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GF Rating
8.5

1515 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
10

Perfect

Love it.

posted by successful (UPPER MARLBORO, MD) Mar 21, 2014

Member since Jun 2009

Thank you for Fredom Cry. It broke my heart when I couldn't free all of my brothers.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Best One Yet!!!

posted by chargerbrett (PIQUA, OH) Mar 7, 2014

Member since Apr 2013

This is by the best made game so far. Tons of side missions keeps you busy even after beating the storyline. The only reason I give it a 9 is because of the online play. With a game like this there is no need for online play or if you want to have it that bad do it so that it resembles Call of Duty Spec Ops. That would make it much more fun. Overall great game!!!!

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

So many flaws, still worth it

posted by Eldavo (RANCHO CORDOVA, CA) Feb 26, 2014

Member since Mar 2012

If you're wondering if something got fixed in this installment, let me run this down for you:
The "go faster than walking" button is still the "climb up and around everything you see" button.
The menus remain slow and tedious
The rewards for collecting remain trivial
Targeting problems are abundant and they ruin missions
Lots of tedious, unskippable repeat animations for common tasks
Combat animations take forever
There is literally no benefit to having the best weapon in the game, over going unarmed.
The puzzles aren't even puzzles anymore. "Rotate until this fits" is not a puzzle.

New problems:
Combat is buggy as heck when you're not on even ground, meaning every every fight on every ship, all the time.
Getting off your boat (which you do all the time) is a headache. You have to carefully avoid hitting the large and in-the-way ledge that will send you to the top of your mast, where there is nothing for you at any point in the game.
Missions are often foiled by things you can't know are coming until you've failed the mission because of it.
They stop you in the game from time to time to make you play Frogger. I wish I were joking.
Pathing is ridiculous. Your character will get caught up stumbling over a knee-high wall and be killed because of it, and will sometimes refuse to jump down off a random ledge no matter what buttons you're pressing.

...but darn it all, it's still fun.

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