We've written a ton of Assassin's Creed 3 previews over the last few months, but this is a big one. This is the one where we finally get a hands-on chance to play the game's one-player mode, walk around, kill people, and otherwise fill the shoes of the Assassin himself.
Miquel "Kill All Red Coats" Concepcion was particularly impressed with the rope dart weapon. Here's a little bit of his Assassin's Creed 3 hands-on preview:
"It is also in this chapter that Connor is introduced to the rope dart, which I'm confident will be an essential weapon for the rest of the game. Its long range advantages and ease of use remind me of the near-exploitative convenience of the taser from Syphon Filter. No, it doesn't make Connor invincible, but it does give him a notable advantage at the beginning of a fight against half a dozen Red Coats; and you're all but ensured victory if you're just taking on one enemy on patrol. The initial stun of a rope dart attack lasts long enough for you to charge and close the gap between you and your target for a swift kill. The rope dart excels in its versatility, where different actions with the analog sticks can let you either reel in an enemy toward you or so simply hang the foe for a time saving kill."
Read the rest of our Assassin's Creed 3 preview.