Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag tells the story of Edward Kenway, a young British man with a thirst for danger and adventure, who falls from privateering for the Royal Navy into piracy as the war between the major Empires comes to an end. Edward is a fierce pirate and seasoned fighter who soon finds himself embroiled in the ancient war between Assassins and Templars. Set at the dawn of the 18th Century, the game features some of the most infamous pirates in history, such as Blackbeard and Charles Vane, and takes players on a journey throughout the West Indies during a turbulent and violent period of time later to become known as the Golden Age of Pirates.
The war waged between the Assassins and Templars is far from over. After saving the world in Assassin's Creed III, players must now step into the head of a new modern day protagonist and take on the Animus simulation once more, this time as Haytham Kenway's father, Edward. Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag puts pirates in the spotlight, which for the series is a much welcome change. It's no Feudal Japan (come on Ubisoft!) but exploring the Caribbean with a crew of scurvy pirates and navigating treacherous waters on my trusty ship was one of the most exhilarating moments I've had in the series thus far. Weigh anchor and hoist the mizzen! An ocean of exploration The Assassin’s Creed series has constantly tried to outdo itself through each... Read Review