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Not even pirates can reinvigorate the Assassin's Creed franchise. Maybe try ninjas next? 0

I'm in an unusual position here, reviewing a game that was regarded highly at the time but presently sits between two iterations in the long-running and long-in-the-tooth Assassin's Creed franchise that were very poorly received indeed, making Black Flag something of an aberration in retrospect. While I believe to some extent that all games should be reviewed in a vacuum, based entirely on their own merits and their own weaknesses bereft of outside factors, it's often hard to escape the grander ...

6 out of 6 found this review helpful.

A Pirate's life is kind of repetitive 3

By the time I reached the end of Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, I felt exhausted and relieved. I was so happy to see the credits, to finally complete the story. Not because I expected some grand ending, or because I had enjoyed the journey and wished to see how it all ended.The reason I was so relieved at finally beating this game was simple: Its too long and filled with too much unnecessary content.This is the 6th game in the main series, but if you start counting other games like Liberation,...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Every scrap of duck on the wind! 0

One of the first videogames I ever played was about pirates. It starred a (not at all) fearless, insult-sword-fighting, unlucky scoundrel named Guybrush Threepwood whose only dream was to become a notorious pirate. A lot of other sea-worthy titles have come and gone since the Monkey Island series, but I have had a soft spot for the roguish, grog-swilling brigands of yore since I first battled LeChuck all those years ago.Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag shares almost nothing but the setting with t...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag review 0

It’s funny how it goes, sometimes. I’ve been pretty down on the state of AAA games for a while. Aside from a handful of great titles earlier in the year, the release schedule has been pretty bleak lately, filled with the kinds of games that make me embarrassed for the state of the medium, and sometimes its critics, too. Ironic, then, that it is an entry in a major, annualized franchise that has made me genuinely excited about blockbuster games again, doubly so because the last two major entries ...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Super Repetitive 0

I love open world games and this game could have been so much more, but instead you get a game that could have been much shorter. You end up repeating same things over and over and over. A bunch of FedEx (retrieval) and hoarding missions that all have the same cut scenes, objectives and even the same maps in some cases. If have the chance to buy...pass. Or least don't spend $60 on it....

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Assassins Creed lacks in some foot missions a has great division of land and sea sequences, yet is overall, fun as hell. 0

Assassins Creed 4: Black Flag is a game where pirating and blend perfectly. So it all starts with the lowly Edward Kenway possibly struggling as an alcoholic of sorts, tho there is no clear indicator. Edward wants to sail the high seas and become something while his spouse wants him to stay home and remain working. Edward shows true signs of his love to her. Touching. Edward no longer feels a poor life is for him. And he is off like that. A shipwreck and island crawl later Edwa...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Quite possibly the best Assassin's Creed game yet made. 0

Pirates are awesome, and don’t let anybody tell you differently. From movies to books and now to video games, pirates will forever be that representation of a free spirit taking their own lives and making something of them by any means necessary. So it’s no wonder that the Assassin’s Creed franchise wanted to make use of them and add them to their impressive repertoire of historical figures. And you know what? It actually works. Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag is the series fully realized. The ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

While the series' dated mechanics are still wearing thin, the injection of more naval combat is incredibly enjoyable 0

Hands up if you’ve grown tired of the Assassin’s Creed franchise over the past few years. There’s probably a lot of you.After progressive sequels in the shape of Assassin’s Creed II and Brotherhood, the yearly cycle of historical hood-wearing and neck stabbing began to grow stale. Revelations didn’t introduce the kind of refreshing changes seen in the previous two sequels and Assassin’s Creed III was a dull, glitchy disappointment despite the occasional thrill...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A delightful return to form from a lagging series 0

In a mere seven years, there have been six Assassin’s Creed games. Though there are sports titles and multiplayer shooters that have held similar release schedules over the generation, it is a feat largely unheard of for longer, story-focused games. The potential perils of this accelerated release schedule appeared to surface in 2012 with Assassin’s Creed 3, which was met with a tepid response. Thankfully, with Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag, Ubisoft appear to have righted the course and have d...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

The best Assassin Creed game I have every played. 0

This game is awesome.The locations that is featured in this game is also awesome.Mind blowing Graphics.With stunning story line.The Naval part of the game is a real break through.There is a lot of interesting things to do in this game.And the most fun part of this game that is there is no Glitches or Bugs in the game....

