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Darkljolly
08-12-2014, 08:36 AM
Worth the $10? I'm intrigued, it's the first AC game to actually have a black Assassin as a protagonist, wish it wasn't in a dlc though.

Legendz54
08-12-2014, 08:40 AM
I didn't finish it. I gave up at the bit where you have to sneak up to the house at night as a slave, Couldn't figure out where the objective was.

HiddenKiller612
08-12-2014, 08:40 AM
Adewale is badass and the blunderbuss is an awesome weapon... The story is decent, it is a little short but good overall...

LoyalACFan
08-12-2014, 08:45 AM
Hell yes it's worth ten bucks. It's the best DLC AC has ever had IMO (although that really isn't saying much, most of it sucked). Adewale is cool, the story is well-written, and there's a surprising amount of side content to do. Expect about 10-15 hours of content if you do everything.

AherasSTRG
08-12-2014, 09:50 AM
Best value-for-money DLC the AC series has to offer right now. It will also give you some insight on Adewale's character and the upcoming games (Rogue and Unity).

doogsy91
08-12-2014, 09:51 AM
Not even slightly.

wvstolzing
08-12-2014, 09:51 AM
Definitely worth the $10, but frustrating due to lots of wasted potential in terms of gameplay.

poptartz20
08-12-2014, 10:29 AM
I have yet to finish it because I am still playing it. but so far it's not too bad! I mean, I would get it if you just in general like AC games and want to know more about Ade.

Fatal-Feit
08-12-2014, 11:22 AM
Hell yes it's worth ten bucks. It's the best DLC AC has ever had IMO (although that really isn't saying much, most of it sucked). Adewale is cool, the story is well-written, and there's a surprising amount of side content to do. Expect about 10-15 hours of content if you do everything.

I wouldn't say 10-15 hours, it's more like 6-8 hours. Well, actually, maybe 10 hours if you're like me and tried to gather 2000 of all resources, and read most of the bios. The other 5 hours would be off the replayability which Freedom Cry does succeeds in. I can't get enough of freeing slaves and plantations. --God, I love the plantations. And some of the story missions were really quite good.

Anyway, as LoycalACFan said, hell ****ing yes. Not only are the locations different and changes the formula around, Ade also comes equipped with a new weapon and tonnes of his own kicka** animations. I wish I could fine a compilation video on Youtube.

RinoTheBouncer
08-12-2014, 11:30 AM
I loved it very much. It was an interesting story and had a nice protagonist. I don’t regret buying it. However, I wish it was more about the Assassins than about slavery.

Locopells
08-12-2014, 12:07 PM
Worth the $10? I'm intrigued, it's the first AC game to actually have a black Assassin as a protagonist, wish it wasn't in a dlc though.

That's a yes.

bitebug2003
08-12-2014, 01:22 PM
Wasn't too keen on it but it is worth the money - but I preferred Aveline as a character

Jackdaw951
08-12-2014, 01:29 PM
Are most missions then similar to looting a plantation in the main game? Not too much obtuse tailing/eavesdropping, I hope?

How about sailing? Does it play any kind of a meaty role?

Namikaze_17
08-12-2014, 01:31 PM
HELL FUC*ING YEAH IT'S WORTH IT!

The story and Adewale are really great and amazing.

But on a personal level, I'm black so hearing Adewale speak against slavery and free the slaves really hit it home for me. But I do wish the Creed was more emphasized though.

"I have KILLED many MEN on Principle, but none have I WANTED to SUFFER as much as you! To beg for you're life, Like the INNOCENTS you DROWNED!" ~ Adewale, 1735


But I downloaded/ watched it though.......

#TheStruggle

Skelface
08-12-2014, 01:37 PM
(Well...)

Namikaze_17
08-12-2014, 01:41 PM
@Skel

Are you Fluent in English friend?

I can tell you have a difficulty.....

Skelface
08-12-2014, 02:05 PM
No, not really, I still mix english and french, even if I read/listen english more than french. You can PM me to explain what is wrong instead of derailing the thread. :)

wvstolzing
08-12-2014, 02:05 PM
hearing Adewale speak against slavery and free the slaves really hit it home for me

That was my favorite aspect of the whole thing; and I especially enjoyed chopping up slave overseers.

One thing that seriously bothered me, though: At a slave 'auction', when you pay the seller money to free the slaves, the animation that's played afterwards is a reskin of the animation that's played when Edward frees pirates. Except this time, it's the slave 'auctioneer' and Adewale shaking hands in such a cordial manner. Makes absolutely no sense, and really jarring.

And wasn't Bastienne a reused model of Prudence from AC3?

wvstolzing
08-12-2014, 02:08 PM
Are most missions then similar to looting a plantation in the main game? Not too much obtuse tailing/eavesdropping, I hope?

How about sailing? Does it play any kind of a meaty role?

There are slave ship liberation missions, with the added challenge that you have to be careful not to harm the ship carrying the slaves while destroying the escort.
Plantation missions are a lot less challenging than the ones on the main game, and are extremely repetitious.

THE-MANK-01
08-12-2014, 02:14 PM
I thought it was definitely worth it. Length wise its a bit short but the story their is really good and the map size i thought was decent for the price. Plus you'll be treated to some of the more brutal finishing moves this series has had to offer.

joelsantos24
08-12-2014, 02:33 PM
I wouldn't say 10-15 hours, it's more like 6-8 hours. Well, actually, maybe 10 hours if you're like me and tried to gather 2000 of all resources, and read most of the bios. The other 5 hours would be off the replayability which Freedom Cry does succeeds in. I can't get enough of freeing slaves and plantations. --God, I love the plantations. And some of the story missions were really quite good.

