Golden Joysticks Award:
"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.
Supported video cards at the time of release:
Nvidia GeForce GTX 260 or better, GT400, GT500, GT600, GT700 series or AMD Radeon HD4870 or better, HD5000, HD6000, HD7000 series
Well made game, you can be a PIRATE and kill and loot and everything real pirates do, upgrading your ship, your crew and much more, and there are awesome swords, guns, gadgets and much more to buy, STEAL (lol) and to learn in this game.
Pros : Sea Battle and can Board ship. Fancy Graphic (ii love it) Story Rich, That story make me crying :( the sailors always singing when sailing :)) and i love if they singing xD Cons : too hard to play this game because too many bug in this game that's why i hate it :((
Black Flag is competing to be the best Assassin's Creed title since Assassin's Creed II. Not only the story is well written to a point that not only the gamer relates to the main character, a pirate named Edward Kenway, it also creates an emotional tide with the adventure and exploration of sailing the high seas and hunting treasure and other bounties while discovering more about the Assassins, the Templars, and the secrets of both. Sailing. Before Black Flag was released there was a game no one heard of called Pirates of The Burning Sea, a F2P MMO that currently had the title for best Sailing experience, Black Flag took that away and better. With a immerse and easy to understand camera and control mechanics sailing in Black Flag is an amazing time, so much so that the game gives you the option to Fast Travel if needed, and I played for over 50 hours completing the game, without Fast Traveling Once. With the additions of random AI Ships with Different Random Cargo roaming the seas, special challanges, secrets, and different weather and time conditions, the sailing it self sells the game. Running. The main aspect of running and jumping on rooftops and trees to explore ways to complete your objectives still a big thing and very well crafted, the only Con to it is that often you find yourself jumping in Hay Stacks or Trees just by running Aside some, which is a very hard thing to balance, but even tho very frustrating at the time, it goes away as soon as you get done with it. Storyline. The main storyline is very interesting to watch read and play, with various famous characters as usual of an Assassin's Creed game, introduced very well in the story. The ending feels solid, and with enough questions for more story, but not enough to upset anyone. Multiplayer. The multiplayer feels more balanced than previous AC titles, with more maps and a more fluid and Skill Based mechanic. The only bad thing is that as always and sadly gamers would always for some reason find ways to exploit game mechanics for an easy win. The game introduced GameLabs a feature that allows players to customize Game Modes, everything from what skills can be used, to how much a kill would be worth, and what kind. The issue currently with GameLabs is that you can only play your custom made Game Modes with your friends, and only find a Random "Approved" Type on the public lobby. With enough luck, that would be fixed, and a new feature would allow gamers to publicly host GameLab creations for any player to pick and play. Overall this is the level of detail the so called Next Gen titles should be all about. Great environments graphics, level design, interaction, and details to very small things. This might be the best AC Title so far.
Despite some people didn't like it much,I actually enjoyed the story and the sailing part(along with all the new mechanics) so much that it's my favourite Assassin's Creed so far! The story,while maybe not on AC2's level was very interesting and the free-roaming was awesome,I would definitely recommend it to anyone who doubts if he should buy it.
Assassins Creed 4 is one of the best Assassins Creed games ever created. Mostly because the game is hardly an Assassins Creed game. Apart from the general gameplay and the name of the game, Assassins Creed 4 could be part of a completely new franchise. This works in the games favour as it revitalised the franchise after it started to go stale after Assassins Creed 3. The refined combat and boat mechanics make the game fun to just free roam around the map while doing side missions, collecting resources and upgrades. The only negative criticism that i can make about the game is the weak storyline and story missions. Most missions force you off the boat to do tailing missions which become old very quickly. Assassins Creed 4 marks that last time an Assassins Creed game could be called amazing and is worth any gamers time
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