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GF Rating
8.2

1942 ratings

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

Best AC yet!

posted by Bradman33 (APACHE JUNCTION, AZ) May 23, 2014

Member since May 2014

I rented Black Flag and a week in, I decided to buy it from Gamefly. It's the best Assassins Creed to date. The story is strong and moving, and keeps you reeled in. After completing the main missions, I had only completed 49% of the games. There is still so much more to do! That isn't even including the 3+ hours of extra game play with the Freedom Cry add-on. Definitely worth a play!

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

A Sweet Addition to the AC Storyline

posted by ShoonSpank (DESERT HOT SPRINGS, CA) May 12, 2014

Member since Feb 2012

The Good- This Assassins Creed still has the heart and soul of the old games in every way. An immersive storyline that has you coming back for more. I rented this game on both the One and the 360, the graphical changes are intense. Cut-scenes are fluid, lip sync almost spot on, and the bump in graphics makes being out at sea that much more fun.

The "Meh"- Combat is repetitive, and it has been ever since the 1st AC game. While it is fun to do for the first 40% of the game sooner or later it gets old.
3-5 Combo Hack+Slash-X

Melee Counter-B (Can be followed up with a Disarm/Throw/Kill or Headshot X,Y,A,B)

Weapon Auto Shot-Y (Can be aimed and used with LT+RT)

Human Shield- A (When being fired at)

Now, this has been the standard since AC2 if I'm not mistaken. This game in terms of combat hasn't really evolved at all. Same thing with stealth, while it does feel fluid it still feels like the original AC games. This can be construed as good or bad. I just personally think it gets old.

The Bad- The only bad part behind this game is the lack of creative fights/battles. Now the last boss was "Interesting" at best but nothing gamebreaking for the AC series.

They also stripped our ability to choose different types of weapons. Now I do sort of understand this because most pirates used Swords/Cutlasses, yet being able to choose between different fighting styles in any game is always fun to have. Don't know why they would get rid of it.

All that aside...... This game is a must rent for AC fans and all those who love a good story.

Thank You Ubisoft!

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

At leaset there is color!

posted by Mr_VIsta (MYRTLE BEACH, SC) Apr 18, 2014

Member since Apr 2014

For me I was expecting more, but got the same old same old. Jumps sideways for no apparent reason while running. Super annoying was the items dangling in the trees. Not only do you have do the impossible to get there , the items take off and you have to capture them...

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