Reviews for Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag

86

Another Assassin's Creed Game

Adam94 | Jan. 23, 2014 | See all Adam94's reviews »

Every year, Ubisoft release the latest in the Assassin's Creed franchise. Whilst every year, the combat, story and concept of the game refuses to change, buyers like myself and other reviewers still buy it, but why?

This Assassin's Creed is no different from the other 5 mainstream console titles; this doesn't mean its no good, the opposite nearly.

The developers are intuitive, with their realistic yet different concepts of historical figures that we love, Blackbeard for example. The voicing of the characters, like any other AC game is brilliant. The 'star of the show' so to speak has got to be the all new naval scene. Ubisoft have done very well to make sailing your very own ship realistic yet fun.

The environments are diverse and great to explore (although costly of time); you could easily spend hours without knowing, trekking the Caribbean, skinning animals and opening chests.

The missions are, although a lot like any other AC game's missions, are still enjoyable to play.

The customisation like any other AC game is immense! Robes, pistols, swords and ship upgrades are avast - Gotta catch 'em all.

I have AC 4 on PS4; the 'graphics' I would say have been optimised for the console in comparison to the PS3 (which maxes at 720p) and the Xbox One (which maxes at 1080i). You can play this game at 1080p (of course if you have a 1080p tele); but I would have liked to have seen some 3D functionality.

So to sum up:

  • It's a lot like any other AC game
  • 3D functionality would have been nice, Ubisoft
  • There's no real new features (only naval), no new weapons (in comparison to AC 2 where gunpowder was available)

BUT

  • The historical period of the game is interesting (to me at least) Ubisoft have researched this period well and have the best voice actors on the scene
  • The only (semi new) feature of naval battles are great, especially hearing all the sea shanties your swash-buckling ears can take
  • The graphics, on the PS4 at least are truly beautiful

If you love AC then you'll love this game, if you don't love AC, you'll at least like this game, without having to fork out on buying the previous 5 to get the story-line.

Peace out.

90

Great Game - Hours of fun.

kingshabz | Jan. 19, 2014 | See all kingshabz's reviews »

This game starts of a slow burner, but once you get into it, it is very entertaining. There are loads of missions to complete both in the story mode and on the side. There loads of chances to fight with people and ships, and there is a lot of interaction between characters that I liked.

I have never played any of the previous AC titles but will definitely play any future ones.

92

Arguably the Best of the Series

Sciazs | Dec. 3, 2013 | See all Sciazs's reviews »

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag is possibly the best game out of the long Ubisoft series of the franchise. Even more so on the next gen of PS4. The visuals are absolutely stunning with the recent patch upgrading the graphical prowess to 900p (was 720p due to cross platform limitations of the Xbox One). The landscape is expansive and can you can easily punch in hours exploring the vast number of islands, forests or simply sailing across the seas with your crew and your awesome ship.

The gameplay is reminiscent of the previous instalments with everything that was good about it, improved with new features added. Fans of the series and newcomers alike will both be enthralled by what Ubisoft has done with an already great game. The voice acting is incredible and the whole atmosphere it captures does everything it can to be as immersive as possible. While not exactly what most would consider "next-gen", this is definitely a title worth getting for the PS4.