I was skeptical about this game mainly because i didnt like the ship combat from AC3 . I love the ship combat in this game, they added a lot of new mechanics that make it more immersive and fun. Having a big area to explore , upgrading and customizing your ship, random storms that can mess up your ship if youre not careful and hearing your crew sing and call out for things they spot really adds to the game. Combat and free running feels better than ever and the towns feel alive with people doing random things like fishing , swimming and singing about treasures and pirates.The only thing i don't like is when your'e outside the animus, those missions are kinda boring and slow. Luckily it doesn't happen a lot.
This game looks Amazing And the ability to capture and record cool moments with the xbox DVR is very cool and easy. The ocean looks and feels like a dangerous place to be especially during a storm. Getting into a ship battle and blowing it up is only the beginning , you can board the ship and take what they have to upgrade your ship.I was tired of assassins creed but this game brought me back in and might be my favorite assassins creed. Great gameplay , great visuals , great music they nailed the pirate feel and look.
posted by scarbizzle (SAN ANTONIO, TX) Feb 20, 2014
Member since Jun 2012
gamers (50%) found this review helpful
nothing has changed in this game since ac 2, nothing new to offer, sure they've added a slew of other little changes but its nothing that shakes or stirs up the formula and barely pushes any new ideas. well, at least I can run in between tree branches. I mean cmon , I still have to follow people and hide in haystacks to complete a mission?!? If you like all the rest of the games in the series and want to do the same thing you've been doing since AC2, then go right ahead this game is probably a 8, 9, or 10 for you. Besides the slight upgrade in graphics and a slight bit more responsive control, this is really just AC2 in a fancier package, with you as a pirate. Sorry AC fans, not trying to diss, would just like the series to take a new turn to showcase what next gen can do for this title. I don't like to pay 40,50,60 bucks for games ive pretty much already played before. Feels like im being duped every time they start showing those pretty little commercials trying to entice me with promises of the next great AC game. I also don't feel its right for game companies to release yearly titles because they have a franchise name they can cash in on. I cant stand businesses practices like that. This is definitely not the next great AC game and that's why it deserves a 6