‘Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag’ for PS3 review
By Steven Cayer, Senior Columnist
Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag sends you sailing the high seas of the Caribbean, plundering every ship that gets in your way.
Some fans of the series were skeptical of the new game because many didn’t like Assassin’s Creed III (AC3) very much—myself not included. But Ubisoft has made a hit with the latest installment in the series.
Black Flag is a prequel to AC3 and it’s a story of a new Abstergo employee in present day tasked with doing research on Edward Kenway, the grandfather of the main character of AC3, Connor Kenway.
It’s the year 1715 and pirating is at the peak of its time. The game starts off a lot faster than its predecessor; no five-hour tutorial here.
It begins with Ed running into a travelling merchant who is being held hostage by privateers. Being a pirate, Ed has to steal one of the uniforms. There I go again, doing too many side quests and not enough main missions. To be fair, though, that’s exactly what you’re going to do in this game. Near the beginning, you get your own ship, the Jackdaw.
The map in Black Flag is probably one of the biggest I’ve explored, including around 50 completely optional islands to explore and take over as your own. There’s just so much you can do, and that’s only the beginning.
The online multiplayer option is still prevalent here and it’s never been better. If only it had online naval battles.
Needless to say, you’re going to have trouble putting this one down. Now let me get back to my game.