If you were losing/lost hope in the AC series, this game will redeem them. This honestly proves yearly released games don't have to seem rushed together.
Pro: -The main character is a fresh start for the series, acting like a real pirate (No "arggh"s, so don't expect them).
-Sailing the open seas and hunting are well put together. It makes pirating look easy.
-Being an assassin seems like something Edward does by habit, not by conviction.
Cons: -Occasionally the graphics can get a little choppy
-Similar free-running issues from previous games, but not NEARLY as bad
Overall, get this one. It's definitely worth your time and effort and has a lot to do once you get started.
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.