Sorry, but this blog post won’t be extremely detailed today. I’m feeling under the weather today with a bit of a fever and sore throat.
Assassin’s Creed Series
So, I own all of the major in-line Assassin Creed games. I bought the first Assassin’s Creed game when it came out for the Playstation 3 and marveled at its brilliance. And then I couldn’t figure out how to play it as I’d never really played an open-world game before. I had to play InFamous, a superhero open-world game to figure it out. Once I did so, Assassin’s Creed II was released and I’ve finished every game in the mainline series to date (haven’t gotten AC: Origins yet–the latest one).
A Pirate’s Life
So, many people consider Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag to be a “pirate simulator.” It gives you a pretty good approximation of being a pirate with sailing, swashbuckling, and boarding ships, all with the backdrop of Assassin’s Creed lore in the Caribbean setting. While not my favorite AC game, it was still enjoyable. I didn’t really like the ending, but it was still an enjoyable experience. I would rate it a B if I had to grade it (not my favorite, but definitely above average).
Too Many Side Activities
Much of the problem lies in the fact of the “Ubification” of the game–too much stuff to do in order to pad the game’s playtime. I wouldn’t mind finding the “sea chanties” for the crew to sing as the ship sailed along, but having to “chase” them down, only to have them reset if they “got away” is one of many “tasks” that just exists to waste time, so that 1) you play that game–and only that game–for a long period of time, and 2) along with that, as long as you’re playing the game, you’re not trading it in or giving it friends, etc. Every since AC III, expansion of game-time has been a primary staple of AC games.
Anyway, I don’t want to badmouth the game. I think that it is a very good game that I’m proud to have on my bookshelf.
- Read Skin Deep (Sci-Fi) for Free at Aurora Wolf
- Read Childe Roland (Fantasy) for Free at Electric Spec
- Read Faerie Knight (Fantasy) in the anthology Fae, Rhonda Parrish, Ed. or the Kindle Edition
- Read Ship of Shadows (Sci-Fi) in the anthology Visions IV: Space Between Stars, Carrol Fix, Ed. or the Kindle Edition.
- Read WarLight (Sci-Fi) in the anthology Visions VI: Galaxies, Carrol Fix, Ed. or the Kindle Edition.
- Read Dragonhawk (Fantasy) in the magazine Tales of the Talisman, Vol. 8, Iss. 3, David Lee Summers, Ed. or the Kindle Edition