Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag.

🇧🇷Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag” is the sixth canonical game of the franchise, which arrives for the current and new generation consoles, and not forgetting PC players, developed by Ubisoft Montrealalong with seven other studios from the company. The title carries a new spirit and direction for the serieswith a setting at the beginning of the century XVIII, approaching the universe of pirates, so you can expect a lot of cheating, dirty games, looting and looting. Stunning visuals, an engaging “Piratesque” narrative, and a whole new range of exploration and combat options. We we really liked what we saw and now you can check out what we think of “black flag” in our review below.

Scrub the deck, you mangy dogs!

The story begins in 1715 and shows us the ambitious protagonist Edward Kenwaya noted young pirate and privateer, father of Haytham Kenway and grandfather of Connor Kenwayplayable characters from “Assassin’s Creed III🇧🇷 The game starts with a furious dispute of pirate ships on the high seas, under an incessant storm. Your boat is destroyed and after some flashbacks and nearly drowning, you eventually reach a tropical island, this place where a frantic pursuit of a member of the clan of the Murderers🇧🇷 Counting more than that would spoil the experience for those who haven’t played it yet.

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag

This is just the tip of the iceberg of a fantastic adventure that develops little by little, with charismatic characters, starting with the protagonist himself, a anti hero who doesn’t exactly follow the booklet and ideals of the good guys, after all, he’s a pirate. As in previous games, the story is divided into two partsthis one in a historical setting in the past, and another in the modern present, which begins after the events of “Assassin’s Creed III🇧🇷 But don’t worry, if you’ve never played any of the series’ games, you’ll generally understand what’s going on in “black flag🇧🇷

As always in franchise games, the real historical context is also present, starting with the more than 50 locations in the game’s open world. Beautiful scenery such as the sea of caribbean, tropical islands, caves and caves full of treasures (and murderous thieves), Mayan ruins, among others. We have three main cities here: Havanacapital of Cuba, with Spanish influence; kingston, British town surrounded by tobacco plantations; and nassauhome base of the Bahamian buccaneers, the most traditionally pirate zone in the game.

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag

Real pirates from that era are also part of the package, like the English Benjamin Hornigold (who later became a pirate hunter, chasing down former allies), Charles Vane🇧🇷 calico jackthe pirate woman Anne Bonnye and probably the most famous pirate of all time, the fearsome Black beard🇧🇷 Recreations of historical events are also present virtually, such as the robbery of Bartholomew Roberts to a fleet of 42 Portuguese ships, the sinking of solid gold from the Spanish fleet off the coast of Florida or the abandonment of a historical figure on a deserted island.

King of the Seven Seas

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag

As was to be expected, the vast majority of Breathtaking action takes place on the high seasin disputes against rival pirate groups, who can attack in small and fast boats, or in gigantic, heavier ships, but with a more powerful and deadly arsenal of cannons. Storms may appearmaking the scenario even more chaotic, but sometimes they can give you tactical advantages (like using water ripples as protection), since rival ships are also affected by them.

But in addition to combat, it is possible explore various islands and locations scattered in the blue immensity, such as villages and settlements, some only reached after upgrading and evolving your frigate, the “Jackdaw” – but for that you have to put your hand in your pocket. Other aspects related to water involve exciting hunting of whales or sharks with a harpoon (as cruel as it may seem, even PETA revealed its displeasure with this part of the game) and even underwater explorationin search of submerged wrecks full of treasures, which are found at the bottom of the ocean, or simply to admire the beautiful aquatic visuals – a system that is unprecedented in the series and that further increases the mechanics and fun of the game in general.

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag

but the ones like the action on land have not been forgottenand features that made the series famous are back, like the stealth action and of course, the murders – refining everything that worked previously, and correcting the flaws. The parkour elements also return, and Edward can climb buildings, do dazzling stunts that would make Spider-Man jealous and jump from great heights. It is possible to hunt animals on land as well, in search of supplies or materials to make new equipment – ​​a simple system, but that ends up being a lot of fun. O artistic design is impeccabledepicting the era with buildings, typical costumes, weapons (several available, which can be upgraded), treasures, rum, equipment (like the spyglass, often used by pirates) and of course, various types of ships.

The Scenes of the Present focus more on stealth in the offices of the Abstergo industry, using eavesdropping and computer infiltrations, to discover the company’s secrets. These parts are done in first-person perspective, and of course are the most boring and tiring about the game. Another point that was strange is the system of target marking, mainly used to follow someone on the sly. Despite being useful, the transition of enemies in the scenarios is confusing, and it is difficult for us to know the exact location of their position, which is confused with walls, walls and other barriers.

Make the deck shine, even if it’s with your dirty faces!

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag

The visual aspect, as already mentioned, is very beautiful, presenting a vast colorful and very well lit world – the view of the Caribbean waters is unforgettable – with a level of impressive details, even when arriving in towns, islands or forests. Each location has its typical customs and settings, in a meticulous work by Ubisoft in terms of historical references and artistic design, which certainly deserve congratulations.

THE sound part is also worth mentioningstarting with its soundtrack signed by the Hollywood composer Brian Tyler, responsible for films such as “Iron Man 3”, “Thor: The Dark World”, films from the “Fast and Furious” series, among other blockbusters. He worked a little with games, but was responsible for the great score of “Far Cry 3“, also from Ubisoft. There are many action themes that fit perfectly with sailing the seven seas, as well as slower songs full of tension. “Piratesque” and “Caribbean” themes are also present, and you can even feel a certain influence of “Pirates of the Caribbean” here.

At voiceovers are excellent, expect to hear a lot of Spanish and British English, sometimes both together, as at that time there was a transition between peoples. Highlight for the pirates who use profanity and alcoholic debauchery without limits. The game is dubbed and subtitled in Brazilian Portuguese, but the dialogues are a bit weird and it has its ups and downs, but over time we ended up getting used to it and appreciating the excellent work they did in the localization for the brasucas.

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag