The Assassin’s Creed series has been quite an active one up to this point, but IV: Black Flag takes us to the most exotic location to date: The high seas, during the golden age of piracy. With this major setting change, does Black Flag bring with it unexpected riches, or is this a treasure best left buried?
Assassin’s Creed is a series willing to take risks – whether it’s with the story or the gameplay. Yet, as forward-thinking as it has been, it has become the epitome of why gamers dislike sequels; nothing has really changed or evolved since Assassin’s Creed II.
Assassin’s Creed III (our review) did the most to change that; it dabbled in sea-faring combat, but there wasn’t much centered around it. There were of course other minor elements that were added, such as hunting, but they weren’t as successful at captivating the audience’s attention as naval combat was.
Assassin’s Creed IV took the success of naval combat from III and ran with it in full here – the entire game is based around it. You take on the role of Edward Kenway during the golden age of piracy. The game features Blackbeard, rum, booty, and of course, typical Assassin’s Creed flair. One change that many might not expect is that instead of having other assassin’s do the commanding, you do.
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