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Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag

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The tale of sailor, privateer, and assassin Edward Kenway as he explores and plunders the islands and ships of the Caribbean Sea during the early 17th century.
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Nothing like being a Pirate and singing sea shanties all day. This game is the closest to having fun as a pirate as you can get, even by today's standards. You can climb all over your ship, sneak onto other major frigates and assassinate all members on board, and then build a whole fleet and send them on missions to bring you back resources. Oh I forgot to mention the original Assassins Creed storyline that takes place on about 20 islands in the Bahamas. But that doesn't matter because you can be an actual pirate and sing sea shanties.
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Fungal_Jungal 2024-03-24T02:28:35Z
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+ Incredible improvement of the previous games' mechanics by introducing sailing and ship combat.
+ Large game world with many areas to explore.
- A bit too unforgiving at times, especially in ship combat sequences.

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Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag - Nintendo Switch
Now we're talking. I love this game, exploring the open seas, destroying other ships to nab tons of gold, it's the epidemy of the pirate life. It's just so much fun, everything in this game is just tons of fun. I love Edward, with him just being in it for the money, until he decides to get his shit together with the power of friendship. I love all of the other pirates you meet, Blackbeard being such a fun character, Mary Reed being a great counter to Edward's greed, and Stede Bonnet, my beloved. The visuals are just fantastic, with it really selling you on the carribean adventure, with gorgeous blue seas, and strong winds pushing against your sails. It's a blast. Switch version even runs great, with very little issues with it other than poor audio quality. This is definitively worth a shot.
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kyungsoon03 2023-07-12T22:56:19Z
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Foda-se a história central e o lenga-lenga futurista. Black Flag é legal demais porque é uma viagem pirata extremamente divertida e constantemente surpreendente.

A "cereja do bolo" são as batalhas contra os navios lendários, cada uma mais empolgante que a outra.
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This game is god damn wonderful.
I was gonna give it a 9 because the first hour or so is kinda meh but there's a cheat in this game that makes Edward talk like the most cliche pirate ever and it's glorious in every sense of the word.

There isn't really anything like the feel of sailing and hearing your crew sing some shanties, or like entering naval combat against a ship thats way better than yours, let alone 2, and managing to win against all odds, that shit really makes you feel like the most badass pirate possible.

An infinitely better story than in 3 with the most memorable characters in any AC game and the best ending in any AC game also make this game worth playing for the story alone let alone the ridiculously fun naval combat.

Only complaint is that the combat is too easy but it was still pretty satisfying and it did the job well enough.
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Docky14 2021-06-29T14:44:32Z
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Black Flag is the 4th Assassin's Creed game. Desmond Miles, the modern day protagonist in the Assassin's Creed series has died. Abstergo Industries have taken his memories and are continuing to explore them in their machines known as the Animus. In the modern day, you are playing as an unnamed character and are exploring part of Desmond's memories, so play as a pirate called Edward Kenway.

Early on, Edward kills an Assassin, and assumes his persona in order to pursue profit. It turns out the Assassin he killed had gone rogue and was working with the Templars to find a structure known as the Observatory. Edward sees his chance for riches and decides to pursue this with his band of pirates.

Although not a trained Assassin, Edward behaves exactly like one. So you still have the normal movement of scaling buildings, sneaking around, performing assassinations with hidden blades or his other equipment. Edward is equipped with two swords instead of one, can use revolvers, poison darts and smoke bombs.

The game world is comprised of many islands, some have cities, whereas other islands just have a treasure chest or similar; much like the world in Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker. You will still be doing the usual Assassin's Creed gameplay, climbing massive viewpoints, finding chests, assassinating targets, with new ideas such as hunting to craft weapons and upgrades.

The buildings in this game are generally small though, and you will be doing a lot of stealth utilising bushes. I found the climbing quite awkward in this game where I was accidentally climbing, accidentally leaping off buildings, or seem to get stuck when I felt Edward could easily pull himself up.

Early on you acquire a ship known as the Jackdaw which is used to travel the seas. There's many battles to be had at sea, giving you rewards once you defeat your enemies. There's side cannons to fire horizontally, mortars for heavy ranged attacks, and explosive barrels can be dropped directly behind. You can also upgrade ramming strength of your ship. After destroying each enemy ship, players can either sink the ship and gain half of the loot, or board it to take the lot. As you board, you then fight the crew and are task with defeating a certain number of them in order to claim victory. You can then use their ship to repair your ship, add the ship to your fleet, or bribe officers to reduce your notoriety.

Your fleet can be sent on trading missions via your ship's quarters and is another way of accumulating wealth. It's a simple, shallow mini-game, so soon becomes tedious.

There's plenty of distractions at sea. There's plenty of ships to attack/avoid as you see fit, plenty of islands with treasure, strongholds to conquer, sea creatures to hunt, and sunken treasure to find. The strongholds can be attacked with your cannons, then you must battle on foot much like conquering a ship. The sea creatures like sharks and whales must be repeatedly harpooned to the death (this is visually brutal). To find sunken treasure, you can swim underwater, avoiding sharks and maintaining air supply via barrels. The swimming controls feel awkward, and you cannot attack, so must use the seabed as cover to hide.

The game has a lot of gameplay carried over from Assassin's Creed 2 (I didn't play the third one, so it's probably similar to that too). You can hire prostitutes to have a moving crowd to hide in, or hire a team of mercenaries to assist you when you fight. This is a very underused feature and you will forget that it exists.

The biggest gripe of the game is that you are very overpowered in combat, meaning you can easily get yourself out of situations where you have failed using stealth. The guards are usually very dumb so give up quickly after spotting you, are easily baited by whistling, and seem to stand in danger if they notice their dead colleagues. When things do go wrong, enemies often attack you one-on-one despite surrounding you with several men. A prompt appears to counter-attack then you can disarm, throw, or go for the kill. It's very shallow combat that has never been a strong point of the series.

When you are back in the real world, you walk around the Abstergo offices in first-person. A mysterious guy contacts you and ends up giving you missions to steal data and send it on to him. These usually have simple but varied puzzles involved in them.

I always think the games should be about half the length but twice as difficult. It's a game series that implements loads of ideas okay, rather than doing a few things really well. The game does start to feel boring before the half way point, and that's if you try not to get distracted by all the side quests.
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  • NickFerrant 2023-03-21 19:13:46.507069+00
    Assassin's creed IV : Tailing Simulator.
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  • Pumas 2023-07-15 05:51:40.78436+00
    I don't remember shit about this game's story but it was genuinely so fun to play
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  • Coldplaz 2023-08-14 18:48:52.802571+00
    Damn it's rated higher than II now
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  • ledbeatpink 2023-08-22 14:48:46.113446+00
    downloaded this today, my first AC game and im kinda excited for it ngl
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  • mellors 2023-09-24 16:02:07.494412+00
    Super fun open world, horrible story missions, especially those first person bits out of the Animus, fml.
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    • Lamneth 2023-12-01 13:03:36.805974+00
      ugh they are insufferable. i actually kinda liked them in the first couple of games, they made th universe feel big and like you were doing something important. in this game its just eye rolling garbage
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  • Sharked98 2023-10-29 23:18:14.408032+00
    Happy 10th!
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  • NickFerrant 2024-04-28 14:56:44.257703+00
    Would have been a perfect game if it wasn't for the insufferable tailing missions.
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