Assassin’s Creed® IV Black Flag™ (NA)
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"The Golden Age of Piracy." - IGN.com
"Black Flag is best regarded as a collage of the games and technologies Ubisoft have cultivated over the past decade." - PCGamer.com
The year is 1715. Pirates rule the Caribbean and have established their own lawless Republic where corruption, greediness and cruelty are commonplace.
Among these outlaws is a brash young captain named Edward Kenway. His fight for glory has earned him the respect of legends like Blackbeard, but also drawn him into the ancient war between Assassins and Templars, a war that may destroy everything the pirates have built.
Welcome to the Golden Age of Piracy.
A brash rebel Assassin:
Become Edward Kenway, a charismatic yet brutal pirate captain, trained by Assassins. Edward can effortlessly switch between the Hidden Blade of the Assassin’s Order and all new weaponry including four flintlock pistols and dual cutlass swords.
Explore an open world filled with opportunities:
Discover the largest and most diverse Assassin’s Creed world ever created. From Kingston to Nassau, explore 50 unique locations where you can live the life of a pirate including:
Loot underwater shipwrecks
Assassinate Templars in blossoming cities
Hunt for rare animals in untamed jungles
Search for treasure in lost ruins
Escape to hidden coves
Become the most feared pirate in the Caribbean:
Command your ship, the Jackdaw, and strike fear in all who see her. Plunder and pillage to upgrade the Jackdaw with ammunition and equipment needed to fight off enemy ships. The ship's improvements are critical to Edward` s progression through the game. Attack and seamlessly board massive galleons, recruit sailors to join your crew and embark on an epic and infamous adventure.
Experience the gritty reality behind the pirate fantasy:
Stand amongst legendary names such as Blackbeard, Calico Jack and Benjamin Hornigold, as you establish a lawless Republic in the Bahamas and relive the truly explosive events that defined the Golden Age of Piracy.
Fight against or cooperate with your friends in the ruthless and acclaimed multiplayer experience. Choose from an eclectic cast of characters and fight to the death in exotic themed maps.
Good But...chataolauj | Jan. 23, 2014 | See all chataolauj's reviews »
This is a much improved game from Assassin's Creed III, but I don't like it that much for a few reasons. From Assassin's Creed I to Assassin's Creed 3, all the Assassin's had a way of becoming an Assassin. Altair was born into the creed, so he was automatic. Ezio became an assassin after his father died and continued his legacy. Conor went through training to become an assassin to kill a guy that basically killed most of his entire village. Edward (main assassin in this one) killed a spy working for the Templars that was wearing a assassin suit (spoiler) and called himself an assassin. I thought that was pretty stupid. The visuals are nice though.
Assassin Creed series revivedDemadizz | Jan. 13, 2014 | See all Demadizz's reviews »
Total masterpiece! They actually went back to their roots and released an amazing sequel. The way Edward acts and associates with the different orders is total gold. Everything the old games brought they improved on with this one and created a HUGE world to explore. I actually want to explore and do every side quest; unlike in AC3 where it was bland and boring. Edward is a killing machine, dual wielding swords and wrecking guards like the good old days. New hero new game, spot on masterpiece.
As someone who hated AC3's version of ship battles I was surprised how much i enjoyed Black Flag's. They expanded on the ship battles: boarding, more guns, and rain mortars to destroy more and more to make your ship stronger. Nothing dragged on or felt out of place. The missions were enjoyable, and I like how they implemented a rating system for feedback on if you hated the mission or if they were well done. Also the addition to salvage underwater wrecks and the environment down there was just beautiful.
The only downside I could see is the story isn't as gripping as Ezio's story. It was good, but Ezio's story was just fantastic and untouchable on scales beyond all comparison. Edward is a pirate, he plunders and steals booty that is all he cares about. He mocks the creed and laughs doing it. Although it doesn't hit the level of legend Ezio could hit, Blackbeard and the other pirates are enjoyable to listen to and work with; unlike Connor's story/acquaintances.
Overall I give this a solid 8.8/10.
Also buy Freedom's Cry DLC, Adewale has a great story, and was a character I loved in the main story.
Great for a freebie with my new video card!yobosaeyo | Dec. 24, 2013 | See all yobosaeyo's reviews »
I really had not planned on buying the new game. After playing all of the previous games I was pretty much done with Assassin's Creed. This is mostly due to the horrible attempt at multiplayer and the fact that once you clear the map there is really nothing to do. I was pleasantly surprised with this game though. Not the same old junk with the whole Desmond thing. Very nice game after all. I have yet to play multiplayer, but that's what BF4 is for.
Take AC3 and make it bettercjlathe | Dec. 18, 2013 | See all cjlathe's reviews »
The idea of this game is to scrap everything about Desmond and all of the convoluted alien back story and make a game about Assassins. You play as Edward, a bad ass pirate, who sails the high seas of the carabean and loot ships. you are given the options to either sink the boat or board it and gain more stuffs. The ships battles are a lot easier than the previous game and the weapon selection it much easier. The story is still linked with the previous games and is well written and has great voice acting. I would recommend this game for anyone who has enjoyed the previous games.
Spectacular game of pirates!kalil | Dec. 16, 2013 | See all kalil's reviews »
It is a very good game with many hours ahead far right , much collectable, very beautiful with huge mapped very entertaining naval battles whose boat can improve = to the character but eventually maybe and depends on each one so battle naval will do repetitive, and a main character with sparkle = the supporting characters around him. The only thing this game is sin in the story is a good story and has its moments but cojonudos enough to be called Assassin 's Creed ...... besides having some bugs as always but not annoy you much time to play at least to me , even with some parts like the ass , the issue of IA which is like us already accustomed a poo cow ostias Great perfect , but very very easy and this for me did not make me laugh . In short, a piece of game that certainly will enjoy the ones you like this type of games and if you clear up as you enjoyed fan probably say more but with a little disappointment in terms of history .