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  • Summary: Liberation is set in New Orleans between 1765 and 1780, in the period between the end of the French and Indian War, up to the middle of the American Revolution. The game tells the story of Aveline; a female Assassin of mixed French and African heritage. Brought up in a world of privilege andLiberation is set in New Orleans between 1765 and 1780, in the period between the end of the French and Indian War, up to the middle of the American Revolution. The game tells the story of Aveline; a female Assassin of mixed French and African heritage. Brought up in a world of privilege and contrasts, Aveline becomes a strong willed woman and an avid opponent of slavery. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. Feb 5, 2014
    80
    Perhaps this is greatest compliment I can pay Liberation. This game restored my faith. Ubisoft can still produce a good Assassin's Creed game.
  2. May 11, 2014
    79
    Assassin's Creed III: Liberation HD is an example of been there, done that but not as well as in main Assassin's Creed series. [Feb 2014]
  3. Mar 5, 2014
    75
    Even a low budget Assassin’s Creed is more enjoyable than most AAA games. There’s not much to do besides the main story and you can deal with Liberation in less than 7 hours, but it will be time well spent. [03/2014, p.56]
  4. Jan 21, 2014
    69
    Quotation forthcoming.
  5. Ultimately, Liberation features a fantastic premise with an evocative heroine that sadly doesn’t measure up to any of the games in the main series. If you are an Assassin’s Creed nut who really wants to see the fictional universe from another perspective, give Liberation a whirl. If you are just looking for some more Assassin’s Creed action, the other six games are better than this one.
  6. Jan 26, 2014
    61
    Liberation's portable formula translates into home format losing part of its original appeal. The skin-tight Vita game fits better Aveline's sexy silhouette than this recycled outlet version. That is also technically out of fashion, after Black Flag.
  7. Jan 28, 2014
    40
    A slightly above-average game has finally its bad remake. Its graphics is basically the same, and all of the original design's mistakes now catch your eye even more.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 22
  2. Negative: 5 out of 22
  1. Jan 16, 2014
    10
    This game suffers untimately from the graphical power and gameplay AC4 had, but it's far from a bad game. It is enjoyable and due to theThis game suffers untimately from the graphical power and gameplay AC4 had, but it's far from a bad game. It is enjoyable and due to the female protagonist and the setting offers a different approach with a great atmosphere. Of course from time to time one is reminded it is a Vita port but I actually was quite surprised how much better the graphics look. For 20 dollars a really good game. I give it an 8 Expand
  2. Jan 18, 2014
    10
    Most reviewers are treating this game as it should have been a sequel to the amazing black flag, like it should have gone beyond the scope ofMost reviewers are treating this game as it should have been a sequel to the amazing black flag, like it should have gone beyond the scope of Assassins Creed. What he keeps forgetting is that ITS A BLOODY REMAKE. Its not supposed to do anything different except fix the bugs and improve the visuals which this game did. I will admit, the vita version was no very good. But this game has improved on it in so many ways. The vita version had hundreds of bugs and glitches from broken trophies to even one broken mission I encountered. In this game, they were no where to found. The ONLY glitch that they hadn't taken out(which really annoys me for some reason) is the butter knife glitch where Aveline looks like shes holding a butter knife the wrong way when she does double counters with her machete. Everything else is fine. While the story has plot holes, their mission wasn't to add more to the main story! And they even helped out the player by reminding them what was going on from time to time in an un-interruptive way. There are literally 2-3 tailing missions. And you don't get detected right away, they give you a good amount of time (at least 20 seconds) to hide. The missions in this game have a good pace to them but there are some plot holes that leave you wondering. The combat system is the same as AC3 and AC4 except the sound doesn't glitch off all the time like in the latter. It has all new amazing sword moves as well, only the machete moves are copied from connor. This game has also brought back stealth, which is the strength of the AC series.

    The slave and lady personas have also been improved as they have new mechanics that help you blend in plain sight. I think they should have implemented them more in your efforts of releasing slaves (lady pays for their release, slave sneaks in and releases them, assassin fights slavers etc..) but there are moments in the game when you do this!

    The checkpoints are also spread out in a moderate way as well. They aren't great, but they definitely aren't horrible. I honestly think it deserves at least an 8.5 for:
    +Amazing protagonist
    +improved combat
    +Improved graphics
    +Improved mechanics for the personas
    +improved tailing
    +A variety of new soldiers from the vita version that provide more of a challenge when fighting
    +Sound is VERY much improved
    -no new ways to use personas to liberate slaves besides hiding in plain sight
    -some boring side missions
    -Graphics aren't up to par with AC4, though they are on par with AC3
    -plot holes
    -Some bad voice acting
    I strongly recommend you get this game. I think this game will be worth your while. I loved this game.
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  3. Jan 19, 2014
    9
    Being originally a PSV game, it's better than I expected. Worth an 8. And I've decided to be generous to give a more positive score to theBeing originally a PSV game, it's better than I expected. Worth an 8. And I've decided to be generous to give a more positive score to the game which gave me some pleasure playing it. Though short and unchallenging, it's not monotonous. Expand
  4. Jan 20, 2014
    8
    It's a fantastic game. It's more barebones than AC4 as expected BUT the price reflects this. You get to explore the tale of a completely newIt's a fantastic game. It's more barebones than AC4 as expected BUT the price reflects this. You get to explore the tale of a completely new character and in my opinion the graphics really impressed me as i didn't expect A+ polish, I expected a HD PS Vita game. Expand
  5. May 29, 2015
    7
    A decent game with an interesting protagonist. However, the side characters were extremely thin, and the overall plot barely had anything toA decent game with an interesting protagonist. However, the side characters were extremely thin, and the overall plot barely had anything to do with the series. Aside from a 3 sentence projection at the end the plot really had little to do with Assassins Creed's P.O.E plot.

    I liked the environment, and the protagonist was a strong character, but this could've really been developed more as a full game rather than just DLC.

    Very little explanation to the character or her place in the dna plot was given, and her growing up was rushed too much, if more time was given (more like conner's growing up from AC3) then people would've cared more about the character.

    The gameplay was good, similar to AC3 obviously, the HD version's graphics were decent and any changes/improvements to gameplay were enjoyable yet underdeveloped. (I think i only needed to use Aveline's unique tool 10 times in the game.
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  6. Feb 21, 2014
    7
    The game is not bad , cod like, by that i mean with no innovation in combat or anything else, the story is good.The product is worth 20$ in myThe game is not bad , cod like, by that i mean with no innovation in combat or anything else, the story is good.The product is worth 20$ in my opinion no more! Expand
  7. Jan 18, 2014
    0
    To put it simply, this game did not feel like assassins creed... First off, the game play felt rough and the graphics could have been madeTo put it simply, this game did not feel like assassins creed... First off, the game play felt rough and the graphics could have been made smoother. Second, The story was okay but lacked depth ( I won't say how because it might spoil it for some who are actually going to buy this... game). Third, and this is just my opinion... If you want a female protagonist to have that "epic" feel (which is really hard to generate) like Ezio or Connor or Altair you need to present the character animation as such... it is hard to get into the groove of the game with the protagonist looking like a stick figure weighing no more than 50kg...and portraying her as a hardcore assassin/killer with a touch of "model". It doesn't fit well with the game (at least for me), All that was needed was a bit more mass and height...

    Bad Game...
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