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Edited by Zaccheus

Hey guys! Guys! You are not going to believe this! There is a new AC4 trailer!

Posted by mrfluke

hey you know, ubisoft wouldnt be aggressively shoving trailers down people if it didnt work.

glad they had enough sense to not drop a trailer last week.

Edited by defordj

As a game outside of any other context, this looks okay. Pirate game! Cool! But it's still so, so disappointing that this is where the Assassin's Creed franchise ended up. They were really doing something special once, that nobody else was doing.

Posted by TaliciaDragonsong

Might as well spoil the entire game, fuck me.

Posted by Brendan

I came in here just to say that I haven't watched even one AC4 video outside of E3! Take that Youbeesoft!!

Posted by Deathstriker

@defordj said:

As a game outside of any other context, this looks okay. Pirate game! Cool! But it's still so, so disappointing that this is where the Assassin's Creed franchise ended up. They were really doing something special once, that nobody else was doing.

I disagree. The future storyline ranged from bad to awful and the first game wasn't very good. AC is really just about running around a certain time period for most people, and since there aren't any major pirate games, this was a very smart choice.

Posted by MarkWahlberg

but why's all the rum gone

Edited by ZeroCrescent

Dammit Edward, you're a loose cannon and I'm taking you off the case! Now turn in your Pirate badge!

Edited by shinboy630

@defordj said:

As a game outside of any other context, this looks okay. Pirate game! Cool! But it's still so, so disappointing that this is where the Assassin's Creed franchise ended up. They were really doing something special once, that nobody else was doing.

I disagree. The future storyline ranged from bad to awful and the first game wasn't very good. AC is really just about running around a certain time period for most people, and since there aren't any major pirate games, this was a very smart choice.

I think his point is that this game looks cool out of the AC context. If you try to sell my an open world pirate action-adventure game with a lot of the features this game seems to be offering, I'm all ears. As someone who is not a fan of the sci-fi parts of the Assassin's Creed franchise (frankly I think they feel really shoe-horned into most of the games), the moment you tell me that same game is a member of that franchise, I lose interest. It looks like it could be interesting, it is just unfortunate for people like us that this is an Assassin's Creed game, with a lot of the things that entails, instead of just a good open world pirate game.

Posted by csl316

A-boo, Alex.

Posted by Kosayn

AC4 trailer... drink!

Posted by altairre

Not going to watch the trailer but the description brought a smile to my face.

Posted by jimmyfenix

Cannot wait for Next weeks trailer!

Edited by mobius006

Every time ubisoft drops a trailer, an intern gets their wings.

Posted by Veektarius

I just watched an overlong trailer and have to ask: is there really not a single female character of any substance in this game?

Posted by MeatSim

Who is hitting Alex!?

Edited by defordj

@defordj said:

As a game outside of any other context, this looks okay. Pirate game! Cool! But it's still so, so disappointing that this is where the Assassin's Creed franchise ended up. They were really doing something special once, that nobody else was doing.

I disagree. The future storyline ranged from bad to awful and the first game wasn't very good. AC is really just about running around a certain time period for most people, and since there aren't any major pirate games, this was a very smart choice.

I thought the future storyline was kinda boring too, but the appeal for me from Assassin's Creed was always a unique method of exploring interesting historical urban landscapes. AC3 moved away from that in a way I thought was disappointing, and this game appears to have abandoned it almost entirely. Imagine playing AC2 Brotherhood, loving it, and then being told that a few games from now, the whole thing is going to be set on a tiny ship in the middle of a flat, featureless ocean.

I want to climb buildings! I want to fall on people from heights and kill them with bladed weapons, and sneak away in silence and anonymity afterwards, and upgrade my holdings to amass wealth. Piracy and naval combat and ocean grandeur and small settings and firearms: those all sound fun, but I want a game that lets me explore history by climbing high, ornate buildings and secretly stabbing people again.

Posted by pyrodactyl

@defordj said:

@deathstriker said:

@defordj said:

As a game outside of any other context, this looks okay. Pirate game! Cool! But it's still so, so disappointing that this is where the Assassin's Creed franchise ended up. They were really doing something special once, that nobody else was doing.

I disagree. The future storyline ranged from bad to awful and the first game wasn't very good. AC is really just about running around a certain time period for most people, and since there aren't any major pirate games, this was a very smart choice.

I thought the future storyline was kinda boring too, but the appeal for me from Assassin's Creed was always a unique method of exploring interesting historical urban landscapes. AC3 moved away from that in a way I thought was disappointing, and this game appears to have abandoned it almost entirely. Imagine playing AC2 Brotherhood, loving it, and then being told that a few games from now, the whole thing is going to be set on a tiny ship in the middle of a flat, featureless ocean.

I want to climb buildings! I want to fall on people from heights and kill them with bladed weapons, and sneak away in silence and anonymity afterwards, and upgrade my holdings to amass wealth. Piracy and naval combat and ocean grandeur and small settings and firearms: those all sound fun, but I want a game that lets me explore history by climbing high, ornate buildings and secretly stabbing people again.

As much as it was cool in AC1, AC2 and AC:brotherhood, after revelations and 3 the free climbing got kind of old. It was amazing in those first few games to add that kind of dimension to the open world genre but it's not enough anymore.

Even with the parcour elements, AC cities feel more and more empty with each successive game and the story has gone down the drain too.

You really needed something to shake things up and the pirate theme is a smart choice. I'm sure there will be big cities to climb in AC4 but shifting the focus was necessary.

Posted by Shaunage

Finally. A Trailer for Assassin's Creed 4.

Edited by Andorski

The worst part is that they took an awesome open world pirate game and shoved all that Assassin's Creed assassin/templar bullshit in it.

Posted by Vorhenze

What's up with dude's eyeballs?

Posted by teh_destroyer

This gonna be a new tv show?

Edited by Allison

"These men and women-"

Wait. What women? Like, I saw a few being used as props for slavery or prostitution, but that's it.

Posted by TournamentOfHate

YES! The return of the long Alex decks.

Posted by gaminghooligan

Next weeks trailer: See a first look at the ending of AC: Black Flag!