15 Minutes of Exclusive Open World Piracy with Assassin's Creed

Cam and Martin delve into the open world of AC4 complete with hunting, shark catching and underwater booty (not what it sounds like). Y'arrr!!

Discussion

731 comments
python1026
python1026

Im glad theyre focusing on emersion for this one.

gamefreak215jd
gamefreak215jd

Wish there was more coverage on the cities you are going to visit in the game.

chaizeriley
chaizeriley

First of all, they should only have you hunting animals that are like sick or something, like a purpose for killing them. Also, those diving barrels shouldn't just have one use, that's pretty stupid. Those among other things are areas that need improvement in AC, even though the series has come a long way.

moonlightwolf01
moonlightwolf01

So the historical tourism part is basically dead now but having checked out the game at eurogamer I've got to say the pirate simulator stuff is actually great fun and lets face it how many really good games about pirates have we got these days. I'mgoing to ignore the story and the ACIV stamp on the box and play this as a pirate simulator that way I can enjoy it.

daveg1
daveg1

graphics are impressive..

grumpytrooper
grumpytrooper

well to be honest I was in two minds whether to get this or not as I thought it would be all samey samey but now after seeing the shark hunting and the diving it has swayed me more towards buying it. the idea of looting sunken ships is very appealing as I don't recall any game allowing you to do this before (underwater I mean) 

afwazrehman
afwazrehman

i liked 1st and the 2nd games. because they were based on exploring history not hunting sharks and crabs.they have changed the game in a pathetic pirating simulator

ns0l
ns0l

Do you really enjoy hunting cats and crabs

VakarianGirl
VakarianGirl

Oh yay - so what we have is yet another installment of Assassin's Creed: Big Game Hunter.  Fan-freaking-tastic.  

Because never mind exploring exotic locations, or learning about the history of the region you are in (ala-AC1), or actually doing some meaningful work towards your end-goal........no.  What I *really* want to do is spend hours of my life maiming small, innocent animals.

TommyT456
TommyT456

This is what happens when games come out on current and next gen at the start of the next gens life, yes the graphics are improved but they don't truly make it next gen. The animation and everything else in the game is exactly the same, they haven't added anything to make it feel like the next evolution in gaming, they've just upped the graphical fidelity. Nothing wrong with that early on in a new consoles cycle because games need to also run on current gen but I am looking forward to eventually seeing what the new consoles can really do when developers move on from the "it's got to run on PS3 and 360" restrictions. And I expect it to be someone like Naughty Dog, Rockstar or Bethesda, or maybe a game like The Witcher 2 that will start that trend.

On another note I like that they've incorporated the Far Cry 3 structure because that was one of the things that made that game world a joy to be in.

PAL360
PAL360

I lost the interest in AC games after the second one, but this looks good....and it's 1080p60 :o

adward22
adward22

:) as long its available on xbox360  i have no problem...its time for piracy

i will play AC4 black flag with all downloadable content DLC free on my jittaged Xbox360

^_________^ free world of no money

^_________^

for sad stupids ....go milk your money  for expensive dlc and buying  full game retailer version .......:)


macca366
macca366

More videos with Martin, he makes me laugh

edviges
edviges

this is a very beautiful game. beware PETA!

tightwad34
tightwad34

I may be nitpicking a bit, but judging be the size of that shark's head in the link pic, it seems that the sharks in their world may be quite a bit longer and larger than the 20-25 footers we have. Could you imagine if we had the 50 footers they had going waaaaayyyyy back? Or the 80 foot crocs?

pyosisified
pyosisified

Oh man... what happened to gaming... How did a form of art depreciate into this soulless garbage? You won't even remember this game in 2 years time let alone 20+ years, everything has become a generic dumbed down clone. 

Horndawgie
Horndawgie

Nothing epitomizes gamers like the 2 comments below mine. Pathetic. Get over yourselves and try to enjoy life.

billnye69
billnye69

Game looks great, I've loved all the games in the series. Haters can go f*** themselves. 

killdot1335
killdot1335

Garbage.. just garbage! Can't believe this Shi* is next Gen...

BlackGenjii
BlackGenjii

I read in a game magazine that certain things were left out of AC3 so that they could be put in AC4. If you ask me, what's the point of doing that when you could just simply put those things in the current game, witch would add more to the game and make it richer. Overall if you ask me it kind of seems like a cop out, maybe I'm wrong or being harsh, but that's how I feel (I am fully aware that developers have to make their new titles interesting in order to get gamers to want their product, so that they can make money).

aXeem316
aXeem316

this game is extremely disappointing when compared to its predecessors - imagine assassin 1 and 2 and then this....very sad

BlackGenjii
BlackGenjii

Dear JDFS,

How do you rate games without having to write a full review? because I looked on your profile page and saw that you gave some games a rating, but when I went to one of them to see the review for it there was no review. I would really like to know how I can rate games without having to write a review for them. I'd appreciate your response.

p.s. I'm a brand new user, so I'm still new to all of this. In fact, if any of user wishes to respond, please do so... it would be really helpful and much appreciated.

ns0l
ns0l

How can a game be so great in just 9 months of development. And a Next Gen.

