Assassin's Creed III Remastered for Switch Review

Assassin's Creed III Remastered for Switch Review

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The Nintendo Switch version of Assassin’s Creed III Remastered is the version I most wanted to play after hearing the initial announcement. The idea of taking a last-gen console Assassin’s Creed game and putting it on Switch sounded totally within the realm of possibility. And having played through the PC and console versions of Assassin’s Creed III Remastered for review, I was excited to have that same experience. Unfortunately, it turns out to be an ugly mess that barely looks better than it did on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, and yet somehow runs worse.

Much like the recent Saints Row: The Third – The Full Package, Assassin’s Creed III Remastered runs terribly in docked mode whenever anything happens. It’s incredibly noticeable in the opening scene, as the camera pans over the full opera house. The framerate drops way below 30fps, and at times looks like it’s struggling to hit 10fps. Outside of the detailed and busy opera house, it doesn’t fare much better. Animations, which already look dated, are made even worse by the lousy framerate.

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