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Release Date: February 18th, 2014 Movie Release Year: 2014

Assassin's Creed Freedom Cry

Overview -

With each new year, the 'Assassin's Creed' franchise threatens to implode, and yet the series remains on the cutting edge, an amalgam of top-shelf elements and accessible gameplay. With the combination of 'Assassan's Creed IV: Black Flag' and the PS4 continuing to draw in players, of one of the more intriguing tangents was the announcement of the story DLC, 'Freedom Cry,' which ultimately was compelling enough for Ubisoft to also offer as stand-alone downloadable title. Starring a new protagonist, 'Freedom Cry' has the potential for both new and veteran 'Assassin's Creed' players.

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February 18th, 2014

Video Review


One the PS4, the game looks stunning. The tropical locales and high resolution rendering are instant demo material. Though future installments better tailored to the hardware should easily surpass 'Freedom Cry,' the game's day/night cycle and weather system along with the UI and even Adewale's scars are marvelous.

Audio Review


The voice acting is very good, and that's with some turns in the plot missing from the story. Some new pieces of music both in the soundtrack in the ambient channels are also very good, residing a echelon or two below the best like 'Red Dead Redemption.' Surrounds work well on the plantations, in naval battles and when eavesdropping. You can always hear the shot from three rooftops away you're hit as you try to save a slave from being killed.

Backed by the production values of 'Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag,' while highlighting some filthy all-too-recent history puts 'Freedom Cry' well above what usually passes for single player DLC. That 'Freedom Cry' also provides a stellar way for those unfamiliar with the franchise to experience the best of its current product, means it's perfect for those who haven't played 'Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag' at all, which this review score reflects. Even so, Adewale's tale only scratches the surface of what could have been.

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