History YMMV / AssassinsCreedIVBlackFlag

27th Jan '16 7:18:23 PM mlsmithca
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* SurprisinglyImprovedSequel: Critics have praised the game for taking what worked in ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIII'', particularly the sailing while cutting down the railroading, creating a much more open and nonlinear experience. It is generally considered the best title in the Franchise since ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII'', the offical MagnumOpus of the Franchise.
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* SurprisinglyImprovedSequel: Critics have praised the game for taking what worked in ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIII'', particularly the sailing while cutting down the railroading, creating a much more open and nonlinear experience. It is generally considered the best title in the Franchise since ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII'', the offical MagnumOpus of the Franchise.''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII''.
15th Jan '16 1:00:38 AM Anddrix
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* TakeThatCritics: The narrator of Connor's video says that Abstergo Entertainment also give thought to the idea of focusing on Connor's pre-Assassin years, but determined that while the setting might interest "educated" viewers, it would be "too foreign" for [[ViewersAreMorons "normal" audiences]] to relate to, complete with a claim that [[BlatantLies the omnipresence of his people (in the context of depicting Connor's early years) would necessarily preclude "balance" with which to tell "the true story of America"]].
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* TakeThatCritics: The narrator of Connor's video says that Abstergo Entertainment also give thought to the idea of focusing on Connor's pre-Assassin years, but determined that while the setting might interest "educated" viewers, it would be "too foreign" for [[ViewersAreMorons "normal" audiences]] audiences to relate to, complete with a claim that [[BlatantLies the omnipresence of his people (in the context of depicting Connor's early years) would necessarily preclude "balance" with which to tell "the true story of America"]].
5th Dec '15 4:37:57 PM Eagal
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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: ** "Half Moon Run - Full Circle" from the E3 2013 trailer. ** Also from E3 (This time the cinematic trailer) is Sigur Ros- Brennisteinn. ** From the "A Pirate's Life on High Seas" trailer is "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTXe1ZhJ25o Randy Dandy Shanty]]." ** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8xeZ0RqmP8 Anne Bonny's performance of "The Parting Glass."]] Especially in its context. ** The Music for Freedom Cry is also beautiful. ** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-4cehMzljs The High Seas]], which plays during naval combat, is quite exhilarating, especially when you're doing well against the enemy ships. ** Phantom Power's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3eca9ziDEGY Colossal Crash]], which plays during the "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPqPrTGI-D4 Pirate Heist]]" trailer.

* FanNickname: Abstergosoft for Abstergo Entertainment. For obvious reasons. ** The game is either called ''Pirate's Creed'' or ''Grand Theft Man o'War''. ** The DLC, ''Freedom Cry'' is known as ''Adewale Unchained''. * FoeYay / HoYay :
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* FanNickname: Abstergosoft for Abstergo Entertainment. For obvious reasons. ** The game is either called ''Pirate's Creed'' or ''Grand Theft Man o'War''. ** The DLC, ''Freedom Cry'' is known as ''Adewale Unchained''. * FoeYay / HoYay : FoeYay:

* MostWonderfulSound: You never get tired of rushing to your ship with the crew cheering you as you get behind the wheel and Adewale announces, --> ''"Captain at the helm!"''

* [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap Rescued from the Scrappy]] [[ScrappyMechanic Mechanic Heap]]: Optional objectives have undergone an overhaul. While they can still be quite challenging, you no longer have to get them all at once to get 100%. You can play through while only striving for one, then replay a memory looking to get another. Each time you'll only be told you got 80 or 90% synchronization, but the menu will confirm 100% synch. Couple this with Ubisoft having ''finally'' learned about the notion of checkpoints in the previous game means these are no longer an exercise in controller-breaking frustration. At least not as much. Some still suck.

* SurprisinglyImprovedSequel[=/=]EvenBetterSequel: Critics have praised the game for taking what worked in ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIII'', particularly the sailing while cutting down the railroading, creating a much more open and nonlinear experience. It is generally considered the best title in the Franchise since ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII'', the offical MagnumOpus of the Franchise.
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* SurprisinglyImprovedSequel[=/=]EvenBetterSequel: SurprisinglyImprovedSequel: Critics have praised the game for taking what worked in ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIII'', particularly the sailing while cutting down the railroading, creating a much more open and nonlinear experience. It is generally considered the best title in the Franchise since ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII'', the offical MagnumOpus of the Franchise.

