Summary: Not only did I read a plethora of favorable reviews about this game, it was personally and strongly recommended to me by friends of mine. Having played around three hours of the game, I really am just underwhelmed. Maybe my expectations were too high, or maybe I have just grown tired of the AC formula (I played AC1 and AC2), I don't know.
Climbing interactive environments is engaging and wonderful. 3
That Guy, Amazon
12 September 2014
Summary: Pros: 1. Quality voice acting and character motion capture. 2. Climbing interactive environments is engaging and wonderful. 3. Ship combat is complex and rewarding. 4. "Fleet" management system offers unique minigame. Cons: 1. Combat is unbalanced and frustrating. The camera loses focus and disengages the player. The player must rely on counterattacks, which guarantee victory, but cannot rely on skill for anything else related to combat. It becomes boring. 2.
Summary: The game is great, better than asscreed 3 for sure. The naval combat in particular is visceral! If I had a ps4 or xbone I'd probably have gotten it for that platform, but then again, graphics quality isn't everything. I'm really liking the way the game integrates with the Wii U gamepad. When you're sailing around you get a top down view with sight lines showing where enemy ships will be able to detect you.