You guys believes this sh*t?

You can make a great movie in 9 month. But not a game. It'll be just right then.

Kairysama
Kairysama

Main reason I fell in love with AC series was the whole recreating the Cities and Buildings and being able to explore them not Pirate simulation :<

ns0l
ns0l

AC is full of nothing. The fighting is the best thing in this game, but not after ACB. The controlling went bad after that. In AC3 you don't have to push several buttons to play, Just one button will do everything. Just sit like a cow and try to convince your mind that you are really doing this. Sometime I lose conor in the crowds. Where is he?

They really have to rebuild the controlling from point 0. Or just make like God of War. (Combos and the whole stuff, I love it that way).

BlackGenjii
BlackGenjii

I must be very tired because I totally just realized that there was nothing wrong with that whole "but" part in my post that I wrote two story's down. does that make sense? 

BlackGenjii
BlackGenjii

I'm aware that my last post (witch to be honest I'm really not into posting or writing forums or any of that sort of thing, I'm just doing it because I'm really bored right now), has an issue at the end there, the but in "but this one seems like it will be promising" part. You know what I mean. Also if anyone can tell me if any of the AC games are worth playing (if only even for a first time play through), that would be very nice. Thank you.

BlackGenjii
BlackGenjii

To be honest I have never played through any of the assassins Creed games (although I did play a little bit of the first one and thought that it seemed very slow and rather boring). But this one seems like it will be promising, I hope. 

JDFS
JDFS

I loved AC2 but AC3's hunting was shit, so was the gameplay, I hope ACIV won't be the same!

BlackGenjii
BlackGenjii

There is nothing in this game, from what I can see, that couldn't have been done on the PS3 or the 360.

shreddyz
shreddyz

@afwazrehman don't forget the awesome beach lizards that you can make a wallet from.

Celiria_Rose
Celiria_Rose

@VakarianGirl because its not like you have historical citiies and places to explore.... oh wait thats in the game.

Well its not like the game will have database entries on historical land marks, people and places.... oh wait that will be there to.

Well its not like there is a story aside from hunting.... oh wait thats in the game as well.


What was your point again?

tightwad34
tightwad34

@Horndawgie LOL. I remember leaving a comment a while back that was very similar to yours, but I was a bit nicer.

BlackGenjii
BlackGenjii

@ns0l Sorry for asking that dumb question, I realize that you already told me what I needed to know. Thank you ns0I. 

BlackGenjii
BlackGenjii

@ns0l  does AC 3's one button control thing feel like you don't have control of your character, because if it's like that, then I'm not interested in playing it. Please respond?  

adward22
adward22

if you out of money go ask y girlfriend to give you some money to buy  your crap .....moron  ^__^

just kidding ......

 

poeple can do whatever they want  ...iam happy of using current gen ...i never have doubt  should i buy next gen soon or later or maybe ..  i buy it in 2014 whats the rush?

if you think poeple wanna buy next gen just for crap FPS ..y are totally wrong ...all designers and developers are using same 30 fps for upcoming games and a little sometimes 60   ...its just beginning to understand and experience  it and the price is too expensive to buy next gen  not all poeple have the money to buy it ......

you havent  Guessed  why they making version for current gen cause poeple still love it and cant forget it they had great long time with it..and in my opinion they will have much fun than you fan next gen with current gen cause they playing the same games you play it ...and less money in fact they are happy dont care the crap fps or any of your crap call it

current gen is still powerful and  has nice graphics sadly poeple start  forget it

^__^ ...one more time ....you are moron


if next gen coming doesnt mean i  wil buy  it  before the poeple .....i wait for discount the price

contentedness is Inexhaustible treasure and life is not all about money and greed  ....remember this Dictum may change your life :)

enjoy ...... ^__^

ns0l
ns0l

@BlackGenjii @ns0l Yes, It's true. Everything in AC3 is wonderful and better than the previous versions. But the controlling in fights is so bad. And other movements are kinda locked. Like the Autopilot, (the computer will do it for you.)

Ships controlling is really great in this game. You'll love them. so as commanding troups missions.

But the story is great you don't wanna miss it.

BlackGenjii
BlackGenjii

@punkdsk8erdude @BlackGenjii I'm so tired that I forgot for a moment that AC4 wasn't exclusive to Xbox One and PS4. Sorry about that, I guess it's not good to type while drowsy.  Pweese fworgive me. lol 

BlackGenjii
BlackGenjii

@ns0l @BlackGenjii I'm big on story and I've never played a game with ship sailing before (other than that pirates game from Bethesda, witch I thought was a terrible game riddled with many technical and gameplay issues), I guess I'll just have to grin and bare the combat problems. I just hope that the combat isn't too poorly done or too difficult for that matter.