Reviews and Problems with Assassin's Creed 4 Black Flag
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Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
13 February 2015
Conclusion: I feel that II is probably the best of the series, but I wouldn’t argue if someone said this was their favorite. Its massive world is filled with things to do, but can get a little repetitive. Edward Kenway could have used more fleshing out and the game controls could still use some clean up.
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.
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: Developer: Ubisoft Montreal Publisher: Ubisoft Platforms: PC (reviewed), X360, PS3, PS4, Xbox One Price: £39.99 Last year's Assassin's Creed III was a bloated, self-important mess that not only failed to evolve the series in a meaningful way, but also didn't rectify any of the issues which have...
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...
Excerpt: At last, Ubisoft has embraced the benefits of piracy on the PC. Sorry, I’ve been waiting a while to make that joke. Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag was delayed on our platform to give it a release date more in-line with the Xbox One and PS4 launches; which means you’ve probably already had wind that...
Excerpt: (The ugly portmanteau in the title is because damnable Uplay’s damnable cloud saves system destroyed and rewound over three hours of my progress, which has kept me from getting quite as far into Black Flag as I’d hoped. It also meant I lost a bunch of sea shanties, which was what upset me the most.
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.
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?
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.