I was a huge fan of Assassin's Creed 2, but never got into the titles that followed. This is a great change of pace for the game. The open world setting is excellent, the open sea battles are a blast and the graphics are stunning on PS3. Highly recommend purchasing this game outright if you even remotely interested in the series
i am only at the beginning of this game, and i have to say
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