Most of you are ready to give Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag a pass. I'm still interested in the franchise, but I'm not as eager to play this latest annual sequel as I would expect. While I know I'll get around to it eventually, my current plan is to wait for the complete edition which includes a pack of downloadable content. I'll probably be ready for the Sony PlayStation 4 version by then, so a little wait won't hurt. I've been trained by Ubisoft to expect a discounted complete version a few months after release, so why should I pay full price for a lesser product? Play smarter, not harder.
Speaking of sequels, Konami recently released Castlevania - Lords of Shadow: Mirror of Fate for the Nintendo 3DS. Its story sets up the events of the next true sequel, Lords of Shadow 2. Critics have been mixed on its performance. What do you think of it? Does it meet your expectations? Are you loving it? Tolerating it? Giving up on it? Skipping it outright? Let's hear your thoughts.