Review: Assassin’s Creed Freedom Cry


As you can see by my review of Assassin’s Creed that I posted last year I’m a fairly new fan of the franchise. However, I am becoming a bigger fan with each game I play.

With the purchase of Assassin’s Creed Black Flag I had a code for Aveline’s DLC. I was a little disappointed that it was only a single mission but I enjoyed it and her character is vicious and awesome. I didn’t feel that it warranted a review of it’s own due to it’s length. Freedom Cry does.

If you’ve played Black Flag you know Adewale as  the quarter-master of the Jackdaw. He didn’t play any major role in the game but I found him intriguing. I was happy to find out that he joined the Assassin’s and was getting his own DLC. I was even happier when I won a copy of the standalone download from @HeyPlaystation on Twitter.

I managed to get a few hours of free time yesterday and I spent all of it with Freedom Cry. It is a short game but given the subject matter I felt obligated to complete side missions that I could have skipped to breeze through it quicker. Adewale is a former slave so naturally there are slaves in the game to be freed. These missions pop up randomly and frequently. I don’t think I passed many of these opportunities up. I even completed a shipwreck mission which I completely avoided in Black Flag and I only did so because Adewale started talking about the Jackdaw.

If you’re a big fan of the franchise this is definitely worth a play. The price is currently $14.99 for the standalone game and $9.99 for those who already have Black Flag. If you’re considering this as your first Assassin’s Creed game I would encourage you instead to purchase Black Flag or  maybe Assassin’s Creed 3 first so you get a better idea as to what this franchise is about.

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