I actually really liked how two separate buttons distinguished regular running from free-running. In these newer games I literally parkour all over everything when I’m just trying to get down the street.
I don’t understand all the hate on AC3. I mean, I still prefer AC2, but AC3 has it all: understanding the Templars, what the ‘ones who came before’ really want, an explanation on why the Creed grew smaller, and does it all with a historical accurate story with lots of hints to deeper stuff around the independence. And the parkour is spot on.
Ubisoft should ask the players’ forgiveness for killing Desmond the way they did. After years of collecting data and training his skills he was killed by touching a piece of metal, after making a choice based on false information, ending up a tool for the templar. The entire story has become pointless.
So I played AC4, I was in awe by the fact that there was a lot to do, and I loved it. But the story was not right. I mean, Ubi said Edward was a pirate trained by assassins, but it was the contrary. We have a pirate, who all he cares is for coin. Encounters an assassin, and manages to kill him easily? Then he imitates their moves no problem? And kill a few more assassins? I hated that, it made the assassins look like they were just a bunch of guys with blades and hoods with no skill whatsoever. But then, the ending was cool. Although I’ve seen better endings. Revelations been the best by far. Anyway, I loved all the AC games. AC4 is the least I like, but I’m looking forward to play the Freedom cry DLC.
I can’t help but feel a little angry with AC:4. Don’t get me wrong, I loved everything about it but the thing that annoyed me was that Edward was never really an assassin until the end. And isn’t the whole point of Assassin’s Creed that the main character is an assassin? This is nothing against Edward or the game, it’s just a point.
I thought Connor was a very unique assassin, he is very reserved. Or bland, as people call him. But his childhood was basically ruined, losing his mother and most of his village, also knowing the killer, and being helpless to do anything about it at the time. So he grew up with this in mind, the survival of his people and traditions is what he cared about the most, and this idea is what drove him. It’s hard to be outgoing and fun-loving when you have the weight of a revolution, the possibility of your people being wiped out, and the fact that your father is a templar, on your shoulders. Other than that, Connor has a very brutal and savage fighting style, which is awesome. & He has his little moments here and there in the campaign, the fact that he was so serious in certain situations was funny.