This is almost a perfect game. Almost . The little things are extremely annoying though. Like in the middle of combat hitting the attack button sometimes will just make your character flail his swords up and down instead of attacking. Or when your in the middle of ship combat and being blinded by cannon smoke for an extremely long time even under strong winds. But they did do alot of things right. The graphics for one on the PS4 are gorgeous. All in all worth playing through at least once.
posted by jayprime (BOYES HOT SPRINGS, CA) Feb 2, 2014
Member since Feb 2012
I liked the first one and hated 2, Brotherhood and 3. But wow Black Flag is an awesome adventure. For being a next gen launch title I am really impressed with the graphic. It is about medium high on a gaming pc. The story is fun and the ship battles are great. The overall sound and music is top notch. This is what AC should have always been.
I had a certain amount of trepidation about trying this one, I played Assassins Creed 3, and found it lacking in some ways, weak character, I got tired of searching around in the woods, etc. naval battles were hard to win, storyline was hard to follow. Now back to this one ( IV ) this one is far superior in character ( I just simply liked the guy ) , the storyline was marvelous and the end segment was superb ( watch into the credits ) , the naval battles were easier to win in this one thanks to better targeting and mortar cannons, crafting was easier in this one pelts were available in the store for purchase and hunting did not seem to be as difficult either. progressing was easier because you were not overwhelmed by the enemy every time an alarm was tripped and with effort you could escape and hide. I am thrilled to have played this one (IV ) and I did put intense time into completing it ( played 8 or more hours a day for a week ) , I , ll buy it later to complete all the little side missions I did not finish. Which brings me to the only real thing against it, It is an extremely long game Hard to do on a rent, but you get your moneys when buying it, I do not see how Game-Fly can rent it out it takes so long to play, but Thank You very much Game-Fly for allowing me to rent it and play it so soon after its release, Thanks and See-Ya! Billy in Samson