I've been a huge fan of the AC games since day 1, but this one blew me away! The mechanics are more or less the same as AC3, but the story is what did me in. Captaining a ship in a sandbox atmosphere was their newest addition in this game, and it did not disappoint! If you're a gamer that loves a good plot (and ending!!) then this is for you. Granted some prior knowledge of the franchise may be required to enjoy it to its fullest.
posted by Chronozone (PISGAH FOREST, NC) Dec 4, 2013
Member since Dec 2013
In the other AC games the wall climbing ,darting was good but at times slow that’s not the case here your not scaling 50ft tall building your in the Caribbean you’ll be climbing much smaller structures and the scaling its self is the most fluid out of the AC games.
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