By Zak Zaki
Assassin’s Creed: Revelations
Genre: Action / Adventure
Gamers have spent many hours jumping from roof to roof assassinating unsuspecting archers and leaping into conveniently placed haystacks in Assassin’s Creed.
Now our favourite suave Italian Ezio Auditore, has returned in the final chapter of the series in Revelations set in the breathtaking city of Istanbul.
The visuals that we have come to expect from the Assassin’s Creed series are simply jaw dropping in this new instalment. The historical settings for the game really make this a joy to play, as you save the day in this visually beautiful world.
Ezio is on a quest to discover the secrets of the assassins and the Templars. Gamers can expect the usual jumps through time, which take us to the memories of our old friend Altair from the first game. Then there are the customary excursions to our other hero Desmond’s mind to form one mammoth of a story line.
Although the characters have left Italy for exotic Turkey, Assassin’s Creed Revelations is still very much the educational experience that the last three were.
Despite the new weapons that are available, including the new deadly hook blade, customizable bombs and forming your own brotherhood to pounce on the enemies; this game is very similar to its predecessors.
The first two instalments of the game were original and extremely addictive. But as the series has progressed the storylines have seemed more drawn out. Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood and its quest and tasks seemed like a chore because there was so much to do.
Players have become accustomed to the epic battles and crazy stunts of the game, but it would have been nice to see something a little different instead of playing safe with an already well-established game.