History YMMV / AssassinsCreedIVBlackFlag

16th Nov '16 6:57:52 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Surprisingly, for a blank-slate protagonist, the Abstergo Entertainment employee has this going. The story makes it seem as though John from IT is bullying you from one hacking operation to the next, threatening to scapegoat you if you don't go along. If you've been taking advantage of the hacking skills he's taught you and used the security access he's granted you to gleefully hack your colleagues' terminals and computers, then what does that say about you as a character? Are you just in it because of John's threats? Are you just a bit overly curious after seeing the tidbits that John had you dig up for him? Or, are you gleefully exploiting everything that John has done for you because you enjoy accessing restricted information? Or, at least after a certain point, are you just pissed that [[spoiler: your employer has drugged and imprisioned you and, as the final insult, your annoyingly perky boss comes on the intercom to tell you to get back to work?]]

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Surprisingly, for a blank-slate protagonist, the Abstergo Entertainment employee has this going. The story makes it seem as though John from IT is bullying you from one hacking operation to the next, threatening to scapegoat you if you don't go along. If you've been taking advantage of the hacking skills he's taught you and used the security access he's granted you to gleefully hack your colleagues' terminals and computers, then what does that say about you as a character? Are you just in it because of John's threats? Are you just a bit overly curious after seeing the tidbits that John had you dig up for him? Or, are you gleefully exploiting everything that John has done for you because you enjoy accessing restricted information? Or, at least after a certain point, are you just pissed that [[spoiler: your employer has drugged and imprisioned you and, as the final insult, your annoyingly perky boss comes on the intercom to tell you to get back to work?]]
2nd Nov '16 8:04:32 AM joxo
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** 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.)]]

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** 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.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.)]])
14th Oct '16 1:07:20 PM theenglishman
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** Under certain conditions,[[note]]the Legendary Ships' AI will only be hostile with Edward at the wheel, so if you refuse to take the helm of the ''Jackdaw'' after the boss' introductory cutscene, the boss will continue sailing with "neutral" AI[[/note]] [[BonusBoss the Legendary Ships]] can be stealth-boarded and then [[OneHitKO sunk with one cannon]] just like any other ship. It works best with ''[[LightningBruiser El Impoluto]]'', but can even be done against ''[[DualBoss HMS Fearless]]'' [[DualBoss and]] ''[[DualBoss Royal Sovereign]]'' with enough patience and fortuitous wind.
12th Oct '16 8:23:55 PM erforce
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** Charles Vane, who even has his own fanclub (the "Vaneglorious Bastards"). A good portion of his appeal comes from his voice actor, Ralph Ineson, who has a very deep, guttural voice (sort of in the same zone as [[PiratesOfTheCaribbean Commodore Norrington]]).

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** Charles Vane, who even has his own fanclub (the "Vaneglorious Bastards"). A good portion of his appeal comes from his voice actor, Ralph Ineson, who has a very deep, guttural voice (sort of in the same zone as [[PiratesOfTheCaribbean [[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean Commodore Norrington]]).



** 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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** What? You expected a pirate game ''not'' to have a suspiciously similar version of the ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' theme? (Indeed, one of the battle themes)
21st Sep '16 6:00:19 PM DrakeClawfang
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** Slavery has been, [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped justifiably]], discredited to such an extent that the game's many sympathetic moments given to a character like Woodes Rogers feels hollow, since he sees nothing wrong in operating slave ships. What makes Rogers worse is that as a Templar, he's supposedly enlightened and free from the prejudices of the time (like Torres seems to be) which you can make a case is true for Laurens Prins, a career criminal who's certainly not making a claim to be the man who'll solve all of humanity's problems. But he still goes ahead with it. His dismissal of Edward Kenway for breaking down everything that "made our civilization is great" is especially galling, since even Edward, a cut-throat LowerClassLout who even the Assassins find hard to put up with, knows that slavery is a horrible crime against humanity and he would never earn money from it, even if its more profitable than piracy. And not only did fellow Templar Julien du Casse actually become a sell-sword (hence how he ended up with the Templars) in the first place because he quit the slave trade, but Rogers is still in it despite their own Templar Grand Master specifically telling him "''to divest yourself of that sick institution''"... though Rogers turns it around by asking him the difference between enslaving ''some'' men as per the slave trade, and enslaving ''all'' men as per the Templar goal.
** The fact that most of the navy ships you sink are essentially serving to enable safe passage for the Atlantic Slave Trade, which was still active and legal at the time, makes shooting them down a lot less guilt-free than it would have been, with most of those soldiers JustFollowingOrders and lacking the guts of the Pirates to build something of their own, even if it was a doomed experiment in democracy.
22nd Aug '16 3:58:57 AM DrakeClawfang
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* DesignatedHero: Even for the AntiHero standards of this series, Edward ''really'' pushes the limits of how far he can go while still being the hero. As a pirate, he routinely attacks and destroys innocent militia ships and kills sailors just doing their jobs, he actively undermines authority and law, cares nothing about the Assassins and their goals or ideals (at first), and does this all because he's OnlyInItForTheMoney. He even implies he would be willing to work for the Templar if they paid him well, and indeed he cuts a deal with them during the game to hand the Sage over to them for a spot of coin.
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.
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