Assassin's Creed III Liberation
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First of all this game looks great and I'm definitely getting it. Battlefreak, the Vita is a must for any gamer. It is an amazing system with more RAM than a PS3. Just think about how good of a deal it is: 2 cameras, an AMAZING touch screen that works better than an iPhone's, a touch panel, dual analog sticks, and even a tilt sensor! The little devil is a beautiful creation easily worth more than it costs. However, I would suggest you simply get the bundle with this game. You get a white Wi-Fi Vita, a 4gb memory card, and AC Liberation all for $250. You can't beat that. I personally pre-ordered the Vita because I wanted it so bad. Now, I don't use it too much because there aren't very many good games out yet. That's the biggest mistake of gaming; buying a console that doesn't have tons of good games on release date. But with all the games lined up already, I can firmly say the Vita is probably the greatest portable gaming system ever made.
This is my first Assassin's Creed game, and I finally understand what all the hype is about. I thought that this game was great! The story is a little thin in spots, and the motivation for some missions doesn't make sense occasionally, but otherwise the game is pretty solid. My one problem with this game is the controls. They can be kind of glitchy, especially in the middle of an intense mission, which is a pain. (That might just be me, though...I've been reading other reviews and some people just don't seem to have that problem) The camera is impossible to control at times, too, but those are the only real critiques I have for this game. It's probably one of the better games out there for the PS Vita right now.
Great Vita Title!
Just got the ps vita bundle today and the game is almost perfect! The story is amazing with great gameplay. The graphics are great for a handheld system and has great graphics. But then comes in the multiplayer. The multiplayer isnt what i expected. Basically what it is, is you try to conquer other players citys by clicking on there city and watching a hologram do generic fighting and see who wins.if you win your player levels up and you conquer the city. As you conquer citys your map expands. to make it worse there are many of these "conquer" games on the apple and android devices. They could have been a little bit more creative and its excruciatingly boring after ten minutes. Its no match to the console multiplayer modes on the ps3 and xbox. this was a mistake on ubisofts part. If your looking for lasting appeal theres always tons of side quests as ussual and all kinds of trophies but the multiplayer is not the best aspect of the game. Get the game for the story mode aspect and not the online. trust me.
Assassin's Creed III: Liberation is the first legit handheld game in the franchise. While there were Assassin's Creed games on both PSP and DS, none of these offered the console experience in handheld form. Liberation gives you a large sandbox world to explore, along with graphics that are pretty close to the games on the big home consoles. While it may not hit the visual mark of some scenes in Assassin's Creed III, I feel the world feels more alive than some other Assassin's Creed games I've played, as the world is full of pedestrians going about their business, such as sawing wood, working on houses, fishing, etc. You can even interact with the animals. This is a world that feels lived-in. Unlike many handheld games where you feel detached because of its portable style of play, Liberation immerses you in this world. This is Liberation, you should probably buy it.
In terms of story, I really enjoyed Aveline's tale. There's a good cast of colorful characters here, many brimming with lots of charm. Aveline is a strong protagonist. She walks and acts with a certain style of confidence, even when her race is suffering under slavery, she is a strong female character that is rare in games.
As far as graphics go, this is one of Vita's best. While it looks as good as Uncharted: Golden Abyss at times, it also sometimes looks a little worse. Like most open world games, Liberation has its highs and lows, but its highs are much higher than its lows are lower, because even at its lows, the world is still brimming with exceptional detail. You want to explore this beautiful world. Liberation's graphics are definitely near the top of Vita's library, especially considering this is an open world.
Onto the gameplay, personally, I love it. I think the mechanics feel very solid and it plays beautifully on the Vita. Running around the city, climbing buildings, taking down foes, etc. all feels great.
Despite being an incredible game, it does lack some polish to take it to that next level. Like Assassin's Creed III on home consoles, Liberation also has some glitches and framerate hiccups. I've seen people walk through houses, disappear from the world right in front of me, etc. To be fair, these are pretty minor distractions at best, but I think it's worth mentioning. Onto the framerate, it's usually pretty okay, but sometimes it'll get bogged down.
If you have a Vita and want a large open world game, I'd highly recommend buying Liberation.
Fun game the only negative thing I have to say is some of the mini games are VERY annoying i.e. a maze which requires you to move the vita around, and a camera brightness thing for decoding letters. Lucky I have experianced only 3 bugs, but they were very minor and lasted about half a second. Most of the time I just run around killing guards and exploring.
PS Vita's Best Possible Title Yet!
I enjoy my PS Vita. In fact, I have a pretty neat collection of Vita games, no digital ones though, I prefer having physical media. Like many, I have pretty much mastered all my vita games and have earned every trophy. I hope this game is long and full of activities because this will be one of those mobile games you carry with you wherever you go. I am excited for this.
A Great Game For The Vita.
well, to start off, this game gets a lot of things right. It has a African American woman as the main character, it pushes the vita's limits and therefore produces great gameplay and great graphics, and it also knows what it''s doing and supports the system in almost every way, adding new mechanics to a franchise that was already wonderful. Many people may avoid this game because of this however if you are a vita or future vita owner (like myself) it would be wise to look into this game if you haven't already. Also, if you're unsure about buying this game, there are many videos on youtube with gameplay to help you decide, as well as a bundle coming out on the same day as Assassin's Creed 3 that i think many people would consider purchasing. With only 11 days before this game releases, this game should be a game in every vita owners library.
A fair game, yet somewhat disapointing
You're probably going to buy this game anyway and enjoy it, I wouldn't blame you. It's not a bad game at all, in fact it's quite good. My problem with it is that its feel goes tries for an assassin game, but contrasts itself with an Arkham City approach, which really bothers the heck out of me. The original game was flawed because it was about "Sneaky stabby gameplay" but this doesn't really do that, instead it's more "Here is your equipment from the pass games, plus some new stuff, and you will fight like Batman" If the level design was made for more of a stalker stealth approach, this game would have been WAY better, instead you occasionally stab a dude, and fight everyone, in an unfitting way. You don't have to escape, you have to kill everyone. Really, this series itself lost focus on the stealth assassin aspect and went for more of a fast pace run to the objective and fight everyone sort of game.
NOW I want a PSVita... MUST MEET MINIMUM CHARACTERS REQUIREMENT -_- !@#$%^&*()(*&^%$#@!@$%^&*()(*&^%
Not the portable AC I was looking for.
What I thought would be a great handheld version of the Assassin's Creed franchise is hampered down by glitches, sound problems and graphical hiccups that hurt the experience. This plays just like the other Assassin Creed games, the free running parkour is there and plays really nicely, the simple combat and the notoriety and assassinations are there from its console counter parts, but some of the design choices hold it back. The new persona system that lets you take on three personas (Assassin, Lady, and slave) work and looks good on paper but the end result leaves much to be desired. The game looks good on the system, but the game suffers from slow down in certain locations and there are graphical hiccups where NPC's will seem to vanish and reappear. The sound doesn't hold up that well either, there are some great voice acting and sound effects the sound will sometimes freakout. Now if you can look over all of this you got yourself a good action game that will keep you busy for a few hours, but for those who can't look pass these problems I recommend something else.