Assassin's Creed Black Flag Review
Posted: 8 months ago, last updated 5 months ago.
This Assassin's Creed game added ships and seafaring combat for the first time. You could still explore cities and regions, but this provided resources and crew to acquire, upgrade and pilot ever bigger ships. Through the game you explore the West Indies and in particular the cities of Havana, Nassau, and Kingston, along with numerous islands, sunken ships, and forts.
The focus on a huge open world is strong with fewer barriers to exploration. You can take on the game at your own pace and direct the narrative as you see fit -- although the main through-line remains linear.
- Assassin’s Creed Season Pass - exclusive Kraken Ship pack, a new story.
- Time saver: Resources Pack
- Time saver: Technology Pack
- Time saver: Activities Pack
- Time saver: Collectibles Pack
- Death Vessel Pack
- Illustrious Pirates Pack
- Crusader & Florentine Pack
- Freedom Cry
Rated PEGI 18+ for frequent strong violence and strong bad language. The game contains realistic bloody violence throughout and it is also possible to kill civilian characters. The game also contains the use of the word '*!@?*'.
ESRB MATURE 17+ for Blood, Sexual Themes, Strong Language, Use of Alcohol, Violence. Players can also engage in swordfights with armed soldiers on ground; players can also employ stealth kills using various weapons (e.g., concealed blades, blow guns) to incapacitate enemy soldiers. Some sequences depict pistol shots to the head and characters getting impaled. Large blood splashes appear when enemies are injured, and blood is sometimes depicted around corpses. During the course of the game, the dialogue references sexual material (e.g., “when you catch a dose from a whore and must treat it with quicksilver” and “they come here to sell their slaves. . .but they stir up trouble and violate our women”). Players ' character can purchase and consume alcohol at taverns, resulting in screen-distortion effects; one prolonged sequence depicts a drunken character having hallucinations. The words “f**k,” “sh*t,” and “c*nt” are heard in the dialogue.
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