Real Talk By: Vex
Has it only been a year? Is it too soon? Is Creed turning into Ubisoft’s cash cow? All valid questions, concerning the latest installment of Assassin’s Creed multi-player. I was also skeptical about this game even having a multi-player added on until last years release of Brotherhood proved me wrong. The results were not only fun and addictive, but also well executed minus some connection issues. But in a years time could such result be duplicated?
Gameplay wise, yes. The elements that made last years multi-player portion fun are back and with a load of improvements. The menu hub has been over hauled to make connecting with friends and customization simple. Yes, there is more depth to the character customization from clothing taunts and the stun melee as well. Not to mention the addition of some new characters that look absolutely bad a**. There has even been a friend-list dare challenge ladder which pins you against friends even if you aren’t playing at the same time. As long as your friends put in work, you will be kept busy trying to top their scores. To add to this all ready healthy improvement there has been a story added to the multi-player. As you go up in rank not only do you unlock credits to customize, you also unlock pictures and videos telling your Templar’s story.
Fan’s of the series will notice the improvement of the playlist. Game modes have been added that resemble Halo’s zombie mode known as corrupted, they have also added their own variation of capture the flag. A hardcore mode named Assassination has been added which removes the help given in other modes to find your target. You are forced to use your instinct and fast fingers to find your or should I say choose your target. It’s only till you are a midget’s length away from another Templar that you are alerted a target is near. The map layouts make it challenging no matter what game mode you are playing, though some of the edge is lost when playing some of the maps they revamped from the last game. Having played a lot of Brotherhood it was a let down to see so many remade maps. I attribute this to the one year turn around of the release. Not to say the maps weren’t given a new coat of paint like the rest of the multi-player because they did indeed, but I would still prefer an all new setting. The graphics weren’t a giant leap, but it was enough to notice.
Another thing I did notice was the connection issues. What is really nerve wrenching is trying to connect to matches with a friend, it takes forever sometimes and sometimes you can’t connect period. I figured they would have fixed this issue by now. In their defense, once you connect it runs smoother than Jerry curl juice. Though I would suggest they release a patch asap. They went as far as adding a display to show your NAT setting, so if mines open, what’s the issue? All in all this is an improvement from last years version. I would suggest this if you’re a diehard Creed fan, but if not I suggest you wait a little bit.
Assassin’s Creed Revelations Multi-player gets MF MF MF M out of five
+ The game has improved more in one year than Call of Duty or Madden has in five.
+Corrupted Mode is a lot of fun
- This game deserves more MF’s than a Sam Jackson movie, but the season pass and lack of attention to connection issues keep it at a three and a half.
-Low map count. Several are recycled from the previous game