The Assassin’s Creed series isn’t so much about the events transpiring in the past as it is about the story of Desmond Miles. Despite spending a large majority of each game taking place inside the Animus, the machine designed to allow Miles to experience the events of his ancestors, the machine driving the story is his desire to find the ‘Pieces of Eden’ with the intent of saving the world. Assassin’s Creed III is no different, as players are this time whisked away to colonial America and injected into a volatile period of our own history: the American Revolution. Again, Desmond must take to the Animus to relive the history of his ancestors and again, the combat is crisp, the story is interesting, and there’s much to do. Unfortunately though, as gamers we expect our favorite franchises to evolve. Assassin’s Creed III delivers an experience that differs minutely from the other games and by the end you realize it’s time for a big change.