Thank you to Ubisoft for sponsoring this post. Please visit Amazon.com to get your own copy ofAssassin’s Creed 3, today’s Gold Box Deal of the Day! I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective. All opinions are my own.
If your teen is clamoring to play Assassin’s Creed 3, I can’t say I blame them. I know this is a huge departure from what the educational websites and family friendly video games I write about but I’ve had Assassin’s Creed 3 on my must-have game list ever since getting a glimpse of it at E3 in early June.
Yes, this game is rated M for mature by the Entertainment Software Review Board (ESRB) due to blood, suggestive themes, and violence but the graphics and history woven into the storytelling is incredible and well suited for mature teens and adults.
Players travel back in time to 1775 and take on the role of Connor, an assassin dedicated to preservation of his country’s liberty. As the American colonies revolt, Connor’s challenge is to work with our country’s legendary patriots to eliminate those who threaten democracy. Bloodshed occurs in the Appalachian wilderness, on streets in Boston and New York, as well as on historic battlefields in Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts. Connor uses period weapons from the American Revolution on his victims and kills both silently and openly in all kinds of conditions.
This game is not for the faint of heart especially as blood splatters and smoke from musket fire swirls around the characters in the battlefield scenes. It’s hard to get your bearings to know who you’re fighting. This sense of the chaos mirrors what we’ve been taught about these battles through history books. While violent, it mirrors this period of American history through skillful storytelling through a highly interactive game with gorgeous graphics.
If you’re tempted to take advantage of today’s Assassin’s Creed 3 deal, but still on the fence as to whether the game is right for your family, read the in-depth review on Common Sense Media and visit Colorado Moms where Emily shares why she is willing to let her 13 year old play this game in her post: Tech Week: Is Assassin’s Creed 3 Appropriate for Teens? even though the ESRB’s Mature rating recommends the game for those over 17.
Clever Girls is also giving away 5 copies of Assassin’s Creed 3 today via Twitter to folks who RT the following:
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Here’s a look at what other UbiChamps are saying about Assassin’s Creed 3:
- Hear how Lisa from A Daily Pinch clears her head by blowing things up.
- Read why High Impact Mom is calling Assassin’s Creed the trifecta of awesome!
As a #UbiChamp, I am receiving a copy of Assassin’s Creed 3 in exchange for this post.