Video Game Review: Assassin’s Creed III: The Tyranny of King Washington Remastered

Details: It was bundled together with Assassin’s Creed III Remastered. This DLC is divided in to three parts. The first part took about two hours, the second part took about one hour, and the third part took about two hours. Official site is https://www.ubisoft.com/en-us/game/assassins-creed-3-remastered/

Score: 6/10

The Tyranny of King Washington is the only story related downloadable content (or DLC) released for Assassin’s Creed III. It’s okay. It’s a story with no real consequence on history or Assassin’s Creed canon.

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Video Game Review: Assassin’s Creed Origins: The Hidden Ones

Details: Spent about six hours playing through this. More information can be found at https://www.ubisoft.com/en-gb/game/assassins-creed-origins/ and https://store.ubi.com/ie/assassin-s-creed-origins—the-hidden-ones/5a5e11ee88a7e3b6351233e3.html

Score: 6.8/10

The Hidden Ones is a piece of downloadable content (or DLC for short) that adds a new area to Assassin’s Creed: Origins. It’s relatively short and doesn’t add anything to the gameplay. Otherwise, it’s fine.

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Video Game Review: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

 

Details: Initially released in 2016. This is a review of the base game only. Spent about thirty-two hours playing through it. I paid about twelve dollars for all of it. Official site is https://deusex.square-enix-games.com/

Score: 7.4/10

When I watched the trailer for CD Projekt Red’s highly anticipated Cyberpunk 2077 game, I immediately thought of Deus Ex. Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is a role playing game and a first person shooter that tries its best to give players freedom in choosing how they progress through the story. For the most part, the game succeeds in that regard. I only wish that the game was bigger or that it did more, though that may be unrealistic given the budget constraints and deadlines associated with video game development.

No spoilers for this game, but there are spoilers for Human Revolution, the prior game in the franchise.

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Video Game Review: Season Pass and The Dreadful Crimes DLC for Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate

Details: Released in 2015. I purchased the season pass from http://www.humblebundle.com for about twelve dollars. The Dreadful Crimes DLC does not come with the season pass and I purchased it separately from Ubisoft’s online store for about two dollars. Spent about thirty hours playing through the main game and all of the DLC excluding The Dreadful Crimes and Jack the Ripper DLC. The Dreadful Crimes took me about three hours. Played on the PC. Spent about five to ten hours playing through Jack the Ripper DLC. More information can be found here:¬†https://store.ubi.com/us/assassins-creed-syndicate-season-pass/56c4948288a7e300458b46f2.html

Score: 6.7/10 for the Season Pass, 7/10 for The Dreadful Crimes

The season pass for Assassin’s Creed is fun, but mostly not worth it unless you really loved Syndicate. For one thing, Dreadful Crimes does not come with it and that is a really fun piece of DLC. Secondly, with the exclusion of the Jack the Ripper DLC, the other missions and equipment don’t really add too much to the game.

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Video Game Review: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, the Expansion Pass

Details: Released in 2017 by Nintendo for the Switch and the Wii U. There are two content packs that cannot be purchased separately. You have to buy both together in an expansion pass that costs about twenty dollars. Additionally, I don’t think there’s a physical copy and you can only download it from the internet. Official site is https://www.zelda.com/breath-of-the-wild/expansion-pass/

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has released two content packs since it’s release in 2017. These packs add more content to the game, but I don’t think they are essential or worth it for anyone except those who desperately love the game.

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