Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Assassin's Creed III: The Tyranny of King Washington - The Redemption DLC Review

After 3 months of content it's now time for the final part of The Tyranny Of King Washington, while showing some brilliance in some areas and genuine effort to be different, the DLC overall has been a disappointing experience. There are many reasons why it has so far been disappointing like the lack of content in each episode, some dull locations, pricing and the story being flat at some parts. The third episode of this DLC is named "The Redemption" could this be the episode that redeems itself for its past mistakes? 

The DLC starts off with Ratonhnhaké:ton on his way to New York, and during this brings back the popular naval missions. We also get the final animal power in this episode which is the bear. The bear power gives Ratonhnhaké:ton even more new perks to add to his other perks that was gained during the first two episodes. The bear powers in my opinion were the weakest of the three animal power but are still pretty fun to use. The new perk spawns a huge glowing bear to attack around a certain area but it has a major down side, it can also attack allies that can ruin missions for you. I thought the animal powers were the best part of this DLC, they were fun to use and gave us a new side to Assassin's Creed that we had never seen before. 
New York follows the theme of the whole DLC series by changing things up. The most noticeable difference you will see in New York is King Washington's huge pyramid that is being built right in the middle of New York (Sadly it cannot be climbed) To me New York also felt like the most open area out of the 3 episodes, the feeling of been restricted in the past DLC's was a major downside to the episodes. 

This is a non spoiler review so I can't go into detail about the story, but I found the ending to be just "decent" it was always going to have a lot to live up to when you break DLC into episodes and build it up so much, and while it was still satisfying in some places it could have been much better just like the DLC overall. 

The Final Verdict

The final episode of The Tyranny Of King Washington was easily the best episode of the series although it still suffered from some problems like it being extremely overpriced for the amount of content you will be getting in this episode. The return of naval missions was welcomed and enjoyed just like in Assassins Creed 3. Hopefully if there is an Assassins Creed 4 DLC (Most likely) that some major changes are made. 

+Naval missions return
+New York is a much better setting

+/- Bear powers are fun but the weakest of the three 

-Still overpriced 
-Lack of content

Final Score 


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