Playing Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag and Loving It

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Posted by wolf503 (128 posts) -

As the title suggests (more or less states actually), I've been playing Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag and loving it. I knew I would like the game within the first 30mins of gameplay. Why? Well upon climbing up a broken wooden construct of some sort, I turned around to look back at the beach which I had washed up on, only to see this amazingly colourful and vibrant environment that was just breathtaking. This was only a small taste of what to expect and it's not until you set sail in the large open seas of the Caribbeans that you truly see the amount of effort that Ubisoft put into making this a large scale exploration game. You can check out Part 1 of the playthrough I'm doing for Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag in the video above.

#1 Posted by c_rakestraw (14611 posts) -

Same here. Honestly surprised since I wasn't really enjoying the second game very much from my brief time with it. Don't know what changed, but I'm glad it did. Having a blast so far.

#2 Edited by wolf503 (128 posts) -

Same here. Honestly surprised since I wasn't really enjoying the second game very much from my brief time with it. Don't know what changed, but I'm glad it did. Having a blast so far.

Yeah, I can't wait to get into hunting whales and exploring the islands more. I have yet to experience underwater exploration as well but I'm interested in that, although a little worried about the sharks.

#3 Edited by Bigboi500 (29417 posts) -

Awesome. My copy should arrive on Monday.

#4 Edited by Pikminmaniac (8798 posts) -

Yeah I've put about 17 hours into this game so far and it just keeps building upon itself. The game world is massive and filled to the brim with almost too much to do. I must say that with the scale, amount of content, and the depth of this game, that this is the best open world I've ever experienced. It feels like a truly next gen game, but playable on current gen tech somehow.

#5 Edited by wolf503 (128 posts) -

Yeah I've put about 17 hours into this game so far and it just keeps building upon itself. The game world is massive and filled to the brim with almost too much to do. I must say that with the scale, amount of content, and the depth of this game, that this is the best open world I've ever experienced. It feels like a truly next gen game, but playable on current gen tech somehow.

Nice! I only just got up to uhm the bit where Edward learns about the kid lol I also got into a battle with a legendary ship. Oh man, it's scary, they're massive and the fog makes it hard to see them. Needless to say, I lost the battle, it basically 1 hit me lol I need to upgrade the Jackdaw more.

#6 Posted by c_rakestraw (14611 posts) -
@wolf503 said:
@Pikminmaniac said:

Yeah I've put about 17 hours into this game so far and it just keeps building upon itself. The game world is massive and filled to the brim with almost too much to do. I must say that with the scale, amount of content, and the depth of this game, that this is the best open world I've ever experienced. It feels like a truly next gen game, but playable on current gen tech somehow.

Nice! I only just got up to uhm the bit where Edward learns about the kid lol I also got into a battle with a legendary ship. Oh man, it's scary, they're massive and the fog makes it hard to see them. Needless to say, I lost the battle, it basically 1 hit me lol I need to upgrade the Jackdaw more.

Yeah, they're rough. My ship's almost fully upgraded and I still couldn't beat one. Barely made a dent.

#7 Posted by wolf503 (128 posts) -

@wolf503 said:
@Pikminmaniac said:

Yeah I've put about 17 hours into this game so far and it just keeps building upon itself. The game world is massive and filled to the brim with almost too much to do. I must say that with the scale, amount of content, and the depth of this game, that this is the best open world I've ever experienced. It feels like a truly next gen game, but playable on current gen tech somehow.

Nice! I only just got up to uhm the bit where Edward learns about the kid lol I also got into a battle with a legendary ship. Oh man, it's scary, they're massive and the fog makes it hard to see them. Needless to say, I lost the battle, it basically 1 hit me lol I need to upgrade the Jackdaw more.

Yeah, they're rough. My ship's almost fully upgraded and I still couldn't beat one. Barely made a dent.

Bugger. Sounds like something that will need to be done closer to end game. Although I was surviving a fair bit by tailing it. Only reason it killed me was because I got beside it xD I've taken down royal ships though. And that was being barely upgraded, the hardest part is actually when you board those 1s. I lost half a crew of about 20-30 men trying to board 1.

