Assassin’s Creed III Remastered (Switch) – Review
Follow Genre: Action Adventure Sandbox game
Developer: Ubisoft Entertainment
Publisher: Ubisoft Entertainment
Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One
Tested on: Switch

Assassin’s Creed III Remastered (Switch) – Review

Site Score
8.1
Good: A lot of variety in the missions, new fighting mechanics
Bad: The first few hours don't bring anything new to the franchise
User Score
8.5
(4 votes)
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All things considered, most of the people out there think of Assassin’s Creed III as one of the more boring games in the franchise. We already had the two wonderful predecessors Assassin’s Creed and Assassin’s Creed II, which have been played endlessly by many of the true fans of this series. But we advise you to get through the first three sequences of Assassin’s Creed III Remastered because after that, the game totally turns around. We might even say it becomes a hidden gem in the Assassin’s Creed series.

Story

Desmond and his party find the Grand Temple in a cave located in New York. By using an Ezio’s Apple of Eden, Desmond is able to access this temple and activates a large portion of the equipment inside it. After investigating the cave they also stumble upon a timer which predicts the date of the Second Disaster. At the same moment Desmond collapses and his party, which includes his father, makes him enter the Animus where he relives the memories of his ancestor, Haytham Kenway.

In the meantime, Desmond is thrown in the first sequence: Theatre Royal, Covent Garden (1754). His goal is to murder Miko, who is in the possession of a medallion, and get away with it quietly. This medallion is believed to open a storehouse that belonged to the ones that came before. Upon receiving this trinket he is dispatched to the British American colonies to find the entrance and whereabouts of this storehouse.

Haytham boards a ship and discovers a conspiracy against him along the way. He gets rid of the problem and arrives in Boston. Here a party of five men are at his disposal if he succeeds in helping them first. Those men are no less than Charles Lee, William Johnson, Thomas Hickey, Benjamin Church and Jonathan Pitcairn.

Along the way, he notices the fact that there is a slave trader, Silas Thatcher, who enslaved a large group of Kanien’kehá:ka. He hopes that freeing them will get him closer to his goals of finding the storehouse of the ones that came before. Haytham and his party go on a mission to free the group of Kanien’kehá:ka and succeed. Weeks pass by and finally, he gets in contact with one of the former captives and strikes a deal; the head of general Braddock for the information she possesses about the storehouse.

Graphics

Assassin’s Creed III was first released in 2012 and looked stunning for that time. Now they just released the remastered version of the game and it doesn’t feel like an actual remaster. The lighting is one of the most visible changes they made, the game feels more lively throughout the use of different lighting techniques. But apart from that, the graphics look pretty much the same with some occasional ‘better’ textures thrown upon it.

Sound

The developers have done some more changes to the sound. They made the voices more authentic and you can actually hear it has been their priority. The gunshots and all the other background noises are pretty much the same, they also seem a lot quieter than they actually should be. The game is of course still fully voice acted, one of the treats of this franchise.

Gameplay 

Assassin’s Creed III Remastered is an action adventure with a sandbox kind of feel to it. Your main goal is to recover all the memories of Desmond’s ancestor, who is, in this case, Haytham Kenway. You time-jump a lot from the memories of Haytham that you experience and get to relive in the Animus to the present day where you follow the journey of Desmond and his party in the Grand Temple.

The combat system in the game has had an enormous upgrade from its predecessors, where Assassin’s Creed and Assassin’s Creed II focus mainly on stealth and basic fighting. Assassin’s Creed III Remastered implements a lot of new features which make it a lot more fun to get into actual fighting. We are now provided with Dual wielding, double-counterattacks and chain kills.

Besides the combat system, the exploration of the game is still one of its main goals. Since there is a lot more ground to cover, the developers added fast travel which was new mechanic for the franchise. They also added a lot of new free running options that make use of the current environment you’re in.

We are also provided with naval combat and naval missions which ease us into it before Assassin’s Creed IV takes place. Besides that are we also provided with a new set of hunting missions. Through hunting and selling the resources we gather from the kills we are provided with a lot more money.

Conclusion

Assassin’s Creed III Remastered is one of the better choices for a remaster. The game is labelled as one of the lesser games of the franchise but diving back into it will make a lot of people change their mind. We became addicted after the third sequence and fell in love with the storylines and missions. The missions bring us a lot of variety. Do you want to gamble, do you want to hunt, do you want a naval experience or just the plain old story missions? Assassin’s Creed III Remastered has it all and we are glad this game got its remastered.

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Assassin's Creed III Remastered (Switch) - Review, 8.5 out of 10 based on 4 ratings
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