Check out this Preview of Aveline in Assassin’s Creed IV

I’m not particularly excited about Assassin’s Creed IV—mostly because what little I played of AC III just burned me out on the series. But as you may know, I absolutely adored Assassin’s Creed: Liberation on the PlayStation Vita, and the fact that lead character Aveline will be putting in an appearance in this new game with 60 minutes of PlayStation exclusive missions has me wondering whether or not I should bite the bullet and pick it up.

Take a look at the video above, where the developers over at Ubisoft talk about Aveline and why they decided to bring her back for a sequel set many years before her game even began. Overall, while we don’t get to see too much, I’m still pretty interested. Aveline was a great character with a really interesting backstory. I’m glad to see they’re bringing her back, though I will admit: I’d love a full sequel rather than just a little extra content. Maybe she’ll be back for Assassin’s Creed V? Or a full console Liberation II? I’d buy that.

There’s plenty of other footage from Black Flag as well, and based on what I’m seeing, it looks like a much more interesting game than III was. The environments have more color and variety, and it looks like there’s going to be plenty of stuff to run around on. What I didn’t like about the last one were the drab environments, and the relatively low architecture. Maybe Black Flag will remedy this whole business.

What do you think? Are you looking forward to the next Assassin’s Creed game, or are you burnt out on the series? Just what does the franchise need to regain its vitality?

  1. i got the first one and hired the second, then i relised that they were going to release one ever year i stopped playing, but black flag has got my attention manly as i get to use it as a pirate simulator, which i have always wanted a good open world pirate game.

  2. III was absolutely horrible. Graphics and clipping issues, an absurd around of bugs, and boring gameplay. The story was choppy, rushed, and shoehorned into history that seemed like it came out of a third grade text book. For someone who’s studied the revolution, I felt like they were treating the player like they were an angsty 13 year old who could care les about the story and just wanted to kill people. The economy system was changed from the familiar and fun version from previous titles to a pointless and tedious new one. In past titles, I actually enjoyed buying new shops, equipment and whatnot. In this game, I didn’t enter the shops more than a few times and I didn’t even buy new equipment. Hopefully they have returned the series to it’s roots with IV, or I won’t be buying it.

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