Today, Assassin’s Creed 4 is available across the country and if you have yet to purchase the game, one of the questions you may be pondering is whether or not waiting for the next-generation version of the game is worth it.
The short answer to this is yes.
Assassin’s Creed 4 is by far a better, more enjoyable and more immersive game on PS4 than it is on current-generation hardware.
It’s just like developers on the game say. The world really is much more fleshed out and it does feel more alive than the version we get on current-generation games.
Specifically, in what ways is the next-generation version of Assassin’s Creed 4 better? The visuals are some of the things that players will benefit from the most, but we found less loading screens and slower loading times as well.
The immersion is that much stronger when you don’t have to wait for a load screen when going from your ship to an island nearby. While this is not to say there are zero loading screens, they are just fewer and far between.
The Caribbean is significantly more fleshed out, better to look at visually and feels incredibly more alive than any other iteration. Now unless you play both versions yourself, it may be hard to relate to this, but there is a strong difference.
Journeying through caves, jungles and cities is such a sight and experience to behold. The lush vegetation of the Caribbean feels very damp and full. You can see water beading off of plants as you walk around the jungle.
Cutscenes look much more crisp and clear. They are fleshed out and character’s animations are more exact. Facial hair and hair in general look better and are not as painted on. That still seems to be a frontier yet to be conquered completely.
Now what some of you may be thinking that Ubisoft lowered down to current-generation version of Assassin’s Creed 4. It doesn’t look like this was the case as nothing blatantly stands out as being horrible looking.
Assassin’s Creed 4 on Xbox 360 looked just a good as Assassin’s Creed III. Did the team not have as much time to dedicate to the current-generation of the game? Absolutely. With that said, there may be aspects of the previous iteration that are better than Assassin’s Creed 4, but you’ll have to look pretty hard to find them.
Our experience with Assassin’s Creed 4 on PS4 proves to us that the PS4 version of the game is worth the investment, especially if you can afford it. For all of our latest exclusives, previews, reviews and features, follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook. Game On.