There’s more screenshots from Assassin’s Creed 3 that are specific to the Wii U after the break.
why are they using the prototype gamepad?
Because they can!
I am really dissapointed with what they are doing with the GamePad. A map? The inventory? Really? These are the lamest things you could do with the GamePad imo…
Since it was made so far into development, they probably couldn’t do much more to change the gameplay. Ubisoft did fine with ZombiU so I’m hoping that’s what the case was.
Yes they are but this is a launch title that was long in production on other consoles before it was decided they’d port it over. Besides some games lend themselves to the gamepad, some don’t. I think the only other things they could really do with this game is rubbish gimmicky mini games or something. ZombiU is a game by the same company that was made with the gamepad in mind. Still I think having the map there at all times will help you navigate the frontier and make sure you don’t sail into a small bit of land when you’re at sea. Plus having your whole inventory at the click of a button is going to make for some awesome combos instead of having to cycle through them until you find what you want like on the other consoles, in fact being able to do that means you can use your imagination more to think up new combo kills so in a way it is actually awesome.
I bought the game two days ago and its sitting next to my Wii. I tried putting a “U” on my Wii, but it still wouldn’t play. This is torture! Sunday can’t come fast enough. I do like the smooth edge of the disc though. very sexy!
I like how the game is virtually HUD less with the gamepad :)