Critic & User Reviews
posted by Ekuriox (FORT WORTH, TX) Nov 1, 2013
Member since May 2003
7 out of 7 gamers (100%) found this review helpful
Ubisoft puts you in the shoes of Edward Kenway...
Edward Kenway is a big dreamer... Setting his sights on a life style that has gold pouring out of his pockets and with all the fame in the world. The privateer Kenway, however, was at the bottom of the barrel in life, but luck finds its way to him... May it been being at the right place, at the right time... Edward now was given a chance to take what he wanted in life and be a captain of a ship that pirates the Caribbean.
The game is awesome. The story is ok, but in numerous instances it has a shifty climax giving a often "Whats going on in the story" feeling, but it has well written dialouge. It starts off slow. Ubisoft seemed to find a hurdle: explaining game functionality, but keeping to a story script. You wont fully see what the game has to offer until the first two islands... But even after that, you still haven't seen how to upgrade your boat and coordinate the fleet.
There is A LOT to do in the game. The stealth mechanics and side missions are flawless in giving that non-stop cinematic experience. I just don't understand how a game that has so much functionality in single player--would give the multiplayer a guessing game scenario: Everyone looks like the AI and you have to kill the right one. Why not a cat and mouse game, where someone is a king ordering guards to location while the assassins try to sneak in and take out the player who is the king?? Why does multiplayer has to be so senseless.
The map is huge... The graphics have its pristine moments where you can just see the grit and roughness of the wood or stone columns.
The game is no doubt the Best Assassins Creed... You will wanna keep it.
posted by Robert513 (CINCINNATI, OH) Oct 31, 2013
Member since Jun 2012
3 out of 3 gamers (100%) found this review helpful
BEST ASSASSIN CREED MADE
posted by Mike3083 (LITTLE ROCK, AR) Nov 2, 2013
Member since Sep 2008
2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful
Best AC game thus far
posted by robbyam (CORAL GABLES, FL) Dec 6, 2013
Member since Dec 2013
Plenty to do when you're bored of assassinating. Smuggler's dens, underwater ship wrecks, naval missions and more are all available to complete.
There are only a few downsides to the game. One of them being the story moves at a snail pace and takes a long time to actually get to anything interesting. The characters are all likeable but it spends too much time on menial details. That said, this is perhaps to add some depth to Edward since Ubisoft will more than likely continue Edward's story with a sequel or two. Speaking of Edward, I found him to be the most likeable Assassin yet! Has as much personality as Ezio, if not more, without the brattiness.
Overall, the game does just about everything right with minimal complaints. Only real downside is the do-everything-with-one-button which leads to you doing things you didn't want to do various times.
Side note: Ps3 version runs surprisingly well with some frame drops in some parts of the cities. 1080i too.
A real pirate game
posted by Chronozone (PISGAH FOREST, NC) Dec 4, 2013
Member since Dec 2013
This game is absolutely gorgeous there’s nothing quite like hitting the open sails and having the wind pull your ship out into the great blue and seeing a ship of in the distance and charging them at full speed to ram them, unleash a barrage of cannon fire and boarding them.
The combat is as fluid as it ever has ben you’ll still hit dodge and counter as you always have the only real difference is the countering has been made easer tho don’t let that put you off because when you have about twelve angry sailors around you its nice to know when that attack is going to come.
The only negative thing that I could say about this game is that the story missions can be a bit of a aggravation and uninteresting at time but do not let this stop you from playing because spending about 30 mins trying to get past a roaming squad of guards that you cant kill to complete a part of the story that could have almost be left out is a small inconvenience to the 9 hours you’ll spend out on the open ocean plundering ship to upgrade you cannons or collecting money to buy new shops for the pirate cove you’ll get.
If you have ever played an AC game and diffident like it then have no worries here because this is a pirate game with some assassins creed game play thrown in. So if you like assassinating people, if you've ever wanted to be a pirate then this is the game for you.
9.0 out of 10
wow might be best one yet
posted by prettiegrl (BEACON, NY) Dec 4, 2013
Member since Jun 2010
posted by michaeldus (LAS VEGAS, NV) Nov 25, 2013
Member since Dec 2008
Best Creed Yet
posted by PLAYERJLC (CINCINNATI, OH) Nov 25, 2013
Member since Oct 2013
First Assassin's Creed game I like! Great Game
posted by Tirade (GLENDALE, CA) Nov 23, 2013
Member since Oct 2009
I'm half way through this and I can't get enough of pirating and plundering. Great fun.
The story is exciting and interesting enough that they don't even need that silly ANIMUS device anymore. They should have cut the lame future story out completely.
My only other nitpicks. The controls are bit overwhelming at first, but they do a pretty solid job tutorializing. The city missions can get a little bit tedious and unrelated. Walking and running around the deck of a ship can be a bit frustrating, your guy is always jumping up on things or climbing the masts when you didn't want him to.
Solid game that I will definitely finish.
Visuals on ps3 aside.
posted by NoSauce (LAYTON, UT) Nov 21, 2013
Member since Nov 2013
AC or Battleship
posted by Primer55 (EULESS, TX) Nov 20, 2013
Member since Nov 2011
posted by trock78 (PORT ROYAL, SC) Nov 19, 2013
Member since Aug 2011
posted by BrentAnderson (WEST PADUCAH, KY) Nov 17, 2013
Member since Nov 2013
Best in series
posted by bentwookie (WOODBURY, NY) Nov 16, 2013
Member since Nov 2013
phenominal. best AC game ever
posted by kbildens (SAINT PAUL, MN) Nov 10, 2013
Member since Mar 2012
the intro alone made me feel deeply engaged. the intros in other AC games are boring and are nothing more than big tutorials that walk your hand through every little thing. they are usually just walk and talk, in AC 4 i was thrust into Naval combat immediately.
the Naval combat has greatly improved, and now feels like an actual ship mechanic.
the multiplayer as usual is amazing.
the one thing i didnt understand was edward kenway.
i couldnt tell whether edward was an assassin or still just another pirate considering he is doing this all for money, will he later actually fight the templars or still be nothing more but swashbuckling scum
posted by abrammercado118 (NEW YORK, NY) Nov 6, 2013
Member since May 2013
Worth Every Penny
posted by GodOfGame (FORT WAYNE, IN) Nov 4, 2013
Member since Feb 2011