posted by INSAN3J3D1 (PEMBROKE PINES, FL) Feb 19, 2014
Member since Apr 2010
I'm really surprised at how much I dislike this game. This doesn't feel like Assassin's Creed at all. It should be called Pirates At Sea THE WHOLE TIME! Most of the game is spent out at sea tailing ships, chasing ships, attacking ships, protecting ships and boarding ships. It becomes extremely repetitive and beyond boring. When you are on land there are some cool missions, but there are over 20 islands in the game. You sail forever, unless you've been nearby your destination to fast travel, you do one or two missions on that island and you're back at sea. Even the missions on the land are completely repetitive. Most of them are tailing missions. When you're lucky enough to finally get a mission where you get to do your own stealthy way to assassinate a main target, it's fun. Sadly, those missions are rare. If you rent this and loved the previous AC titles, you're gonna be really bored of this one. Not to mention, the story blows.
I was really skeptical about getting this game because the one before it was kind of a let down. That is not the case with this game at all. Black Flag has brought the games series back to life for me. I can not wait till another one comes out.
Again I'm not a huge reviewer but this was pretty good. I have a love hate relationship with AC games. I love the story, i love the history I hate the controls and the mechanics. So many its that I finally got used to it but this was just a lot of fun and definitely better than 3. First life at a pirate just awesome. As repetitive as jacking ships is/was I can not tell you how many I just because it was still just fun. I think i was on the world leader board at one point. The pirate shanties game me a reason to search for random things around the map but the ones that game me more songs and the others because listening to the songs took the dullness away.Story progressed well and was good. Nice Easter egg at the end for those who know the lore. Climbing and other mechanics were much improved from 3 and there were not so many just frustrating climbs or whatever. I think this is one of the few games i never had 100% sync before returning it and enjoyed putting the time into getting there and it was not just a job like say Batman AO. I missed the DLC but I am considering getting it back just for that because I am sure I will put in work on cutting down slavers. The graphics are beautiful I mean you can't really ask for much more than this game. I reserve 10 because there is always room for improvement but this is legit one of the most awesome games I've played in a while and renews my faith in the series. I personally play games for the story and this has a great one. There are the "tough" parts but they don't make you want to through your controller through the TV like other games and if they did honestly I just don't remember them. The 4 legendary ships were tough but they were supposed to be. I admit I got to the point where I had so much money and thing to do with it so some more weapons variety or whatever would be nice but that is whatever. Great game must rent maybe buy I highly recommend.