I was really skeptical about getting this game because the one before it was kind of a let down. That is not the case with this game at all. Black Flag has brought the games series back to life for me. I can not wait till another one comes out.
Again I'm not a huge reviewer but this was pretty good. I have a love hate relationship with AC games. I love the story, i love the history I hate the controls and the mechanics. So many its that I finally got used to it but this was just a lot of fun and definitely better than 3. First life at a pirate just awesome. As repetitive as jacking ships is/was I can not tell you how many I just because it was still just fun. I think i was on the world leader board at one point. The pirate shanties game me a reason to search for random things around the map but the ones that game me more songs and the others because listening to the songs took the dullness away.Story progressed well and was good. Nice Easter egg at the end for those who know the lore. Climbing and other mechanics were much improved from 3 and there were not so many just frustrating climbs or whatever. I think this is one of the few games i never had 100% sync before returning it and enjoyed putting the time into getting there and it was not just a job like say Batman AO. I missed the DLC but I am considering getting it back just for that because I am sure I will put in work on cutting down slavers. The graphics are beautiful I mean you can't really ask for much more than this game. I reserve 10 because there is always room for improvement but this is legit one of the most awesome games I've played in a while and renews my faith in the series. I personally play games for the story and this has a great one. There are the "tough" parts but they don't make you want to through your controller through the TV like other games and if they did honestly I just don't remember them. The 4 legendary ships were tough but they were supposed to be. I admit I got to the point where I had so much money and thing to do with it so some more weapons variety or whatever would be nice but that is whatever. Great game must rent maybe buy I highly recommend.
The game is really beautiful. It looks great on Xbox One. Locations are great, harpooning and taking over other ships is very cool.
Unfortunately the story is pretty flat. Game is repetitive and after a while it gets boring. AC 2 and 3 where soooo much better. It seems that nowadays they make games that are more and more simple. The game was easy and ending was horrible! There was no challenge in the game and it was way too short.
Can't wait to play Dragon Age 3 or Witcher 3. Or new Elder Scrolls and Fallout.