History YMMV / AssassinsCreedIVBlackFlag

23rd Jul '16 1:00:38 PM DrakeClawfang
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** The Charge attack, gsined by beating all four legendary ships. A bit unwieldy to use sometimes, but on a successful ram, the enemy vessel will instantly be crippled to boarding status. Even a ''man-o-war'' will be brought down in one hit from a charge.
22nd Jul '16 2:53:20 PM DrakeClawfang
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* ThatOneBoss: ''El Impoluto'' is by far the toughest Legendary Ship of the five. It's just as tough as the other four, but whereas their gimmicks were fairly simple to deal with, the ''El Impoluto'' features a massive ram that can do massive damage to your ship, taking off a full health bar if you don't brace against it. It's also terrifically fast, so much so it can easily catch up to you even if you full speed away from it, and it can turn on a time at a moment's notice. Finally, it has powerful broadside cannons. All in all it's a LightningBruiser of a ship that can take massive punishment, evade poorly-aimed fire (especially mortars), and use its ram and cannons take you out with only a few shots. Even with elite upgrades, it's a challenge to sink.

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* ThatOneBoss: ''El Impoluto'' is by far the toughest Legendary Ship of the five. It's just as tough as the other four, but whereas their gimmicks were fairly simple to deal with, the ''El Impoluto'' features a massive ram that can do massive heavy damage to your ship, taking off a full health bar if you don't brace against it. It's also terrifically fast, so much so it can easily catch up to you even if you full speed away from it, and it can turn on a time dime at a moment's notice. Finally, it has powerful broadside cannons. All in all it's a LightningBruiser of a ship that can take massive lots of punishment, evade poorly-aimed fire (especially mortars), and use its ram and cannons take you out with only a few shots. Even with elite upgrades, it's a challenge to sink.
22nd Jul '16 2:52:13 PM DrakeClawfang
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* ThatOneBoss: ''El Impoluto''. It's as tough as any of the other Legendary Ships, but it's also ridiculously fast, so much so that the ''Jackdaw'''s mortars and fire barrels are all but useless. That just leaves getting in close for broadside volleys...which leaves you exposed to ''its'' broadsides...or, worse, its turbo-charged ram.

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* ThatOneBoss: ''El Impoluto''. Impoluto'' is by far the toughest Legendary Ship of the five. It's just as tough as any of the other Legendary Ships, four, but it's whereas their gimmicks were fairly simple to deal with, the ''El Impoluto'' features a massive ram that can do massive damage to your ship, taking off a full health bar if you don't brace against it. It's also ridiculously terrifically fast, so much so that the ''Jackdaw'''s mortars it can easily catch up to you even if you full speed away from it, and fire barrels are all but useless. That just leaves getting in close for it can turn on a time at a moment's notice. Finally, it has powerful broadside volleys...which leaves cannons. All in all it's a LightningBruiser of a ship that can take massive punishment, evade poorly-aimed fire (especially mortars), and use its ram and cannons take you exposed out with only a few shots. Even with elite upgrades, it's a challenge to ''its'' broadsides...or, worse, its turbo-charged ram.sink.
7th Jul '16 5:29:04 AM Morgenthaler
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** Blackbeard unsurprisingly, though whether he's a darkhorse when he's an obvious crowdpleaser is up for debate. Still the LighterAndSofter, TheMentor / TheObiWan who is AFatherToHisMen approach to this legendary bad guy made him incredibly endearing and cool while making him no less awesome.

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** Blackbeard unsurprisingly, though whether he's a darkhorse when he's an obvious crowdpleaser is up for debate. Still the LighterAndSofter, TheMentor / TheObiWan who is AFatherToHisMen approach to this legendary bad guy made him incredibly endearing and cool while making him no less awesome.
29th Jun '16 7:13:16 PM nombretomado
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* BadassDecay: Retroactively this comes into play. [[spoiler: In the ''[[AssassinsCreedForsaken Assassin's Creed Forsaken]]'' novelization, we see Edward's final fate, dying in battle in a fight against a bunch of random mooks (one of whom is killed by ten year old Haytham) when as a captain he was a scourge of the navies and could easily tackle multiple enemies at once and he was still fairly young. There's the fact that he was attacked at the dead of night and maybe hadn't been active for years, and he did put up a fight but still, all in all, a fairly ignominious end.]]

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* BadassDecay: Retroactively this comes into play. [[spoiler: In the ''[[AssassinsCreedForsaken Assassin's Creed Forsaken]]'' ''Literature/AssassinsCreedForsaken'' novelization, we see Edward's final fate, dying in battle in a fight against a bunch of random mooks (one of whom is killed by ten year old Haytham) when as a captain he was a scourge of the navies and could easily tackle multiple enemies at once and he was still fairly young. There's the fact that he was attacked at the dead of night and maybe hadn't been active for years, and he did put up a fight but still, all in all, a fairly ignominious end.]]



** After the game came out, people liked the game but debated on whether it was a true AssassinsCreed game or just a pirate game with the main series holding on as an ArtifactTitle, with some wondering if it would not be better as a pure pirate game with all the Assassins Vs. Templars stuff taken out (Not helping was Ubisoft releasing a poll asking ''just that''.)

