Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag
Assassin's creed Black Flag IV is a great and incredible game. Once you start playing, you have to finish it. To be honest, I haven't been a huge fan of the franchise. But after this game and it's storyline, it makes me want to play all the other ones. Not only do you have the main missions, but there are many side activities and missions as well. The fact that you get to control a pirate ship and sail across a vast ocean is awesome. Also, when you get in conflict against enemy ships, the variety of weapons and choices you have on your ship makes it extremely fun. In the campaign, it can be fairly easy. On the other hand, there will be times where you have to think, look, and be aware of your surroundings. The protagonist in the game, Edward Kenway, is a great character. Not only him but the supporting characters are incredible too. When the game was coming to an end, it made me want more. My favorite part of the game was the ending. The soundtrack was heart-wrenching, satisfying, and summed up the game. But overall, loved it! And I would recommend it to any who loves a good storyline!
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.
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.
Best Assassin's Creed Title to Date
All I can say is "Wow". This game is so masterfully made. It's beautiful, it's exciting. You feel like you're really in the world of pirates.
Everything about this game is amazing. The combat from foot to ship, the motion from foot to ship and the scenery from foot to ship!
This is by far the most exciting Assassin's Creed and I can't wait to see what could follow up such a masterpiece.
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.
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)
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.
Assassins and pirates need I say more
The premise of all assassin's creed games are the same but adding in the ability to sail my ship pillaging and plundering made this game great. Hunting for whales was undeniable satisfying. Attacking other ships and taking their goods excellent but being able to take that ship into your owe fleet for side jobs was a stroke of brilliance. This alone would have kept my interest in the game but the story was interesting as well, I can't say it was my favorite story line that still remains with Ezio but it was a good story line none the less. I think that the fact that Ubisoft can release a new game every year with 2 coming out in 2014 is amazing. Go ahead grab your hidden blade and take down some Templers. Good gaming friends.
This game looks really good so far. I was a little worried after AC3. But this looks really fun and promising.
Best in series
Unbelievable game, this makes me loves pirates. So much to do in this game, i wish they would make a squeal but that will never happen the next one takes place in France. bummer. But enjoy this one because it is a classic.