* SurprisinglyImprovedSequel[=/=]EvenBetterSequel: Critics have praised TakeThatCritics: The narrator of Connor's video says that Abstergo Entertainment also give thought to the game for taking what worked in ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIII'', particularly the sailing idea of focusing on Connor's pre-Assassin years, but determined that while cutting down the railroading, creating setting might interest "educated" viewers, it would be "too foreign" for [[ViewersAreMorons "normal" audiences]] to relate to, complete with a much more open and nonlinear experience. It is generally considered claim that [[BlatantLies the best title in omnipresence of his people (in the Franchise since ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII'', the offical MagnumOpus context of the Franchise.depicting Connor's early years) would necessarily preclude "balance" with which to tell "the true story of America"]].

* TakeThatCritics: The narrator of Connor's video says that Abstergo Entertainment also give thought to the idea of focusing on Connor's pre-Assassin years, but determined that while the setting might interest "educated" viewers, it would be "too foreign" for [[ViewersAreMorons "normal" audiences]] to relate to, complete with a claim that [[BlatantLies the omnipresence of his people (in the context of depicting Connor's early years) would necessarily preclude "balance" with which to tell "the true story of America"]].
16th Nov '15 11:17:39 AM matruz
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* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: What? You expected a pirate game ''not'' to have a suspiciously similar version of the ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' theme? (Indeed, one of the battle themes)
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* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: SuspiciouslySimilarSong: ** What? You expected a pirate game ''not'' to have a suspiciously similar version of the ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' theme? (Indeed, one of the battle themes)themes) ** The music that starts playing when you are about to start the harpooning mini-game resembles a lot to the theme from ''Film/{{Jaws}}''
25th Sep '15 6:43:34 AM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: :[[FauxAffablyEvil Pierre]], [[AristocratsAreEvil Marquis de Fayet]], the BigBad of the ''[[Characters/AssassinsCreedIVBlackFlagFreedomCry Freedom Cry]]'' DLC, is the Governor of Port au Prince. He is presented as less racist then the other slave masters and out to calm the violence, when, in fact, it's quite the opposite. Slaves on Saint-Domingue and its surrounding territories are treated extremely harshly under his rule, brutal system of oppression. [[{{Hypocrite}} Despite his racism]], de Fayet also supports and frequents an African brothel. Later, when the Maroons end up freeing large ammounts of slaves, de Fayet orders slave ships about to be captured to be sunk with the slaves still on board, condemning them to drown while chained up. When he's tracked down to his estate, he's has slaves lined up to be tortured with a branding iron for information, shooting them when they don't comply. When Adéwalé, the hero of the DLC, finally has de Fayet at his blade's edge, de Fayet justifies himself with the belief that [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain blacks are less than human]] and he can do with them as he wishes.
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* CompleteMonster: :[[FauxAffablyEvil [[FauxAffablyEvil Pierre]], [[AristocratsAreEvil Marquis de Fayet]], the BigBad of the ''[[Characters/AssassinsCreedIVBlackFlagFreedomCry Freedom Cry]]'' DLC, is the Governor of Port au Prince. He is presented as less racist then the other slave masters and out to calm the violence, when, in fact, it's quite the opposite. Slaves on Saint-Domingue and its surrounding territories are treated extremely harshly under his rule, brutal system of oppression. [[{{Hypocrite}} Despite his racism]], de Fayet also supports and frequents an African brothel. Later, when the Maroons end up freeing large ammounts of slaves, de Fayet orders slave ships about to be captured to be sunk with the slaves still on board, condemning them to drown while chained up. When he's tracked down to his estate, he's has slaves lined up to be tortured with a branding iron for information, shooting them when they don't comply. When Adéwalé, the hero of the DLC, finally has de Fayet at his blade's edge, de Fayet justifies himself with the belief that [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain blacks are less than human]] and he can do with them as he wishes.
