Reviews and Problems with Assassin's Creed IV (4): Black Flag
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Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Review
30 November 2013
Summary: AC IV is one of the best games of the series so far, the naval combat is the gem in the crown and Edward Kenway stands with Ezio as a great protagonist. The Next Gen version is worth it if you don't already own the game.
Excerpt: People sure do enjoying slamming the Assassin's Creed series for being Ubisoft's yearly cash cow, but those who do so are overlooking a bold, innovative new feature that's been added to this most recent entry: players now have the option to assign ratings, on a five-star scale, to the game's story...
Summary: I was all but ready to give up on the Assassin's Creed series after last year's disappointing entry. I'd accepted that ACII would never be beat, that with it the formula had come as close as it would to perfection.
Conclusion: An Assassin’s Creed game hasn’t been this good since Assassin’s Creed 2. There are some regrettable elements of repetition that have stuck with the series and are still present, although nothing that would get in the way of some solid action, realistic and incredibly exciting naval battles, in...
Pros: Never has the life of a pirate been so vividly depicted in a video game, a huge world full of adventure and hidden riches awaits, Kenway is a great character, the narrative keeps you going, incredibly convincing weather effects, mesmerizing naval battles, swordfights and hand-to-hand combat is st...
Cons: Occasionally weird camera during combat, behavior Kenway the deadly assassin cannot crouch for some reason.
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (Xbox 360 Version) Review
12 November 2013
Excerpt: When a gaming franchise starts putting out release after release, just so they can become a yearly event, there's two ways that things can go. The first route is the easiest, the one taken by Call of Duty and 95% of sports games.
Excerpt: As near as I can tell, general fan reaction to the Assassin’s Creed series hit its zenith with Assassin’s Creed II: Brotherhood and seemed to level out with Revelations, before taking a rather precipitous dive with the release of Assassin’s Creed III – a game that all but the hardcore fans found...
Excerpt: Assassin’s Creed is a rather polarizing series. With elements of historical context and modern day sci-fi wizardry, the juxtaposition can be a bit much for some. When you combine that with elements of freerunning and perhaps a bit too much intrigue for one person to handle, and you have one rather...