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  1. Feb 20, 2014
    80
    The add-on also gives hope for what's possible when blockbuster-driven creators take risks with material. There are missteps in Freedom Cry, more ethical than mechanical, but it hits as often as it misses. That's undeniably an important step forward.
  2. Feb 28, 2014
    68
    Barely noticeable differences to Black Flag make Freedom Cry an inessential add-on to Assassin's Creed IV. [April 2014, p.66]
  3. Jan 7, 2014
    60
    A self-contained tale about the human catastrophe of slavery is an abrupt turn from the original’s happy-go-lucky plundering style, but the game’s mechanics adapt relatively well.
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  1. Mar 18, 2014
    8
    For 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.
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  2. Mar 30, 2014
    7
    I 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
  3. May 22, 2014
    7
    overall 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
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  4. Sep 10, 2014
    5
    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