Posted: November 17
If you love the AC games you'll play this regardless of the reviews.
that being said its a nice side game, and surprisingly much longer than I expected. The "persona" system is a bit annoying but does serve a well placed purpose, but I get the sneaking suspicion it was implemented in a sort of "we'll hook the girl gamers with these dresses" sort of marketing executive decision.
A few bugs, dont engage the jaguar's in the bayou first, let them attack then get them off you and shoot them. Otherwise you'll have to exit and reload the game.
Other then a few swamp areas I had no other issues, especially not more than any other AC game.
Its a nice return to the AC3 engine too, and while not as polished, Aveline fights just like Conner. In my opinion the AC3 engine had the best combat fluidity and brutality since the first game. A shame that in AC4 they really dumbed down melee combat and stuck you with those two swords, no real disarm combat, and a complete lack of daggers.
If you havent played yet, its not important but introduces the series to the abstergo entertainment theme you see in 4 and Unity, and I assume rogue (Not out at the time of this review), so again if you are a fan it serves an important section of lore to the games.