Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag - Ask GameSpot

Chris stands in for Shaun and barrages Kevin with your questions about Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag on this weeks Ask GameSpot.

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198 comments
deadbatzzz
deadbatzzz

well AC 3 was full of glitches and was  scripted and the game didn't have much content

erMonezza
erMonezza

As Much as I enjoyed AC1 and AC2 (saga), AC3 was just a big disappointment, AC4 looks bland. They should've gone with a new character unrelated to AC3 characters. That instantly puts me off.

Izzy Yamcha Reza
Izzy Yamcha Reza

I stealth regardless in AC games. Not doing so would defeat the purpose unless you have no other choice.

Johnny Durp
Johnny Durp

There's no point to stealth when you can just walk up to an army of bad guys and destroy them by mashing a couple buttons. The difficulty on these games are locked on potato mode.

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Jordan Reid
Jordan Reid

More excited for this than i am for gta5 due to the free roam with ships.

Stephen Berks
Stephen Berks

Oh, was there a stealth aspect in this series?

Jake Parker
Jake Parker

The hostage situation was a good idea adds more stealth aspect.

wgerardi
wgerardi

Chris seems like a pretty cool guy when he isn't reviewing Spec Ops: The Line.

C0nv3rsE_VIP
C0nv3rsE_VIP

why the heck ppl want more and more ship play time on next ac, yeah dont get me wrong i like the ship experience, but the main thing why i like ac and im a fan of it is because of the all hidden "gadgets", stealth killing, "parkour" experience, etc, etc, etc. please dont try to change the essence of a game just cuz u guys get a good feedback with the ships experiment. just my opinion, long live the Assassin's

kik4444
kik4444

In AC4, are gonna have more reasons to get out of the animus? Cause in AC1, you only had to exit to sleep, in AC2 you couldn't and you only exited when the story told you to, in ACB you could exit when you wanted to, but you had NOTHING to do outside, in ACR you only got out at the end of the game in a cutscene and the only times where you HAD to get out of the animus in AC3 was to get those things to unlock more rooms in the cave. So I ask you, in AC4 will we have any reason to get out to do something that's not story related?

eddieham13
eddieham13

I find there is a serious lack of nautical puns in this video.

Nforspeed
Nforspeed

gamespot has some good show I never knew about.. been missing out.

GOGOGOGURT
GOGOGOGURT

Chris and VanOrd are my favorite editors.

gamer-clemm
gamer-clemm

40% of the game will be epic! While 60% will be great!

ohjtbehaaave
ohjtbehaaave

No online "Shit Battles"?   00:46

Damn I was looking forward to playing some Battleshits.

quickshooterMk2
quickshooterMk2

so no online ship battles?

the same rehashed multiplayer... same game... 

FUCK YOU UBISOFT!!!!!!

crashmer
crashmer

ACIV keeps getting better everytime I see it 

bf210
bf210

The soundtrack was my favorite thing about AC3. Sucks that Lorne Balfe isn't coming back.

Subaru1980
Subaru1980

I am sure the game will be great. Assassin's Creed III was not that bad, but it really desapointed a lot of fans. The world and graphics are similar to the very good Far Cry 3.

justcool2
justcool2

at 01:13

He wasn't even wearing a watch on that wrist. LOL! :D 

Tribesmaster
Tribesmaster

There's not enough good pirate games out there.

robertcain
robertcain

AC3 missed out on online naval battles, now AC4 avoids them as well where it's the most opportune time to add them in! Does anyone remember splitscreen pirate battles in Sly 3: Honor among Thieves on PS2? They worked out pretty well! AC4 should expand on that concept!

no_fear_in_hell
no_fear_in_hell

Its all fine and dandy with this... after all, you cant go wrong with a pirate game... :P 

But what about some love for Shadowrun Returns? When is your review of that coming up, Kevin?

eddieham13
eddieham13

I am looking forward to this game but I think they may have noticed how everyone is asking for naval multiplayer that they are saving it for DLC at a later date after conveniently not being able to get it working how they want it.

lemoi
lemoi

Really like this format, good job guys!

Dirk_McHardpeck
Dirk_McHardpeck

People who are complaining about ship battles can go play Sid Meier's Pirates. ;)

Kain-Blayde
Kain-Blayde

@erMonezza Criticizing a game that you haven't played or even watched a walkthrough, is a sign for you to get a new hobby.

darkPSPfan
darkPSPfan

@C0nv3rsE_VIP completley agree. Ship battle is cool but nowhere near so much I'd want a full game of it

kik4444
kik4444

@C0nv3rsE_VIP But you're still gonna be able to do all that. Let's just hope that Ubi learned their lesson from AC3

4le_breVVer
4le_breVVer

@C0nv3rsE_VIP 100% agree with you. The ship combat might be fun. But it's still a gimmick to the franchise. 

eddieham13
eddieham13

@quickshooterMk2 So the multiplayer defines the game does it?

Nope, if your playing any AC game for the multiplayer than your doing it wrong.

Chris_Watters
Chris_Watters moderator staff

@Dirk_McHardpeck I played sooooo much Sid Meier's Pirates GOLD! for the Sega Genesis back in the day. My enjoyment of that game is the main reason I'm interested in ACIV.

Chris_Watters
Chris_Watters moderator staff

@Dirk_McHardpeck I did, but for some reason, I didn't get into it. I think my clouds of nostalgia may have obstructed my ability to appreciate it on its own merits.