Assassin’s Creed: Revelations is Ezio’s final arc in the Assassin’s Creed series where he tries to uncover the mystery of Altaïr. Here is our Assassin’s Creed: Revelations Review.
The game was developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft, it was released on November 14, 2011, for PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360. It also got released alongside Assassin’s Creed II and Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood in the Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection on November 15, 2016, for PS4 and Xbox One, this is also the version of the game we used to review the game.
In Assassin’s Creed: Revelations, Ezio leaves Italy behind and sets off on a new adventure in Constantinople to learn more about the Apple of Eden and Altair’s connection to it. This all leads back to Juno talking to Desmond through Ezio and that Ezio knows he is a vessel for information for someone else. The story is great, but there are some ups and downs, it has a lot to do and you dont feel rushed to really start doing the main story right away because there is also some side content to explore.
Overall, the game itself is pretty short compared to the earlier games in the series. Almost all of them took me about 2+ days to beat, but I managed to complete this one on the same day, a bit disappointing, but there were worse things that could have happened and in the end, both Ezio and Altair got a pretty good send-off to make room for a new protagonist to take reigns.
There was not much wrong in terms of the story, but I did feel like I missed characters from the previous games like Leonardo Da Vinci and the others. Everyone you meet is basically new, and some dont stick around either after meeting them. Some callbacks or something that guided you from 1 game to the next would have been nice, but seeing old man Ezio doing it all alone is also kind of nice, following his story and seeing how he matured from a young boy having a street fight to master assassin.
The gameplay is almost exactly the same as AC Brotherhood, and I love that it doesn’t try to do anything extreme at this time yet, it works perfectly and that’s all that matters. They do introduce some new things like the bomb system and they changed the Borgia towers to Assassin Den’s and they have some tower defense type of system that was pretty fun to do as well.
The visuals of the game are improved even more and Constantinople just looks perfect. Out of all the Assassin’s Creed remasters, this is the best looking and is close to a current-gen looking game at times with its environment. It sticks with 1 location the majority of the time, but late game you do travel to some underground town, but this isn’t that interesting, to be honest, there is not much to do there other than the story stuff and some collectibles. Constantinople just looks so good, it made me want to game to be even longer.
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