5 A pirates life for me!tazzys | 27/01/2014 | See all tazzys's reviews (59)This is the first assains creed game that I have actually been bothered to play, all the others just haven't interested me for one reason or another.I am mighty impressed.This game is amazing 5 stars is just no where near enough.Open world games that keep me interested are few and far between but this is one of them!I could tell you what you can do on the game but that might just ruin it. So ill tell you what I like and what I dont.Firstly the action takes you from busy coastal citys to pirate islands, tropical islands, sea battles to stealth missions to commanding your fleet to upgrading your charater, ship and even island. It is remarkable and there is simply so much to do.It looks and plays stunning. The scenary is breathtaking, the battles and combat engaging, just simply sailing is enjoyable thanks to ever changing weather conditions and collectable shantys. Which I love.Not once have I encountered a bug, only the occasional glitch and they do not spoil the enjoyment one bit they are just funny.The mission types vary and exploring and recovering stuff like treasure doesnt become a chore. Searching for stuff is actually good fun and a nice break from the main missions so i could spend hours doing this and not following the main story line. This is the sign of a great game.You do have to follow the story to gain certain unlocks and the ability to dive underwater for instance, which is awesome.During the story you will find that you move about the map and discover new locations, but there is no penalty in going to these places first and finding new areas to explore. Plus you can use these locations to fast travel.The towns do take a while to clear of all unlockables and collectables so you can find yourself spending hours just in one city or you can have a break and go somewhere else. It is really well put together and draws you in remarkably well.Dislikes, well this is maybe the shortest of any game. But these are my only gripes.Stealth kills from bushes etc some times dont work drawing you into combat, which is annoying if you wish to remain undiscovered.Taking ships is great but the cut scenes for making a pirate a captain or repairing the ship do repeat themselves and become boring.Occasional collectables seem impossible to get, a quick search on the internet can help you out.I think thats it.My advise, buy this and give it a go if its one of your first games on the PS4 or XBOX One you will not be disapointed. Plus you get hours upon hours of fun without having to buy add on packs!! Which are a disgrace.I wouldnt say this is replayable unless you are right near the start, only because of the length of time it takes to complete, so id trade it in rather than play again.