From Amazon: “The American Colonies, 1775. It’s a time of civil unrest and political upheaval in the Americas. As a Native American assassin fights to protect his land and his people, he will ignite the flames of a young nation’s revolution. Assassin’s Creed III takes you back to the American Revolutionary War, but not the one you’ve read about in history books.” Though all other editions come out October 30th, the PC edition arrives November 20th.
This one comes out just in time for Black Friday, but why wait to pre-order? From Amazon: “HITMAN: Absolution follows cold-blooded assassin Agent 47as he takes on his most dangerous—and personal—contract to date. Betrayed by those he once trusted and hunted by the police, Agent 47 finds himself caught in the center of a dark conspiracy and propelled through a corrupt and twisted world. Take on the role of Agent 47 and his many extraordinary talents, then ask: what kind of Hitman are you?”
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As the year ends, it’s impossible to fully tally how many amazing albums will slip through the cracks unheard. Here are ten of my favorites from the past ten months which would at least have a shot at year-end “Best Of” lists, if only the critics writing those lists actually heard them.