Minerva Help Me, This New Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag Trailer is Awesome

I think that I’ve been pretty vocal in my condemnation of Assassin’s Creed 3 over the past year. I thought it was barren, janky, scatterbrained and didn’t fit the mold of what I’ve come to expect from an Assassin’s Creed game. In short, it left me wary of future installments in the franchise.

Since Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag was announced a few months ago, I’ve been rather lukewarm about it. Sure, it capitalizes on the best part of AC3, the naval battles, but being a successor to that game would it travel the same dark road? This new gameplay video narrated by game director Ashraf Ismail shows how closely Assassin’s Creed IV is hewing to the older games and what’s changed for the next adventure.

I’ve got to admit, Black Flag is looking pretty solid. The naval combat has had a tactical layer added on to it with the spyglass, and the return of free-form assassination contracts rubs me in all the right ways. So what do you guys think? Does Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag look like it has some promise, or are appearances deceiving?

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5 thoughts on “Minerva Help Me, This New Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag Trailer is Awesome”

  1. I was finally able to find 13 minutes to watch it and my god I want this. Sure I’m weary after number 3 but this thirteen minutes really has turned me around.

  2. I’ll be keeping an eye out for reviews, but it will take quite a lot of Assassin’s Creed to rope me back in. This game has a lot of potential, but then again, so did ACIII.

  3. Ugh, why does this one actually look good? But as Drell said, i was fooled by the videos of ACIII, as well…

    But still, all the open world stuff, and all the seamless transitions really reminds me of that first video I saw of Skyrim. I… maybe want to play this. Damn you, Ubisoft!

  4. I think i speak for most of the internet when i say SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!
    ACIII was a mess, but the naval combat was done so damn well. I’m hoping since it’s a main part of 4, we will see another brotherhood caliber game here.

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