.

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* PortingDisaster: The PC version, on the other hand, is lousily optimized and the city of Boston (among other sections, even as little as pointing the camera in the wrong direction) hard locks at 30fps for no apparently apparent reason, regardless of the hardware it's played on.
29th Nov '17 7:54:10 PM Xaris
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* PortingDisaster: The PC version, on the other hand, is lousily optimized and the city of Boston (among other sections, even as little as pointing the camera in the wrong direction) hard locks at 30fps for no apparently reason, regardless of the hardware it's played on.
16th Sep '17 9:15:35 PM TeraChimera
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* CriticalResearchFailure: Not in the gameplay, but in a certain database entry. In the entry on the Continental Congress, Shaun says the Third Continental Congress formed in 1781 to create a government for the United States and dissolved in 1789 when the Constitution was ratified. The wording, as well as Shaun's joke about long meetings, all but states the Congress took an incredibly long time to draft the Constitution, when in actuality the Congress was serving as the governing body of America under the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Articles_of_Confederation Articles of Confederation]] (hence its other name, mentioned in the database, as the Congress of Confederation). It's unimportant in the grand scheme of things, but stands out among the other better-researched entries.
14th Aug '17 11:47:52 AM GrammarNavi
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* PolishedPort: After it was added to Xbox One Backwards Compatibility, some people made videos on YouTube reporting that the game runs a lot better on it, with a framerate that goes ''above'' 30 FPS and more smooth gameplay than on the 360.

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* PolishedPort: After it was added to Xbox One Backwards Compatibility, some people made videos on YouTube Website/YouTube reporting that the game runs a lot better on it, with a framerate that goes ''above'' 30 FPS and more smooth gameplay than on the 360.
12th Aug '17 7:42:36 PM Scsigs
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* PolishedPort: After it was added to Xbox One Backwards Compatibility, some people made videos on YouTube reporting that the game runs a lot better on it, with a framerate that goes ''above'' 30 FPS and more smooth gameplay than on the 360.
16th May '17 6:26:27 PM nombretomado
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** Also, Creator/BenjaminFranklin, to the point that many were upset he didn't have more of a presence in the game beyond 2 cameos, and [[CrowningMomentofFunny one of the funniest conversations in the game]]. UbiSoft seems to have noticed since he has a much bigger role in the Tyranny of King George DLC and in ''Rogue''.

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** Also, Creator/BenjaminFranklin, to the point that many were upset he didn't have more of a presence in the game beyond 2 cameos, and [[CrowningMomentofFunny one of the funniest conversations in the game]]. UbiSoft Creator/{{Ubisoft}} seems to have noticed since he has a much bigger role in the Tyranny of King George DLC and in ''Rogue''.
2nd May '17 7:13:45 AM Chris116
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** Daniel Cross, despite being billed as "the assassin", never provides Desmond with anything resembling a challenge.

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** Daniel Cross, despite being billed as "the assassin", never provides Desmond with anything resembling a challenge. Vidic lampshades it in supplemental material, admitting that Cross has become more of a figurehead than an actual asset.



* BestLevelEver: Consensus seems to be that the 2 missions involving the Battle of Bunker Hill are some of the most exciting in the game.

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Consensus seems to be that the 2 missions involving the Battle of Bunker Hill are some of the most exciting in the game.



** In the modern times arc, the [[spoiler:[[StormingTheCastle storming the Abstergo headquarter in Rome]]]] level tends to be the favorite, due to not only Desmond Miles [[TookAlevelInBadass taking a level in badass]], but also because you finally [[spoiler: kills Dr. Widic, and gets the chance to use a modern gun]].

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** In the modern times arc, the [[spoiler:[[StormingTheCastle storming the Abstergo headquarter in Rome]]]] level tends to be the favorite, due to not only Desmond Miles [[TookAlevelInBadass taking a level in badass]], but also because you finally [[spoiler: kills Dr. Widic, and gets get the chance to use a modern gun]].



* EvilIsCool: Haytham and his Templar crew have this appeal, with even a JerkAss like Thomas Hickey being oddly endearing for his AtLeastIAdmitIt stance.

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Haytham and his Templar crew have this appeal, with even a JerkAss like Thomas Hickey being oddly endearing for his AtLeastIAdmitIt stance.



* GameBreaker: Rope darts can turn into this if you know how to use them. They can silently kill mooks that are ten feet away, hang soldiers from trees, and instantly trip any opponent (even the [[EliteMook higher ranking ones]]) allowing for a quick kill. They're also cheap and attained early in the game. This is most likely why they are introduced [[EleventhHourSuperpower very late in]] ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIVBlackFlag''.

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Rope darts can turn into this if you know how to use them. They can silently kill mooks that are ten feet away, hang soldiers from trees, and instantly trip any opponent (even the [[EliteMook higher ranking ones]]) allowing for a quick kill. They're also cheap and attained early in the game. This is most likely why they are introduced [[EleventhHourSuperpower very late in]] ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIVBlackFlag''.



** Consider that this game came out one week before 2012 election, some of Shaun's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=59hPjLfIajM#! comments]] with US history and politics might be either this or HarsherInHindsight.

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** Consider that this game came out one week before the 2012 U.S. presidential election, some of Shaun's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=59hPjLfIajM#! comments]] with US history and politics might be either this or HarsherInHindsight.



** Connor being told that his English name's "a fine name for a Welshman" becomes hilarious when it's revealed in Black Flag that his grandfather Edward had a Welsh mother and identifies himself as Welsh.

