Endless game play. The story goes on forever, but meanwhile, you can focus on buried treasure - or how about a shark hunt or just hunting some animals for skins. Then the ship battles are epic and somewhat realistic; although I still can't beat some of the legendary ones. I got more than my money's worth for this one!
I have Yet to play this game, but in all Honesty i have read everything about it, never really been into the Assassin's Creed Games but this one seem Really Awesome because of the whole Pirate aspect, i rented it, and a day later i got an Xbox one, so i shiped it back so that i could get the Xbox one Version.
Black Flag has a fresh feeling for an Assassins Creed installment. Most of the previous AC games would add new side activities(hunting, crating, etc.) but the main game play would be mostly the same. Taking the side activity from AC3 and making it the main story point in Black Flag made me excited to play it.
Sailing really never got dull in my opinion. There was enough to do with storms, enemy ships, and floating loot(so much floating loot) that it never felt like I was just sailing from A to B. The sea warfare controls were frustrating at times, when trying to select which weapon(cannon) to use, but for the most part it was enjoyable. Upgrading your ship to be able to take on bigger ships was probably my favorite part. Early in the game I wouldn't go near a brig but as upgrades went on, my ship far outgrew the brig and was on to the the Man O' Wars and legendary ships.
The main story line had many likable and dis likable characters to keep it interesting and fun. The cut scenes were visually well done and you could also pause during them(sounds little but a big deal to me because I like to pause). Progressing through the main story also unlocked new weapons to use on your enemies to give variation on how to dispose of them.
The main downside to the game is with the missions going into repeat mode. Most of the missions consisted of going to X and killing/sinking Y so it did get a little stale. My other Con is the same I have for most of the other AC games and that is the outside of the Animus game play. I don't really want to walk around an office hacking into computers when I could be devastating Spanish ships in the Caribbean.
Overall I would recommend this game to anyone who has or has not played an Assassins Creed game.