But Assassin's Creed 3 is the second best of the series, if not the best. I guess the frame rate being bad for like 10 seconds every 5 hours and this 40 second mission not being well designed makes it one of the most disappointed games of the year? Eh.
But man everything with Connor and Haytham was so much fun and so interesting with every turn it took, it kept me hooked. The Homestead and all of the characters there were so much fun to add to that place and get their different abilities and do their little quests made it feel like I was building my own JRPG town. And finding everything in the Frontier, all the different animals in each area, running through the cornfrields of Concord, searching out all the Frontiersmen's strange legends, etc. just all so cool and interesting to do. Oh and the AI and missions were hard for once, not like really actually hard, but provided a challenge and use of a gameplay outside of hide in the hay the whole time. Especially coming off of replaying AC2, which is great, and while I love Ezio and the setting probably more, the world itself is so much more flat, straightforward and "easier" in every way. It felt a lot less "designed" even if it was more exotic. Even the naval battles were well done, and I didn't give a shit about all the upgrades and different missions and side missions you could do with it but I still always liked it in the main story.
Also the Desmond stuff was ALWAYS TOTAL GARBAGE. And the missions in the game with him are like 5 minutes long.
Also Mass Effect 1 was 10 times more disappointing than 3. I mean the world they built was fantastic and the Citdel was cool and full of stuff but the rest of that game...ugh. So flat, shallow, and so much lost potential.The Exogeni mission was the only thing where there was stuff going on that had something to it. Noveria was...yeah and Virmire was just an excuse to kill Kaiden. The rest was Saren Chaser. Bleh.