Assassin’s Creed: Revelations is the 3rd game in the action packed series chronicling Desmond Miles’ epic epic adventure through the history of his ancestor Ezio Auditore using a fascinating machine called The Animus. If that sounds a little confusing and convoluted, then you’re ready to jump right in the bumpy ride that is Assassin’s Creed.
If you want a synopsis of the game, you can Google that. There’s no need for me to reveal the entire plot to you here. What fun would that be?
And really, if I did that, then the credits wouldn’t be nearly as gratifying for you. Trust me on that one.
But Here’s some highlights form the game that I thought were both interesting comical.
Let’s call it:
The Nerdy Nurses Assassin’s Creed Awesomeness Feed:
- There is an entire button devoted to throwing dirt in people’s faces. No need to press a weird combination, you get a single button dirt throw. (On the XBOX 360 it’s the X button. Try it. I dare ya)
- It’s kind of like Grand Theft Auto, in that you have an open world to explore and can stray from the task at hand… except instead of driving Cheeta’s to pick up street walkers to eventually steal their cash, you’re navigating a horse and buggy to pick up gypsies to distract guards and wreak havoc on Templars.
- Thanks to the Hook Blade, the climbing in this game is way more enjoyable. It also doubles as a weapon and guard tossing tool.
- You can walk around in crows and pickpocket money from people. We used this as an opportunity to play Robin Hood, and gave the money to any beggar’s that asked.
- You can make bombs. These can be used for various ninja-like tasks such as distraction, crowd control, or you can just blow people up.
- Fortunately there are plenty of ladders throughout the game. Apparently, to a toddler, going up and down a ladder is about the best thing since sliced bread. I’m sure that Ubisoft probably didn’t have a 2 year old in mind when they were in development, but my little boy was certainly impressed and appreciative of the ladders.
- It’s kind of like a Ninja Warrior video game set except you’re in ancient Constantinople and Templar’s seriously have it out for you.
- You can call in help from your assassin hopefuls who are eager to rise in the ranks of the Assassin Brotherhood.
- The Ancient Mayan Apocalypse 2012 theory is dispersed throughout gameplay. You find powerful weapon’s from the past that are remnants of prior advanced civilizations. The goal is learn from the mistakes of our pasts so the we can avoid repeating them in our future. Simple right? Apparently not, because according to the game (and the Mayan’s) we’ve already experiences these tragic fates. So those solar flares those scientists are warning us about may be a cause for concern. It was for the previous civilizations in this game, anyways.
- This games lends credibility to the idea that video games can actually CAN keep someone alive. You know, because the only’ reasons Desmond hasn’t bit the dust in that coma of his is because his brain is being stimulated by the remote viewing, time-travel machine (or… you could think of it like a video game).
Ok. So I know you totally want to throw dirt in people’s face’s and go up and down ladders. So go ahead, stimulate that brain activity!