Assassin’s Creed: Revelations Review
A solid conclusion to the Ezio Trilogy.
There are several new elements to Revelations that may or may not excite you depending on personal preference. The first is Den Defense, which activates when a group of enemies try to invade the areas you control. Den Defense is essentially a tower defense game which involves Ezio setting up barricades and Assassins to stop incoming enemy waves from breach your Den. While this element can be fun, it gets boring quickly. Thankfully though, Den Defense is optional after you complete the 1st one in the game.
Another yet interesting addition to the game is the Desmond memory sequences. These sequences are not required to finish the game and merely act as optional side sequences. There are 8 of these sequences in total and they can be unlocked by collecting data fragments while roaming around the city as Ezio. What’s bizarre to note is that these sequences are actually puzzle/platformer first-person levels with you controlling Desmond. These strange sequences give away mixed vibes as they can be fun but at the same time are drastically different than what you are used to from an Assassin’s Creed game.
Multiplayer is a large portion of Assassin’s Creed first introduced in Brotherhood and further refined in Revelations. There are new additions of characters, maps, and modes that add a ton of playtime to an already large Single-Player campaign. Ubisoft this time around decided to add a story element to the multiplayer component. Although it’s not substantially significant, the story in the multiplayer gives an interesting prospective at what Abstergo Industries are planning and how the Templars undergo training.
While Assassin’s Creed Revelations didn’t resonate with me as much as Assassin’s Creed 2 did, it did a great job of wrapping up the Ezio trilogy. Polished graphics and gameplay, a complex fascinating story, and diversity in missions and locations are on the forefront of why Revelations is a great experience. Assassin’s Creed: Revelations is the most polished entry to the series yet and will definitely give fans a solid conclusion to the Ezio/Altair arc of the story.