‘Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation HD’ review
By Steven Cayer, Senior Columnist
Back in 2012, the Assassin’s Creed series broke new ground with Assassin’s Creed III. Ubisoft also released a PS Vita version with a story that ties in called Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation. Finally, after just over a year, Ubisoft has re-released Liberation on the PS3 in beautiful HD.
This game takes place in Louisiana between 1760 and 1777 and is about a French-African woman named Aveline de Grandpré. Her mother abandons her when she’s very young and she ends up with a rich white family in New Orleans. Fast forward 15 years and she is now an assassin of the brotherhood, mentored by a guy named Agate. She is then tasked with killing the French Governor Jean-Jacques Blaise d’Abbadie. In his mansion, Aveline uncovers a sinister plot from the Templars, the main antagonist in the Assassin’s Creed series who takes her on a journey that will change her life forever.
I like that this is the only Assassin’s Creed game that has a female protagonist.
Unfortunately, the story is the only good thing about this game. Because it’s been ported from the PS Vita, the graphics are bad, the voice acting is atrocious, and the combat is the same but watered down to fit the Vita. There are still a lot of collectibles, all of them easy to find.
To be honest, I only played this game because I’m a big fan of the entire series. If you have enjoyed every game in this series, think of Liberation as a watered-down version of Assassin’s Creed III.