If you have been a die-hard fan of Assassin’s Creed franchise then it also must have occurred to your mind that what connection a notorious pirate holds with the rest of the Assassin’s order.
We do know that the lead protagonist of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag – Edward Kenway – is somehow related to Desmond Miles but what connection he holds with Altair or Ezio is still unknown.
What we saw at E3 this year was well explained and sheds light on Edward’s career but at the same time fails to connect the Assassins and Templars into this setting.
Don’t mistake our confusion with complaining! We were as excited to see the game in action as many of you were. When it’s about Ubisoft, you are guaranteed to have a life-time experience. Have no doubts about that.
Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag revolves around the golden era of pirates. However, once again, Ubisoft has failed to explain the relationships between Edward and many other famous persons that are featured in the game, including Blackbeard and Calico Jack, etc.
The main foundation unto publisher is holding this time is not the storyline surrounding the lead protagonist but the rich and never-ending environment. Players would be able to sail across oceans and the cities surrounding them, each with its own distinctive environment.
From what we saw, it was really hard to regard this as one of the Assassin’s Creed game. Everything has been changed about the game except for the combat system and a stealthy approach towards things. You can say that whatever Assassin’s Creed III has introduced in this franchise, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag is taking that to a whole new level.
The gameplay demo that we saw features Edward’s ship in pursuit of another ship and then engaging in a cannon-firing combat. A lot of which we have already seen in Assassin’s Creed III. After doing enough damage to the enemy ship, Edward’s crew then boards the enemy ship with Edward helping them with any means possible.
After defeating the enemy ship, you will then have the option of either hiring its crew or make them slaves. Loot the ship and repair your own with that material or sale them for profits. It’s all upto you. After the battle ended, Edward went to the shore to begin exploring again.
As I have said before, the main highlight of this game is open-world and the publisher is focusing more on a huge game with a ton of things to explore than the main storyline.
And maybe people at Ubisoft do know that they are taking a big risk by separating the franchise from its roots.
Therefore, they have predicted that Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag might sell fewer copies than rest of the Assassin’s Creed games. However, you never know, may be turning the tables like this will attract a whole new audience. Right now, it’s too early to say anything. And we hope that they don’t screw this one up.
Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag is all set to release on October 29TH, 2013 on Xbox 360, Playstation III and Microsoft Windows.
The game is also announced for the next-gen consoles but no exact release date is provided. For more information of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, stay tuned to Segmentnext.
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