Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Sets Sail for the Caribbean

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Can we walk around on the boats and climb on the boats while they are moving? I always wanted to be sailing on a boat jumping between boats and boarding all while the ships were moving!

Hmmm. Well, so far it definitely sounds really interesting. I'll probably still hold out until I can get it used, given how ACR and ACIII kind of left me burned out on the series.

"...a dynamic open world naval adventure..."

You can't imagine the epic fistpumps I'm performing right now. They are piercing the heavens with hype.

Moblin88:
Can we walk around on the boats and climb on the boats while they are moving? I always wanted to be sailing on a boat jumping between boats and boarding all while the ships were moving!

On Dtoid they said that you will be able to ship jack in real time. :)

http://www.destructoid.com/assassin-s-creed-iv-will-include-shipjacking-247658.phtml

Idk about moving around though normally, but I would assume you probably can.

this really sounds interesting and promising. maybe i give it a shot after all. at least AC3 ending wasnt that horrible as that of ME3.
will keep an eye on it.

OK, after being a little disappointed about AC:III (only a little, It was still very enjoyable, just not what it could have been), I am VERY much looking forward to this! It's an interesting direction to take something started in sprawling cities.

I just hope they manage to keep the sense of freedom that I and II had - III, despite the size, felt a lot more constrictive, to me at least.

So instead of hay, will there be piles of gold laying around that I can dive into like Scrooge McDuck?

... This is going to be one of these games where I'll have a definite urge to buy it, and then pirate it anyway, just to get in the mood.

Oh! wanna bet you go find the wreck in the future to find cues/cool artifact?

And immediately I'm more interested in this than I was in Assassin's Creed 3. Pirates are awesome and the ship-to-ship fighting was interesting, fun and well done in AC3.

"intimidating sea creatures ripe for harpooning"

Please......thanks. After the AC3 sea monster turned out to be diving eqp, i would love the chance to hunt sea monsters. So will this be whales and giant squid? Or some similiar to lock ness monster? ;-)

I found AC3 quite enjoyable actually, which does put me in the minority. So far all we have is a cinematic trailer, but damn, i'm hyped. 4 pistols and dual swords?

This will be fun

Isn't Assassin's Creed supposed to be about, I don't know, ASSASSINATING?
I wasn't interested in Assassin's Creed III because it had huge ships. In fact, without any monolithic megastructures and satisfying shanking, I wasn't interested in AC3 at all. I plowed through the game completely ignoring the side missions because I just wanted to wrap up Desmond's story so I could move on to a more engaging game.
And now that I have, and the new Assassin's Creed looks set to completely shelve what I liked about the early games, I don't even intend to acknowledge the existence of this title beyond telling everyone why I don't intend to acknowledge the existence of this title.

The first truly naval open world game?

I think not.

"Sid Meier's Pirates!" says hello.

I remember when this game was about sneaking up to dudes and stabbing them with a wrist knife thingy.

Oh well, gonna pass but I'll probably play it at a friends house. Never bought AC3 but I did try the naval missions and they were pretty fun.

Jailbird408:
Isn't Assassin's Creed supposed to be about, I don't know, ASSASSINATING?
I wasn't interested in Assassin's Creed III because it had huge ships. In fact, without any monolithic megastructures and satisfying shanking, I wasn't interested in AC3 at all. I plowed through the game completely ignoring the side missions because I just wanted to wrap up Desmond's story so I could move on to a more engaging game.
And now that I have, and the new Assassin's Creed looks set to completely shelve what I liked about the early games, I don't even intend to acknowledge the existence of this title beyond telling everyone why I don't intend to acknowledge the existence of this title.

I agree with the Assassinating part. Each game in the series has moved further and further from core aspect of the first game. Perhaps Ubi should do what CoD did and lose the "Assassin's Creed" part of the title and give this one a more meaningful name.

The ship combat in AC3 was ok, but cumbersome. You can either see where you are going, or aim, since the main cannons fired from the broadsides. Naval combat felt shoehorned in, but to be honest, that could describe almost all of AC3's content. Not being American, or that interested in American history (Europe's is better and there's much more of it), most of the cameos by famous people went completely over my head.

Casual Shinji:
"...a dynamic open world naval adventure..."

You can't imagine the epic fistpumps I'm performing right now. They are piercing the heavens with hype.

50...i say again...50 locations! this is going to be huge!

I am so hyped for this! however i will be keeping an eye on it...and will undoubtedly make up my mind when i see the review.

Captcha: Just Dance...Don't worry Captcha, I WILL! *Harlem Shake*

It's funny to see Ubisoft embracing piracy.

This does sound like something refreshing. I am excited about everything we know so far. Especially jungles. They said that they still have 3 major cities in the game, plus all the other exotic locations and of course the open seas. Magnificent. I might get a PS4 for this.

Yeah... I don't care about this game. I will likely never buy it.
AC3 was terrible, and I just don't see the story going anywhere I care to explore. Ubisoft's overextension of the series and the money-grubbing ways it's been doled out (excised game parts sold as expansions, "what if" DLC being put out in pay-per-episode format, etc) have just killed any goodwill I have left for the series.

And frankly, as fun as the naval missions were, there should be MORE of them, not a game ABOUT them. Either the series trademark assassinations will suffer, or the ships stuff will become monotonous, like the Great Sea in Wind Waker.

I have no problem with this concept. It sounds like a blast, what I do have a problem with is that this isn't Assassin's creed anymore. This is a pirate game. Why does this need the assassin's creed label? Why have we now gone back in time? What does this have to do with Desmond?

Ubisoft could have easily made a completely new game, with new IP with these mechanics and given it a new title and then maybe... "Uses the assassin's creed 3 engine" or something just as easily hype-ful.

