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AC4: First review

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rockman zx

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Thanks to Clement4492 and Abyssarus for the info.

http://forums.ubi.com/showthread.php/801615-AC4-got-18-20-!-World-premiere-review?

AC4 received 18/20.

4/5 For Gameplay
4/5 For the gaphics
5/5 for the soundtrack
5/5 for the length of the game

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Positive aspects of the game:
-Wonderful world / map
-A lot of things to do
-Stealth works very well, you can chose how to approach your taget, etc..

Negatives aspects of the game!
- Technical problems
- lose of frame rate on PS3
- aliasing on PS4
(I guess they played the game on PS3 & PS4 because there are nothing about Xbox)
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Other things you shloud know:

-Cities are better than AC3 (for free running)
-This is A TRUE AC GAME, and the most accomplished of the franchise.
-Combats are slower than AC3...
-...There are less weapons, less new types of ennemies...
-... But naval battles are amazing !

-You'll play as Edward like 10 minutes after launching the game on your console
-Naval is amazing
-Economic system of AC4 is easier to understand and really well made (you board ships, and sell ressources)
-You'll need to upgrade your ship to succes on seas. To upgrade your ship you'll need ressources. You can get them by boarding ships.
-Taking forts have an impact on Edward's progression. It will reveal the location of special places such as caves.
-In all main or secondary missions you can play stealthy if you chose to.
-The involvement of Edward in the Templar-Assassin conflict is a bit predictable but still well done by Darby. You'll see a lot of history events.

About PS4 version:

-Beautiful, fluid, ... BUT there are aliasing on some textures.

About PS3 version:

-Almost like PS4 even if textures are kind of blurred.. The only thing is that there are loss of framerates.


TO CONCLUDE: AC4 is the most successful game of the franchise. Better mechanics of gameplay, better level design, the game is a real success.
You'll need about 20 hours to complete the main path and 50 hours to complete everything.
 

Acquiescence

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If they played the PS4 version then isn't this essentially the very first next-gen console review?

 

Omni

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I can remember people saying similar things about ACIII. And look how that turned out...
 

Clickbeast

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Looks like most of the negatives relates to the ps3/ps4 versions. It's not far fetched to believe these problems extend to the xbox variations.

Yet another reason to wait for the PC version. Too bad the AC series always insists on waiting to release on the PC. The few weeks of wait is always painful. For AC3 I rented the ps3 copy to keep me busy, but I'm just going to go ahead and wait for AC4. There's enough interesting games like Arkham Origins to keep me busy until its released.
 

Eggbok

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I want more info on the modern day gameplay, I'm not a fan of it but I want to see how it is.
Since you know, Desmond died.
 

CHC

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Sounds like it was written based off of the preview videos, seems dubious.
 

SJRB

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There is no way in hell the PS3 version is "almost like the PS4 version, only with some textures blurred", come on now.

Ubi even released entire trailers showing what next-gen versions will bring [moving foliage, rain drops individually rendered and lighted, etc].
 

wrowa

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Sounds like it was written based off of the preview videos, seems dubious.
A French print magazine having the first review of a game by a French company doesn't strike me as particularly surprising, to be honest.
 

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"-Stealth works very well, you can chose how to approach your taget, etc.."

"-In all main or secondary missions you can play stealthy if you chose to."


This is so awesome to hear! I have it preordered and been waiting for it but my hype level jumped now.
 

Tamanon

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Yeah, I'm a little skeptical. I didn't even think PS4 review consoles were out in the wild yet.
 

Jb

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Sounds like a good, relaxing game to play on XB1/PS4 while waiting for the real stunners in 2014.
 

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If the PS3 version looks so close to the PS4 version. And the 360 version will be the same as the PS3 version. Does that mean the Xbox One version will looks worse then the 360 version?
 

IvorB

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The cover says "Le test PS3, Xbox360 et... PS4" so it seems this Xbox 360 version was also played.
 

scsa

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Seems more like a preview to me. They don't go into details of the PS4 version , no trackpad usage info, no major graphics comparisons?
 

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"-Stealth works very well, you can chose how to approach your taget, etc.."

"-In all main or secondary missions you can play stealthy if you chose to."


This is so awesome to hear! I have it preordered and been waiting for it but my hype level jumped now.
Come on don't fall for that nonsense.
 

SniperHunter

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If the PS3 version looks so close to the PS4 version. And the 360 version will be the same as the PS3 version. Does that mean the Xbox One version will looks worse then the 360 version?
I really doubt the ps3 version is close to the ps4 version

Ps3 ver
Worse resolution
Worse frame rate
Bad lod
jaggies
no dx 11 tech like advance water or dynamic foliage
Screen tearing
Worse textures

Ps4 ver
dx 11 tech
1080p
Stable fps
Fxaa
 
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