The ambitions of Assassin’s Creed III

Assassin’s Creed III is making sure the Fall gaming season gets off to a big bang right before the release of Halo 4 next week.

Assassin’s Creed 3 is certainly an ambitious game, the graphics alone are completely amazing, to the point where I swore I was watching a movie on TV, and the screenwriting team behind Creed absolutely did their  homework about the historical period the game is set in. 

As Cory May, the lead writer for Creed, told the Wall Street Journal, “There’s a nine-month period before any real writing starts where there’s just a sh*t-ton of research. A lot of it is first-person sources to get a sense of language from the time, customs of the time. We wanted to feel credible even if it’s not 100 percent accurate.”

The first reviews came in for the game, and as Cinema Blend warns, you should usually take game reviews with a grain of salt, but Xbox Magazine in Italy gave it 10 out of 10. The site Gaming Everything also ranked it “an absolute masterpiece to which the experience remains indispensable for any fan of video games and beyond, with a depth of gameplay and longevity unparalleled in the action scene, a game that will remain in the annals for a long time.”

As Julien Laferriete, the associate producer of the game, told The Examiner, “We obviously wanted to do something very special. We didn’t have any obligations to take something from the franchise. Like, ‘Oh, we did that in previous games; we need to include that.’ It was more of a clean slate, and we really built the fresh new game that we wanted to make.”

Laferriete also added there were doubters that they could do a game with this much range and depth. “People were worried,” he said. “’How can they pull it off?’ In the end we managed to surprise them with the scope [of this game]. We knew we had something…Right now I think that there’s nobody doubting the American Revolution as a setting for an Assassin’s Creed game.”