The Assassin's Creed series has a special place in gamers' hearts since its first installment. However, Assassin's Creed 3 was one the games that was not up to the series' player base expectations, especially after the launch of Assassin's Creed 4, which was quickly adopted.
It turns out Assassin's Creed 3 was over-shadowed by all the fuss around AC4 and it became the least favorite game of the franchise. Assassin's Creed 4 was a complete game with impeccable graphics and impressive fighting concepts. The launch of Assassin's Creed 3 remastered does a pretty good job in reviving the least favorite game of the series and bringing back gamers' trust in the franchise.
Let's take a look at what AC3 Remastered has in store for you.
Talking about the upgrades, the most notable change was the sublime graphics. The game is available in 4k to give you the ultra-gaming experience. Frames per second differ from platform to platform. Constant 30 fps was observed with Xbox One and PS4 pro. While on PC with i7-7700k and an 8 Gb GTX 1080, the game showed remarkable 60 fps at 1440p giving you the crystal-clear graphics to relish your favorite game.
The characters, buildings and even minor details like tainted glass windows were on point and looked incredibly realistic. Furthermore, the weather updates were remarkable too, with snowy wilderness in the winters and sparkling wildlife in the springs. The only things that lack certain clarity are the moving animals and characters, which gives away the fact that the game was built on the previous generation and upgrades are made from there.
The only issue still persistent is its weak audio quality. Lip-syncing was quite out of sink and the sound is a little delayed from the actual occurrence. For example, the sound of glass breaking outside the animus comes a second later after the actual shattering. So, while all the updates are meant to improve the quality of the game, we can say that the developers missed a few small audio issues.
Minimap and Weapons update
The Minimap is surely a major update that shows the exact position of the enemies and which direction they are standing. This is important feature for this game genre, which is all about stealth and knowing the exact information. Thanks to that, you can wander around the map and sneak into the mission building without alerting all the enemy troops.
In the remastered version, you can make your own weapons instead of buying and you can craft a weapon to support your stealth attacks and kills. You could distract the enemies through misleading whistles and hiding in the bushes with your silent blade as the main stealth weapon.
All in all, the developers has certainly taken notice of the old version's weakest spots and tried to put the game back out there with the improved quality it deserves. Major improvements can be seen on the graphics and on overall ambiance of 18th century America. Stealth mechanics are also improved for the quick sneaking and more stealth kills. The only annoying thing are the repetitive missions and the final stand.