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3.0 out of 5 stars Not a strong plot, 26 Mar. 2014
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This review is from: Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (PS3) (Video Game)
This is a nice, fun game, but the plot is just poor. There is no real bad guy, and the central character (Edward Kenway) is never really developed into anything like as interesting a character as Ezio Auditore, or even Connor, from the previous games.
The fighting system is also quite clunky, not allowing you to focus on one enemy, and often ignoring you as you attempt to parry attacks. I have played this on PS4 without any of these performance problems, and AC3 was without these performance issues, so I don't properly understand why the combat is so poor.
However, roaming the Atlantic, raiding British and Spanish ships whilst swilling grog and belting out shanties is unbelievably fun and will keep anyone occupied for days.
All in all, an enjoyable game that does not even come close to living up to its franchise. Little in the way of character development for the protagonist, no recognizable antagonist to overcome for a satisfying ending (aside from the remarkably forgettable Laureano Torres). Even the title is misleading, as our protagonist is an Assassin for a such a short period right at the end of the game, at which point he immediately retires to care of some daughter he has that the player has only just heard of and therefore cannot possibly care about.
Such a let down. Still, I'd recommend it if you can find it for less than £15.
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