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Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag – Quick Review



Release Date: October, 2013
ESRB Rating: M for Blood, Sexual Themes, Strong Language, Use of Alcohol, and Violence
Platforms: PC, Wii U, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4
Summary: Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag begins in 1715, when pirates established a lawless republic in the Caribbean and ruled the land and seas. These outlaws paralyzed navies, halted international trade, and plundered vast fortunes. They threatened the power structures that ruled Europe, inspired the imaginations of millions, and left a legacy that still endures.
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The Good

Everything about being a pirate is fun.

The Bad

Tail and eavesdrop missions are still annoying.

Bottom Line

Whether you’re a long-time fan of the series, or a brand new initiate, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag comes highly recommended.

Posted January 9, 2014 by

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Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag is the newest in the successful series of Assassin’s Creed games. And it’s hands-down the best. Obviously, there’s not a lot I can say about the plot of the game without revealing spoilers. However, I can tell you that Assassin’s Creed IV takes the sailing mechanics from Assassin’s Creed III – which I felt were flawed and mediocre in that game – and refines them into a near-perfect and amazingly fun experience. Sailing the high seas and engaging in ship-to-ship battles starts out fun and just keeps getting better as you upgrade your ship, your crew, and your fleet.

The sailing portions of Assassin’s Creed IV are so fun, they really steal the show from the franchise’s tried-and-true stealth missions. That’s not to say the on-land stealth missions aren’t still fun. Rage-inducing ‘tail and eavesdrop’ missions aside, Assassin’s Creed IV offers all the great stealth that fans of the franchise have come to expect. Basically, the game brings the best of the pirate world and the assassin world to life.

I have thoroughly enjoyed Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. The game dominated most of my holiday break and has had me attempting to find every in-game secret for the better part of two weeks. Whether you’re a long-time fan of the series, or a brand new initiate to the world of Assassin’s Creed, I highly recommend checking out Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag.

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Tim Wells

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