I'm an aspiring Game Developer and of all the games out there I have to say I love the entire AC series so far. The stories throughout the bloodline, the compelling and engaging fighting system, the interactive environments and real life landmarks through time ... make this game so rewarding. I would have to say its the best I've played in my lifetime ... until now.
Dont get me wrong, I still like AC3 as a continuation of the series. Good Storyline, It got a bit slow at times but the father / son combo package and Templar twist that bound them was great. Awesome environments and effects as always. Awesome Naval battle addition, sailing the high sees does not get better then that. The hunting aspect was a great addition too.
However ... I'm usually not one to point out the cons but with the outstanding quality and play ability of all the previous AC games ... I had to say something.
I love side missions but some of these felt very unrewarding for the amount of work they required, and very little monetary reward (which would have been nice to get all the ship upgrades without having to kill 100K+ guards and loot them for a meager 14L a pop).
As far as quality and play ability in game goes. This game felt like the QA had been very rushed, when it came to the basics. The game had a lot of needless texture z-fighting / flickering. There were way too many holes in the parts of the landscape models and collision tapestry allowing Conner to see and/or fall into the a virtual void way too many times. Several cut scenes having no audio or camera angles getting stuck and obscured behind random objects and not switching back to game mode in time to prevent damage .... Constantly running into invisible walls or getting stuck on small objects while riding a horse and/or during fight sequences ... could have made me almost want to return the game entirely. I could go on but you get the point ... I greatly look forward to WatchDogs, looks like it could be a winner
this game is not what i expected and the ending sucked thestory up to the end was not hard and the plot was just a history lesson with an assassin put end and was not hard to figur out how it went but i did like the missions and the hunting but i could not read the subtitles when they spoke earacoy
For me to take the time to write Anything in a review, is beyond rare. I am seldom this disappointed in ANY game, let alone one with such a loyal following. To make a very long review as short as possible,
Sorry, I had to get that out... That would be me screaming after spending 7 hours trying to figure out how to make my character do what I wanted him too...