It is 1715. Pirates rule the Caribbean and have established a lawless republic. Follow the adventures of a young, cocky and fearsome captain Edward Kenway whose skill with a sword and disdain for authority earn him the respect of pirate legends like Blackbeard, but thrust him into the ancient conflict between Assassins and Templars that threatens to destroy everything the pirates have built.

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8 OminousSpudd

Dec 4th, 2013 4 people agree 0 people don't
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Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag

The Golden Age of Piracy in an Assassin's Creed game? Well, it certainly was going to either crash and burn badly or be utterly brilliant. Strangely enough it seems to have landed itself in the middle. The ship play is ground breaking, the architecture of the system used for boarding is stunning, being able to switch seamlessly from helming the Jackdaw to free running onto the enemy ship never gets old. The ship combat itself is good, if a little to easy (when fully upgraded the Jackdaw becomes virtually unstoppable) and could be improved in certain areas. The physics of the ship is spot on, and the Jackdaw handles exactly how you'd expect it to (I can vouch for it as I have done a bit of sailing in a 19th century schooner).

The hand-to-hand combat has not been improved in any way from the previous titles, you still have the ability to slice your way through a dozen men without taking a hit. This is disappointing and would have to be the biggest issue in the series currently.

The character of Edward Kenway is fantastic, if a little tragic, while the voice acting, scripting, animation sequences, and other pivotal characters are superb. The story is less about the unending war between Templar and Assassin but more a colourful history of the dawn and dusk of piracy in the Caribbean. Prepare to shed a few man tears as Edward's closest friends are killed off by the unlimited resources of the Spanish and British Empires.

The world is as beautiful as it is expansive, filled with side missions and activities. The massive sea of the Caribbean is an Archipelago, inhabited by sprawling islands and scattered with small island towns and fishing villages, with a few larger towns that beef out the city feel of previous titles. Although rendered beautifully the side activities intended to fill the world can get a little repetitive if tried to be accomplished in one hit.

Due to character limit this is all I can touch on here.

MR.yokerclown says
6 MR.yokerclown

Dec 1st, 2014 1 person agrees 0 people don't

Repairing the "America" world, but don't catching first ones of the series!..

alldatcheese says
7 alldatcheese

Aug 4th, 2014 1 person agrees 0 people don't

Well apparently this Assassin's Creed game was under my expectations and wasn't worth the hype. It was okay but not great.

Apparently Ubisoft is mostly focused on Pirates and Templars than on Assassins, which completely takes away the name "Assassin's Creed" from the game.

7/10, decent.

DutchMike says
10 DutchMike

Mar 2nd, 2014 0 people agree 1 person doesn't

Best pirate game there ever was!
Personally don't like AC - but this one is just a pirate game :P

Wish they'd remove the "Abstergo" immersion-breaking animus stuff...
But of course, the illuminati want us to know that they rule the world.

GenezisO says
10 GenezisO

Feb 21st, 2014 0 people agree 1 person doesn't

its great experience, better than in any older AC, only graphics requires more power

MladeniusII says
10 MladeniusII

Jan 14th, 2014 0 people agree 1 person doesn't
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Imba game

Sgt_Prof says
10 Sgt_Prof

Dec 13th, 2013 0 people agree 1 person doesn't


Storander says
10 Storander

Dec 2nd, 2013 1 person agrees 1 person doesn't

As an old Pirates!, POTC Build Mod, and Monkey Island player, I had an absolute blast being transported into the world of pirates in modern graphics, and compelling, fun game play. The pirate game a lot of us have been waiting for.

Wrak88 says
10 Wrak88

Nov 29th, 2013 0 people agree 4 people don't


MachkovichMan7 says
10 MachkovichMan7

Dec 2nd, 2013 1 person agrees 3 people don't

Good game so far.

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