Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag
Close to perfection
Assassin's Creed Black Flag is the greatest of the series to date. Not only because of the release on next-gen, but because of the sandbox effect that is well presented. In Black flag you gain added replay value do to the constant respawn of community based objectives. This allows you to compete with friends to see who can get there fastest as well as encourage you to keep exploring even after you finish the story. The best way to increase the value of your experience here is to play this game to complete, not just to beat. Take plenty of time exploring and treasure hunting and pirating in between the main story line and you will find that you are striving to get rich and complete the game and find every secret, and that it doesn't seem like an after game perfection task but rather your main quest which perfectly goes hand in hand with this installments character Edward Kenway. Every now and then you come across a free running glitch but given the size of the world it doesn't happen enough to even be noticed. Multiplayer has been revamped and now single player awards for multiplayer help fuel the strive for exploration and perfection. The sounds of the sea and battle are unmatched in any game I've came across to this day. The soundtrack compliments this nicely as I thoroughly enjoy the shanties that you can tell your crew to sing as you sail about looking for treasure or your next prize. Simply put. Loved it.
There is nothing bad to say about this game. If you have played the other Assassin Creed games and enjoyed them then you will enjoy this one as well.
I like how in this one you are a pirate. You get to make upgrades to your ship whether it be cannons or changing the sails. As always great story on this one. I have not beat it yet but I am very close to it.
Great game only downside is once I am done with it I will never go back and play it. It is just not that kind of game in my opinion.
Big Improvement From III
I played Assassins Creed from the beginning and found it an inconsistent game series. I hated one, love the Ezio trilogy, then went back to hating three so much I could hardly finish it. Thank you Ubisoft for getting it together!
The story held my interest fairly well but the thing I found I loved the most in the game is the exploration and traveling. This is one game I found myself going out of my way to do things. I'd be sailing and see a plantation and the next thing you know I'm hiding in bushes just to collect the sugar.
Compared to the last AC game, this one is a huge step back in the right direction.
Even if you haven't played the previous titles...
This game is great for the casual gamer. There is only an online competitive mode for you hardcore gamers, but the single player mode is very relaxing especially after a long day of work/school. Even if you haven't played the previous titles, that's OK. The storyline does not have much to do with any of the previous titles. You play a pirate who comes across an assassin's equipment, which all of a sudden gives you his abilities as well? They didn't really explain that part, which is the only reason I did not give this game a 10. If you like the idea of being a pirate, taking over towns, upgrading your ship to combat other ships, and even commandeering a ship with your crew, then this game is for you.
The graphics were incredible, the map was huge, and the side missions almost overwhelmed you with wondering what to do next. Do I want to take over a castle by the sea for my own army's use, play the main storyline, or run a casual side mission like hunting sharks/whales/animals or go deep see diving to find treasures. You can even rally up crew and fellow assassins to fight for your selfish cause of getting rich while in the cities. There is so much to do it is hard to get bored of this game. I gave the sound a 10 because not only was the music good, but they added in over a dozen songs that your sailors will sing, if you choose, while you are sailing the open seas.
Pro's: Next Gen Graphics, Ship battles, numerous side missions, large open world map, smooth gameplay engine, YOU ARE A PIRATE!
Con's: The storyline. A: They do not explain how you all of a sudden have assassin powers. B: It doesn't seem to be linked to the previous games, if you were hoping it was, you will be disappointed. C: The protagonist (main character) is selfish and greedy. I would go as far as lable him an anti-hero. He kills people for money, hunt endangered animals, and you don't really feel good about some of the missions during the game. If you liked the GTA characters, or like playing a bad guy, you may like this one.
If you are new to the franchise, and like the idea of playing a pirate, I recommend getting this game.
This game is amazing. Graphics are beautiful. The game play is clean
It's the best game you can get.
Story line is incredible! I could actually watch the previews again. However, I am surprised there is no special edition available. Regardless, looks like a proper game. Definitely pre-ordering this one for the Xbox One.
Assassin creed black flag is really great for new gen. The gameplay is just smoothed. Great graphics the water really look real. And the story is one of the best in the series.
The game is addicting unlike all the other Assassins Creed. Theirs is a unique genre to the game that allows you explore so much more content then all the other Assassins Creeds. From Island to Island it's a mystery and you will become hooked on the fact of treasure hunting (which is only one of the addicting factors of this game). The story of the game is just simply amazing and the game never ends once you complete the full story mode. For me it’s rare to be beat a game and still have the enthusiasm to keep wanting the play the story mode. This game by far blew my expectations of me wanting to keep pirating, exploring, and not be bored of the same repetitive game play. I strongly recommend anybody that wants a game to kill time, this is your game by far. I mean who doesn’t like grand theft auto in the Caribbean’s, also seeing how old school warfare was back in the day at first hand.
This is an amazing game. There is so much to do. The pirate theme is perfect for an assassin's creed game. Highly recommended.
Can't wait to play this game on my new Xbox One! The visuals look fantastic, the gameplay looks solid, and the story is killer (no pun intended)