Assassin’s of the Caribbean

Assassin’s of the Caribbean

So my buddy got Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag with his NVidia Geforce GTX 760 and knew how big of a fan of the Assassin’s Creed series I was.  Due to this he gave me his copy.  Now I feel like I should clarify something.  I LOVED Assassin’s Creed I.  Altair is someone you can look up to, a role model for modern gamers.  Assassin’s Creed II was close in my book to being as good as the original.  I feel like that added more features than was necessary but I still thoroughly enjoyed the storyline.  I couldn’t really get into the spin-off games, like revelations and brotherhood.  I liked the ideas, kind of, but for some reason I they just could not keep my attention.  So here comes Assassin’s Creed III.  I thought I’d love it.  I though it was the answer to the console gaming slump I had been in.  I was wrong…dreadfully wrong.

Assassin’s Creed III did not feel like an Assassin’s Creed game to me.  It wasn’t about stealth and assassination as it was about how many people could Ubisoft throw at you before you threw the controller across the room.  Many of the missions did not have a “stealthy” route to take which irritated me.  That’s the reason I love Assassin’s Creed.  It caused you to think outside the normal hack-n-slash box and figure out efficient and effective ways to bring down your target without letting everyone become aware of the impending doom that will befall all mankind…  Sorry got a little off topic.  Needless to say, I was severely disappointed in Assassin’s Creed III and it truly hurt my heart.  It was difficult to give them another chance.

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag

But I did.  <enters Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag>  Wow!  Just Wow!  I feel like Ubisoft knew my frustration and anger and tailored a new Assassin’s Creed around my tastes and my interests.  I was skeptical at first.  I mean who hasn’t said, “An Assassin’s Creed game… with Pirates?  This is going to be a Johnny Depp fan fiction brought to life.”  But it isn’t.  The game is challenging, but fair.  It has so many AC I things that I enjoyed and

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag’s side missions are not just that, either.  The feel relevant and purposeful.  I enjoy doing them because they actually further my abilities and power.  This is strange because not many games do this anymore.  Most modern games utilize side missions and non-story line quests to just buffer their completion time.  “Oh, you’ve beaten the storyline campaign? That’s cute because you’re only 27% complete with the entire game.”  Who gives a magikarp if I’ve gotten 100,000 of your crappy coins that I’ve not been able to find a merchant who will take them as fiat currency?  I’m sleeping with a princess tonight.

Due to my late obsession with it, once I’ve completed the main story I’m going to purchase Assassin’s Creed IV: Freedom Cry a downloadable content extra single player mission.

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag

 

The assassination contracts are difficult but not impossible.  I’ve read online that some people say they are too easy.  I’ve yet to encounter this.  I know some of 

them can be but the majority of the story-line assassination attempts require some guile and finesse.  I’m just putting it out there that I’ve had an incredible time playing Assassin’s Creed IV and I’m looking forward to beating it soon.

Cons

There haven’t really been many issues I’ve had so far.  I’ve had some voices out of sync and some glitched boats.  But nothing serious.  In fact, the glitching boats seemed to work in my favor.

Developments

Assassin’s Creed V: Unity has been announced and it looks amazing.  I’m a huge fan of the French Revolution and I’m incredibly excited.  Assassin’s Creed IV has definitely re-ignited a dying flame for ubisoft games.  Click below to see the video: