Assassin's Creed III: The Tyranny of King Washington: The Redemption Review
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Assassin's Creed III: The Tyranny of King Washington: The Redemption Box Art
System: Xbox 360, PS3, PC*
Dev: Ubisoft Montreal
Pub: Ubisoft
Release: April 23, 2013
Players: 1
Screen Resolution: 480p-1080p Blood, Intense Violence, Sexual Themes, Strong Language

The best part of Redemption is not watching the scenery, but watching the evolution of our first President as the power of the Apple changes him. I feel as if Ubisoft released the DLC for Assassin’s Creed 3 just so they could tell the story of Redemption. Leading a new revolution to overthrow an oppressive government is a thrill – even if it plays a little shallow.

Assassin's Creed III: The Tyranny of King Washington: The Redemption Screenshot

Overthrowing Washington doesn’t end the story. We also get to witness how the alternate timeline affects Desmond in the main timeline. This is where I have another gripe. Redemption offers players different endings depending on how many Memory Glyphs they find. Ubisoft commits an unforgiveable act by not letting every player experience such an essential part of the story.

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Ubisoft has handled the Assassin’s Creed DLC in a less than ideal way. In order to play through the entire Tyranny story you have to spend $30. I can’t recommend spending that much money on six hours of content; especially when most of that content consists of banal, time-filling missions. If you’ve already played the first two episodes, you might as well play the last one. But if you haven’t started yet, don’t bother. Despite being the best of the DLC packs, Redemption offers little to redeem The Tyranny of King Washington.

By
Robert VerBruggen
Contributing Writer
Date: April 25, 2013

RATING OUT OF 5
RATING DESCRIPTION
4.0
Graphics
They’re the same ACIII graphics - very nice.
2.0
Control
Someday we’ll play an AC game with good controls. Today is not that day.
4.2
Music / Sound FX / Voice Acting
The same effects and acting - again, very nice.
2.7
Play Value
A short game with a terrible ending.
3.0
Overall Rating - Fair
Not an average. See Rating legend below for a final score breakdown.
Review Rating Legend
0.1 - 1.9 = Avoid 2.5 - 2.9 = Average 3.5 - 3.9 = Good 4.5 - 4.9 = Must Buy
2.0 - 2.4 = Poor 3.0 - 3.4 = Fair 4.0 - 4.4 = Great 5.0 = The Best

Game Features:

  • Explore an alternate reality.
  • An all-new single-player story lets you experience history as you’ve never imagined it.
  • Acquire and master all-new skills to fend off this new threat to freedom, including Bear Power.


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