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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

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 26
  2. Negative: 2 out of 26
  1. Jan 27, 2014
    88
    It may have been liberated from the PlayStation Vita, but it still feels like a portable game.
  2. Jan 15, 2014
    70
    If you've already played it there are not too many reasons to get it again. If not, you'll find a game with some errors that cannot hide its portable origins, but still enjoyable if you're looking for more Assassin's Creed.
  3. 70
    Liberation won’t blow either long term fans, or Assassin’s Creed’s sceptics, out of the water. It does, however, have some original ideas.
  4. Jan 15, 2014
    65
    After a fourth chapter that has pushed the boundaries of the series to another level of exploration and complexity, returning to Assassin's Creed: Liberation HD seems like a step back on the route of evolution. Anyway, Ubisoft has done very good work with the HD adaptation and if you wish to know something more about the Creed's universe and this charming character, the ticket to the 700's New Orleans is not too expensive.
  5. Jan 23, 2014
    60
    I still recommend Assassin's Creed: Liberation for fans of the series, but it's hardly worth revisiting if you've completed the Vita version.
  6. 60
    On a hand-held, you'd think "well done chaps, this is a good boiled-down version which keeps the core of the game intact". But on a console, and so soon after Black Flag, it feels like an over-long chunk of watery DLC.
  7. Jan 28, 2014
    35
    Overall, Assassin’s Creed Liberation looks and feels like a cheap knock-off of the series, and almost every aspect feels like a dumbed-down version of what players have come to expect from the series.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 15
  2. Negative: 2 out of 15
  1. Jan 18, 2014
    10
    This game is like assassins creed 3, i think its pretty good also including the new persona system you can be assassin aveline or lady avelineThis game is like assassins creed 3, i think its pretty good also including the new persona system you can be assassin aveline or lady aveline and slave they all have their advantages like the assassin persona can let you have more guns/weapons and it also has its disadvantages like how the lady can only have acouple weapons but it gets notoriety very slowly while the assassin gets noteriety fast the slave i honestly do not know sorry about that i dont go to the slave persona but i still do think this game is pretty good i recommend even the graphics are good. Expand
  2. 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 it is not that bad really. For 20 dollars a really good game. I give it an 8 Expand
  3. 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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  4. Jan 20, 2014
    8
    I enjoyed this almost as I have enjoyed every other entry in the series. It's a shorter and smaller game in scale but that doesn't deprive itI enjoyed this almost as I have enjoyed every other entry in the series. It's a shorter and smaller game in scale but that doesn't deprive it of its classic AC gameplay. And Aveline is a better character than Connor. Expand
  5. Jun 24, 2014
    7
    Pros: Concise missions with only 1 optional objective, no RTS crap, still better than AC3
    Cons: Way too many collectibles that server no
    Pros: Concise missions with only 1 optional objective, no RTS crap, still better than AC3
    Cons: Way too many collectibles that server no purpose, QTEs that aren't fun, animals lack any real challenge, last couple of missions are crappy designs, avatars cut in an out of existence, cutscenes repeat in some cases, no clear understanding of what some mission objectives are, Connor is back, crashed a couple of times, camera angles bounce everywhere
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  6. Jan 16, 2014
    5
    AC Liberation is a port of the Vita and it shows the game also.
    The graphics are poor as that of part 4 and the story is very lame.
    What is
    AC Liberation is a port of the Vita and it shows the game also.
    The graphics are poor as that of part 4 and the story is very lame.
    What is good pleases me personally the female assassin that offers a variety.

    In conclusion it can be said that AC Liberation was better eye picked up the Vita. On the big consoles the game looks ugly and has less fun.
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  7. Aug 17, 2018
    0
    I played this game on the Vita. It wasn't good on that console, and it wont be good on any other. The story is incredibly bland, the actingI played this game on the Vita. It wasn't good on that console, and it wont be good on any other. The story is incredibly bland, the acting cant be taken seriously. I'd imagine that the game play would be better on other consoles but I don't imagine it would improve the overall experience. All a pity because Aveline as a character in concept is so compelling but the acting and lack of fleshing on the characters falls short of the brilliant game this could have been. I love the AC series and this is unfortunately the black sheep in the family that no one wants to mention. Collapse Expand

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