Average User Score: 7.6Nov 29, 2013The series that is Assassin's Creed went down a bit with the last game, but AC4 certainly has brought it back up. First of all, AC4 hasThe series that is Assassin's Creed went down a bit with the last game, but AC4 certainly has brought it back up. First of all, AC4 has picked a much better setting than the American Revolution, because instead of paper signing, we now get swashbuckling pirate adventures. This game has also made great improvements on the sailing mechanic that was in AC3 and now it's mandatory, unlike in AC3 where it was merely a gimmick to collect more useless money. Speaking of money, it also has use now, since ship upgrades are expensive and add to game play, rather than idiotic city improvements or home decorating. I've heard that there are technical issues, but those aren't fair to judge a game by since my computer ran it perfectly fine. However, one thing that can't be excused is that most of the land missions are a little boring when compared to naval missions, since tailing or eavesdropping missions can be annoying to play. This time around in the present you are a silent protagonist working for Abstergo Entertainment, a mega corporation which is using the memories of Desmond to make AC4. The present day has its own set of collectibles, and the crew that was working with Desmond also makes much welcomed appearances in the story. To wrap things up, the environments are pretty, sailing is fun, there is a lot of exploration, and I personally had great fun with it and so might you.… Expand
Average User Score: 1.3Aug 12, 2013This game is a pathetic time waster that made me buy a second console version, just so I could microwave it and leave it to die on myThis game is a pathetic time waster that made me buy a second console version, just so I could microwave it and leave it to die on my driveway. This was a game that no one expected to be good and completely meets those ass level standards. First of all I think that we should talk about the gameplay, which must take some award for having some of the worst combat that I've seen in a game.
Step 1: Shoot the gun wielding enemies with guns from behind cover. This will be incredibly easy considering that this whole "cover" thing is something that only works for people with a camera following them.
Step 2: Get some easy headshots on melee focused enemies who run towards you in single file, like you're an ice cream man with bullet flavored frozen treats for them all.
Step 3. Walk through an empty room littered with instant kill melee areas that you realize were for you. Then think "oh was I supposed to be fighting them in here?
The next thing I need to touch on are the horrible motorcycle sections that just shows how lazy the programmers were. How lazy you ask? Well lazy enough for you to continuously go forward and give you the inability to back up, and if you hit an obstacle you get spat back out onto an earlier area of road. If that wasn't bad enough then there are the things that are intended to be sex scenes, but that word doesn't cut it. How can a sex scene not be a sex scene? Well first of all, you need to take off your clothes, but RTH: Retribution feels like it should be innovative and play penetration noises and make Jack still thrust while fully clothed. I mean really! If you don't want your audience to see Jack's big bare ass then put them under the blankets or do what Mass Effect did and make the screen fade to black!
At the end of the day RTH: Retribution is my favorite kind of bad that makes me laugh for days in ways I should tell my psychologist about. It's none of that some things are good some are bad type of game, it's just all bad, all the time and I think you should buy it to just see how the game is and laugh afterwards.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.4Jun 16, 2013This Painkiller sequel is good for the fans, and though it captures the fast-paced, action packed game play of the first game it falls quiteThis Painkiller sequel is good for the fans, and though it captures the fast-paced, action packed game play of the first game it falls quite short with a 2-3 hour campaign. I will however, recommend this game if it's on sale, i.e today, or if you get some of the extra levels. If you are new to Painkiller I would recommend Painkiller: Black Edition, and if you crave more you should get this game.… Expand