After the gloomy Assassin’s Creed IIIUbisoft is ready to return to greatness with the fourth installment in the killer franchise. One of the fundamental problems with the previous game was that it wasn’t that much fun. After playing the game a lot and trying all its tricks, it’s safe to say that Assassin’s creed the franchise is back on its feet.
The first big change is the environment. Just looking at the art on the box, you’ll immediately realize that you are a swashbuckling pirate, Han Solo-style, which is strange considering this game is set before the third installment. Maybe they had trouble finding an interesting setting after the Revolutionary War, or maybe they wanted to emphasize Assassin’s Creed IIIBest feature: ship battles.
Either way, the stage works wonders. The atmosphere here is almost as important as the main character, Edward Kenway himself. This will be the closest you will get to being a scoundrel pirate in the 1700s. You’ll have the wind carrying your custom pirate ship across the Caribbean, and you might find yourself getting into a few drunken fights along the way. The game is loaded with precise pieces to set the time. It’s your playground, so go live out your Jack Sparrow fantasies!
You will play as Edward Kenway, a pirate who yearns for something more. Throughout the ten-hour campaign, you will find him at odds with his fellow pirates and his quest to discover more about the Assassin group. The story is very entertaining and Mr. Kenway is one of the best video game characters since John Marston in 2009. Red dead redemption.
As you begin the single player adventure, you will notice how capable Edward really is. This was the first time in a Assassin’s creed game where you don’t feel helpless at first. Edward is a cunning pirate first and foremost and can kick some serious butt, and luckily the game proves it. One of my favorite additions was the use of Edward’s arsenal. Not only limited to concealed wrist guards or even cutlasses, you can use a variety of pistols. With these flintlock pistols, Edward takes them out and fires them individually. It was a lot of fun and satisfying to take down a poor regiment of British and Spanish troops at the same time.
Along with the series’ land gameplay, you’ll also have plenty to do in the ocean. Being a pirate means that you will be in charge of your own ship. You can customize the appearance and armament of your boat to your heart’s content. When you face enemies in the open sea, you can paralyze them enough to tackle them. This was one of my favorite features and it makes you feel like a real pirate.
There is also a lot to do besides the main story. On board your ship you can dive deep sea to collect resources, you can also hunt creatures that live in the sea and on land to improve your equipment. The game is also an open world. The map is vast and it is impressive to land on an island, jump out of your ship and continue your mission, wherever you are.
With multiplayer, there are also many functions. It was nothing special, but it is entertaining enough to keep you busy. They also have a benefit system, similar to Obligations which allows you to customize all your features and equipment. This part of the game will not replace your copies of Battlefield, Obligations gold aura for long. It’s a nice but more or less forgettable feature.
If you’ve already played this game on Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3, should you buy the next-gen versions? Probably not. They didn’t add anything notable to the Xbox One or PlayStation 4 version of the game, other than sharper visuals like shadows, foamy water, and swaying plant life. I will say that if you skipped the purchase on the previous consoles, go out and buy this game now. It’s the most feature-rich single-player experience on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Don’t wait to show off this game to your friends or family to demonstrate what the new systems can do graphically.
General, Assassin’s creed iv it’s a huge improvement over last year’s delivery. Add a nicer main character, a story that makes sense, and gameplay that’s really fun. There are a few hiccups, like the typical “follow your prey” objectives, bland multiplayer, and sometimes buggy platforming situations, but nothing that will negatively affect your gameplay. With that said, Assassin’s creed iv it’s one of your best bets this holiday season.