From this article, we are going to discuss the game, Assassin’s Creed – Revelations. This game is also known as the fourth game of the main game series.
This game is also the last game of The Ezio Trilogy which followed Assassin’s Creed II and Assassin’s Creed – Brotherhood. Assassin’s Creed Revelations released in 2011, year after Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood.
This game, unlike Brotherhood, was released in the same year for both console and PC. In November 2011 it released for Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. For Microsoft Windows in December 2011.
Like brotherhood, this game can be played on a fairly low spec computer. This game has not introduced many game mechanics like it’s predecessor. Most of them are improvements from the previous game.
Gameplay Experience in Assassin’s Creed Revelations
This game’s plot is also set in the fictional open world in Constantinople ( Istanbul). It’s a pretty decent setting we can have in the game because of it’s setting is great. Game’s HUD’s mechanics are similar but its appearance is much different than brotherhood.
So it’s early 1500’s Istanbul. This time player has to fight with 2 types of enemies ( Ottomans and Byzantines templars ). Basically Ottomans don’t attack you unless you do some illegal activities, while Byzantines will attack you on sight.
Players can meet some notable historical figures such as Prince Suleiman (Suleiman The Magnificent), Piri Reis.
Similarities and Improvements
This game mostly has the same weapon system with some additional weapons. Hidden Blades, Hidden Gun, Poison Blade, and Darts are also present in this game. Combating system is also much more similar to the previous game.
Eagle vision is much more enhanced than previous games. Ezio can identify a particular target by following trails in the game.
Assassin Guild Management system is also the same from the brotherhood. But in this game players can conquer the cities using assassin recruits. This allows Ezio to recruit more than 12 assassins to the guild and assign them in conquered cities.
Multiplayer mode is also available in Revelations. The gameplay is pretty much similar to the previous game, brotherhood’s multiplayer mode. You can play as a templar agent to obtain points from completing different missions.
The Hook Blade
The game introduces The Hook Blade, a Turkish Assassin Guild’s unique weapon. From this blade, Ezio can travel through zip lines and can perform long jumps. This Hook Blade can be useful in combat and running away from guards.
Most of Assassin’s Creed games contain only smoke bombs. This game introduces us to the bomb crafting mechanism in gameplay. In the gameplay, player can have 3 categories of bombs (lethal, tactical, and diversion). There are 15 types of bombs that can be created.
This is a rather different gameplay mechanism and players can try a variety of bombs on guards to see how each one of them affecting them.
When your assassin den (hideout) is under attack by templars. (This happens when your templar awareness meter is full). You can perform den defense to get it back. This is new functionality introduced in this game ( can only see in this game). So it’s a unique feature for assassin’s creed revelations.
The Plot in Assassin’s Creed Revelations
After Desmond entered the coma state, Rebecca and Desmond’s father William Miles place Desmond in Animus’s safe mode. He wakes up in a location at a conscious level called Animus Island. Desmond meets the consciousness of subject 16, Clay Kaczmarek ( Previously used by Abstergo Industries to uncover ancestral memories). With the help of Clay, Desmond explores Ezio’s memories again.
Ezio’s Quest for Answers
According to a letter written by Ezio’s father, Ezio begin a search to find the wisdom left behind by the legendary Assassin Altair. He goes to Masyaf castle (Former Assassin HQ) first. Then he finds out that Masyaf is controlled by templars. He kills the main templar there and obtains the Journal of Niccolo Polo.
To access the library in Masyaf, Ezio seeks the 5 keys of Masyaf which are hidden in Istanbul. So he travels to Istanbul to find those keys. There he gets to know Prince Suleiman, the future sultan of the Ottoman empire. And Ezio meets Turkish Assassin leader, ‘Yusuf Tazim’ who aides him throughout the journey in Istanbul. And Finally, Ezio meets his future wife Sofia Sartor, a scholar and a book collector.
With the help of these people, Ezio finds the 5 Masyaf keys and templar conspiracies to seize the Ottoman throne. However, Ezio manages to save Istanbul from templars led by Suleiman’s uncle Ahmet.
From these 5 keys, ( Keys used to store memories of Altair). Ezio learns the story of Altair and travels back to Masyaf with Sofia to uncover the truth about Altair. He finds Altair’s body holding Apple of Eden.
Ezio works as a conduit to deliver Jupiter’s (one from first civilization) message to Desmond. Jupiter warns about a solar flare that will wipe out humanity as it did to the first civilization. After hearing these words from Jupiter Desmond wakes up from the coma.
Assassin’s Creed Revelations gives us the chance of playing as two main Assassins in the franchise Ezio and Altair. This game offers so much gameplay experience regarding two different styles of play. That makes the game worth playing. If you are an Assassin’s Creed fan, then you must play it.