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Assassin's Creed 4 Black Flag Xbox One
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs So Much Better Than III 01/14/2014

This review is from: Assassin's Creed 4 Black Flag Xbox One

Pros: Beautiful and full world to explore. The controls are superbly campatable with the gameplay for naval warfare (no small feat for those who played III). By far the best installment in the series since II.

Cons: I don't really have any. I didn't feel the combat controls flowed as well with Kenway as in previous installments, but that is nitpicking.

Other Thoughts: My review may be biased. I have been a huge fan of the series since its creation. AC III did leave me with a rather sour taste in my mouth though. So much so in fact that I conscidered being finished with the series. Very much glad that I did not do that. Perhaps that was Ubisofts masterplan.

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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs The Future 01/14/2014

This review is from: Microsoft Xbox One Console

Pros: New graphical power is impressive. Not PC level, but a consol will ever be. New Kinect has some impressive capabilites.

The layout is a much needed upgrade from the 360, and the ability to jump from app to app is a nice touch.

The biggest pro, at least to me for now, is the potential future of this platform. I think it has a lot of untapped potential in both gaming and beyond.

Some have complained about the size, but this was a non issue for me. It blends in well with my set up.

Cons: Not sold on the kinect yet. After some initial growing pains, I learned how to talk properly to my xbox, and now have no problem navigating the menu with my voice. Had to recalibrate a few times, but not sure it was worth an extra $100. Time may prove me wrong.

The controller seems to be of a lower quality then the previous gerneration (materials wise), but I do like the feel better.

Other Thoughts: I am not a fanboy, and I will have both systems(maybe even a Wii U at some point), but I liked the Xbox launch titles and line up for the first year better. That is how I made my decision, since I could only get one at launch.

Ryse: Son of Rome Xbox One
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

3 out of 5 eggs Typical Launch Game 01/14/2014

This review is from: Ryse: Son of Rome Xbox One

Pros: This is a pretty game, and while the story is a little predictable, it is competent. Gladiator mode was rather enjoyable.

Cons: The multiplayer mode is really almost pointless. I am not a fan of the attempts at trying to get you to spend more money on upgrades for the game. Free games do this to try and make money. When I pay $60 for a game, I don't want to have to pay to unlock character upgrades. I certainly hope that this is not what the future holds.

Also, if you are going to make a bunch of soldiers stand around me the whole time, they could at least watch my back. The Roman soldiers excelled at watching me get surrounded, blocking my view at times, and not even distracting the enemy.

Other Thoughts: It is a solid launch game, and falls into all of the launch game cliches, but I still enjoyed playing it.


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Display Name: Stephen L.

Date Joined: 12/11/13

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  • First Review: 01/14/14
  • Last Review: 01/14/14
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