#8 Edited by c_rakestraw (14611 posts) -
@wolf503 said:

Bugger. Sounds like something that will need to be done closer to end game. Although I was surviving a fair bit by tailing it. Only reason it killed me was because I got beside it xD I've taken down royal ships though. And that was being barely upgraded, the hardest part is actually when you board those 1s. I lost half a crew of about 20-30 men trying to board 1.

Yikes. Worst that's happened to me is coming close to dying a few times while trying to take one down. Haven't run into any cases of losing a lot of my crew yet, thankfully.

#9 Posted by wolf503 (128 posts) -

@wolf503 said:

Bugger. Sounds like something that will need to be done closer to end game. Although I was surviving a fair bit by tailing it. Only reason it killed me was because I got beside it xD I've taken down royal ships though. And that was being barely upgraded, the hardest part is actually when you board those 1s. I lost half a crew of about 20-30 men trying to board 1.

Yikes. Worst that's happened to me is coming close to dying a few times while trying to take one down. Haven't run into any cases of losing a lot of my crew yet, thankfully.

Yeah, it was my fault lol I was kind of running around the ship instead of helping my crew fight haha

#10 Edited by Maverick6585 (174 posts) -

I never got into the AC games. I have the first and second, but they never really captured me.

Not to say they aren't awesome games. They're obviously fantastic, the way people talk about them. It just wasn't my thing

#11 Posted by El_Zo1212o (6007 posts) -

Has anyone here felt let down by AC3 that's enjoying this game? By Revelations I was sick of Ezio, and 3 was just a huge downer to me, so I never picked up 4. But now I'm hearing all these wonderful things about it an I'm curious as to whether it would just be another wasted investment.

#12 Edited by Areez (6278 posts) -

@wolf503:

I was let down by AC3 but Black Flag has redeemed this franchise for me. This easily one of the best games I have played so far this year. I was really surprised by how addicting the game play is on the pirate ship. The open nature of the sea and all of the side missions, mini games have provided me with hours of fun!

#13 Posted by ShrunkThatGUY (10 posts) -

ive been contemplating buying a copy for my 360. seen as i have pre-ordered a copy for the Xbox One. I absolutely love the franchise and im so exited for black flag. Its a shame i still have 14 days to wait :/

#14 Posted by n3rdcor3 (7 posts) -

I fell in love with this game when i saw the 30 mins walkthrough. This looks like the best of all the AC games.

#15 Posted by wolf503 (128 posts) -

I never got into the AC games. I have the first and second, but they never really captured me.

Not to say they aren't awesome games. They're obviously fantastic, the way people talk about them. It just wasn't my thing

Yeah it's not for everyone, I'm a similar way with FF, but I plan on trying the new free combat FF.

Has anyone here felt let down by AC3 that's enjoying this game? By Revelations I was sick of Ezio, and 3 was just a huge downer to me, so I never picked up 4. But now I'm hearing all these wonderful things about it an I'm curious as to whether it would just be another wasted investment.

@Areez said:

@wolf503:

I was let down by AC3 but Black Flag has redeemed this franchise for me. This easily one of the best games I have played so far this year. I was really surprised by how addicting the game play is on the pirate ship. The open nature of the sea and all of the side missions, mini games have provided me with hours of fun!

I can see how some people felt let down by AC3, but for me, I always felt like more of a badass in AC3 then I did in any other AC game, I love fluid gameplay and the story stepped up a little bit compared to Brotherhood, although Revelations had a pretty damn good ending. 2 definitely did really well in narrative and set the bar for the franchise there, but they didn't live up to that aspect in the following titles. And the gameplay in ACIV did get better, it still feels a bit reskinned at times but with everything going on in the game it's kind of hard to notice which isn't easy to pull off. lol

ive been contemplating buying a copy for my 360. seen as i have pre-ordered a copy for the Xbox One. I absolutely love the franchise and im so exited for black flag. Its a shame i still have 14 days to wait :/

I unfortunately had to cancel my PS4 pre-order since PS4 doesn't let you record via capture devices, I also didn't want to wait xD I plan on getting it again on PS4 at somepoint, maybe I'll use that discount thing they give you.

@n3rdcor3 said:

I fell in love with this game when i saw the 30 mins walkthrough. This looks like the best of all the AC games.

Same, I pretty much knew I'd love the game within the first 30mins. It gets better and better too.