Assassin's Creed: Revelations is like an onion, there are many layers. Also like an onion, it's high in antioxidants. Don't believe me? Eat it. On the surface you play as Desmond, a young man who was born to be an assassin. His long lineage of assassin family members means he's as easy target for the Templars and a perfect candidate for the Animus. With the help of some really cool technology, he's able to access the memories of his ancestors, Altair and Ezio.
Assassin's Creed: Revelations
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC
ESRB Rating: M
What kind of Game is it?
Some might describe the Assassin's Creed games as a time-traveling parkour simulator. In actuality Assassin's Creed: Revelations is the fourth game in a series of action-adventure games. The game borders on sandbox with the vast amount of cities, quests and dimensions you'll have access to. That's not to say AssCreed: Rev won't offer a rich narrative as well. This installment in the series ends the stories of Ezio and Altair.
Who Developed it?
The Assassin's Creed series is one of Ubisoft's crown jewels. Developed by Ubisoft Montreal, Assassin's Creed: Revelations was created by the same team who worked on Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, as well as Assassin's Creed and Assassin's Creed 2 and 2. I think it's safe to say this team knows the story of Desmond pretty well.
What's the Story?
Revelations catches up with Ezio years after the events of Brotherhood. Older, more mature, and just as stabby, Ezio is still on a mission to find the clues his ancestors have left behind. Through these relics, Ezio will be able to dive even deeper into the depths of the Animus and relive sequences from Altair's memories. Parallel to that story, Desmond is still in the real world, trying to cope with the affects of the animius while evading the Templars. While this does end Ezio's and Altair's chapters, Desmond's story will still have much more to tell.
Multiplayer elements were introduced to the series in Brotherhood and Revelations will build upon the features it laid out. New features will range from the basic, new maps, characters, etc, to the more advanced like gameplay modes. These new modes consists of more story-focused missions, Capture the Flag, and Deathmatch. Gamers will be able to customize their assassins and create guilds.
What Did We Say?
From Morgan Webb's Assassin's Creed: Revelations review.
"The story is one of my favorite parts of this game. It’s engaging and satisfying, and, well, revelatory. A newcomer to the series will be able to follow the story without problem, but fans of the series will be excited by the answers and information we receive. This is not to say we now know everything there is to know about the Assassins Creed universe, but the writers did an artful job of both wrapping up the story and leaving the gamer curious and excited for the next game. This proves you don’t need a cliffhanger ending to keep people coming back for more."
Check Ezio, Desmond and Altair it out in action!