Reviews and Problems with Assassin's Creed 4 Black Flag
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Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag
5 December 2013
Conclusion: The game looks absolutely beautiful, is jam packed with things to do, and as ever, the combat is a joy to fiddle with. But for next year? Ubisoft, it's called Assassin's Creed: make me feel like one.
Excerpt: Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag doesn’t really want to be an Assassin’s Creed game, and I don’t blame it. It seems keen to shrug off the oblique, convoluted lore surrounding the eon-long Assassins vs Templar power struggle, which managed to reach new peaks of ludicrousness even after that bit in the second game when you punch the Pope into unconsciousness in order to access an alien hologram.
Summary: I found writing this conclusion to be personally heartbreaking. I think Assassin’s Creed IV is by far the best entry in the series and one of my favourite games over the last few years, but the PC version is abysmal and commits a number of cardinal sins. Given this fact, I would wait for a substantial price reduction because the $60 price tag is not acceptable considering the amount of technical shortcomings which cannot be manually corrected.
Conclusion: There are some reviews which are difficult to write, not because you are conflicted or unsure, but because there is simply too much to talk about. Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag is one of those games. I could tell you about its 25+ hour campaign. I could tell you about how fun the optional objectives can be. I could tell you half a dozen stories about my high seas adventures.
Excerpt: Continuing its tour of historical fiction, sci-fi, and conspiracy, Ubisoft makes its latest stop in the eighteenth century Caribbean. Assassin's Creed IV invites players to raise sails across warm seas, but does Black Flag inspire loyalty from its crew or make a case for mutiny? Captain Edward Kenway certainly navigates the story in a way that’s worthy of command.
Conclusion: While this game should - by all means - look fantastic on whatever current-gen graphics card you happen to have running, it's been optimized to work with NVIDIA's own GeForce GTX 700-series. The teams at NVIDIA and Ubisoft have worked to bring image quality to its max with technologies like FXAA and TXAA - for the lay-person, this means you've got intelligent management of effects like lighting and atmospheric rendering.
Conclusion: At one point in the first Pirates of the Caribbean, Johnny Depp's Jack Sparrow says something along the lines of: "Wherever we want to go, we go. That's what a ship is, you know. It's not just a keel and a hull and a deck and sails. That's what a ship needs. But what a ship is... what the Black Pearl really is... is freedom." I can imagine the developers at Ubisoft have taken this line to heart as they went about working on Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag .
Pros: An enormous world with lots of missions. Exciting story. Great mechanics. Lots of optional content. A great place to start for newcomers to the series.
Cons: The controls when freerunning can feel a bit clumsy at times.
Conclusion: Podemos dizer sem sombras de dúvida que Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag oferece melhorias em sua jogabilidade, e mesmo mostrando uma IA menos eficiente e trazendo batalhas navais que se tornam um pouco entediantes com o tempo, Black Flag ainda é um jogo altamente recomendado e, esses problemas citados nesta análise podem muito bem desaparecer na chegada do título para a nova geração de consoles, pelo menos boa parte deles.
Conclusion: Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag zeigt, dass es selbst jährlich erscheinenden Spielen nicht an der Qualität mangeln muss. Die Spieleserie erfindet sich nicht neu sondern bleibt ihren Wurzeln treu. Das Piraten-Setting wirkt frisch und unverbraucht, das Gameplay ist gewohnt abwechslungsreich und die Technik ist auf einem aktuellen Stand. Wer Lust auf ein gut inszeniertes Piratenabenteuer hat, sollte nicht lange zögern und zuschlagen!