History YMMV / AssassinsCreedIVBlackFlag

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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12th Apr '16 9:42:52 PM Eagal
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** The bloody sailing.

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** The bloody sailing.Far far too much emphasis on the sailing, exactly the same problem that ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'' had.
12th Apr '16 9:40:02 PM Eagal
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* SoCoolItsAwesome:
** The sea shanties are regarded as this. The ShownTheirWork archival folk music, while not necessarily period specific (with some AnachronismStew and ArtisticLicense applied), which your pirates sing has made some people sail at slower speeds just to listen to the songs. Also the tavern songs, some have literally hung out there just for the songs.
** All four Legendary Ship battles.

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* SoCoolItsAwesome:
** The sea shanties are regarded as this. The ShownTheirWork archival folk music, while not necessarily period specific (with some AnachronismStew and ArtisticLicense applied), which your pirates sing has made some people sail at slower speeds just to listen to the songs. Also the tavern songs, some have literally hung out there just for the songs.
** All four Legendary Ship battles.
bloody sailing.
22nd Mar '16 10:23:20 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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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 Pierre]], [[AristocratsAreEvil Marquis de Fayet]], the BigBad of the ''[[Characters/AssassinsCreedIVBlackFlagFreedomCry Freedom Cry]]'' DLC, is the Governor of Port au Prince. He is [[BaitTheDog initially presented as less racist then the other slave masters and out to calm the violence, 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 numbers 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.
6th Mar '16 7:15:03 PM Odacon_Spy
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* AntiClimaxBoss: By now, a staple of the series with [[spoiler: Laureano de Torres being a Platform Puzzle boss, who as an old man, dies with a single air-assassination.]] But its also played straight with others like [[spoiler: Benjamin Hornigold and Black Bart]] who you would expect to put up more of a fight. The game's Legendary Ships are far more tough than any story-mission boss, either on land or at sea. Especially galling in the case of Hornigold since his sea fight is against a Schooner, the weakest class of ship, when in real life, he had a 30 gun sloop.

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* AntiClimaxBoss: By now, a staple of the series with [[spoiler: Laureano de Torres being a Platform Puzzle boss, who as an old man, dies with a single air-assassination.]] But its also played straight with others like [[spoiler: Benjamin Hornigold and Black Bart]] who you would expect to put up more of a fight. The game's Legendary Ships are far more tough than any story-mission boss, either on land or at sea. Especially galling in the case of Hornigold [[spoiler:Hornigold]] since his sea fight is against a Schooner, the weakest class of ship, when in real life, he had a 30 gun sloop.
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.



* 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"]].



* 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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