Assassins Creed 3 and Liberation officially getting remastered. Part of Odyssey season pass.

JohnnyFootball

The Last of Us may be third person, but it is hardly third person.
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https://kotaku.com/assassins-creed-iii-is-getting-remastered-1829031268

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey’s season pass will include, among other things, a remastered version of Assassin’s Creed III, publisher Ubisoft said today. There’s also downloadable content set in Atlantis, DLC surrounding the “first hero to wield the iconic hidden blade,” and a remaster of Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation.

The Assassin’s Creed III remaster will also be available standalone for PC, PS4, and Xbox One when it goes live in March, Ubisoft said. It’ll have improved “gameplay mechanics” and “ergonomics,” about which we’ve asked the company for more details.
Assassins Creed 3 is interesting as it is far and away my least favorite AC game. I thought the mechanics were terrible, the side content was terrible and pointless as was the crafting and crap like Encyclopedia of the Common which turned the game into the Sims in areas. However, the story was pretty good and has far and away the best "villain" in the series.
If they can tweak/simplify the negatives I think it would be a decent remaster.
 
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Definitely in for AC3... I'm not a series fan but I loved the setting and home base of this one.

ACL I don't really even know much about it. Set in New Orleans, right, and quick google shows it doesn't have a base per se, but just a headquarters? How is that part of it? On par with other home bases like AC3's or have any features like Black Flag's deployments or whatever?
 
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I know it's not the most appreciated one, its not my favorite either, but I think AC 3 has the best looking combats in the series.
I was always so surprised when playing it, all animations were so perfect, everything looked always perfectly smooth, no matter if you cancelled something, parried at the last second or whatever, it just had a perfect flow and always looked very natural and believable on screen, all actions were always linked perfectly between each other no matter the timing, and this has been lost with the following episodes.

If they change mechanics in it, I fear this might go away.
 
#11
AC3 had the best animations in terms of combat to date. I just couldn't be bothered with all the shit in what they called the frontier.
Using a redcoat as human shield was so satisfying.
 
#14
AC3 is my second favorite AC game after AC2

i don't get the hate it gets, it has by FAR the best gameplay of the whole series, it's on a whole new level from the rest
 
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Hopefully they remaster the game so you aren’t stuck in tutorial mode until Chapter 11 or so.

Omg 3 was the one I was most interested in... Until I played it. I couldn’t finish that story soon enough.

What a wasted opportunity.
 

JohnnyFootball

The Last of Us may be third person, but it is hardly third person.
#18
Wonder how much of a "remaster" it'll be on PC.
AC3 is my second favorite AC game after AC2

i don't get the hate it gets, it has by FAR the best gameplay of the whole series, it's on a whole new level from the rest
It gets hate because a lot of people feel the gameplay was complete and utter shit. Most of the side content, was boring, unfun, tedious and worst provided you with no ingame incentive to complete. The naval battles were ok, but they were improved so much in Black Flag that AC3s became obsolete. The crafting system menu was confusing, tedious and complete crap. All things like Encyclopedia of the Common Man and just the homestead in general was crap. Those fucking lockpicks (which they made worse in Unity). Had absolutely godawful terrible side objectives (Chase this guy through crowds, but don't run into anyone). It was also the worst AC to do 100% completion (Unity is a not-too-distant second), specifically unfogging the map was a HUGE pain since viewpoints only partially uncovered the map.

On top of all of that, the game didn't really get going to until like the 5th sequence when Connor was fully grown.

Despite all of those complaints, if you just focused on the story and main missions it was an alright game and Haythem Kenway is one of the best characters in the AC universe (although Charles Lee was terrible)
 
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Great news. ACIII is my favorite game in the series. I will definitely buy the remaster. I haven't really been interested in the series after ACIV. I still haven't finished that game.

It gets hate because a lot of people feel the gameplay was complete and utter shit.
I liked the gameplay. Combat was great and tomahawk was fun to use.
 
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Redneckerz

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Remember the Far Cry 3 Classic Edition fiasco. Lets hope it's not just a port from X360/PS3 versions.
Was it really so bad? From what i recall from the DF version, it was a barebones port, but did do 1440p on the upgraded consoles. Even so, even the regular v ersions are still a big upgrade over the PS360 releases since they took all the PC stuff to this Classic Edition. - https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2018-far-cry-classic-is-a-barebones-pc-port

Essentially predominantly base XBO had performance issue that tampered with the gameplay.
Its not on PS4 or X1. Only PC, last gen and Vita
To be fair, Liberation HD was only PC and last gen consoles - on Vita it obmitted the HD part. Nitpicking, but yeah :p
 

JohnnyFootball

The Last of Us may be third person, but it is hardly third person.
#25
Was it really so bad? From what i recall from the DF version, it was a barebones port, but did do 1440p on the upgraded consoles. Even so, even the regular v ersions are still a big upgrade over the PS360 releases since they took all the PC stuff to this Classic Edition. - https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2018-far-cry-classic-is-a-barebones-pc-port

Essentially predominantly base XBO had performance issue that tampered with the gameplay.

To be fair, Liberation HD was only PC and last gen consoles - on Vita it obmitted the HD part. Nitpicking, but yeah :p
No it wasn't that bad at all. While Farcry 3 classic was a barebones port, it delivered exactly what it was supposed to deliver. It ran fine. Could it have been better? Sure, but it was perfectly playable. In order to give a 60 fps experience, the game code likely needed a lot of work since even on a high end PC it doesn't run all that impressively.
 
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I was fine with AC:III really. Was it as good as AC:II or Brotherhood... No. But it's better than Revelations and the first one.
The first one is great, it had some repetitive missions (which AC doesn't), but I don't think it gets enough credit these days for being as unique as it was. I loved the sense of mystery the Desmond stuff lent the franchise, ultimately I think they bungled the future/past stuff though in subsequent games, it just didn't turn out to be all that interesting of a plot.
 

JohnnyFootball

The Last of Us may be third person, but it is hardly third person.
#28
Was Rogue remaster good? This will be similar most likely. I need to buy that at some point too.
Rogue remaster was good in terms of being what it needed to be. Is it a good game? If you loved Black Flag and want more of that style in a more AC3 setting then yeah you will like it. It's a decent game, but there is little doubt that it was developed on the cheap.