Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag Review
As a yearly franchise, the Assassin’s Creed games seem to have become comfortable making incremental changes while simultaneously staying true to their original formula. Black Flag represents the largest shift the series has seen since the confusing and convoluted Templars vs. Assassins story line began nearly 10 years ago. Whereas previous Assassin’s Creed games tried to tack on new mechanics to an increasingly complicated story every Q4, such as the ability to recruit and conduct an order of assassins in Brotherhood, Black Flag ditches the familiar for what feels like an entirely new game. And honestly, that departure is the most attractive part of the latest iteration in the series.
- December 11, 2013