Posted: July 4
Before I start, I just want to address one thing:
This is the best AC game I have played so far. And I'm a diehard fan of this series.
Now let's start by a simple pros/cons:
+The game doesn't take itself too seriously.
+You really feel like you are a pirate, so careless and free to do what ever you want.
+Almost no map limitations; after the few first missions, you are basically granted the opportunity to explore the world as much as you wish, which hasn't been possible in previous titles. And exploring is as interesting as it can get! Massive amount of islands, fisherman villages, caves, mayan ruins, plantations etc. And the game also rewards you alot for exploring.
+Character design. Edward is an interesting main character and to be honest; there has never been a side character so cool as Edward Thatch, or well, as most of us know him as, Blackbead.
+Map. It's just... big. And full of places. After 50+ hours on the game, I'm still finding new islands to explore.
+The amount of side activities. Ranging from the usual assassination contracts to defeating legendary ships, you will not run out of things to do.
+Free roaming. Well, this isn't anything new to Assassin's Creed series, but the addition of freely sailing the seas and countering plenty of other ships to board and rob out of their cargo, this game takes freedom of play to a whole new level.
-Optimizing is quite bad (which really isn't a surprise though), as the game will be somewhat laggy even on better gaming rigs. Don't expect too many FPS with high graphichs if your PC isn't top notch. It's not unplayable on computers that aren't as good, absolutely not, but you should be prepared for certain FPS drops and lowering your graphic quality etc.
-The story is quite short (NO SPOILERS) and sometimes feels like it's a bit too much "go there and kill him so we can be rich arrr!". Story isn't bad, I really enjoyed it, but I still hope it would've been a bit more deep in some aspects.
This has got to be one of my favorite games of all times, as it never fails to excite me. Are you a diehard fan of the series or just looking to be the "deadliest scourge of these seas"? Either one, this game is for you! Enjoy!