Creston wrote on Dec 8, 2016, 10:44:That's a good point about being a spectator to history. It does seem that Ubisoft wanted to expand the franchise starting with 3, and then having 4 barely be an AC game at all, since it's more about being a pirate.Numinar wrote on Dec 7, 2016, 18:00:
I know everyone hates it
I didn't hate it. It probably still has the most beautiful world of any AC, and the best feel of any AC after AC2. It's just that there was so much extraneous crap in this game that it got overwhelming. And throughout all the story missions, the one thing you rarely do is actually assassinate someone. I think there are maybe 2 or 3 pure assassination missions, and that's it. The rest is all "watch the founding fathers sign the declaration of independence." and "watch Paul Revere's ride." and "watch literally every other cool thing from history."
It feels as if it should be called Spectator's Creed at times.
That said, the story is still pretty dang good, the world is gorgeous, the ship battles are awesome (though not as good as in Black Flag), the hunting is cool, it's a ton of fun to explore, and it just looks and feels so pretty and immersive.
All in all, people would be nuts not to snap this up for free.
Numinar wrote on Dec 7, 2016, 18:00:
I know everyone hates it
Bleeder wrote on Dec 7, 2016, 21:18:Wtf? We can't use Firefox, SeaMonkey, IE11, etc.? Stupid.
For anyone still trying to login, I had to use Chrome. It even worked with uBlock Origin still enabled.
Numinar wrote on Dec 7, 2016, 18:00:Ditto, Blag Flag is my favorite recently but I really liked AC3 for the same reason you mentioned.
Along with 1,2 and Syndicate this is one of the ones I actually finished.
I know everyone hates it, maybe I'm distant enough from the culture not to get offended by any of it but I got a real Last of the Mohicans vibe from it and no other game has really done that so props to them.
I probably spent the most time in Black Flag, but enjoy pirating more than finishing missions so still not done despite probably 100 hours over two platforms.
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Dec 7, 2016, 17:30:My 7 year old beat the main quest 3 times in the past year. I have no idea how he got so good at this game... I think one of his saves is up to 99% complete... not sure what he got stuck on.
This release reminds me, I need to finish Black Flag. I get soo sidetracked in those open world games, running around pushing guards off the roof or other non-plot nonsense.
JayDeath wrote on Dec 7, 2016, 15:15:
Why bother buying any of these AC titles? The pattern seems to be that these games will be made free to us in a few years. I can wait.