The gameplay in Assassin’s Creed 3 changes with the seasons

Assassin's Creed 3

Assassin’s Creed 3 features changing seasons, which will affect the game’s mechanics. For instance, snow will slow down your movement, and might even block paths entirely in winter. As the in-game seasons change, you may, for instance, find traveling via tree-hopping to be a more effective way to get around. This sounds like a really c00l addition that will add a little extra variety to what’s sure to be a massive, sprawling adventure.

The game will also include a number of significant historical events like the Boston Tea Party, the Boston Massacre, the Battle of Bunker Hill, the Siege of Boston, the Midnight Ride of Paul Revere, and the Great Fire of 1776. It’s like social studies class, but an order of magnitude more awesome.

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  1. Hoodbury

    Changing seasons is a good thing, but slowing the players movement isn’t in my opinion. A lot of times this sounds cool and good on paper, but when you’re playing it, it becomes more cumbersome than fun.

    Player movement is a touchy thing when it comes to video games, speed boosts are usually a good thing, but when you slow the players normal speed down, it usually just makes that area (or season in this case) not as fun.

    These are veteran developers though so I’m sure they have taken this into account and will make it not as bad. Like the article says, maybe in the winter you will just do more tree jumping to get around quicker. Guess we’ll find out.