Reviews for Assassin’s Creed® Freedom Cry
An uncommon experienceKokuei | March 7, 2014 | See all Kokuei's reviews »
Freedom Cry is a standalone expansion to Assassin's Creed IV where you follow a familiar lad named Adewale of which you meet early in Black Flag. Adewale a former slave which joined Edward Kenway as a pirate then following the Assassin order finds himself in a situation in Port-au-Prince where there is brutal slavery and he tries to help everyone involved and assassinate the corrupted leaders. The game is run on the ACIV: Black Flag engine; AnvilNext.
The gameplay is more similar to the Assassin's Creed: Liberation where the maps are very small so you're forced to just stick with the main story without much exploration. This can be a good or bad thing depending on your taste.
The area the game really excels is the story. The last Assassin's Creed story that felt engaging was Ezio's life. You never really feel engaged with Connor or Edward. You definitely will for Adewale.
All in all; you pretty much get what you pay for. It's DLC for Black Flag so you won't get that many hours of content. It's definitely worth a look at because the story isn't common in video games and there's some appreciation there.