Here's why Assassin's Creed II and IV are the best in the series

Gamespresso's Steve provides his thoughts on why Assassin's Creed II and Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag are the best games in the long-running series, as well as suggesting how Ubisoft can get the franchise back on track for Assassin's Creed Victory.

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iamnsuperman1162d ago (Edited 1162d ago )

I really do not rate IV. As an Assassin's Creed game it is fairly poor. The story went on some massive tangent which didn't really link the the grander story. I remember, towards the end, the massive tangent just randomly stopped (bare in mind that this tangent had gone on for most of the game) just so an ending could be made that fits in with the Assassin's Creed universe. It was bizarre.

Sailing was fun but like a lot of features in the Assassin's Creed games it was bare bones at best. There was really only one way to level up your ship and such only one way to engage in ship battles. That thing got repetitive fast which was made worse by the challenge decreasing (apart from the legendary ships but there we not many of them). I found after a while I would just quick travel because mini battles became more of a nuisance than fun. For me Assassin's Creed IV is one of the better Assassin's Creed but 2 and Brotherhood are far superior games.

Bansai1161d ago (Edited 1161d ago )

AC IV is the best imho, loved the sea, the battles, the whole caribbean setting, just perfect.

But then again, maybe it was the best for me because I really don't like the series that much, maybe apart from 2 which I platinumed on ps3

Halo2ODST21161d ago

AC IV is a great pirate game bu t AC2 is the superior assassin's creed game, you know as it actually involves assassinating people instead of plundering ships.

madworld1161d ago

the best games in AC franchise are ACII AND ACIV just those games guys....

Cra2yey31161d ago

Never liked the AC games but I like pirates and ACIV was awesome.

MrSwankSinatra1161d ago (Edited 1161d ago )

ACIV is an example of when a game starts out as it's own IP, but gets shoehorned into an established series. ACIV is not a good AC game at all, as if that wasn't evident at the fact that "Pirates" are the complete opposite of what "Assassin's" are. It just shows that Ubisoft are milking the franchise with no clear indication of what Assassin's Creed is supposed to be.

AC, AC and AC B are the only good "Assasin's" Creed games, anything else is just a serious misfire. It was to be expected after the exit of Patrice Desilets. AC is dead and I except it.

starchild1161d ago

AC Unity was actually quite good. I think the poor performance on consoles and some PCs is what soured a lot of people's opinion of it. But it runs great on my PC and gsync monitor and I thought the game was great. I'd say it's in my top three favorite AC games.

Magicite1161d ago

Im playing AC:Rogue on PC now and its really great, I love sea battles.

Jalva1161d ago

I stopped playing after 3, didn't like the ship battles in 3 but still pushed my way through them, I guess I'm just not on the same boat as most people (pun not intended), no way was I gonna play an entire game based on them regardless if they were improved or not, that's not what I played this series for, I was gonna jump back on board (pun not intended) for Unity but... yeah.

But you know what they say, whatever floats your boat! ...

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Intentions1162d ago

Imo AC2 and AC: Brotherhood were the best.

rezzah1161d ago

I liked the story of Revelations, but the introduction of grenades was needless. The only time I used one was when it was a mission to make one and probably throw it.

Regardless, the Ezio trilogy is the best part of the series.

Adexus1161d ago

Don't forget about the incredibly poor and annoying tower defense mini-game!

KentBlake1161d ago (Edited 1161d ago )

And all that first person Tetris nonsense.

Mikefizzled1161d ago

As someone who only played 2 I cannot tell if you guys are joking or not.

KentBlake1153d ago (Edited 1153d ago )

@Mikefizzled: ahahaha.....reading these comments without having played the game it all sounds so absurd that it MUST be a joke. But the worst part is....unfortunately it's all true.

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hkgamer1161d ago

never really played that many games so i cant comment on anything other than the first and fourth.

1st one was impressive because of the open world and tech. combat was fun and it influenced other games such as the arkham series. stealth was ok, a little stupid but forgivable. the game got boring real quick when it felt like every mission was exactly the same, i found it hard to play it stealthly so everytime i got caught i just charge right in, its not like you can ever die in that game. ending hour or so was very exciting and had a cool cliffhanger.

black flag was fun because of all the naval activities, ac open world and combat is really boring because it is so easy. being out in the sea felt amazing, the naval combat was pretty fun but you needed to upgrade your ship because some battles were near impossible with one hit deaths. cant compare it to any other naval combat games since i havent played any but would love to have a game based on that.

i wish the next ac game would be a little harder, i want something to force me to use more stealh instead of combat because with combat you can technically rush into everything and you are invincible. i am also not talking about the forced stealth sections where you get caught and its game over, i hated those parts because i kinda suck at it.

kratoz12091161d ago

2 was the best for me, could never really get into the other ones.

tucky1161d ago

2 and 4 were effectively the best for me

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