As a great man once said "What is it with you and NOT stabbing people?!"

arc1991:
Captcha: Just Dance...Don't worry Captcha, I WILL! *Harlem Shake*

THIS...IS...SPARTA! *kicks arc1991 into THE PIT for doing that travesty of a dance*

OT: This should prove interesting to say the least. Although I should point out one thing...

NINJA were believed to be assassins...so does this mean we'll be playing as a ninja pirate of sorts? Shouldn't the paradox of that character create a singularity that wipes out all of existance?

It'll take a lot to get me into Assassins Creed after Revelations and III, both of which were so severely disappointing I lack any will to finish them. I'm going to just make a educated guess and say it'll not be much good, but I suppose I'll keep a half-eye on it just in case it surprises me.

So all in all, "Meh".

yo ho ho and a bottle of wot?
seems kinda wierd but interesting...

Sounds pretty neat. Hopefully they can deliver, though I'm not sure whether to be excited or apprehensive at the thought of two Assassin's Creed games being released in the same year.

I basically consider Watch Dogs to be an AC game in a modern setting.

I was expecting to see a game like this, it was only a matter of time.

But I never would have suspected that it would be an Assassins Creed game.

I don't see why some people are planning to write off the game just because of its title. Sure, at this point it would make more sense to name the game 'Rouges Creed' to encompass assassins and pirates but I still don't see why this should be an issue. Anyway, we already know that the Assassins guild is not just made up of assassins but also mercenaries, prostitutes, and computer geeks. I don't see anyone complaining about how none of the Templars past the first game weren't actual Templars from the Crusades.

I'm hoping they can figure out how to make engaging characters now that the veil of intrigue is completely torn down. It worked well in ACI where we had no idea what was going on and everything in Desmond's meta-story was mysterious, new, and exciting. ACII lead to more mystery and made things even more exciting (for me at least) but then nothing happened to take the character or the storyline forward. The events at the end of Brotherhood were another shot at intrigue, but that's where it began to feel contrived. We got to delve into Desmond's past and it was 'artistic' but not engaging or interesting. His mental collapse was a needless detour. In fact, everything after the events of ACII seemed to exist for the sole purpose of making an excuse for making more games with less meaning while attempting to maintain the same level of intrigue. The problem was that 'intrigue' was there only trick. They tried to keep everything all wrapped up in mystery but the mysteries never actually meant anything, nor were they working to some larger resolution. After the revelation of Juno everything was just needless, pointless, and bland fluff.

Desmond was supposed to be the special one, the guy who had learned lifetimes of assassin training and we were all expecting him to scale the walls of Abstergo HQ and beat the living crap out of modern day Templars, starting with Vidik. That would have been a fun and fitting end to the character and the series. Instead Desmond became a nameless, faceless, emotionless vehicle who nobody cared about save for the potential he could have had.

The ending of ACIII was another attempt to be all mysterious and full of intrigue, but nobody cares anymore.

If anyone working on the AC series wants to have some REAL intrigue in their game then they need to do some research in philosophy and actually put something firm behind the veil. They hint at greater truth, but its all smoke and mirrors. The Assassins and the Templars don't actually stand for anything except a reason to kill blokes in a video game. All their hinting about greater causes, religion, meta-truths, and anything else that could have a shred of meaning is simply that, hinting. The hinting is just smoke and mirrors, mind games, mental candy spread a mile wide and 1/2 inch deep. We might as well have no story line and replace it with a series of random combat, mini-games, video cut scenes, and... oh wait...

Part of the problem is that they CAN'T say anything outright lest they break the Prime Directive that comes from being a 'multicultural multifaith organization' namely that they might offend someone.

As far as I'm concerned, they blew it. I was invested in Desmond and while the first two games set him up for incredible potential his adventures, his life, and his sacrifice were meaningless. They could have had a kick ass trilogy and then branched out from there, but they didn't. What can we expect from further games? Probably more of the same and I am tired of it.

Assassin's Creed now a game about Pirates. I have to wonder how are they gonna make enphasis in the naval misions without drying them out. We have to consider that the naval missions were entertaining and interesting because they were a break from monotonous running around not being an assassin, feeling mostly like a Time Squad member.

DVS BSTrD:
So instead of hay, will there be piles of gold laying around that I can dive into like Scrooge McDuck?

That would be amazing.

Also, I understand how some people have become disillusioned with the AC games, but they are perhaps my second favorite series of all time behind Mass Effect.

Im still wanting for an AC game set in fuedal Japan, but i think i can hold off for another year if this is what im getting...

I was upset that AC3 contained so little real assassination missions, but if Sid Meyer's Assassin Pirates is what it was leading to, it makes it all worthwhile. PIRATES.

glad to see ac progressing further and further away from everything that was awesome about the first game. naval combat was pretty cool, but all this extra bullshit just leaves less room for awesome free running and graceful, acrobatic in your face murder. not impressed ubisoft. unless i know for a certainty that this game has adequate free running, which ac3 did not btw, i wont be buying it

Loved the naval missions of AC3. Would have loved that "at the helm" viewpoint in Port Royale or Pirates! But, if I have to put up with a contrived Assassin's Creed plotline to play more of them, I'm okay with that.

As long as the free running flows like the Ezio saga I will get it. AC3's free running was terrible...felt clunky.

Don't forget to preorder it folks! *sigh*

As cool as it might well turn out to roam the seas as a pirate-assassin, it still just feels too soon. I've been over it before but this whole yearly release schedule grates on me a bit. I like at least a few years in between games in a series to actually have enough time to start looking forward to it.

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