posted by dbaker7452 (SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY) Feb 20, 2014
Member since Jul 2012
Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag is the best assassin's creed title I have ever played! There are so many pros to this game. I might get some heat for this, but I have played AC Brotherhood, Revelations, and AC3. I could not finish any of those games because I would just lose interest. But this one really nails it. I haven't finished it yet, but I have been playing it now for 4 straight days after coming home from school. Now that it is February break I am constantly playing it about 4-6 hours a day. Anyways let's get to the pros and cons
-The battle on the seas is incredible, and my favorite part of the game. From firing off mortars at different ships, to upgrading your own ship, to sending off ships you captured to do trades, it is just incredible
-The Blowpipe is really cool and makes me laugh every time one of the enemies goes berserk against his own allies.
-So much exploration. The map is huge and will take you DAYS maybe even weeks to explore all of the map.
-The combat system is always good, but they stepped it up even more in this game, maybe it's just because I like seeing my character using a sword to defeat enemies on another ship, but it is still pretty epic
-I can get lost in the storyline it is so good. Surprising events every mission
-The missions themselves are awesome as one will be all stealth and the next will be all about action
-there really aren't too many cons, but the game did take about an hour before I started to really get lost in it
-even though ship battles are awesome, sometimes when there aren't any ships to fight and you are only sailing to a mission far away, it can get a little boring
THIS GAME IS AMAZING, I give it a 10/10
I can only think of how great it would be on the Xbox One
I'm really surprised at how much I dislike this game. This doesn't feel like Assassin's Creed at all. It should be called Pirates At Sea THE WHOLE TIME! Most of the game is spent out at sea tailing ships, chasing ships, attacking ships, protecting ships and boarding ships. It becomes extremely repetitive and beyond boring. When you are on land there are some cool missions, but there are over 20 islands in the game. You sail forever, unless you've been nearby your destination to fast travel, you do one or two missions on that island and you're back at sea. Even the missions on the land are completely repetitive. Most of them are tailing missions. When you're lucky enough to finally get a mission where you get to do your own stealthy way to assassinate a main target, it's fun. Sadly, those missions are rare. If you rent this and loved the previous AC titles, you're gonna be really bored of this one. Not to mention, the story blows.