bill-swift - February 8, 2014
In an ACTUAL BOX and everything. DLC, taking physical, disk-tastic form? What arcane sorcery is this?
Still, it's only fitting. Black Flag is a huge, scrote-scratchingly vast game. What with its great bounty of sidequests, loot, distractions and secondary objectives, only the most OCD-addled would seek to conquer everything. The DLC installments are also lengthy prospects, but enough to warrant a balls-out retail release? Who the hell knew?
Developer Ubisoft knew, that's who. And now, they're bringing us the news that Freedom Cry is getting a standalone release on February 18. For PlayStation players, that is; Sony's iron grip on their Ubi-balls has secured them another Assassin's Creed exclusive.
For those who haven't ventured into the game proper, Freedom Cry would be a fine place to start. It's the pirate-flavored tale of Adewale, a former slave who serves on Edward Kenway's ship in the main game. Here, he is given his own starring role, not to mention a vessel, crew and gaggle of opponents to stealthily stab. Cruising around Haiti and dispensing some cutlass-justice in slaveowner faces seems like a great way to spend a lazy afternoon, after all.
This approach to DLC isn't new, but is one that has pleased many gamers. A budget price point, a solid amount of playtime (five hours or so, with optional objectives) and badass pirates; it's an offer you can't refuse.
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