After a few dull entries in the AC series, Black Flag definitely pulled me in and left me wanting more, even after about twenty five hours or so of playing. I was skeptical about the pirate theme, but it ended up being my favorite aspect of it. I have yet to play Black Flag on a next gen console, but this game is beautiful on PS3. This was definitely a step up for the franchise, highly recommended.
posted by DirtTrash (LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA) Jan 23, 2014
Member since Oct 2011
Had no idea this was an open world style game. Some of my favorite games are. I've been waiting for a console game where I can be a Pirate and float around causing devastation and collecting booty in an open world, do what I want, instance. Only reason for 9 and not 10. Graphics are better on my PC with insane FPS than that of my console.
Assasins creed one had a good thing going for it. The game mechanics and storyline were exceptionL for its time which was not too long ago....but with all good things, they die hard. Black Flag's mechanics are so simple a child could play it all you do is hold R1 (ps3) and square to attack with the every now and then press O or X... it is extremely simple. The open world graphics are phenomenal but the world map itself is far too big with not very much actual playable space to explore... it is almost as if you have a set path for you too follow with the illusion of choice.....The online mode was not to great either where one either spends the match hiding or finding the hidden (which is very simple too) There are parts in the story where you wake up from the ANIMUS in your office at Abstergo, only to find that the only way to communicate with anyone is through an iPad...ridiculous.....The graphics are insane, but the game play is slow are horrendous. AND GLITCHY ( so many frustrating moments of trying to climp a simple tree in this game) The "real life" aspect with the iPad angers me... I play video games to get away from real life not to dive deeper into it....everyday I see people with their faces buried in there tablets or iPads...and then I get it in the game???