I must say, for someone who just wants to play and complete the main missions only this game can be a pain the ******g ***.
For instance, you are forced to upgrade your ship for some missions and then there's the 'Freedom Cry' mission wherein you have to have defeated a slave ship and freed almost 150 slaves. I mean **** Ubisoft for this.
I just ******g want to get over with the main missions. Don't ******g make it a pain in the ***. Good lord I won't be buying any ******g AC games from now on.
Forcing something on players just to extend the game length is just pure evil.
And the people can go to hell who decide this kind of approach. Not everyone has all the time in the world to complete every side quest for the main mission to start.
This is just pure annoying and evil.