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Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag

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By playing the role of Edward Kenway, you’ll earn the respect of legends like Blackbeard but it’ll draw you into an ancient war. The more you get into it, the more intriguing it becomes.

  • Developers: Ubisoft Montreal
  • Publishers: Ubisoft
  • Initial release date:  October 29, 2013
  • Platforms:  Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One
  • License: Commercial

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ASSASSIN’S CREED IV: BLACK FLAG, A NEW WAVE TO THE ORDER!

Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag is an expansive, immaculate and raw take on the Golden Age of Pirates around the year 1715. Sailing upon the Jackdaw across The Caribbean, gamers explore remote, pristine and gorgeous islands and captain through titanic naval battles that provide one with the most rewarding and memorable adventure of sailing rampant across the seas that one can experience. It is without a doubt the ultimate pirate game.

Freedom to Roam the High Seas

Black flag places us in the blood-drenched boots of Edward Kenway, the grandfather of Connor Kenway who was the leading character in Assassin’s Creed 3. He started out as a privateer turned assassin, and the game allows us to stay true to the pirate life that Edward sought out to live which is quite the contrast to the Assassin role that his predecessors in previous games would be cemented with.

The vibrancy of the vast pirate world is vital to Black Flag’s appeal.

Edward is much wittier and enjoyable to indulge in his character throughout the game as the world blooms and enables you to explore its large and unknown waters. The open-world features of the game are amazing, and the numerous rewarding quests can cause players to get lost in other activities as they progress through the storyline.

The vibrancy of the vast pirate world is vital to Black Flag’s appeal. The cities that are visited all have a distinct and fitting feel to them, from the Spanish Havana where one encounters the Spanish colony, to the very British oriented town of Kingston under British Rule and even the ram shackled and the ill structured pirate town of Nassau. Apart from executing assassination contracts which enable one to earn money to upgrade one’s character and exploring the various cities in this vast setting, most time will also be spent on the ship, the Jackdaw.

Bombard strongholds from the ocean with the Jackdaw’s cannons and mortars

There’s a wide assortment of fascinating maritime exercises to finish as well, the crème de la crème of which is the naval fortresses. These resemble big boss fights where you bombard strongholds from the ocean with the Jackdaw’s cannons and mortars before swimming shoreward to assassinate the fort’s leader and claim the fortress as your own. This then clears up the zones of the map for you to explore to the max. Every fort has a distinct measure of defense where one is continually pounded by maverick waves, that harm the ship and this makes figuring out how to crush them is a trial of expertise.

The Legacy of Black Flag

The player takes full control of the ship and captains their own destiny in this Golden Age of Pirates.

As an Assassin’s Creed game, the game lacks in that it does not offer much into the life of an assassin. However, as a pirate game, it does dive into the life of a pirate in the most spectacular fashion. The player takes full control of the ship and captains their own destiny in this Golden Age of Pirates. Although the game constantly digresses from the core series, it still had great reviews, and this game is definitely recommended for pirate fans!

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