Assassin's Creed: Liberation HD - Recap Review




What's good
 

- Refreshing, female, black protagonist 
- Historic themes with plenty of potential
- Persona system with potential

 
What's bad


- Unevenly written, choppy story (intended for drop-in-drop-out gameplay)
- Inconsistent graphics lacking polish
- Very monotone and boring mission design
- Voice acting is surprisingly weak (especially the fake accents)
- Underdeveloped (or at least not completely thought through) new game mechanics


WTF!-Moment

- Some of those fake accents are so horrible, you could think they were intended for cartoons.



The Verdict
 

Despite the fact, that Assassin's Creed: Liberation HD is without any doubt the definitive way to experience Aveline's adventure, it's an extremely limited Assassin's Creed game, especially compared to the polish and extent of entries like AC3 and AC4: Black Flag.
While Liberation does offer plenty of potential through its new protagonist, interesting themes, as well as some of its new game mechanics, these are significantly buried under underdeveloped ideas and tediously boring mission designs.
Aside from the expectedly choppy story, which was intended for drop-in-drop-out gameplay for PS Vita gamers, surprisingly enough, the HD graphics overhaul leaves a lot to be desired. Although many textures are of course greatly enhanced in resolution, still, pop-ins, sloppy environmental effects and animations greatly cripple the feel of this being a serious entry in the franchise.
Topped up with some unconvincing voice acting and some horrible fake accents, Assassin's Creed: Liberation HD is far away from offering enough necessary improvements to legitimate a purchase of an HD version of a game, which was already a very lackluster experience back when it first released on the PS Vita.


     

Final Verdict: 5 out of 10

Status: Disappointing




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