Revelations didn't live up to critical acclaim? I thought it was a really good game. It was at least a satisfying end to Ezio's story. If I didn't have revelations on PS3 already, I'd probably consider buying this.
I've been a big fan of the AC series since Altair came to our consoles. So in another words, from ground zero. I've loved every game in the series, but for some reason I just CANNOT get to grips with Revelations. I've started it up and quit the game multiple times now.. Never quite getting hooked like the rest of them. But it's not like it's not appealing.. The graphics are amazing, and I'm desperate to find out what happens to Ezio and Desmond, but I think it's because the gameplay is too "sameish". It is essentially a better looking AC II with a tower defence feature. IMO.
I feel bad that I only played AC1 and then jumped right into Revelations. Maybe that's why I really like it. As for that tower defense game, I hate it but I had to play it only twice (one of them was mandatory).
I own Assassin's Creed 1 and 2 on pc already, but I think I would pick this up one day. I always felt Assassin's Creed played better with a controller anyways, and I am a sucker for these collections.
I think that while Revelations was pretty good, it felt more like a DLC for Brotherhood than a full game. It finished Ezios story, but it didn't really add anything new to the franchise other than the hookblade (which just made climbing easier) and two quite boring minigames (first person platforming in surreal levels and that tower defence yhtingy).
I enjoyed it as much as the others in Ezio's trilogy, gameplay-wise it was very similar but with a few new mechanics which worked soundly, although there was no need to make the player even more overpowered. Other than that, the story was great, the setting was refreshing, we got to see Altair in greater depth and Ezio was now a wise old badass. My only real gripe was the tedious first-person puzzles which weren't inventive, clever, or even very fun.
Honestly all the new weapons and toys they add get kind of annoying. I never actually found a need to use the parachute and that weird hookblade flip move they added never seemed very useful.
I enjoyed Revelations' main story and many of the side missions, but it felt bloated with content that didn't necessarily need to be in the game, such as the tower defense minigame.
The bombs were neat but so easy to get that it made it pretty OP.
Also a "Press key to kill everything" button.
I never really used the bombs much.
Neat. I may actually pick this up at some point, because I barrly scratched the surface with AC2 since my PC died.
I couldn't finish Revelations because of the tower defense thing, I thought it was so monotonous and boring I just wanna run on buildings
Is it odd that I never really liked Ezio as a character, despite finishing all the AC games? I just preferred Altair over him. I'm probably going to like the native american though, seems like a cool card.
I guess now I have to buy it, since I've only ever played AC1.