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Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag - World Bigger Than AC3, Will Feature More Than 50 Missions

DSOGaming writes: "The global world in AC4 will be bigger than the one featured in AC3, but its structure is totally different and will allow players to visit more than 50 (fifty) locations."

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Xof1301d ago

50 missions doesn't sound like much, especially if they're as short as AC3 missions. I think AC3's biggest problem was just a lack of standout missions. There were really only three or four missions that really made me think, "Good God, this is awesome!" Whereas prior games had a -ton- of those missions.

Had the mission quality been higher--had the game covered more than a tiny fraction of the War--I think gamers would have been a lot more inclined to overlook the glaring faults with the modern setting and craptacular optimization.

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That said, all things considered, I am looking forward to AC4. In a Steam, bargain-bucket sort of way. I think the only way to really make the game "work" would be to give it a massive overworld--an ocean, like Wind Waker, with dynamic weather effects and random missions; a deeper combat mechanic that lets you board other ships at will, etc--w/ islands as "zones" you load into--to make naval exploration a genuine and rewarding thing.

But to make something like that work well, you need a development cycle of longer than a few months.

A lot longer.

Short development cycle is most likely culprit for AC3's shortcomings; AC4's dev cycle looks to be even shorter.

Nimblest-Assassin1301d ago

Its not 50 missions

Its 50 different islands you can explore

Cyrax41301d ago

"Short development cycle is most likely culprit for AC3's shortcomings"

You really are clueless. AC3 had a 3 year dev cycle. It was made by the team that made AC2, not Brotherhood or Revelations.

AC3 was garbage because they game was filled to the brink with filler. I can spend 20+ hours hunting, gathering feathers, collecting chests, & completing meaningless challenges? That's fine, but it doesn't mean anything if the story missions are incredibly short and boring.

Nimblest-Assassin1300d ago

Also AC3 had a 3 year dev cycle

And this one was in development since 2011

Fact is dev cycle had nothing to do with AC3 feeling disappointing...

Its because they designed the missions poorly.. plain and simple

djthechamp241301d ago

fuck 50 missions i want 100 hours of gameplay just like the witcher 3 games

Ares84HU1301d ago

I just hope it's good. I used to love AC. I finished each one other than ACIII. That game was pretty bad and the main character I just couldn't care about him. I stopped playing it less than half way through. But if this is a next-gen AC and will bring lot's of changes and bigger worlds with a main character that I could actually care for, than I'm all in.

Orionsangel1301d ago

We need a AC game every week. Let's overkill the entire franchise! AC, 5,6 and 7 coming this year!

SDF Repellent1300d ago

I think this game might be the one that UBSoft are working on the longest. I think Assasin's creed was a filled in gap for the end of the generation and I think the effort of making AC4 will be displayed on next gen consoles. I am somewhat excited but not totally.

TotalHitman1300d ago

Are you too lazy to add the 'i' in Ubisoft now?

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