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Five Reasons Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Is Better Than Its Predecessor

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
Features
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Animus, Assassin's Creed III, Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, Ubisoft, Ubisoft Montreal

The final touches are being applied to our AssFlag review, but here are five reasons why Black Flag marks a return to form after the somewhat divisive AC3...

A pirate's life for me

Five Reasons Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Is Better Than Its Predecessor
Pirates will always be cool. The Romanticising of buccaneers and privateers-turned-pirates presents a fantastic opportunity for an open world game. When I spoke to lead writer Darby McDevitt back at Gamescom a few months ago, he'd said that this was a story he'd always wanted to write, and that the decision to tell the Kenway family saga led to a situation where the dates fell nicely into place.

It's not difficult to see why the time period and location make for a cracking setting for an open world title. For starters, the systemic nature of Ubisoft's world-building in AnvilNext makes for an ocean packed with targets, dangers, and opportunity. The Tropics make for versatile settings, with bustling ports and dense jungles often sharing a single island.

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Amacio: Desmond's Story 'Set To End On December 2012'

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
Animus, Assassin's Creed, Assassins Creed Revelations, Desmond, Ubisoft

Amacio: Desmond's Story 'Set To End On December 2012'

Assassin's Creed: Revelations creative lead Alexandre Amacio has strongly hinted that Desmond's narrative arc will come to an end next year. With Revelations set to finish off Ezio's trilogy, the Ubisoft Montreal man has suggested that there are multiple character arcs, and that Desmond's will be done next year.

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