Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag|
I consider myself quite a big fan of the AC series but AC III left me largely disappointed, if this game had been equally as bad I'd probably have given up on the franchise. Fortunately it's a mostly excellent game! All of the piratey aspects of the game are fantastic, Edward Kenway is a much, much better character than Connor, there's a load of collectibles to find (most of which actually give you something at some point), the world is pretty large and it all looks gorgeous!
Where the game is let down is in the tailing missions which are much more common than they should be. They're frustrating as hell and should only be used in maybe 5 missions in a whole AC game. Most of the time you have to do at least a little bit of tailing before you can kill your target, why not just put them in the place you want me to take them down to begin with, Ubisoft? Fortunately though, they are just about bearable and don't ruin the rest of the game.
I'd say AC IV is just as good as AC II and Brotherhood, I'm not sure the order I'd put those 3 in mind.
Finally finished this today after owning it since day of release. It's pretty standard pokemon stuff but if you're a fan like I am (I grew up on it all, I never stood a chance) then it's pretty amazing. It's certainly the best game in the series. I think my biggest complaint with it is that the starter pokemon's evolutions pretty much all suck, but thankfully you get an original starter early on as well so that didn't matter too much. I would like to see more innovation in the series but in doing so they'd risk ruining something that's already great so it is a risky one. A proper home console game needs to come out soon though!
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