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Maybe I Have Assassin Fatigue
on October 31, 2014
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.
The problem is that I noticed I was FORCING myself to play the game to justify the purchase, which isn't really what you want from your gameplay experience. I understand that the naval battle thing is kind of novel, but I actually found the ship ill-suited to the AC control scheme. I was constantly accidentally running up poles and chests on the ship, or worse, launching myself to the top via one of those ropes. It was just too frustrating. When a ship is about to explode and you have a hard time jumping into the ocean to escape, something is wrong. I mean, the ship is completely surrounded by water! Why am I having a hard time getting to it?
Anyway, I have quit playing. It just wasn't fun to fight the controls, the story was boring, and the environment was not as impressive to me as it seems to be to others. Actually, my problem may be that I had played Wind Waker for the first time not to long prior to trying this AC title, so maybe it was just overshadowed by Nintendo's title. Oh well.