Mar 18, 2014For an extra 10 bucks I can't complain too much. Its just simply MORE black flag only your not Kenway and its more focused on slavery thanFor an extra 10 bucks I can't complain too much. Its just simply MORE black flag only your not Kenway and its more focused on slavery than piracy.
If the story had been more driven like the base game or if it had introduced something that was not in the base game already, I would have rated it higher.… Expand
Mar 30, 2014I played the standalone and for the price you get a decent but short Assassin's Creed adventure. The story and character are a bit moreI played the standalone and for the price you get a decent but short Assassin's Creed adventure. The story and character are a bit more interesting compared to Black Flag and 3. All the original gameplay elements are still there for better or worse. The stealth is still mostly broken and the combat is way too easy. But at the end of the day i still had a good time exploring the environment and following the story.… Expand
Jan 23, 2015Freedom Cry is brief and provides more or less what AC4 already does. Because of this, it still suffers from AC4's sometimes chaotic andFreedom Cry is brief and provides more or less what AC4 already does. Because of this, it still suffers from AC4's sometimes chaotic and flimsy combat, and fails to improve upon the stealth system which isn't entirely bad but could definitely be better. The experience is mostly enjoyable, but the story feels stale to me. The idea of gathering forces to rise up against tyranny and revolt has been an ongoing theme that's been done to death in past AC games, and so it feels pretty same-y or unremarkable in Freedom Cry. The conclusion is also quite abrupt and you never really get to see the effects of your liberation.
Overall rating: 6.7/10… Expand
Feb 6, 2015PLATFORM: Steam (XBOX Controller)
PROS: + Way more interesting main character than AC4 + Eliminated the stupid fleet minigame + FewerPLATFORM: Steam (XBOX Controller)
PROS: + Way more interesting main character than AC4 + Eliminated the stupid fleet minigame + Fewer "Optional Objectives" missions
CONS: - 9 missions is short - Grinding for ship parts didn't go away - Most frustrating optional objective ever to appear in AC: "don't kill anyone" - Weird "instant combat" bug where guards will sometimes instantly attack you (no alarm meter filling, not restricted area, etc).
It's too bad that the main game didn't focus on Adewale and leave the boring and annoying Kenway to the 9-mission side game. The story is better because you can get behind the main character, but the character won't make sense unless you bothered with the main game (on second thought, the story in the main game makes no sense either...)… Expand
Sep 10, 2014That **** doesn't worth 20 bucks. The only good thing about this is... wait.. NOTHING! It s TOO easy &boring. You can reach 100%That **** doesn't worth 20 bucks. The only good thing about this is... wait.. NOTHING! It s TOO easy &boring. You can reach 100% synchronization in a few hours. The weapons are... 8! In my opinion ubisoft could have done better work. Also it is too damn stupid: where are all those slaves come from? And HELL! It could have been much better if there was a real progress liberating the slaves. Then you would unlocked an extra mission & liberate all slaves. AWESOME!… Expand
May 22, 2014overall its a good dlc, but it isnt as good as the base game and lacks features that the main game had. the game doesnt feel as open as theoverall its a good dlc, but it isnt as good as the base game and lacks features that the main game had. the game doesnt feel as open as the main game. i get that the this is a dlc but the world doesnt feel as engageing and interesting as the main game. the dlc lacks features like secret maps, crafting and few more. this lack of features makes it feel not as good as the main game. there are less locations and they feel pretty bland. in the main game every location felt unique but in freedom cry the islands are bland and feel the same. the exploration is also not as fun and there arent a lot of collectibles. aside from these shortcomings, the game is pretty similar to the main game, which is great. fighting animations are great, and the new machete and gun are awesome. the new story could be much better, but its still good. the games cutscenes are great, and there were really sad and good story moments in them. dialogue is good, making for pretty epic conversations and speeches. the narrative is much more serious than in the main game, and its nice to see such a huge developer make a game on the slavery subject, which isnt explored enough in video games. the music is great and feels appropriate. the dlc is a bit buggy, but nothing major.
overall its a good dlc. on the one hand, it feels like ac4, but it gives you a bit of a different narrative, which sets it apart. by taking some features away it does loose some of the greatness that the main game has. i get its a dlc but i think the features should have been here, in a smaller scale, and locations should have been more varied.
if you liked ac4 you will like this dlc, its great… Expand