Two weeks ago I bought Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, The Last of Us, and Call of Duty: Ghosts.
I’ve put in a solid forty hours into Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. The only things I have left to do is hacking computers in the present day, finding the last of the animus fragments, treasure chests, and fighting the legendary ships. Overall, it’s a vast improvement over Assassin’s Creed III.
I really thought The Last of Us was poorly demonstrated at E3. There was so much hype around it that I completely dismissed it as a single player campaign gone all wrong. Well, I’ve put in at least 20+ hours and I’ve yet to be the final chapter. I’m glad to say that I was wrong about the length of the game and the “fun factor”.
I’m still sort of iffy on Call of Duty: Ghosts. It’s no secret that the game looks like absolute shit on the PS3 and 360, but I guess they were focusing their assets on the next gen consoles and then porting it over to the PS3 and 360 (unlike Assassin’s Creed IV). Honestly, the game is a bit more of the same. I hope they shift back to the older system (pick one perk for each slot, primary weapon, secondary weapon, etc.) because the current system is a complete cock up.
Out of those three purchases, I’d say that Ghosts was the weakest of the three in terms of longevity. When MW2 came out, I was able to have 6-8 hour sessions, but now I can’t even stand playing the game for longer than an hour. Once I put in The Last of Us and Assassin’s Creed IV, I was hooked - I could not put down the controller after an unhealthy amount of time staring at the TV.
Maybe it’s because I’m just not as interested in Call of Duty anymore; I’m sure others feel the same. I’ve been playing Call of Duty since Call of Duty: Modern Warfare - that’s six years of the same series. All I’m saying is that if I had to recommend games to anyone right now and it had to be those three, my list would be:
Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag = The Last of Us > Call of Duty: Ghosts