Couple of months after the official announcement, Ubisoft releases their latest “spin-off” game from the Assassin’s Creed universe on both Android and iOS (almost) simultaneously. Get ready to plunder, pillage and engage your ship in brutal naval combats while searching for the lost treasures of La Buse in Assassin’s Creed: Pirates!
Despite the name, Assassin’s Creed: Pirates has very little to do compared to other games from the series. You start playing as Alonzo Batilla, a ambitious young captain with very little experience in naval battles (or anything else for that matter), as he starts gathering the crew needed for your quest – to find La Buse’s mysterious treasure. Once all the preps are done, you start exploring the blue waters of the Caribbean sea and complete some of the 50 story and side missions available.
Assassin’s Creed pirates is all about free roaming, naval battles, ship upgrades and crew management. Completing missions and random battle encounters will earn you coins that can be used to purchase additional ship upgrades and better crew mates. The vast map can be freely explored when taking breaks between missions and traveling between distant areas has been made possible by the “fast travel” system that makes certain areas easily accessible.
This app is incompatible with all of your devices
Ubisoft released Assassin’s Creed Pirates on time, as promised, but the game does suffer some compatibility problems at the moment. According to Google Play, the game is incompatible with many newer devices, including the Nexus range (with some exceptions) and some flag ship phones such as the Xperia Z or the Galaxy Note 2. This, however, is probably temporary and will get sorted out soon enough as it seems that there are no regional restrictions involved. Ubisoft decided to sell the game for about $6.0 (compared to the iOS version that costs $4.99) without nasty IAPs hidden inside. The coins that you spend on upgrades can only be obtained by playing the game and there is no easily obtainable “I-win” button. Set your sails to the Play Store and check if some of your devices can actually run the game.
* Engage in brutal naval combats
* Build up your crew and your ship
* Discover groundbreaking 3D visuals
* Explore the immensity of the Caribbean
* Embark on an epic quest for a legendary treasure