‘Assassin’s Creed 4’ Reviews Wave The ‘Black Flag’ Of Victory

The Assassin’s Creed 4 reviews have set sail, and critics love the adventures of Edward Kenway and his pirate friends.

Ubisoft went out of their way to make their latest romp in the world of assassins worth dropping anchor for, and with the next gen consoles coming next month, the game has a lot to live up to.

The Assassin’s Creed series has always had a shaky run, as some gamers consider it boring and others eagerly await every game. Admittedly after Assassin’s Creed 2, the series lost a lot of what made it interesting. The release of two semi-sequels to Assassin’s Creed 2 may have been to blame. This time around, some of the more favorable factors have returned, as hidden caverns are back along with one city bringing back the rooftop parkour that Assassin’s Creed 3 abandoned.

The Assassin’s Creed 4 review from The Escapist says that the game takes what some people couldn’t get enough of in the last title, the naval battles, and opens up the whole Caribbean, letting you go wherever you want. The protagonist Edward Kenway leaves his home to become a pirate because he’s tired of being a poor peasant, and the rest is history. Speaking of history, some of the most infamous pirates join him on his quest, such as Blackbeard, Woodes Rogers, and Charles Vane. The ability to take on any vessel you find interesting and conquer wherever you like makes this chapter in Desmond Miles’ memories feel more like a sandbox title than ever. A sandbox filled with water, that is.

GameRevolution says in their Assassin’s Creed 4 review that this time around, you don’t start out as an assassin or born into it. As you progress as a pirate, you just kind of find yourself wandering deeper into the battle between Assassins and Templars, as the Templars are obviously the ones in charge, per usual. As you go, you learn to hack your coworkers’ workstations and discover information Abstergo doesn’t want you to know, so the hidden intrigue is still there.

Gamespot‘s Assassin’s Creed 4 review tells us that Edward Kenway faces a struggle from the beginning. He quickly finds himself enjoying his hijinks across the Caribbean, even though it conflicts with his desire to return to England a wealthy and respected man. The feeling of conquest helps revive the series in an unexpected way as you set your sights on distant lands and pillage them by any means necessary.

According to the Assassin’s Creed 4 reviews, if you’re a pirate at heart, you should set sail and grab yourself a copy.