I've been a fan of the Assassin's Creed series since the beginning so playing Black Flag was going to happen for me at some point. I gave this game a 6. It was a decent game but that is about all it was, decent. The storyline is just ok. The absence of Desmond makes it (in my opinion) less interesting. There still are some awesome moments and naturally the game expands on the Assassin's Creed universe.
The size of the game world is a bit overwhelming at first but I imagine, just like me, most people will get past that. The naval battles are initially engaging but the appeal wears off pretty quickly (unless you are a HUGE fan of pirates and sea battles of course). The controls can be frustrating at times with the game assuming you meant to climb a wall instead of continuing your foot pursuit of a target.
The multiplayer however is (again this is my opinion) utter garbage. I really wanted to like it but I just could not. The controls really become infuriating here at times, the game seems to want me to assassinate civilians (which you are penalized for) rather than the person I am targeting and locked on to. The multiplayer becomes tedious and repetitive and eventually degrades into a grind to reach the max level. I also frown on the decision to add micro-transactions.
It took me nearly 80 hours to attain 100% in single player and I stopped playing multiplayer after around 20 hours (just long enough to attain all the multiplayer trophies). All in all this game is fair but it is certainly not Assassin's Creed II (which I feel is the best in the series).
posted by SiMplyNoMeRcY (NEW HAVEN, CT) Aug 7, 2014
Member since Aug 2014
I played this game and enjoyed every bit of the stealthy kills, running, climbing, and most of all air assassinations! The one bad thing that ticked me the most was trying to climb onto enemies Sail Boat but they kept knocking me down even when im IN the water. But overall it was a fun and long game! cannot wait for the next installment.