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** After the game came out, people liked the game but debated on whether it was a true AssassinsCreed ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'' game or just a pirate game with the main series holding on as an ArtifactTitle, with some wondering if it would not be better as a pure pirate game with all the Assassins Vs. Templars stuff taken out (Not helping was Ubisoft releasing a poll asking ''just that''.)



** Readers of Literature/AssassinsCreedForsaken know that Edward did [[spoiler:live and was made a fool by Reginald Birch.]]

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** Readers of Literature/AssassinsCreedForsaken ''Literature/AssassinsCreedForsaken'' know that Edward did [[spoiler:live and was made a fool by Reginald Birch.]]
29th Jun '16 1:34:53 PM DrakeClawfang
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* DracoInLeatherPants: While not shirking from emphasizing the fact that Pirates do live off plunder, the game's perspective on the pirate's republic and the relative egalitarianism of their life over that of the Law enforces like Woodes Rogers and Julien du Casse makes many players openly root for the Pirates over the Templars and Assassins, with some lamenting [[spoiler:Edward joining the Assassins and becoming a ReformedCriminal, preferring him to remain a pirate forever instead]].

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* DracoInLeatherPants: While not shirking from emphasizing the fact that Pirates do live off plunder, the game's perspective on the pirate's republic and the relative egalitarianism of their life over that of the Law enforces enforcers like Woodes Rogers and Julien du Casse makes many players openly root for the Pirates over the Templars and Assassins, with some lamenting [[spoiler:Edward joining the Assassins and becoming a ReformedCriminal, preferring him to remain a pirate forever instead]].


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** TheReveal that [[spoiler:Kidd is actually a woman]] may come off as a CaptainObviousReveal since [[spoiler:"Kidd" is obviously voiced by a woman, and looks quite a bit more effeminate than the other male pirates.]]
1st Jun '16 9:38:25 PM 43110
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** [[spoiler: Bartholomew Roberts is especially a disappointment since he's made out to be the BiggerBad of the Caribbean and Edward's AlwaysSomeoneBetter as a pirate, and he's also a HumanoidAbomination, a reincarnation of the God of Death in many old religions. Given this buildup, you would be forgiven for expecting, at the very least a {{Magitek}} based BossFight on the order of the Altaïr-Al Mualim or Ezio-Rodrigo Borgia or even Connor's fight with King Washington in the DLC.]]

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** [[spoiler: Bartholomew Roberts is especially a disappointment since he's made out to be the BiggerBad GreaterScopeVillain of the Caribbean and Edward's AlwaysSomeoneBetter as a pirate, and he's also a HumanoidAbomination, a reincarnation of the God of Death in many old religions. Given this buildup, you would be forgiven for expecting, at the very least a {{Magitek}} based BossFight on the order of the Altaïr-Al Mualim or Ezio-Rodrigo Borgia or even Connor's fight with King Washington in the DLC.]]
27th May '16 5:05:00 PM nombretomado
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* LateArrivalSpoiler: The game spoils a big plot twist from ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIIILiberation'' [[spoiler: (the main character's mother Madeline is really a Templar)]], which came out less than a year earlier for the PlayStationVita and was re-released in 2014.

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* LateArrivalSpoiler: The game spoils a big plot twist from ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIIILiberation'' [[spoiler: (the main character's mother Madeline is really a Templar)]], which came out less than a year earlier for the PlayStationVita UsefulNotes/PlayStationVita and was re-released in 2014.
17th Apr '16 7:57:39 PM Nohbody
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* AnnoyingVideoGameHelper:
** A downplayed example. Adéwalé constantly shouts advice Edward's way during naval battles, but as Edward's quartermaster, that's pretty much his job. Moreover, the only reason that he wasn't captain of the ''Jackdaw'' to begin with... is because he's [[spoiler:black. (Edward admitted that their initial crew of rescued prisoners was too racially prejudiced to accept Adéwalé as captain, even though Adéwalé was obviously more experienced, so in a sense Adéwalé was also TheManBehindTheMan.)]]
** If you want to board a ship, don't engage it near a captured fort. The fort will blow it out of the water well before you can get into position.



* MostAnnoyingSound: The narrator's [[StopHelpingMe "helping"]] whenever an AI starts lowering your chest bar in Wolfpack. Since it informs you every time an enemy so much as touches a chest, and there's always +1 chest to your player count (to prevent players just sitting on one), it often results in the game shouting a near-constant stream of information at you:

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* MostAnnoyingSound: The narrator's [[StopHelpingMe [[AnnoyingVideoGameHelper "helping"]] whenever an AI starts lowering your chest bar in Wolfpack. Since it informs you every time an enemy so much as touches a chest, and there's always +1 chest to your player count (to prevent players just sitting on one), it often results in the game shouting a near-constant stream of information at you:



* StopHelpingMe:
** A downplayed example. Adéwalé constantly shouts advice Edward's way during naval battles, but as Edward's quartermaster, that's pretty much his job. Moreover, the only reason that he wasn't captain of the ''Jackdaw'' to begin with... is because he's [[spoiler:black. (Edward admitted that their initial crew of rescued prisoners was too racially prejudiced to accept Adéwalé as captain, even though Adéwalé was obviously more experienced, so in a sense Adéwalé was also TheManBehindTheMan.)]]
** If you want to board a ship, don't engage it near a captured fort. The fort will blow it out of the water well before you can get into position.
12th Apr '16 9:53:25 PM Eagal
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