I don't know about you guys, but I absolutely LOVED the game. I didn't realise up until halfway the story that I should upgrade my ship, hunt animals to craft better holsters and such, and all of the other awesome stuff you can do which I previously ignored. Then it happened. I completed the story. ... And the game just felt completely dead. As if there is nothing left to do, yet I hadn't done half the things you could do. Let me try to explain. Doing side missions and such while NOT having finished the story, felt like an amazing experience. You're in the Caribbeans, you're messing up enormous ships, and you're searching for treasure as the whole world is sitting on the couch with you. Doing side missions AFTER finishing the story, feels like the awesome characters are now programmed NPCs, the world which once felt alive is now simply a bunch of graphics, and you're alone on the couch playing the game. How can finishing a story have such an effect on you?