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Best AC game yet. 0

For me, the AC series have always been a pretty mediocre series at best (3 stars at the best), but I do tend to come back to it each year when its on sale during black friday. Comfort food you'd call it. This year is a bit different. This is the first AC game that I enjoyed doing most of the side stuff. It ended up scratching an itch that is purely reserved for mmos. So while the gameplay is mediocre and janky asscreed, there is enough things to do with enough rewards to compel me to finish the...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Video Review for Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag 0

Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag from Ubisoft improves upon many of the mechanics of 3 while not addressing much of the series' overall narrative. While the gameplay is some of the best in the series, the story just seems to tread water. For more, check out my Video Review....

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Assassin's Creed IV - Great Single Player, Terrible Multiplayer 0

This is the first Assassin's Creed game I have ever bought and boy oh boy was I pleasantly surprised by it. It's clear to me that Ubisoft does not want to let it's golden IP run dry like other game series have let happen in the past. There is tonnes of stuff to do in this vast open world and all of it falling perfectly in line with the pirate theme Ubisoft has created for us. Following maps to find buried treasure is fun, finding all the collectibles are fun, and of course being a pirate is grea...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag Review (PC). 0

Having been a long time Assassin's Creed fan, even I have to admit that Assassin's Creed 3 took the wind out of my sails. There was a part of me at peace with the fact that the franchise was past it's best and that was okay, after all some of my favorite games of the past generation were Assassin's Creed games. It's with that in mind that I took barely any notice of Assassin's Creed 4 Black Flag since it's announcement. Whereas once I was on forums debating every little detail and trying to answ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Assassins Creed of the Caribbean ft Captain Edward Sparrow 0

Assassins Creed IV is a much better game than III in almost every way, but is still far from perfect. Many parts of the game feel like a huge reaction to the criticism of the last game. A few examples:The introduction of Edward and the time until you can freely explore the world is many times shorter.There are much less instant fail stealth missions than in the last game, which were probably my most hated thing about ACIII.Edward's personality is not that of a brick wall.The biggest positive ch...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A pirate's life isn't focused quite right for me 0

I'm not a big fan of the Assassin's Creed franchise. I only played 2 previously, and while I had some good times, I didn't finish it and obviously didn't play anything between then and now. So, if you're a devotee of the series, this review isn't for you. However, if you're more like me and were interested in seeing whether this franchise has matured with age, I would say that the answer is mostly no. And if you're here because while being an assassin doesn't sound like much fun, being a pirate ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Best Assassin's Creed Yet! 0

I have played majority of the Assassin's Creed games and DLC and this one has surpassed all of my expectations. As of this point in time I have not beaten the game but am 70% complete with all missions and collectibles. Pros - Open World CombatDetailed and Beautiful EnvironmentSmooth ControlsPlenty of things to doCons - Kenway's Fleet combat gets old very quicklyThe boat drifts to a set distance from islands you stop to explore, I personally would like it to anchor where I stop it.I consider ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Review 0

I applaud any video game that reaches franchise status. It’s a difficult task in today’s video game market to create something fresh and turn a profit (ask Curt Schilling’s 38 Studios about this) at the same time. Franchises, such as Gears of War, Halo, and even Call of Duty have constantly redefined their respective genres, pushing graphical and gameplay boundaries at each iteration. Yet I chose these three games for a reason: their products have fallen flat.Gearheads like me found Judgment's s...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

A Pirate's Life for Me! 0

First, I just want to say that I've played to completion all of the Assassin's Creed games, except Revelations, and by the end of each one I was completing it simply out of sheer will. They were mostly good games, except AC3 which was just terrible, that overstayed their welcome and ended up leaving a sour taste in my mouth. Luckily, AC4 is exactly the opposite.The game starts you off immediately on the right track, killing dudes, and you never stop! It has the best combat of the series, refinin...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

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