UbiChamps: Assassin’s Creed III for Wii U (and your chance to win a copy!)

Thank you to Ubisoft for sponsoring this post. Please visit Amazon.com to get your own copy of Assassin’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.

I have not played any of the titles in the Assassin’s Creed series. Primarily, that’s because most of these games weren’t released on the systems that I owned. But when I heard that ACIII was coming out on the Wii U, something really intrigued me.

I’ve played action and adventure games before, but I can’t remember the last time I played in an open world setting. (Which is basically a free roaming model where the player is able to go anywhere they want in the environment.) I also don’t normally go for these “slash & kill” games either. However, I’ve been wanting to expand my gaming horizons, so to say, and this game seemed like the perfect fit.

There’s good artwork, an interesting storyline (epic battle between assassins and the Knights Templar, with this one taking place during the American Revolution), and I’d been hearing some interesting things about the advancements in the game.

Not having played any of the previous titles does concern me, I’m curious as to whether or not this will effect how I do in this game (which is actually the 5th title in the series). And I am sort of nervous if this is going to feel like a “blood & guts”/”boys club” style game. But I’m not too concerned about that.

I’ve been told there are new features specific for the Wii U, but I’ve yet to read about them… so I’m sort of looking forward to that surprise. Especially how it might play into the multiplayer mode. I do know that the gamepad can serve to display the map as well as other tools, or you can switch to “remote play” which means you can play directly on the gamepad and someone else can watch tv.

Now, the really awesome thing? Assassin’s Creed 3 is the Gold Box deal of the day on Amazon! Which means you should probably head over to Amazon and snag yourself a copy of Assassin’s Creed III.

In case you’re like me, and want to see some gameplay before you decide on a game, check out my fellow gamer, TJ’s walkthroughs. I’d do my own, but I sort of lack all that fancy equipment. Plus TJ is more entertaining and often does accents. (Just skip to minute 9 of the first video for proof.)

OK. And the big important thing: Clevergirls/UbiChamps are giving away 5 copies of this game! TODAY! All you need to do is retweet this message below on twitter (of course):

Amazon Gold Box Deal of the Day: Assassin’s Creed 3! To buy: http://clvr.li/AC3Gold – RT to enter to win a copy! #AC3Gold