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** Connor being told that his English name's "a fine name for a Welshman" becomes hilarious when it's revealed in Black Flag ''Black Flag'' that his grandfather Edward had a Welsh mother and identifies himself as Welsh. Welsh.
** A few years after the game's release, we got ''Theatre/{{Hamilton}}'', another high-profile story focusing on the American Revolutionary era (both of which also feature Washington and Lafayette in prominent supporting roles, while Charles Lee is a minor antagonist in the musical). It's not unheard of for people to wish we could get a sequel to ''III'' interacting with (or rapping and singing with) Hamilton.



* MoralEventHorizon: [[spoiler: Charles Lee going from a good person to a racist who hates the native people he helped save during the French and Indian War, even threatening a child Connor with death.]]

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[[spoiler: Charles Lee going from a good person to a racist who hates the native people he helped save during the French and Indian War, even threatening a child Connor with death.]]



* {{Narm}}: The Abstergo guards use the same animation for firing modern semi-auto handguns as the Revolutionary soldiers use for flintlocks; drawing, firing, holstering, melee. By contrast, [[spoiler:Desmond can hand out caps like he just won a lifetime supply from a hat factory.]]
** The Midnight Ride feels this way to some, since it made the series Gump Factor ridiculous with Connor and Paul Revere sharing the same horse, which is silly to look at, and moreover as a mission it doesn't gel with the gameplay and feels like an interactive cutscene that's there just for the BeenThereShapedHistory appeal, which was better handled in ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII''.
*** Paul's annoying directions are also a bit much to handle.

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The Abstergo guards use the same animation for firing modern semi-auto handguns as the Revolutionary soldiers use for flintlocks; drawing, firing, holstering, melee. By contrast, [[spoiler:Desmond can hand out caps like he just won a lifetime supply from a hat factory.]]
** The Midnight Ride feels this way to some, since it made the series Gump Factor ridiculous with Connor and Paul Revere sharing the same horse, which is silly to look at, and moreover as a mission it doesn't gel with the gameplay and feels like an interactive cutscene that's there just for the BeenThereShapedHistory appeal, which was better handled in ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII''. \n*** Paul's annoying directions are also a bit much to handle.



* [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap Rescued From The]] ScrappyMechanic [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap Heap]]: A number of more contentious mechanics from previous games have been overhauled in ''Assassin's Creed III'', mostly for the better:

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A number of more contentious mechanics from previous games have been overhauled in ''Assassin's Creed III'', mostly for the better:



* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: Some of the critics who liked the setting and character feel this, that it had the best plot of the series and richest characterization but was hankered down by poor mission design, and weak integration of different gameplay mechanics as well as several bugs which came because of its ObviousBeta new Anvil Next engine.

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Some of the critics who liked the setting and character feel this, that it had the best plot of the series and richest characterization but was hankered down by poor mission design, and weak integration of different gameplay mechanics as well as several bugs which came because of its ObviousBeta new Anvil Next engine.



** Especially after ''Unity'', many gamers while admitting to ''III's'' faults admitted that WeWantOurJerkBack, in that Connor was a protagonist who was unique and original instead of the flat Arno, who was called French-Ezio. Despite the occassional Forrest Gump slaggishness, III put you on a front-row seat of the American Revolution and was mostly accurate and fair to the conflict and made the Assassins-Templar GrayAndGreyMorality at least compared to ''Unity'' putting the historical event entirely on the side. People also stated while buggy and glitchy, '''III''' wasn't the complete PortingDisaster that ''Unity'' was.

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** Especially after ''Unity'', many gamers while admitting to ''III's'' faults admitted that WeWantOurJerkBack, in that Connor was a protagonist who was unique and original instead of the flat Arno, who was called French-Ezio. Despite the occassional Forrest Gump occasional ''Forrest Gump'' slaggishness, III ''III'' put you on a front-row seat of the American Revolution and was mostly accurate and fair to the conflict and made the Assassins-Templar GrayAndGreyMorality at least compared to ''Unity'' putting the historical event entirely on the side. People also stated while buggy and glitchy, '''III''' wasn't the complete PortingDisaster that ''Unity'' was.
2nd Mar '17 5:10:28 PM mlsmithca
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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic:
** Probably the catchiest song in the game is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxU54NeKZJo "Fight Club"]], which plays during fist fights. It embodies the feeling of a lighthearted brawl, with no lethal stakes.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rv2qdBn7pXU The theme song.]]



** The game did well on Metacritic (averaging scores of 81%, 84% and 86% on the Wii U, 360 and [=PS3=] versions respectively), but series fan reactions were more mixed, ranging from SoCoolItsAwesome to SoOkayItsAverage. Some users, especially on IGN and Gamespot, ''felt that the game was bad because their hype was too high''. Averted with the ''Tyranny of King Washington'' DLC, which is well-regarded by fans and critics alike.

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** The game did well on Metacritic (averaging scores of 81%, 84% and 86% on the Wii U, 360 and [=PS3=] versions respectively), but series fan reactions were more mixed, ranging from SoCoolItsAwesome enthusiastic raves to SoOkayItsAverage. Some users, especially on IGN and Gamespot, ''felt that the game was bad because their hype was too high''. Averted with the ''Tyranny of King Washington'' DLC, which is well-regarded by fans and critics alike.



* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: Probably the catchiest song in the game is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxU54NeKZJo "Fight Club"]], which plays during fist fights. It embodies the feeling of a lighthearted brawl, with no lethal stakes.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rv2qdBn7pXU&ab_channel=GamesThemeSong The theme song.]]
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