This DLC is an alternate history version of Assassin’s Creed III where Washington becomes the mad king due to the Apple of Eden’s influence. Here is our Assassin’s Creed III: The Tyranny of King Washington Remastered Review.
The DLC was developed by Ubisoft Montreal and Ubisoft Québec, and published by Ubisoft, it was released on April 23, 2013, for PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Wii U. It was also released on March 29, 2019, for PS4 and Xbox One as part of the Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Season Pass, this is also the version of the DLC we used to review the game.
After touching the apple of Eden together with Washington, Connor gets transported to an alternate history where the templars never really got started and Washington got the apple and corrupted him. So nothing that happens here is real, this makes the story feel a bit more lackluster because it just feels like it’s not going to matter in the end, but they did semi-make up for it in the end. You will meet more people from America’s history and some faces will return, but this time as villains.
The story is okay, it’s kind of over the top, but it’s just like the main game, very linear, and the side things that are there don’t feel like something you want to do due to it not being helpful for the main game in any way. You do get some epic powers, but they feel more like an extension of the story.
Powers are the new big thing here, while it’s cool to have and use, it’s all this DLC revolves around and the basic gameplay is just gone, all you do is fly with the eagle powers, be invisible with the wolf powers, and take down all targets. There is also a bear power that is extremely overpowered, but the use is not worth it most of the time due to the amount of health you lose from it. Each time you use one of the powers you lose a bit of health and that really holds back the amount of fun you can have as well, it would have been a lot more fun if you had unlimited access.
The rest of the gameplay is mostly the same, the game goes for the visuals, and it does have a cool new setpiece in the 3rd episode that you get to visit a few times, but overall, just like the main game, it’s a bit disappointing.
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