Assassin's Creed 3: Liberation review round-up

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Our Assassin's Creed 3: Liberation review will go live tomorrow once we've had more time to play through the massive Vita game, but until then you can read our Assassin's Creed 3: Liberation impressions based on a solid ten hours with the title.

Some other critics have begun to go live with Assassin's Creed 3: Liberation reviews, so we've rounded them up below and we'll add more as they come in.

  • GamesRadar: 3/5 - Die hard series fans and Vita loyalists will find some enjoyment here, to be sure, but Liberation's all over the place--and only some of those places hit the right notes.
  • Game Informer: 7.75/10 - Despite the issues, fans of the series should still seriously consider playing Liberation. It isn't a required piece of the puzzle, but I had fun with Aveline and enjoyed seeing her part in history unfold.
  • IGN: 7.2/10 - Assassin's Creed III: Liberation is a simplified version of the Assassin's Creed franchise. The moves and kills you'd expect are here, but the story is boiled down to be easy to jump in and out of. That takes away some of the excitement in playing through it.
  • VentureBeat: 55/100 - Liberation feels like an unimportant side story in a far more ambitious tale, one that you don't really need to hear. If you've never played an Assassin's Creed game before, then this is a terrible place to start.
  • 1UP: C - For better and for worse, Liberation condenses the true essence of Assassin's Creed -- its strengths and weaknesses alike -- into portable form.