posted by inmediasrays (WINTER PARK, FL) May 7, 2014
Member since May 2014
A lot of the positive reviews I read about this game had nothing but glowing praise about how different it was than previous Assassin's Creed games. I was really surprised: It sounded like they'd made a sequel not for people who loved the series, but for people who hated it. And that's pretty much how the game played. Running rooftop to rooftop and skulking around assassinating people still happens, but it's definitely the minority of the action.
Also, I'm unclear on what they were going for with the main character. He doesn't have the arrogance of Altair, the charisma of Ezio, or even the... unremarkablity of Connor. He's not awful, just not super likeable.
Finally, I'd say, if you're a fan of naval combat, it's worth playing. But try to play it as its own game. Not as an Assassin's Creed.
posted by HarisonGross (CITRUS HEIGHTS, CA) May 6, 2014
Member since Jan 2012
This is everything you could've ever hoped for in this game. It still incorporates the main themes and ideas from the earlier Assassin's Creeds (city layout and building climbing) with an entirely new and amazing theme that Ubisoft just nailed incredibly. Everything you could've ever wanted to do as a pirate, this game lets you live it out. Just sailing on the open sea in your pirate ship is as majestic and powerful as you would imagine. Well done.
posted by gremlin051 (WOODLAND PARK, CO) May 5, 2014
Member since May 2012
My only issue is it almost takes too much time and money in the game to improve the ship and that there are not as many weapon choices and things get repetitive but that is an issue with every AC game. other than that its is a great game