25th Sep '15 6:43:25 AM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: Governor Pierre de Fayet stands in stark contrast to the WellIntentionedExtremist Templars and tyrants of the modern era. The Governor of Port au Prince, de Fayet perpetuates the brutal system of oppression, having slaves treated worse than any other in the series. He also supports and frequents an African brothel. Late in the game, de Fayet has a slave ship sunk with the slaves still on board, condemning them to drown while chained below in a horrible, terrifying death. When he's tracked down to his estate, he's also seen torturing a slave with a branding iron for information. When Adewale, the hero of the DLC, finally has de Fayet at his blade's edge, de Fayet justifies himself with the belief the blacks are less than human and he can do with them as he wishes.
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* CompleteMonster: Governor Pierre :[[FauxAffablyEvil Pierre]], [[AristocratsAreEvil Marquis de Fayet stands in stark contrast to Fayet]], the WellIntentionedExtremist Templars and tyrants BigBad of the modern era. The ''[[Characters/AssassinsCreedIVBlackFlagFreedomCry Freedom Cry]]'' DLC, is the Governor of Port au Prince, de Fayet perpetuates Prince. He is presented as less racist then the other slave masters and out to calm the violence, when, in fact, it's quite the opposite. Slaves on Saint-Domingue and its surrounding territories are treated extremely harshly under his rule, brutal system of oppression, having slaves treated worse than any other in the series. He oppression. [[{{Hypocrite}} Despite his racism]], de Fayet also supports and frequents an African brothel. Late in Later, when the game, Maroons end up freeing large ammounts of slaves, de Fayet has a orders slave ship ships about to be captured to be sunk with the slaves still on board, condemning them to drown while chained below in a horrible, terrifying death. up. When he's tracked down to his estate, he's also seen torturing a slave has slaves lined up to be tortured with a branding iron for information. information, shooting them when they don't comply. When Adewale, Adéwalé, the hero of the DLC, finally has de Fayet at his blade's edge, de Fayet justifies himself with the belief the that [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain blacks are less than human human]] and he can do with them as he wishes.
30th Aug '15 1:30:09 PM MarkLungo
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** Is setting an ''Assassin's Creed'' game in the GoldenAgeOfPiracy a good idea, or just over-the-top and out of place? Was it a good idea to release another numbered sequel just a year after ''Assassin's Creed III''? Was it a good idea to make ''IV'' a {{prequel}} instead of going forward in the timeline?
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** Is setting an ''Assassin's Creed'' game in the GoldenAgeOfPiracy UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfPiracy a good idea, or just over-the-top and out of place? Was it a good idea to release another numbered sequel just a year after ''Assassin's Creed III''? Was it a good idea to make ''IV'' a {{prequel}} instead of going forward in the timeline?
29th Jun '15 7:59:20 PM MyFinalEdits
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Let's not sneak personal opinions here, please
* WinBackTheCrowd: After the disappointing ContestedSequel Videogame/AssassinsCreedIII, ''Black Flag'' managed to surprise critics who found themselves heavily enjoying the open world sailing aspect of the game. Today, it's considered one of the top entries in the series.
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* WinBackTheCrowd: After the disappointing mixed reactions garnered towards the ContestedSequel Videogame/AssassinsCreedIII, ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIII'', ''Black Flag'' managed to surprise critics who found themselves heavily enjoying the open world sailing aspect of the game. Today, it's considered one of the top entries in the series.
29th Jun '15 7:23:02 PM Joe9876
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* WinBackTheCrown: After the disappointing ContestedSequel Videogame/AssassinsCreedIII, ''Black Flag'' managed to surprise critics who found themselves heavily enjoying the open world sailing aspect of the game. Today, it's considered one of the top entries in the series.
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* WinBackTheCrown: WinBackTheCrowd: After the disappointing ContestedSequel Videogame/AssassinsCreedIII, ''Black Flag'' managed to surprise critics who found themselves heavily enjoying the open world sailing aspect of the game. Today, it's considered one of the top entries in the series.
29th Jun '15 7:22:51 PM Joe9876
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* WinBackTheCrown: After the disappointing ContestedSequel Videogame/AssassinsCreedIII, ''Black Flag'' managed to surprise critics who found themselves heavily enjoying the open world sailing aspect of the game. Today, it's considered one of the top entries in the series.
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