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This review is from: Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag PS4 Game
Pros: I still love AC Brotherhood the best but AC4 really was incredibly well done.
The story line and settings are fantastic. You live the life of a pirate properly and travel from island to island with many missions for lots of gameplay hours.
As with all the AC series, you are getting actual historical accuracy and I read an article in Smithsonian Magazine where one of the top experts on the pirate age and Blackbeard consulted on this game.
The missions are fun and very challenging and you have a variety of them from naval missions to assassinations to main storyline missions.
The underwater missions are very frustrating but really cool.
Cons: The legendary ships are way too hard and I only got one of them using a cheat I saw on youtube.
There was a real lack of community challenges for a while and you need them to gain certain items in the captains cabin.
Occasionally some glitching and the game froze. You can get out of some faults by fast traveling to another location.
Other Thoughts: I can't believe there are so few reviews for this game. I guess everyone is busy playing it.
I would suggest upgrading your ship with wartime features (not sails and ornate wheels) before you go too far into the story progress.
Also there are a lot of tricks to do in order to get 100% synchronization so I would look up on Youtube for those.
This review is from: Assassin's Creed III PS3
Pros: The strengths in my opinion are the new scenery and new things that you can do like the active block and notice of impending strike. The scenery is beautiful at times and a nice change from the European setup. Climbing through trees and using the rope dart are neat. The snowy terrain is interesting but also a pain to run through.
Cons: The story is pretty boring and I can't get into it. It just doesn't flow too well and you aren't too eager to find out what is next. I found myself hitting the "skip cinematic" a lot throughout it. The puzzles are interesting but still don't compare to AC2 or AC Brotherhood. You also can't really call in all of the assassin's at once which I really liked in the last 3 versions. You can just whistle and they will "help you". I also miss the elaborate assassin's shrine adventures that you had to get with AC2 and Brotherhood. Plus you can't really build yourself up in this game with armor or added features, just maps. Also they keep changing Desmond's looks to match the assassin and that is just stupid. In this one he looks like some weird animal with big ears and nose and this lanky awkward posture.
Other Thoughts: I have to strongly disagree with the other reviewer that says this is better than AC2 or Brotherhood. It is still worthy of buying or at least renting because AC is a fun interface. If you have never played the AC series before then definitely buy AC2 and Brotherhood. Brotherhood is by far the best that this series has ever offered.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Playstation3 Game
Pros: This is a great game that really grows on you. I played this and then went back to play the original Assassin's Creed and Assassin's 2 was much better. There are a lot of missions to complete, the graphics are great and the story is a real good one. You have a nice selection of weapons and the fight scenes are fun.
There are puzzles in various parts of the game that are fun too.
Cons: The story scenes are quite drawn out and really take up a significant amount of time. There is an out for that though, you just need to play without the story which is an option. The story is pretty cool though so if you have time and patience then I would play in story mode.
The controls are pretty difficult to work and that can be maddening at times when you have to get away or climb a building. There is no real dedicated jump button so you have to hit two buttons to jump (R1 and X) which can be a pain.
Other Thoughts: Definitely a vast improvement from its predecessor Assassin's 1. Make sure to get all of the viewpoints, feathers, missions, statuettes, puzzles in each city. There are cheats to find them using a web search and if you don't do that you could take weeks to get everything.READ FULL REVIEW