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Assassin’s Creeed 3 [PC] Review/Comparison

Posted on December 8, 2012 AT 05:03pm

With Assassin’s Creed 3 out for the PC, one can start to wonder just what the differences are between the console and the PC version hence why this review will not be focusing as much on the game itself, but the transition from console to PC. If you’re interested in the full DigitalNoob’s Assassin’s Creed 3 review, click the link provided. I personally have to agree with Dave’s review, though I might have scored it with an 8.5, maybe a 9 on a better day.

From the start, I have to say that if you’re going to get Assassin’s Creed 3 for the PC, get a good video card. NVIDIA was kind enough to provide me with a GeForce GTX 660 just as Borderlands 2 came out, and it did wonders for the game; Assassin’s Creed 3 is no different. Even with an older rig (Intel i5 750 @ 2.67GHz, 8GB Ram, Win 7 64bit), the video card brings the game to life with flawless graphics, even at max settings. The game is smooth as a baby’s end and it still amazes me just how beautiful this is.

As for controls, a little reworking of the default keyboard layout and I found my perfect combination of keys and nearly everything is customizable. Using the standard WASD for movement, E to interact, and Right Mouse Button for high profile, any PC gamer will find themselves at ease with the controls. The only time I ever found myself at a mildly awkward moment was when I was engaged in combat. E is your counter button, so trying to make sure that you’re ready for an attack AND moving can twist the fingers a bit, but after a few rounds, it felt natural.

One fun thing that Assassin’s Creed 3 supports is the TXAA technology from NVIDIA. It changes the world in the game and is simply amazing the difference between having it disabled and enabled. Another item is the DX11 technology. I would do it no justice to explain; check out the video below (it’s short and well worth the watch).

Just like the console versions, Assassin’s Creed 3 is played through Uplay, and the setup is nearly flawless. Only a few times did I ever run into a server error or a lag problem, but it never lasted long. While Uplay does feel like Steam, I don’t mind it; I get extra rewards for my achievements and everyone loves free stuff.

Overall, there’s not much of a difference between the console version and the PC one, so if you’ve been waiting to see if Assassin’s Creed 3 is worth it for the PC, the answer is a resounding yes, go get it. And if you don’t have the best of video cards, treat yourself to one; the holidays are just around the corner.

As a gamer for life, I've watched many things come and go. My controller has changed color and shape many times, along with my console. A fan of action RPGs and the like, I'm always willing to give a good game the chance to impress me. || Editor-In-Chief || @GamingMistress || GamingMistress@DigitalNoob.com

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