Anyway, as LoycalACFan said, hell ****ing yes. Not only are the locations different and changes the formula around, Ade also comes equipped with a new weapon and tonnes of his own kicka** animations. I wish I could fine a compilation video on Youtube.
That's it.

As much as I absolutely love to play AC games - and I keep playing them over and over again -, I do think they lacks some definite feeling of finality. Ever since Brotherhood, you get to the end of the game and feel like there's still so much to do, even if you've completed all of the Assassination Contracts, and most of the side-missions, etc. That's one of the reasons I still haven't finished The Tyranny of George Washington and Freedom Cry. I get so psyched about playing the next AC on the list, that I always skip it.

D.I.D.
08-12-2014, 03:07 PM
Yes, definitely worth the money.

I became really tired with the Ezio/Desmond "Jesus" thing, so I was really happy with AC4 that not only was the main character not a Chosen One type, but he also had an appropriate morality for the time. He thought slavery was bad, but a few times during the game he told Adéwalé that he just didn't feel like doing much about it.

That makes Freedom Cry better, because while AC4 required stealth in the plantations in order to get the bonus for no bells rung, Adéwalé's got different motives. In this game you have to be stealthy because Adéwalé used to be a slave, so he cares about every one of the people there and wants to free them. If you fail the stealth, the guards start killing slaves. This adds a lot of tension to the plantations, and a reason to bother with overthrowing them. I think I only robbed three plantations in AC4, but in Freedom Cry I did them all, many more than once.

Some people complained that it wasn't a game with the full travel system over the open sea, and you're mostly taken form place to place via a sequence, but that's just a sign of how little like an add-on this is, and how close it gets to feeling like a full-price game.

D.I.D.
08-12-2014, 03:12 PM
And wasn't Bastienne a reused model of Prudence from AC3?

No. Different faces, different heights, builds, clothing.

I think you're remembering the headwrap, but those are different too.

wvstolzing
08-12-2014, 03:53 PM
No. Different faces, different heights, builds, clothing.

I think you're remembering the headwrap, but those are different too.

I was judging primarily by the face----though admittedly I played AC3 and FC on systems with a huge difference in graphical quality.

Namikaze_17
08-12-2014, 03:58 PM
That was my favorite aspect of the whole thing; and I especially enjoyed chopping up slave overseers.

One thing that seriously bothered me, though: At a slave 'auction', when you pay the seller money to free the slaves, the animation that's played afterwards is a reskin of the animation that's played when Edward frees pirates. Except this time, it's the slave 'auctioneer' and Adewale shaking hands in such a cordial manner. Makes absolutely no sense, and really jarring.

And wasn't Bastienne a reused model of Prudence from AC3?

^ I knew I wasn't the only one who thought those two looked WAY to similar. Like I bet they thought NO ONE played the Homestead missions and thought this.....at one point, I thought there was a Connection as to why looked alike, but I guess not. Lololol.

But regarding slavery, Even Connor, like Edward, was against it.

Look: http://media.tumblr.com/c0c7c3bb0463c7cb380c2f800a563c1f/tumblr_inline_mg1du9xv7o1r2h9ee.gif

Not the right one, but it's close enough....


No, not really, I still mix english and french, even if I read/listen english more than french. You can PM me to explain what is wrong instead of derailing the thread. :)

Nah, no need. Just curious.....

SixKeys
08-12-2014, 04:39 PM
Gameplay is frustrating at times, upgrades and money are so easy to obtain they become pointless and there's a fair bit of repetition. Storywise it's the deepest AC has been since AC1, though.

Loki Will Rule
08-12-2014, 05:06 PM
I think it's definitely worth buying. I really enjoyed it.

Jackdaw951
08-12-2014, 06:19 PM
There are slave ship liberation missions, with the added challenge that you have to be careful not to harm the ship carrying the slaves while destroying the escort.
Plantation missions are a lot less challenging than the ones on the main game, and are extremely repetitious.

Thanks. I just bought it. I guess I'll post impressions later.

I-Like-Pie45
08-12-2014, 06:47 PM
It's liberal SJW propaganda

Don't buy it

StocktonBrawler
08-12-2014, 08:06 PM
Not good at all. Adewale seemed like he was going to be a cool character, but the story line sucked. Can't wait to kill him as Shay!

Darkljolly
08-13-2014, 09:11 AM
All right guys, sounds like a good dlc. I'll pick it up, Adewale seems like a cool character to play as an assassin

Jackdaw951
08-13-2014, 10:44 AM
After playing for hours yesterday, I have a few thoughts. It's a mixed bag (no surprise). I was dismayed to run into one of those stupid tailing/eavesdropping missions right off the bat. It was made all the more annoying by the very close quarters of the eavesdrop, until I figured it out. Then it was cake. But this style of gameplay is nearly as pointless as Quicktime events. Just follow the exact pattern the devs planned out for you. Deviate, and you die. Ugh!

But then I was free for a long while to develop my character, free slaves and plantations, get my ship, discover the (limited) map, and generally just build things up to completion. This was a great deal of fun, and I maxed out everything while at sea. The ship feels . . . lighter? It seems to move and react faster than the Jackdaw, but that actually hurts credibility. Also, it seems to have a huge collision box when it comes to getting close to land. It bounces me off when I'm still a ways off of shore. This puzzled me, because the ship is clearly just a reskinned Jackdaw (and not even all that much reskinning). So things like this should have already been worked out. Maybe it has to do with how the map itself was implemented, rather than the ship's collision volume.

Then I went back to Port au Prince, and realized I was only at 41% sync. Next mission: sneak into a mansion, and die if anyone detects me. *Sigh*

Oh, but the Hatian/African music. Wow! I get goosebumps just thinking about it. Outstanding.