Assassin's Creed has stepped off home consoles and into the portable space before, but never in a way as ambitious or meaningful as Assassin's Creed 3: Liberation. Part of that has been made possible by the considerable power of the PS Vita, but Liberation adds plenty of new facets to the Assassin's Creed formula in addition to that.

Of course, it shares Assassin's Creed 3's brand new setting, which sends the saga to the time and place of the American Revolution. But it also introduces the series' first playable female Assassin, Aveline.

And as if playing as a female wasn't a big enough change, she's also black during a time of slavery in America. It's like Ubisoft is just asking to stir up trouble. Be that as it may, we have complete faith in them to do this ambitious concept justice. And after playing the game we can confirm that there are plenty of things it does right—here are five of them.

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