'Assassin's Creed Pirates' Named App of the Week, Available for Free

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed Pirates has been named Apple's app of the week, and as a result, it's available for free for the first time since it debuted on the App Store back in December of 2013.

    While Assassin's Creed Pirates is not a full-fledged Assassin's Creed game, it lets players take on the role of Alonzo Batilla, a young pirate captain on a quest to complete missions, attack ships, gather booty, and defeat fearsome enemies.

    Pirates features real-time naval battles on the Caribbean sea with iconic boats from the Golden Age of Piracy. Players can upgrade their ships, their crews, and learn new pirating techniques.
    Our sister site TouchArcade reviewed Pirates when it was released, and found both the ship upgrade system and the visuals to be impressive, though gameplay can be a bit monotonous.

    As Apple's App of the Week, Assassin's Creed Pirates will be available as a free download from the App Store for the next seven days. [Direct Link]

    Article Link: 'Assassin's Creed Pirates' Named App of the Week, Available for Free
  2. valleian macrumors regular


    Jun 1, 2014
  3. Erastopic macrumors regular


    Jun 4, 2014
    And now the money I used to buy this game some months ago are all gone to waste because now there will be even more in-game crap and you have to pay to do this, or this.

    They should atleast offer the ones who payed for the game some kind of in-game reward for paying for the game in the first place.
  4. WilliamG macrumors 604

    Mar 29, 2008
    They did. They gave you some life experience that everything gets cheaper or becomes free the longer you wait.
  5. Erastopic macrumors regular


    Jun 4, 2014
    Right, what a fantastic award....
  6. nikko1423 macrumors member

    Sep 12, 2012
    Funny, Asphalt 8 (or 7?) did that. It was cool.

    Also, you realize the game is only free temporarily? So why would a game offer freemium stuff after a week of being free?
  7. BJMRamage macrumors 68020


    Oct 2, 2007
    downloaded it...well, too big for my phone...deleted it.

    I can't keep any "great" graphical games on the phone even at the 32gb size.

    Thanks though. now it is in the cloud for DL at another time.,
  8. Ries macrumors 68000

    Apr 21, 2007
    Checked it out... In-game "coin" purchases... nope, not going to download.
  9. shurcooL macrumors 6502a

    Jan 24, 2011
    I wish that applied to things outside of technology, like housing and food.
  10. NY Guitarist macrumors 65816

    NY Guitarist

    Mar 21, 2011
    How do you find out about the 'App of the Week'? I looked around the app store but don't see any reference to it.

    Although I'm not big into gaming I may check this game out to see about the graphics.
  11. ron7624 Contributor


    Oct 14, 2011
    Houston, Texas area
    on a side bar on the MacRumors site, and it also comes up in the App Store main page, featured as game of the week.
    look again


    CRUD, it's been downloading for 10 minutes on my home wifi and it is only 20% complete. My wifi isn 't the greatest (ATT) but this has got to be pretty big.:eek:
  12. Yvan256 macrumors 601

    Jul 5, 2004
    App of the week?

    But which store? Is it an iOS game or a Mac game? :confused:
  13. WilliamG macrumors 604

    Mar 29, 2008
    Boy, I'm with you there. :p
  14. Ann P macrumors 68020

    Jun 29, 2009

    You're in the iOS discussion section.
  15. jokerz126 macrumors regular

    Oct 26, 2010
    this whole scam of in-game "coins" should be banned!....just another way for developers to scam people
  16. KohPhiPhi macrumors 6502a

    Feb 9, 2011
    People use the word "scam" too freely :rolleyes: No body forces you, or deceives you, to download the game or to purchase in-game coins. It's optional, and you get to check it out for free temporarily, so stop whining using the word "scam" incorrectly...
  17. lotzosushi macrumors 6502


    Jan 10, 2007
    It's only 866MB! How is this too big/slow to download? :p
  18. EgbertAttrick macrumors regular

    Feb 25, 2008
    To agree with a point brought up earlier, it is not a scam. It is a gamble that developers take to make money on the app that they spent thousands of dollars making. They have to make a game good enough for you to want to purchase said in-app purchases.

    Are in-app purchases usually annoying? Sure. Do you HAVE to purchase anything? Absolutely not.

    Honestly, the number of people on this forum who always seem to complain about free apps is astounding. People should be savvy enough to know that no one is giving you something for free because they like you. No; it's a wonderful way to entice people to sample your wares. If you like what you are given, great. If you would like to now give them money, even better for them.

    But the idea that someone is scamming you is ridiculous and insulting to developers.

    Even better, if you don't like free apps because you don't have the self-control to not purchase something in-app, just keep it to yourself. Anyone who whines about the option to pay 99 cents to better enjoy a freaking video game on their $700 pocket computer phone sounds like, and is acting like, a snotty, first-world-problem baby.
  19. foobarbaz macrumors 6502

    Nov 29, 2007
    Nobody forces you, that's correct. But deception plays it parts if they offer a game for "free" or actual money and what you get is a store, not a game.

    UK court ruled as much, slamming the "free" Dungeon Keeper for false advertising.

    But that's not even the point. We do expect free games to be like that.

    However, very frequently in-game purchases are added to a game in an update. Are you telling me that selling an app and then turning it into a pay-to-win game isn't a scam?

    And don't forget: Other than this week, people pay 5 bucks for this game. Nobody expects pay-to-win in a $5 game. I consider that deceptive, as well.
  20. JGRE macrumors 6502a


    Oct 10, 2011
    Dutch Mountains
    Don't be so insulting, there is no reason for this and by the way it is a scam. In the past you would buy a game for a specific amount. Now they have invented in-app purchases for apps and for productivity software you have to pay monthly fees. All that said, they are just trying to get your money an a sleesy way, because it seems that the indivudual in-app purchasses or monthly fees seem small; in the long run the software just got more expensive without any reason.


    Wish there was an in-app purchase option on macrumors to vote you down....money well spend.
  21. madeirabhoy macrumors 6502a

    Oct 26, 2012
    the minute you say "Are in-app purchases usually annoying? Sure." then surely you are agreeing.

    they arent illegal, no one has to play them, but they are very annoying, in general and personally i would prefer to pay a decent amount, even if its 10 euro, for a good enough game.

    sometimes its just a way of allowing a trial, so have no problem with a game or an app which you have one in app purchase to unlock features.

    sometimes its cosmetic stuff, fair enough.

    sometimes they mess it up, like Lets Golf, where a glitch allowed you to pile up the coins without paying.

    but otherwise its a real pain, and more than that, people end up paying far more than the game is worth.
  22. KohPhiPhi macrumors 6502a

    Feb 9, 2011
    The minute they asked you to pay for that in-app to down vote you *voluntarily* downloaded, you'd be whining "SCAM!" like a cry baby.
  23. NY Guitarist macrumors 65816

    NY Guitarist

    Mar 21, 2011
    Thanks for the info.

    On another note I DL'd the game to try it out. It's a bit slow going as far as player engagement, although I didn't play for long and will revisit it soon.

    Question: Does this game require purchases to 'win' or go beyond certain levels, or are in-app purchases optional for playing to completion?
  24. jokerz126 macrumors regular

    Oct 26, 2010
    a coin is a representation of currency...therefore, if they would like to utilize "coins" then I would like to be able to make a "withdrawal" of my "coins" once I accumulate them....OK maybe the use of the word "scam" is inappropriate but deception is not!

  25. skinned66 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 11, 2011
    Ottawa, Canada
    This game is great to play on my iPad. It looks pretty good too - can't wait to see what Metal does for mobile games in the future.

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