The disk was very clean. but the game would not work. My brand new Wii U, that reads any game I put in it, would not read this one and when it did, it would stop working every 15 minutes, even after the update. Now the game play, it looks better than any other assassin's creed, but feels the same. With this in mind, the game seemed very repetitive and with what I was able to play I put the game back in its case and sent it right back!
posted by Grumpy_Gourmand (GULF SHORES, AL) Nov 18, 2013
Member since Nov 2013
First of all, let me say, I am a huge fan of this series playing almost every game that has been put out. Having said that, the Abstergo (Templars) vs Assassins story line is starting to get a little tiresome, and this one is no different.
I have not played it on other systems, so the issues that I have with this game and the gamepad seem like so many other flawed functionality issues that I have seen in other games for this system that have been poorly ported over. The character steering with the L control stick is a hassle especially when you are climbing because it constantly turns of the Eagle Eye feature. This is just one of the many gamepad issues that I had that could fill up a whole review on their own.
The other issue that I have is with the missions. How many following missions can a developer put in one game, at least two in every major sequence, whether on foot or in the ship. It gets really old, really fast. And Ubisoft said they would correct the issues from ACIII that stated if you got too close, or some other issue with following it, the player would not have to start all over aren't true.
While the funnest part of the game is upgrading the ship and shipping around the West Indies taking down ships and plundering island along the way is great stress relief, it does not make up for a poor storyline. Very little character development, dodgy history (Capt. Cook and Mary Reid for example, the way Blackbeard and Black Bart are portrayed). Its just a frustrating experience.