Rise up against slavery with the latest single-player action-adventure game in the Assassin’s Creed franchise.
Born a slave, Adewale was sold to a plantation owner at a young age. When pirates raided the plantation, Adewale escaped and found freedom as a pirate aboard the Jackdaw, where he became famed pirate Edward Kenway’s confidant and second-in-command. Now Adewale has become a trained Assassin and an illustrious member of the Brotherhood..
Port-au-Prince in 1735 is home to the most brutal slavery in the West Indies. Two thousand oppressed men, women, and children produce sugar, coffee, cotton, and indigo under the watch of six hundred French citizens, who live in constant apprehension of a violent rebellion. After being shipwrecked in what is now known as Haiti and left without weapons or a crew, Adewale starts to assist the locals in an effort to assemble a crew and steal a ship. The more he helps, however, the more he is drawn into the Maroon slave community. Forced to face his past, he sets out to free the slaves and bring death to their captors.
Originally released as an add-on for Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag, Adewale’s epic adventure is now available as its own stand-alone title; purchase of Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag is not required.
AN IMPOSING ASSASSIN – Once Edward Kenway’s second-in-command, now a seasoned Assassin trained by pirates, Adewale will face his past once and for all. As strong as ever, Adewale’s power resides in his imposing stature and his self-control. Along with his hidden blades, Adewale is a master of a new set of powerful weapons, including a booming blunderbuss and a deadly machete.
FIGHT SLAVERY IN 18TH-CENTURY HAITI – Discover the secrets and horrors of Saint-Domingue and Port-au-Prince by land and by sea. Help rebuild the Maroon resistance in order to plant the seeds of emancipation among the slaves as you witness the brutal reality of slavery in the 18th century.
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This game seems to fix many of the mechanical problems from Black Flag. Graphics are immensely improved, combat controls flow much more smoothly, and the terrible upgrade system has been replaced (more on that in a minute). The story is also vastly improved, actually providing some emotional connection to the protagonist and the fate of the slaves. The storyline and missions in this game revolve around helping slaves in their plight for freedom during the slave trade. You play as Kenway's former quartermaster, Ad?wal?, 15 years after Kenway left the Caribbean. The single aspect I most enjoyed about this game is that Ad?wal?'s upgrade system is closely tied to the main story, unlocking upgrades based on the quantity of slaves you free: basically, the slaves are grateful and craft new items for you to use. None of the upgrades are really necessary, but it's a nice touch and a welcome change to the AC upgrade system. The map consists primarily of re-purposed areas taken from AC4: Black Flag, which isn't necessarily a bad thing since the game occurs in the same general location. However, most of the map is empty, so you really have little need to stray away off course between main missions. There are some spectacular missions here, but of course they are mixed in with the usual AC fare of tailing people from rooftops, eavesdropping on conversations, and eventually stabbing bad guys in the throat. Although short, this game legitimately feels like a full-fledged AC title compressed into a handful of missions. I found this quite enjoyable for an AC DLC, I only wish the game was longer!
Pretty much like a short version of AC Black Flag.Uses the same engine and looks pretty much the same.Its also set in the same theme.
Freedom Cry is a small adventure of Adewale - fighter for slaves freedom. DLC brings us a ship experience of original AC IV and allows to use some new features (shotgun, firecrackers, plantation destroying). The storyline is quite simple but for DLC it's good enough. Freedom Cry is an interesting DLC for 2-4 evenings and for AC fans is another one good AC experience.
This is a standalone game which is also available as AC IV DLC. It's pretty short (about 4-5 hours or so) and mainly acts as some sort of demo for the AC IV engine. That is not to say the game isn't fun to play. It plays exactly like the usual AC, with some improvements in the combat. Overall it feels like a decent demo to make you interested in AC IV.
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