posted by Sk0urge (SAN BERNARDINO, CA) Jul 8, 2014
Member since Oct 2011
AC:Black Flag is the best AC title to date, in my opinion. The game world experience is not to be missed & contains something for almost any taste. Not as bogged down by historical data as other AC titles, but this makes for a lighter, play oriented game. The smaller island maps keep the game moving as you clear one and move on to the next.
The story is probably the weakest component. It seemed clunky and a little uninspired. This does not detract from the gameplay which could stand on its own.
posted by acemasterx38 (CULVER CITY, CA) Jul 6, 2014
Member since Jul 2014
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag. What an amazing game, until you get into the repetitivie eavesdroping, tailing and sailing. Yes, this game is a major step up for the series but it was lacking something. The naval combat is fun and I've always wanted to be a pirate. For some reasons the game does tend to be too repetitive in the story missions. It had little action scenes where you actually have to fight or die, mostly it was about just about tailing people and eavesdropping. The naval combat is a real step up from ACIII's but it really all depends on your upgrades which require you to board or sink ships or loot crates out in the open sea this aswell gets boring too soon. Its a fun game with a lot of things to do, from finding shanties so your crew can sing them while sailing to exploring underwater worlds everything seems fun and has a purpose. Or you could just do the pirate thing, drink rum at a pub and go out to sea to terrorize the 7 seas and find treasure.
posted by EdWoodsZombie (SEBRING, FL) Jun 27, 2014
Member since Mar 2014
This game was almost pretty cool until about a third of the way through it when it suddenly completely switches game-play style and turns into Splinter Cell, requiring you to sneak through long dreary and tedious parts of maps. The utter SHlT controls make it all the more difficult. If you throw a smoke bomb it only drops it at your own feet and announces you to the enemy. (pretty huge oversight). You can't use weapons, which include a pistol that shoots one shot and then takes nearly 13 seconds to reload.
They did some things right with this game but the flaws are so BAD it renders the game almost unplayable. How it got such a high rating seems to reflect the utter SHlT that is the gaming industry at this current time. It's like starving in the dessert and then you find a saltine kracker with a piece of S###T on, and you just think "wow, this is a really great craker! I actually think I like S#@T!"